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Microwaves: What To Know Before You Buy

Finding the perfect microwave shouldn't be complicated. Use our tips to determine which one will best fit your needs, lifestyle and budget.

If You Have Frost in Your Freezer, This is What it Means

Freezer frost isn't just unsightly. It can impact food quality, cause a nasty odor and even weaken your freezer's efficiency....


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


How to Make and Install a Flushmount Sink and Countertop

Save on countertops by making them yourself with the luxury option of an undermount sink.


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The Real Reason Aluminum Foil Has a Shiny Side and a Dull Side

It's often debated, but we'll get to the bottom of this oft-asked kitchen question.

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8 Best Safe and Effective Dishwasher Detergents

The best safe and effective dishwasher detergents remove stains and food residue without harsh chemical smells and expensive price tags.


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Wine Glass Storage: How to Store Wine Glasses

Kitchen storage is always valuable real estate.

How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


How to Build a Custom Kitchen Island Using RTA Cabinets

Who doesn’t like more counter space? Building a kitchen island using ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets is an inexpensive DIY project to...


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


How to Unclog Anything

Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...

45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.


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Outdoor Kitchen Kits: 10 Best Picks to Consider

Outdoor kitchens are a backyard bonus. And outdoor kitchen kits make it easy to customize your design and respect your...


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DIY Kitchen Project: Off-the-Counter Produce Storage

This wall-mounted produce storage project also serves as a reminder to your family to eat fresh, healthy meals and snacks.


Kitchen Storage: Pull Out Pantry Shelves

Pull out shelves changed my life—and pull out drawers for cabinets will change yours, too!


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How to Make a DIY Spice Rack

The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick shows you a new use for a curtain rod.

18 Cheap Kitchen Updates That Look Expensive

Make your kitchen look like a million bucks—or at least more expensive than what you really paid for these updates....


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What to Know About Countertop Options

Countertops should be as functional as they are attractive. Here’s the scoop on some popular countertop materials.


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Are You Ready for a Built-In Grill?

If grilling is your passion and favorite pastime, do you think you're ready for a built-in grill? Here are some...


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8 Outdoor Kitchen Island Ideas

These outdoor kitchen island ideas will help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor cooking space. There's one to fit...


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Outdoor Kitchen: What To Know Before You Build One

Outdoor kitchens make the perfect focal point for outdoor living spaces. If you're planning on building one, here's what you...


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5 Best Paint Colors for Kitchens

Select a classic kitchen color combination from among these top five perennial favorites, as chosen by interior designers and color...


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10 Modern Breakfast Nook Ideas

A breakfast nook provides a cozy little spot for your morning cup of coffee, without feeling too stuffy or formal....


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Best Dishwashing Gloves For Your Different Needs

We found the best dishwashing gloves on the market to keep your hands dry and protected and your dishes sparkling.

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11 Clever Ways to Fix a Stinky Garbage Can

Having trouble with a stinky garbage can? Read on for fixes to deodorize trash bins in your home sweet, sweet-smelling...


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Where to Buy Kitchen Moodboard Products

View the products from our modern, coastal and rustic moodboards for The Getaway.


7 Best Induction Stoves for 2021

Shopping for a new stove? Here are the best induction ranges and cooktops on the market.


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8 Best Oven Cleaners

Remove baked-on greasy messes without a ton of scrubbing or scraping. These top oven cleaners outshine the competition.


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6 Best Smart Coffee Makers

Smart coffee makers streamline your morning routine, allowing you to start brewing a fresh cup from your smart device without...


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How to Organize Your Freezer From Start to Finish

Follow these simple steps to tame the chaos in your freezer, ensuring it's organized and stocked with food that's safe...