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How to Set Up Your House Before Leaving for Summer Vacation

Securing your home while you're away doesn't just mean locking your doors and windows. Make sure you take these steps so you don't come home to any unhappy surprises.

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10 Luxury Living Room Items to Consider

Here are 10 ways to make the most sink-in-able, most welcoming, most luxurious living room in your home.


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10 Best Living Room Shelving Ideas

Not sure what to do with that blank wall? Living room shelves add storage and style. Read on for 10...


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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...


The Overstock Spring Black Friday Sale Is Here

Black Friday is early this year. Get your hands on the newest spring trends for your home with this major...

10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


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The Best (and Worst) Projects for Your Home’s Resale Value

Are you looking for a specific renovation project that will improve the resale value of your home? Your return on...

Holiday Bathroom Decor You Have to See to Believe

Holiday decorations don't need to be confined to the living room and the outdoors. There are holiday decorations for just...


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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


10 Living Room Lighting Ideas We Love

Your living room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting for the right use. The...

12 Bad Home Decorating Habits You Should Stop Immediately

Are you guilty of these bad home decorating habits? Your design should make sense and not confuse your guests.


The Easiest Way to Hang A Gallery Wall

Learn how to create a gallery wall with these simple steps.


11 Coziest Throw Blankets for Your Living Room

Hygge, a Danish concept that basically means making your home cozy, is all the rage these days. While there are...


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Choosing a Coffee Table for Your Living Room

The living room coffee table provides form and function, tying the room together while serving as a resting place for...


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10 Best End Tables for the Living Room

Living room end tables are ideal for holding lamps or resting your drink. Plus, many are incredibly stylish!

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22 Uses for Super Glue You’ve Never Tried (But Should!)

You already use super glue when your child's favorite toy cracks, or for a quick repair to a broken living...


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


Living Room Paint Ideas Guaranteed to Transform Your Space

Trade out the old for something new and modern. These living room paint ideas are guaranteed to transform your space.


How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.


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8 Best Couches and Sectionals for Small Spaces

Even in the smallest spaces, there's room to make a big splash. Shopping for a comfy couch or lounge-worthy sectional...


10 Pieces of Furniture with Hidden Compartments

If you're looking to keep clutter at bay, you're in good company. Here are 10 pieces of furniture with hidden...


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How to Build an Easy DIY Desk for Kids

You can build this simple, wall-mounted DIY desk for kids in less than an hour!

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11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...


10 Trending Living Room Ideas You Should Know About

The living room may be overtaking the kitchen as the heart of the home. It's where you connect with family,...


Rustic Living Room Ideas We Love

Mix rugged, natural and cozy elements with warm tones to create the rustic living room of your dreams.


Trending Living Room Curtain Ideas

Curtains are the jewelry of your windows. They say so much about your personality and they enhance the aesthetic of...


DIY Box Shelves

Build a bunch of these DIY square wall shelves for less than $100


10 New Trends in Wood Trim

Is the trim in your living room looking a bit drab? Maybe your exterior trim needs a fresh coat of...