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The Getaway

The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of talented editors and creatives are hard at work building an innovative and modern second home from the ground up in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, with the the finished result being revealed in our September issue.

What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


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...


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.

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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.

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12 Charming Door Knockers That Add Curb Appeal

Door knockers are an easy way to spruce up your entryway and give your guests a classic way to announce...


10 Expenses Homeowners Forget to Budget for When Planning an Extension

Adding an extension isn't cheap, and many homeowners forget to account for these costs when budgeting.


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Best Fireplace Decor Ideas

Uninspired fireplace decor is everywhere. That's why these 10 hearths caught our eye and we wanted to share them with...


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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.

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


12 Kitchen Items Under $25 We’re Buying From The Home Depot’s Huge Fall Sale

The Home Depot is having a huge sale. Here's what we're buying for our kitchens.


Don’t Hang Anything on Your Walls Until You Read These 9 Tips

Even the most beautiful painting or photo will look out of place if it's not hung properly. These tips will...


15 Front Door Décor Ideas You Can DIY

Change up your front door decor with every season, every holiday, every whenever you want with these amazing DIY ideas.


Removable Wallpaper: Would You Go There?

Removable wallpaper is the thing in home decor right now. Whether you have dark, repressed memories of removing wallpaper and...

Things You Can Do With a Reclaimed Barn Door

A reclaimed barn door can be more than a functional addition to your home—it can also help enhance your decor...


How to Build Window Cornices

Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought


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Easy Things You Can Do in a Weekend to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


12 Products Inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

You're ready to add ultra violet—Pantone's Color of the Year—to your decor, but you're not ready to take the plunge...


14 Ways to Embellish Your Home With Metallic Paint

You can bring trendy, tasteful gold, bronze and silver into your home decor with metallic paint on the walls, accent...


DIY Decorating: Frame Your Mirror With Glass Tile

A tile framed mirror that's a work of art