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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.

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...


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


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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...

Garage Makeover: How to Create the Garage of Your Dreams

Get the garage of your dreams one step at a time. This makeover includes high-capacity cabinets, a new garage door,...


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.

Kids Room Ideas That’ll Give You Instant Inspiration!

Before your kiddo takes over decorating their room and adorns their walls with the latest posters from Teen Beat magazine...


15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...


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.


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.


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

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


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

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


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100 Incredible Projects By DIYers Like You

From unique accent walls to crazy automotive creations, these real-life projects are as interesting and inspiring as the DIYers who...


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10 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Contact Paper

Tired of that drab looking bookshelf? Maybe your home office desk needs a bit of an update. Enter Con-Tact (the...


How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


7 Reasons to Rethink Buying Appliances at Superstores

When you decide to buy a new washing machine, fridge or power tool, it may seem only natural to make...


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Best Kitchen Backsplash Ideas For Dark Cabinets

Looking for the best kitchen backsplash ideas for dark cabinets? These are our recommendations.


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Best Kitchen Backsplash Ideas with White Cabinets

If you're searching for backsplash ideas with white cabinets, look no further!


Brilliant Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash isn't just for the kitchen. A backsplash will help protect the wall behind the sink from water damage...

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How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


5 Things You Need to Know About Vermiculite

If your home was built before 1990, you might have vermiculite insulation in your walls or attic.


Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash

This stainless subway tile is a simple kitchen backsplash you can install in one day


14 Showstopping Tile Backsplash Ideas To Suit Any Style

No matter what your style, taste or budget, you'll be sure to find something you like among these 14 beautiful...


10 Ways to Let Your Kids Help With DIY Projects

As a parent, it can be exciting, yet nerve-wracking when your child wants to "help" you with DIY projects. You...