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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's a look back at some of our grooviest examples from the 1960s.

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

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


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10 Best Small Space Nightstands

If your bedroom is puny, you need a nightstand that won't take up much real estate while providing at least...


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15 Best Desks for Small Spaces

Think you don't have room for an office space? Think again. These beautiful desks for small spaces can fit anywhere!


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.

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Deals We Love: Bedding and Bath Decor

The Home Depot's "Days of Decor" sale is offering massive deals on just about everything. All bedding and bath decor...


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College Checklist for Kids Moving Off Campus

So you're moving off-campus? Use this college checklist to make sure you have everything you need for off-campus living.


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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Why Plants are Perfect Housewarming Gifts (and 5 Great Ones to Give!)

Houseplants help transform a new house into a home. Here are five reasons to give them to new homeowners especially,...


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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Patio Style Gift Basket

Hunting for a great Mother's Day gift idea? Mix-and-match these items to create a gift basket filled with outdoor decor...


10 Inviting Entryway Decor Ideas

Whether your entryway is large or small, there are some simple things you can do to make it more functional...


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...


How to Make a Sliding DIY Mirror Frame

Add modern styling and clever storage with this DIY sliding mirror project. Follow the entire process below.

10 Surprising Kitchen Items You’re Not Buying at Home Depot—Yet

Think beyond countertops and faucets when shopping at Home Depot for your kitchen. The store offers a surprising variety of...


Best Modern Cabinet Hardware

Whether you're going for the modern farmhouse, mid-century or minimalist look, cabinet hardware can make or break your decor style....


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10 Kids Bedroom Storage Ideas for Small Rooms

Yes, it is possible for a child's small bedroom to be tidy and uncluttered. The trick is to be thoughtful...


White Kitchen Ideas That are Still On Trend

All white kitchens are classic, modern and far from outdated. These timeless white kitchen ideas can work with nearly every...


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.


20 Easy Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Any Home

Modern farmhouse style has made a major impact on the decorating scene lately, and for good reason. Light and airy,...


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...


10 Ugly Air Vent Cover Upgrades

Don't let ugly air vent covers ruin your decor. Check out these great-looking upgrades you can purchase or DIY.

30 Dorm Room Ideas for First-Time Dorm Dwellers

Moving into a dorm room for the first time? Check out these dorm room ideas for what to buy, how...


10 Stunning Home Wine Cellars You Need to See

Having a home wine cellar not only gives you great access to your wine collection and a place to store...


13 Ways to Spruce up Your Kitchen for $5 or Less

Kitchen decor on a budget DOES exist, and you can give your space an update without calling in the construction...


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Make a Plastic Laminate Table Top

Make a super-solid top for a desk in one day


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...


All About Mini-Split Systems

A mini-split system can be mounted anywhere and is an economical alternative for ductless homes.