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      What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring

      Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense for you.

      12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

      Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


      Best Kitchen and Home Deals to Shop on Amazon Prime Day

      You can still save big on kitchen and home goods you've always wanted (and some you didn't even know you...


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      Energy Efficient Windows: What to Know Before You Buy

      With so many options to choose from, buying windows can be a tough job. Learn how to buy windows, with...


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      10 Things Your Roofer Wants You To Know

      There's more to roofing than knowing how to handle shingles and a nail gun. Homeowners: Get key insight here, direct...

      Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

      Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


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      What to Know About Frost Lines

      Frost lines are critical to construction in cold climates, but they’re important in mild regions, too. Learn what frost lines...

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      Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners

      Find the right hardwood floor cleaner to keep your wood floors looking their best.


      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...


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      6 Best Ceiling Paints

      Painting a ceiling isn't as difficult as you might think. With the right paint and a few helpful hints, you...


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      What To Know About Carpet Cleaning

      You owe your carpet some TLC. Keep it looking good and smelling fresh with these smart carpet cleaning strategies and...

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      How to Dry Your Wet Carpet

      Get your wet carpet dry and fluffy again with these tips and tricks, whether you're facing mildly damp or fully...


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      Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles: What Are The Differences?

      Metal and asphalt shingles are two of the most popular residential roof materials. Consider their differences so you can make...


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      How to Clean Carpets Without a Machine

      Want to clean your carpet but hate those bulky machines? Follow these DIY cleaning tips and methods to learn how...


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      Should You Pay to Have Your Gutters Cleaned?

      Functioning gutters are essential to a healthy home. So who should clean yours? Here are the pros and cons of...


      Design Your Small Bathroom with Space-Saving Items from Amazon

      These popular (and stylish!) products from Amazon will make your small bathroom more functional and beautiful.

      9 Best Laminate Floor Cleaners

      We sifted through the dozens of laminate floor cleaners on the market so you don't have to. Here are the...


      Images from Family Handyman’s Getaway Project

      Family Handyman's 'Getaway' project is officially underway! Keep an eye on this page for a glimpse at just some of...


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      Terrazzo: The Home Décor Trend You Should Know About

      Long-popular in mid-century modern homes, terrazzo has gone mainstream. Find out why this ancient flooring material stands the test of...


      10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

      Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


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      How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

      Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


      Home Improvement the Top Reason for Personal Loans During Pandemic

      More people took out personal loans for home improvement projects during the pandemic than any other reason, but loan usage...


      The Getaway

      The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


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      Exterior Home Building Materials: What To Know

      Building a new home or cabin? Know the kind of design and types of exterior building materials available and the...

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      10 Best Floor Cleaners

      For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep...


      The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

      From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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      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....


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      Homeowner’s Guide To Home Siding

      The right siding enhances a home's curb appeal, bolsters its structure and increases its value. Discover the type of siding...


      14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

      It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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      Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

      What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...