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What’s a Bladeless Ceiling Fan and Does It Really Work?

Ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  Neither had I.  So we tried one out, and I have to say I'm still a bit confused.

If You See Window Bars with a Potbelly, This Is What It’s For

The window bars are for security — and the bump serves a purpose, too. Here's what we discovered.


3 Unique Staircase Features You’ll Find in Historic Homes

There's no denying the beauty of historic architecture.


We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your...


14 Brilliant Tips and Tricks for Cleaning, Fixing and Repurposing Gutters

Whether it's gutter maintenance or giving old ones a new life, you'll definitely want to check out these clever tips.

This Innovative Brush Makes Cleaning Vinyl Siding a Breeze

Looking for an eco-friendly way to clean your vinyl siding? Give the American-made Siding Brush a try.


If Birds Peck at Your Windows and Mirrors, This is What it Means

Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman explain why birds engage in these behaviors, and what you can do to prevent...

If You See a House with Two Front Doors, This Is What It Means

You're going to adore the possible explanations.


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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo...


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Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


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This Family Handyman Approved Paint Brush Makes Cutting in Easy

Looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  Look no further than the...

How to Prevent Bird Strikes on Windows

We know sometimes birds strike windows, and it's much worse during migration. Here are a few simple things you can...


If You See a Front Porch With a Separate Door, This Is What It Means

In Charleston, South Carolina, front porch "hospitality doors" helped neighbors know when it was OK to stop by.


6 Exterior Window Trim Upgrades

If you're looking for quick, inexpensive ways to improve your home's curb appeal, start with freshening up the windows. Here...


9 Genius Ways to Get Rid of Dust in Your Home You Never Thought Of

The never-ending battle against dust just got easier. Find out how to get rid of dust once and for all!


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Best Over the Toilet Organizers for Bathroom Storage of 2022

Get extra storage with an affordable over the toilet organizer.

5 Best Bathroom Shower Lights

These are the best shower light deals on the market.


If You See a Little Door in an Old House, This Is What It’s For

Little doors in old houses had a purpose at one time. Here's why you might find a mini door in...


6 Best Plants for Window Boxes

Looking to spruce up your curb appeal with a splash of color? Here are some great plants to consider for...


If You See a Blue Porch Ceiling, This Is What It Means

There's a long history behind this tradition.


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


5 Best Window Fans of 2022

Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

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


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Family Handyman Approved: Genie Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

This wall-mounted garage door opener provides great functionality without sacrificing style.

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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...


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...


Swiffer Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Clean

You can bust dust on a budget with our Swiffer hacks.


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...


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...