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Keep each area of your house interesting and unique by choosing the right materials, theme and aesthetic.

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How to Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

Take your home's basic facade to the next level. Add a roof over the entryway.

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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...


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.


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Tips for Saving Money by DIYing Trim

Save hundreds by making your own DIY trim. Here's how to do it.

How to Make Easy DIY Trim

Make DIY trim and save a bundle over store-bought trim. Here's how.


Best Kit Homes for 2022

Kit homes can be a cost-effective way to build your perfect retreat, but be aware: Some assembly is required.

Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

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


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.


9 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...


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.

Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


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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...


Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...

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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.


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Interior Trim Work Basics

All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire 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 Cope Joints for Wood Corner Trim

Professional techniques for coping perfect molding and trim joints.


How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.


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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...


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What to Know About Wall Studs

Wall studs are vertical pieces of wood or metal that help form the framework of a stud wall. New to...


The Easiest Carpet to Clean: Tested and Approved

Dirt clings to carpeting like nobody's business, but we've discovered a better carpet combination to keep your home clean. Plus,...


How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

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