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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...


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...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.

The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

The pros and cons of renovating an old house


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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...

10 Home Projects You Should Always Hire a Pro For

For all but the most advanced DIYers, there are some home improvement projects that just aren't worth the money, time...


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...


10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately

These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.


Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.

Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvement Projects Are Best

Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...


10 Expenses Homeowners Forget to Budget for When Planning an Extension

Adding an extension isn't cheap, and many homeowners forget to account for these costs when budgeting.


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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.


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How DIY Projects Are Helping People Through the Pandemic

The skills DIYers are using and learning during the pandemic come with benefits far greater than that heady feeling following...


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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Building Techniques for Remodelers

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some of our favorite articles from the past. Check out these home-building...

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Today’s Bathroom Tile Trends

See 10 fresh, new bathroom tile trends in these gorgeous spaces we found on Instagram.


Cheap Flooring Ideas: 10 Best Low-Cost Alternatives to Hardwood Flooring

Flooring is one expense that can eat up a large portion of a remodel budget, but you don't have to...


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam

Almost any wall can be removed-it's a matter of how much you're willing to spend


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.


How to Plan Egress Windows

When fire pounces, do you have a way out?


How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...


One Weekend Bathroom Remodel

Get a new look without busting the budget

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Easy Weekend Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


The Easiest Way to Pick Up Dropped Screws

after you’ve had remodeling or roofing work done on your home, it’s not unusual to get a flat tire from...


Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude


The 15 Types of Trim You Need to Know for Your Next Remodel Project

Finding the right kind of trim is essential to completing any kind of remodeling project around the house. Familiarize yourself...


Garage Remodel Tips

Convert your drafty, dingy, spider-infested garage into a bright, comfortable work space


Remodel a Bathroom with Marble Mosaic and Limestone Tile

A marble mosaic and stately limestone transform this bath from staid to sumptuous.