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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...


    The Best Outdoor Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

    An outdoor gas fire pit makes it possible to gather friends and family outdoors, even on chilly nights, all without...


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    The Best Outdoor Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

    An outdoor gas fire pit makes it possible to gather friends and family outdoors, even on chilly nights, all without...


    The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

    The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are...


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    What To Know About Reclaimed Wood Flooring

    Reclaimed wood flooring is ecologically smart and offers a way to own a part of history. It's a more practical...


    How to Install a Dog Door

    Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.


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    The Best Engineered Wood Flooring Options

    Engineered wood flooring provides the attractive, natural look of hardwood, without the high cost and challenging installation.


    How to Install a Window Insulation Kit

    Fix your drafty windows in about 15 minutes,

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    How Much Does Window Replacement Cost?

    Window replacement makes your home more energy efficient, but you have to spend money now to save money down the...


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    Foam Insulation Alternatives

    Can't find foam spray insulation or rigid foam sheets for your DIY home improvement project? They're in short supply. Here's...


    How To Use A Stud Finder

    Hang pictures with confidence by finding the stud you’ve been looking for.


    Marvin Windows Gives All Employees A Paid Week Off

    One of the biggest window manufacturers in the country is shutting down operations for a week to give its employees...


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    Plaster vs. Drywall: What’s the Difference?

    Drywall is the standard wall covering in North America, but plaster is making a comeback. Compare them before starting an...


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    We Tried the Tineco Floor Cleaner and It Changed How We Clean Our Floors

    In just five minutes, the Tineco floor cleaner changed the way I clean my floors.


    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...


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    7 Types of Crown Molding for Your Home

    Whether big and bold or understated, crown molding enhances the transition from wall to ceiling. Which of these seven options...


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    How Much Does Crown Molding Cost?

    Consider crown molding costs in light of your budget and DIY skills. Install it yourself, and spend the money you'll...

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    How To Choose Windows for Your Cabin

    Six tips to help you choose from a wide variety of windows for your cabin.


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    7 Best Paints for Windows

    Want to transform window panes, glassware, vases and other glass objects? You can do it with paint, but not just...


    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.


    Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

    An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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    Smokeless Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

    Learn how you can keep your smokeless fire pit in top shape for years of enjoyable, smoke-free gatherings.


    What to Know About Buying Windows

    When shopping for windows, you'll find seven basic styles and at least seven important considerations. Knowing these makes you a...

    How To Babyproof a Fireplace

    Protect young children from fireplaces and flames with these smart and easy tips, straight from a professional babyproofer.


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    How To Clean Fireplace Brick

    Keep your brick fireplace functioning well and looking good inside and out with these tips for how to clean fireplace...


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    Tips for Fixing a Leaking Skylight

    If your skylight's leaking, often you can do the repair yourself. First, you have to figure out where the water...


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    Homeowner’s Guide to Skylights

    Let the light shine! Put a skylight in your roof to lower your energy bills, bask in the mood-enhancing rays...


    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...


    5 Eye-Catching Window Painting Ideas

    Whether you like going big or prefer something more modest, these paint tips will give your windows a little extra...