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What to Know About Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating

This floor coating is a durable, versatile option that will make your garage the envy of your neighborhood.

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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Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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22 Kitchen and Bath Trends on the Way Out

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen and bathrooms, so keep them up to date. To do that,...


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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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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What to Consider When Installing Glass Garage Doors

A glass garage door isn't just for garages — it also lets you open your living space to the outdoor...

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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...


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...

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3 Pro-Quality Products All DIYers Should Have at Home

For homeowners that like to get their hands dirty with a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects, add these products to...


14 Ways to Add Space to Your Home that Won’t Break the Bank

The best way to make sure any renovation project will pay off with additional square footage is to check with...


10 Inviting Lanais, Covered Porches and Outdoor Rooms

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


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The Best (and Worst) Projects for Your Home’s Resale Value

Are you looking for a specific renovation project that will improve the resale value of your home? Your return on...


Electrical Wire and Cable Basics

Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.

Best Lighting for Your Garage and Workshop

Find your way in the dark with these cool products that help light the darkest nooks and crannies of your...


Unique Tools for Electricians

Professional electricians swear by these tools, and you will, too. Check out our recommendations here.


Kitchen Countertop Outlets 

How many outlets do you need for your countertop workspaces? This electrical inspector has the answer.


12 High-Quality Hand Tools You Can Actually Buy on Amazon

Find these durable, high-quality hand tools available for time-saving delivery right now on Amazon.com.


Guide to Replacing an Outdoor GFCI Outlet

Learn how to install an outdoor outlet that is flush with the building exterior, is GFCI-protected and has a weather-proof...


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas 

If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...


Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable

MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...

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How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


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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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


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29 Simple Ways to Make Your Workbench Work Harder

These ingenious workbench upgrades will make a huge difference in your workshop efficiency. And they’re easy to DIY!


A Quick Guide to Outdoor and Garage Receptacles

Electrical inspector John Williamson gives a quick rundown of the requirements for outdoor and garage receptacles.


Ask the Electrical Inspector

We received a bunch of good questions from readers regarding electrical codes in 2017 and passed them on to John...