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Homeowner’s Guide To Porch Lights

Create a safe and welcoming entry to your home while enlightening your activities with the right porch lighting. Before you buy, check out these tips.

11 Modern Porch Railing Ideas

Who knew porch railings could be so chic? These modern porch railing ideas will add serious curb appeal and give...


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Take Your Cookout on the Road with This Family Handyman Approved Portable Pellet Grill

Take your passion for cooking nearly anywhere with this Family Handyman Approved portable pellet grill.


9 Ways To Decorate a Small Front Porch

Your porch doesn't have to be big to be beautiful. Give that small space a makeover with inspiration from these...


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Sunroom vs. Screened Porch: What’s the Difference?

These enclosed spaces let you enjoy the outdoors with more time and comfort.

See This Flexible Bench on Your Neighbor’s Porch? Here’s What It Is.

These rocking benches have a rich history in South Carolina.


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.

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Does Hanging Pennies in a Bag of Water Really Keep Flies Away?

Not a fan of loose change? In the South, some people swear by using change in a bag of water...


If You See a Purple Porch Light, This Is What It Means

People use colored lights to bring awareness to a plethora of different issues. Here's the meaning of purple porch lights.


If You See a Red Porch Light, This Is What It Means

What does a red porch light mean? You often see them in February, but it's not for Valentine's Day.


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How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.

Shop the Getaway

Shop the Getaway look for your own home.


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

There's a long history behind this tradition.


7 Covered Patio Ideas

Is your outdoor area too hot and sunny? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies...


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Best Porch Swings for 2022

There's no better place to relax on a beautiful day than on a cozy porch swing.


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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...

How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


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...


10 Times Wind Chimes Turned Neighbors Into Enemies

From stealing to destroying, these not-so-neighborly stories will make you think twice before getting wind chimes!


10 Inviting Lanais, Covered Porches and Outdoor Rooms

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


How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...


12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy

Whether for relaxation or fun, a backyard or porch swing can create lasting memories. Here are 12 options to consider.


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Best Concrete Paints for 2022

Painting concrete surfaces can be challenging. Here are some of the best concrete paints for your garage, basement, porch or...

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6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


20 Chic Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Outdoor Christmas decorations are often overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door, porch,...


15 Best Patio Heaters for Outdoor Comfort

Get a little more use out of your patio or porch this year with one (or more!) of these outdoor...


Our Favorite Deck and Patio Shade Ideas

Decks and patios don't offer the sun protection of a porch. That's why it's important to consider adding shade to...


How to Build a Porch Swing

Kick back and relax with this fun-to-build weekend project with porch swing plans.


How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch