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A Grand Tour of the Family Handyman Getaway

Take a look inside the Family Handyman Getaway vacation home.

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Shop the Getaway look for your own home.


Lowe’s Labor Day Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

Celebrate the season at Lowe's Labor Day Sale with special values on everything you need to get your home and...


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.

10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...

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What to Know About Plastic Decking and Tiles

Tired of refinishing your moldy old wooden deck? Plastic decking is easy to install, requires no finishing and is extremely...


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Porcelain vs. Ceramic Outdoor Tile: What’s the Difference?

Thinking of tiling your deck or patio? Let's compare your options, porcelain and ceramic, so you can make the best...


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What to Know About Outdoor Porcelain Tile

Give up the hassle of stone and concrete slabs. Find out why outdoor porcelain tile is the most durable and...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.

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What to Know About Chimineas

A terracotta or metal chiminea stove can provide a warm, attractive and socially distanced gathering spot in your backyard or...


How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.


Does Your House Have a Mullet?

A mullet may be most commonly known as a hairstyle, but homes have adopted the look as well!


Raised Patio Planter

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Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience....

Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.


Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


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How to Build a Fire Table

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A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor...


Everything You Need to Know About Wood Deck Tiles

Wood deck tiles are a popular, cost-effective way to cover an ugly patio or deck, or to create a small...


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.



Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out


12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...

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