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    How to Fix a Toilet Handle

    If jiggling the handle doesn't solve the problem, one of these simple fixes probably will.

    How to Repair a Garden Hose

    Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


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    What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

    Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


    How to DIY Laundry Shelves

    Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...

    Create a Backyard Oasis

    With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


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    What to Know About Building a Cabin or Second House

    Here's a guide that offers helpful information and important considerations on building your dream vacation home.

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    What to Know About Building a House

    There are different phases to building a house: planning, design, the actual build itself, as well as décor — all...


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    The Family Handyman Getaway Blueprint

    Want to see the blueprints and sketches of our Getaway dream cabin? Explore how the Family Handyman team first envisioned...


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    Meet the Team Behind the Getaway

    Meet our editors and creatives at Family Handyman who are part of the Getaway: a six-week cabin building project set...


    The Getaway

    The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...

    New Homeowner Tips

    New homeowners take heart. Experienced DIYers share their tips about what to do – or not do – after moving...


    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

    Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


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    When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

    The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


    12 Things to Watch with a Home Appraisal

    Whether buying or selling a house, knowing what goes into an appraisal is valuable knowledge. Check out some things to...


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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...


    Fire Blocking Basics: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

    Holes and gaps in wall and ceiling cavities allow a fire to spread rapidly. They also allow airflow, which feeds...


    Alternative TV Services Your Cable Company Doesn’t Want You to Know About

    With streaming services and other alternative technologies, many viewers are ditching cable. These products will help you cut the cord...


    10 Ways to Make Your Home More Handicap Accessible

    More than 56 million people in the U.S. have some type of physical disability, according to the 2010 census. Whether...


    15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

    A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


    15 Home Renovations You Can Do Right Now

    Not all renovations need to be huge or costly. Here are 15 home renovations, that you can complete right now,...

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    Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

    What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.


    Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

    This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.


    78 Hacks for Repurposing Random Old Household Items

    Old milk jugs and pool noodles are standard materials for repurposing, but check out what you can do with items...


    How to Paint Your Front Door

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


    Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

    These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


    How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

    Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.