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    Construction Is Booming, So Why Is Housing So Unaffordable?

    Despite adding 1.5 million homes to the housing market, why aren't we seeing an improvement in affordability? Let's find out.

    Lumber Prices Explained: What DIYers Need to Know

    Learn all about lumber prices to budget effectively and make informed purchasing decisions for your next project.

    Is Your Water Heater’s TPR Valve Leaking? Here’s What to Do

    The TPR valve is a critical safety feature on water heater tanks. A leak could indicate high pressure or a...

    8 Pool Fence Ideas for Your Backyard

    The most important element to pool safety is a secure fence. Check out these pool fence ideas that are both...

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    What is the Difference Between Annuals, Perennials and Biennials

    Learn what distinguishes annuals from perennials and biennials.

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    How Does a Water Softener Work? All Your Questions, Answered

    Many households throughout the country have hard water. If yours is one of them, let our experts explain why and...

    We Tested the 2025 Polaris Ranger Lineup and The NorthStar is Worth Every Penny

    The revamped Polaris RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar has all the bells and whistles for a comfortable day of outdoor work....

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    What Is CPVC Pipe? Here’s Everything to Know

    Learn about this plumbing pipe that's easy to cut and join, requires no special tools and no risky soldering.

    This Patio Paver Hack Will Save Time, But Will It Save You Money?

    Transform your outdoor space without breaking the bank.

    Which Home Exterior Projects Have the Most Value in 2024?

    Forget the bathroom renovation or home office addition! Exterior projects are offering the best ROI. Here's the scoop, according to...

    How To Paint Stucco

    Stucco home in need of a refresh? Paint it! We've got the step-by-step, and all the pro tips, right here.

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    GFCI vs. AFCI Outlets: What’s the Difference?

    Confused about these important safety devices? An electrician explains the difference.

    Inline Exhaust Fans: How to Use Them to Vent Multiple Bathrooms

    Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms.

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    Key Takeaways From the 2024 Houzz Home Study

    Wondering what the latest trends are in the renovation industry? Houzz's Home Study reveals it all. Here are the key...

    Should I Replace My Roof? Here’s What to Consider

    A roof replacement is an expensive proposition, and you might not need one. Here's how to tell when a less...

    Can Paint Freeze? Here’s What to Know

    Left your paint in a garage or shed over winter? Here's what you need to know about why paint freezes...

    25 Trees for Every Landscape Need

    Trees play several roles in the home landscape. Here are some expert recommendations for which trees to plant for the...

    What Is Sustainable Wood? Everything You Need to Know

    Trees aren't always a renewable resource. From certifications to retailers, here's what to know about buying sustainable wood for your...

    Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

    Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.

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    Types of Attic Insulation: Pros and Cons

    What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which

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    Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters

    Learn how to paint like a pro and pick up some great tips for achieving a perfectly smooth and even...

    The 9 Best Dust Collector Machines for Woodworking, Tested and Reviewed

    Dust collection is an important part of a clean and safe shop. We tested and reviewed the best dust collector...

    We Tried the Hedgehog Featherboard for Straight (and Safe) Cuts on the Table Saw

    Get the precision and control you need to saw through your next woodworking project with ease!

    Our Turf Expert Tested the John Deere Riding Lawn Tractor and Here’s Our Verdict

    I'm a turf professional, and I've sold a lot of heavy-duty commercial turf equipment over the years—so I know a...

    These 10 Best Cordless Brad Nailers Are Worthy Additions to Your Shop in 2024

    Have cordless brad nailers finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools? We put the top models to the...

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    What To Know About the New Energy Standards for Cooking Products

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently finalized new standards for cooking equipment. Does your stove make the grade? Find out...

    The Eleven Percent: Samantha Pearl and Emily Pearl Reist, My Handyma’am Founders

    A mother-and-daughter duo talks about finding women employees, the niche of helping older clients, and what it's like working with...

    Why Higher OSHA Fines Are Coming In 2024

    Higher fines for safety violations went into effect January 16. Why are they increasing, and by how much? Find out...

    The Eleven Percent: Valerie Adams, Automotive Mechanic

    Valerie Adams talks about what women want in a work environment, the struggles of indie garages and helping Girl Scouts...

    What New Construction Pros Need to Know About Customer Relationship Management

    Customer relationship management software can increase sales and reduce costs. Here's what you need to know about using a CRM.

    How To Grow Your Construction Business’s Digital Footprint

    Every business needs an online presence to succeed in the modern world. This simple guide walks you through the best...