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    Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home

    Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

    NAHB Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week

    The goal is to educate construction workers on vaccine safety and get the industry vaccinated.


    The Home Depot Sponsors ‘Signing Day’ for Trade School Students

    The home improvement center teams up with SkillsUSA to celebrate high school graduates entering careers in the trades.


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    How Construction Companies Can Use Drones

    Drones are changing the construction industry in more ways than one. These eyes in the sky can improve efficiency, accuracy,...


    Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

    After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...

    Makita Pushes Cordless Power Forward With New Battery Platform

    The XGT System could be the next step in eliminating cords from the job site.


    5 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Construction

    Protect your hearing while you work with these noise-reducing headsets.

    Construction Labor Shortage: Study Finds 430,000 Workers Needed

    The construction industry is getting busier every day and needs to hire a lot more workers to keep up.


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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...


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    Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims

    Break-ins and theft account for six percent of insurance claims for Travelers Insurance. Find out the most common homeowners insurance...


    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

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

    Harbor Freight ‘Good, Better, Best’ Tools Review

    We reviewed these Harbor Freight tools through their paces and discovered we like them all. Read on for the details.


    Lowe’s Unveils New ‘Flex’ Power Tools for Pros

    Lowe's latest battery platform promises powerful, fast tools for pros.


    PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended to May 31

    The PPP Extension Act of 2021 is now official, giving small businesses across the U.S. more time to secure much-needed...


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    What to Know About Virtual Interior Designers

    If you need a little help redecorating your home, online design companies can lend a hand — without breaking your...


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    Our Favorite Sliding Miter Saw

    This sliding miter saw from Harbor Freight stands toe-to-toe with the big boys and it should with a name like...

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    What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

    Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?


    What is a Maypole and Why Do People Dance Around It?

    Every year on May 1, dancers weave ribbons around a maypole. But why?


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    Do Amazon Echo’s Security Features Really Work?

    Amazon Echo has security features, like detecting broken glass. But do they really work? We tested them here in our...


    Why Old Homes Have Small Galvanized Pipes Sticking Out of the Ground

    The galvanized pipes can cause environmental damage, so it's best to identify them as soon as possible!


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    You Can Still Get Renovation Estimates While Sheltering in Place

    Social distancing doesn't have to stop you from hiring contractors to maintain your home, discuss future renovations or get started...


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    The Healthy Way to Handle Home Repair Providers

    Here are seven expert-recommended ways to keep everyone safe and healthy when hosting a home repair contractor.


    The Incredibly Bland Presidential Homes

    Some presidents like the simpleness of a home following their presidency, check out some of the blandest presidential homes.


    12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

    The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...

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    What Houses Used to Look Like 100 Years Ago

    Fashion is cyclical, but some things in homes never go out of style.


    50 Wildest Home Designs You’ve Got to See to Believe

    Can you imagine living in one of these wild homes?


    13 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

    Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're...


    14 Incredible Ice and Snow Sculptures

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of cold weather is the ability to play in the snow. Whatever your age,...


    New Home Sales Hit 13-Year High Mark in July

    New home sales continued to climb in the peak of summer, leading to one of the best months for home...


    40 First-Time Homeowner Pitfalls to Avoid

    Be prepared for these common first-time homeowner pitfalls, so you won't make the same mistakes.