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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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!
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...
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.
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...