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Pro tips and techniques that will give you a helping hand in your daily life on the jobsite.

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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 insulation types work best in specific situations.

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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


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Is Renting a Router and Modem From Your Internet Company a Bad Idea?

Renting equipment from your internet company is easy and convenient, but buying your own could save you money over time.


12 Most-Bang-for-Your-Buck Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects don't always have to have big-budget price tags. If you're looking to sell or just want to...

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


13 DIY Home Improvements You May Not Know You Need a Permit For

If you're getting ready to start a DIY project, then chances are you've been going through a mental or physical...

10 Important Things to Consider when Buying a House

Buying a house is a big decision. Have you considered these items?


These Two Home Improvements Stink at Increasing Home Value

If you're looking to sell your home in the coming years, there are some projects that won't give you much...


4 Types of Wood Joints Every Woodworker Should Know

Make strong, long-lasting joints without years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


24 Acronyms and Abbreviations DIYers Need to Know

Do you know what these common acronyms and abbreviations mean? If not, study up before your next home improvement project!

Innovations for Life

Family Handyman’s innovative homeLAB is an urban testing ground where editors test the latest products and share with readers how...


20 Reasons Why It Might Be Time for You to Move

There's no decision quite like the choice to move to a different home, whether you're staying in the same area...


80 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...


Why Houses are So Expensive to Build

Find out what's driving housing prices up and why so many people struggle to find affordable housing options.


7 Tool and Gear Storage Tips for Your Workshop

7 inventive ways to organize your work space and the tools that threaten to clutter it

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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

Acquiring new clients is challenging. Try turning existing clients into repeat clients by managing their project expectations.


47 Handy Hints for Your Workshop

From tool hacks to genius storage ideas, these handy hints will help you save money, complete projects more efficiently, and...


20 Tips and Tools That Make House Demolition Simple

Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will make your residential remodeling and...


Tips for Staying Safe On the Job

These safety tips will make sure that you get home every night safe and sound and with all ten fingers.


3 Tips for Spray Foam Contractors

Check out these essential tips for spray foam technicians.


14 Pro-Approved Tips for Achieving Tight Miters Every Time

Get to know these pro tricks for air-tight mitered joints.


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Flooring Tools

Protect the integrity of your work by regularly maintaining your flooring tools.

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Pro Tips For Easier Fastening

You can fasten almost anything with precision and confidence using these pro tips. Read on for a career's worth of...


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters

Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.


How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

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


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6 great pro jobsite tips (VIDEO)

Six great tips for pros looking to up their construction game


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...