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      4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

      Your hedge trimmer can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.

      5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Landscaper

      We talked to a landscaping veteran to find out the five main things he wishes he would have known on...


      More US Homeowners Choosing Home Improvement Over Moving

      Looking to make some major changes in your home? According to a recent survey, you're not alone.


      Did You Know You Can Return Building Materials?

      Clear up some clutter in your workshop and make a little money by returning those unused building materials.


      White House Holds Summit On Housing Industry Supply Chain Issues

      As supply chain constraints continue to limit home building, industry leaders met with government officials to plan a course of...

      50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

      You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


      Here’s When to Know If It’s Time to Hire a Professional Painter

      It’s the age-old tale: Do it yourself, or hire a professional?

      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...


      50 Abandoned Houses That Would Look Great Restored

      If you think these abandoned houses look cool now, just imagine them restored!


      Home Inspection Myths You Need to Stop Believing

      Make sure you understand the nature of home inspections


      Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

      The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?

      How Smart Are Your Remodeling Clients?

      Has the overflowing pool of remodeling shows and websites made your clients more demanding or more educated?


      5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

      Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.


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      Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History

      After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...


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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...


      New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

      The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...

      12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

      Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


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      Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

      Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


      Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

      The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?


      Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

      The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.


      Construction Training Program for Girl Scouts Launches This Fall

      Only 11 percent of construction workers in 2020 were women. The Home Depot Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the...


      Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?

      Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.


      When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

      Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


      OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

      OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.

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      New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

      Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


      Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

      Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.


      The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

      Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.


      Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

      The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


      How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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


      Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

      The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...