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Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

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    A Day in the Life: Jessie Cannizzaro

    A master plumber who owns her own business, Cannizzaro talks to Family Handyman about her journey and career.

    The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

    Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find...


    Our Turf Expert Put a John Deere Lawn Tractor to the Test

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


    Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Christmas Tree Farm? Here’s What to Know

    Want to keep the holiday spirit alive by growing Christmas trees? It's tough work, and it will be many years...


    Young People’s Attitudes Toward the Skilled Trades Are Changing. Here’s Why

    More young people are finding the flexibility and opportunities offered by the skilled trades enticing. Find out why here.

    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!


    Why It’s Important to Learn a Trade, According to a Pro Painter

    Mark Kobriger didn't plan to be a professional painter, but he's made a successful business out of it. Here's how...

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    What’s the Difference Between a Contractor and a Handyman?

    Are you wondering whether to start a contracting or handyman business? Read this guide to learn the skills and licensing...


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    13 Tips to Make Painting and Wallpapering Work Go Faster

    These tips will make your painting and wallpapering projects go faster and smoother and give you a professional-quality finish you'll...


    The Eleven Percent: Meet Greta Bajrami, Roofing and Siding Company Owner

    The industry leader talks about the benefits of new roofing tech, getting creative with siding and proving nay-sayers wrong.


    It’s So Hot That Mulch Is Catching On Fire

    Add this landscaping staple to your list of spontaneous combustibles.

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    How I Became a Plumber

    We talked to Jessie Cannizzaro about how she found her path into the plumbing industry.


    10 Home Improvement Books You Need to Read

    These 10 expert-approved picks are great for new and seasoned homeowners who are looking to avoid costly repairs or increase...


    A Day in the Life of a Pro: Drywall Shorty

    You probably know Lydia Crowder from Instagram. Learn more about her and how she got her nickname in this new...


    This Service Simplifies Landscaping Projects—Get 15% Off ALL Design Packages

    Need help drafting a landscaping design, connecting with contractors or sprucing up the front lawn with a few plants? Yardzen...


    5 Best Airless Paint Sprayers for a Quick, Easy and Even Application

    Need a little help on your next DIY home project? This collection of the best airless paint sprayers has you...

    Reporting for Duty: The Cub Cadet Riding Mower Makes Lawn Care Easy

    The Cub Cadet Riding Mower offers long-lasting, quality performance at a budget-friendly price.


    Amazon Finds: Slobproof Touch-Up Paint Pens – My Wall Repair Journey

    Make your space look new again with the help of a refillable touch-up paint pen, like this option...


    5 Best Lawn Mower Covers for Protection Against Weather, Water and Debris

    The best lawn mower cover shelters your investment from dirt, debris and inclement weather, and prevents rust and clogs.


    Dethatcher vs. Lawn Sweeper: What’s the Difference?

    Dethatcher vs lawn sweeper: Which one do you need to get your lawn in shape? The answer can save you...


    Save the Hassle And Your Trim with the Bucket Edge

    Homeowners and contractors rejoice! The Bucket Edge is here to give you the peace of mind you need while painting...


    The 10 Best Dust Collector Machines for Woodworking

    Dust collection is an important part of a clean and safe shop. We found the best dust collector systems on...


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    Sherwin-Williams CEO Forecasts Plummet in Paint Demand in 2023

    Sherwin-Williams is shifting its business model to brace for decreased paint demands.


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    How to Install an Egress Window

    Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.


    The Eleven Percent: Meet Kat Christie, Residential Handyperson

    Pro Handyperson Kat Christie talks about the joy of breathing new life into old things and how women are changing...

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    If You See a ‘Tooth’ on Your Hammer, This Is What It’s For

    Ever come across this type of hammer and wonder what it's for? Here's the scoop.


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    Rewiring a House: How To Hire a Pro

    Rewiring a house is a major undertaking. An electrical inspector offers tips on hiring the right pro for the...


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    The Eleven Percent: Meet Renee Wilson, Insulation Contractor/Owner

    A lifetime insulation enthusiast talks about today's trade challenges, including making an industry hidden behind walls sexy to the next...


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    The Eleven Percent: Meet Belick Pha, Senior Construction Supervisor

    Action films inspired Belick Pha toward a dream career in construction, where she's gone from engineer to supervisor.


    10 Kitchen Color Trends That Are Hot Right Now

    Need a shot of color inspiration to fire up your kitchen? Here are our top picks.


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    The Eleven Percent: Meet Thea Alvin, Stonemason

    Thea Alvin talks about being an imperfectionist, today's shifting workforce expectations and what's in her tool bag.