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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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How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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

Remodeling Industry Celebrates National Home Remodeling Month

As the home improvement craze continues to sweep across the U.S., a leading industry group shares resources and tips all...


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...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


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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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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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10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs

Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...

The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

The pros and cons of renovating an old house


50 Abandoned Houses That Would Look Great Restored

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


HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier on the 9 Renovating Mistakes They’ll Never Make Again

The hosts of HGTV's Home Town renovated their home when they were newlyweds. Since then, they've made renovation dreams come...


5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

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

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...


What Does the Boost in Young Homeowners’ Remodeling Spending Mean?

More people under 35 are buying homes, and they're starting to spend serious money on improvements.


Experts Project Continued Growth for Residential Remodeling

Residential remodeling professionals and economic experts are feeling good about the state of the industry.


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Which Home Improvement Projects Are Most Popular in 2021?

Good news, contractors: Home improvement spending is expected to rise in 2021, and the majority of home owners are planning...


Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvement Projects Are Best

Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...

10 Expenses Homeowners Forget to Budget for When Planning an Extension

Adding an extension isn't cheap, and many homeowners forget to account for these costs when budgeting.


Home Depot Reveals Improved Pro Paint Rewards Program

The Home Depot is further expanding their pro loyalty program with the addition of rewards for paint purchases.


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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


Home Depot Launches “Perk Week” For Pro Customers

The Home Depot is thanking its loyal Pro Xtra customers with a weeklong event that kicks off on Dr. Martin...


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9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Building Techniques for Remodelers

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some of our favorite articles from the past. Check out these home-building...


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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


What to Know Before Starting a Remodeling Company

We talked to the CEO of a remodeling company to learn what it takes to be successful in a competitive...

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How to Protect a House During a Remodel

It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from damage and filth. Here are...


Remodeling Company Owner Accused of Dumping 2 Tons of Waste Into Protected Wetlands

A remodeling pro is facing three separate charges after allegedly dumping jobsite waste into an environmentally protected area.


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?

Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.


Study: 35% of all Home Improvement Projects Require A Pro

DIY has exploded in popularity in recent years, but professionals remain a key player in home remodeling projects.


Home Remodeling Spending Hits Record High

The market indicates that it's a great time to be a pro remodeler.