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Generator Maintenance Tips
Follow this expert advice on how to buy, operate and maintain a gas powered electrical generator so that it's safe and ready to go when…
5 Common Building Code Violations
Prevent accidents and make your home safer by fixing these five common code violations-bad GFCIs, an improperly located smoke alarm, an…
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Choosing the Best Generator
We outline the pros and cons of two types of emergency electrical generators—the portable type and the larger standby type—and tell…
How to Find a Good Contractor
After you check a contractor’s recommendations and insurance, find out how much they know and what they really plan on doing with the…
Test Granite Countertops for Radon Gas and Radioactivity
Reports have linked some types of granite countertops to radon gas. If you're concerned about yours, the simplest way to check is with a…
Indoor Games: Hopscotch
Make a super-simple hopscotch mat for your children from a cheap carpet runner and a few other inexpensive materials. The only tools…
15 Home Renovations You Can Do Right Now
Not all renovations need to be huge or costly. Here are 15 home renovations, that you can complete right now, that will add value to your home.
The First Things to Do After You Move Into Your First Home
Moving into your first home can be both exhilerating and terrifying. Get off to a good start with this list of must-dos from veteran…
All about Euro Hinges
Euro hinges—also called “cup hinges” or “concealed hinges”—look complicated. But they’re actually much easier to install than traditional…
20 Tips for Planning a Successful House Remodel
In order for any renovation to go smoothly, there are several things to think about before you even begin a house remodel project.
Trend Spotting at the International Builders’ Show
At The Family Handyman our Editors visit the International Builders’ Show. Here are some cool new products, modern building trends and…