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Everything you need to know about the world of smart home automation and home technology.

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    What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?

    UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.

    This Smart Garage Opener Keeps Your Home Safer

    Never wonder if you left the garage open again with this smart garage hub. Control it from anywhere!


    5 Smart Grills That Will Improve Your Grilling Game

    Cook meat to perfection from your phone! Control these state-of-the-art smart grills via an app for high-tech grilling.


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    Brighten Up Any Project with the Family Handyman Approved Nebo Omni 2k Work Light

    Looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? Try the compact, bright and long-lasting Nebo Omni 2k work light.


    We Tried the GoalZero Yeti 1500X Power Station and It Did Not Let Us Down

    Generators are becoming must-have tools for homeowners, whether for emergency backup or portable electricity. But they’re not all the same,...

    What to Know About Indoor Allergens

    Allergies come from more than just outdoor pollen. The dust inside your home can contribute just as much to allergy...


    14 Tips and Tricks to Vacuum More Efficiently

    Keep your home clean, and help out a little in the workshop, with these brilliant vacuum hacks.


    How To Light Your Home: 10 Types of Light Fixtures

    Upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? This guide will give you the rundown of all of the...


    What is Fiber Internet?

    Feel the need for speed? Learn more about the fastest tech in home internet.


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    7 Best Robot Lawn Mowers for Hands Free Lawn Maintenance

    Do you enjoy a freshly mown lawn but hate to do the mowing? A robot lawn mower may be the...


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    Breathe Easier with the Family Handyman Approved Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

    Concerned about indoor air quality? We tried this Honeywell air purifier and had excellent results.


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    What Is a P-Trap?

    Curious about P-traps, how they function and what to look for when you buy one? Here's what you need to...


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    What To Know About Rerouting a Water Shutoff Valve

    Where's that water shutoff valve when you need it? Avoid flooding disasters and make repairs easier by putting it where...

    13 Flashlight Tips and Tricks

    Flashlights do more than brighten up a dark room. Here are some brilliant flashlight tips and tricks that just might...


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    7 Types of Ceiling Lights To Upgrade Your Home

    Upgrade your ceiling lights and see what an impact it has on the overall look and feel of your home.


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    Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables

    There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.


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    Tips for Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Bedroom

    Make your bedroom a sanctuary — one that has functional, useful and decorative lighting — with these nine expert tips.


    How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

    If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant...


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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    5 Best Smart Smoke Detectors

    Even if you're not too into smart-home tech, consider one of these smart smoke detectors for safety. Here's how to...


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    9 Best Kitchen Light Fixtures

    Make your kitchen warm, inviting and tailored to the tasks at hand with these best-of kitchen light fixtures.

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    The Best Bedroom Ceiling Lights

    The bedroom of your dreams awaits. Set the mood with just the right light.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


    We Tried This Endoscope and Were Surprised How Useful It Is for DIYers

    Have you ever wanted to see behind a wall or into a difficult-to-reach small space? Then you’ll want an endoscope.


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    What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

    To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


    How to Choose Dining Room Light Fixtures

    Want to give your dining room a new look? Something simple like a new light fixture can make a huge...


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    Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

    Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...