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      Home Improvement the Top Reason for Personal Loans During Pandemic

      More people took out personal loans for home improvement projects during the pandemic than any other reason, but loan usage actually declined during that time. Here's why.

      The Getaway

      The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


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      Innovations in Home Building Products and Materials

      Don't limit yourself to tried-and-true, old-school building materials. Inventive manufacturers launch improved and exciting products all the time!


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      How to Design a House: Three Options To Consider

      Have you decided to build your dream home or cabin? Here are three ways to translate your vision into a...


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      Exterior Home Building Materials: What To Know

      Building a new home or cabin? Know the kind of design and types of exterior building materials available and the...

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      What Happens If I Don’t Get a Permit for My Home Remodel?

      Tempted to bypass the permit process to save time, money and the hassle of dealing with city officials? Don't. It's...


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      Benefits of Repurposing Natural Materials During a Home Build

      There are eco-conscious, economic and aesthetic reasons to repurpose natural materials from your new build. Happily, they usually intersect.

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      Tips for Getting Building Materials to a Remote Site

      The remote building site you've chosen is beautiful, isolated and immersed in nature. But how will you get the building...


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      Tips for Saving Money When Building a New Home

      Labor costs eat up a significant chunk of your home build budget. Opting for a DIY solution when possible and...


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      Tips for Staying on Budget When Building a Home

      Sticking to your budget is one of the biggest challenges in a new house build. Here's how to keep your...


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      10 Best Floor Cleaners

      For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep...

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      How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

      From the initial building permits to breaking ground to final site cleanup, here's how much you can expect to spend...


      10 Best Cabin Bunk Bed Ideas

      A cabin is a great gathering place for family and friends, which means lots of beds! Get the maximum sleep...


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      3 DIY Games You Can Play at Home With Your Dog

      There are many benefits to playing games with your dog. Here are some easy and inexpensive DIY games you can...


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      Budgeting Tips for Building Your Own House

      Budget overruns can turn building your dream home into a nightmare. These tips will help keep costs in check without...


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      How Construction Companies Can Use Drones

      Drones are changing the construction industry in more ways than one. These eyes in the sky can improve efficiency, accuracy,...

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      10 Home Gym Storage Ideas

      Clever home gym storage ideas can help turn a spare room, garage or abandoned corner into a motivating and clutter-free...


      10 Things to Consider Before Building a Second Home or Cabin

      Maybe you've dreamed of owning a vacation home or weekend retreat. Before you build or buy, ask yourself these questions...


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      What To Know About Soil Testing

      If you and your family grow vegetables in your garden, it's important for you to test your soil to know...


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      Best Home Gym Paint Colors for 2021

      Home gyms are hotter than ever for ripping reps to mastering meditation. Here are our best paint color picks for...


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      Should I Paint My House to Increase Its Resale Value?

      If your home is about to hit the real estate market, a fresh coat of paint could be the ticket...


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      9 Best Vacuums for Every Home

      Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the...


      I Tried Brandless Cleaning Products and Here’s What Happened

      Brandless cleaning products are better for the earth and your wallet. We tested them to see how well they clean.


      10 Best Reviewed Internet Routers on Amazon

      Improve your streaming, gaming and more with the top-rated internet routers available for sale today on Amazon.

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      16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

      Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and...


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      New Homeowner’s Guide to Pruning Your Garden

      Spring pruning is like spring cleaning: A little effort now pays big dividends when you're done. Here's what to know...


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      6 Best Smart Coffee Makers

      Smart coffee makers streamline your morning routine, allowing you to start brewing a fresh cup from your smart device without...


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      Coffin Cut-Outs and Other Urban Legends You Probably Believe

      Have you heard the one about the staircase built specifically to trip up burglars? Let's bust six myths about the...


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      7 Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Cabin

      Use these savvy strategies to keep unwanted critters from invading your log cabin, summer home or cottage this vacation season.


      How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

      Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.