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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over the weekend.

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Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers can be rustic or luxurious, enclosed or open. We discuss the different types, the installation costs and what...


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10 Outdoor Shower Ideas and Designs

It may seem like a luxury, but an outdoor shower is very DIY-friendly! Turn your yard into an oasis with...


How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


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How to Clean Rubber Car Mats

Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...

17 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home

Don't let by those picked-over supermarket shelves stress you. It's easier than you might think to grow fresh veggies and...


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door

How to Install an Outdoor Faucet

Stop lugging around that hose


Fix Leaks at the Garden Hose Spigot

A worn-out vacuum breaker is usually the culprit


Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.


All Washed Up Outdoor Sink

This outdoor sink will allow you to wash up anywhere on your property.

DIY Lint Fire Starter Log

Make a quick fire starter log in a pinch—all you need is an empty toilet paper roll and some lint.


Waterfall Countertop Ideas We Love

Often seen on home improvement shows, waterfall countertops are gaining popularity as they offer a stunning look for nearly every...


Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

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Store tons of stuff out of sight!


Frugal Gardening Tip: Grow Seedlings in Toilet Paper Tubes

For an easy and green way to start seeds, save your toilet paper and paper towel tubes.


Routing to a T

An older-model drafting T-square—the kind with a wooden and plastic crosspiece—makes a great fence for routing dadoes for shelves in...

Quick and Accurate Dado Cuts

Here’s a neat trick to speed up cutting dadoes for shelves and other cabinet projects. Attach a 2-in. high wood fence...


Dado a Rabbet

You can precisely cut rabbets on cabinet and drawer parts if you clamp or bolt a 3/4-in. thick plywood fence...


16 Hand-Selected Reader Projects from The Family Handyman

Ranging in size, difficulty and design, these 16 reader projects are as unique as the DIYers who built them.


Build a Garden Storage Box

Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid...


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon