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Smokeless Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

Learn how you can keep your smokeless fire pit in top shape for years of enjoyable, smoke-free gatherings.

How to Stack and Store Firewood

Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.


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11 Ways to Start a Fire

Impress your friends and family by effortlessly building a roaring campfire. Your secret way to start a fire? It could...


A Grand Tour of the Family Handyman Getaway

Take a look inside the Family Handyman Getaway vacation home.


Shop the Getaway

Shop the Getaway look for your own home.

6 Best Plants for Window Boxes

Looking to spruce up your curb appeal with a splash of color? Here are some great plants to consider for...


Lowe’s Labor Day Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

Celebrate the season at Lowe's Labor Day Sale with special values on everything you need to get your home and...

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8 Things To Do To Prepare Your Home’s Exterior For Fall

Enjoying the waning days of summer? Don't forget to work in these do-before-fall tasks!


Start a Campfire with These DIY Fire Starters

Getting a fire started can be a tough task. Make it a little easier on yourself with these DIY fire...


4 Best Ways to Blow Up Pool Floaties

Don't let a bunch of uninflated pool toys deflate your summer fun. Here are some of the best ways to...


Tips for Hiring a Termite Exterminator

They'll crunch and they'll munch and they'll chew your house down! Here's how to work with an exterminator to battle...

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Outdoor Fireplaces: Which Type Is Right for You?

Fire it up and gather around. An outdoor fireplace creates a warm and inviting hub for relaxing and entertaining in...


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What Type of Wood Is Best to Burn in My Fire Pit?

Selecting the right firewood for your fire pit is crucial for safety and enjoyment. These are your best options.


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7 Best Fire Pit Ring Inserts of 2022

Everyone loves a backyard bonfire! And a fire pit ring insert can keep those home fires burning brightly, and in...


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9 Outdoor Fireplace Design Ideas

Is your backyard or patio missing something? Turn your outdoor space into a cozy retreat with one of these outdoor...


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


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What to Know About Frost Lines

Frost lines are critical to construction in cold climates, but they’re important in mild regions, too. Learn what frost lines...


10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

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


15 Things We’re Buying at The Home Depot This Spring

The harsh winter can take a toll on your home and your yard. Now is the time to tackle home...


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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.

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10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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10 Outdoor Wall Art Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

From wall planters to large metal sun+moon signs, these outdoor wall art ideas will have you spending more time outside.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...


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50 Small Fall Home Projects to Do Over the Weekend

Knock out these must-do fall home projects in just a couple of days and enjoy care-free living all winter long.


17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...