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11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get started. Some people are born with an eye for design while many of us struggle. Here are 11 design rules and techniques that will come in handy.

The Getaway

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


Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


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6 Tips for Driving in Winter

Driving in snow and ice presents many challenges. Here are seven winter driving tips to keep you safe when the...

6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall

Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.


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How to Get Pet Stains Out of Carpet

Home remedies and products to clean your pet-stained carpet.

Amazing DIY Treehouse Ideas and Building Tips

Advice and tips for building, attaching and furnishing your home in the treetops. Learn how to build a treehouse from...


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How to Replace a Light Fixture

Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.


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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

Techniques for cleaning tough-to-remove stains on vinyl siding, trim and gutters.


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The Best Ways to Trap Mice

Proper trap baiting and placement are essential to successfully eliminating mice from your home. Follow these tips and techniques to...

15 Cleaning Secrets Only Car Detailers Know

Save $200 and detail your car yourself in half a day. Get professional results using these tips from experienced detailers.


10 Houses that Actually Produce More Energy than They Consume

Imagine never having to pay a utility bill again. The energy efficiency of these unique homes actually creates a power...


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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room That Actually Work

Learn how to warm up a room without using a plug-in electric heater. Consider built-in radiant floor or ceiling heating,...


How to Add an Outdoor Outlet

Install an Exterior Outlet


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.

Car Paint Repair: Get Touch Up Painting Done in 4 Quick Steps

Fix-up those door dings and nicks in a jiffy with this car paint touch up process.


How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


Refinish Hardwood Floors in One Day: How to Refinish Wood Floors Step by Step

Restore your wood floor on a Saturday—and still have time to play!


How to Build a Tree House – Pro Tips & Plans

Tree houses aren't just for kids – they're for anyone with an imagination. These amazing treehouses will inspire you to...


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How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.


14 Tips for Moving Furniture

Whether you're relocating or just rearranging, moving heavy furniture is a big job. Use these simple techniques to move heavy,...


12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...


How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

With these basic techniques, you can learn how to install kitchen cabinets straight, solid and true

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Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Strategies and Techniques

Try these effective ways to get rid of your nastiest pests.


How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture

Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...


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Hang Artwork and Wall-hangings Straight and Level for a Gallery Wall

With these four techniques, you can hang just about anything on your walls, and keep it there


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.


How to Remove a Stuck Screw

We show you some ways to remove a stuck Phillips head screw.


Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build