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    How To Clean Fireplace Brick

    Keep your brick fireplace functioning well and looking good inside and out with these tips for how to clean fireplace brick.

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    How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Thanksgiving

    Make your home extra cozy this Thanksgiving. Here are our top tips for beautiful mantel decor.


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    How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

    Are you ready to host overnight guests?


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    How To Use Expanding Foam at Your Cabin

    Thinking about using expanding foam for pest control at your cabin? Learn all about spray foam and whether it's the...


    How to Choose the Right Skylight Shades for Your Home

    Skylight shades cover your skylights in stylish and functional ways. Here's everything you need to know.

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    8 Signs You Should Get a Roof Inspection

    Here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...


    9 Genius Ways to Get Rid of Dust in Your Home You Never Thought Of

    The never-ending battle against dust just got easier. Find out how to get rid of dust once and for all!

    Best Area Rugs for Hardwood Floors

    It can really tie the room together when it's done right. Check out how to pick the right area rug...


    How to Stack and Store Firewood

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


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    Best Bathroom Over the Toilet Storage Options of 2022

    Get extra storage with an affordable over the toilet organizer.


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    8 Pet Safe Floor Cleaners and DIY Solutions

    Calling all fur parents: Keep them safe from harmful chemicals with these pet safe floor cleaners.

    If You See a Little Door in an Old House, This Is What It’s For

    Little doors in old houses had a purpose at one time. Here's why you might find a mini door in...


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    10 Ways To Use Wallpaper in Your Bathroom

    Ready to add color, pattern and jaw-dropping style to your bathroom? All you need is a roll or two of...


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    Home Window Tinting: What To Know Before You Buy

    If you live in a climate where the air conditioner runs almost all the time, energy-saving home window tinting can...


    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...


    How to Clean Window Screens

    Screen Cleaning Made Easy

     

    Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

    Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


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    10 Best Area Rugs for 2022

    It's the element that really ties a room together — take the floor with these 10 amazing area rugs.


    Gas vs. Electric: Which Fireplace Is Best for Your Home?

    Choosing between gas and electric fireplaces can be tricky. We'll run down their pros and cons to help you decide...


    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...


    10 Best Firewood Racks of 2022

    An outdoor firewood rack keeps wood off the ground, neatly stacked and ready for the next firepit or fireplace gathering....


    Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

    Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


    10 Tips for Wood Floor Scratch Repair

    Do you have ugly scratches in your wood floors? In many cases you can make those imperfections go away—or at...


    20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

    Have you heard of the Earthship?

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    How to Estimate Insulation Needs and Achieve R-Value Requirements

    Achieve comfort and efficiency year-round with the right amount of insulation.


    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...


    9 Ideas for a Textured Accent Wall

    An accent wall is a great way to update a room, whether it's used in the living room, a bedroom...


    13 Stunning Dark Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

    For the better part of the last decade, homeowners, decorators and builders alike have transformed kitchens with the popular Tuscan...


    8 Best Carpet Cleaners and Pet Stain Removers of 2022

    Accidents happen, but the right pet carpet cleaner will keep your floors looking immaculate — even if you have multiple...


    45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

    Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.