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The Getaway

The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of talented editors and creatives are hard at work building an innovative and modern second home from the ground up in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, with the the finished result being revealed in our September issue.

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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How to Make Your Own Built In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two built-in shelf projects.


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How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

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

How to Fix a Seized Engine

Sitting idle can cause an engine to seize. Learn how to free it and get your vehicle running again.


4 Weekend Kitchen Upgrades

Do you want a kitchen refresh? A brighter, more user-friendly kitchen is just four weekends away.

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How to Clean Wallpaper With Simple Ingredients

Wallpaper is back — on accent walls and backsplashes, in bathrooms and bedrooms. When that papered wall gets dirty, here's...


How to Choose the Right Robot Vacuum

There's a lot to love about robot vacuums, the compact, computerized vacuum cleaners that clean floors without any effort on...


Fireplace Cleaning: When to Clean a Chimney Flue

How often to remove creosote to prevent chimney fires and do a fireplace cleaning.


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How to Get Rid of Mold on Bathroom Walls

Bathroom mold is an unsightly and unhealthy problem that should be addressed as soon as you spot it. For mold...


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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.


Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

Simply change the trim to change the style


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...

How to Hang Pictures on Walls: 13 Hanging Hacks for Picture-Perfect Walls

Hanging stuff on your walls can be tedious frustrating, especially if it ends up crooked! These handy hacks will help...


Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam

Almost any wall can be removed-it's a matter of how much you're willing to spend


How to Hang Glass Shelves for Bathroom Storage

Most bathrooms have one space you can count on for additional storage, and that’s over the toilet. Open glass shelves...


Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.


How to Plan Egress Windows

When fire pounces, do you have a way out?


Things You Can Do With a Reclaimed Barn Door

A reclaimed barn door can be more than a functional addition to your home—it can also help enhance your decor...


Ideas for the Kitchen: Stainless Steel Backsplash

Install a stainless steel backsplash sheet behind your range for a sharp look and easy cleaning.

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How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting

Add interest to a bedroom or kitchen by building a soffit with drywall, wood trim and rope lights.


Install a Super-Easy USB Outlet

Adding a USB outlet is easy enough for a first-time electrician.


How to Balance a Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.


How to Build a Wainscoted Wall

Add elegance to your favorite room with easy-to-build wood panels


Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.