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How to Clean Window Screens

Screen Cleaning Made Easy

 

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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...


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...


The Getaway

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


What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.

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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.

How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

Important annual gas fireplace maintenance.


6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall

Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...

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How to Get Pet Stains Out of Carpet

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


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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

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


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


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!


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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

How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...


14 Ways to Embellish Your Home With Metallic Paint

You can bring trendy, tasteful gold, bronze and silver into your home decor with metallic paint on the walls, accent...


Cleaning Unglazed Porcelain Tile

Two types of cleaners will dissolve all kinds of dirt and grease from unglazed porcelain tile


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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Don't wait! Take 5 minutes to clean up the problem