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Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were impressive. Here we take a look at 10 amazing outdoor projects readers completed during that time.

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We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.


10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


5 Wayfair Memorial Day Sale Finds for Home and Yard

Get ready to shop! You can save on indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, decor, storage and more with the Wayfair...


The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor...

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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...


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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

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

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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Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Curtains

Create an intimate open-air space with outdoor curtains, a stylish solution for adding privacy and shade to your patio, pergola...


How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

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


14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!

Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.

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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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Top 5 Online Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales of 2020

Kick off your summer in style with these online patio décor deals.


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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Patio Style Gift Basket

Hunting for a great Mother's Day gift idea? Mix-and-match these items to create a gift basket filled with outdoor decor...


Shop Target’s Spring Home Collection

Lighten and brighten this spring with fun, fresh home décor picks from Target's latest Opalhouse, Project 62 and Threshold collections.

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5 Ways to Clean Your Charcoal Grill

Keep your charcoal grill in top form by knowing a variety of ways to clean it.


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


25 Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed (That Much)

From hairless to wire-haired to water-repellent, here are the top 25 dogs that won't leave fur all over your furniture...


12 Shed Storage Ideas to Organize Your Space At Last

Don't let your shed become disorganized or overrun with junk! Instead, turn it into a well-lit, useful space that has...


How to Build a Backyard Waterfall

Build this simple, attractive backyard waterfall in less than a day.


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10 Best-Reviewed Mouse Repellents

Have a mouse problem? Try one of these 10 top-rated mouse repellents.


How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

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At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project....


15 Perfect Patio Designs

From entertaining spaces to cooking stations to areas designed for lounging, patios can add value and comfort to your home....

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Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


How to Build a Wooden Planter Box

An simple planter box that's all curves and circles


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Build Your Own Self-Watering Planter

Build a raised planting bed and have tonight's salad at your fingertips!


Patio Decorating Ideas that Bring the Indoors Out

Transform your patio into an extension of your living space by adding some thoughtful decor. By including certain elements, you...


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Build a Beautiful Stone and Brick Backyard Patio

We'll tell you how to build a beautiful, durable patio from stone and brick.


8 Fall Landscaping Myths You Need to Stop Believing

When the air turns crisp and the leaves turn brown, many people's thoughts turn to bonfires, apple cider and Halloween....