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How and Where to Store Outdoor Patio Cushions

Learning how to store outdoor patio cushions significantly enhances your outdoor space without adding a lot of time to your fall maintenance routine.

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If You See This Pattern on Your Porch, This Is What It Means

This peculiar squiggly pattern is caused by a certain type of garden pest. Learn why they do it and how...


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8 Tips and Products for Cleaning Composite Decking

If you use your deck a lot or are planning an outdoor party, you may be wondering how to clean...


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...


How To Clean Outdoor Cushions

Keep your outdoor cushions feeling fresh with these smart and easy cleaning methods.

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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...


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10 Best Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas

A cozy fire pit is useless without the right seating. Create a relaxing outdoor oasis with help from these creative...

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10 Tips To Help You Renovate Your Yard on a Budget

If your backyard needs a renovation but your budget won't support big spending, check out these 10 pro tips for...


Homeowner’s Guide To Next Generation Grills

If your looking to up your grilling game beyond a basic gas or charcoal grill, here are three new evolutions...


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How To Clean and Maintain All Kinds of Patio Furniture

Whether your patio furniture is made of metal, wood or plastic, keep it in top form with these tips for...


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13 Best Patio and Deck Cleaners

Get your deck or patio ready for summer with these high-performing cleaners. Using the right patio or deck cleaner makes...

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


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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...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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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.

How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

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


12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...


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10 Tips on How To Protect Outdoor Furniture

Learn how to protect your outdoor furniture so you can enjoy it for multiple seasons. We talked to the experts...