profressional trades

become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

view more in:

add filter

    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet ally childress, journeyworker electrician

    electrician ally childress talks about working on a stadium, how to be inclusive and what's in her tool bag.

    tout icon

    unclog drains with ease using this power drum auger

    don't waste your money on a plumber. instead try this inexpensive, easy-to-use family handyman approved power drum auger.


    what’s in my toolbox? a pro electrician’s essential tools

    an apprentice electrician shares a look at some of her favorite tools.


    remodel your kitchen with a custom range hood kit that’s easy to diy

    if you're looking for a creative focal point in your upcoming kitchen remodel, try building your own range hood with...


    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet schannon yodice, that tile chick

    schannon yodice talks about finessing complex projects, men behaving poorly on social media and what's in her tool bag.

    the headlamp i never knew i needed

    this top-notch fenix hm65r headlamp showed me the light when i thought my old headlamp was fine.


    tout icon

    cut through yard work with this stihl cordless pruning saw

    kiss those hand-cramping pruners, shears and loopers goodbye. try this family handyman approved battery operated pruner instead.

    tout icon

    stay shady with this family handyman approved sun shirt

    have some fun in the sun wearing this family handyman approved work shirt with built-in uv protection.


    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet mary kehl, handyman apprentice and medic

    mary kehl talks about switching careers later in life, building a house and what's in her tool bag.


    the lixada blocklight is a small flashlight with lots of power

    let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable family handyman approved flashlights.


    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet melinde madsen, production carpenter

    melinde madsen talks about learning new skills, matching tools with her body type and what's in her tool bag.

    we tried the worx switchdriver and it really is a time-saver

    sick of the constant switching back and forth between different bits and tips?  us, too. that's why we tried this...


    a family handyman approved father’s day gift guide

    struggling to find the right father's day gift for your dad? check out these family handyman approved products any diy...


    what’s in my toolbox? a pro roofer’s essential tools

    a look inside the toolbox of a pro roofer.


    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet celia reyes, welder

    welder celia reyes talks about creating, her education and what's in her tool bag.


    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet maggie rogosienski, electrical apprentice

    maggie rogosienski talks about switching careers, navigating harassment and what's in her tool bag.

    tout icon

    tear through diy projects with 2022年世界杯中国小组赛积分 approved diablo demo demon saw blade

    if you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a diablo demo...


    study: homeowner’s remodeling plans undeterred by inflation and shortages

    inflation is cranking up costs and material shortages are delaying projects, but that's not stopping homeowners.


    how much does it cost to restore an historic home?

    from hvac to insurance, our experts discuss some of the common cost pitfalls of restoring old and historic homes.


    old homes: what’s worth restoring?

    from plaster to hvac, here's advice from our experts on how to decide what's worth restoring in your old or...


    what is an architectural historian?

    kristopher king talks about the value of preservation, his pet peeves and some of his alluring discoveries in charleston.


    tout icon

    the eleven percent: meet sarah lechowich, roofer and ceo

    sarah lechowich talks about running a woman-owned company, the importance of mentorship and what's in her tool bag.


    tout icon

    these stylish and tough stoggles safety glasses are family handyman approved

    whether you work in the trades or you're a diy enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. recently i picked...


    tout icon

    give your bathroom a new look with family handyman approved aura bath & spa paint

    remodels can be costly and become drawn out. but if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...

    magazine cover

    subscribe & save

    1 year subscription for only $10!

    6 things an electrician learned after buying her first house

    a professional electrician shares what she's learned about electrical while living in and working on her own home.


    tout icon

    this family handyman approved paint brush makes cutting in easy

    looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  look no further than the...


    the eleven percent: spotlight on women in the trades

    this fh series introduces readers to a few of the women who make up 11...


    the best portable air compressors

    our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


    tout icon

    family handyman approved: dewalt job site table saw

    dewalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. this saw is no different.


    what’s in my toolbox? a pro plumber’s most essential tools

    a long-time plumbing professional shares a look inside her toolbox.