The variety of home and do-it-yourself magazines available can be a little overwhelming. We scanned the shelves at our local bookstore and make these recommendations if you’re thinking about adding a new magazine to your library.

Backyard Living
Backyard Living Magazine is for hands-on people who love working and relaxing in their “outdoor living rooms.” It features backyard makeovers, easy landscape improvement projects, helpful gardening tips, great grilling recipes, fun entertainment ideas, new backyard product reviews and more, all with wonderful, full-color photos.

Smart Homeowner

Smart HomeOwner Magazine helps homeowners make sense of the choices they have for systems and technology for their homes. This magazine informs owners about new techniques and technologies. Each issue demonstrates simple solutions to problems they thought were unsolvable. Smart HomeOwner inspires homeowners with possibilities for making their homes more comfortable, more economical to live in, and more beautiful.

HOME Magazine

HOME is designed to motivate readers to transform their surroundings by personalizing current trends to create a unique style that reflects their individuality.

Extreme How-To

Extreme How-To provides the latest information on tools, techniques and home-improvement technology for the extreme handyman. From residential and remodeling contractors to homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, our readers are serious about tackling a wide range of home-remodeling, landscaping and automotive jobs.

Ready Made

ReadyMade is a bimonthly print magazine for people who like to make stuff, who see the flicker of invention in everyday objects — the perfectly round yolk in the mundane egg.

Family Handyman

Family Handyman Magazine is edited for the homeowner with an active interest in home improvement and remodeling. It covers topics including energy efficiency, garden care, woodworking, home decorating ideas and even auto maintenance. With fool-proof, step-by-step photo instructions, even amateurs can achieve professional results on a wide variety of home projects.