Ceiling

Projects, tips and ideas for all the ceilings in your home from installing ceiling fans and insulating to makeovers and repairing ceiling problems.

Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation

Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding insulation to your walls and attic isn’t hard and it can pay off immediately in huge energy and money savings. Here are some great tips that will show you fast and easy ways to insulate your home right.

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  • Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

    Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You either have to replace 1/2-in. drywall with 5/8-in. or add furring strips and a…

  • Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

    A 30-year pro shares his drop ceiling installation tips and demonstrates his techniques that will help you hang a suspended ceiling easier and…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

    Repairing a damaged textured ceiling starts with replacing the damaged drywall underneath the texture. Here's the right way to prep the area for…

  • Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

    Solve moisture and rot problems in insulated cathedral ceilings with closed-cell foam insulation. It fills and seals the space and doesn't…

  • Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

    A textured ceiling that's deteriorated or suffered water damage can be restored to new condition by scraping, priming, and then spraying new…

  • How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

    Is your popcorn ceiling showing its age? Here's a hassle-free way to refresh it. Painting acoustical ceilings is easy—just use this…

  • How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

    Old ceiling fans may have inconvenient pull chains, make noise or need repairs. One easy fix is to install a ceiling fan remote control. You may…

  • How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fans often wobble for reasons other than balance. Although a slight wobble (1/8 in. on high) is normal, anything more than that can be…

  • Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

    When water leaks onto a drywall ceiling, ugly coffee-colored stains usually appear. Sometimes the ceiling texture will become saturated and…

  • Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling

    Create an attractive beam and panel ceiling with just 2x4s and fiberboard. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble and looks like a classic beamed…

  • How to Paint a Ceiling

    A professional home painter shares his tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings, with equipment recommendations and tricks of the…

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