Home Repair Skills

Build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills and make home repairs easier.

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Skills: Featured DIY Projects

Prevent License Plate Theft

Prevent license plate theft by using special screws that require a special security...

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Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

Make furniture-quality cuts with a circular saw with these inexpensive DIY saw...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Adding a Receptacle

  • Switch boxes can sometimes be used as a power source for a new outlet, but only if the box is large enough and has neutral and ground wires running through it. Here's how to figure it out.

  • Frugal Living Tips for Homeowners

  • Squeeze more out of your home improvement dollar with these simple money-saving tips. For little or no cost, you can save hundreds of dollars.

  • How to Combat Mold and Mildew

  • How mold and mildew get a foothold in your home, how to clean and get rid of it and how to prevent its return. Eliminate moisture sources; water and mold go hand in hand.

  • Simple Wall Stenciling

  • With our basic stenciling techniques, you'll be able to create everything from a simple stenciled border to more complex patterns that will add a dramatic flourish to any room in your house. Even if you don't consider yourself artistic,...Read more»

  • Electrical Boxes: How to Add Capacity

  • If you're adding wires or a bigger device to an electrical box, you may need additional capacity. There are two ways to enlarge an existing box without tearing the wall open.

  • What Is Radon

  • What is radon? More important, how do you know if your house has it? We’ll show you how to test for radon—and how to stop radon from getting into your home. Illustration by Peter Hoey

  • Installing Kitchen Cabinets

  • Install kitchen cabinets—base, wall and peninsula—using professional techniques. Hanging cabinets is easy and you'll save on your next kitchen remodel.

  • Do Your Own Pest Control

  • Are annoying bugs and outdoor critters invading your home? You can control most common pests on your own, without spending big bucks on an exterminator.

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