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Explore projects, tips and ideas for the parts of your house that are found in every room in your home.

  1. 9 Tips for Painting Doors

    Painting doors? Proper preparation, the right tools and materials and good technique make a huge difference. Use these pro tips to make an old door look new again.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Repair Plaster

    Project

    Repair sagging, cracking plaster walls and avoid the mess of demolition. With plaster washers and wide fiberglass mesh, old plaster walls can be made smooth and solid again.

  2. Removing Mold From Walls

    Project

    Persistent mold on a wall near an inside corner may be due to an insulation problem in the corner framing. Here's how to find it and fix it.

  3. How to Weatherstrip a Door

    Project

    Weatherstripping old entry doors is simple and inexpensive, but there are a few tricks of the trade that will make the installation trouble-free.

  4. How to Roof a House

    Project

    Follow along as we shingle a house from underlayment to ridge cap. The article includes detailed photos, drawings and clearly written instructions for every step of the job.

  5. How to Replace Siding

    Project

    Has some of your siding begun to rot while the rest is still good? Don't replace all the boards. Follow these easy steps and just replace the boards that are rotted.

  6. How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

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    If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant floor heating. This will make your addition a warm and cozy without upgrading your furnace.

  7. How to Find a Stud

    Project

    Use clues and your powers of deductive reasoning to locate studs and ceiling joists with out an electronic stud finder. Here are some tips to make finding studs and ceiling joists a piece of cake.

  8. Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

    Project

    Need a new roof? Covering your existing asphalt shingles with metal roofing might be worth the expense. Here are some pros and cons.

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