Update your living room with these do-it-yourself projects to set up a home-theater or build a living room outdoors.
Home Theater Setup
Create a first class home theater setup in an existing room in your home. We show you how to adapt it for optimal viewing and sound and the wiring materials that will deliver the best possible sound and picture.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
How to Hang a Flat-Screen TV
Mount a flat panel TV yourself and save hundreds of dollars with these easy-to-follow instructions for low profile, tilting and full-motion mounts.
Mount a Flat Screen TV With Wall Anchors
Flat screen TVs are too heavy and too expensive to take chances with. If you can't catch the stud when you're hanging the bracket, there's only one wall anchor that's tough enough for the job.
How to Build an Outdoor Living Room
Turn your patio or deck into a comfortable, protected outdoor room. This DIY-friendly design features exposed, natural wood beams and massive-looking (but easy to build) wood piers.
How to Repair the TV Remote
Most of the time you can fix your TV remote yourself with a simple repair kit and avoid the high cost of a replacement.