DIY Home Improvement
Learn about tools and products to help you on your DIY home imrovement projects and repairs.
Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs
Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. We asked our team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus what their favorite products were, and this is what they told us they never leave home without.
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Home Care Myths Busted!
Learn the truth about such common problems as mold, mice, ducts, stucco cracks, electrical connections, galvanic corrosion, setback thermostats and lawn watering. You may be surprised by what our experts say about common myths and misconceptions.
Using Dry Lubricants
Dry lubricants have a lot to offer the homeowner. Most lubricants leave an oily film that attracts dust. Dry lubricants can keep your doors, drawers, windows and locks running smooth with no residual mess. Check out this article for three common types of dry lubricants and their uses.
DIY Problem Solvers and Household Tips
These 18 special products make home improvement easier and faster—from lightweight tile backer board to epoxy adhesives to handy wall anchors.
8 Great DIY Home Improvement Rules
With so much DIY expertise and experience here at The Family Handyman, our editors decided to write down their top tips for how to get the best results from your home improvement projects. From plumbing to drywall, our editors weigh in with their favorite hints for DIYers.
How to Install Cabinet Hardware
Learn how to use templates, glue, putty and various tricks of the trade to install kitchen cabinet hardware perfectly, without loose, misaligned knobs or extra holes.
Affordable Home Improvement Tips
You'll save money on remodeling projects if you plan well in advance, get several bids, do simple parts yourself, shop for materials, design with energy savings in mind and follow these other easy ideas.
Affordable Home Improvement Ideas
These 10 projects—decorating, storage, lighting and more—cost little but yield great results. They upgrade bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, closets, the entryway, the laundry and other areas of your home.
Best Home Improvement Tools Under $100
It's easy to spend a lot of money on tools, but you don't always have to. Check out the top tool picks under $100 by the editors of The Family Handyman magazine. These are the tools our editors have been using for years and wouldn't trade for anything.