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House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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    How To Make a DIY Charcuterie Board

    Create this high-end looking charcuterie board with beginner tools and easy-to-find materials.

    How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

    Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to...


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    How To Build a 2-in-1 Workbench and Bar Top

    Add LEDs set in epoxy for a custom, high-tech work surface.


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    Keep Your Tools Ready with an In-Cabinet Charging Center

    This sliding station keeps your tools ready to go


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    How To Build A Hidden Cocktail Bar

    Done for the day? Press a button to order up your favorite refreshment.

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    Light Up Your Garage With Flair

    A combination of showroom and task lighting does it best


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    How To Build a Swing-Out Countertop

    Need more counter space in your workshop? Here's a DIY solution.

    How to DIY Laundry Shelves

    Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


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    How to Clean Carpets Without a Machine

    Want to clean your carpet but hate those bulky machines? Follow these DIY cleaning tips and methods to learn how...


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    How to Build a Bath Bench

    This DIY bathroom bench offers a comfortable place to sit and a convenient place to store essentials. Build it in...


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    How to Keep Your Bathroom Counter Clean and Organized

    Enjoy a vanity that's sparkling and free of clutter, thanks to a bathroom counter organizer and more smart storage.

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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    The Getaway

    The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


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    New Homeowner’s Guide

    From making an offer on your dream home to navigating your first year of DIY home repairs, the experts at...


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    How to Hide a TV

    Sliding doors, using artwork, is a convenient and creative way to make the TV room a family room...


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

    Using a Water Powered Backup Sump Pump

    Drain your sump even when the power is out


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    Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

    Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home



    Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms

    Smoke alarms wear out. Replace them before they fail.


    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

    Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


    Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

    Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


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    How to Re-key a Door Lock

    Change your locks yourself by removing the lock cylinder and changing the pins.

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    Setting Up a DIY Home Security System

    Install a reliable security system in just one day. DIY home security systems will help to protect your home and...


    How to Insulate a House

    Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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    How to Organize Your Freezer From Start to Finish

    Follow these simple steps to tame the chaos in your freezer, ensuring it's organized and stocked with food that's safe...


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


    10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

    Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.


    10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...