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.
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects From the ’50s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen
Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.
Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect
Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.
Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction
A well-ventilated attic makes for a healthier house. Here's how to keep the air moving with soffit vents.
How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems
What to do if you see signs of truss lift. Look for signs of seasonal movement first.
How to Improve Attic Ventilation
Good attic and roof ventilation lowers cooling bills, extends shingle life and reduces winter ice dams.
11 Pests That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic
These critters didn’t sign a lease and could be living rent-free and wreaking havoc in your attic. Here’s how to...
Cathedral Ceiling Insulation
Foam ceiling insulation is an excellent solution where moisture is a problem.
13 Basic Home Improvement Skills DIYers Must Know
Save yourself from numerous problems at home by memorizing these hacks.
Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation
Want to save money, energy and feel warmer this winter? Insulate your house the right way using these simple tips.