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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Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.

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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.

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11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings...


How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

Renew that old acoustical ceiling with a coat of paint


How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling

Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G...


How to Apply Knock Down Texture

Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings


How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.

How to Install Ceiling Fans

It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

The first step is repairing the hole.


How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan: Ceiling Fan Repair

Repair your wobbly ceiling fan so that it works like new


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.


Drop Ceiling Installation Tips: How to Install Drop Ceiling Tiles

A veteran drop ceiling installer shares his secrets for installing drop ceiling tiles yourself.

How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


13 Basic Home Improvement Skills DIYers Must Know

Save yourself from numerous problems at home by memorizing these hacks.


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...



Installing a Garage Air Conditioner

Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the...


Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

Make an old ceiling look new again