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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 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 to eat.

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...


17 Things to Keep Within Reach in the Kitchen to Make Life Easier

Never worry about having a jar that won't open.


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

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


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How to Build an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Bring your herbs indoors to enjoy fresh flavors all year long. Read on to find out how to build this...

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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...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...

Guide to Replacing an Outdoor GFCI Outlet

Learn how to install an outdoor outlet that is flush with the building exterior, is GFCI-protected and has a weather-proof...


How to Make a DIY Bread Box

Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...


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20 Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is...


12 Creative Solutions For Storing Pots and Pans

They’re large, bulky and take up a lot of precious storage space. When it comes to storing your pots, pans...

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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...


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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


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...


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Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...

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How to Make a Quick and Simple Hand Sanitizer

Create a germ-killing solution out of just a handful of common household ingredients.


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How to Clean Faucets and Shower Heads Without Removing Them

Want to clean up your faucets or increase the water pressure from your shower without removing it? Learn how here.


How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean One Minute at a Time

Can you spare a minute if it means a clean kitchen?


10 Things You Should Not Do to Your Kitchen Countertops

There are a lot of options when it comes to kitchen countertops and how to clean them. Here are some...


How to Declutter and Freshen Up Your Kitchen Right Now

The high-traffic kitchen is the heart of the home, and as such it's often a mess. Here's how to get...


How to Install a Refrigerator Water Filter

Quick-connect fittings make installation and maintenance easy


Home Trend: Black Stainless Steel Appliances

We’re seeing the marvelous matte finish of black stainless steel everywhere!


How to Install Refrigerator Plumbing

Here's how to run a water line to your refrigerator's icemaker.

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How to Use a Glass Bottle Cutter

Some glass bottles and jars are too beautiful to toss in the trash or recycling bin, but what do you...


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Wine Glass Storage: How to Store Wine Glasses

Kitchen storage is always valuable real estate.


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Simple Tablet Stand

Following online recipes is easier with a tablet stand. Make this one for less than $10 in materials and only...


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5 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Feel Like Home

Learn how to style your backyard with these pro tips.


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

Remove a leaky chrome kitchen waste line and replace it with a plastic PVC waste line and trap.


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How to Make a DIY Spice Rack

The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick shows you a new use for a curtain rod.