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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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DIY Home Inspection Tools

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


How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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...

Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.


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...


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...


Garage Makeover: How to Create the Garage of Your Dreams

Get the garage of your dreams one step at a time. This makeover includes high-capacity cabinets, a new garage door,...


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.

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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints


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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.


Crown Molding Cutting and Installation

This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.


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How to Choose and Use Primer

Solve common paint coverage problems with these expert tips for choosing and using primer


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How to Make Your Own Built In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two built-in shelf projects.

Family Handyman Vintage Project from 1983: How to Hang Wallpaper

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...


How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.


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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


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How to Soundproof a Room

Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...


How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.


6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall

Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.

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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


How to Use Paint Primer to Tackle the Toughest Problems

From stink and stains to less-than-perfect walls


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How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


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How to Remove Wallpaper

It's an ugly job. We can't make it pretty, but we can make it easier. Learn how to remove wallpaper


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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master


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100 Incredible Projects By DIYers Like You

From unique accent walls to crazy automotive creations, these real-life projects are as interesting and inspiring as the DIYers who...