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.
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.
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.
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,...
Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints
Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints
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.
How to Choose and Use Primer
Solve common paint coverage problems with these expert tips for choosing and using primer
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.
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...
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.
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
How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls
Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.
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