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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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


Quick Home Upgrades That Deliver Big Results

Simple kitchen and bath improvements that will make your life easier


How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


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...

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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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...

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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 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...


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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 Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

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

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 Paint Wood Paneling

Yes, you can paint wood paneling. And, it can look terrific or it can look terrible. Use this step-by-step guide...


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Washing Walls Before Painting Guide

Get your interior painting project off on the right foot by washing walls before painting them. Learn when this is...


How to Paint a China Cabinet with Chalk Paint

Once you discover the joy of chalk paint, it's hard to stop. (This is coming from a person who has...


What’s Not To Love About Green Wall Paint?

From dark and moody emerald, to light and airy sage; there is a perfect green paint for you. Green is...

Antique Painted Cabinets: Tips and Techniques to Try at Home

Update the look of your kitchen by giving your existing cabinets a new, yet old look. Antique painted cabinets give...


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How To Remove Layers of Old Paint On Your Walls

Learn how to get paint off walls before applying a fresh coat.


Simple Wall Stenciling

How to stencil a decorative border at the top of your walls.


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Trendy Paint Patterns to Spice Up Walls

If you're looking for a less permanent pattern than wallpaper, look no further than these trendy patterns for wall paint...


Decorative Painting Tips

Even a novice can create designer effects with these easy-to-use painting tools.


Door Refinishing: Painting Varnished Doors

Give a fresh look to an old varnished door.


10 Ways to Let Your Kids Help With DIY Projects

As a parent, it can be exciting, yet nerve-wracking when your child wants to "help" you with DIY projects. You...

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How to Buy Better Trim Paint

We picked out 12 trim paints to try. After running tests and conferring with pro painters and industry experts, we...


How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job

Here's how to wash, sand, scrap and fill woodwork for a smooth finish.


Brilliant Tip for Painting in Tight Quarters

Did you ever wonder how to paint behind a toilet or radiator without moving or disassembling it?


11 Tips on How to Finish Wood Trim

Get top-quality results with these tips from an experienced pro.


How To Paint a Gingham Wall

Like the idea of a patterned accent wall, but don't want to mess with wallpaper? Try this easy tutorial on...


How to Pressure Wash a House

Paint prep simplified