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.
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.
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.
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...
How to Choose and Use Primer
Solve common paint coverage problems with these expert tips for choosing and using primer
How to Use Paint Primer to Tackle the Toughest Problems
From stink and stains to less-than-perfect walls
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...
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...
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...
How To Remove Layers of Old Paint On Your Walls
Learn how to get paint off walls before applying a fresh coat.
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.
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?
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...