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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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation

The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're pulling vintage pieces from archives, like this 1980s guide to installing a phone.

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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

Use a two-stage thermostat with a two-stage furnace to save on your heating bill