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New Homeowner’s Guide

From making an offer on your dream home to navigating your first year of DIY home repairs, the experts at Family Handyman will guide you through your landmark journey of new homeownership.

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....


How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


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...

100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.

Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


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...


31 Cheap Workshop Updates for the Ultimate DIY Space

Our readers know how to make the most of their home shop space. These 31 updates don’t cost much (or...

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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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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How to Organize a Small Bedroom to Maximize Space

Here's our expert advice for decluttering your small bedroom space and keeping it organized.


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,...


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.

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Vintage Family Handyman Project: Under-the-Stairs Storage (Then and Now)

In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our most popular storage projects.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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8 Ideas for Cleaning a Handbag

Your handbag is probably dirtier than you think! Learn how to properly clean a handbag so you can rest assured...


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7 Ideas for Cleaning Your Wallet

Ever think of cleaning your wallet? Here's why you should, and how to do it.


4 Weekend Kitchen Upgrades

Do you want a kitchen refresh? A brighter, more user-friendly kitchen is just four weekends away.


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How to Design a Gender-Neutral Nursery

Looking for fresh ideas for your baby's nursery? We curated a list of ways to focus on design and inspiration...



How to Keep Your Cat Off the Counter: Top 10 Ways

If you have a cat, you likely know the struggle to keep him or her off the kitchen countertop. There...

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30 Dorm Room Ideas for First-Time Dorm Dwellers

Moving into a dorm room for the first time? Check out these dorm room ideas for what to buy, how...


How to Hide an Air Conditioner: 9 Clever Ways

As long as you don't block the air flow and you make sure the AC unit is accessible, covering that...


15 Ideas to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Small rooms are cozy and efficient, but can often feel cramped and difficult to keep organized. Luckily there are many...


Ideas for the Kitchen: Washable Wallpaper Backsplash

Installing a tough vinyl wall covering is easier than paper


Things You Can Do With a Reclaimed Barn Door

A reclaimed barn door can be more than a functional addition to your home—it can also help enhance your decor...


Ideas for the Kitchen: Stainless Steel Backsplash

Install a stainless steel backsplash sheet behind your range for a sharp look and easy cleaning.