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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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10 Best Cabin Bunk Bed Ideas

A cabin is a great gathering place for family and friends, which means lots of beds! Get the maximum sleep capacity with these cabin bunk bed ideas.

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....


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9 Kids’ Room Paint Color Ideas

Put away that boring white paint! These playful kids' room color ideas come from every part of the rainbow.


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9 Best Ceiling Paint Colors to Consider

Put down the white paint! Go bold with these ceiling paint color ideas that will take your room to the...


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...

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Why Do Some Old Homes Have a Beehive Built Into a Wall?

A beehive attached on a wall of the home! It may at first seem like a totally alarming occurrence, but...


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...


10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


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...


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Entryway Furniture: 10 Practical and Charming Ideas

The entrance to your home should be stylish yet organized. Find out how to achieve both with these inspiring entryway...


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10 Best Basement Paint Colors

Turn your basement into a cozy retreat with these fresh and inviting paint color ideas.

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10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever

From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...


10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately

These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.


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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10 Best Toy Storage Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

Are the toys in your house taking over? Clean up play time with these creative toy storage solutions.


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10 Outdoor Shower Ideas and Designs

It may seem like a luxury, but an outdoor shower is very DIY-friendly! Turn your yard into an oasis with...


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Best Fireplace Decor Ideas

Uninspired fireplace decor is everywhere. That's why these 10 hearths caught our eye and we wanted to share them with...


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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.


Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1982: How to Build a Weekend Retreat

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...


New Year’s Resolutions 11 Professional Organizers Are Making for 2021

Even the pros have messy fridges, overflowing closets and way too many pictures on their phones. Here's how they plan...


Homeowners’ Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.


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,...


Vintage Family Handyman Covers from the ‘70s

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, take a look back at these vintage Family Handyman covers from the 1970's.