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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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Ways to Recycle and Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags

Just a fraction of the plastic bags produced in the United States end up getting properly recycled. Here are some ways you can reuse and recycle the film plastic in your home.

The Getaway

The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


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16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and...


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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...


10 Tricks to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Over time, as your computer (and technology in general) ages, your computer is bound to run a little slower than...

Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.

4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

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


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.

12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


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Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?

It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...


Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture

Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...


How to Restretch a Carpet

Fit, trim and restretch your carpet in one afternoon with a carpet stretcher.

12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...


15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to...


Crown Molding Cutting and Installation

This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.


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13 Things Rich People Never Waste Their Money On

Wealthy people can buy anything and everything they want, right? While that might be true, it doesn't mean the rich...


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Interior Trim Work Basics

All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight


20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.


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 Repair or Replace a Broken Storm Window

A broken storm window can be dangerous and inefficient, but is it a DIY project? A few things to know...

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How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.


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Vintage Family Handyman Project: Modernizing a Fireplace (Then and Now)

In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our earliest projects.


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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


How to Cope Joints for Wood Corner Trim

Professional techniques for coping perfect molding and trim joints.


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How to Soundproof a Room

Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...


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How to Repair a Gas Fire Pit

How to inspect and fix your gas fire pit.