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.
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.
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...
How to Restretch a Carpet
Fit, trim and restretch your carpet in one afternoon with a carpet stretcher.
Crown Molding Cutting and Installation
This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.
Interior Trim Work Basics
All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight
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,...
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...
How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam
Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.
Vintage Family Handyman Project: Modernizing a Fireplace (Then and Now)
In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our earliest projects.
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 Soundproof a Room
Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...
Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim
Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...
6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall
Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.
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.
21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know
While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...
How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...
7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before
This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes...
How to Clean Vinyl Siding
Techniques for cleaning tough-to-remove stains on vinyl siding, trim and gutters.
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...
A Simple Math-Free Method for Marking and Cutting Radius Trim
Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. Here, an expert trim carpenter shares their...