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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Amazing Repair Products

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

Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

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


Crown Molding Cutting and Installation

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


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 Install a Load-Bearing Beam

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

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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...


6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall

Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.

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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...


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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...


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5 Things to Consider Before Painting a Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard paint (which is not the same as chalk paint) is fun, versatile and easy to use.


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Paint Roller Techniques and Tips

Paint faster and smoother with the right rolling techniques

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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle


Simple Wall Stenciling

How to stencil a decorative border at the top of your walls.


How to Repair Mortar Joints

Restore crumbling mortar joints with a chisel, a grinder and a lot of patience


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Hang Artwork and Wall-hangings Straight and Level for a Gallery Wall

With these four techniques, you can hang just about anything on your walls, and keep it there


Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


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Shou Sugi Ban: The Art of Japanese Wood Burning

Learn how to use the ancient Japanese wood burning technique of shou sugi ban to create a unique shiplap accent...


Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips on framing a wall.


How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.


How to Install Natural Stone Tile

Tile a tub surround with beautiful marble tile in a weekend—without spending a fortune


14 Ways to Embellish Your Home With Metallic Paint

You can bring trendy, tasteful gold, bronze and silver into your home decor with metallic paint on the walls, accent...


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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

Fit woodwork perfectly to even the waviest walls with an inexpensive compass.

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How to Hang Prepasted Wallpaper

Don't be stymied by tough-to-match patterns, slippery seams and out-of-plumb corners. We'll show you how to handle them with ease.


Eliminate Paint Brush Marks

Two simple ways to eliminate paint brush marks on walls


Wood Foundation Basics and Techniques

If you engineer and assemble wood foundations properly, they're extremely durable


How to Sponge Paint a Wall

Simple materials, simple technique, stunning results.


How to Repair Damaged Wallpaper

How to make an invisible wallpaper patch