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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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How to Recess Hinges on a Door

Learn how to mortise door hinges using a router.

How to Install a Window Insulation Kit

Fix your drafty windows in about 15 minutes,


How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.


How to Clean Window Screens

Screen Cleaning Made Easy

 


How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.

Trimless Windows: How to Achieve the Look

Give your windows trimless style using drywall returns.


11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...

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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...


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.


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.


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...


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How To Cut and Install Crown Molding

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


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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 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.