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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The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

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....


20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


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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Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers can be rustic or luxurious, enclosed or open. We discuss the different types, the installation costs and what...

How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door


Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.

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Easy Things You Can Do in a Weekend to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


Routing to a T

An older-model drafting T-square—the kind with a wooden and plastic crosspiece—makes a great fence for routing dadoes for shelves in...


Quick and Accurate Dado Cuts

Here’s a neat trick to speed up cutting dadoes for shelves and other cabinet projects. Attach a 2-in. high wood fence...


Dado a Rabbet

You can precisely cut rabbets on cabinet and drawer parts if you clamp or bolt a 3/4-in. thick plywood fence...

16 Hand-Selected Reader Projects from The Family Handyman

Ranging in size, difficulty and design, these 16 reader projects are as unique as the DIYers who built them.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet