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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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Best Bathroom Over the Toilet Storage Options of 2021

Get extra storage with an affordable over the toilet organizer.

Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


13 Stunning Dark Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

For the better part of the last decade, homeowners, decorators and builders alike have transformed kitchens with the popular Tuscan...


45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.

10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

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

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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


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...


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


Brilliant Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash isn't just for the kitchen. A backsplash will help protect the wall behind the sink from water damage...

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


What is That Disgusting Pink Slime in Your Bathroom?

Ever notice red or pink slime forming inside your toilet or on your shower walls? It’s a bacterium called Serratia marcescens,...


How to Install a Whirlpool Tub

Transform a small bathroom into a luxurious, relaxing spa with a whirlpool tub – without enlarging the tub opening.


How to Install Towel Bars and Hooks on Fiberglass Tub and Shower Surrounds

Toggle bolts solve tricky mounting problems on thin plastic walls.