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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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How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to serve all those purposes, it must be highly organized. I customized two typical kitchen cabinets for maximum storage.

How to Set Up Your House Before Leaving for Summer Vacation

Securing your home while you're away doesn't just mean locking your doors and windows. Make sure you take these steps...


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9 Garage Items That Aren’t Worth Keeping

If your garage is so full you can't park your bike inside, let alone your car, it's time to clear...


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How To Build a 2-in-1 Workbench and Bar Top

Add LEDs set in epoxy for a custom, high-tech work surface.


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Keep Your Tools Ready with an In-Cabinet Charging Center

This sliding station keeps your tools ready to go

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How To Build A Hidden Cocktail Bar

Done for the day? Press a button to order up your favorite refreshment.


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Light Up Your Garage With Flair

A combination of showroom and task lighting does it best

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How To Build a Swing-Out Countertop

Need more counter space in your workshop? Here's a DIY solution.


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9 Best Garden Tool Organizers for Your Garage

Gardening season is in full swing, so if you don't have a good garden tool organizer in your garage or...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


15 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Stop Doing

It's not big deal to you, but your neighbors are rolling their eyes!

14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...


14 Ways to Add Space to Your Home that Won’t Break the Bank

The best way to make sure any renovation project will pay off with additional square footage is to check with...


Garage Storage: How Much Weight Can Trusses Take?

Check out this heavy-duty garage storage system.


10 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door

A good garage door will last decades, maybe even a lifetime. So it makes sense to spend a little extra...


18 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garage

Forget New Year's resolutions for yourself—will they last beyond January anyway? Make some resolutions for your garage instead and enjoy...

Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage

Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers.


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Easy Garage Ideas for Creating the Ultimate Dual-Duty Space

Family Handyman has been improving garages for decades. This year, we found a family overdue for a garage makeover. Their...


10 Things You Need to Get out of Your Garage Before Winter

When fall chores are done and cars are ready for winter, don't forget to take care of what's in your...


Garage Makeover: How to Create the Garage of Your Dreams

Get the garage of your dreams one step at a time. This makeover includes high-capacity cabinets, a new garage door,...


Best Lighting for Your Garage and Workshop

Find your way in the dark with these cool products that help light the darkest nooks and crannies of your...


11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....


Retrofit Your Garage Door Openers to Work With Wi-Fi

An open garage door is an invitation to thieves. Solve the problem by retrofitting your garage door openers with a...


8 Garage Paint Ideas to Consider Inside and Out

Want to upgrade your garage? Check out these clever ideas for painting your garage. Including garage door, floor and wall...

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10 Cool Tips for a Garage Refrigerator or Freezer

If you've ever wanted the convenience of a garage or outdoor fridge, here's what you need to know! Click through...


19 Best Garage Storage Ideas for Maximizing Space

Organizing your garage is a daunting task, but we've got you covered with these garage storage ideas for maximizing space.


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25 Cheap Garage Storage Projects You Can DIY

You don’t need a lot of extra space (or a lot of extra cash) to build these simple storage projects...


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What NOT to Do During a Garage Remodel

Whether you're DIYing or hiring a contractor, don't make these common mistakes during your garage remodel.


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12 Best Ways to Heat a Garage in the Winter

Even in winter, projects, repairs and hobbies must go on. And that often means you'll be spending time in the...


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10 Things People With Organized Garages Have in Common

We all know a neighbor or friend with a super-organized garage. Turns out people with tidy garages know these storage...