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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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 started. Some people are born with an eye for design while many of us struggle. Here are 11 design rules and techniques that will come in handy.

Electrical Wire and Cable Basics

Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.


12 Bad Home Decorating Habits You Should Stop Immediately

Are you guilty of these bad home decorating habits? Your design should make sense and not confuse your guests.


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.


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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.

7 Reasons to Rethink Buying Appliances at Superstores

When you decide to buy a new washing machine, fridge or power tool, it may seem only natural to make...


How to Repair a Windshield Washer

Diagnosis and repair are easy, cheap and fast.

How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.


Dryer Sheet Floor Sweeper

Don't throw away used dryer sheets. There's another use for them. Wrap a couple of dryer sheets onto the head...


How to Install a Laundry Chute

You'll love the convenience of a laundry chute


Remove Oil Stains From a Faux Plaster Finish

Remove them quickly with dishwashing detergent