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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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Light Up Your Garage With Flair

A combination of showroom and task lighting does it best

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Best Garden Lights of 2021

Every outdoor space is warmer and more inviting with the right lighting. Here are our picks for the best garden...


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7 Bright Ideas For Lighting Under Your Bed

Hot and on-trend, under bed lighting adds a wow factor to your slumber spaces. Whether you're looking for LED or...


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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are...


20 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Whether you're looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some...

13 Home Improvement Projects That Practically Pay for Themselves

These smart upgrades pay off big in resale value and enjoyment of your home.


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...

10 Living Room Lighting Ideas We Love

Your living room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting for the right use. The...


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...


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8 Best Home Security Lights

Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


Homeowners’ Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.

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How to Fix and Replace Christmas Lights

Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!


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8 Best Light Therapy Lamps

Elevate your mood. Light therapy lamps help fight seasonal depression so you can thrive throughout the shorter, darker days of...


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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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Deals We Love: Smart Home Devices

Controlling entry into your home and lighting from anywhere provides convenience and peace of mind.


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Deals We Love: Flashlights and Lanterns

A flash sale offering great lighting options at deep discounts.

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How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.


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Why Every Workshop Needs a Quality Flashlight (And How to Choose the Right One)

Every workshop needs a flashlight for emergency lighting, precision detailing and more. Here are key features to look for when...


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8 Best Outdoor Flood Lights

A well-lit home is not only more secure, it's got great curb appeal! Here are the best outdoor flood lights...


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What to Know About Fluorescent Lighting

Wondering about fluorescent light? Learn the pros and cons of this type of lighting, along with the three main types...


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10 Best Motion Sensor Lights

We round up the 10 best motion sensor lights to provide style and safety to your home and yard.


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Deals We Love: Rechargeable Flashlights

Two game-changing light throwers from U.S.-based manufacturer, Olight.


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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Deals We Love: Exterior Security

Shorter days and longer nights mean outdoor lighting is a hot commodity right now.

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Homeowner’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider...


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These Sale-Priced Desk Lamps Will Light Up Your Home Office

Amazon's Summer Sale Event, going on now through Labor Day, includes several top-rated desk lamps to help spruce up your...


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An Expert’s Guide to Buying and Installing LED Lights

LED lighting can add a cool, modern aesthetic to any entertainment space. Here's everything you need to know to buy...


Fluorescent Light Covers to Transform Your Drop Ceiling

Fluorescent light has been linked to migraines, sleep disruption, increased stress and more. Fortunately, there are many beautiful ways to...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.