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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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DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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...

Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...

Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.


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...

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,...


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See

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


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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints


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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.

Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


Crown Molding Cutting and Installation

This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.


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How to Choose and Use Primer

Solve common paint coverage problems with these expert tips for choosing and using primer


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How to Make Your Own Built In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two built-in shelf projects.


Family Handyman Vintage Project from 1983: How to Hang Wallpaper

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...


How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.


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Foundation Cracks: What You Need to Know

A home's foundation will crack over time. Knowing the difference between which cracks are OK and which need to be...


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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!

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Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


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How to Soundproof a Room

Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...


How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.


6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall

Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...