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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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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 a look at 10 of their awesome indoor projects.

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.


9 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.


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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.


How to Fix a Seized Engine

Sitting idle can cause an engine to seize. Learn how to free it and get your vehicle running again.


4 Weekend Kitchen Upgrades

Do you want a kitchen refresh? A brighter, more user-friendly kitchen is just four weekends away.

How to Make a Sliding DIY Mirror Frame

Add modern styling and clever storage with this DIY sliding mirror project. Follow the entire process below.


How to Select Laminate Countertops

Expert advice for getting a high-style, easy-care countertop at an affordable price.


How to Hang Glass Shelves for Bathroom Storage

Most bathrooms have one space you can count on for additional storage, and that’s over the toilet. Open glass shelves...


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.


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Hang Artwork and Wall-hangings Straight and Level for a Gallery Wall

With these four techniques, you can hang just about anything on your walls, and keep it there

Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.


Installing Tile Countertops

Complete how-to for laying a tile countertop and backsplash, from preparing the surface to cutting and placing the tile in...


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 Replace a Towel Bar

Replace an old towel bar on a ceramic tile wall


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

Toggle bolts solve tricky mounting problems on thin plastic walls.


Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

The average garage has more than 150 sq. ft. of unused storage space. We'll show you where to find it.


Hanging Shelves, Hanging Mirrors and Hanging Towel Bars

Can't find a stud? One of these 5 hard-working, hollow-wall anchors will do the job