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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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


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...


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.


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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.

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

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


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.

30 Dorm Room Ideas for First-Time Dorm Dwellers

Moving into a dorm room for the first time? Check out these dorm room ideas for what to buy, how...


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Make a Plastic Laminate Table Top

Make a super-solid top for a desk in one day


Things You Can Do With a Reclaimed Barn Door

A reclaimed barn door can be more than a functional addition to your home—it can also help enhance your decor...


All About Mini-Split Systems

A mini-split system can be mounted anywhere and is an economical alternative for ductless homes.

How to Build Window Cornices

Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought


Miters on Tree Branches

Making rustic DIY decor? Learn how to cut tree branches easier with this tip.


DIY Decorating: Frame Your Mirror With Glass Tile

A tile framed mirror that's a work of art