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.
Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?
It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...
How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Attic
Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.
How to Install Low-Profile LED Lights in Your Kitchen
Transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.
How to Deep-Clean Vinyl and Linoleum Floors
Your easy-to-clean vinyl flooring needs a deep cleaning once in a while. Follow these steps to deep-clean vinyl floors and...
10 Cool Tips for a Garage Refrigerator or Freezer
If you've ever wanted the convenience of a garage or outdoor fridge, here's what you need to know! Click through...
How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free
You'll never have to paint the roof overhangs again!
Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.
How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...
How to Restretch a Carpet
Fit, trim and restretch your carpet in one afternoon with a carpet stretcher.
20 Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is...
Learn How to Stop Thieves From Taking Your Outdoor Gear
Don't be a victim. Stop thieves from stealing trailers, motorcycles, ladders and equipment from your yard with these simple how-to...
I’m a Burglar — Here’s How to Outsmart Me
From the mouth of a burglar to your ears: Here are the vulnerabilities they look for when they're deciding whether...
Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints
Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints
The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make
You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a...
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.
Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor
To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...
Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Room in an Hour
With a well-conceived plan and a single hour, you can clean and organize your bedroom and create a space you...
How to Make a DIY Under-Bed Storage Drawer
This easy under-bed storage idea turns unused space into extra bedroom storage.