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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    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...


    Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

    Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


    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 Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

    Fine-tuning tips for better furnace performance.


    How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

    A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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    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...


    How to Make a DIY Bread Box

    Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...

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    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...


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    How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

    Soggy yard? Here are your options.


    How to Restretch a Carpet

    Fit, trim and restretch your carpet in one afternoon with a carpet stretcher.


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    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...


    12 Creative Solutions For Storing Pots and Pans

    They’re large, bulky and take up a lot of precious storage space. When it comes to storing your pots, pans...

    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...


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    How to Install a Storm Door

    These quick-and-easy storm doors ARE as quick and easy as they claim!


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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


    This Product Will Whiten Your Laundry Without Bleach—and It’s Probably In Your Fridge!

    Put away the bleach and instead reach for something that could be in your fridge to learn how to whiten...

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    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...


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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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    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...


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    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.


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    How to Organize a Small Bedroom to Maximize Space

    Here's our expert advice for decluttering your small bedroom space and keeping it organized.