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Parts of the House

Keep each area of your house interesting and unique by choosing the right materials, theme and aesthetic.

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How to Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

Take your home's basic facade to the next level. Add a roof over the entryway.

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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo...


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...


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.

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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

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

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 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...


14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.


How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window

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14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints.


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The ‘Secret’ Numbers For Cutting Crown Flat

Here is an easier, more precise method you can use to cut crown molding while it's flat on a miter...


Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips on framing a wall.


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.


Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use

Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.

How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.