Improve air flow and lighting by adding a new style window, or replace the old one with Family Handyman’s expert projects.

Add Filter

How to Avoid and Remove Window Condensation

Use a hygrometer to diagnose moisture and humidity problems inside the house.

Tout icon

What To Know About Window Insulation

To keep your house warm in the winter, you need window insulation. Two experts explain how to best accomplish this...

How To Measure Windows for Blinds

Whether you're planning to mount the blinds inside or outside the window, we've got you covered.

Tout icon

Why This Is the Week to Review Your Fire Safety Plans

It's Fire Prevention Week 2023. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Tout icon

Everything You Need to Know About Hurricane Windows

By making your home safer and more comfortable, hurricane-resistant windows can be a great investment even if you don't live...

Tout icon

Should You Buy New Windows? A Complete Guide

How do you decide whether to repair or replace your old windows? Learn your options to buy replacement windows, relative...

Tout icon

Homeowner’s Guide To Double-Glazed Windows

The thermal insulation that double-glazed windows provide can make a difference to your energy bill, but that isn't the only...

Tout icon

Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just the price, before deciding if triple pane windows are right for your...

Tout icon

How to Caulk Windows

Learning how to caulk a window is a simple DIY job that will save you time and money. Just follow...

Tout icon

Can Birds See Glass Windows and Doors?

Find out if birds can see glass windows and doors, why there are so many fatal bird strikes and what...

Tout icon

How to Replace Window Glass

Here are the steps involved in replacing and re-glazing a broken glass pane in an old window.

Tout icon

How to Replace a Window Sash Cord

Old windows won't open or stay open? It might be the sash cords. Here's how to fix them.

Tout icon

How to Open a Stuck Window

If paint accumulates between the sash and frame, a window can be difficult or impossible to open. Here's how to...

6 Best Window Air Conditioners to Cool Every Room

Find the coolest deals on the best window air conditioners before it gets too hot. We have picks for every...

Tout icon

How to Install Recycled Windows

Installing pre-used or salvaged windows in your next DIY project can save you money and keep some perfectly good windows...

Stylish Front Door Awning and Door Overhang Ideas for the Perfect Welcome

Kick up your curb appeal in a flash with these front door awning ideas!

How to Perfectly Space Your Curtains Using Toilet Paper Rolls

Looking for a simple solution on how to space curtains evenly? It only takes a few minutes and supplies you...

Tout icon

How To Clean Windows With Vinegar

Grease-cutting, mineral-removing vinegar cleans everything, even windows! Here's how to get your windows shining with vinegar.

The Floor Police Mop Makes Cleaning All Surfaces Criminally Easy

The cordless Floor Police Mop puts dust behind bars with high-speed revolving pads. It's no wonder Amazon customers are raving...

Tout icon

How to Install an Egress Window

Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.

Tout icon

Is It Possible To Soundproof an Entire House?

Soundproofing individual rooms is one thing. But can you can keep noisy nuisances out of a whole house?

Tout icon

5 DIY Window Well Covers

Window well covers keep out rain and pests while preventing people from falling in. Follow these instructions for five easy-to-make...

Tout icon

Which Parts of Your Home Are Most Susceptible to Winter Storm Damage?

Winter weather can take a heavy toll on your home, so it's best to be prepared.

Tout icon

How to Build Faux Basement Windows That Provide Real Light

This project uses a slim LED light panel mounted in a simple frame to give you light and the illusion...

Tout icon

What Is a Daylight Basement? What To Know

Is a daylight basement right for your house? Learn about this trend that maximizes living space while letting the light...

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

1 Year Subscription for only $10!

Tout icon

What to Know About Interior Trim and Molding

From baseboard to crown molding (and chair rail in between), interior trim defines a home's style and serves a practical...

If You See Window Bars with a Potbelly, This Is What It’s For

The window bars are for security — and the bump serves a purpose, too. Here's what we discovered.

We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your...

Tout icon

How to Install a Window Insulation Kit

Fix your drafty windows in about 15 minutes,

Tout icon

How Much Does Window Replacement Cost?

Window replacement makes your home more energy efficient, but you have to spend money now to save money down the...

How to Prevent Bird Strikes on Windows

We know sometimes birds strike windows, and it's much worse during migration. Here are a few simple things you can...