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Rooms of the Home

Make every room of your home reflect your personal style and aesthetic preference with all the best ideas, designs and common repairs.

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How to Install a Window Insulation Kit

Fix your drafty windows in about 15 minutes,

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.


11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...


Ways to Recycle and Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags

Just a fraction of the plastic bags produced in the United States end up getting properly recycled. Here are some...


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16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and...

10 Tricks to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Over time, as your computer (and technology in general) ages, your computer is bound to run a little slower than...


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.

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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...


20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.


How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.


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Vintage Family Handyman Project: Modernizing a Fireplace (Then and Now)

In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our earliest projects.

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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


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How to Repair a Gas Fire Pit

How to inspect and fix your gas fire pit.


Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects From the ’50s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...

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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...


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How to Get Pet Stains Out of Carpet

Home remedies and products to clean your pet-stained carpet.


How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


How to Build a Welding Table

Admit it: You’ve always wanted to learn how to weld. This easy project will teach you how.


DIY Box Shelves

Buy This PDF & Cut List

Build a bunch of these DIY square wall shelves for...


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.


How to Tile a Shower

Build a high-end shower enclosure with this DIY tile shower project.


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.

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Low Cost DIY Closet System

A designer closet without the designer price!


How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

The first step to prevent bathroom mold is keeping tile dry


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

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


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Adirondack Table

Add some function to your front porch and try a new joinery technique by building this folding Adirondack table.


How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...