7 Built-In Storage Ideas for Small Homes
Feeling cramped in your apartment or small house? These built-in storage ideas will free up space and help your cut down on clutter.
7 Attic Projects to Tackle This Year
The attic is an important part of the house that's often overlooked. These projects keep the space functioning and control...
7 Best Attic Door Insulation Covers
You insulate the attic to keep the house warm. But if you don't insulate the door, you'll still be cold....
How Much Does It Cost To Insulate an Attic?
It varies with the size of the attic, the material you use and several other factors. Here's a breakdown to...
The Best Types of Attic Insulation
Choose from these types of attic insulation to keep your house warm and your attic dry and mold-free. You'll also...
You Should Never Store These 10 Things in Your Attic
The attic is out of sight, out of mind—which actually makes it one of the worst spots for some of...
The Headlamp I Never Knew I Needed
This top-notch Fenix HM65r headlamp showed me the light when I thought my old headlamp was fine.
5 Things to Look for in a DIY Attic Inspection
Your attic could be hiding more than cobwebs. Here's what you should look for next time you're up there.
Are Attic Fans Worth It? What to Know Before You Buy
Attic ventilation comes in many forms. Here, we take a look at attic fans and why they’re useful.
The 6 Best Attic Fans for Your Home
An attic fan provides an affordable way to draw fresh air through your attic, extending the life of your roof...
8 Signs You Should Get a Roof Inspection
Here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...
Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths
Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!
What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring
Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense...
10 Inspiring Attic Bedroom Ideas
These attic bedroom ideas from Instagram will help you turn your dark and forgotten space into a magical upstairs retreat.
Pros and Cons of Insulation for Attics
What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which
If Any of These Things Are in Your Attic, You’re Sitting on a Gold Mine
From a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence to a secret drawer filled with jewels, you never know where...
Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage
Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers.
A One-Week Plan For Cleaning Your Entire House
Over the course of a week these cleaning ideas will make the whole house shine. Spend one day on each...
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Storage In the Attic
It may be a convenient storage spot, but you should reconsider storing items in your attic. Here's why.
15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls
From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...
How to Get Rid of Bats in the Attic
Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.
10 Important Things You Need to Do When Finishing Your Attic
Finishing your attic can add space and utility and increase the value of your home, as long as it's done...
Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable
MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...
6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them
Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.
What You Need to Know About Installing a Furnace in Your Attic
If you're looking to increase livable space in your home, consider moving the furnace into the attic. This installation is...
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...
Attic Inspection Checklist (Plus DIY Inspection Tips)
When the seasons change, it's time to inspect your attic! Know what to look for with this expert-approved attic inspection...
Why You Need a Home Attic Inspection
What happens in the attic doesn't always stay in the attic, and can impact your entire home. That's why it's...
What to Know About Attic Ladders
Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.