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 Attic Insulation Types
What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...
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.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Store Stuff 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 Your Attic
Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.
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.
Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage
Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.
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.
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
What to Do After Hail Damages Your Roof
Don't get ripped off when storm chasers blow into town to repair roofs and broken windows. Here's what you need...
How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen
Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.
The 14 Fortunes Found in Attics
The fortunes found in attics are some of the most fascinating stories.
11 Childhood Toys That Are Worth Thousands
There might be an action figure or toy vehicle hiding in your parents' attic that could bring in the big...
Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect
Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.