Attic

All the information you need to ensure your attic stays comfortable, clutter free and organized.

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    Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

    Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

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    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...


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    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.


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    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...


    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 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.


    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.


    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.


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    Finishing an Attic

    Maximize headroom when insulating an attic.


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    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...


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    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...


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    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...


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    What to Know About Attic Ladders

    Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


    Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

    Is one type better than the other?


    How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

    A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


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    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...


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    Saving Energy: Blown-in Insulation in the Attic

    Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.

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    How to Install an Attic Lift

    Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


    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.


    5 Things You Need to Know About Vermiculite

    If your home was built before 1990, you might have vermiculite insulation in your walls or attic.