All the information you need to ensure your attic stays comfortable, clutter free and organized.
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 insulation types work best in specific situations.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Saving Energy: Blown-in Insulation in the Attic
Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.
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.
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.
New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent
Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.