Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.
What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....
20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home
These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.
12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100
A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...
21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips
Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than it should. Follow these tips...
Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?
Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.
Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators
It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...
Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.
10 Products You Can Buy at Home Centers That Actually Violate Building Code
As a DIYer, you need to know which products meet building code and which ones will fail an inspection. These...
15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the philosophy to live by when you're a homeowner. The plumbing...
12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring
Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...
16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room That Actually Work
Learn how to warm up a room without using a plug-in electric heater. Consider built-in radiant floor or ceiling heating,...
19 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work
Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.
The 10 Most Common National Electric Code Violations
Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have...
Homeowners’ Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights
This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
Space Heater Safety Tips
Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...
Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets
Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.
Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)
As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...
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.
7 Simple Tricks to Keep Your House Warm All Winter Long
With drafty doors, windows and poorly insulated rooms, the cold can be inevitable. So what’s a homeowner to do?