What to Know About Building a House
There are different phases to building a house: planning, design, the actual build itself, as well as décor — all of which need to work within your budget. Our checklist helps move you in the right direction.
4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints
Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.
Innovations for Life
Family Handyman’s innovative homeLAB is an urban testing ground where editors test the latest products and share with readers how...
Heat-Related Safety Guides
Check out these resources for making your construction site heat-stress free.
Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector
Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.
Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints
New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.
Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim
Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...
Building and House Wrap Installation Tips
House wrap isn't fun to install, but with the goal of energy efficiency, it's here to stay. There have been...
Professional Painting Tips
Veteran painter Butch Zang tells you his secrets for faster, easier and better results.