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.
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...
Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims
Break-ins and theft account for six percent of insurance claims for Travelers Insurance. Find out the most common homeowners insurance...
Save Money With Home Energy Audit
Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it
20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value
These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...
13 DIY Home Improvements That Might Require A Permit
Some home improvements you may not know you need a permit for. If you're getting ready to start one of...
10 Important Things to Consider when Buying a House
Buying a house is a big decision. Have you considered these items?
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...
20 Reasons Why It Might Be Time for You to Move
There's no decision quite like the choice to move to a different home, whether you're staying in the same area...
78 Hacks for Repurposing Random Old Household Items
Old milk jugs and pool noodles are standard materials for repurposing, but check out what you can do with items...
9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again
Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.
Pro Tips for Basement Finishing
These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...
A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls
A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...
Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets
Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...
Why You Should Chalk Your Metal Files
This will keep your files from clogging when working with nonferrous metals.
How to Properly Take Care of Lithium Ion Batteries
Follow these battery care tips to make your lithium ion batteries last longer.
Framing Tips Vol. 1
Clear communication is key This is how I stay organized with myself and the guys. The first picture shows how