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12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.

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How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


The Getaway

The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.

The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

The pros and cons of renovating an old house


How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.

Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)

Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.


How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.

12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvement Projects Are Best

Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...


10 Expenses Homeowners Forget to Budget for When Planning an Extension

Adding an extension isn't cheap, and many homeowners forget to account for these costs when budgeting.

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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Building Techniques for Remodelers

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some of our favorite articles from the past. Check out these home-building...


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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...


Can Homeowners Insist Contractors Wear Masks In Their Homes?

Social interaction is an essential part of most home repairs, but can be dangerous in the midst of a pandemic....


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5 Insulation Mistakes to Avoid

Insulation keeps your home the temperature you want — as long as it's installed correctly. Here are five common insulation...


How To Perfect Your Window Trim Installation Process

A long-time carpenter Travis Larson explains how he installs window trim. Check out these simple step-by-step instructions.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...

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How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


5 Projects to Get You Over Your Fear of DIY Home Improvement

Got some big ideas for home improvement but don't know where to start? Check out these projects for novice DIYers.


Five Reasons To Apply a Skim Coat

Skim coating rejuvenates old walls, making them look new again.


Roof Venting Basics

Roof venting 101