How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement
Bring a flood of light into a dreary basement with a terraced window well. You also get an emergency escape route, planting beds and a view.…
Reader Project: Basement Playroom
Ken Cole is a one-man construction crew. Except for the drywall, he single-handedly tackled every phase of this 1,700-sq.-ft. basement project.…
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12 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Man caves rank high as an exciting home renovation project and they deserve proper planning to turn that basement or den into exactly the sort…
Waterproofing Products Help Keep Basements Dry
My house is a split-entry design with the lower level one-half below grade. So the lower-level walls are concrete block from the foundation up…
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
In just a couple of hours, you can seal and insulate your rim joists, which are major sources of heat loss in many homes. This project will…
Reader Project: Man Cave Arcade
In the September 2011 issue of The Family Handyman, you had featured man caves, so I wanted to share mine with you. As with many DIY projects, I…
Using a Water Powered Backup Sump Pump
Keep pumping water out of your sump even during a power failure with a water powered sump pump. Here’s how they work.
25 Cool Ideas for Game Rooms
Used for both electronic consoles or old-school dice and boards, game rooms are growing in popularity for homeowners and renters alike. Whether…
Instant Drying Rack
Does your family have a lot of clothes that cannot be put in the drier? Even those collapsible drying racks with several bars for draping wet…
15 Awesome Man Cave Spaces for Watching the Big Game
It doesn't matter what sport you prefer, when you sit down to watch the big game, you want to do it in style. If you're thinking of building…