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Improve air flow and lighting by adding a new style window, or replace the old one with Family Handyman’s expert projects.

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How to Install Window Blinds

Blinds are practical, relatively inexpensive and very easy to install. Simply follow these steps and you'll have your blinds installed in no time at all.

How to Apply Winter Window Film and Operate the Blinds

Open and close mini blinds with winter window film


How to Install a Bow Window

How to frame a rough window opening, install a new window, trim out the interior and exterior around a new...


How to Install a Window

Two easy ways to pull out old windows and put in new wood or vinyl replacement inserts or double-hung sash...


Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.

Installing and Flashing Windows – Your DIY Guide

Properly installed sills and flashing will withstand the weather forever


Shortening Horizontal Window Blinds

It's simpler than it looks to shorten blinds. We'll walk you through it.


Fixing the Lift Cord on a Miniblind

Replace old cords easily and quickly before they break.


How to Plan Egress Windows

When fire pounces, do you have a way out?


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How to Clean Windows

The fastest way to wash your windows with crystal clear, streak-free results.


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Build a Mini Greenhouse with an Old Window

Give an old window new life by turning it into a mini greenhouse.


How to Avoid Window Condensation in Winter

Window condensation is a nuisance, but worse yet it can cause damage to your window and wood trim finishes, and...


How to Replace a Casement Window Crank Operator

Before you replace the entire window, check to see if the problem is with the casement window hardware. You can...

How to Seal Windows for Winter

When the temperature drops and the cold wind starts to blow, you'll want to know how to stop those drafts...


How to Build Window Cornices

Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought


How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.


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How to Replace a Door or Window Screen

If you have a damaged window or door screen, The Family Handyman expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to...


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How to Trim Out a Window

You don't have to be a professional carpenter to trim out a window with perfect miters on every corner. Watch,...


Making New Window Stools

Refresh, repair or just class up the joint by installing new window stools


Home Windows: How to Buy

The top reasons for buying new windows...and how to tell if you need them.


Comparison-Shopping for New Windows

Follow these six steps to make your new windows pay off in comfort, durability and ease of maintenance

How to Repair Jalousie Windows

How to fix broken glass and a worn out operator


How to Clean Glass Windows and Doors

Make glass sparkle again with these simple cleaning solutions


Restore Old Windows and Doors: Revive the Finish

Restore old windows with new stain and varnish


How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.


10 Window Cleaning Tips from a Pro

Save time, money and energy with these tips and pointers from someone who cleans windows for a living. Here's how...