A One-Week Plan For Cleaning Your Entire House
Over the course of a week these cleaning ideas will make the whole house shine. Spend one day on each...
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Store Stuff In The Attic
It may be a convenient storage spot, but you should reconsider storing items in your attic. Here's why.
15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls
From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...
10 Important Things You Need to Do When Finishing Your Attic
Finishing your attic can add space and utility and increase the value of your home, as long as it's done...
Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage
Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects From the ’50s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
What to Know About Attic Ladders
Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable
MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...
What to Do After Hail Damages Your Roof
Don't get ripped off when storm chasers blow into town to repair roofs and broken windows. Here's what you need...
Saving Energy: Blown in Insulation in the Attic
Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.
How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen
Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.
The 14 Fortunes Found in Attics
The fortunes found in attics are some of the most fascinating stories.
11 Childhood Toys That Are Worth Thousands
There might be an action figure or toy vehicle hiding in your parents' attic that could bring in the big...
Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect
Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.
5 Things You Need to Know About Vermiculite
If your home was built before 1990, you might have vermiculite insulation in your walls or attic.
Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction
A well-ventilated attic makes for a healthier house. Here's how to keep the air moving with soffit vents.
How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems
What to do if you see signs of truss lift. Look for signs of seasonal movement first.
How to Improve Attic Ventilation
Good attic and roof ventilation lowers cooling bills, extends shingle life and reduces winter ice dams.