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What Is a Sump Pump?

Standing water in your home can lead to structural problems and health hazards. One solution is a sump pump.

Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.


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10 Basement Remodel Ideas

On the hunt for basement remodel ideas? Get your wheels turning with these stunning spaces that are anything but an...


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9 Basement Shelving Ideas To Increase Storage Space

The basement can be a notoriously messy space. Clean up, get organized and reclaim your lower level with these creative...

How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


Using a Water Powered Backup Sump Pump

Drain your sump even when the power is out

How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


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8 Best Storage Totes and Containers for Your Basement

Maximize basement space and bring order to your belongings with the best storage totes and bins for basement organization.


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10 Best Basement Paint Colors

Turn your basement into a cozy retreat with these fresh and inviting paint color ideas.


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...

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How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

Soggy yard? Here are your options.


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...


How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom

Roughing-in the plumbing for a basement bathroom is a big job, but the savings are huge.


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How to Finish a Basement Wall

Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting basement


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

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How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?


10 Tips for Dealing With Water Damage, Mold and Mildew

We'll walk you through how to prevent mold after water damage.


DIY Wooden Garage Cabinets

Inexpensive, enormous and surprisingly easy to build


12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


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What to Do the First Time Your Basement Floods

A basement flood is alarming, but don't charge into the murky water. There are some precautions you must take.

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How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


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How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells

Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.


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.


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How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...


How to Fix Spalling Concrete

What is concrete spalling and how do you fix concrete spalling? Don't replace your driveway, patio or basement floor—just resurface...


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DIY Concrete Crack Repair

You can fix many concrete cracks yourself