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 a look at 10 of their awesome indoor projects.
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.
How to Paint Concrete Floors
Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.
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...
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...
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 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...
Best Types of Flooring for Your Basement
Looking to install flooring in your basement? Choose one of these five basement-friendly flooring options and enjoy good looks and...
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.
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
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.
A Drier Basement with DRYLOK EXTREME
As a contractor, finished basements always make me a little nervous, and I usually won’t take on a basement job...
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.
Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
Learn How to Stop Basement Leaks and Dry a Wet Basement for Good
Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement.
How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement
How to build a series of low walls around your basement windows to let in more light.
Basement Carpeting: Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement
Choosing the right pad makes all the difference
23 Tips for Drying Up and Finishing Your Basement
Add some value to your home with a finished basement! Check out these tips for making sure you start with...
How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall
A long, horizontal crack in a basement block wall may indicate a dangerously weakened wall.