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...
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.
10 Basement Remodel Ideas
On the hunt for basement remodel ideas? Get your wheels turning with these stunning spaces that are anything but an...
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.
How to Paint Concrete Floors
Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.
8 Best Storage Totes and Containers for Your Basement
Maximize space and bring order to your belongings with the best storage containers for the garage, playroom, basement and office
10 Best Basement Paint Colors
Turn your downstairs space into a cozy retreat with these fresh and inviting best basement paint colors.
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...
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.
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...
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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.
12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop
When it comes to sorting and storing the nuts and bolts of your life, a hardware organizer will get the...
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.
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.
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...
Survive a Tornado | How to Choose a Safe Room
Safe rooms are designed to stay anchored to the ground during a tornado. But maybe more importantly, a safe room...