12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100
A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...
10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever
From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...
10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately
These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.
9 Things Electricians ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes
Before you attempt any DIY electrical work, learn the habits and best practices that are second nature to professional electricians.
10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean
Need to do some electrical work, but don't know what those wire colors mean? Here's what you need to know...
Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know
Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring...
13 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know
Almost every home uses electric service to one degree or another. And sooner or later, something is going to go...
Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation
The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...
19 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work
Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.
Stuff We Love: Electrical Outlet Upgrades
Here are two practical outlet upgrades for a safer and more functional place to plug in.
10 Things You Should Know About LED Christmas Lights
You're probably thinking about what to give those on your holiday gift lists. But have you thought about upgrading your...
7 Things Professional Electricians Never Do in Their Own Homes
Getting ready to embark on some DIY electrical work? Think safety first and dodge these common mishaps pro electricians know...
Space Heater Safety Tips
Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...
How to Fix a Cord Chewed by Your Pet
You can repair a chewed cord without calling a pro. Here's how.
Girls Garage Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe
Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."
3 Best Ways to Protect Your Devices During Severe Weather
Don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.
An Expert’s Guide to Buying and Installing LED Lights
LED lighting can add a cool, modern aesthetic to any entertainment space. Here's everything you need to know to buy...
7 Savvy Answers to Common Questions About Smart Light Switches
This overview will help you decide which smart light switches will work best with your smart home setup.
6 Electrical Outlets That Maximize Safety and Convenience
These six specialized electrical outlets can improve your home life.
Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?
Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...
How to Safely Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Safely dispose of CFL bulbs through retail stores and collection sites and safely clean up any broken bulbs.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips
Before you plug one in, know this: Heating is the second leading cause of house fires (behind cooking), according to...