When it comes to home improvement, you need information you can trust. Inside each issue of The Family Handyman, you’ll find see-and-solve expert repair techniques, a variety of projects for every room and step-by-step, do-it-yourself photos.
WHY I DIY
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Stuff We Love • Our favorite DIY tools, materials + gear.
Handy Hints • Clever solutions from our readers
Home Care • HEALTH MAINTENANCE & REPAIR STORAGE & ORGANIZATION
OPEN-CELL VS. CLOSED-CELL SPRAY FOAM
Add Soft-Close to Cabinets • You don’t have to buy new cabinets to get soft, quiet-closing doors and drawers. Soft-close doors and drawers not only keep the kitchen quiet but also help reduce wear and tear on your cabinetry.
WHERE DO I NEED AFCI OUTLETS?
Running your HVAC fan • Some people are big fans of running an HVAC fan continuously, especially to reduce indoor allergens. Should you? Here are the pros and cons:
MINERAL SPIRITS VS. PAINT THINNER
Replace Grease-Pack Gas Valves
2x4 grades: Can you tell the difference?
homeLAB A TESTING ZONE FOR INNOVATIONS • We built homeLAB to keep you up-todate on materials, techniques and technology. The space will evolve constantly to show you the best innovations in DIY.
ultimate SLEEPING ROOM • Bedroom upgrades for better sleep
MORE THAN A HEADBOARD • Designer style—plus lighting, charging and a secret space
the smartest END TABLE • Modern style on the outside, modern technology hidden within
TAMING TECH CLUTTER • Streamline components and hide your wires
PLUGGED IN! • Your gear is always ready to go!
7 TIPS FOR A better BATHROOM • Save time, money and energy with these simple tips
HEATED FLOOR THE EASY WAY • Heat film has big advantages over other options
WHY PLUMBING NEEDS AIR • Understanding the dynamics of indoor plumbing
ICE DAMS • 17 things homeowners must know
Best ProTips • Expert advice from the job site
Work Wheels • Expert advice on repair, maintenance and gear.
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Great Goofs® • Laughs and lessons from our readers