Ceilings

Few things in home ownership require urgent action like a compromised ceiling. Here’s the info you need to repair or replace your ceiling.

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8 Ceiling Fan Parts and Accessories

Whether you’re installing a new fan or fixing an old one, these are the parts you need to know.

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8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help...


Fluorescent Light Covers to Transform Your Drop Ceiling

Fluorescent light has been linked to migraines, sleep disruption, increased stress and more. Fortunately, there are many beautiful ways to...


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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...

13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


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11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings...


What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

There are few feelings worse than being confronted with water damage. If you have a ceiling that's water stained, peeling...


How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling

Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G...


Our 10 Favorite Fresh-Look Ceiling Fans

There's the standard ceiling fan, and then there are these beautiful, bold and unique options. Which one is right for...

How to Apply Knock Down Texture

Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings


How to Balance a Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.


How to Install Ceiling Fans

It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


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14 Ways to Cover a Hideous Ceiling

There are many ways to cover an unsightly ceiling, whether it's genuinely ugly or you just want a change. Some...


How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan: Ceiling Fan Repair

Repair your wobbly ceiling fan so that it works like new

How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems

What to do if you see signs of truss lift. Look for signs of seasonal movement first.


Drop Ceiling Installation Tips: How to Install Drop Ceiling Tiles

A veteran drop ceiling installer shares his secrets for installing drop ceiling tiles yourself.


How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same...


The Best Tools for Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn ceiling removal is fairly easy, but it does require specific tools. Here's what you need.


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...


Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as...

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Installing a Garage Air Conditioner

Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the...


Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...