How to Install an Egress Window
Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.
5 DIY Window Well Covers
Window well covers keep out rain and pests while preventing people from falling in. Follow these instructions for five easy-to-make...
The 8 Best Pool Tables for Your Home Game Room
Cue up some family-friendly competition with the most classic party game. Here are the best pool tables on the market.
The 8 Best Ping Pong Tables for Your Home Game Room
With these must-have tables, you can play ping pong just about anywhere.
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...
Why Old Homes Have a Tiny Iron Door Leading to the Basement
Today it serves merely as decoration, but long ago this door leading to the basement served an important purpose.
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.
The Best (and Worst) Projects for Your Home’s Resale Value
Are you looking for a specific renovation project that will improve the resale value of your home? Your return on...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Best Concrete Paints for 2022
The best concrete paint will seal your basement floor, deck or garage against spills, leaks and wear-and-tear—and look darn good...
11 Best Basement Organization Ideas
Say goodbye to messy basements and hello to storage solutions! Make the most of your space with these smart basement...
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?
The Experts’ Guide to Preventing Mold In Basements
Basement mold is a common problem that can cost thousands to remove. Avoid getting mold in the first place with...