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 big changes to your home.
Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.
Electrical Wiring: How to Run Electrical Wire Outside
The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost
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...
How to Make Safe Wire Connections
With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong electrical connections
How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring
Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.
How to Replace a Light Fixture
Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.
How to Rewire a Lamp
With a handful of parts and about a half-hour you can safely fix almost any lamp.
How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire
Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring
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.
Wireless Electrical Switch: Battery-Free, Finger Powered Switch
Control a light from anywhere in the room—with no wiring or batteries!
Cable and Telephone Wiring
Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.
Installing Communication Wiring
Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.
How to Fix an Electrical Short Circuit
Your car or truck's electrical system isn't as complicated as you think