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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 a look at 10 of their awesome indoor projects.

Trimless Windows: How to Achieve the Look

Give your windows trimless style using drywall returns.


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.


How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...

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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.

How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master


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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle

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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


How to Choose Joint Compound

Finding the right type for your project


Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.


Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips

Gary Wentz is a carpenter and the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. He claims to have torn out more than...


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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...

How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


How to Use a Spiral Saw on Drywall

Faster, neater cuts around electrical boxes and ceiling fixtures.


How to Cut Drywall for an Opening

Cut out drywall holes for electrical outlets with a drywall saw.


Master the Basics of Drywall: How to Cut Drywall

Learn about the five simple tools and basic techniques you need to successfully cut drywall.



The Dos and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel can be a stressful endeavor, whether it's a DIY job or you hire a professional. However, when...


Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


How to Apply Knock Down Texture

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

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Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.


How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

The first step is repairing the hole.


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How to Tape Drywall

A color-coded guide to flat, smooth, perfect walls.


Drywall Butt Joints Made Easy

Techniques to avoid having to feather out butt joints.


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...