How to Create a Home Spa Bathroom
See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting and vanities.
Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device
Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to...
How to Unclog Anything
Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...
Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself
Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.
What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....
Think the Bathroom from Trainspotting was Bad? These Bathrooms Come Close to That
You might want to cover your eyes for some of these...
Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups
A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble
10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates
Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...
The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners
From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.
100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff
A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...
15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe
A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...
Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes
What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.
6 Things Plumbers ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes
Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...
The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You
These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber will never...
5 Top Myths About Septic Systems
There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.
The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make
Get the job done right the first time and save money on expensive repairs down the road.
What You Need to Know About Your Septic System’s Drainfield
Knowing how to care for and maintain your drainfield will keep your entire septic system running properly.
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
12 Things Your Plumber Doesn’t Want You To Know
A plumber isn't obliged to tell you it's an easy fix...
Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)
As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...
1951 Family Handyman Feature: Be Your Own Plumber
In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some throwbacks. Check out these DIY plumbing tips.