When it comes to home improvement, you need information you can trust. Inside each issue of The Family Handyman, you’ll find see-and-solve expert repair techniques, a variety of projects for every room and step-by-step, do-it-yourself photos.
WHAT’S NEW? • WATCHING MR. BUILD IT
HANDS ON • TOOLS, GADGETS + GEAR WE RECOMMEND
HANDY HINTS • CLEVER SOLUTIONS FROM OUR READERS
INSTALL AN EGRESS WINDOW • THE PAYOFF IS BIG: A BRIGHTER, SAFER BASEMENT
BASEMENT DAYLIGHT • BRIGHTEN A DARK ROOM WITH AN LED “WINDOW”
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR BASEMENT FLOODS • THE RIGHT STEPS CAN SAVE YOU AND YOUR HOME
BASEMENT FLOORING • THE BEST MATERIALS AND PRACTICES FOR A MOISTURE-PRONE AREA
STAIRCASE BONUS SPACE • FIVE CREATIVE WAYS TO USE IT!
FIX A LEAKY BASEMENT • THESE STRATEGIES WILL HELP YOU DRY IT—PERMANENTLY
INSULATE WITH FOAM • IT’S A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO FIBERGLASS
DOES LIGHTING YOUR PROPERTY MAKE IT SAFER? • Humans tend to fear what lurks in the dark, so it’s only natural that our survival instincts bend toward illuminating our property. But does copious lighting really keep intruders away and make your home safer? It depends.
ALTERNATIVE USES FOR SAWDUST • Every fully stocked wood shop has a table saw. You can usually find a pile of sawdust under it, even if it’s used only occasionally. If a shop has a belt sander or band saw, there’s probably another pile of finer sawdust under that. Even people without stationary tools have sawdust accumulation on their workbenches.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY • Tom Prouty of Ulysses, PA, built this library in memory of his grandson, Parker, who passed away in 2019. It’s a beautiful tribute to a special boy who loved to read. Our thanks to Jackie Sprouse for sharing!
GREAT GOOFS • LAUGHS AND LESSONS FROM OUR READERS