|Run||Sep 23, 1997 - May 19, 1998|
|Prev Season||Season 6|
|Next Season||Season 8|
The seventh season of Home Improvement ran on ABC from September 23rd, 1997 - May 19th 1998.
Note: Taran Noah Smith is credited as "Taran Smith" starting with this season. Also, a rerecorded version of "Iron John's Rock" is heard.
The opening credits are the same as previous seasons. It begins with a paper rolling on a wood background, and shows a montage of clips from previous intros. We cut to Tim Taylor, who holds his hand. He uses a radio controller where he is hiding in a box, which turns out to be metal. It turns into a watering bucket, as Tim's head spins around. We see a shot of Jill, as she waters the bucket, which turns out to be a flower with Tim's face. We cut to a shot of Wilson, who is hiding behind the fence, the bush, and the fish. We cut to photos of Al and Heidi. Then, Brad, Mark, and Randy appear from behind the clips from previous intros. The sequence ends with a shot of the Taylor family through the years.
The season introduces the Taylors, the average American family, that really aren't so. Tim Taylor, the man of the house, has his own TV show entitled "Tool Time" with a bachelor co-host Al Borland. Tim is also found to be the accident prone and often wanting to rewire and fix things around the house and at work. Jill Taylor is Tim's loving wife, but continually gives him grief over some of the trouble he causes.
Tim and Jill have three sons Brad, Randy and Mark. Each son has their own quirks, Brad is into sports, Randy is smart, and Mark is the younger sensitive brother. They all live in Detroit, Michigan. As said before, Tim often causes mayhem around with machines as well as his marriage. He often goes to his neighbor, Wilson, who is known to give very profound and helpful advice. Wilson is always found in the backyard behind Tim's fence.
- Quest for Fire (season premiere)
- Clash of the Taylors
- Room at the Top
- Pump You Up
- A Night to Dismember
- The Niece
- Jill's Passion
- Losing My Religion
- The Dating Game
- Bright Christmas
- The Old College Try
- An Older Woman
- Tim 'The Landlord' Taylor
- Say Goodnight, Gracie
- What a Drag
- Taking Jill for Grantie
- Futile Attraction
- Desperately Seeking Willow
- The Write Stuff
- The Son Also Mooches
- Believe it or Not
- Rebel Without Night Driving Privileges
- Tool-Thousand-One a Space Odyssey
- From Top to Bottom (season finale)
Tim Allen as Tim Taylor
- Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor, Tim's wife
- Earl Hindman as Wilson W. Wilson Jr.
- Richard Karn as Al Borland
- Debbe Dunning as Heidi Keppert
- Zachery Ty Bryan as Brad Taylor, Tim & Jill's 1st son
- Taran Smith as Mark Taylor, Tim & Jill's 3rd son
- and Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy Taylor, Tim & Jill's 2nd son