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DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

DIY Paver Planter

Here's What You Need:<p>Here's What You Do:<p>1. Put pavers together without adhesive to make sure the size and shape are what you want.<p>2. Use landscape …

How to Build a Tree Bench

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Outdoor<p>How to Build a Tree Bench<p>This charming and …

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DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

The laundry hamper in our bedroom has been on its last legs for a while. It’s the one we got when we were newlyweds, so it’s lasted a good 10 years. …

The "Mountain Mural" Bedroom Makeover

<b>Makeover by:</b> Pam Lostracco, owner of Pam Lostracco Custom Designed Murals <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto, Canada<p>Last spring, I started envisioning how my artwork …

Smile And Wave

One of my favorite kinds of projects is one where I can repurpose something I picked up along the way either in a thrift store or, in this case, on …

Make Your Own Braided Rug

I've wanted to make rugs for as long as I can remember. Even in high school I want to make my own home decor. Rugs are a little intimidating because …

Pretty Lace Flower Pots

Hi there! Here's a quick little project we whipped up in our studio today. We've been doing a little decorating and these lace covered pots look so …

Woven Rug DIY

Beautiful rugs aren't hard to find, but sometimes they're just not exactly what you're looking for. Or maybe the one you really love is just not in …

Everyday DIY Paper Decorations

Why is it kids are fascinated with paper? Cutting paper, folding paper, tearing it apart, obviously coloring on it, making swords and magic wands …

10 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property

Have you heard the one about an 'Ikea bedroom miracle'?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a real estate investor, author and podcaster, I'm often asked if it is "too late" to buy real estate. After all, prices have climbed dramatically over the past several years, and …

10 economic ideas to renovate your kitchen

Home makeovers–daunting, or fun? Sure it's intimidating when you don't know where to begin, but with the right help and a little patience, any …

How To Survive Home Renovation Without Killing Your Spouse

On the whole, my husband and I are pretty handy and, in the 17 years we’ve been married, we’ve taken on a variety of house projects with nary an …

Make One Minor Change to Get Major Curb Appeal

A new door gives your facade a facelift, while improving security and energy efficiency. Plus, recent data suggests the replacement all but pays for …

10 Fall Home Maintenance Musts

Use these ten easy fall maintenance projects to keep your house in peak condition through the winter.<p>Check for Peeling Paint<p>1/11<p>Inspect exterior …

7 Signs Your House Needs New Siding

It's a cruel fact: Those factors that make home exterior siding so crucial are the same ones that undermine its performance over the long term. In …

19 Super Fun Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall

For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Summer flowers aren't going to be in bloom much longer, so it's time to think about how to revamp your porch for fall. But before you place a carved pumpkin your stoop and call it a day, we've got a few ideas for how you can up your outdoor decor …

Decorations

Clever storage solutions for every unruly kids' room

At it's very core, home design and storage needs to be functional but when it comes to adding a little organisation to your kid's room, any interior …

Simple Craft Supply Storage Ideas

Solve your organizing problem right away with these craft supply storage solutions. This collection of ideas uses solutions that involve things you …

Entry and hallway ideas for adding storage

Hallways and corridors are so often overlooked but we don't know why, as they offer such amazing opportunities for adding storage, displaying …

25 small home organisation ideas

You may live in a small house that you believe lacks space, but did you know that with some smart and ingenious hacks, your small home can be stylish …

23 Ways to DIY Your Own Closet Without Actually Having a Closet

Fall means layers, and layers mean closet space. The problem? Your closet is already overstuffed, or your apartment doesn’t <i>have</i> a closet. Heaven forbid if you have to add one more piece of clothing. When storage is tight, life can be tough. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with these DIY closet …

Fall Fashion

20 Clever Garage Storage Hacks

DIY Cleaning Tools Holder<p>Save floor space by hanging large items like brooms and mops on the wall. Make this wall-mounted holder from scrap wood and …

Woodworking

Master Bedroom Organization {HOD}

Happy October! It’s time for some master bedroom organization! This month we’ll be working on cleaning and organizing the master bedroom as part of …

How often you should clean out all of your closets — and the right way to do it

Today I opened the linen closet and out rolled a neck brace and a bag of cough drops. Yesterday, a box of Cheerios tumbled out of the pantry while I was fetching some fettucine. If you’re like me, no matter how hard we try to control clutter, closets seem to become the junk drawers of the house. …

6 Tips to Organize Your Kitchen

There are few things more frustrating than not being able to find something in the kitchen when you need it. When this happens, it’s time to Organize …

12 Storage Tricks That Keep Your Makeup Under Control

So you'll never lose your favorite red lipstick in your sea of colorful nail polish again.<p>So you'll never lose your favorite red lipstick in your sea of colorful nail polish again.

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The Better Way To Organize Your Junk Drawer

Make sense of your cluttered drawers by installing DIY custom-fit organizers.<p>We all have a junk drawer. The one that has become a catch-all for various desk supplies, tools, and gadgets, and is in desperate need of organization. The flimsy plastic inserts you can buy never fit well. But this DIY …

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