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Two DIY Outdoor Chair Projects for Your Yard or Patio

Finding a comfortable outdoor chair is a pain, so why not make one you'll love? Here are two chairs you can make this weekend. Here are two designs …

DIY

10 Tips to Add Paintings Into Your Home

In a world where our walls are filled with photographs and mass produced prints and inspiring quotes, somebody had the brilliant idea to be daring …

9 Home Decor Tricks That Work

<i>Yanic Simard, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Every interior designer has go-to tricks. Here are top cheats that many designers use time and again for quick results. These foolproof ideas can solve many of your design dilemmas in an afternoon.<p>12 Decorating Trips to Make Any Room Better<p>Photo by Taylor Jacobson …

Home Decorating

15 Cheap Home Repairs That Could Save You Thousands

If your house could talk, it would tell you that spending a little money now on small repairs could save you big bucks down the road. We’ve put …

Home Improvement
Personal Finance

Problem Solving Home Improvement Products

We asked our experts for their top DIY problem-solving tools and materials for every type of project. Here's their list of the Top 10 most helpful …

Woodworking

Old School Cleaning Tips That Work Like Magic

Home styles and trends have certainly changed over the decades, and unless you actually enjoy washing clothes and dishes by hand, improvements in …

Natural Gas

9 Awesome Podcasts for Makers, Crafters, Artists, and Designers

Podcasts. You know 'em. You listen to 'em. You're moved by them. You laugh and are entertained by them. But are you inspired by them? Do they light a …

Songwriting

Copycat Furniture: Get the Look Without the Price Tag

We all know the feeling of wanting something for our homes that is out of our price range. With these tutorials I want to show you that there is …

Furniture

Quick Weekend Projects

1 of 20<p>Before: Stuck in the Past<p>This ubiquitous light fixture from decades past (raise your hand if it hung over your breakfast table) doesn't need …

Curb Appeal

10 Bold Colors to Paint Your Home’s Exterior

When you buy a new home, there are some big decisions to make that might prove more difficult than you would think. Like painting the exterior of …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Off-roading

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This Is What Homes Looked Like the Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …