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14 Clever & Creative Ways to Store Jewelry

Even if you don't feel like you buy that much jewelry all that often, it's one of those things that seems to accumulate—all those bangles, baubles …

7 Smart Steps You Can Take to Weatherproof Your Home

If you’re new to home ownership, you may think that finding a house, getting approved for a mortgage, and closing were the hardest parts of laying …

Restoring a historic house: 8 tips and tricks before getting started

Beware of water damage<p><i>Editor’s note: This story was originally published</i> <i>in</i> <i>May 2016. It has been updated with new information.</i><p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between roundups of historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>…

DIY: 7 steps to create your own fire-pit

Building your own firepit is surprisingly easy, with a little bit of woodworking and a sprinkle of home improvement enthusiasm!<p>With winter …

How to Create a Makerspace in any Space

Makerspaces are spaces for hands-on interactive learning. These spaces have become popular in many communities, schools, and libraries due to their …

Makerspaces

3 Easy Ways to Build a Backyard Fire Pit

We've already gone on the record in favor of fire pits, and we'll say it again: They're the ultimate way to entertain in the summer (and even into …

All You Need to Know About Types of Insulation

Insulation is a vital component in any home that aims to be energy-efficient. Typically placed in areas where air esc...

Home Improvement

Get Inspired: Outdoor Deck Designs and Ideas

01 of 11<p>Deck Ideas and Pictures<p>After much consideration, you've chosen a deck over a patio. Now what? It's time to figure out the important details …

Landscaping

How to Make and Install Your Own Insulation - DIY

<i>Learn how to make and install your own insulation using newspapers and a farm-type hammermill.</i><p>How to Make and Install Your Own Insulation<p>Sometimes …

Building a Deck: What You Should Know

01 of 10<p>So You Want to Build a Deck?<p>More planning and consideration may go into building an outdoor deck than, say, an indoor bathroom. Besides …

The Best and Worst Ways to Organize Your Spices

When I picture my dream spice cabinet, it's an orderly space with identical, labeled spice canisters lined up neatly in rows. It's the picture of …

Here’s the Right Way to Wrap Cords and Cables

There are few things in life more frustrating than tangled cords and rope, and you may run into both during a photo shoot. In under 5 minutes, this …

How to Fix a Running Toilet in 8 Painless Steps

If there's one skill that should be in everyone's home improvement arsenal, it's knowing how to fix a running toilet. Not only is it virtually …

Woodworking: A wooden deck you can build in one weekend

Woodworking might sound hard but that's just because of the name, when it comes down to it, if you buy the wood precut and have some time set aside, …

99 DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Home

01 of 99<p>DIY Tree Slice Hairpin Leg Coffee Table<p>Give yourself somewhere to put down your drink in your living room by making a coffee table out of a …

Home improvement: how to build a deck in 3-steps

If you've got a beautiful outdoor space perfect for a deck, why not get out there this weekend and build one yourself… you might be surprised at how …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Eastern Market

For more than 100 years, <b>Eastern Market</b> has acted as a hub of Detroit’s food and beverage commerce. Home to numerous meat processors and wholesalers, on Saturdays the massive red brick market sheds fill up with vendors selling farm fresh produce, plants, and prepared foods.<p>Thousands of people from …

Texas

3 Roast Turkey Variations That Are Anything but Boring

A traditional Thanksgiving spread gives me the same nostalgic pangs that most Americans feel this time of year. But I can't deny a basic fact: Even at its best, a classic roast turkey is always just a little bit boring. And so I'm left with the same decision millions of others weigh each year: …

Silky Sweet Potato Pie: A Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Having grown up down South, I can't imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas without a sweet potato pie. If that's not a familiar tradition for you, I can understand the temptation to see it as a mere replacement for pumpkin. But resist that urge, and trust me when I say that sweet potato pie is a thing …