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Bring These Plants Into the Bedroom For Better Sleep

The research is in. For a better snooze, surround yourself with indoor plants. While many plants have beneficial properties and can contribute to …

Plants

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

Woodworking

Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter – peaks at 330W and a 19.3% efficiency.<p>Both panels are available …

Mount a TV Like a Pro: Part 1

In my last blog I listed some essential tools for tackling various DIY custom install projects around the house. This time, we’ll put that toolkit to …

Picking Flooring for Your Home: Make the Right Choice Every Time with our Step-by-Step Guide

There’s no getting around it: Picking flooring for your home is a big decision. Between the cost of the materials, the time spent on installation and …

How to Achieve a Soundproof Room Without Breaking The Bank?

Whether you’re looking to create a quiet bedroom or just a space for peace and tranquility, soundproofing a room that keeps outside noise to a …

7 Cabinet Paint Brands You Can Rely On for a Flawless Finish

Given the staggering cost of new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, it's no wonder that homeowners often look to painting as a cost-effective alternative …

9 Ikea Kitchen Hacks That Change Everything

Kitchens are superfunctional spaces, and it can be difficult to balance function and style. But kitchens are also one of the best places in your home for you to get creative, and nothing lets you express your creativity while maintaining functionality like some good Ikea hacks. Try a simple DIY …

Hacking

Old-School Remodeling Materials That Feel Fresh Again

Over the past year, we've noticed the return of some forgotten design favorites. These materials were originally budget options, dismissed as being …

Home Improvement

3 Ways a New Garage Door Can Transform Your Curb Appeal

Most folks don’t think about replacing a garage door until they absolutely have to, waiting until it gets damaged or ...

Home Improvement

DIY Stair Handrail with Industrial Pipes and Wood

If your stair railing is old, dysfunctional, not to code, or simply not to your taste, you may have considered changing it for something new, safe, …

This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

Getting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.<p>The Novogratz Amazon …

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This is the site you need to look at before you start your next home improvement project

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>My mom went through a few big home remodeling phases over 10 years ago, and while our house looks great now, I remember it was a period …

Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don't have to. …

First Look: Altra's 'Goldilocks' Trail Runner

The Altra Timp hits a middle ground between the brand’s minimal and super-cushy offerings. In early runs, our editor found it just right.<p><b>Rocks, dirt,</b> …

Stock Tank Pools Are Going to Be All the Rage This Summer

Want one? Here's what you need to do.<p>As the temperatures rise, installing a pool in your backyard probably sounds like a really good idea — until you learn that the average cost of a backyard pool is $20,000 to $30,000. Instead of dropping a ton of cash just to stay cool this summer, you may want …

Post and Beam Garages

<i>24’x28′ Post & Beam Garage w/ 3rd Gable</i><p>Shown w/ Optional:<p>– 3rd Gable 24′ Across<p>– White Pine 2×6 Tongue & Groove w/ V Groove Roof Underlay<p>– Half Loft …

Hardscaping 101: Built-in Barbecues

Food cooked outdoors tastes better. And while the phrase “outdoor kitchen” can describe a setup as modest as a grill on wheels, a built-in barbecue …

Landscaping

DIY Projects: How to Make a Pallet Workbench

We love seeing things people make out of repurposed pallet wood. We decided on a workbench as our first project, because it is perfect for DIY …

The 10 Best Winter Buys for a Happy, Healthy Home

Stop your sniffling and your shivering this winter, and invest in a happier, healthier you. With a few well-chosen purchases, you can turn your home …

15 Best Outdoor Gifts For The Next Camping Trip Under $50

Bushcraft 101<p>For the outdoorsman in training, some literature based on how to make the most of your outdoor excursions is never a bad idea. This …

Make the Wind Work for You: DIY Wind Generator

Lately I’ve been spending a great deal of time working on ways to generate my own electricity. It isn’t a necessity for me yet, but someday being …

Woodworking

This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too

Modern design and net zero principles helps a Minnesota couple realize their green home dreams<p>Minnesotans Mark and Kate Hanson believe in efficiency and a better environment, so it makes sense they’d seek out a more sustainable design for their new home. But the new net zero home they moved into …

Don’t Recycle Your iPhone Upcycle Instead

Recycling is a good thing to get into regularly doing. Whether it’s food waste, cardboard, plastic, or old technology, every bit of recycling is …

Recycling

The one-storey timber home of your dreams

In this edition of homify 360, we visit a wonderful wooden home located in a rustic setting. The cottage boasts panoramic views, simple living, …

18 Ultra-Modern Houses from India

Interior Designers and the Architects create draw plans and concepts which are then brought to life by the General contractors. Furthermore, the …

Architecture

Super 73 Electric Bike

Taking design cues from vintage motorcycles, mopeds, and mini bikes, the Super 73 Electric Bike gives the modern e-bike a rugged 70s form. A pair of …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Auto Icon Screen Print Series

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Art<br>• Cars<br>• Gear<br>• Home<p>Auto Icon Screen Print Series is a line of artworks by Jerome Daksiewicz featuring the front or rear …