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427 Genius Ways To Make Everything You Own Look More Expensive

As my mother always said: "Fake it 'til you make it."

Crafting

DIY: 9 steps to build your own pergola

Pergolas… we all want them, but we usually don't know how to build them. The good news? It's pretty easy.<p>The construction of a garden gazebo can be a …

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Medium-density fiberboard is a wood product made from densely packed wood fibers. Full-sized panels are 4 feet by 8 feet and sanded to a smooth finish on both sides. Painted MDF looks good and the factory finish doesn't need extensive sanding before you paint it. The biggest obstacle to painting …

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

How to Make a Box

The box is the most elemental structure—but don't take that to mean that it's simple. We asked three woodworkers to build a simple box to see how each would approach the task. Very differently, it turns out. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all …

Building Better Cornhole Boards!

Want to build the best cornhole boards on your block? Here's everything you need to do just that!Before we begin, don't forget to follow @MossBoards …

Woodworking

Before & After: A Baby Blue Bathroom Keeps Its Vintage Roots

Kendra, of Flora Poste Studio, is a graphic and textile designer who creates fabric, invitations, signage and packaging for her clients. She lives in …

Vintage

The best time to buy anything for your home, according to HGTV's 'Property Brothers'

According to Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of the HGTV show "Property Brothers," it matters when you purchase home and renovation items.<p>"Just as January is a traditional time to put bedding and linens on sale, home improvement items are also a part of retailers' regular sale cycles," they write in …

9 craft ideas to beautify your garden

Sundays are for rest, but really what's more relaxing than tinkering with a couple of fabulous craft projects in the garden? Whether it's arranging …

Landscaping

DIY barn door designs and tutorials

As many of you know, I tend to get into decor trends way late. Usually by the time they're not cool anymore, I like them. It's my thing. I'm pretty …

Home Depot

Kitchen Renovations: When to Save & When to Splurge

A kitchen reno can get pricey. Before you know it, your fancy floor tiles and gorgeous cabinets have swallowed up half the budget and you haven't …

Home Improvement

5 Ideas to Steal from This Tiny Stockholm Kitchen

Even before my trip to Denmark and Sweden, I had a penchant for Scandinavian design; now that I've experienced it firsthand, it's safe to say I'm …

Interior Design

9 Ways to Get the Backyard of Your Dreams on a Budget

(Image credit: Marie Claire Maison)<p>You may have plenty of ideas for the backyard of your dreams, but those infinity pools and sunken fire pits and …

Swimming Pools

Pole-Mounted Mason Jar Garden Lights

How to Choose the Right Pot or Planter for a Plant<p>Tessellated Wooden Art<p>HOW TO MAKE a RAISED PLANTER BOX<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>For indoor use, …

Living Rooms

Before & After: A Stylish Update for a Drab West Village Kitchen

Unless you're incredibly wealthy, finding a dream home in New York City can be a real challenge. That's the position Holly and Christian found …

West Village

DIY Modern Farmhouse Table as seen on HGTV Open Concept

Hey there! Join us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most recent projects and sneak peeks!Check out our new how-to videos on YouTube! …

DIY

How to Make a Shop Stool in 10 Minutes, Build a DIY BBQ Grill Stand and Transform Your Cutting Table Into a Coffee Table

<b>Cutting Table to Coffee Table</b><p>This week Laura Kampf builds a very cool coffee table, using mortise-and-tenons for the joinery and what looks like a …

Roundup: 10 DIY Dining Tables that are Easy To Make

Photo: A Beautiful MessI like to buy furniture, but there is something to be said about building your own. Each time I look at a handmade piece, I …

Food & Dining

Turns Out Stuff Really Can Make You Happy

First they told us that money can't buy happiness. But, it turns out, it can, sort of: people who have enough money to live a comfortable lifestyle …

Happiness

DIY Box Crib-Style Outdoor Bench and Planter - Quiet Corner

Create a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors with this easy-to-build wooden bench. Then use the same technique to make a matching planter …

Woodworking

How to perfectly fold a T-shirt in just TWO SECONDS

You've been doing it wrong! Amazing video reveals how to perfectly fold a T-shirt in just TWO SECONDS<p><b>Video shows a man folding T-shirts perfectly in</b> …

Sewing

Clever Built-ins to Make the Most of Small Bedrooms

A tiny bedroom can be a big challenge. There are a lot of things you need to fit into this little room, but you still want it to be a calm and …

Small Spaces

Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> STUDIO LOFT is a delicate flat in downtown Budapest. Originally a studio of a well-known hungarian …

Before & After: Credenza Gets a Fresh Finish

When Reeves found this credenza on Craigslist, her first instinct was to paint it mostly white. But, while the drawers weren't perfect, that varying …

Woodworking

Make Your Own Gorgeous Wooden Doormat in an Afternoon

This wood doormat makes a great first impression to anyone who visits your home.<p>Doormats aren't just a place to wipe your feet. They should be provide a functional and stylish entry into your home, a pleasant welcome to anyone who visits. Instead of throwing down a cheap rectangle that's bound to …

Bill Gates launches multi-billion dollar clean energy fund

Bill Gates has pulled together a multinational band of investors to put billions into clean energy.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist announced his latest endeavor, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, at the climate change summit in Paris.<p>"We need to bring the cost premium for being clean …

Energy

There's a single, secret ingredient that will make your burgers incredible

This is all well and good, even fascinating, but it has certainly created some pressure for anyone making burgers at home. Am I doing it right? Have I thought enough about my burger?<p>I have a reputation for making a delicious burger. Which has always baffled me, because my burger is so basic that it …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …