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How To: Drill Into Concrete

While concrete's cool, industrial aesthetic is a go-to design touch in modern homes, its density and strength are wha...

Woodworking

How To Install A Decorative Cupola

Installing A CupolaI love Cupolas, this article will show you how to How to install a decorative cupola. In my neck of the woods all barns worthy of …

Woodworking

How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop:There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, …

Woodworking

Give your outdoor space a functional allure

Having outdoor spaces like garden, terraces, patios and poolside lounges is a sure-shot way to up your home’s elegance quotient and pizzazz apart …

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11 Small-Kitchen Organization Ideas That Are Seriously Genius

If you're stuck with a small kitchen or the dreaded kitchenette, then you know what it's like when you first start to organize items. Dishes …

Small Bathroom Makeovers: Pedestal Sink Installation (Step-by-Step)

Small bathroom makeovers are one of the best ways to transform you old bathroom into an amazing space. Today you’ll learn how to install a pedestal …

Woodworking

How To: Build a Kitchen Island

Sometimes, the kitchen is too small to prep a multi-course meal for friends or family. If only you had 12 square inch...

How to Paint a Secondhand Dresser

If you have picked up a piece of furniture from the thrift store, you may think it would be easy to paint the piece to give it a brand new look. …

Design

How to Tech Out Your Home With DIY Security

One of the biggest reasons why homeowners choose not to install a home security system is cost. With monthly service fees, installation prices, and …

Smart Homes

15 absurdly easy kitchen DIYs that only look expensive

Your kitchen is a space that can always benefit from a freshen up or even some simple upgrades that keep it looking modern and expensive. So how …

How to Change Light Fixtures

Changing a light fixture may feel intimidating but that doesn't have to be the case. Anyone can replace a light with a few tools and a little …

How to Build a Wall-Mounted Desk

Learn how to build a simple wall mounted desk, creating a work space on any blank wall. This desk is perfect if you are tight on space.

Create a Wood Pallet Accent Wall

How to build a pallet accent wall in an afternoon. Includes tips on safe pallets to use, and building wire pathways for mounting a TV.

How To Select The Right Storm Door For Your Home

Andersen Storm Doors provide extra protection from bad weather and can also provide many ventilation and natural sunlight options for your home. But …

How To Personalize Your Home With Decorative Door Glass

One of the things we love most about decorative door glass (and frequently discuss on the blog), is how it can boost your curb appeal and add style …

Papa went to… WOoD StoCK

For a long time I wanted to thank Jens from Stuttgart … So, thanks Jens! Your stone wall / BESTÅ hack spent many month on my mind to the point it …

Woodworking

Man Cave Bar

I want to share my IKEA Home Bar Hack. This was done out in my man cave in my garage.<b>IKEA items used:</b><br>1 x LINNMON Table Top – Black/Brown …

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Hot Topics: Updating a 1970s Kitchen on a Budget

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Clever Ways to Secure Your Windows

I am blessed to live in a great neighborhood. There hasn’t ever been, to my knowledge, a break-in

How to Build a Coffered Ceiling

Home>How To | More in Ceilings<p>Apply basic carpentry techniques to primed boards and molding to add a formal, elegant touch to any room<p>Get Started<p>If …

How to Repair a Broken Doorbell

Home>How To | More in Doors<p>Scott Caron, master electrician for <i>Ask This Old House</i>, replaces a broken chime on a doorbell<p>In this video, Scott Caron, …

How to Plant a Privacy Screen

Home>How To | More in Yard & Garden<p><i>Ask This Old House</i> landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner plant a living privacy screen<p>In this video,</i> …

How to Attach Window Boxes to Brick Siding

Home>How To | More in Windows<p><i>This Old House</i> general contractor Tom Silva shows how to securely fasten outdoor containers to masonry<p>Get Started<p>In this …