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The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as home decor. Plan ahead to save big!

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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...


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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers can be rustic or luxurious, enclosed or open. We discuss the different types, the installation costs and what...

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10 Outdoor Shower Ideas and Designs

It may seem like a luxury, but an outdoor shower is very DIY-friendly! Turn your yard into an oasis with...


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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Patio Style Gift Basket

Hunting for a great Mother's Day gift idea? Mix-and-match these items to create a gift basket filled with outdoor decor...

How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch


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8 Ways to Use Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses...


How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .


How to Renew Wooden Fences

Shabby to handsome in three easy steps

12 Shed Storage Ideas to Organize Your Space At Last

Don't let your shed become disorganized or overrun with junk! Instead, turn it into a well-lit, useful space that has...


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


No-Gimmick Fence Clamps

You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!


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How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...


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How to Build an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Bring your herbs indoors to enjoy fresh flavors all year long. Read on to find out how to build this...

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Stool

Build a few of these small folding stools in an afternoon, and take them out camping or to sit around...


10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...


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The 2017 Double-Duty Pub Shed

The perfect party spot, plus tons of storage. This pub shed features both a shaded patio and bar. And lets...


50 Easter Egg Traditions You’ve Never Heard Of

Easter traditions have shifted through centuries and vary greatly from country to country. Here are some Easter egg traditions you've...


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10 Charming Indoor Herb Garden Planters

Stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, get an indoor herb garden and grow...


How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

Leave the specialty hops to the basement brewmasters and the grapes to the boutique wineries, we're talking about plants used...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


Latticework Porch Trellis

Create a beautiful partition of privacy for your front porch.

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11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....


Waterfall Countertop Ideas We Love

Often seen on home improvement shows, waterfall countertops are gaining popularity as they offer a stunning look for nearly every...


Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

Buy this PDF & Cut List

Store tons of stuff out of sight!


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.


Build an Indoor Water Fountain

Create a tiny natural waterfall in your living room with indoor water fountains.


How to Build an Outdoor Living Room

Unique sandwich construction achieves the massive look of solid beams with half the effort