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7 of the Best “Game-Changer” Home Projects You Can Do for Under $1,000, According to Reddit
As with all things in life, owning a home requires a careful balance. Since it’s yours to enjoy, after all, you want every room to resemble your specific tastes. But you probably also want to make sure that any upgrades you invest in are worth it — either in resale, or in money saved or quality of life gained before that.Deciphering which DIY projects are worth the money and which ones are skippable is a tricky task.
Jun 9, 2022
The One Thing You're Forgetting When You Wallpaper (and the $0 Way to Fix It)
Take your DIY project from good to great with this easy project you can do in minutes.
Jun 3, 2022
6 Tasks DIYers Should Almost Always Do Themselves, According to Reddit
Learning to do these tasks in your own home can save you lots of money in the long run.
May 18, 2022
B&A: A Cramped Kitchen Gets a More Practical Layout — & an Updated Look to Match
Overhauling the layout in this kitchen made it much more user-friendly.
Apr 3, 2022
B&A: A $400 DIY Turns an Impractical Hall Closet into a Stunning Statement Piece
This project is the ultimate cross between style and function.
Apr 2, 2022
Before and After: A Tired Rental Kitchen a Charm-Packed, Two-Day Makeover
The new kitchen is zero percent dreary.
Mar 31, 2022
Before and After: A Shabby Living Room Gets an Old-Meets-New Makeover
This savvy DIYer used bright colors and cozy textures to bring life back to her living room.
Mar 30, 2022
4 Must-Know Tips for Flipping Thrifted Furniture, According to Seasoned DIYers
Here's what you need to know to pull off your first furniture redo.
Mar 7, 2022
8 of the Best TikTok and Instagram Accounts to Follow for Thrifting Inspiration
If there’s one word that can encapsulate a thrift store or vintage shop, it’s this: stuff. Those who aren’t used to shopping secondhand can find it overwhelming. After all, it can be tough to sort through all that stuff and find the real gems. But experienced secondhand shoppers know all the tricks for finding the good stuff (or finding the just-OK stuff and making it good). And the very best secondhand shoppers know how to pass those tricks on to others.
Mar 7, 2022
Before and After: 4 Stunning Furniture Redos to Inspire Your Next Thrifting Trip
These makeovers bring out the best in even the saddest looking "befores."
Mar 7, 2022
The 5 Most Requested Bedroom Upgrades Right Now, According to the Pros
Steal these ideas for a comfortable bedroom now (and a return on your investment later).
Feb 25, 2022
No Time for a Full Renovation? Try These Easy One-Wall Makeovers Instead
These one-wall wonders totally transform the entire look of a space.
Feb 8, 2022
This Stylish (But Polarizing!) Paint Project Is the New Painted Arch
This easy paint project is all about going with the flow.
Feb 4, 2022
This Simple 3-Step DIY Artwork Uses Things You Probably Already Have
New decor from old stuff? A budget decorator's dream!
Feb 3, 2022
8 Projects DIYers Should Always Leave to the Pros, According to Reddit
These projects aren't beginner-friendly, and taking them on can lead to more harm than good.
Feb 2, 2022
9 DIY and Home Decor TikTokers to Keep Your Eye on This Year
These creators are doing big things this year.
Jan 30, 2022
Your New Favorite Small-Space DIY Plant Display Is Already in Your Shower
This barely three-step DIY project will give you lots of options for showing off your greenery collection.
Jan 28, 2022
This Viral TikTok Hack for Easy Paint-Matching is Pro-Approved
If you don't know what color's on your walls, don't sweat it — this is an easy way to figure it out, according to experts.
Jan 27, 2022
5 DIYers Share the Under-$100 Home Projects on Their To-Do Lists for 2022
Looking for inspiration for your year? These five projects are a great place to start.
Jan 17, 2022
5 Pro Tips for Combatting Mid-Reno Regrets
You don't have to suck it up and live in a new space you hate. Here's what the pros advise if you're feeling lukewarm on your choices mid-renovation.
Jan 11, 2022
The Viral Painting Trick You Need to Know to Get Through Your 2022 Projects
It's a method the pro painters use to save on prep and cleanup time.
Jan 5, 2022
10 of the Best IKEA Hacks We Saw in 2021, Starting at Just $20
From vintage-looking to colorful and modern, these IKEA hacks are the best of the best.
Dec 23, 2021
8 of the Happiest, Most Colorful Room Redos of 2021
These makeovers will inspire you to pick up a paintbrush in 2022.
Dec 22, 2021
The 7 Best Laundry Room Redos of 2021 Are Just as Stylish as They Are Functional
This hard-working space deserves a little design love, too.
Dec 21, 2021
10 of the Best Under-$1,000 DIY Home Makeovers of 2021
These DIYers didn't let small budgets stand in their way.
Dec 20, 2021
6 of the Best Rental-Friendly Makeovers We Saw in 2021 — Starting at Just $85
Let these creative redos inspire you to take a fresh look at your own rental.
Dec 19, 2021
10 of the Best Entryway Redos of 2021, from One-Weekend Upgrades to Full Renos
These 10 entryway makeovers will inspire you to look at your home with fresh eyes.
Dec 17, 2021
10 Best Bathroom Redos of 2021, from Builder-Grade Refreshes to Vintage Redos
These homeowners and renters employed changes big and small to create their dream bathrooms.
Dec 16, 2021
The 10 Best Bedroom Redos of 2021 Feature Smart Storage and Serene Styling
These 10 bedroom makeovers impressed editors the most this year.
Dec 15, 2021
The 10 Best Kitchen Redos of 2021, from Budget DIYs to Major Renovations
These creative makeovers were seriously inspiring.
Dec 10, 2021
6 DIYers Share Their Very Favorite Buys of 2021, from Paint to Power Tools
After 12 months of projects, these DIYers know what they like.
Dec 6, 2021
This Simple Hack Makes Watering Your Hanging Plants a Breeze
No need for a step stool with this trick.
Nov 15, 2021
This Under-$10 Buy Can Give Your Next DIY a Polished Finish in Under 10 Minutes
This little product makes a huge difference.
Nov 11, 2021
9 of the Best Home Transformations Done by Family, for Family
These generous family members gave the gift of home renovations — with amazing results.
Nov 2, 2021
An Easy, Procrastinator-Friendly Halloween DIY Made from a Summertime Staple
Need to get some last-minute spirit in your home? This DIY uses something you might already have on hand.
Oct 25, 2021
The 10 Most Dramatic Home Transformations We've Ever Seen
These jaw-dropping renos bring all the good kind of drama.
Oct 15, 2021
10 of the Best Renter-Friendly Home Transformations We've Ever Seen
These redos are proof that you don't have to own to make your place feel like home.
Oct 4, 2021
31 Days of Halloween Activities, DIYs, and Decor to Help You Celebrate All Month
If you wish Halloween lasted longer than just one night, this list is for you.
Oct 1, 2021
The 10 Best Small-Space Makeovers of All Time
Big results can come from small packages. 
Aug 21, 2021
The 16 Best Closet Makeover Ideas of All Time
Let these 16 gorgeous and organized closets inspire you.
Aug 10, 2021
3 Homeowners Share Their Biggest Kitchen Renovation Regrets
They like the results — but these are the things they wish they'd done differently.
Aug 3, 2021
Before and After: A Paint-Free Redo Warms up This Stark White Rental Bathroom
This makeover is landlord-friendly.
Aug 2, 2021
Here's How a Can of Paint Can Help Make Your Home More Accessible to All
Color can be a first step toward universal design.
Jul 27, 2021
5 DIYers Share the One Project That Made Them Love Their Homes
From furniture to full-on renos, these projects brought the warm and loving vibes home.
Feb 12, 2021
9 Brilliant Under-$100 DIYs From Readers We Can't Wait to Try This Year
These budget-friendly projects are must-dos.
Jan 22, 2021
6 Smart Things DIYers Stock Up on During the Holidays That Aren't Holiday Decor
Make those end-of-year sales count for all of 2021.
Dec 24, 2020