The $44 Amazon Hack That Makes Saggy Couches Look As Good As New (and Comfortable Again)
No more sofa-induced back pain, either!
Nov 3, 2022
The $32 Amazon Find That Hid the Torn Seat on My Dining Chair (and Prevented Me From Buying a New Set!)
Have a torn chair seat? No need to buy a new one.
Oct 31, 2022
8 Clever IKEA Hacks Using Renter-Friendly Command Products
Perfect, temporary solutions for all over your house.
Oct 25, 2022
This Surprising Aluminum Foil Hack Will Help Save Time on Your Next DIY Project
Skip the tape, and try this painting trick instead.
Oct 25, 2022
B&A: A $150 Entryway Project Has a Clever Trick for Displaying Photos and Art
HOME PROJECTS
"I got this project done within a week of thinking of it because I was just so excited about it," this DIYer says. "It didn't take long at all to install. I did it all by myself with no help — that's how easy it was!"
Oct 23, 2022
Here's a Brilliant Chic-but-Cheap (Under-$100!) Backsplash Hack
HOME PROJECTS
You've probably never seen this popular DIY material used as a backsplash before, but it totally works.
Oct 21, 2022
This $7 Accessory Restored My Squished Boots To Their Former Glory and Turned Them Into Statement Decor
Because some boots are made for more than walking.
Oct 21, 2022
This $8 Hack Keeps My Electric Bill Lower in Both the Winter and Summer
Shopping
It's my big secret for renters.
Oct 18, 2022
11 Useful Home Hacks for Basic Zip Ties
Zip ties are just one of those things that seem to have an infinite amount of uses. Obviously, they’re good for tying groups of things together, but that can mean so many things. Once you read these 11 uses for zip ties, you’re probably going to want to buy a huge stash to have on hand. You know how your shower drain only gets clogged on Monday mornings when you’re already running late for a meeting and didn’t shower all weekend?
Oct 14, 2022
How To Remove a Stripped Screw Without an Extractor
Almost everyone who has worked on a DIY or renovation project has applied too much torque and stripped a screw head clean. It can feel like a frustrating dead end, especially if you don’t have a specialized extractor kit on hand. But you might be able to remove a stripped screw using a very common household item probably already sitting in your desk or kitchen drawer.Ready to try your hand at removing that stripped screw? Here’s what you’ll need.
Sep 29, 2022
How To Clean Food & Pet Stains From A Wool Rug
It’s inevitable. If you have a pet and a nice wool rug, you will, at some point, have to clean your pet’s mess off said wool rug. You’ll get angry, you’ll assign a time out, then you’ll use this cleaning method to remove the funk, and all will be well. This is our go-to method for cleaning up pet messes on our rugs around the house. If caught quickly, it’s really the best possible, non-toxic way to clean pet stains from a rug.
Sep 28, 2022
A Non-Toxic Way to Remove Paint from Glass
Home Hacks month has inspired us to undo all of the bad DIYs left in our home by previous inhabitants. For example, the 4-foot-long vintage mirror in the bathroom was callously splattered with paint when someone constructed a questionable homemade shelf next to it. Luckily, removing the paint was easy, non-toxic, and didn’t damage the glass at all.MaterialsWhite VinegarWaterEquipmentRagSaucepan1. Boil three tablespoons of white vinegar with three tablespoons of water.2.
Sep 28, 2022
B&A: An Easy $100 Hack Gives This Plain IKEA Dresser a Timeless Look for Less
HOME PROJECTS
The end result looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture that would fit in with a ton of different home styles, from traditional to modern farmhouse.
Sep 26, 2022
B&A: A Bare Living Room is Transformed with a Unique IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack
HOME PROJECTS
The new scalloped shelving is a must-see!
Sep 25, 2022
Why I Don’t Go Anywhere Without This Best List-Winning Sleep Mask
Phone, keys, wallet, FRESHME eye mask...
Sep 20, 2022
The Weird, Free Trick to Make Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Stronger and Healthier
It sounds bizarre, but it totally works.
Sep 15, 2022
B&A: A $70 DIY Cabinet Redo Effortlessly Blends Art Deco and Mid-Century Style
HOME PROJECTS
It was inspired by a clever IKEA hack.
Sep 13, 2022
When It's OK to Paint Over Wallpaper (and How to Do It Right)
Stuck with stubborn wallpaper? You don't have to rip it down to change the look.
Sep 8, 2022
B&A: This Beginner-Friendly IKEA BESTÅ Hack Was £225, But Looks Way Pricier
HOME PROJECTS
This homeowner duplicates her dream sideboard using an inexpensive IKEA hack.
Sep 8, 2022
The (Mostly Free) Way to Get Dried Paint off Wood
You don't have to live with the splatter. We've got pro tricks for how to remove them, even if they're totally dry.
Sep 8, 2022
B&A: This $2,000 Bedroom Redo Includes a Glam DIY Bed Frame with Tons of Storage
HOME PROJECTS
The best part? The whole redo is renter-friendly.
Sep 7, 2022
The Game-Changing Etsy Accessory That’ll Help City Plants Thrive In Low-Light Apartments
With these, there's plenty of sunlight to go around.
Sep 7, 2022
B&A: This $1,600 Closet Redo Makes IKEA BILLYs Look Like Luxe Built-Ins
HOME PROJECTS
Flat-pack furniture or bespoke built-ins? In this redo, it's hard to tell.
Sep 2, 2022
B&A: A 45-Minute, Tool-Free Redo Gives an IKEA MALM a Trendy New Look for $30
HOME PROJECTS
This one belongs in the IKEA Hack hall of fame.
Aug 29, 2022
B&A: $800, 4 DIYs, and 1 IKEA Hack Turn a Cluttered Closet into a Chic WFH Spot
HOME PROJECTS
A four-month DIY project helped turn a messy, ineffective closet into a practical vintage-inspired home office.
Aug 27, 2022
B&A: Wood Filler Rescues 2 Free Facebook Marketplace Nightstands in a $125 Flip
New paint and new hardware also helped give this nightstand duo a more modern look.
Aug 23, 2022
This $7 IKEA Hack Replaces More Expensive Floating Shelves
News
Spice racks are surprisingly versatile!
Aug 21, 2022
B&A: An Unruly Office Gets an Organized, IKEA-Hacked Redo for $2,500
"I have space to store items rather than having them out in the open," this homeowner says of her "after." "Overall it’s a lighter and brighter space."
Aug 17, 2022
The Unexpected, Affordable Bathroom Item That Can Help Your Houseplants Thrive
This hack serves double duty.
Aug 12, 2022
Before and After: A Closed-Off Living Room Gets an Airy, Open New Look
HOME PROJECTS
With some budget-friendly, big-impact solutions!
Aug 5, 2022
B&A: A 1954 TV Cabinet Gets a New Life as the Coolest MCM Home Bar for $150
"Cheers" to a vintage-inspired home for vintage glassware!
Jul 23, 2022
We Found a Stylish Hack for Hanging Pants, and You’ll Never Go Back to Hangers Again
Your wardrobe deserves this chic, space-saving hack.
Jul 21, 2022
B&A: A "Plain, Boring" Bedroom Gets a Cheerful Redo with DIYs Starting at $15
The results are warm and cozy, but still bright and inviting.
Jul 17, 2022
The Mind-Blowingly Simple Hack You Need to Know if You're Gardening This Summer
It will save you time and effort with giant bags of soil, compost, and more.
Jul 12, 2022
Before and After: This Beat-Up Dresser Is Unrecognizable After a Sleek $75 Redo
The former owner of the piece loves the new look, too.
Jul 7, 2022
My Plumber Said This 30-Second Task Would Have Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars
This is among the easiest chores you can do at home to help save you time and money in the future.
Jul 1, 2022
B&A: A $500 Redo with a Trendy DIY Makes This Basic Hall Closet Look Bespoke
A helpful kit takes this laundry room closet to the next level.
Jun 29, 2022
A Handheld Under-$20 Tool Is the Secret to Easy DIY Wall Moulding
DIY moulding projects might look intimidating, but you can actually complete them without a saw in sight.
Jun 25, 2022
Before and After: A $30 Cabinet Hack That's Purr-fect for Cat Owners
Both human and cat are pleased with the outcome of this simple DIY.
Jun 19, 2022
B&A: A 130-Year-Old Furniture Set Looks New Again in a DIY $1000 Bedroom Redo
Thanks to budget finds and DIYs, the bedroom looks totally different — all for under $1,000.
Jun 15, 2022
This DIY Lamp Looks Like a Million Bucks (But Uses Materials You Already Have)
A $0 material is the secret to pulling off this chic lamp makeover.
Jun 15, 2022
10 Other Uses for Wine Racks You’ve Got to Try
Easy project hacks you can cheers to!
Jun 2, 2022
The Ingenious $20 Amazon Find That Acts as a Nightlight Without Sacrificing Plug Space
Say goodnight to stumbling in the dark for good.
Jun 2, 2022
How To Get Rid of Moths (and Prevent Them, too)
Nothing threatens a closet full of clothes more than moths. And they can invade even the most well-organized closet. These pesky creatures are responsible for holes in your favorite clothing, and oftentimes, the problem occurs completely unbeknownst to you. Like pantry moths and other pests, these silent clothing killers multiply quickly, too, so it’s a problem you’ll want to solve quickly with a good moth repellent.
May 11, 2022
B&A: This $450 Laundry Room Redo Includes 6 Seriously Impressive DIYs
One highlight? The bold stenciled statement wall.
May 6, 2022
B&A: A Practical $700 Hallway-Turned-Home Office Created with an IKEA PAX
HOME PROJECTS
A weeklong project created by best friends.
May 4, 2022
Before and After: A Two-Piece Cabinet Gets a Charming Two-Tone Painted Makeover
Starter Packs
Woodworking skills came in handy for this DIYer's redo.
May 2, 2022
Before and After: A Basic Brown Vanity Becomes a Textured Teal Beauty for $85
The mid-century style vanity was listed for super cheap on Facebook Marketplace because it had a crack in it before.
May 1, 2022
A Better Alternative to the TikTok Dryer Sheet Hack for Cleaning Toilets
Some TikTok users are cleaning their toilets with dryer sheets, but there's a better way.
May 1, 2022
Before and After: A Renter-Friendly $67 IKEA Hack Rescues a "Dreaded Boob Light"
"There is life after the boob light," this DIYer says — and there's proof in her super contemporary, streamlined "after."
Apr 19, 2022
Join AT’s Live Shopping Series, Shop Talk, for Our Favorite Home Hacks Under $25
See the game-changing kitchen organizer that blew us away and much more!
Apr 13, 2022
B&A: A Basic Office Space Gets a Luxe-Looking Redo That's Actually IKEA
HOME PROJECTS
Those custom-looking built-ins are IKEA shelves totaling about $1000.
Apr 7, 2022
Before & After: $130 Takes Two IKEA IVARs from Boring and Basic to Art Deco Glam
This DIYer created a glam pattern on the plain doors using easy-to-find materials.
Apr 4, 2022
Before and After: A Tired Rental Kitchen a Charm-Packed, Two-Day Makeover
The new kitchen is zero percent dreary.
Mar 31, 2022
This Best List-Winning Find Is My Smart Secret to a Perfectly Scented Home
I'm saving *so* much money, too.
Mar 29, 2022
B&A: An IKEA Entryway Piece Loses Its Office File Cabinet Vibes with a Quick DIY
HOME PROJECTS
A piece of furniture made in a day for less than $350 total? Yes please.
Mar 24, 2022
B&A: A Basic Bar Cart Makes Way for a Luxe Feature Wall for About $500
The new bar setup is made from IKEA IVARs.
Mar 15, 2022
B&A: A Neutral Nursery Gets a Bold, Colorful Big Kid Look with a $600 Refresh
The project includes an easy IKEA desk hack and a great artwork-displaying idea.
Mar 11, 2022
B&A: A $350 Dining Room Redo Features a Smart IKEA Hack and Other Custom DIYs
This DIYer's advice for renovating on a budget? "Get thrifty." She used secondhand finds and DIYs to get an expensive-looking dining room for less.
Mar 10, 2022
B&A: IKEA Hack Built-Ins Bring New Life to a Family Room for Just $800
IKEA GERSBY bookshelves become custom-looking shelving in this room-transforming, one-wall redo.
Mar 9, 2022
Before and After: An Old Yellowed Bathroom Gets a $900, DIY-Packed Makeover
This bathroom has the ultimate DIY solutions for concealing ugly tile.
Mar 7, 2022
B&A: An Old Table with Office Furniture Vibes Gets a Chic Upgrade for Under $100
If you want to refresh laminate furniture to look like wood, read on.
Mar 6, 2022
18 DIY Desk Ideas to Make Working from Home a Breeze
See what your workspace could look like...
Mar 5, 2022
Before and After: A $40 Redo Turns a Scuffed-Up Dresser into a Statement Piece
This DIYer put in lots of sweat equity to create her modern-meets-vintage custom dresser.
Mar 1, 2022
17 Stunning IKEA Hacks that Make the Most of a Plain RAST Dresser
Paint! Trim! Wallpaper! Mirrors! These hacks have it all.
Feb 28, 2022
B&A: This Energizing Living Room Redo Features a Wall of IKEA-Hacked Built-Ins
The bold library wall is a bookworm's fantasy.
Feb 24, 2022
B&A: A Boring Basement Bedroom Gets a $2,000 Old-World-Inspired Redo
Smart DIY projects starting at just $20 made a big difference in this bedroom makeover.
Feb 16, 2022
9 Materials You Need to Give Your IKEA Hack Built-Ins a Pro-Level Finish
Yes, you know you need paint and screws — but these extra items are the key if you want a high-end look.
Feb 9, 2022
B&A: A $600 Laundry Room Features a Brilliant Hack for Transforming Ugly Sinks
If you have an ugly utility sink at home, bookmark this redo.
Feb 3, 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
8 Smart IKEA Hacks to Pack More Storage into Your Tiny Closet
You don't have to knock down a wall to get a bigger closet—you can fake it!
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