Sewing by Hand Is the "Adulting" Skill Everyone Should HaveProjects & Improvements
Learn these six common stitches and you can apply them to a myriad of projects.
Jan 31, 2024
10 IKEA Storage Bed Hacks to Maximize Your SpaceProjects & Improvements
IKEA always for the win.
Jan 24, 2024
10 Affordable and Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without WiringDesign Ideas
The renter-friendly solution to dark closets.
Jan 23, 2024
The Best DIY Closet Systems You Can Buy Right NowOrganizing
These off-the-shelf products can really make a difference in your home.
Jan 8, 2024
How to Fix Every Broken, Stuck, and Stubborn Zipper Ever
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These are common problems with surprisingly simple solutions.
Jan 4, 2024
This Pro’s Warning About Frost Could Save You ThousandsProjects & Improvements
Some simple chores now can prevent much bigger projects (and costs) in the future.
Jan 2, 2024
12 Small Kitchen Island Ideas to Maximize Tiny SpacesProjects & Improvements
You deserve extra prep space and additional seating, too.
Dec 19, 2023
How To Make Homemade Reed DiffusersProjects & Improvements
Ban those plug-in air fresheners for good.
Dec 11, 2023
How to Soundproof an Apartment: 9 Tips for a Peaceful SpaceProjects & Improvements
Muffle the noise once and for all.
Dec 1, 2023
29 Galley Kitchens That’ll Inspire You to Make the Most of a Small SpaceDesign Ideas
These spaces might be tight, but they can also be stylish and efficient.
Nov 3, 2023
7 Renter-Friendly Ways To Hang Curtains Without DrillingProjects & Improvements
You can put away your drill now.
Nov 1, 2023
These No-Carve Painted Pumpkins Will Convince You to Ditch Your KnifeProjects & Improvements
No pumpkin guts were harmed in the making of this decor.
Oct 4, 2023
DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That’s Flexible & FunctionalProjects & Improvements
We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with hefty price tags. If, like a lot of people, you’re living in a small space and have a similarly small budget, the good news is that there are a lot of DIYs out there for hardworking, flexible furniture that you can make yourself. Here are 11 of our favorites. Above, a custom table created for this tiny beach house seen at VT Wonen.
Oct 4, 2023
Why Popcorn Ceilings Are Actually Pretty GreatProjects & Improvements
There's an upside to everything.
Aug 21, 2023
Here’s How to Find Cheap Kitchen Cabinets That Won’t Compromise Your Style
HOME PROJECTS
Save your money for other splurges.
Jul 30, 2022
The Floating Shelf That Took Me 5 Minutes (& No Tools) to InstallLife
We kept hearing about these shelves that practically install themselves, so we put one to the test.
Jun 7, 2023
Stow Away Your Accessories in Style With These Purse Storage IdeasOrganizing
If your purses typically end up on your dining table or strewn on the floor, it might be time to level up your purse organization! Whether you have just a few purses or 100, knowing how to keep them properly organized will extend their life, which will actually save you money in the long run if your bags are investment items.
May 19, 2023
I’ve Tried Tons of Spray Paint, and This is The Only One I’ll BuyProjects & Improvements
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a simple change of color. And, when it comes to giving furniture and decor a brand new lease on life, for the least money and effort, the hands-down winner is spray paint. I’ve tried a lotta lotta spray paint, and recently found my new favorite. It’s easier to think of things I haven’t spray painted—my dogs, maybe—than all the things I have.
May 1, 2023
These Patio Garden Ideas Will Make You Want to Spend All Your Time OutdoorsPlants & Yard
Create your own oasis in the tiniest of spaces.
Apr 6, 2023
How To: Create a Gallery WallDesign Ideas
Ah, the gallery wall. So ubiquitous in shelter mags and on blogs, they’ve become a staple of modern home decor. I know several people who think the curated wall is on its way “out”, and feel that individual pieces of art never get to shine anymore. But for someone like me, who accumulates art like some people accumulate paperbacks, gallery walls aren’t just a necessity- they’re a way of life.This liking for art-stuffed walls seems to be a family trait.
Mar 30, 2023
How To Frame Your Art on the CheapProjects & Improvements
I never quite felt like a real adult until I framed my first piece of art. All through college, I pinned giant collages of unframed art to my walls like a life-size scrapbook. Post-grad, I’ve slowly started framing my favorite pieces. Custom framing is expensive, so I scour thrift stores for well-made frames with glass and hit up my local art supply store for the rest of what I need to do my own custom framing. Ready to get started?
Mar 30, 2023
5 Common Gallery Wall Mistakes We See All the TimeDesign Ideas
These are completely avoidable.
Mar 30, 2023
10 IKEA Storage Hacks for When You Need an Extra ClosetOrganizing
When space is tight and money’s even tighter, IKEA is our happy place. Browsing the $30 wheeled carts and the $10 towel racks (both spotted above), it suddenly seems possible that we can actually afford a stylish, organized home. Even the fact that we have a teeny-tiny closet (or no closet at all…eep!) seems easily fixable. And it is—just follow the lead of the inspiring, IKEA-filled rooms ahead.
Mar 28, 2023
This Instagrammer Found a Super Stylish Way To Hide Their TV When Not In UseDesign Ideas
This idea may just spark some inspiration. 
Mar 2, 2023
15 Stunning Ways to Hack IKEA's DUKTIG Play KitchenProjects & Improvements
The tiniest, most adorable kitchens you ever did see.
Feb 28, 2023
This TikTok Will Have You Installing Faux Beams In Your Living RoomProjects & Improvements
That old world charm is just a few DIY days away.
Feb 6, 2023
8 Clever IKEA Hacks Using Renter-Friendly Command ProductsProjects & Improvements
Perfect, temporary solutions for all over your house.
Oct 25, 2022
Why You Should Add Baking Soda to Latex PaintProjects & Improvements
A whole new world of paint will open up to you.
Oct 25, 2022
We Tried Painting A Fabric Chair With Chalk PaintProjects & Improvements
Here's what we learned.
Oct 25, 2022
6 Things Nobody Tells You About Removable WallpaperDesign Ideas
What you need to know, before you add to cart.
Oct 22, 2022
This Super Simple 2-Ingredient Charcoal Face Mask is a Skin SaverProjects & Improvements
Activated charcoal and aloe are the two darlings of the beauty world right now, showing up in drugstore products, high-end cleansers and DIY recipes alike. This homemade face mask recipe combines the two star ingredients into the simplest skin detox around. Remember those blackhead-removing strips that were so fun as a teen? Consider this their trendy, grown-up cousin. So, what is activated charcoal, anyway?
Oct 15, 2022
11 Useful Home Hacks for Basic Zip TiesProjects & Improvements
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
Genius Ways to Fix These 5 Very Annoying Things at HomeProjects & Improvements
Living in a house (especially an older house) is a noisy business. Cabinet doors slam shut. Floorboards creak. Doors squeak on their hinges. What to do (besides moving) if you’re a person who loves peace and quiet? We’ve got a few ideas. Most American houses are made from wood, and over time, wood can expand and contract. Squeaky or creaky floors are caused by the wood subfloor separating from the joists beneath.
Oct 13, 2022
8 Tips for Making a Dual-Purpose Bedroom Work
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Make a space that can do it all!
Oct 12, 2022
This Weekend: Practice This Money-Saving Mindset & Reap Rewards for YearsCleaning
We regularly share clever hacks and methods to make do with less. All that is well and good, but I keep returning to this one basic, everyday way to save hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars in the kitchen. And it’s so very simple. Clean Your Cookware: Help return your pots and pans to their former glory with these tips and techniques.
Sep 27, 2022
The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing HouseplantsPlants & Yard
We’ve finally found a solution for people who love houseplants but don’t love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own personal litter box. Here are 15 herbs and houseplants that can grow hydroponically, meaning they can survive without potting soil, in just a vase full of water. Not only is this dirt-free method pet-friendly and low-maintenance, but it also happens to produce some stunning arrangements.
Sep 27, 2022
My $3 Secret Potion for Getting Faded Dark Jeans Back to Black in 30 MinutesCleaning
Even if your jeans don’t look all that faded, a black dye bath helps fill in worn areas around the seams and pockets, making them look new again in just 30 minutes.
Sep 21, 2022
How to Get Rid of Mice at Home Once and for AllCleaning
Winter is almost here, which means so are the mice.
Sep 16, 2022
Why Paint Color Matching Doesn’t Always WorkProjects & Improvements
Here's what you didn't know.
Sep 15, 2022
What No One Thinks to Ask About Those Cute Backyard ShedsPlants & Yard
Here's what you need to know, before you start building.
Sep 13, 2022
How to Hang an Unframed Poster in MinutesProjects & Improvements
Think outside the frame.
Sep 9, 2022
How to Plump Up an Old, Saggy Sofa for Around $40Projects & Improvements
Get more mileage out of your well-loved basics.
Sep 9, 2022
We Got Three Drastically Different Upholstery Quotes for One SofaProjects & Improvements
Turns out there's more than one way to skin a couch.
Sep 8, 2022
Learn How To Spray Paint Plastic the Right WayProjects & Improvements
How to paint plastic without it chipping, cracking or flaking.
Sep 8, 2022
Step by Step: How To Paint Metal Baseboard Heater CoversProjects & Improvements
Let’s face it, baseboard radiators are ugly. They’re boxy, often institutional beige, and they tend to accumulate scuffs and splotches of rust. But baseboard radiators do serve an important purpose, and those of us who rely on them to heat our homes are more or less stuck with them. Fortunately, there are ways to work around these wall-space-hogging eyesores, and painting your baseboard heater covers to match your home’s walls or trim is a great place to start.
Sep 7, 2022
The Dreaded Black Mold: Is It Affecting Your Household?Cleaning
What to do if you suspect mold has taken hold.
Jul 11, 2022
3 Simple Under Bed Storage Ideas That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your SpaceOrganizing
There's extra space right under your nose.
Jun 24, 2022
The Best Summer Projects for Increasing Resale ValueReal Estate
According to real estate agents.
Jun 21, 2022
A Bold Brooklyn Rental Features One of the Coolest DIY Tile Backsplashes EverTours
"There’s always something going on within the four walls of my apartment — whether it’s testing a new recipe for my blog, tinkering with the interior design of the apartment, an art or DIY project, hosting friends for a mandoo (Korean dumplings) party, or simply cranking away at my computer," writes Christine Han, a Korean-American recipe developer and food blogger who founded the blog, Dear Saturdays.
May 9, 2022
A Young Family’s Home Is Full of Facebook Marketplace Finds and Clever DIYsTours
Kelby Mayberry and her husband, an active duty member of the military, share their home, this 1,300-square-foot rental duplex, with their two young kids and their pets. They've thrifted and DIYed a lot of elements in the home for a budget-friendly and stylish space.
May 5, 2022
How to Decide Whether to Toss or Upcycle FurnitureProjects & Improvements
According to HGTV experts.
Apr 22, 2022
What is Wainscoting? It’s The Unsung Design Detail that Totally Makes a RoomProjects & Improvements
An easy way to give your home a little bit of old-world charm.
Apr 4, 2022
18 DIY Desk Ideas to Make Working from Home a BreezeProjects & Improvements
See what your workspace could look like...
Mar 5, 2022
How To DIY a Fake Fireplace (or Dress Up The Real One You Already Have)Projects & Improvements
While one-of-a-kind, wood-burning fireplaces bring undeniable warmth to a room, fake fireplaces can bring just as much ambiance – just in different ways. Of course, some faux fireplaces are downright drab, but with the proper DIY skills, the mantel can become the stand-out piece of your living room.
Jan 24, 2022
12 Ways To Get the Canopy Look Without Buying a New BedProjects & Improvements
Whether you can't afford a new bed or just want to give your current bed a bit of a romantic makeover, here's a plethora of DIY ideas for a canopy bed.
Nov 1, 2021
This Bangalore Rental Comes Alive with DIYs, Like a Tassel Headboard Tours
There's also a DIY TV stand and a hanging pendant light made from a hat!
Aug 16, 2021
A Designer's Brooklyn Rental Apartment Is One Large DIY ProjectTours
Alyse Eisenberg hacked IKEA storage pieces to look more expensive than they are, found items at scrap yards, vintage stores, and second-hand stores, and DIYed art to design this large rental apartment she shares with her husband.
Aug 12, 2021