Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tips & News

  • 16 Insanely Clever Ways to Reuse Your Household Junk

    Don't trash that dead telephone, scrap that torn sweater, or haul that lifeless bed frame to the junkyard just yet! As these functional and fanciful projects prove, broken or unused electronics, appliances, furniture, and knickknacks can go from […]

  • 10 Chandeliers You Can Actually Afford

    Besides serving a practical purpose, the right chandelier can ties the decor of a room together and really make a statement in a space. But oftentimes, it seems that sturdy and stylish light fixtures have to come with a hefty price tag. Let that not […]

  • Video: 9 Mistakes You Make When You Load the Dishwasher

    It's the simplest thing in the world, right? Load the machine, fill the soap tray, press a button—and voila! Sparklin... […]

  • Why HVAC Professionals Want You to Go Both Ductless AND Ducted

    Homeowners looking to upgrade or modify an existing heating and cooling system are often confronted with a dizzying a... […]

  • Tongue and Groove Flooring 101

    Plank flooring has come a long way from the frontier days when rough-hewn boards were nailed to floor joists, resulti... […]

  • From Ruin to Rebirth: 8 American Towns Rebuilt After Disaster

    Whether leveled by tornadoes, flooded by hurricanes, or scorched by fires, these great American cities have risen from the rubble to become revitalized burgs that bear little resemblance to the ruins they once were. […]

  • 7 Reasons a Shed Belongs in Every Yard

    Whether it's small or large, the yard plays host to a number of important activities: It's where you connect with loved ones, escape the busy-ness of the “real” world, explore your passions, and simply appreciate nature. Now, if some open land […]

  • All You Need to Know About Starting Seeds Indoors

    If you’re itching to get your garden going, don’t wait until the weather outdoors is agreeable—get a jump on the grow... […]

  • How To: Lay Artificial Grass

    Artificial grass made its big debut at the Astro Dome in 1966—hence the term Astroturf—but it’s come a long way since... […]

  • How To: Get Rid of Mealybugs

    At first glance, mealybugs definitely don’t look like your typical pest. Their 1/16- to 1/8-inch-long bodies are whit... […]

  • Skip the Store: 9 Things Always to Buy Online

    Online shopping is the way of the world. It's quick, convenient, and you never have to leave the comfort of your couch. While we love to shop small and support our local businesses, some items—from big-budget buys to daily recurring […]

  • 9 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger

    Those who say "good things come in small packages" probably don't have to contend with small-kitchen challenges like crammed cupboards and limited counter space. If your kitchen seems more cramped than convenient these days, it may be time for a […]

  • Eco Friendly House Cleaning Tips

    Eco-friendly house cleaning has become something that more people are aware of, as greenhouse gases and global warming begin to affect us all. You don’t have to be an eco-warrior or an environmental activist to know that there are cause and […]

  • Video: How to Kill a Tree Stump

    Removing a tree from your yard is never pleasant. These leafy giants are part of our home and when one is mortally da... […]

  • America's 50 Most Exclusive Neighborhoods

    Sure, property seekers have been going nuts over prices in Hollywood, South Beach, and Greenwich Village for years, but it might surprise you to know that these aren’t the most expensive neighborhoods in the country—or even in their own states. […]

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