These 4 Clever Hacks Give New Life to Household Junk

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We all have a junk drawer bursting with items we can’t bear to throw away. But with these simple hacks, you can turn household junk into fun and functional items for your home. Low-key wall hooks We gotta admit: There’s something charming about turning old keys into hooks for your current keys. But the real appeal? Never losing your keys … Read More

7 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without Remodeling

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Kitchen renovations require time and money, taking several months to complete and costing tens of thousands of dollars. If you don’t have the financial resources for a full-on renovation, there are a variety of ways you can give your kitchen a new look for a lot less. From refacing cabinets to replacing lighting, a few cosmetic tweaks can give you … Read More

How Breaking 3 Design Rules Made Our Home Feel More Like Us

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“A house is a machine for living in.” Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier made huge contributions to Modernism, urban planning and furniture design, but among all his contributions, the one thing I keep coming back to is this quote. The challenge we all face as homeowners is in adapting our houses to our unique lifestyles instead of worrying too much about … Read More

3 Easy Holiday Crafts to Get You Feeling Festive

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Even when you’re eager to get in the spirit, the busy holiday season can make extra projects feel like a chore. That’s where these easy, how-to hacks come to the rescue! Fun, festive and functional, these DIYs provide the perfect opportunity to spend a cozy night indoors while also crossing a few to-do’s off the list for your next holiday bash. … Read More

Poll: How Would You Improve Your Home With $17,850?

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Ceiling fan or chandelier? New front door or smart alarm system? New kitchen appliances or new cabinets? Home improvements mean flexing your decision-making skills. And those decisions add up. The typical U.S. homeowner can spend up to $3,021 per year on home improvement projects, such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, according to a Zillow analysis of the costs associated with … Read More

Our New, Old Kitchen: How We Rose to the Remodeling Challenge

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If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then ours was in need of a triple bypass. When we bought a house halfway across the country – without having set foot in it – we knew there would be projects. Walls to paint, old carpet to pull up, a dingy bathroom to tackle. And while the kitchen was certainly … Read More

Design Pros' Secrets for Finding and Using Reclaimed Materials

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When you ask Seattle-based house flippers Lora Lindberg and Debbie Cederlind where to find the best home-restoration materials, they quickly reply in unison, “Craigslist.” Lindberg and Cederlind of Urban Squirrel Residential Restoration have been flipping houses and using reclaimed materials cleverly since 2010, when they purchased their first renovation house in Everett, WA. Debbie Cederlind (left) and Lora Lindberg (right), … Read More

With This DIY Sporting Goods Catch-all, Game Day Is No Sweat

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This project will help you organize your garage and become the LeBron James of DIY projects . With all your gear in the same place, you’ll always be prepared when someone yells, “Where’s my basketball?” (Or volleyball, hockey stick, tennis racket, etc.) See how it’s done, then follow the step-by-step instructions to build one of your own. 1. Find a bookcase Choose … Read More

DIY Backyard Fire Pit: Build It in Just 7 Easy Steps

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Turn your backyard into a cozy camp spot by making your own fire pit . This outdoor DIY project is easy to complete, and you’ll be making s’mores and cuddling up by the fire in no time. Get ready Before you start building your backyard fire pit, you’ll need to gather some supplies: bricks for the fire pit wall, gravel, … Read More