Upgrade a Basic Bookcase

Put a personal spin on an off-the-shelf bookcase with these easy DIY makeover ideas.

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Stairway Railing Ideas

Stairway railings serve more than a functional purpose -- they give stairs a visual presence and make a staircase a work of art. Find ideas for the perfect railing for your stairway.

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Beach Chic Porch Renovation

A family put a new roof over their heads by turning their back deck into a coastal-inspired covered porch. Learn how they made the big change from their existing porch to their new, cozy family hangout area.

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Give a Plain Mirror a Makeover

Take a plain mirror to the next level with these easy DIY embellishments.

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DIY Outdoor and Garden Projects

Sprucing up your outdoor space doesn't need to be a massive undertaking. Use these inspirational small projects -- including painting rocks to hanging new house numbers -- to instantly improve the look of a garden, patio, deck, or backyard.

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Add Storage Around Stairs

Step up your home's storage capacity by making the most of underused areas below and beside your stairs. Here's a look at 18 homes that beautifully optimized stairwell and staircase spaces.

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Danny Lipford

Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? Save money, improve your home, and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done with these ideas for projects, maintenance, and repairs you can do without hiring a professional. Follow along as Better Homes and Gardens Contributing Editor Danny Lipford walks you through a variety of DIY indoor and outdoor home improvement projects. In this tough real estate market, remodeling has become a popular alternative to selling a home. Watch and learn with home improvement expert Danny Lipford as he teaches you easy, effective, and cost-saving ways to spruce up your home. Get the most out of your remodeling efforts with projects that make a statement and work best for your family's needs. Learn how to choose building materials and care for flooring, countertops, and cabinets. Find out what money-saving projects are best for your home style, how to choose projects that pay off in the long run, and how to manage your home's seasonal maintenance. Check out Danny Lipford's cost-cutting tips, techniques, and DIY home improvement project ideas to help your home -- and your pocketbook -- live large.

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