Upgrade a Basic Bookcase

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

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Whether you dream of sunning by a state-of-the-art pool or strolling through a simple cottage garden, there's an outdoor oasis with your name written all over it. Take this quiz to find out where you really belong.

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DIY Outdoor and Garden Projects

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Keeping up your home is one of the smartest steps you can take to ensure your home retains its value, all systems remain in good working order, and looks good. Routine maintenance can prevent mechanicals from breaking down, keep the exterior and interior looking their best, and maintain a sound home. However, mishaps do occur from time to time. Learn how to tackle repairs and get your home back in shape. From fixing leaky faucets and squeaky stairs to building a well-stocked toolbox and getting a handle on routine maintenance, our guides and instructions will help you navigate home upkeep with ease. Learn what you can do to be prepared for mishaps and breakdowns. Plus, learn how to make your heating and cooling systems more efficient, get in the know about seasonal maintenance, and learn about the structure of your home and how all of the systems -- from plumbing to electrical -- in your home work. Owning and maintaining a home is a big task and responsibility, but having a the know-how to identify and prevent problems, make repairs, and complete general upkeep will put your mind at ease and enable you to enjoy your home all the more.

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