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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Decks

Outdoor decks can benefit nearly every home. Whether used as a retreat or for entertaining, decks and patios are multifunctional outdoor living spaces. If you're a do-it-yourselfer with some carpentry skills, you will find all you need to plan, install, and finish a new deck addition in your landscape. Look to our pictures of decks for design ideas to help you get a plan in place. You'll find ideas in nearly every size and shape, as well as clever solutions to problems such as slope, multiple levels, and privacy needs. Backyard decks and docks are a great way to entertain. If you're looking for ways to take your deck up or down, try a multilevel deck design. Safety and beauty are two top-of-mind deck concerns; to give your deck an easy makeover, try a new railing that also maintains the most secure space possible.

Before and After Deck Makeovers

Add new life to a ho-hum deck with these fun makeover ideas.

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Updating your deck or patio is a snap with these easy-to-install decking tiles.

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One Deck, Three Ways

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Privacy Solutions for Your Deck

Find deck design ideas for adding privacy--fences, walls, or trees and shrubs.

How to Refinish Your Deck

The right tools will make refinishing your wooden deck seem like a breeze.

14 Ways to Improve Your Deck

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Deck Designs: Ideas for Raised Decks

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Deck Stain Colors

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Budgeting for a New Deck

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Deck Railing Designs

Railings offer a wide range of decorative options for decks.

Choose the Right Material: Decking

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