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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Molding & Trim

When it comes to infusing your home with rich, historical flavor, wood details—such as wainscoting, beaded board, paneling, and crown molding—are a worthwhile investment. Ornate trimwork and molding can be the ultimate design statement in a room, adding interest to walls and clearly defining each space. In less than a weekend, you can install trimwork in a room to add depth and interest to walls. Molding and trimwork aren't just for walls and ceilings; find ideas for using trimwork around doors, windows, and fireplaces to highlight distinctive features and create focal points throughout your home. To make trimwork stand out, paint it a lighter shade than your walls and ceiling. Regardless of your home's age, installing molding and trimwork is a small investment well worth the payoff. Looking to add molding and trim on a budget? Architectural salvage and construction demolition businesses might be a good source for purchasing remodeling materials at a lower cost than new materials. Find design ideas and learn how to install trim in your home with our expert advice for preserving your home's classic good looks and timeless charm.

Beaded-Board Bathrooms

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Decorate Your Walls with Molding

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Living Room Trimwork Ideas

Improve your home decor by adding or upgrading architectural details and trim.

Design Ideas for Textured Walls

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The Ultimate Guide to Molding

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Trimwork and Molding Guide

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Upgrade a Door with Molding

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Easy DIY Picture Rail

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How to Clean Ceilings and Moldings

Keep ceilings and moldings looking good overhead with these easy cleaning tips.

Style-Setting Architectural Features

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Distinctive Trimwork Ideas

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How to Transform a Room with Crown Molding

Create a new look in a room by installing crown molding to bridge the gap...

DIY Wall Treatment: Faux Paneling

Give any wall a paneled look with a few basic tools and strips of wood.

Update a Cabinet with Molding

Update plain cabinet fronts with an application of molding.

How to Install Beaded Board

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Crafting a Plate Rail

This simple but handsome plate rail will give you a place to display decorativ...

Faux French Door

Give a plain interior door an intriguing treatment with a mirror and muntins.

Bathroom Wainscoting Ideas

Learn about using the right wainscoting for your home.

How to Install Board-and-Batten

Give your walls a fresh look with this easy-to-install board-and-batten.

Installing Wainscoting

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Update Your Living Room with Molding

Off the shelf and onto your walls -- molding can liven up the room.

Get the look: Colorful Trim

Painted trim, colorful woodwork, and inspiration for your stylish space.

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