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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Outdoor Structures

A well-thought-out plan for a yard with decks, fences, patios, pools, spas, and more is a beautiful thing indeed. We've collected the best, most beautiful design ideas to fit every budget, every yard size, every style, every gardening skill level, and every need. Start with options for decks, patios, and porches. These ideas will help you renovate a space you already have or start fresh and new. In addition to building or revamping existing areas, you can apply clever design and decorating tricks to your current spaces to make them feel welcoming and comfortable. You'll find inspiration for those here. Most garden accents and elements serve a function or solve a problem and add beauty, too. Consider the practical and pretty value of garden sheds and playhouses, which are great spots to stash necessary tools and equipment. And talk about practical -- retaining walls serve very real functions of holding back slopes, but they can define spaces and add style to your yard. Part of making beautiful outdoor spaces is creating memorable entrances and exits; use our ideas for pathways, pergolas, arbors, trellises, and more. We have lots of practical how-to and charming pictures to help you get started on your own yard.

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Easy DIY Garden Accents

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Glorious Garden Paths

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Decorative Fence Ideas

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Trellis Design Ideas: Wall-Mount Trellises

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Improve Your Walkway

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How to Build a Simple Entry Arbor

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17 Stylish Arbor Ideas

Add structure and style to your garden with a beautiful arbor.

How to Install a Walkway

Install a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway in a weekend or less! Use these...

Distinctive Pergola Ideas

Define your outdoor living space with a pretty pergola. Browse our gallery of...

Potting Sheds and Greenhouses

Potting sheds and greenhouses offer beautiful backyard focal points as well as...

Stone Wall Ideas

Create a long-lasting and elegant enclosure by adding a stone wall to your yard.

Landscaping Ideas for Privacy

Get landscaping ideas for creating a private, secluded yard.

Storage Secrets for Your Garden Shed

Keep all your tools easy to find and displayed with style using our guide to...

How to Build a Retaining Wall

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Garden Path Ideas: Brick Walkways

Brick pathways can be both beautiful and practical. Explore ideas here to find...

Faux Flagstone

You don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive flagstone to get the look.

Tile-Topped Stepping Stones

Create a pretty garden path with the help of these handmade stepping stones...

Make Your Own Arbor

Add year-round interest to your landscape with a willow arbor. We'll show you...

Rustic and Simple Arbor Ideas

A simple arbor can add rustic charm to a country or wooded landscape. Pick you...

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