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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Sheds and Playhouses

To play and to garden: Those are the true joys of having a home with a yard. What makes playtime and garden time even better? Maybe it's a structure to encourage the imagination of little ones or to stash oft-needed and oft-used tools. We have some of the most fun features you can include in a playhouse for children; check out ideas for adding a pint-size version of your house to your yard. For the practical gardener, garden sheds can be multipurpose structures for organizing tools, equipment, and supplies. If designed with the right features, a shed can also provide a space for potting up plants. Get motivated to build your own with our gallery of shed ideas. The most elaborate garden sheds sometimes function as greenhouses; this garden shed idea will have you tending your green thumb even on the coldest winter days. If you have a shed but find yourself with organizational challenges, don't despair; use our pointers to keep tools stored neatly. Finally, if your four-legged garden residents need a spot to call home, too, use our doghouse plans.

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