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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Walkways

If you own a home and have a yard, your outdoor space probably includes some sort of path -- from front sidewalk to front door, around the side of the house, or out to the backyard. You can rely on a basic from-here-to-there walkway, or you can upgrade yours with ideas that are beautiful and practical. The first step is to choose your material -- one that complements your house and landscape design. The options are varied: brick, gravel, cut stone, or flagstone, for example. If brick is your choice, you'll want to find a style and pattern that's a good fit for your home and garden; wander through our gallery of ideas. Shape, texture, and design are factors in every pathway, no matter the material. Look to our galleries for more inspiration on cut stone, flagstone, gravel, mixed materials, and stepping-stones. If you want to install the path yourself, you can get it finished in a weekend or less with our step-by-step guide to a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway. If you're really into DIY, you might want to take a look at casting your own stone steps; they're pretty and a perfect reflection of a can-do personality.

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