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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Patios

Use these patio design ideas to turn your yard into a relaxing retreat. From backyard patio ideas to patio furniture sets, these outdoor patio ideas show how to design an outdoor room for style and comfort. Simple add-ons are an easy way to maximize your outdoor living spaces. Use patio umbrellas, patio covers, and patio lights to increase your patio's appeal, safety, and longevity. Part of creating a restful retreat is making sure there's privacy around your patio -- even if it's just a border from the neighbors. Fences, pergolas, half-walls, and landscape plantings can offer privacy and boost your home's appeal. If you're starting from scratch and want to tackle your own paver patio, turn to our clever installation how-to, which breaks down the process into 10 simple steps.

16 Great Patio Ideas

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Easy DIY Garden Accents

Skip the store-bought accents and give your garden a personalized spin with...

Backyard Patio Transformation

With not much more than a concrete slab and a patch of grass to go on, this...

Maximizing a Small Patio

Make the most out of a petite patio with these creative, space-stretching tips...

How to Install a Flagstone Paver Patio

A backyard patio can be so much more than a slab of concrete. Follow these...

13 Ways to Transform Your Deck + Patio

Gear up for warm-weather season with these upgrades for decks and patios. Our...

Pretty Covered Patios

Protection from the weather, an extension of indoor living space: Those are...

Build a Patio in 6 Simple Steps

Pave the way for a new outdoor room in six easy steps.

Patio Amenities

Furniture, lighting, and accents such as a fountain or plants contribute to th...

Patio Design Ideas

Enjoy your patio more with these tips for furniture, landscaping, and decor.

Backyard Patio Ideas

Take a backyard from basic to beautiful with these patio decorating and design...

Tips for Outdoor Living Spaces

Give an outdoor room interiorlike appeal with these tips to maximize dining,...

Cast in Stone: DIY Landscape Accent

Hard as rock, concrete ornaments are easy to make. Even better, this versatile...

DIY Project: Install a Paver Patio

With the right materials and proper foundation, you can install a paver patio...

24 Patio Perk-Ups

Take your patio from tired to terrific this spring with these inspired ideas.

Quick Patio Pick-Me-Ups

Spending some quality time in the great outdoors is often a cure for whatever...

Patio Ideas: Before & After Patio Makeovers

A gallery of inspiring before and after patio transformations.

15 Patio Design Tips

A charming patio filled with amenities can be a warm weather getaway, right in...

Patio Landscaping Ideas

Include a space for gathering, eating, or relaxing to increase outdoor...

Patio Privacy Ideas

See how to turn your patio into a comfortable, secluded outdoor living room.

Patio Furniture Buying Guide

Select the right outdoor seating for your yard with this savvy shopper's guide...

How to Build a Sand-Based Patio

Building a patio is well within the skill level of the average homeowner. This...

How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

If your outdoor furniture needs a little TLC, follow these cleaning tips to...

Landscape Ideas with Hardscape Materials

Learn about different hardscape materials -- from brick and flagstone to paver...

Gorgeous Gravel Patio Ideas

Inexpensive and easy to install, gravel patios live green and stylishly. They...

Make Your Patio a Perfect Retreat

Enjoy a relaxing, stylish patio with these tips.

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