Upgrade a Basic Bookcase

Put a personal spin on an off-the-shelf bookcase with these easy DIY makeover ideas.

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Pretty and Practical Garden Bench Ideas

A garden bench is a useful, versatile, and beautiful addition to nearly every type of landscape. Here's how to integrate a bench into your outdoor space for seating, storage, serving, and more.

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Outdoor Oasis Quiz

Whether you dream of sunning by a state-of-the-art pool or strolling through a simple cottage garden, there's an outdoor oasis with your name written all over it. Take this quiz to find out where you really belong.

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TV Armoire Makeover

Your old tube TV may have gone to the curb, but that bulky armoire it used to sit in still has plenty of road miles. Here's how to give the old piece of furniture new life.

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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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No-Fail Curb Appeal Updates (On a Budget)

Be the best home on the block for less. These budget curb appeal updates will show you how.

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Patio Designs

If patio plans are on your agenda, you've come to the right place. Whether you're building a new patio or renovating an existing one, we have dreamy design ideas and practical tips to help you create the perfect deck or patio. Start with inspiring tips on ways to transform the patio you already have. If you want to add more seclusion to your patio space, turn to our garden tour of a peaceful retreat that offers plants, accents, and more. To make your yard the perfect family-gathering spot, we have design tips and ideas so you can create the patio of your dreams. If you're starting from scratch, make sure your patio is the most successful it can be. Let us help you figure out what you want from your space, as well as how big it should be. We show you the best ways to create and build a deck or patio and provide garden plans for beautiful planted accents. Once you're done with the building and planting, it's time to finish the space with furniture, lighting, accessories, and accents; figure out what you need and how to take care of it with our guide.

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Patio Materials and Designs

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