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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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

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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 Installation

Even the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can install a simple patio or dress up an existing space. All it takes are the right tools and the right instruction. We've gathered everything you need to know from start to finish. If you're beginning from scratch, start with a little prep to successfully construct a beautiful patio. We'll show you how to choose materials, create a pattern from stone, and finish the job -- all in less than a day. You can make a patio out of any number of materials, including pavers or a slab. For a slab patio, you'll need to lay out the site; we give you the how-to for staking it properly. Edging your patio will help it maintain a clean edge next to your lawn or flowerbed, but not every material is the same; learn the differences among edging materials and how to choose what's right for you. If your old patio is in need of a little tender loving care, you can salvage it. Learn how to do resurface concrete and rejuvenate your old space. Asphalt requires different steps, but you can learn those here, too.

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Fixing an Existing Concrete Patio

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DIY-ify: 10 Fantastic Patio Makeovers

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