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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Outdoor Rooms

From makeovers to simple decor touches, there are countless ways to remake your outdoor spaces into outdoor rooms that enhance your enjoyment of your yard. Start with a tour of a garden that includes a fire pit and arbor; you'll see how one family used simple design ideas and lots of welcoming extras to make better use of their outdoor spaces. Fireplaces and fire pits are ideal amenities in outdoor rooms; you'll find 16 fantastic versions here, as well as instructions on how to build your own fire pit. Structures including gazebos and pergolas separate outdoor spaces from one another, creating outdoor rooms that can serve multiple purposes; use our gallery of gazebo images to draw inspiration for your own backyard. Sometimes all your landscape needs is a little color; use these bold ideas to add splashes and dashes of bright hues that lend outdoor rooms cheery good looks. Not quite sure what to do to update your landscape? We have lots of ideas -- 101 to be exact -- covering everything from easy-care materials to cooking appliances to weatherproof fixtures. If you're unsure what you can do on a limited budget, you'll find encouragement from a tour of four fantastic outdoor rooms that made do with less.

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How to Build a DIY Fire Pit

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