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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Create the home of your dreams with high-impact remodeling projects, amazing renovations, and makeovers. We'llshow you how to marry fresh style and trouble-free maintenance with a smart renovation to improve your home's form and functionality. Whether you plan to sell your home soon or you plan to stay in your current dwelling for years to come, a renovation now will save you time and money in the long run. Maximize returns on your home improvement dollars by boosting your home's value, curb appeal, and ability to suit your needs. Learn how to calculate home renovation costs and how to smartly save money on your improvements. Discover how to integrate energy-efficient exterior materials that will stand the test of time, expand your home's square footage to include an outdoor room, remodel to add extra space, or revise your layout. Tackle your trouble areas with our home improvement and remodeling tips, advice, and ideas. See what dramatic changes these amazing before-and-after renovations made, both in the interior and on the exterior. And don't miss our hundreds of photos of renovations that will inspire you.

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