BH&G Firsts
Whether you're embarking on your first home organization project or working on your first garden, Better Homes & Gardens is celebrating those brag-worthy moments! Check in here each month for fun and helpful info to guide you through a multitude of first-time experiences.
Whether you're embarking on your first home organization project or working on your first garden, Better Homes & Gardens is celebrating those brag-worthy moments! Check in here each month for fun and helpful info to guide you through a multitude of first-time experiences.

Power Tools 101

If power tools intimidate you, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk you through the basics so you can tackle your next home repair or DIY project with confidence.
DIYs for Every Ability
We’ve rounded up projects that speak to every skill level—quick fixes as well as more elaborate home improvement. Learn how to spruce up a room with new paneling or make over that table you scored at a garage sale. Your workbench awaits!
18 Project + Tool Pairings
This at-a-glance guide lists the tools you need for popular home improvement projects so you’ll know right away if it’s something you have the equipment and knowledge to handle.
Revive Old Furniture in a Weekend
Of course, a fresh coat of paint may be all that’s needed to bring an old chair back to life. But if you’re feeling more ambitious, break out the saw and totally remake a piece.

Show Off Your Skills

Once you’ve gotten the hang of using common tools, power up your drill and build these home accessories. Get ready to hear, "You MADE that?"

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