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Renovating? Don’t Start Before Finding the Right Contractor

Five steps to finding the right pro.

Brokers Share the Most Common Reasons You Lose Your Deposit 

Check, please!

6 Paint Projects You Shouldn’t Tackle Solo

Leave these to the pros.

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You Don’t Need to Be an Artist to DIY This Color-Blocked Mural

Ready your paint roller.

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5 Exceptions to the Rule That It Costs Less to DIY

The pros do the math.

Sarah Sherman Samuel DIY-ed Her Firepit in One Weekend

Have s’mores at the ready.

5 Designers on the Lessons They’ve Learned From Renovations Gone Wrong

A little prep goes a long way.

Moving Has Never Been Easier, Thanks to This Handy Checklist

Bookmark it before you find a new apartment.

You Can Turn an IKEA Paper Lantern Into a Work of Art With Just a Marker

Tap into your inner artist.

Drew Barrymore’s Unexpected Art Display Is Off-the-Wall (Literally)

Library, gallery, or both?

6 DIY Plant Displays to Take Your Green Scene to the Next Level

Not just another terra-cotta pot.

Affordable Wedding DIYs That Look Way More Luxe Than They Are

Here comes the glue gun.

The Amazon Shopping List a Designer Gives All Her Clients

All home essentials, all under $100

The Simplest Way to Make Thrift Store Art Look Cool

Just add paint.

How I Brought This Teardown Back to Life on a Tiny Budget

Five things I learned in the process.

Maybe You Should Hide Your Bad Rental Floors

For feet’s sake.

Have 30 Minutes? Here’s How to DIY the Coolest Fruit Bowl

Rookie crafters welcome.

How an Artist Gave Her IKEA Frosta Stools a Literal Facelift

The DIY only costs $15.

Urban Outfitters Has Convinced Us to DIY a Headboard With Its New Paint

The collection hits UO stores this month.

Is This the Next Monstera? How to Make This Tropical Plant Thrive

Get to know the elephant ears plant.

We Renovated an 18th-Century House—Here’s What We Learned

One couple lives to tell the tale.

The Best Statement Light Fixture Costs Less Than $100, Says Leanne Ford

We’re hooked already. 

5 Effortless Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good 24-7

Take a deep breath in.

We’re Crushing Hard on This Pink Front Door DIY

Here’s how to get the look for just $50.

Should You Renovate or Move? A New Study Weighs the Costs

Apartment dwellers, listen up.

5 Headboard Alternatives You Can DIY This Weekend

Fake it till you make it.

These DIY Flower Bouquets Are Actually Super-Easy to Make

Don’t spend hours in ikebana class.

A Convincing Case for Decorating Your Home According to How You Feel

Seven easy feng shui tips.

How to Care for Your Bird-of-Paradise, the Fiddle-Leaf Fig’s Less Finicky Friend

The plant that’s not all over your Instagram (yet).

The Case for Painting Your Doorframe…Yes, Just Your Doorframe

Color for commitment-phobes.

Calling All Renovators-to-Be: The Average Kitchen Remodel Cost Just Spiked

Here are three clever ways to avoid the surge.

You Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune on a Stunning Concrete Fireplace—We Did It for $215

A new reason to gather round.

7 Renovation Steps to Take Before Swinging the Sledgehammer

Put your best-laid plan forward.

This Is the Most Underrated Section of IKEA, According to Designers

After you’re done with your Swedish meatballs.

This Popular Household Plant Is Virtually Impossible to Kill, Says an Expert

Here’s how to make it thrive.

8 IKEA Besta Hacks to Inspire Your Next Storage Overhaul

Rated by level of difficulty.

If You’ve Got an Hour, You Can Reupholster a Chair

Rookie DIY-ers, pay attention.

Setting the Table Might Be a Bygone Skill (But You Should Master It Anyway)

Cheers to bringing back the dinner party.

Bonsai Trees Are Trending—Here’s Your Guide

Teach me, sensei.

Learn How to Care for a Money Tree and It Might Save You Cash

You can’t keep replacing the ones that die.

This Creative Couple’s Built-In Cat Shelves Are, Well, Purrfect

Truly the cat’s meow.

I Renovated My Dated Home Office for Only $3,800—Can You Spot the DIYs?

IKEA hack ahead.

How to DIY a Woven Wall Hanging—No Loom Required

The perfect rental apartment project.

6 Indoor Garden Ideas That Will Convince You to Become a Plant Person

Sharpen your green thumb.

5 Food Stylists Dish on How to Get the Perfect Instagrammable Plate

Their tried-and-true tricks revealed.

A DIY Herbal Tea Could Be the Answer to Your Sleep Problems

Sip your way to a perfect snooze

4 Easy Knitting Projects That Are Actually Perfect for Summer

You won’t find scarves and hats here.

Sofa Shopping for the Detail-Oriented: 4 Things a Salesperson Won’t Point Out

Couch surfing 101.

Channel-Tufted Headboards Are the Next Big Bedroom Trend You Can DIY

We asked two pros for the how-to.