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I’ve Used These Container Store Shelves in Every Apartment I’ve Had

They are a renter’s dream.

Renovators Swear by This Pendant Light Hack

No need to call an electrician.

A Few Decor Swaps Turned This 5-by-7 Bathroom Into a Hammam Spa

How to make a rental space feel like an escape.

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The Classic (and Totally Avoidable) Mistake People Make When Installing Kitchen Cabinets

We asked a pro all the important questions.

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A $500 Murphy Bed Freed Up Valuable Floor Space in This Designer’s Bonus Room

Once just for guests; now for the whole family.

A Pair of Air Jordans Inspired This Tricolor IKEA Shelf Hack

Faux brackets are a slam dunk.

This DIYer’s Dream Nightstand Cost $3,400, So She Hacked an IKEA One for $115

Bonus: The project has a meditative effect.

5 Renovations You Can Make to Your Kitchen When You Only Have $100

Fresh lighting? Not off the table.

We’re Demystifying How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Yes, you can cover laminate.

Turn a Narrow Closet Into a Mini Kids’ Library With This IKEA Buy

Inside the coolest home classroom around.

This On-Trend Desk Chair Looks Pricey, But It Only Costs $50 to DIY

Domino’s junior designer takes us through it.

Sliding Closet Doors Are a Bummer—Unless You Make This $45 Update

Take it with you when you move.

DIY Those Insta-Famous Twisted Taper Candles in 15 Minutes

And not just because they’re sold out everywhere.

We Asked 7 Florists to Make Us Their Best Winter Wreaths

These (DIY-able!) ideas are total knockouts.

In a Home Full of DIYs, a Stenciled-On Backsplash Steals the Show

Plus five more budget-friendly projects to try.

A Pink Screen Door Revamp That’ll Have You Reconsidering the Exterior Feature

This $99 DIY brings fresh air (and style) in.

A Designer Converted This Shipping Container Into a Graphic Home Office

Commute time: a few seconds.

For $5, Turn Your Drab Light Switches and Outlets Into Art

Bring back this favorite childhood craft.

This Artist’s $100 “Office in a Desk” Makes WFH in a Tiny Space Possible

When you’re done at night, close up shop.

No Magic Is Required for This Last-Minute Halloween Mantel Idea

Just $30 and some fishing line.

The Chic Headboard in Emily in Paris Is Actually an Easy DIY

Do it while you binge the series.

You Have Everything On Hand for These Creative Costume Ideas

These convenient last-minute costumes won't blow your budget or your time.

A Scrap of Floral Fabric Made This $40 IKEA Pendant Lamp Look Custom

Channel springtime bliss, even in winter.

Bring Your Reno Bill Down With These DIY Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Only one of them is paint.

An Unexpected Use for Grout in a Kitchen From—Who Else—Leanne Ford

The treatment is designed to be messy.

We Asked DIY Pros: What’s Your Easiest Home Upgrade?

Little changes that go a long way.

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6 Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers That Will Inspire You to Pick Up a Paintbrush

Even renters can get on board.

Everything You Need to Know About the Fiddle-Leaf Fig

Especially how to keep it alive and thriving.

Amanda Seyfried Is Getting Into Halloween Early With Her Latest Crochet Project

Think: cute not spooky.

7 IKEA Pax Hacks That Give Our Nonfunctional Closets Hope

Rookie DIYers, this one’s for you.

From Daft Punk to a UFO, These COVID-Friendly Costumes Don’t Sacrifice the Fun

How to dress up for Halloween this year.

An Art Curator’s Tried-and-True Tips for Hanging a Gallery Wall

Including her budget-friendly frame source.

If Propagating Plants in Water Intimidates You, Start With the Pothos

Soil is the key to healthy, vining greenery.

This DIYer Always Dreamed of a Fireplace—So She Built One

The secret to its concrete look? Paint.

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Stand Behind This Taboo Living Room Idea

It’s a “necessary evil.”

This Couple Hung a Giant Ship’s Sail to Hide Their Neighbor’s Vinyl Siding

Goodbye, plastic facade. Ahoy, privacy.

A Genius Way to Upcycle All Those Coffee-Table Books Collecting Dust

Anthony D’Argenzio went with 1920s artwork.

How to Paint Wood Paneling and Its Best Friend, the Trim

Your small paintbrush’s shining moment.

A $150 Kitchen Backsplash Crafted From Broken Marble Remnants

A DIY worthy of an Italian farmhouse.

10 IKEA Besta Hacks to Inspire Your Next Storage Overhaul

Rated by level of difficulty.

This New Online Tool Is Great for Socially Distanced Home Repairs

And it’s only $50.

Building a Backyard Fort Became a Creative Outlet for This Dad and His Sons

The hands-on project gave the boys “a real sense of ownership.”

Get Prewar Architecture in Any Rental With This $150 Wainscoting Hack

Your landlord will be none the wiser.

10 Low-Lift Ways to Update a Plain IKEA Dresser

A touch of brass goes far.

You Don’t Have to Be a DIY Pro to Make This Hanging Herb Garden

An easy project you can do in a weekend.

This Mom Is Making Play Versions of Everyday Items Out of Leftover Cardboard

A learning tool before her kids can use the real thing.

Bella Hadid’s Backyard Swing DIY Is Your Easy Afternoon Project

You don’t have to be a power-tool pro.

What One First-Timer Learned from Designing a House from the Ground Up

Like how to build around sunlight.

Disguise Your Ugly (But Still Functional) Oven for $60

This designer’s fridge got a paint job, too.