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What People Wish They Knew Before Buying Their First Homes

Notes from the pros.

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

They’re a renter’s dream.

6 Paint Projects You Shouldn’t Tackle Solo

Leave these to the pros.

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This Kitchen Reno Trick Is Basically Money Back in Your Pocket

One designer saved $3,000.

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The No. 1 Moving Expense You Shouldn’t Be Wasting Your Money On

Instead, try these hacks from Domino’s editors.

Halle Berry’s Low-Maintenance Houseplant Has the Most Adorable Name

Psst: It’s virtually impossible to kill.

Let It Go: This Exterior Home Improvement Isn’t Worth the Money

Invest in these upgrades instead.

A Tiny Nook Is All You Need to Carve Out a Mini Mudroom

So long, shoe pile.

How to Be a World-Class Cactus Parent, According to the Experts

Hint: Water is the enemy.

The Backsplash DIY That’s the Answer to Our Rental-Kitchen Prayers

Not your average peel-and-stick.

We’re Demystifying How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Yes, you can cover laminate.

The Most Intimidating Reno DIY Is Easier Than You’d Think

Dare we say, more so than painting.

This Designer’s New Wall-to-Wall Headboard Is Actually an Optical Illusion

Here’s how she tricked the eye.

You Won’t Find This Chic DIY Standing Desk in a Corporate Office

Plus two other ideas to steal from a workspace makeover.

How We Paid Off $266K in Debt in 3 Years to Afford Our Fixer-Upper

Eight secrets from a money-savvy homeowner.

11 Things Your Cleaning Person Wants to Tell You—But Won’t

Are you and your housekeeper on the same page?

Affordable Wedding DIYs That Look Way More Luxe Than They Are

Here comes the glue gun.

5 Exceptions to the Rule That It Costs Less to DIY

The pros do the math.

Would You Style Your Bookcase This Way?

One prop stylist likes to treat titles as art.

Try This 5-Minute Hack to Disguise an Unsightly TV

An easy DIY.

If You Can’t Keep Greenery Alive to Save Your Life, Meet the ZZ Plant

This laid-back species thrives on neglect.

This Easy DIY Proves That Faux Terrazzo Is as Cool as the Real Deal

You can't mess it up.

The Biggest Regret Homeowners Have About Renting Out Their Space

The costs can stack up—even before opening your door.

Anyone Can Turn a Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

Six things to know before you DIY.

Read This Before Attempting to Put Lights on Your Christmas Tree

No more tangled strings.

Renovators Swear by This Pendant Light Hack

No need to call the electrician.

Don’t Sign a Lease Without Asking These 10 Questions First

Real estate agents tell all.

How to Be Creative When You Haven’t Picked Up a Paintbrush in Years

Artist Ashley Mary has a few ideas for everyone.

Sarah Sherman Samuel DIY-ed Her Son’s Circus-Inspired Bed in a Weekend

She built it out of plywood (but you’d never guess it).

Gigi Hadid’s Holiday Wreath DIY in Four Simple Steps

A fresh idea for a Friendsgiving gathering.

If You’ve Always Wanted a Parisian Mantel, This DIY Is Your Chance

It’s only two steps.

The $12 Container Store Find That Totally Changed My Gallery Wall

Basically 3-D art.

Busy Philipps Has a Fun Idea for Upgrading Grocery Store Flowers

She’s not afraid to get a little crafty.

How to DIY Reese Witherspoon’s Next-Level Door Trim

You only need three things.

If You Want That $400 Ficus to Live, Hire a Plant Stylist

Like a house call for your succulents.

I Left the Tech and Finance Worlds to Launch Postpartum-Care Products

Becoming a parent changed everything.

I’ve Made a Career Out of Renovating New Builds—Here’s How I Give Them Character

Cookie-cutter no more.

Our Floor-Painting Project Was a Disaster—Until We Made This Fix

Innkeepers tell how they changed a room’s entire vibe.

5 Things an Interior Designer Wants to Tell You

Let’s get candid.

Losing My Job as an Architect Inspired Me to Turn My Hobby Into a Career

The best thing that ever happened to Haptic Lab’s founder.

This One-of-a-Kind Striped Credenza Began as a $10 Goodwill Buy

Racheal Jackson thrifted the piece with “no purpose in mind.”

A Real Malachite Table Costs Thousands, But You Can DIY It for $50

This paint project is a gem.

Emily Henderson’s Stylist DIY-ed the Most Luxurious Headboard

Here’s how you can, too.

This Wall-Decor Hack Is Even Easier Than Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

If you have a blanket, you’re halfway there.

10 Apps That Will Make You Feel Like an Interior Designer

Floor plans are about to get way easier.

Our Senior Social Media Editor Reveals Her Favorite Site to Sell Decor

"I decided to give my items a second home."

A (Surprisingly Simple) Bath Mat Project to DIY This Weekend

A lesson in rug hooking from artist Rose Pearlman.

I Took Emily Henderson’s Online Class and Have Never Felt Wiser

The designer drops some serious knowledge.

Sorry, Boomers: Millennials Don’t Want to Buy This Style of Home Anymore

McMansions, beware.