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How-To Advice and DIY Projects

Renovation project considerations, do-it-yourself tutorials, expert smarts, and more

Are you interested in a do-it-yourself home design project but don't know where to start? Need new home fixtures or products but not sure how to find the right ones? Here you'll find home how-to advice, DIY project ideas, expert home renovation tips, and helpful appliance shopping suggestions here. > MORE
Maybe you're trying to decide whether to finish your attic or basement. Or perhaps you're considering new windows or a skylight. We've got expert advice for helping you make your professional renovation or DIY project decisions. 

Plus, learn the most about choosing an architect and working with an interior designer. Read up now, so you know what to expect during your project.

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Bathroom How-Tos

How to Choose a Bathroom Sink How to Choose a Tub for Your Bathroom Bathroom Splurges to Consider How to Choose New Bathroom Light Fixtures How to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger How to Plan a Professional Bathroom Renovation

Furniture How-Tos

How to Choose Outdoor Furniture How to Choose a Desk How to Choose a Headboard Silver and Gold: 10 Top Tips for Shiny Design How to Choose Upholstered Seating How to Arrange Furniture Why Buy Organic Furnishings? How to Choose Fair Trade Furnishings Choose the Perfect Coffee Table How to Choose a New Wall Unit

How to Make Rooms Prettier

How to Decorate Your Living Room Shelves Should You Paint or Wallpaper? How to Start a Decorating Project Spice Up a Room with Area Rugs Deck the Walls: Ideas for Your Bedroom How to Choose Bedroom Lighting How to Select Window Treatments Bold, Not Just Old: How to Decorate with Antiques Animal House: Easy Living Ideas for Pet Owners How to Hang and Hide a Flat Screen How to Arrange Open Shelving Displays Lovely (Livable!) Loft Home Configurations How to Choose and Display Decorative Accessories How to Create a Fireplace Mantelscape 8 Beautiful Fireplace Ideas How to Properly Light Artwork Help! My Room Has No Focal Point! One Room, Multiple Wood Finishes How to Declutter ANY Room of Your Home Shhh! How to Quiet Loud Rooms How to Lighten Up Dark Rooms How to Modernize Your Light Fixtures Common Interior Design Problems—and Solutions! How to Decorate Bare Walls Tall Order: 4 Decor Tricks for Rooms with Vaulted Ceilings Where to Place the TV in the Living Room Low Ceilings? No Problem! How to Display Your Art with Style

Kitchen How-Tos

How to Choose Kitchen Cabinets How to Choose a Stainless Steel Island Kitchen Splurges to Consider How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets How to Plan a DIY Kitchen Remodel 3 Ideas to Freshen Your Kitchen Cabinets Help for Dated Kitchen Cabinet Hardware How to Choose New Kitchen Light Fixtures Make Your Small Kitchen Feel Bigger How to Choose a New Stove or Range How to Choose a New Refrigerator How to Choose a New Kitchen Floor How to Choose New Kitchen Counters

Other Room How-Tos

How to Get the Seaside Look Store More in Your Garage How to Choose Media Room Furniture How to Choose Laundry Room Furniture What to Do with That Extra Room 7 Steps to a Relaxing Bedroom Our Top Pins of 2014!
Hot Topic: How to Choose a Freestanding Fireplace Heat Up: Design Tricks to Warm a Chilly Room Striking Stairways Chill Out: Design Tricks to Cool a Steamy Room Warmer Welcome: Enhance a Boring Entry How to Choose Home Office Lighting Maximize Your Master Bedroom Layout Squeeze in Style: Ideas for Decorating a Narrow Hallway Fill That Empty Patio! Office Obstacles: Carve Out a Home Workspace Conquer Your Cluttered Foyer! Maximum Fun: Creating a Multipurpose Family Room How to Design a Home Office Making the Most of Attic Rooms Elements of a Gracious Guest Space

Paint How-Tos

How to Paint Your Front Door How to Stain Wood Furniture How to Strip Painted Furniture How to Paint Your Wood Porch Stylish Wall Stenciling: The Basics Step-by-Step: How to Paint Furniture How to Paint Floors How to Paint Concrete Floors How to Choose a Paint Finish How to Choose Eco Paint 10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Paint Color 7 Tricks with Ceiling Paint No Windows? Brighten Up! How to Choose a Trim Paint Color How to Choose Ceiling Paint Colors How to Choose Wall Paint Colors How to Decorate with Wallpaper How to Decorate with Chalkboard Paint

Remodeling Considerations

How to Prioritize Home Projects 8 Considerations Before You Redo a Media Room 5 Considerations Before You Redo Your Dining Room 7 Considerations Before You Redo a Sunroom Stone or Tile: What to Consider Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Certified Kitchen Designer Questions to Ask Before You Redo a Bathroom Should You DIY or Hire a Pro? Questions to Ask Before You Redo a Bedroom Hidden Pitfalls of New-Construction Homes Hidden Pitfalls of Older-Construction Homes Questions to Ask Before You Redo the Kitchen Questions to Ask Before You Redo the Living Room Should You Add a Skylight? Planning to Finish Your Basement? What to Consider Planning an Attic Remodel? What to Consider Should You Move or Remodel? Should You Replace or Remodel? 5 Money-Smart Kitchen Renovations 5 Money-Smart Bathroom Renovations Empty Nest? Create New Rooms to Roost! Best (and Worst) Interior Remodeling Projects for Your Buck Best (and Worst) Exterior Remodeling Projects for Your Buck Smart Flooring for Every Room How to Create Your Home Renovation Budget How to Choose New Windows for Your Home

Working with a Pro

7 Common Mistakes NOT To Make with Your Interior Designer Choosing a Contractor 5 Tips for Working with an Interior Designer Choosing an Architect Choosing an Interior Designer

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