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Kid-Friendly DIY: 10 Projects Sure to Inspire Summer Fun
Summertime is on, and the kids are out of school. Every mom knows that for these three months it's more important than ever to keep the kids busy. But you don't h...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Bike Racks to DIY on the Cheap
Depending on where you live, you may be completely surprised or utterly unimpressed by this fact: Worldwide, bicycles...
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5 Things to Do with... Old Toys
Up in the attic, down in the basement, or out in the garage, chances are that you've got a chest full of old toys. If...
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DIY Tales: Kids' Room Renovations
Before Like the Master Bedroom, this side of the 2nd floor almost doubled in size as we changed from a low profile cape ...
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Kids Crammed In? 10 Great Ideas for Your Kids' Shared Bedroom
Wondering how to fit three or more kids into one bedroom? Between beds, toys, books, and clothes, finding room for everything can be a challenge. Take a look at t...
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Room Makeovers: A 10 Year Old's Parisian Chic Room
My ten year old daughter has had a fascination with Paris since she was a toddler. She even has a "Paris fund" a savings...
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Weekend Projects: Holiday Crafts for Kids
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's: It can be a real challenge to avoid stress this time of year! If...
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3 Simple Steps to a Backyard Ice Skating Rink
Over the snowy-white winter, adults and children make the most of the cold by taking part in a smorgasbord of seasona...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Classic Wood Games You Can Make Yourself
If you love to use tools and you love to play games, then you're not alone: Scores of handymen and women have used wo...
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Bob Vila's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the DIY Kid
From beginner's tool sets to building kits, we've gathered the best gifts to give young DIYers this holiday season.
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5 Things to Do with... Legos
Thought you were too old for toys? Think again. Adults have ample reason to revisit Legos, if not for sheer amusement...
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5 Things to Do with... Baby Cribs
If your child has outgrown her baby crib, you may have found it's a tough piece of furniture to dispose of. Even thri...
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DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planter
I love dinosaurs. Always have. And when I saw these two large plastic dinosaurs for $0.99 at Savers, I knew a splash of ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Kids' Room Storage Solutions
LEGOs underfoot, G. I. Joes behind your seat cushions, and Beanie Babies up on the rafters? This weekend, return a se...
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Weekend Projects: DIY Furniture for Kids' Rooms
When it comes to designing spaces for kids, some parents are bona fide naturals. Mom has a magic touch with the paint...
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How To: Make an Inexpensive Desk for Your Kids
It was a challenge to find a desk for my five-year-old daughter. I needed something size-appropriate that would provi...
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The Royal Nursery: 12 Jaw-Dropping Room Ideas for Your Prince or Princess
Although your new arrival may not be heir to the British throne, he—or she—is no less deserving of the royal treatment. Take inspiration for your own royal nurser...
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10 Fun Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Water Park
These clever water games and activities will have everybody cooled down and perked up faster than you can say "cannonball!"
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Whimsical, Nature-Inspired Day Care Interior
German studio Baukind designed this renovation to a nature-inspired interior of a kindergarten/day care for Kita Drachen...
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DIY Backyard Playhouse
Our little playhouse is finally finished. It's been a real labor of love and a challenge to keep the budget low and us...
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Childproofing the Kitchen
Many child-safety experts believe that children should be kept out of the kitchen and that no amount of childproofing...
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Selecting a Child Safety Gate
When a family brings a child into the world, they begin to look at the home through a different set of lenses. Grand ...
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Safe Indoor Air for Children
According to the American Lung Association, lung disease and breathing problems are the number one cause of death in ...
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Play Sets: Enjoy a Park in Your Yard
When today’s parents and grandparents were growing up, many backyards boasted a simple, inexpensive swing set made of...
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Window Blind and Curtain Safety
Since 1991, more than 175 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in drapery and window cor...
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Pool Fencing for Improved Safety
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under five in the United States. Most deaths occur in fami...
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Creative Kids' Spaces
When Dr. Randy Pausch gave his famous “last lecture” in September of 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University, he talked ab...
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Childproofing the Bathroom
Bathroom AccessChildproofing a room begins with some common-sense approaches. “So much of it doesn’t cost a cent,” sa...
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Child Safety During Home Renovations
Safety is an important consideration in any home renovation, but when children live in a home under reconstruction, k...
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Childproofing the Home Office
Statistics show that almost 75 percent of Americans have some sort of home office. And as these dedicated work areas ...
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Quick Tip: Boost Child Safety at Home
Childproofing: What Do You Need?Most new parents know they need to take steps to protect their child from household d...
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From Gross to Great: A Nursery Room Makeover
Zoe's room is officially done, yay! It didn't really take a lot to get it done because we left the wall color and one la...
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5 Ways to Clear Summer Sports Clutter
Summer brings flowers and sunshine, but it also has a way of dragging outdoor sports right into your front hall. Fort...
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How To: Build a Horseshoe Pit
When summer is on, it’s time to get outside and play. If you're looking for ways to make your backyard more fun, why ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Classic Family-Friendly DIY Projects for Summer
There's so much fun to be had in the summer. Yet for many of us, these months present a familiar challenge: The kids ...
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15 DIY Storage Ideas to Help Corral Your Kids' Clutter
Kids may be small, but they tend to take up a lot of space— at least their stuff certainly does! Between the toys, books, DVDs and craft supplies, you may wonder ...
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An Awesome Closet-Office You Don't Want to Miss
The cl-office is officially finished! I first started off with a closet with sliding doors. I painted it using chalkboar...
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DIY Mobile for the Nursery
I've been lagging on actually making Cashew's mobile ever since I made all the cute little objects that will hang from i...
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DIY Painted Family Silhouettes
Welcome 2013! I hope you all had a very safe and exciting New Years! I took down my Christmas decor yesterday and it was...
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12 Fresh Ideas for Your Kids' Room
We've rounded up the best new trends for kids' room decor, so your child's space can be just as incredible as he or she is.
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The Benefits of a Jack and Jill Bathroom
Do you know what a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom is? If you grew up watching The Brady Bunch in the 70’s, you may already ...
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5 Kid-Friendly DIY Home Projects
Having young children fills our house with a lot of noise, and a lot of laughter. They keep us so busy, it also makes...
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Shopping for a Swing Set
One thing we miss about living in New York is the awesome city playgrounds. You could walk to a different one every d...
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Quick Tip: Choosing Child Safety Gates
Important Safety Tool If you’re a parent, one of your many important jobs is making your home safe for your child. As...
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How To: Make a Kid's Teepee
A basic teepee is not hard to make, provided you keep it simple and fun, as I discovered when I created this project ...
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How To: Make a Kite
There's nothing more fun for a child than learning to fly a kite. Who doesn't remember the thrill of watching their f...
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How To: Make a Sandbox
With just some basic home improvement knowledge, you can build a simple backyard sandbox like this with colorful stri...
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How To: Make a Tire Swing
Create some outdoor fun this summer—the old-fashioned way—with this "oh so easy" tire swing how-to.
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Coolest Kids Products at ICFF
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is filled with amazing designs for the modern home, and not to be forgo...
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Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design
When my husband and I lived in New York City with our two young girls, we had a single bathroom in our one-bedroom ap...
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How To: Make Kids Eco-Aware
The way to a young person’s conservation-conscious heart is through active learning—and maybe some candy. Kids love t...
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Childproofing Checklist
One of the most important tasks for new parents is insuring the safety of their child. While the basics are generally...
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Remodeling Before Baby and Insulating the House
Bob talks with homeowners Nick and Maggie Beasley, who are remodeling, babyproofing, and insulating their home before the baby is born.
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Installing Sound Attenuation Insulation
The house is insulated for sound control to provide a quiet environment for baby. The installation of the insulation is demonstrated along with the necessary safe...
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Installing Insulated Windows in the Baby's Nursery
The new windows in the baby’s nursery are highly insulated for cold and sound and have health and safety features for young children. They can be installed by do-...
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Learning How to Set Up a Healthy and Safe Room for Baby
Bob continues to talk with Bernadette Upton of EcoDecor about the materials used in an ideal room for baby and safety procedures to put in place when the baby bec...
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Baby Safety Gates and Healthy Organic Sleeping Products
Bob reviews child safety gates and organic baby bedding products that will help keep baby safe and healthy.
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Tour of the Finished Nursery and Master Bathroom
A peaceful nursery and childproofed home await the baby, and an elegant new master bath and powder room greet family and guests.
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Finishing Touches: Childproofing a Kitchen and Stairs and Completing the Nursery
Bob talks with Jay Martel from the International Association for Child Safety about kitchen safety products for toddlers and baby safety gates for the stairs. Bob...
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Installing a Fabric Sound-Absorbing Ceiling
Sound attenuating insulation is added to the nursery to reduce the echo effect of noise.
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Tour the Completed Nursery for the Newborn
Much cosmetic, insulation, and sound reduction work has transformed a tired-old attic bedroom into a peaceful, pretty, and healthy room for baby.
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Finishing Touch: Installing a Vintage Tub in a Child's Bathroom
The unusually shaped room with original beadboard that sits under the roof’s eaves will be adapted from its prior use as a home office to be a child’s bathroom wi...
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Touring the Burpee Trial Gardens
Bob visits the Burpee trial gardens in Ambler, PA, to review the current and future catalog of plants and flowers.
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Removing Unwanted Junk and Debris
Bob discusses the best ways to discard debris and unwanted items before starting a renovation.
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Planning Exterior and Interior Lighting, Storage Solutions, and Interior Decorating
A high-tech lighting control system is reviewed, as well as furniture, storage, and decorating choices in various rooms.
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Encapsulating Lead Paint
Cole Stanton (from Fiberlock) joins Bob to talk about Child Guard, an encapsulating coating for lead-based paint.
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Decorative Painting Techniques With B. Smith
Decorator B. Smith paint a lavender stripe pattern on a bedroom wall.
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A Special Housewarming Gift
A new puppy is presented as a special house warming gift to homeowner Michelle Hayes and her daughters.
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Building a Playground, Part 1
Bob visits Columbus, OH to help volunteers build a playground.
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Playground Construction, Part 2
In Columbus, OH, Bob and other volunteers are constructing a playground. Bob discusss the materials and techniques used in the project, including the octagonal ro...
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Playground Construction, Part 3
Bob makes his third visit to the playground in Columbus, OH to tour the nearly-complete project and comment on its various features.
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Garden Nursery Visit
Bob visits Weston Wholesale Nursery with landscape architect Clara Bachelor.
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Final Tour of the Interior, Part 2
Bob takes a final tour through the nursery, office, kitchen, and family room.
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Plans and Preparations for Landscaping
Bob visits Joanne, a landscape designer, at a local nursery to find plants for the project house's outdoor space.
An affordable way to introduce color and pattern to your retro kitchen is with tablecloths, dish towels, and curtains. Opt... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
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