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Make Room for the Car: Easy DIYs to Organize the Garage
The garage is more than a place to park the car. It is a storage space for lawn tools, sports equipment, and off-season supplies, and it often houses the home wor...
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Underbed Storage: 8 Helpers to Buy or DIY
Nine times out of ten, the search for extra storage space in the bedroom can leave a homeowner stumped. If your closet is stuffed past capacity and your drawers a...
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Toolboxes for the Modern Weekend Warrior
Sure, tools are an absolute necessity for DIY projects, but just as critical is the box in which you store them. A good toolbox can help ease any project along by...
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9 Creative Uses for the Back of Any Door
Hidden behind every door is a wealth of untapped potential—often times the extra bit of storage you've been dreaming about, sometimes service for a hack. There’s ...
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Kitchen Cures: The Perfect Solution for Every Unruly Drawer
No matter the size of your kitchen, there never seems to be enough storage space to fit the everyday wares and specialty gadgets. Soon, you find the collection sp...
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DIY Desk Organizer with PVC Pipe
Why buy a desktop organizer when you can make your own? That's what Cher, brains behind Designs by Studio C, thought ...
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10 Insanely Creative Shelves You Can DIY
Why not DIY shelves to hold hardcovers, collectibles, or home office supplies? Better yet, tackle DIY shelves that are as eye-catching as the items they put on di...
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8 DIY Storage Solutions for a Closet-less Room
Storage space ranks near the top of every homeowner's wish list. If you're lucky enough to have his-and-her closets, you're living the dream. But what are you to ...
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9 Ways to Get on Board with Pegboard
Pegboard is a go-to choice for garage storage because its grid of predrilled holes holds a variety of hooks that neatly store tools and keep them close at hand. B...
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Buy or DIY: 5 Ways to Fit More in Your Fridge & Freezer
Spice racks, knife holders, and towel bars—there's no shortage of organizational helpers aimed at bettering one's lif...
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8 Smart Shoe Racks You Can Make Today
Shoes are a bit like weeds—they tend to get out of control before you know it. But fortunately, shoes are a lot easier to tame. And as the saying goes (sort of), ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Set Up a Home Recycling Station
If you live in one of the many municipalities encouraging—or even mandating—an effort to recycle, your day-to-day now...
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A+ Storage Hacks for the Best Dorm Room on Campus
In tiny dorm rooms split shared with a roommate—sometimes more than one—floorspace is like water in the desert. It’s a precious thing. Use these easy, affordable ...
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5 Simple Steps to a Perfect Pantry
In many households, meals start in the pantry. Whether it’s an oversize cabinet, a converted armoire, or a separate s...
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Innovative Closet Organizing System Means Less Mess
Clutter and disorganization are familiar foes to most, but a new shelving system promises to tame the turmoil once an...
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Get Your Garage Back in 7 Sanity-Restoring Steps
Professional organizer Donna Smallin, author of "The One-Minute Organizer: A to Z Storage Solutions", shares hard-earned advice for controlling garage clutter.
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11 Beautiful Clutter-Busting Closets
It's often those details that are invisible to all but the most acute observers that make an interior exceptional. This is particularly true in the bedroom, where...
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10 DIY Labels for Better Home Organization
As we acquire more and more stuff, it becomes harder and harder to keep track of it all. That's where labeling becomes paramount. But before you settle on stan...
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10 "Zero Dollar" Storage Hacks
Closets are built with doors for a reason: They’re meant to hide stuff. Still, these essential storage spots are some of the most-used spaces in any home—so why n...
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Plug into 10 Clever Ways of Corralling Cords
What would all our high-tech home electronics be without their trusted wires? Not powered up, for one. Even if you opt for a wireless connection, your Internet mo...
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10 Space-Saving Solutions for Tiny Bedrooms
A small bedroom can present big design challenges. When there's a depressingly finite amount of square footage to play with, must-haves like a bed and a dresser ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Beautifully Basic DIY Bookends
If you have a few especially beloved books in your collection, why not use a pair of DIY bookends to set them apart a...
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10 Thrifty DIY Ways to Organize Your Home
Life works so much better when it’s organized. But many of us worry that it will take too much money to get all the right storage solutions, all those beautiful, ...
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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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Whole-House Storage Solutions: Easy Ideas for Every Room
Nothing disturbs your private sanctuary like clutter. Kick your space into gear, from top to bottom and room to room, with these sanity-saving storage ideas. Firs...
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Bob Vila Radio: Pantry Storage
A well-stocked pantry is key to planning and preparing meals efficiently. But even if you keep loads of ingredients o...
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11 Ways to Keep Your REAL Desktop Organized
We seem to do it all at our desks, from working and paying bills to shopping online and poking around Facebook. So, naturally, keeping desks clear of clutter can ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Preventing Moths
This is the time of year when we shed our winter wardrobes and slip into warm-weather fabrics. To be sure that your c...
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Spreading Out: 14 Ways to Get More Counter Space
Counter space. No matter how big the kitchen, you hardly ever hear anyone complaining that there's too much of it. Especially in a compact kitchen, clear counters...
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Shelf Life: 10 Great-Looking Bookcases You Can Make Yourself
Voracious readers love surrounding themselves with books—but as every bookworm knows, displaying those treasured tomes requires ample storage space, and it can be...
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How To: Hang Shelves
At some point in life, everyone wants or needs to hang shelves. Whether simple 2x4s or part of a store-bought kit, sh...
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Storage Sanity: 15 Ways to Make Your Pantry Functional and Fabulous
If the kitchen is the center of the home, the pantry is the center of the kitchen. Having an organized pantry makes everything that happens in the kitchen easier....
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11 Reasons Metal Shelving Isn't Just for Your Garage
Chances are your garage's perimeter is lined with somewhat unsightly, possibly mismatched metal shelves. They're most likely obscured by gardening tools, sports e...
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10 Spring Garage Organization Tips
10 Spring Garage Organization Tips Regardless of what the groundhog said, spring is well on its way and being prepared i...
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DIY Tales: Under-Cabinet Drawers
Under Cabinet Drawers Hi Everyone!!! Right now it’s all about storage in our shop today as we show you how we incr...
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Bob Vila Radio: Installing Versatile Pegboard
Perforated hardboard, more commonly known as pegboard, has been a staple of workshops and retail stores for decades. ...
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Studio Magic: One-Room Living Made Enviable in 10 Amazing Spaces
Studio apartments can be economical housing options for singletons and great part-time retreats for out-of-towners looking for a getaway in the city. The big draw...
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Secret Rooms: 10 Special Spaces Hidden from Sight in the Home
Whether it's a concealed room, hidden storage space, or cozy reading nook, having a secret place in our homes appeals to the kid in all of us. Here we reveal 10 f...
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Bob Vila Radio: Save Your Appliance Manuals
When you buy a new appliance, it’s a good idea to hold onto your original documentation, including the owner’s manual...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Bulletin Boards to Organize Your Life
Every home needs a message center, and for most people, the standard office-style pin-board works fine. . . just fine...
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Storage Where You Least Expected It: 10 Sly Spots to Stash Your Stuff
After the holiday influx of guests and gifts, homeowners may find themselves short on storage space. They can, in theory, pack less-used items into garages or clo...
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Bob Vila Radio: Junk Drawer Clutter
The coming of a new year is a good time to tackle some of that household clutter, but it’s impossible to do it all at...
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10 Surprisingly Smart Solutions for Junk Drawers
Keeping the clutter under control often seems like a never-ending battle. But with a few repurposed materials and a bit of creativity, you can transform that drea...
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Basket Cases: 13 Convenient Catchalls for Every Room
Practical and stylish containers for capturing clutter in the home, baskets are perfect for storing a surprising array of everyday items. Take a look at how thes...
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Hang ‘Em High: 10 Recycled Coat Racks That You Can Make Yourself
As we enter the season of sleet, rain, snow, and ice, winter coats can quickly clutter halls and mudrooms. Put them in their place with one of these DIY coat rack...
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How To: Store Holiday Decorations
When it's time to take down the tinsel, lights, ornaments, and garlands, these DIY solutions will keep the holidays from taking over your home during the rest of ...
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11 Smart Ways to Organize Your Winter Footwear
Whether you love or loathe winter, bulky boots are a fact of life when the weather turns cold. Keep from tracking mud and snow through front halls and mudrooms w...
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Bob Vila Radio: Clutter Control for New Stuff
It’s great to get holiday gifts from family and friends, but it’s not so great figuring out what to do with all that ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Closet Lighting
If you’re lucky enough to have large walk-in closets in your home, you probably already know the importance of good l...
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DIY Tales: Painted Baskets
The wastebaskets that I placed in my mudroom as shoe storage once upon a time looked like this... I picked them up ...
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DIY Tales: Magazine Holder
Do you need a DIY magazine holder? We built a simple DIY magazine holder to keep that reading material secured. This pro...
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10 Laundry Room Storage Ideas That'll Knock Your Socks Off
In the quest to stay organized, storage is king. Especially in the laundry room. Though organization and laundry rooms are a somewhat utilitarian and practical ma...
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Recipe for Success: 10 Easy Kitchen Storage Hacks
With a few simple and fun DIY projects, you can turn your kitchen into an oasis of order where everything is at your fingertips.
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Order in the House: 10 Smart DIY Filing Solutions
Banish the bills and jettison the junk mail with one—or more—of these 10 expertly crafted filing solutions you can make yourself.
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Closet Organizers
Many new homes boast spacious walk-in closets, but apartment renters and old-house dwellers must often contend with c...
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15 Clever Uses for the Space Under the Stairs
Creative solutions, ranging from sneaky storage to an extra bathroom, tackle the home's trickiest triangle.
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Bob Vila Radio: Small Closet Solutions
A big walk-in closet is a luxury that some people can only dream of, especially if they live in an older home. Homes ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make Your Own Shoe Rack
It's October. The time has come to put away the sandals and break out the boots! If only it were easier to organize a...
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How To: Store Paint
Take the guesswork out of storing paint leftovers. Before you replace the lid, mark the level of the paint remaining ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Fresh Laundry Room Storage Options
Whether you have a small closet or a large room devoted to doing the laundry, chances are that you want more storage ...
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7 DIY Bathroom Storage Solutions
You don't have to renovate! First, try out some of these smart, do-it-yourself storage solutions to make better use of the bath you have.
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17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
While they’re short on space, these small bathrooms make the most of their size with interesting designs, features and storage solutions.
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8 (Truly) Unexpected Storage Spots
If you think you have no space to spare, think again. Janet Lee, author of Living in a Nutshell, offers some practical—and decorative—suggestions for realizing yo...
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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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Top Tips for Organizing Your Mudroom
An Introduction to Your Home's Launch Pad The mudroom, or "family foyer," is a practical use of space, helping peopl...
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10 Honor Roll-Worthy Dorm Room Storage Solutions
Before heading off to school, consider some of these smart—and DIY-doable—storage solutions to help make college living a little more efficient and manageable.
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Bob Vila Radio: Bathroom Storage Plans
I bet you’ve never heard anyone complain that his bathroom has too much storage space. If you’re about to renovate, h...
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Organizing the Dreaded Hallway Closet
After we finished off the painting and hanging of standards in the hallway closet, it was time for my favorite part: org...
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DIY Stroller Storage
Lately, we’ve been posting quite a bit on web design and development. If it’s not something you’re rea...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Organize Your Bedroom
At the end of another long day, doesn't everyone want—or even need—the bedroom to be a place of peace, a relaxing ref...
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Storage Starved? 6 Tips and Tricks Anyone Can Use
Over the past 20 years, author, blogger, and television producer Janet Lee has lived in a dozen small apartments, non...
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Outdoor Storage: 10 Smart Solutions for Your Deck, Porch, or Patio
Use stylish outdoor storage solutions to keep your gardening tools, outdoor hats, and backyard bash supplies from running amok.
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Closet Organization 101
Though many of us would rather keep the door closed on the subject of closet organization, cleaning up your act stora...
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How To: Keep Your Tools Accessible
One of the great advantages of a workshop—as distinct from a tool­box carried to a workplace—is the opportunity to pu...
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Tool Storage
The way to avoid the I-can't-find-it syndrome is to have ap­propriate containers for tool storage and transport. Seve...
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Storage at a Glance
There's more than one fit when it comes to storage space. Growing families require extra closets, retirees move to sm...
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How To: Store Your Things
Where you store depends largely on what you are storing. Clothes will smell musty if stored in a damp basement; antiq...
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Basement Storage Ideas
Poured concrete foundations, coupled with Styrofoam insulation forms and improvements in perimeter drainage and water...
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Optimize Your Attic Storage
A home's style and vintage often dictate to what extent an attic can be used for attic storage. Victorians and pre-19...
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Organize Your Home
Unlimited storage space would be great. But sufficient space is possible if laundry, basement, and garage storage is ...
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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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10 Ways to Live Large in a (Very) Small Space
Living in big cities often means residing in small spaces. When space is a premium, you have to find creative ways to make do with less real estate. Decorating sma...
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Bob Vila Radio: Replacing a Medicine Cabinet
When you stumble into the bathroom in the morning, does your medicine cabinet look as tired as you feel? Maybe it’s t...
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Top 10 Clutter Hot Spots—and Quick Tips for Tackling Them
With just 15 minutes a day, a smart plan, and some pro tips, you can start to control the clutter that, up until now, has been controlling you.
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Bob Vila Radio: Rafter Storage
If you’re just moving into a tiny starter home, making room for growing children, or downsizing into smaller quarters...
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Make Your Own DIY Vintage Suitcase Shelves
What a cool idea! Imagine how much extra storage you get by using suitcases for shelves. You can grab used suitcases fro...
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Finally, a Sure-Fire Cure for the Sagging Closet Pole
My wife and I recently reorganized our bedroom closet and added several new accessories, including a double rod hange...
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Storage Ottomans: Clear Clutter Quickly, Easily, and with Style
Tidy up in a hurry with these multipurpose, flexible furniture pieces that create a little extra storage where you need it the most.
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Inexpensive Ideas and DIY Tips for Storing Sandpaper
When you first start tackling home projects, it's no problem to hit the hardware store for one of those sandpaper mul...
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5 Unexpected Ways to Use a Vintage Coat Rack
For the most part, free-standing coat racks are a thing of the past. They belong to a time when closets were only dee...
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Building Custom Tool Storage Just for the Heck of It
Chris really can't stop himself when it comes to building things. And neither of us can really stop ourselves when it co...
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Fighting with a Cabinet Door that Just. Won't. Close.
Remember our medicine cabinet that wouldn't close? And it still wouldn't close even after we put those little magnets i...
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Smart Storage for Small Workshops
Since my wife and I recently downsized, I am making do with a much smaller basement workshop these days. Whereas I co...
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Store Anything with This Jaw-Dropping Quad Shelving Unit
When I first saw the Quad Shelving Unit by Nauris Kalinauskas, only one question ripped through my mind. Why is it cal...
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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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DIY Mason Jar Storage
In the fantasy world in my head, I’m an organizational queen. Everything in my home has a place and everything sta...
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DIY Closet Organization: Adding a Pegboard
As part of my Quest for Organization this year, I put a pegboard in my master closet, an addition that brings me one ste...
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Closet Organization: 9 Pro Tips to End "Stuffication"
We reached out to Diana Auspurger, of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals, for her tips on closet organization.
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16 New Ways to Store Kitchen Necessities
The recipe for a functional, clutter-free kitchen is easier than ever before, thanks to innovative storage solutions designed for every corner of your kitchen.
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Top Tips for Better Kitchen Organization
Now that the new year is in full swing, it would be easy to lose the resolve with which we started 2013. But let's ke...
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7 DIY Bathroom Storage Projects
If your vanity and medicine cabinets are anything like mine, they're (1) too small, (2) too cluttered, and (3) work j...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Creative Ways to Build Shelves
From old textbooks to the latest printing of Harry Potter, and from VHS to DVD and now Blu-Ray, we can't stop collect...
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10 Lovely Linen Closet Inspirations
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week andthe temperatures are warmer than your freezer. I would actually be...
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5 Thrifty DIY Organization Ideas
When crummy weather hits, I get the itch to organize. There’s nothing worse than being cooped up in the house, let al...
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How To: Store Holiday Lights, Decorations, and Accessories
I'm one of those who believes you can never have too many holiday decorations. A tree dripping with ornaments? Love i...
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Bob Vila Radio: Holiday Decoration Storage
Once the holidays are over, how do you fit all those decorations back in the garage and make them easier to unpack ne...
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5 DIY Spice Racks and Kitchen Organizing Solutions
They didn't offer shop class in my high school, so I came to my love of power tools and sawdust well after I graduate...
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Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip - Toolboxes
Most home improvement projects require at least some moving around from place to place with tools, and that can get t...
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7 DIY Pantry Hacks and Kitchen Storage Ideas
Don't miss Recipe for Success: 10 Easy DIY Kitchen Storage HacksNo matter the size of your kitchen, you probably wish...
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6 Simple Bathroom Storage Tips and Tricks
My wife and I have a very small bathroom. The tub, toilet, and sink are lined up shoulder to shoulder along one wall....
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Bob Vila Radio: Firewood Storage
There's nothing better than a crackling fire on a chilly night, except maybe not having to go back outside for more f...
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12 Easy Ways to Boost Bathroom Storage
Next to the kitchen, the bathroom is the second most important room in the house. No matter who you are, chances are the time you spend each day in the bathroom i...
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Get Hooked: 10 Favorite Wall Storage Ideas
You can never be too rich or have too much storage. It’s one of life’s simple truths. Many people focus on drawers and cabinets when they think of storage solutio...
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16 Sneaky Storage Ideas
In the never-ending battle for storage space at home, it's imagination versus square footage.
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Luxuriating on Kitchen Islands
Cursed with a galley kitchen like most apartment dwellers, I dream of the day I’ll upgrade to a space big enough for ...
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15 "Neat" Garage Storage Solutions
Is your garage a haven or a horror? Too often, we just shut the door and forget it when we walk into the house. But it’s so much easier to keep a garage organized...
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5 "Make in a Weekend" Bookshelf Projects (No Fancy Woodworking Required)
Groucho Marx's famous quote, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read...
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Bob Vila Radio: Home Office Storage
If you’re part of the rapidly growing home-based workforce or you’d just like a designated place to pay the bills, he...
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5 Easy DIY Wine Racks You Can Make in an Afternoon
Real oenophiles are true collectors, dedicating entire rooms to storing and aging prized bottles of wine. You can sea...
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On-Campus Living
There’s no time like college to get acquainted with beginners’ DIY projects. In most on-campus living scenarios, you’...
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Bob Vila Radio: Kid's Stuff Storage
Kids grow so fast, it doesn’t take long before their rooms can feel pretty small… but before you plan an addition, he...
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Bob Vila Radio: Hanging Shelves
Who doesn't need more shelf space? Hanging shelves is a great do-it-yourself project that can help you get organized....
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Get Organized: 25 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage
Looking for creative storage solutions? Here are 25 organizers and clutter containers that you can make yourself from recycled items.
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Bob Vila Radio: Dorm Room Storage
Whether it’s back to the dorm or just back to school, making room for kids and their stuff gets harder as they get bi...
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So, You Want to... Build a Cabinet
Building a cabinet looks easy. After all, it’s just a box with a door. It only becomes difficult if you want it to lo...
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5 Upcycled Pot Racks & Cookware Storage Ideas
[bobsays_inset]I have a tiny urban townhome kitchen. You can't open the refrigerator door more than 60% without bangi...
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How To: Install Floating Shelves
Before hanging anything, it’s important to find out what your wall is made of. Ideally, you should attach floating sh...
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Top Tips for Adding Cabinets in the Bathroom
[bobsays_inset]Traditionally, bathroom cabinetry was limited to small medicine cabinets above the sink and sink vanit...
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12 "Decorator Worthy" Bathroom Vanities
Today's bathroom vanities can make a bold statement in any bathroom, and here are twelve examples we found to be "decorator-worthy."
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Bob Vila Radio: Garage Storage Options
Installing a garage storage system can have the same effect as adding a room, and it’s a good way to increase your ho...
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Top Tips for Reorganizing Your Kitchen
We recently painted our kitchen cabinets, which involved clearing every cabinet, drawer, and countertop. In addition ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Cord Storage
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
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Creative Closet Organizers
Creative closet organizers can help solve many space challenges. High ceilings, tight corners, and narrow spaces are ...
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10 Easy Laundry Room Storage Solutions
The laundry need not be a mere workroom. Add style, convenience, and organization with these easy laundry room storage solutions.
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Quick Tip: Laundry Room Storage Solutions
While washing day has come a long way since the tub and washboard, it can still feel like tedious work if your laundr...
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Bob Vila Radio: Custom Closet
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
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Bob Vila Radio: Kitchen Tool Drawer
You can save a lot of time around the house by having just what you need stashed where you need it. Usually, that’s t...
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My Favorite Room in the House: The Walk-In Pantry
When we lived in our tiny Manhattan apartment, we had 48 inches of total counter space and one 18-inch-wide pantry ca...
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7 DIY Recycling Centers for Small Spaces
Whether you're lucky enough to have once-weekly curbside service, or you have to transport your paper, glass, metal a...
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Free Your Pots & Pans from Cupboard Captivity: Install a Pot Rack
Our kitchen needs more cabinets—and more counter space. Indeed, who has a kitchen with enough of these precious ameni...
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5 Small Bathroom Space-Busters
The bathroom is often the hardest and most expensive room to remodel. Plumbing lines are set so the location of the t...
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Quick Tip: Garage Storage Solutions
Garage as Work Space Commonly used as the family dumping ground, the garage is undergoing a revival as a functional w...
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Pegboard Storage: A Classic for All Time
Popularized in the 1950s, pegboard still offers classic storage for today's home.
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Pegboard: Still a Classic Storage Solution for Today
As a kid growing up, I remember visiting my grandparents’ house and heading straight for granddad’s garage. It was im...
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Organize Your Garage to Keep Your Sanity
Those of us lucky enough to have a garage space in our home tend to take it for granted. This private and secure park...
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Installing Paneling in the Master Bedroom Closet
Bob joins carpenter David Ives, who is installing the paneling in the master bedroom closet, and then checks in on artist Kim’s faux finishing work on the walls.
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Touring the Kohler Showroom and Factory in Kohler, WI
Bob tours the showroom with the founder’s great-granddaughter, and then visits the factory to see how the vitreous china is manufactured.
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Installing a Chair Rail and Restoring a Corner Cupboard
In the dining room, carpenter Bob Ryley installs a chair rail and works with carpenter Danny Ruffini on the glass doors that will be added to the corner cupboard—...
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Reviewing the Layout of Bob’s Walk-in Closet
Bob meets with California Closets to review plans for his walk-in closet and checks out the careful herringbone floor installation in the library that is nearly c...
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Looking at New Bedroom Closets
Bob checks out the California Closet storage systems designed for the master bedroom suite and smaller bedroom closet.
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Making an Armoire into an Entertainment Center
Bob works with carpenter Bob Ryley to construct an insert for an antique cherry armoire to house his bedroom TV and video collection.
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Reviewing the Front Porch, and Installing Interior Columns and a Vanity
Bob reviews the Victorian design elements of his front-corner porch and the interior columns that echo the exterior ones, and then watches the turn-of-the-century...
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Touring a Custom Cabinetry Factory and Reviewing Plans for the Kitchen
Bob visits a Lancaster, PA, custom cabinetry factory where his kitchen cabinets are being made, then reviews plans for his kitchen layout.
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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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Creating a Lattice-Top Gate and Converting a Mudroom to a Pantry
The backyard is enhanced with a lattice-top gate, and a mudroom is converted into a kitchen pantry to provide storage space.
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Carpeting the Basement and Organizing the Home
Carpet tiles are installed in the basement, and experts discuss storage and organizing solutions for the basement and master bedroom.
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Plumbing Fittings and Faucets, Energy Star, Whole-House Surge Protection
Bob works with Bob and Dan Gerry to install kitchen sink fixtures. Then the ceiling fan is put in and a Square D All House Surge Arrester is installed.
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Cherry Cabinet Installation
Gam Danziger from Craftline Cabinets reviews the assembly of the contemporary Cherry kitchen cabinets being installed in the penthouse apartment.
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Antique-Look Bathroom Sink, Soaking Tub, and Quartz Tile Installation
Bob watches over the installation of a few bathroom fixtures, including a custom vanity countertop and undermount sinks from Toto USA, as well as an acrylic soaki...
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Mounting Overhead Cabinets
Bob and Brad Brewster of Princeton Custom Cabinetry oversee the installation of the hanging cabinets in the new condo kitchen. Brewster lists the various features...
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Fitting a Vanity Top and Sink
Ernie Wernecke of Princeton Custom Cabinetry shows Bob how to customize the vanity countertop so it fits snugly against a bulging wall.
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Installing Moen Faucets in the Bathroom Vanity
Carlos Leuchtmann of Blue Ridge Plumbing joins Bob to install a faucet and handles from the Moen Kingsley line.
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Touring the Master Bedroom in the Modular Home
Bob and contractor Michael Sheils discuss the use of gusset plates to tie in the walls. They then tour through the master bedroom and bathroom.
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Features of the Personal Valet Clothes Freshening System
Dave Herbert (from Whirlpool) joins Bob to talk about the new Personal Valet Clothes Vitalizing System being installed in the master bedroom closet.
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Built-In Closet Storage Installation
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley are working in the master bedroom building two storage units in the walk-in closet.
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Installing Corner Cabinets
Carpenter Paul Anderson joins Bob to hang corner cabinets in the kitchen of the modern Colonial project house.
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Custom Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers
Thomas Bump of Fine Custom Cabinetry shows Bob the Maple and hardwood panel cabinets that were built specifically for the Brownstone kitchen.
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Kitchen and Butler's Pantry, Venetian Blinds, and Luxury Kitchen Appliances, Finishes, and Cabinetry
The huge space that is the kitchen of the Manhattan Brownstone has received its finishing touches. Bob tours.
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Installing the Kitchen Cabinets
Mark Van Sickle (from Merillat) installs the hardware on the cabinets destined for the kitchen in the Victorian restoration project house.
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Installing the Medicine Cabinet
In the master suite, general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski is finishing up installing the Robern medicine cabinets.
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Installing Custom Closets
Bob enters the master suite to observe Marcy Weisberg (from California Closets) installing custom his-and-her closets.
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Installing Built-In Cabinets
Carpenter Bob Ryley installs loft shelves in the upstairs hallway.
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Aristokraft Kitchen Cabinet Installation
John Tasker (from Aristokraft) shows Bob the kitchen cabinets being used in the project, and contractor Sam Cousins goes over the installation process.
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Reviewing the Home's Framing
Bob reviews the frame of the home and the interior layout.
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Installing a Granite Vanity Top
Bob looks over the shoulders of Rick and Brian (from Star Granite Interiors), as they install a granite vanity top in the first-floor bathroom.
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Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Installation
Bob observes, and assists with, the installation of Cherry cabinets, a Northland refrigerator, and a wine storage system.
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Cabinet Boxes Installed
Bob confers with carpenters David Ives and Brian Dauphinee, as they install cabinet boxes in the curved wall of the loft conversion project.
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Bookcase Building
Bob gives assistance to carpenter Todd Allen, who is building a bookcase for the built-in cabinet array.
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Marble Countertop Installation
Bob checks in with Greg Rockland, the plumber installing a marble countertop in the loft conversion unit.
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Building and Installing Cabinets
Bob confers with carpenters Bob Ryley and David Ives, as they construct and install cabinets in the loft conversion unit.
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Installing a Mirror and Glasswork
Bob observes Bill Brody (from Classic Glass) installing a large mirror, a glass shelf, and a glass partition wall.
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Discussing the Hallway Walls
Bob highlights the long curved wall in the loft's hallway. The wall provides a great deal of storage, and serves as a divider between the private and public space...
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Oven Hood and Shelving Installation
A restaurant-quality oven hood vent is installed, in addition to Metrowire shelves.
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Discussing Built-In Storage
A collaborating architect for the loft conversion project, Lisa Shire, explains the design principles behind, and practical benefits of, the built-storage compart...
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Covering Doors with Plastic Laminate
Bob meets with architect Greg Rochlin to review the techniques used for covering a series of doors with plastic laminate.
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Tour of the Completed Loft Conversion, Part 2
Collaborating architect Lisa Shire accompanies Bob, as he continues his tour of the completed loft conversion.
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Installing a Bathroom Grab Rail
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley put up a grab bar in the bathroom to facilitate a wheelchair-bound person's maneuvering.
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House One: Tour of a Gothic Carpenter-Style Home
The first Elmwood project concerns remodeling a Gothic Carpenter-style home, built in 1871.
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Installing a Granite Countertop and Kitchen Cabinets
Bob talks with contractors Jim Azerroe and Mike Burk. Jim is installing a granite kitchen countertop, while Mike puts in the new cabinets and drawers.
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Final Tour of the Completed Second Home in the Project
The second home in the Elmwood project, a Colonial Revival, is complete, after the second-floor bathroom gets a new vanity, new doors for the laundry closet, and ...
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Constructing Kitchen Cabinets and Shelves
Bob and contractor Ed Weller check out the open pantry shelves made of Surell.
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Kitchen Cabinet Construction
Bob helps in the process of joining the lengths of wood that will be installed in the kitchen.
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Custom-Building a Cabinet
Bob helps cabinetmaker Brian Comeaux custom-build a cabinet for the dining room.
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Building a Bookcase
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley meet in the workshop to build a set of bookcases for the home. Ryley demonstrates the various cuts and joining methods used to make th...
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Adding Adjustable Legs and Toekick to the Bathroom Vanity
Bob meets with contractor Bill Wilcox, who is assembling the bathroom vanities, giving them legs and a toekick.
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Solid-Surface Bathroom Vanity Top Installation
Bob helps Steven Nyz install a Surell one-piece vanity top and sink. No screws or nails are used, just some silicone caulk. Surell is totally non-porous, making i...
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Finishing Touches in the Kitchen
In the kitchen, where the white pine cabinets have been installed, Bob Ryley demonstrates how to adjust a European door hinge before he finishes putting in a plat...
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Building a Medicine Cabinet
Bob helps contractor Bob Ryley hand-craft a medicine cabinet using a radial arm saw, Dado blade, router, screws, and carpenter's glue.
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European Kitchen Cabinet Showroom
Bob visits the Boston Design Center, where he learns about European kitchen design. Europeans view kitchen cabinets as furniture. Lower cabinets are usually movab...
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Creating the Built-in Cabinets
Bob meets with Ryley to discuss the site-built, built-in cabinets of birch plywood. Ryley demonstrates many of the cuts and jigs used in crafting the cabinets, an...
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Installing the Lavatory
Bob observes plumbing contractor Steve Bottazzi install a lavatory (faucet and sink) in a bathroom vanity.
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Custom Built-in Bookshelf Unit
Bob helps carpenter Bob Ryley assemble and install bookshelves in the den, and Ryley shows Bob how to scribe the trim on-site.
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Installing European-Style Kitchen Cabinets
Bob looks on as Pat Malone, a cabinet installer from the Boston Design Center, installs European-style kitchen cabinets.
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Installing New Bathroom Fixtures
Since the bathroom has been gutted, plumbers begin to install new fixtures.
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Installing the One-Piece Vanity
Bob helps carpenter-contractor Bob Ryley install a new one-piece acrylic vanity.
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Constructing a Carport, Bench, and Storage Structure
Bob reviews the construction of a carport, bench, and storage structure, situated adjacent to the Naples project house.
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Building the Bathroom Vanity
Carpentry contractor Bob Ryley builds a bathroom vanity, as Bob goes over some of the floor work with artisan Terry Maiche.
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Installing an Authentic Iron Fence
Bob finds an authentic iron fence for the front yard and watches as the welder installs it using the arc welding process. Next, Bob heads inside to join general c...
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Kitchen Cabinets Installed
Custom-built base cabinets and laminate countertops are installed in the kitchen of the coach house.
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Installing Cherry Cabinets
General contractor Tim Berky is installing Merillat cherry cabinets in the remodeled kitchen. Berky roughs in the base wall cabinet, shims it, and checks for leve...
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