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Bob Vila Thumbs Up: Announcing the DIY Storage Competition!

Whether you live in an expansive dwelling or a tiny home, making the most of your storage space is a must. Vertical shelving or double-duty furniture goes a long way to reducing visual cl...

JULY 10, 2015 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Academy—Enroll Today!

When it comes to home improvement, we could all use a mentor—someone to guide us through the process and offer hints and tricks along the way. Well, the help we all need has finally arriv...

JULY 10, 2015 | FRIDAY
A Former Art Teacher Starts a New Life Building Furniture

Erin True needed a job. She had recently moved from Detroit to Chicago with her husband, Jason, and was striking out on finding a position as an art teacher. Fortunately, this down-on-her...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The 2 x 4 Competition Starts Today

When it comes to woodworking, few things are as ubiquitous as the humble 2 x 4 wooden plank. There's a good reason this material appears in so many DIY projects. Not only is this board mu...

JUNE 12, 2015 | FRIDAY
These Detroit Metalworkers Prove the Best Home Goods Are Handmade

Any student of American history knows that there was a time when Detroit was abuzz with activity, when entrepreneurs and industry made the city a critical hub for USA-made manufacturing. ...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Repurposed Dresser Competition Starts Today

Perhaps, there's no satisfaction so sweet as seeing a raw materials take shape into an incredible DIY project. But we happen to think that the rewards of repurposing a junky piece of furn...

MAY 28, 2015 | THURSDAY
9 Mowing Mistakes Everyone Makes

What's the difference between your lawn and the one next door? If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it could be that you're making one of these cardinal mowing mista...

MAY 15, 2015 | FRIDAY
Timeless Handmade Furniture with Midwestern Roots

For home design enthusiasts, wood furniture built by true craftsmen is coveted for its uniqueness, its durability, and its timeless design. But there's yet more to love about handcrafted ...

MAY 11, 2015 | MONDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Your Everything Guide to Painting Prep

Few home improvement projects are as transformative as a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house—whether indoors or out—is one of the smartest upgrades any homeowner can acc...

MAY 1, 2015 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Repurposed Door Competition Starts Today

A savvy DIYer knows that home renovation isn't only about bringing in the new, but it also frees up a lot of materials that can be repurposed into unique projects. One of the most versati...