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DECEMBER 22, 2014 | MONDAY
8 Tiny Homes You Can Buy for the Price of a Luxury Car

If you know someone who's been especially good this year—and you're feeling very generous—you need to check out our roundup of prefab and DIY housing structures that you could gift this h...

DECEMBER 5, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make Floating Shelves

Physically and visually lighter than bookcases—hello, extra floor space—shelves are a favorite storage option for everything from books to souvenirs, suitable for virtually any room. Of a...

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 | THURSDAY
10 Trash-to-Treasure Ways to Reinvent Old Tech

It seems that we're updating our computers, smart phones and media collections as often as our wardrobes these days. If you're like us, you've been holding onto your tech cast-offs until ...

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 | THURSDAY
See How 8 DIYers Each Transformed 1 IKEA Classic

The IKEA Billy—a bookshelf so familiar it goes by its first name—is one of the most popular furniture items in America, if not the world. The storage stalwart's simple design and choice o...

OCTOBER 15, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Too Cool for School: 9 Ways to Bring Home Classroom Style

Driven by a slow and steady love of nostalgia, old school accessories have been trending into home decor in recent years, showing up in both home catalogs and thrift shops. As schools mod...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 | MONDAY
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 display. If you want a litt...

AUGUST 22, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Designs for a Custom End Table

We entrust a great deal of responsibility to the end table, an unsung hero of the living room furniture ensemble. A versatile workhorse, the end table performs such non-trivial duties as ...

AUGUST 14, 2014 | THURSDAY
10 Iconic Baseball Stadiums Worth a Roadtrip to See

There's nothing quite like a trip to the ballpark: the uniform-clad crowds, the salty peanuts, the 7th-inning stretch—and the all-important game, of course. Yet as much as die-hard fans c...

AUGUST 1, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Easy and Creative DIY Lamps

In any room, in any house, lighting is key. Besides its practical importance, lighting is one of the main factors influencing the ambiance of a space. With insufficient lighting, an other...

JULY 8, 2014 | TUESDAY
Natural Swimming Pools: 10 Green and Gorgeous Designs

It wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the pool—but those harsh chemicals can be a real turnoff. These days, eco-conscious and design-savvy homeowners are increasingly adopting an unorth...