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Everyone knows this kitchen staple fights odors in the fridge. What we didn't know is just how...
Many people are shocked by the mishaps their policies don't cover
Create a nailing surface when ceiling joists aren't where you need them
See the fabulous house lighting displays sent in by our readers
A carpenter replaced all the old deck boards on our front porch with 1x4 tongue-and-groove fir...
Use vintage moldings to embellish entrances, trim a tall mirror, or surround a plush headboard
Handy tips for avoiding damage to your driveway when you're shoveling snow
It's no joke—the right door ornament can make a knockout first impression
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How to verify the slope of a windowsill without special tools or advanced math skills
Deck the halls with these stylish and recycled, all-natural, eco-friendly items
All of these tasty home improvement-themed treats prove one thing: the way to a handyperson's...
Give these mosquito-eating creatures a place to roost in time for trick-or-treat season, and reap...
How to repair loose mortar before the wood-burning season starts
How to prep your fireplace for its busy season, with tips from chimney expert Mark Schaub
Your gifts can be practical, thoughtful, and eco-friendly all at once
Q: "Our master bedroom is above a basement with a sump pump, water softener, and furnace. Is...
How to make decorative modular boxes, with instructions for parents and kids
In this how-to video, learn how to make a bat house, with instructions for parents and kids
How to make a mini platform with a checkerboard top, with instructions for parents and kids
How to make the perfect portable workshop, with instructions for parents and kids
Foster your child's inner creativity by building an easel with them
Laminate is inexpensive, comes in hundreds of designs, and makes a convenient work surface. Best...
Primp in front of an attractive, full-length mirror you've made yourself using salvaged door...
A single cut through both layers ensures a no-gap fit
4 practical ways to spruce up the plain wall cubbies featured in our Building a Wall Cubbies Step...
The know-how you need. Cabinets, countertops, crown moulding and more
Problems with the neighbors? No sweat—just drive your house to another block! See how it's done
TOH TV heads to the Lower Ninth Ward to help renovate an 1892 Italianate-style shotgun house
Learn more about the bats zipping around in the backyard
Family games you can play on top of your checkerboard step stool
Warm up to a host of new designs and materials
It's loud. It's scary. But get to know it, and it may become your new favorite tool
With one of these, it's no sweat to get a luxurious steam bath at home
A kitchen that looks integrated in a larger open plan requires attention to every detail. Here...
The best tools for pint-sized DIYers
Q: How hard would it be to put vaulted ceilings in my bedroom and living room?
From a 3-foot martini glass to a pancake batter blaster, these kitchen products might be unusual,...
These wacky pet products reduce pet-parenting responsibilities, freeing you up to be a full-time...
12 tips for making sure your pint-sized DIYer is protected