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DIY Radiant Heating at Home

How to Install DIY Radiant Floor Heating

Use a specialized foam panel to lock the PEX tubing in place, cover it with a sand-and-cement mix, and tile away.

How to Sponge Paint a Wall

Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.

How to Smartify Your Home

Better to buy a hub or stand-alone devices? Sign up with the cable company? Get a Wi-Fi dog camera? Find answers to these and other questions in our connected-home guide of picks and expert advice

How to Hack-Proof Your Smart Home

A senior security researcher at the risk management firm Tripwire gives his tips for protecting your router and Wi-Fi devices

4 Smart-Home Door Locks

If you've never known life without keys, well, it's a wonderful thing. Indeed, these four smart-home door locks are all about convenience

How to Revive a Beat-Up Deck

Coat cracked and dried-out boards with sand-impregnated paint to bring them back to life

How to Faux-Age Painted Wood Furniture

If you can paint and sand, you can create this timeworn look on any new or old piece

How to Create a Faux Fabric Effect With Paint

With a little practice and a dry brush, you can create the look of textured wall coverings


How to Build a Storage Bed

This reader-inspired bed contains 23 cubic feet of storage but no room for dust bunnies

Photoshop Redo: Punching Up a Proud Farmhouse

See how a bold paint makeover brings out the best in a home's architectural detail