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Best Ottoman Storage of 2021

Ottomans give you additional storage in your living room while also providing you with a comfortable place to rest your legs and feet. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best ottoman storage options on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 10 Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Side sleepers need a mattress that combines back and neck support with pressure relieving comfort. Find the best mattress for the side sleepers with our extensive guide outlining the 10 top reviewed mattresses (plus tips for making the right choice for you).

The 9 Best Mattresses for Couples in 2021

Looking to give your master bedroom a makeover? Revamping your space can help you and your partner sleep better, especially if you choose the best mattress for couples. When couples shop for a new bed, compromise is key. Our team of mattress experts reviewed dozens of beds and scored them based on 14 different performance factors. Then we identified the 9 best mattresses for couples to help you find the right addition to your sleep space.

The 10 Best Organic Mattresses to Help You Sleep Green

Sleeping on an organic mattress is a great way to protect the environment and your health. Whether you’re shopping for an eco-friendly mattress or seeking to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals, choose your next new bed with our roundup of the ten best organic mattresses.

Have your Dream Bed Delivered to your Doorstep with the Best Mattress in a Box

Check out this roundup of the top picks for the best mattress in a box. There’s a mattress out there for all types of sleepers, and you can find yours online.

Designer Q&A: Home Design Elements Worth Splurging On

Not sure where to put your money when it comes to your home’s finishes and furnishings? Design pro and Clare founder Nicole Gibbons has some answers.

How to Find the Best Mattress for a Guest Room

Looking to provide luxury accommodations for your out-of-town friends and family members? Start by making sure you have the right bedding. Use this guide to identify the 9 best mattresses for a guest room.

How to Cut a Glass Mirror

Are you having a difficult time finding the perfect size or shape mirror for a particular space in your home? Read this guide to learn how to cut a mirror to the size or shape you desire.


How to Upcycle a Bookcase into a Kitchen Island

How to turn a bookcase into a kitchen island with fresh paint and a new top.

How to Build a Small Bookcase with Moldings

Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option.

How to Build a Bookcase

Make a DIY bookcase to that is strong, fits your space, and makes for a beautiful display in your home.

Black wooden DIY poker table.

How to Build a Poker Table

Build a DIY poker table friends for food and fun that turns into a dining table too with the flip of a lid.

What is Varnish?

If you’re working on a project that involves wooden furniture or paneling, you’ll likely find yourself facing an important decision at the end: varnish or polyurethane for the finish? There’s a lot of confusion over the difference between these two popular wood sealants, and it’s important to know what sets them apart so you can choose the right topcoat for your project.

Building a Table: 17 DIY Ideas

We rounded up unique ideas so you can make your own table that suits your home, style, and budget.

5 Creative Murphy Bed Ideas

Today, Murphy beds are so much more than a mattress and frame that you push into a wall cutout. Read this roundup of creative Murphy bed designs that make the most of your space without sacrificing your style.

7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs

Get ideas to help you design and build built-in bookshelves to add more beautiful and functional storage to your room.

Best Wood to Use For DIY Bookshelves

Before you grab a saw and begin a DIY bookshelf project, there are a variety of factors to consider. From wood selection to tools and materials, read our tips for building your own bookshelves.

How to Build a Custom Bunk Bed

Follow these steps to plan and build a safe, wall-attached bunk bed for your growing kids.

Our 5 Favorite Projects from Home Made by Carmona | Best of the Web

Ursula Carmona is the creative mind behind the DIY and design blog Home Made by Carmona, a TOH favorite

Before and After: DIY Map-Drawer Dresser

Home-improvement fanatic Jenni Radosevich has been blogging about everything DIY on her website, I Spy DIY, for nearly a decade. Here's one of our favorite dresser upgrades on the Web

9 DIY Headboards You Can Make

Customizable and interesting ideas to create a bold focal point


How to Build a Laundry Pedestal

Layer beadboard and moldings onto a basic frame for a rock-solid surface that elevates the appliances—and the look of your space


How to Build a Kids' Bookcase

Use oak stair treads and pine boards to create right-size shelves that keep books and toys within easy reach of small hands


Build It | How to Build a Shaker Table

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a historic-looking Shaker table

5 Easy Room Updates You (Probably) Never Thought Of

The folks at Apartment Therapy share nifty, thrifty interior-design ideas in a new book

10 Ways to Upcycle Sports Gear into Children's Furniture

Don't leave it on the field! Check out these sporty ways to repurpose athletic equipment


How to Build a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms stock shelving into a custom built-in

Use Leftover Tile to Create a Showpiece Table

Follow these simple steps for making a left-over tile table

15 Fun Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

A planter for succulents, a wine rack, a dog-food station, and other imaginative ideas for upcycling a chest of drawers

Anything But Tile: 8 Creative Alternatives

From bottle caps to cork, tile your walls and tables with these out-of-the-ordinary materials

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

Create a perch—or several—for admiring your landscaping handiwork

Quick and Easy Paint Upgrades for Furniture

Bring a tired piece back to life with these smart ideas