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House One by DIY Expert & Editor Jenn Largesse provides stylish step-by-step projects and ideas for your home. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a maker with years under your belt, Jenn shares everything from videos featuring building projects, tool tutorials, and easy home fixes to design advice and buying guides.

DIY embroidery hoop wreath

How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Embellishing an embroidery hoop is an easy and inexpensive way to create a modern and beautiful wreath for just a few dollars. Watch this tutorial from House One’s Jenn Largesse to learn how to make your own hoop wreath.

PVC pipe used as storage container.

7 Everyday Uses for PVC Pipes

Do you have leftover PVC pipes from your latest plumbing job? House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares some helpful tips for what to do with PVC.

Cottage on the Cape, Idea House 2020, Garage

How to Make Geometric Wood Wall Art 

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to easily create a beautiful and unique piece of wooden art for under $40.

Applying wood stain

How to Stain Wood

Adding a wood stain can give your project the warm finish you’re looking for. However, it’s important to follow the right steps for applying stain to unfinished wood. Watch this video and follow the guide to learn about the best wood-staining technique.

Jenn Largesse builds a porch swing bench

How to Build a DIY Porch Swing

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a very simple, but stylish porch swing.


How to Hang a Curtain Rod

Want to add some color to your windows, or do you need curtains to help darken a room? DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates the best (and easiest) way to hang a curtain rod.

Jenn Largesse upholsters a round storage ottoman.

How to Upholster a Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 2)

In part two of this project, House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to upholster a round tufted storage ottoman, without the need to sew.

Round tufted storage ottoman

How to Make a No-Sew Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 1)

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a round tufted ottoman without having to sew. In part one of this project, Jenn builds the frame of the ottoman, secures the foam, and wraps all of the pieces in batting.

circular saw guides, House One

How to Make Straight Cuts with a Circular Saw

Cutting a straight line through plywood with a circular saw seems easy enough, but it rarely comes out as straight as it feels while you’re making the cut. To get better results, here’s three easy ways to create a guide for your saw.


3 Ways to Finish Plywood Edges

Watch these three easy ways to conceal plywood edges for more professional-looking results.

Cutting with a miter saw

3 Ways to Make Multiple Cuts with a Miter Saw

Watch House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrate three easy ways to make multiple cuts using a miter saw.

Framed fabric print

How to Build a Wall-Sized Frame for a Fabric Print

Do you love the look of wall murals, but are too hesitant to commit to the permanence of paint or wallpaper? This project will give you the look of a mural, without the commitment.


How to Build an Umbrella Stand Side Table

This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a simple outdoor side table that holds an umbrella and has a hideaway to keep drinks cool.

Drywall screws

10 Uses for Drywall Screws

The toothy threads and trumpet-shaped heads of drywall screws make them a tempting choice for many tasks. Watch as DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares some smart uses for drywall screws.

Leaning Ladder Bookcase

How to Build a Leaning Ladder Bookcase

Looking to add an element of design to your living room or entryway? A leaning ladder bookcase can easily be built for a third of the price you’d pay to buy one at the store. Follow these easy steps to learn how to DIY a ladder shelf.

18 Desk Accessories to Enhance Your Workspace

It can be hard to muster up the motivation needed to get our work done sometimes, but with the right touch, you can turn your desk into a chic and cozy spot that you’ll never want to leave.

10 DIY String Light Ideas

Nothing warms up a space like string lights. They add coziness, are painless to display, and are typically very affordable (you can often grab perfectly good options from the clearance section). Perhaps you’ve only utilized them during the holiday season, but they look just as pretty when hung up all year round

DIY Ombre Wall Inspiration

Add style and a pop of color to any room with a beautiful accent wall featuring an easy DIY ombre effect.

9 Mini DIY Zen Gardens

Chances are you don’t have a zen garden in your backyard or outside the office. But you could still bring the essence of one to your coffee table or desk with these small-scale terrains.

Inspiration: Cabana-Stripe Entryway

Vertical stripes "bring the eye up," says Atlanta interior designer Dayka Robinson, whose entryway is shown here.

DIY Fireplace Makeover

Refresh a brick fireplace with a crisp white coat of paint.

DIY Entryway Gallery Wall

Accent your entryway with a stylish gallery wall featuring an easy molding frame

Closet Turned Home Office

Having a dedicated work space is so important. Whether you’re a freelancer, a student, a CEO, or just a homeowner simply trying to keep track of bills, it can be easy to get thrown off without the proper space and organization.

Clamp Guide

Because not all of us are master carpenters.

How to Get a Sparkling Clean Microwave

It’s super easy to clean this gadget, no matter the level the filth. Follow these easy directions for getting your microwave sparkling clean.

Should You Buy or DIY Sawhorses?

Before you make up your mind, have a look at this guide that will help you decide which route is best for your needs.

Easy Fixes for Pesky Home Problems

Whether you occupy a historic building or reside in a brand new structure, your home is bound to challenge you with pesky maintenance and cosmetic issues. Much of these homeowner ailments are quick and easy to repair, as long as you do a little research first.

Safety Gear Recommendations for DIYers

Most safety gear won’t cost you an arm and a leg, however, a hazardous work environment might. Keeping your body protected must always be your first priority, so it’s imperative that you invest in equipment that ensures that you’re kept safe from potential harm.

Upgrade Your Walls With Peel & Stick Paper

Switching up your interior has never been easier.

All About Christmas Tree Maintenance

You don’t need to have a green thumb to keep your Christmas tree alive, but there are a few tricks that may help make it last all season-long.

Which Wood Glue to Use When

Lots of DIY projects, both small- and large-scale, often call for the use of wood glue. But did you know that "wood glue" is an umbrella term, and there are multiple adherents to choose from?

How to Paint a Mandala on a Deck

Mandala designs have increasingly been on the rise in the Western world for a few years now. They’re everywhere: on apparel, linens, in adult coloring books, and are especially popular as tattoo designs