Living Room How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our living room step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
Blending rustic wood with industrial metal, this coffee table has a high-end look—but costs less than $70 to make.
It holds much more than a reading lamp—and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike
There are a lot of ways to hang a shelf, but the appeal of floating shelves is that there’s no hardware visible above or below the shelf. Watch this video and follow these steps for building your own DIY floating shelf.
Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make a live-edge console table of your own
From our Hammer It Out series: Show off your collectibles with an acrylic-topped case that does double duty as a living room table
Build a wall-hung cabinet with bifold doors to hide the TV when it's not being used.
Want to know how to put carpet down? We take you through all the details — from how to install carpet padding to trimming the edges to seaming adjoining pieces.
In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains how to lay a carpet
Made of recycled pine, this unusual coffee table is easy to make and comes with a good stor
Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron installs a new switch and ceiling fixture for a homeowner