Choose DIY projects and learn how to make the most of your home's living room.
When shopping for curtain rods, it’s important to consider your style and budget as well as the product’s quality and durability. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best curtain rods 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 home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Great design doesn’t have to bust the budget. The proof: these cash-conscious ideas from designers’ own homes.
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.
Prepare your place to attract the most prospective buyers—and land the best purchase price. Read our guide for professional tips on how to DIY your home’s staging.
When it comes to buying wall-to-wall carpeting, here’s how to choose and install a quality carpet.
Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step.
Optimal furniture placement and the creative use of design elements can help create a more open concept. Read this guide for ideas on how to make your home feel more "open."
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.
How best to finish a space for entertaining? Grab some stock lumber wood and specialty molding, and cozy on up to this DIY home bar project.
Here are 11 home decor ideas from the pros that don’t break the bank.
Build a wall-hung cabinet with bifold doors to hide the TV when it's not being used.
Why add on when you can add under or over? Give your home bonus rooms without drastically changing its footprint.
Everybody loves a built-in nook for curling up with (or without) a good book. Here are 8 ideas that will inspire you to create your own cozy nook.
The living room is likely one of the first spaces guests see when they walk through your front door, so it should make a great impression. Are you considering minor updates (a mantel refresh, adding crown molding), or a bigger project, such as installing new floors, adding French doors, or removing a wall to create a more open floor plan? Read on to learn more about creating a living room that you enjoy.
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
Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron installs a new switch and ceiling fixture for a homeowner
Priority one in this reno plan: Transform a strictly utilitarian space into the family's favorite room
An interior nearly untouched since 1944 is our top living area pick—and recipient of a $1,000 Delta prize—in our 2016 Reader Remodel Contest
Five great hues that can help turn bland and blah into warm and inviting
It's warm, cozy, and soft underfoot—and there's a type to suit most rooms in your home. Here's how to choose the right carpet.
You showed us your comfortable and chic living rooms, dining room, attics and basements. Now see which ones were finalists in our annual Reader Remodel Contest
It holds much more than a reading lamp—and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike
Resourceful TOH readers show how they stretched their home-improvement dollars with sweat equity in these six standout projects
Don't be shy about turning up the color volume in your home's common areas. Take inspiration from these well hued rooms
This bedside perch now boasts one-of-a-kind style, thanks to strips of decorative molding
Blending rustic wood with industrial metal, this coffee table has a high-end look—but costs less than $70 to make.
From our Hammer It Out series: Show off your collectibles with an acrylic-topped case that does double duty as a living room table
Get your media center organized with a custom-built storage unit