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L.A. story

A stuffy 1939 Southern California house is reborn with a flowing layout and vibrant touches of color

Phoenix rising

A 1903 brick cottage in Arizona plays a colorful role in the rejuvenation of a once-blighted city block

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If you’re in need of color inspiration for your walls, take our quiz to find hues that suit your sensibility

home solutions

New uses for wallpaper leftovers; ceiling fan cleanup; find more cabinet space; remove a stripped screw; mold-resistant materials for basement renos; and more

before + after: kitchen

Retaining the charm of its 1920s wood trim, a two-cook kitchen gets a major upgrade in function

before + after: bath

Smart design decisions mean this kid’s bath can keep pace as she grows

do it right DIY

Make the most of late-summer days (and nights) with a grill cart built from home-center materials

paint ideas

Use an oversize stencil to put a larger-than-life pattern on your walls

dollars and sense

How to weigh your current financial needs against the dream of retiring debt-free

budget redo

DIY mudroom storage transforms a disorganized back entry for less than $400

get this look for less

Bring the elements of an English-country-style sitting room to your own home

photoshop redo

Rustic updates and a wraparound porch give a tired 1970s house fresh curb appeal

ask this old house

How to build stone retaining walls; solve moisture issues in a crawl space; remove hard-water stains; and more

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