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DIY Kitchen Island

DIY Kitchen Island

It’s amazing how versatile an $8 Ikea lack table can be. I spotted Kyle Freeman’s DIY kitchen island on Apartment Therapy last year and I still think about how clever he is. He used extra strong, double-sided foam adhesive squares to attach the Ikea lack tables together. Once the heavy […]

Tile Backsplash Basics and Helpful Hints

Tile Backsplash Basics and Helpful Hints

Following is a brief overview of the recommended steps, as well as a few helpful hints, for a successful DIY tile setting project courtesy of TEC Invision: 1. Prepare the Surface: Surface preparation is one of the most important steps in the tile installation process, so it’s crucial to ensure […]

Should You Hire a Kitchen Designer?

Should You Hire a Kitchen Designer?

We’re kicking off a series from kitchen and bath designer Cheryl Clendenon who runs her own award-winning design shop called In Detail and also takes the time to blog. In this series Cheryl is going to share some answers to popular questions for folks considering hiring a designer. We touched […]

Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

How do I affix refrigerator magnets to a new stainless steel refrigerator door? We’ve got a couple different solutions that will have your favorite magnets and kid drawings back up in no time. Magnets are everywhere. They store data on our hard drives, facilitate voltage variables in our cell phone […]

Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your Own Outdoor Shower 2. Build or Demolish an Interior Door 3. Build Your Own Garden Box 4. Build a […]

10 Summer Backyard Projects

10 Summer Backyard Projects

A great goal this summer would be to finish your backyard projects this Spring so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the entire summer. But this means you have to get on your horse now and start cracking! Here are 10 backyard projects that take little […]

Labor Day Links

Labor Day Links

+ 15 Free Toolbox plans via Toolcrib + Steps Side Table via Casasugar + DIY Door to Dining Table via Design*Sponge + Staycation Ideas from DIY Life

Overcome DIY Procrastination

Overcome DIY Procrastination

It’s inevitable. When home improvement projects are involved, there’s bound to be touches of procrastination–even when you’re a frequent DIYer. When the to-do list grows it can be stressful, but at some point you’ve just got to tackle it.

Home Improvement Vacation

Home Improvement Vacation

It may be tempting to getaway this weekend and hit the beach or relax in the mountains but many homeowners are taking advantage of the 3-day holiday weekend by staying at home and catching up on all of their DIY projects. Instead of putting money towards gas, lodging, or entertainment, […]

Building on a Steep Slope

Building on a Steep Slope

You’ve found the perfect location for your dream home but the land is on a steep grade and you are concerned about the costs and difficulties of building on a slope. There are some natural advantages to building on a slope which include great views, natural air ventilation, and water […]