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House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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How to Build an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Bring your herbs indoors to enjoy fresh flavors all year long. Read on to find out how to build this simple hanging herb garden for your kitchen.

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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.

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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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How to Clean Rubber Car Mats

Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...

How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door


How to Install an Outdoor Faucet

Stop lugging around that hose


How to Cut Marble

A circular saw and a garden hose is all you need to cut your marble slab


Fix Leaks at the Garden Hose Spigot

A worn-out vacuum breaker is usually the culprit

How to Hide an Air Conditioner: 9 Clever Ways

As long as you don't block the air flow and you make sure the AC unit is accessible, covering that...


Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


Raised Patio Planter

Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus, the curves and trim make it a pretty addition...


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend


How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

Leave the specialty hops to the basement brewmasters and the grapes to the boutique wineries, we're talking about plants used...

All Washed Up Outdoor Sink

This outdoor sink will allow you to wash up anywhere on your property.


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Build a Mini Greenhouse with an Old Window

Give an old window new life by turning it into a mini greenhouse.


Flexible Garage Wall Storage

Squeeze more stuff into less space!


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30 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Add to Your Checklist

Start thinking of spring cleaning as the calendar turns a page. Develop a plan with these tips on what to...


Garage Storage Systems

Organize your garage with a handsome, easy-to-build storage system that'll hold all of your garage clutter



10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...


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Concrete Air Plant Planter

This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a few quick steps to complete.

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Build a Garden Storage Box

Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet


Slanted Garden Tool Rack Plans

This may take the record for the world's simplest yard tool storage project.


Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours