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.
What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.
20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home
These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.
12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100
A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...
How DIY Projects Are Helping People Through the Pandemic
The skills DIYers are using and learning during the pandemic come with benefits far greater than that heady feeling following...
How to Build a Gazebo
Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.
How to Build Deck Stairs
Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.
How to Bury Underground Cable
We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.
Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard
Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...
How to Build a Garden Shed Addition
Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door
Secret Hiding Places You’ve Never Thought Of
Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to hide those items from all...
How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips
Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...
How to Estimate a Concrete Order
Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...
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 an Outdoor Storage Bench
At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take a closer look and you’ll see that...
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.
How to Build a Fire Table
A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...
The 2017 Double-Duty Pub Shed
The perfect party spot, plus tons of storage. This pub shed features both a shaded patio and bar. And lets...
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.