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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's comfortably outfitted to help you relax while you're there.

How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


10 Times Wind Chimes Turned Neighbors Into Enemies

From stealing to destroying, these not-so-neighborly stories will make you think twice before getting wind chimes!


10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.

How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...

12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy

Whether for relaxation or fun, a backyard or porch swing can create lasting memories. Here are 12 options to consider.


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Best Concrete Paints for 2021

Painting concrete surfaces can be challenging. Here are some of the best concrete paints for your garage, basement, porch or...


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


20 Chic Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Outdoor Christmas decorations are often overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door, porch,...

15 Best Patio Heaters for Outdoor Comfort

Get a little more use out of your patio or porch this year with one (or more!) of these outdoor...


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Best Porch Swings for 2021

There's no better place to relax on a beautiful day than on a cozy porch swing.


Our Favorite Deck and Patio Shade Ideas

Decks and patios don't offer the sun protection of a porch. That's why it's important to consider adding shade to...


How to Build a Porch Swing

Kick back and relax with this fun-to-build weekend project with porch swing plans.


How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch

The Easy Way to Melt Ice You Never Knew About (Hint: It’s Not Salt!)

Out of rock salt? Here’s how to avoid slipping and sliding on your front porch this winter.


10 Clever Ways to Foil Porch Pirates

More than 25 million Americans have their packages stolen right from their doorsteps by porch pirates each year—don't be one...


20 Jack-O’-Lantern Ideas That’ll Make You Wish You Had a Bigger Porch

Experienced carvers, novice crafters and those in between will find tips, tricks and ideas to take their gourd game to...


How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .


How to Build an Outdoor Chaise Lounge

Relax after a long day in this cedar lounge chair.


15 Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall

It's fall y'all! Get in the spirit with these creative and fun porch decorating ideas.


31 Attainable Home Improvements for Newbie DIYers

Tackling a four-season porch or building a piece of fine furniture may seem a bit overwhelming to those just starting...


20 Easy Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Any Home

Modern farmhouse style has made a major impact on the decorating scene lately, and for good reason. Light and airy,...

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2-Hour Project: How to Build a Cantina Bird Feeder

This two-hour project is a fun and clever way to attract some feathery friends to your yard, and to hone...


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10 Curb Appeal Landscaping Ideas You Can DIY

Looking to boost your curb appeal? These front yard landscaping ideas are simple, affordable and will give your home a...


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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.


Latticework Porch Trellis

Create a beautiful partition of privacy for your front porch.


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.