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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.

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 to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


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Simple Workbench Plans

With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

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How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...

How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters


Simple Box Shelves

Custom-size and finish these super-simple box shelves for any room in the house


Leaning Tower of Shelves

This stylish but sturdy leaning ladder shelf unit will neatly hold your stuff—and you can build it in a day


Easy Garage Storage Solutions

4 quick and simple DIY storage projects

DIY Toy Storage Bins

Storage for a family on the go


Build Your Own Melamine Closet Organizer

From anarchy to order in a weekend! Melamine panels make it easy. Build your own white closet organization system with...


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't


How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and book bags, this simple bench and matching shelf might...


Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.

How to Easily Dry the Inside of Latex Cleaning Gloves

It's easy to rinse off grimy latex gloves and hang them over the bathtub to dry after a cleaning job,...


Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


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How to Drill a Hole in Tile

Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile.


The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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


Storing Your Compact Compressor

Save floor space and get organized with this sturdy compressor stand


Garage Storage: Backdoor Storage Center

Get clutter off the floor and out of the house with these 5 quick storage solutions

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Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon