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How to Tile a Wall

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money. First up: how to craft your own tile wall.
June 29, 2015
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How Minimal Homes Do Bright Color Accents

See how otherwise neutral rooms can be enriched by a single splash of color.
June 18, 2015
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How to Design with a Bright Monochromatic Color Palette

These modern homes demonstrate how consistent, bright colors add distinctive energy to a space.
June 3, 2015
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How to Design with Fallen Wood

Embrace the twists and turns of fallen wood by turning pieces into a striking island or coffee table.
May 14, 2015
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How to Build a Floating Home

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home. For his first floating house project, an elegant dwelling in Seattle built by G. Little Construction, Cobb extensively researched methods of retaining buoyancy. Here, in his own words, he shares his insights and the fundamental differences between building houses on land and houses on water.
May 12, 2015
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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Attic

When planning your attic, there's a lot to consider for such a tiny space.
May 1, 2015
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7 Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts for Mother's Day

These simple, inexpensive DIY projects will make perfect, last-minute gifts for Mom.
April 27, 2015
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Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites

Their backs against the wall, these architects responded with innovative solutions to overcome narrow, remote, and all-around inconvenient sites. Click through the slideshow to see how they did it.
April 10, 2015
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Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring

April showers may bring May flowers, but spring rain also offers an opportunity to maximize the storage of our most precious resource—water. The following rain chains show us how to conserve and capture rainwater in style.
April 2, 2015