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6 Tips to Energize the Light in Your Home

Are you looking to energize the light in your home? Check out this article and learn more about how to energize the light in your home.

7 Steps for Rejuvenating Wood

Are you looking to rejuvenate your wood? Check out this article and learn more about how to rejuvenate your wood.

3 Steps for Revamping Lackluster Furniture

Are you looking to revamp lackluster furniture? Check out this article and learn more about how to revamp lackluster furniture.

4 Simple Step-by-Step Upholstery Tips

Are you looking for some simple step-by-step upholstery tips? Check out this article and learn more about some simple step-by-step upholstery tips.

Home, Safe Home: 10 Ways to Secure Your Home

Home is where the heart is. It's also where Grandma's rubies and the flat-screen TV are. Keep your abode safe with our common-sense and street-smart tips. As they say, better safe than sorry!

Top 10 Ways to Crime-proof Your House

A thief can steal more than your valuables -- a thief can take your peace of mind. Here are 10 ways to keep that from happening.

10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

You can't leave all your worries behind if your home is unprotected. Here are 10 tips to consider before you head out on vacation.

Should I replace or repair broken home appliances?

Is your retro fridge on the fritz again? Maybe your months-old dishwasher is giving you trouble? When a home appliance breaks, it can throw you for a loop. But before you run out and spend thousands on a replacement, diagnose the problem first.

How to Protect Your Work Area for Safety

One of the best ways to protect yourself from injuries during a DIY project is to reduce the unexpected element. One simple solution: Have a dedicated workspace and maintain it well.

Top 10 DIY Safety Tips

Whether you're painting, putting in a sunroom or just puttering around the garage, make safety your top priority. No project is worth risking serious injury.

5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Accidents in Your Home

We often think of our homes as our safe havens, but that's not always the case. While there's no need to wear a helmet around the house all day, there are some practical things you can do to prevent accidents in your home.

How Wallpaper Remover Works

There's something about wallpaper removal that frustrates even the most enthusiastic home improvement hobbyists. Luckily, you can buy some wallpaper remover or make your own at home.

10 Tips for Restoring Old Furniture

Furniture restorers all have one thing in common -- the desire to pluck a piece of furniture off the side of the road and restore it to its former glory. But you don't have to be a pro to get the job done.

What is the difference between drywall and plaster?

When building a home or remodeling, people usually think about the granite countertops, the extensive square footage or the number of windows in the new space. But what about the walls?

Is your drywall making you sick?

During the housing boom of the early 2000s, drywall manufacturers couldn't keep up, so builders turned to China. And while there was plenty of cheap drywall, it also could be toxic.

Top 10 Mistakes in Kitchen Design

The kitchen is arguably the most popular room in the house. It could also yield the most amount of money of any home improvement project. But what could have your profits headed down the drain?

Bamboo Lamp

This bamboo lamp lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make a bamboo lamp at HowStuffWorks.

Candelabras

This candelabras lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make candelabras at HowStuffWorks.

Lantern Candle Sconce

This lantern candle sconce lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make a lantern candle sconce at HowStuffWorks.

Decoupage Lampshade

This decoupage lampshade lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make a decoupage lampshade at HowStuffWorks.

Disco Light

This disco light lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make a disco light at HowStuffWorks.

Fortuny Lamp

This fortuny lamp lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make a fortuny lamp at HowStuffWorks.

The Lamper (Lamp and Hamper)

The lamper (lamp and hamper) lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make the lamper (lamp and hamper) at HowStuffWorks.

Light with Modern Art

This light with modern art lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make a light with modern art at HowStuffWorks.

Martini Glass Candles

This martini glass candles lighting project adds a unique element to your home's decor. Learn to make martini glass candles at HowStuffWorks.

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