Get your home in tip-top shape for summer.
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Give old household items new life with a little paint and elbow grease.
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Bedroom a yawn? Change that!
From pale lilac to deep, dark eggplant, give your room design the royal treatment with purple paint colors sure to please the most grow...
Afraid of using color in your own home? Don't be. It all comes down to 10 color basics.
Pick the right paint color and yellow can be dramatic, daring and surprisingly debonair. Here are some of the ways color-savvy designer...
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Spice up a summer soiree with a new twist on a classic dessert.
This old-fashioned confection is a rich mixture of sugar, butter and pecans rolled into a ball of bittersweet dark chocolate.
Three ingredients are all you need to make these party-perfect appetizers. Simply cover balls of cream cheese in salmon and sprinkle wi...
From wedding receptions to baby showers to birthday parties, photo booths are all the rage. Skip the expensive rental booth and create ...
Stay organized and keep track of all your to-dos when planning your next event with our complete party planning checklist.
Study up on some creative ideas for hosting a graduation party.
The entertaining experts at HGTV.com share free printable party flag banner templates.
Get ready to "Say what!?" after sampling this pleaser from the Big Easy.
A good frozen colada recipe is a must, and this non-alcoholic mango version couldn't be easier to make.
Give inexpensive white dinner plates a high-end, custom look with a stenciled design and ceramic paint. Not only is this project great ...
Delightful for a party or even for a lazy Saturday brunch, this no-booze spin on a classic cocktail is fun to make and a tasty mix of f...
Cool down on a hot day with this fruity, ice-cold margarita.
Tassel garlands are a huge party trend. It's easy to make your own with some tissue paper or sparkling mylar, scissors and string.
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Create a dramatic look on your walls with little effort.
Create cracks in paint to reveal the color underneath with these step-by-step instructions.
Check out these easy, inexpensive solutions to common painting problems.
Follow these helpful hints for your next painting project.
From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash. If you hate prep work, painting under and ...
Learn what type of paint to use, which tools will work best and the basics for picking color schemes.
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using oil-based and latex paint.
Transform a ordinary piece of furniture into a stunning antique with a little bit of paint and glaze.
HGTV.com walks you through the steps of painting the exterior of a house, from prep work through the finishing touches.
From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash. Colorwashing is a subtle aged effect perfec...
Learn how to give a blank wall some personality with broad horizontal stripes.
Deck out a screened-in porch with these simple instructions.
Removing wallpaper can be difficult and time-consuming. Learn the tips and tricks to using liquid solvents and commercial steamers.
Cut a replacement piece to match and no one's the wiser.
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Power steamers make wallpaper removal a breeze and can be rented from most tool-equipment rental companies.
Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with six easy-to-do ideas.
Transform your windows for the season with these simple upholstered cornices.
Alice Fakier, an HGTV Design Star finalist, shows an easy way to customize store-bought curtains.
Add color and visual height to a room by sewing a band of contrasting design to the edge of plain fabric.
With the help of fusible webbing tape and hot glue, this simplified Roman shade requires minimal sewing.
Tips on changing the look of a room with these simple window treatments.
Alice Fakier, an HGTV Design Star finalist, shows how to make a roller shade -- no sewing necessary.
Flirty toppers soften a window without blocking the light or a view. Get step-by-step instructions here.
Learn how to tell the difference between different fabric window treatments and find the right ones for your space.
A wood window valance adds dimension to your room by topping off a window or sliding-glass door.
Revitalizing old or discolored lace curtains with a tea stain gives them an appealing antique look.
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Keep yourself (and your roommates) organized with a stylish and multi-functional bulletin board and message center.
This printable wall mural makes a bold statement without the need for paint or wallpaper, perfect for apartments and dorm rooms where t...
Transform everyday materials into sturdy, colorful bookends to dress up your bookshelves.
What’s old is chic again. Follow these step-by-instructions for achieving a distressed look on furniture.
These succulents aren't just beautiful, they're super low-maintenance, too. Plant them in bright, hand-painted pots and they instantly ...
Make these simple tissue pom-poms to dress up a spring tablescape or hang them from a chandelier for a vibrant look.
Use various containers like Mason jars, vases and tin cans to create a matching desk accessory set that will keep all your school essen...
Easily refinish a dated or worn dining room table to give it a fresh look.
Steal this DIY idea from Shannon Quimby’s recycled kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine by following her step-by-step guide.
Add an easy, distressed finish to a cabinet door with wax and paint.
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Add industrial-chic open storage to a space with plumbing supplies and basic lumber.
Add bold and colorful flair to a basic end table with electrical tape.
HGTV Magazine gives the simple how-tos of transforming a dingy filing cabinet into a chic office organizer.
Learn the basics of the color wheel, types of color schemes and color dimensions.
Tricks of the trade to help you get top dollar when selling your home.
You don't have to live with outdated wood panel walls. Get painting techniques for a dramatic makeover.
Designed to Sell designer Lisa LaPorta shares some of her best home staging tips.
Make a difference in your design with money-saving tips and budget decorating ideas from Design on a Dime's Kelly Edwards.
Stuck with a small living room? Turn it into a family room, lounge, dining room and office with these multipurpose decorating ideas.
There's a science to painting furniture. Follow these 8 simple steps for adding color to your furniture with some paint.
Check out these chic-on-the-cheap decorating tips.
Transform your home with smart shopping tips and money-saving ideas from Design on a Dime's Kahi Lee.
Fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and tungsten learn where each bulb works best.
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These simple tips for organizing your main gathering space will put the family back in your family room.
Learn how to turn common household items into washday wonders with these six simple tips.
Adoption, pet care and pet protection information for dog and cat owners
Make quick and easy work of it with these 9 tips.
Learn how to remove smudges, smears and fingermarks from your walls with these expert tips.
Basic maintenance, such as the roof and exterior painting, are frequently more important than an awesome kitchen.
A Mission: Organization expert offers advice for getting a bedroom in order.
Use these seven tips for bathroom organization to make the most of your bathroom, regardless of its size.
Is your home office sharing space with the family or living room? Professional organizer Vicki Norris gives tips to help you organize y...
Try these quick home organization tips for maintaining a clutter-free home from basement to attic.
Free up your counters, cupboards and shelves from the clutter that fills them with easy and effective tips and rules for decluttering t...
Look for these potentially expensive flaws when buying a house.
Create an enviable storage system with these helpful tips.
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Follow these step-by-step instructions on getting the weight distribution right when hanging a large, heavy mirror.
Home repair doesn’t get much easier. Just follow these step-by-step instructions.
Carve out a new niche by hinging shutter doors together to form a room divider for your home.
Add color, texture and flair to any living space with the simple addition of pillows.
Kathy McCleary gets advice from decorating experts on choosing the perfect area rug to complement your home.
Upcycle old books by turning them into a one-of-a-kind lamp.
No need to toss that old lamp. Follow these easy steps for rewiring a light, making it good as new.
Inexpensive baskets are plentiful at yard sales and thrift stores. Use this easy project to transform them into stylish storage.
Try these tips for dressing up dining-room chairs for parties or just for kicks.
Bargain-hunting pros share their expertise on the customary way to do business at a yard sale.
Innovative yet simple, this wine rack is made from reclaimed lumber and wooden dowels.
If your light’s not hitting the right spot, follow these step-by-step instructions.
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