Renovations

You Won't Believe This Dramatic Home Makeover

 

We teamed up with two super-star bloggers and transformed a home for a great cause.

8 Things to Know Before You Renovate Your House

Want some insider advice on updating and upgrading your home? Real Simple asked readers what they wish they had known before—or would have done differently with—their renos.

6 Outdoor DIY Projects

Upgrade your outdoor space with these easy ideas—no pros required.

7 Striking Paint Color Ideas

For an instant home makeover that won’t blow your budget, try of one these impactful shades.

How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Before you begin renovating, know which projects will increase your home’s worth and which ones can harm it.

How to Rent a Dress, a Video Game, or Other Unexpected Items

From party dresses to the latest tech gadgets, save money by renting instead of buying.

Expert Interior Lighting Tips

Looking to create a flattering glow yet still have enough wattage to see what you’re doing? This speedy lesson in lamps, fixtures, and bulbs (plus some room-by-room tips) will illuminate the way.

Interior Paint Colors for Summer 2011

The paint pros reveal which shades are hot for this season.

10 Painless Changes You Can Make for a Green Home

When it comes to making eco-friendly changes these are the little ones that really add up to make a difference from the experts at Practically Green.

A Website for DIY Advice

Check out this site before starting on your next home improvement project.

Create Kitchen Shelving From a Ladder

Why bother buying kitchen shelving? Here’s how to whip up your own in a flash.

Easy DIY Ideas

Save money and learn how to do it yourself, from beauty treatments (how to trim your bangs) to small home improvement fixes (how to replace a doorknob).