Home Improvement

Is Your Home an Easy Target for Burglars?

Paul Cromwell, Ph.D., a professor of public affairs at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, interviewed burglars about their techniques for a book he cowrote called Breaking and Entering. Here, he reveals what can attract—and how to deter—thieves.

You Won't Believe This Dramatic Home Makeover

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

IKEA is Offering Free Repair Kits for Dressers Following Deaths, Injuries

Twenty-seven million dressers are part of the repair program.

8 Projects You Should Not DIY

Find out when it pays to call for help in 8 common situations.

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).

The Apartment-Amenity Smackdown

Everything you need to know, from stoves to floors, in one simple chart.

Make Your Own Bookshelves

Here's a clever new use for old books: Make your own shelves in three simple steps.

6 Simple Steps to Painting a Room

Once you've prepped the walls, the actual painting is easy.

20 Low-Cost Decorating Ideas    

Ideas that call for a little imagination, and little money, add instant style to any decor.

De-Cluttering Solutions for Your Home

Pros weigh in on how to tackle five everyday issues when it comes to clutter control.