Home Improvement

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)!

What Home Improvement Pros Pack in Their Tool Kits

Experts share the nuts and bolts (and the levels and screwdrivers) of a super-handy set.

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Four experts tell you everything you need to know to get growing—even if you don’t have a green thumb.

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.