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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

What’s Your She Shed Style?

How do you know if a she shed is right for you? Here’s a question that might help you decide: would you like to have a space just for you, a place to create, garden, play music, work, gather, practice yoga, read, and simply feel Read More

sheshed
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Bring Retreats to New Heights with She Sheds

Just in case you hear the word “shed” and think of a cramped, dark space relegated to rusty lawn tools and cardboard boxes, let us stop you right there. Thanks to Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, you now have every Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Vertical Gardening

Short on garden space? Want to create a beautiful and budget-friendly outdoor feature? Love plants, but you’re seeking something low-maintenance? For these reasons and more, vertical gardening is for you. Join us for a round-up of three Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

4 Inspired Cleaners to Make at Home for Pennies

Save money and avoid harmful chemicals by making your own cleaners at home. Instead of paying full price for surface wipes, hand sanitizer, laundry soap, and even toilet bowl cleaner, look to the tried-and-true know-how in The Country Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Home Repair Tips Every Renter Should Know: Countertops

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a renter. And now keep your hand in the air if your countertops were laminate. No, it’s not a cool survey question, but if your hand’s up, you are in good company: laminate countertops are one of the most Read More

Deck & Patio Furnishings: Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Make a Rolling Planter Container Garden

Follow along step-by-step as author Michael R. Johnson explains how to build an elegant, rolling planter in Deck & Patio Furnishings. Fill it with veggies, container plants, or even your favorite cold beverage! A raised planter Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Deck Design Inspiration

If you’re looking for deck inspiration, you’ve found it. Whether your design tendencies are purist or avant-garde, whether you lean toward classic redwood or an ecologically-minded cellular PVC, and whether you’re seeking a cozy outdoor Read More

Deck & Patio Furnishings: Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make a Panel Planter

Put your plants on a pedestal with an eye-catching DIY panel planter from Michael R. Johnson’s how-to guide Deck & Patio Furnishings. There are countless ways to build a planter. It is, after all, just a pretty box into which we Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Build a Granite-Slab Kitchen Island

Working with reclaimed materials is a great way to save money and help the environment. Building with Secondhand Stuff shows you how to upcycle and work with found materials to create unique pieces for your home and garden. This Read More

she-shed
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

The Anatomy of She Sheds

The men have their man caves, and now you can have your very own she shed! In the last few years, she sheds have been popping up in backyards around the world. They are functional spaces for women to getaway and have some time to Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Make a Portable Wine Rack from a 5-Gallon Bucket

Whether you’re going over the river and through the woods for the holidays, or you’re just visiting next door for a potluck dinner, wine is a welcome win-win refreshment to bring along. Thanks to Chris Peterson’s 5-Gallon Bucket Book, Read More