Back to School Organization: How to Start a Family Command Center

Back to School Organization: How to Start a Family Command Center | Diary of a DIYer

Back to school season can get the best of us.

It starts in the weeks before school begins. The impending schedules full of appointments and football games. The never-ending piles of homework and questions of “What’s for dinner?”

If it seems like no one in your family is on the same page during the first weeks of September, now is the perfect time to get organized before the busyness of the school year gets to us.

One simple solution: start a family command center. Here’s how.

Summertime Hygge: How to Achieve a New Kind of Cozy

Summertime Hygge: How to Achieve a New Kind of Cozy | Diary of a DIYer

Hygge is almost inescapable these days. No matter where you turn in the online décor world—from blogs to Pinterest—there are frequent mentions of this Danish term.

It’s more a state of mind than anything else—meaning, you can feel it no matter the time of year. As we work our way through spring and transition to summer warmth, here’s how to achieve a new kind of cozy in your home.

5 Ideas for Adding Security to Your Home with Outdoor Lighting

5 Ideas for Adding Security to Your Home with Outdoor Lighting | Diary of a DIYer

Having a well-lit exterior is a simple way to add security to your home. From your front porch to the back patio, providing adequate light is key to having a safe and beautiful environment.

Keep reading to learn how to add safety—and style—to your home with outdoor lighting.

How to Refresh Your Shower Without Breaking the Bank

How to Refresh Your Shower Without Breaking the Bank | Diary of a DIYer | Learn how you can improve your shower without having to knock down walls.

Who doesn’t want a luxurious shower with plenty of room for you and all your products? Many homeowners think that in order to achieve that, you need to go through a complete bathroom remodel. That’s not always the case.

Before you call up a contractor to tear up the room, here are a few ways to update your shower without breaking the bank!

How to Mix and Match Home Décor Styles

How to Mix and Match Home Decor Styles | Diary of a DIYer

It’s not hard to accumulate a decent amount of furniture over the years, whether they’re hand-me-downs or old decorative pieces from previous homes.

No matter how you got your hands on these decorative pieces, letting them sit in storage just seems wasteful. But how easy is it to throw together a room with different styles of décor? Here are some general rules of thumb to follow when mixing and matching décor styles.

Smart Tips for Saving Big on Your Energy Bill This Winter

Smart Tips for Saving Big on Your Energy Bill This Winter | Diary of a DIYer

With energy costs rising and the usage of electronic appliances increasing, many homes are seeing a bump in their home’s energy cost. But it doesn’t have to be that way – there are plenty of projects around your home to help minimize energy usage and keep your home running efficiently throughout the year.

How to Choose the Right Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel

How to Choose the Right Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel | The Diary of a DIYer

Remodeling your kitchen is a big undertaking. It requires a lot of planning and smart decision making to create a functional space where you can cook comfortably while spending time with family.

Choosing countertops can be a bit of a challenge and brings up a few questions. What’s right for your kitchen? What’s right for you and your family? Keep reading to learn how to choose the right countertops for your kitchen remodel.

9 DIY Accent Wall Ideas to Make Your Home More Interesting

9 DIY Accent Wall Ideas to Make Your Home More Interesting | Diary of a DIYer

Is your home looking a little drab? Break up the ‘blah’ and add an accent wall to your living space.

Accent walls are great for adding pizzazz to an otherwise monotonous room. With their bold colors, styles and materials, accent walls turn a blank canvas into the focal point of your room. There are a lot of paths you can take to create an accent wall. Here are nine ideas for accent walls that are easy enough to DIY.