5 of Our Top DIYs

Let's Take a Look Back at 2020
An aerial shot of a person working with a variety of tools and an open laptop.

We hope your 2020 was as productive and DIY-oriented as ours. While we're planning new home improvement projects and fresh content to bring you in 2021 we want to take a moment to highlight some of the most popular articles on our site from last year. Which ones did you miss? 

1. Create a Paneled Wall With Molding
A well-decorated bedroom with a blue bed and a chandelier.

Our step-by-step tutorial takes you through the process of installing molding across a wall to create panels. This architectural detail can customize an otherwise generic space. Complete the project this weekend in your dining room or across a single wall in a hallway or office space. 

2. Plants That Grow Really Well in Darker Bedrooms
A dark bedroom with plants on either side of a bed.

Houseplants have been trending lately, and they're still going to be popular in the coming year. But what if your living space lacks natural light? Our list of houseplants that actually thrive in the dark will come in handy as you shop around for a green addition to your home. The best part? Most of these plants are low maintenance, leaving you more time for your DIY projects. 

3. The 411 on Fencing Materials
A white fence with plants and grass surrounding it.

If you're planning on installing a fence or two this year, this article is for you. We take you through the multitude of fence materials from traditional wood and bamboo to vinyl and wrought iron. Make note of the pros and cons so you can make the best decision for your budget and property. 

4. 4 Tips for Getting Rid of Mildew Smell in the House
A brick wall with mildew and moss growing on it.

Everyone knows the distinct smell of mildew. While it can be dangerous to your health, thankfully there are plenty of DIY methods you can try to remove it. We share a few tips and tricks for cleaning the targeted surface area, eliminating the smell, and preventing it from coming back.  

5. Paint Your Trim and Freshen Your Interior Design
A DIYer painting the trim around a doorway.

Painting is the easiest and cheapest way to update any space, but if you're not up for painting a whole room, consider just the trim or molding. If you have colored walls, paint the trim a contrasting color or a neutral like white or gray. If you have white walls, add a dose of color to the trim. Either way, we take you through the process as an easy way to change things up in the new year.