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DIY Dutch Door Tutorial with Schlage Smart Lock


A Quick Note from The Home Depot: A classic dutch door adds the perfect curb appeal to your home, and is perfect for the warmer seasons. Enjoying a fresh breeze without opening the windows now just became easier and more affordable thanks to Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood. See step-by-step how she took a traditional door and transformed it into a Smart Lock Dutch Door. 


Well, hey there neighbor! Jen Woodhouse here and I am so excited to share my DIY Dutch Door featuring the new Schlage Encode Smart Door Lock! Isn’t this Dutch door the most inviting thing ever? It makes me want to wear an apron and bake pies all day just so I can let them cool on the ledge! I mean, I don't even own an apron, but now I'm going to have to get one! And guess what… this DIY Dutch Door is not a hard project, it's surprisingly easy to do! Read on to see how I did it.

A front entryway with a white door decorated with pumpkins for Fall.
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A Front Door Transformation for Fall


Caitlin Kruse of The Mama Notes has wanted to replace her front door since they moved into their house. With a few simple upgrades, Caitlin’s porch is now festive and ready for fall.

A kitchen wall with a limewashed backsplash and open shelving.
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6 Steps to the Perfect Limewashed Brick Backsplash


Limewashed brick is popular these days. The unique, distressed look it produces is classic, and goes so well in many different decor styles.


Courtney Clymer, who writes Lifestyled Atlanta, wanted to create her own limewashed brick backsplash in her kitchen. She gave it a go, and discovered it’s a surprisingly easy look to achieve.

A deck decorated with outdoor patio furniture and string lights.
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How to Lay Deck Flooring on a Concrete Patio


When Courtney Clymer of Lifestyled Atlanta created her gorgeous outdoor entertaining area, perhaps her most ingenious idea was laying deck flooring over the cement slab patio. It dresses up the space beautifully, and it’s a lot more pleasant for bare feet than concrete.


Here, Courtney shows us how she and her husband installed the deck flooring in just a day.

A Kitchen Facelift With GE Appliances
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A Kitchen Facelift With GE Appliances


Rachel Metz of Living to DIY didn’t know where to start when it came to updating her kitchen. With new appliances and the right accessories, Rachel now has a functional and stylish space she can be proud to show off.

A blue and white front porch decorated for Halloween with a grim reaper.
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Creating a Spooky Cemetery Front Porch for Halloween


When it’s finally the time of year for Halloween, everyone loves to decorate their home to celebrate. Christina Brooks of Bee Tree Design Co was able to show off her family’s spooky side, participating in The Home Depot’s Halloween Style Challenge. With help from The Home Depot’s decor, she was able to try something different and celebrate this Halloween season. A cemetery front porch filled with reapers and skeletons.

A Fireplace Makeover Using Shiplap Appearance Boards
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A Fireplace Makeover Using Shiplap Appearance Boards


Use Home Depot’s shiplap appearance boards for your fireplace makeover like DIY blogger Amanda Hendrix from Love and Renovations.

A home decorated for Christmas with garland, bows, and a Christmas tree.
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The Benefits of Christmas Tree Delivery


Suzy Handgraaf from Worthing Court was able to make every welcome a warm one thanks to free fresh-cut tree delivery. Read the blog to see how this entryway look came together with the help of her daughter and granddaughter.

A cooked tray of pie dough cut into shapes.
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“Upside Down” Butternut and Bacon Holiday Quiche Recipe


Find out how food blogger Kenan Hill of Kenan Hill Blog dishes on her favorite “Upside Down” Butternut + Bacon Holiday Quiche recipe, perfect for holiday brunch.

A DIY yard drainage solution on the side of a home decorated with landscape lighting.
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A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great


Here’s a yard drainage solution that looks great. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog Desert Domicile designed it for the side of her home in Tuscon, Arizona. This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.


This yard drainage project is in a desert setting, but it could work wonderfully in other regions, too. The basic principles of this yard drainage “river bed” lined with stones apply where ever you need to drain water efficiently from your yard.

Dream Kitchen Remodel, From Planning to Completion
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Dream Kitchen Remodel, From Planning to Completion


A kitchen remodel can be a major undertaking, but when it’s done well, it can have a huge positive impact on the home and the family.


Joni Lay, who writes the design and DIY blog Lay Baby Lay, had a kitchen with a good dose of charm, but it wasn’t keeping up with her growing family. A complete remodel was in order, including sophisticated new appliances, new wood-look tile flooring and beautiful custom cabinets. That’s not to mention knocking out a wall and adding waterfall countertops.


Here’s her story of how her dream kitchen remodel unfolded, from planning to completion, and some of the challenges she faced. Best of all, she shows off gorgeous photos of how this remarkable kitchen renovation turned out.


Whether you’re dreaming of a complete kitchen makeover, or just a modest upgrade, you’ll find plenty of ideas (and maybe a little reassurance) from Joni’s experience.

A Faux Farmhouse Laundry Room
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A Faux Farmhouse Laundry Room


Holly Lauritzen of Our Faux Farmhouse did not have a functional laundry room for her family of seven. By adding a new countertop, back splash, cabinets and LG appliances, Holly’s family finally has the laundry room of their dreams.

3 Bathroom Renovations, 3 Different Styles
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3 Bathroom Renovations, 3 Different Styles


Jamison Rantz of Rogue Engineer takes on three bathroom renovations with ease thanks to Delta’s customizable UPstile wall system. Read below for his step-by-step guide on how to transform your bathrooms like a Pro.

7 Tips for Decorating Your Master Bedroom
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7 Tips for Decorating Your Master Bedroom


Renovating the master bedroom is everyone’s favorite project, and it doesn’t have to be that difficult! With a little help from The Home Depot, Chelsea Johnson of Making Manzanita took her bedroom from blah to boho and matched her personal style.

A DIY tile fireplace makeover with gray peel and stick tile.
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DIY Tile Fireplace Makeover


Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay used these beautiful peel and stick tiles to give her tile fireplace a total transformation in just one hour. Read how this simple, refresh brightened up the whole living room!

Patio Privacy Screen Ideas
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Patio Privacy Screen Ideas


This DIY outdoor screen, with its horizontal slats and dark stain, is as gorgeous as it is functional. Caitlin Ketcham, of the blog Desert Domicile, came up with the idea for the slatted privacy screen as part of a major overhaul of her backyard as part of our Patio Style Challenge series.


Caitlin came up with the backyard design ideas, and The Home Depot helped with the construction of some of the bigger DIY projects in her backyard makeover, including building a floating deck, constructing a built-in outdoor bench, and laying artificial grass in her backyard.


Caitlin wrote up this step-by-step tutorial for her lovely outdoor privacy screen so you can see how it was constructed. This can serve a as a guide to building your own slatted wood screen.

A man and woman inside The Home Depot look at refrigerator with a bottom freezer.
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Best Kitchen Appliances for Your Home


Ruthie Ridley of Ruthie Ridley Blog and her husband Ben were in need of new kitchen appliances for their home. We asked them to choose the best kitchen appliances for them. Read on to find out how easy their shopping and delivery experiences were.

A backyard deck draped with string lights.
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3 Perfect Backyard Entertaining Ideas


These three “musts” for creating the perfect backyard for entertaining come from Alexi Parry of Seeking Alexi. It’s her contribution to the Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog.


For Alexi, it really comes down to good patio or deck design. See how simple she makes backyard entertaining with her remarkable skills.

A front entryway with an artificial Christmas tree and Christmas decorations.
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3 Steps to Outdoor Christmas Decorating


Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven transforms her front porch for Christmas in three simple steps. This look will impress all of your Holiday guests, read more below to find out how Ashley put everything together with help from The Home Depot.

8 Things to Consider During Your Bathroom Renovation
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8 Things to Consider During Your Bathroom Renovation


There’s no beating around the bush on this one: a bathroom renovation is tough—both mentally and financially. But there are ways to make the process as painless as possible! Lifestyle blogger Carrie Waller, of Dream Green DIY, spent several months working with her local Home Depot kitchen and bath center to refresh the dated bathroom in her mid-century home, and today she’s sharing eight of the main things she learned throughout the process.

1920's Kitchen Renovation Ideas
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1920's Kitchen Renovation Ideas


Renovating a kitchen can be overwhelming to do alone. See how Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess utilized The Home Depot’s in-store Kitchen Design Services to tackle a 1920’s kitchen renovation.

Build These Craftsman Exterior Shutters to Boost Your Curb Appeal
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Build These Craftsman Exterior Shutters to Boost Your Curb Appeal


For an easy curb appeal boost, build these decorative exterior shutters. Rachel Pereira of Shades of Blue Interiors created this DIY tutorial for our DIY Challenge here on The Home Depot Blog. We challenged Rachel to come up with a practical and very doable DIY project with the only stipulation being that it involved the use of lumber.


Just follow along with Rachel’s tutorial to build your own Craftsman style exterior shutters.

A decorated Christmas tree sits on hardwood floors in front of a wall of windows.
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A Christmas Tree That’s New and Old


Jaime Dorobek of C.R.A.F.T. decorates her Christmas tree using both modern and heirloom ornaments to create a look that’s both new and old. Read more to see how she creates a whimsical decor statement.

A laundry room with a colorful accent wall and white appliances.
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A Fresh and Fun Laundry Room Transformation


Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry takes on a laundry room transformation project to create a space that’s fun and fresh. Read below to find out how her Samsung appliance selections were the perfect finishing touches to the room.

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