Outdoor Home Fixes You Can Do in a Weekend

Jene J. Long

Little outdoor home maintenance issues are all too easy to put off fixing, but you don’t want to wait until they turn into major headaches. Take advantage of the nice weather to tackle some of them now. 

To help you get started, we’ve come up with four weekend projects with big payoffs that you can do on your own. “You’d be surprised how just putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door can help you enjoy your home more,” says John Galeotafiore, associate director of product testing at Consumer Reports.

Use our advice to save time and ensure that you do these jobs right. For more easy home projects you can tackle, see our articles on how to declutter fast, make easy home upgrades, and perform necessary home maintenance. For ideas on upgrading your outdoor space, read our easy tips to grow your garden and follow

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R29 Readers’ Top Stay-At-Home Picks Are All On Sale For July 4th

Jene J. Long

After spending many, many months indoors recently, it’s very possible that you already know your way around a good cyber sale. But just when you thought you’d be swapping screen time for sunshine in honor of one star-spangled holiday this weekend, let us remind you that the 4th of July is also a major moment for some of the year’s biggest markdowns on everything furniture, decor, rugs, and more.

And while we’re on the topic of that stay-at-home life we’ve grown accustomed to as of late, we’d like to point out that many of our R29 readers’ favorite finds over lockdown (fire pits, desk chairs, and breathable bedding, to name a few) are having their prices slashed, all in the name of patriotism as July 4 draws near. So we’re breaking down the top holiday deals by category featuring the season’s most-loved home items so

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Emily Ratajkowsi and Kaia Gerber went blonde during quarantine. But should you lighten your hair at home?

Jene J. Long

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Something about the seemingly endless amount of time spent at home encourages dramatic actions when it comes to your hair. Whether it’s a DIY haircut or playing with a new colour, even I’ve fallen prey to the siren song of home hair transformation since transitioning to spending most of my time indoors way back in March.

Celebs are feeling the pull too, including stars like Kaia Gerber and Emily Ratajkowsi who recently showed off their newly lightened locks online. 

As tempting as it may be to take the plunge and lighten your

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51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Make the Most of a Tiny Space

Jene J. Long

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!

1. Add a prep area

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© Emily Gilbert Photography

You may not have space to expand or add a full island, so think about bringing in a table that can do double duty as a spot for prep and dining. Even a narrow console can work as a spot to set tools and ingredients on while you

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