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Tools: Types of Clamps

Tools: Types of Clamps

Tool time! Curious about what's in my toolbox? Find out more about the types of clamps I use the most in this video and how they can make your DIY projects a lot easier!...  Read More

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: DIY Headboard

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: DIY Headboard

Figuring out how to decorate a small bedroom was a new challenge I was happy to take on after living is a studio apartment for 3 years! On a budget, I got creative...  Read More

How to decorate a balcony – LA Edition part 2

How to decorate a balcony - LA Edition part 2

In part 2 of my balcony makeover, it’s time for some furniture and accessories to complete my outdoor room with a place to lounge, an al fresco dining area and a small garden....  Read More

How to decorate a small balcony – LA edition part 1

How to decorate a small balcony - LA edition part 1

With beautiful weather year round in LA, I was determined to make the most out of my small balcony, even though I’m renting and on a small budget. In part 1 of this balcony makeover, I managed to give the balcony a whole new look...  Read More

How to decorate a kitchen on a budget

How to decorate a kitchen on a budget

Have a boring generic rental kitchen? You don’t have to live with it: take a look at my DIY small rental kitchen makeover on a budget...  Read More

How to make a window cornice

How to make a window cornice

Window treatments were at the top of my list of things to change about my new LA apartment. I just couldn’t live with those vertical blinds and had to find a way to cover up or get rid of them!...  Read More

My LA apartment: The good, the bad and the ugly

My LA apartment: The good, the bad and the ugly

My “less than perfect” LA apartment = lots more DIY projects: take a look at my LA apartment before it got the EYS treatment!...  Read More

Small space living: my NYC studio apartment

Small space living: my NYC studio apartment

My small 450 ft2 studio apartment in NYC has been a wonderful place to call home for the past 3 years - no only was it the inspiration for “Engineer Your Space”, it was also the source of many of the projects you’ve seen on the show....  Read More

How to create an outdoor balcony dining area

How to create an outdoor balcony dining area

Forget the plain café table and chairs, this episode will have you dreaming of outdoor dining in style on your balcony!...  Read More

How to make a wall lamp

How to make a wall lamp

Stuck with boring renter’s lighting? These DIY wall lighting fixtures will add a beautiful layer of light and a touch of style....  Read More

How to decorate a small apartment

How to decorate a small apartment

With 3 roommate sharing an apartment and one common living room, it’s hard to keep their home organized with the front door leading directly into the living room without any formal entryway. And to make matters worse, there is no closet to hang coats. The solution is to build wall panels that...  Read More

How to organize your bedroom closet

How to organize your bedroom closet

Frustrated with a bedroom closet that doesn’t work for you? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to live with it the way it is! In this episode, a renter’s closet gets a makeover so she can have easy access to everything and have more hanging space. Taking the sliding doors off and...  Read More

How to make lighted wall panels

How to make lighted wall panels

Plain white walls, or even worse, ugly walls, are often something renters have to deal with. In this episode, you’ll see how to build decorative floating wall panels using inexpensive materials from the hardware store. They can be customized to fit any style...  Read More

How to make a picture frame covered whiteboard

How to make a picture frame covered whiteboard

Whiteboards are great for brainstorming and keeping track of projects, but incorporating one in a home office so that it blends in with the décor isn’t easy, especially if you work out of a small studio apartment. The solution? Camouflage it!...  Read More

How to decorate an entryway

How to decorate an entryway

In this episode, see how to decorate an entryway with bold horizontal stripes on the front door, but without painting them on! Clever alternatives to painting stripes on, like using magnetic sheeting, makes the stripes easy to put on and take off....  Read More

How to make a pendant lamp

How to make a pendant lamp

Not sure how or what kind of lights to add to a room in your rental? Consider making your own pendant lamps from materials you can recycle from your closet and kitchen. This is a do it yourself lighting project on a budget that's perfect for renters and...  Read More

How to install a hanging room divider

How to install a hanging room divider

Whether you own or rent, it's not always easy to decorate a studio apartment to keep the bed out of sight. In this episode, you’ll see how to divide a studio apartment with an IKEA KVARTAL system. Panels, curtains and art hanging from the ceiling tracks give...  Read More

How to install vinyl tiles: Tips

How to install vinyl tiles: Tips

Quick tips: how to install vinyl tile at wall edges and how to work around irregular object like radiators (the same trick can also be used for tiling around a toilet)...  Read More

How to position reference lines: Tips

How to position reference lines: Tips

See how to position your reference lines to start laying down your tiles so you end up with the best results for your room. This video explains how to use the 3-4-5 rule and a chalk line....  Read More

How to install a temporary tile floor

How to install a temporary tile floor

Old linoleum or vinyl tile flooring can be challenging for renters. What do you do if you can't replace them but can't stand looking at them? The easy renter-friendly solution is installing tile on tile:...  Read More