Featured Episode

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

How to decorate a small balcony

How to decorate a small balcony

In this episode, see how to decorate a small balcony to add livable square footage to your apartment by installing a reed fence, making a bench out of a few plastic storage containers and plywood. There's even room to include a balcony garden with...  Read More

How to make a drum shade

How to make a drum shade

Do you like everything about your apartment, except for those unsightly ceiling light fixture? No need to replace it, just cover it up with a DIY drum shade - it will instantly give your room a more sophisticated and personalized look. See how easy it is to make a...  Read More

How to make a DIY jewelry organizer

How to make a DIY jewelry organizer

Frustrated with how to organize your jewelry? Why not make your own jewelry organizer! In this episode, learn how to make a frame to transform an ordinary picture frame into a DIY jewelry organizer, using...  Read More

How to create an entryway: bookcases

How to create an entryway: bookcases

Small studio apartment decorating can be challenging, especially when it comes to creating separate zones and keeping clutter at bay. You’ll see how easy it is to create an entryway using Ikea Billy bookcases...  Read More