10 Important Organizing Tips You Didn’t See in ‘Tidying Up’

Your guide to Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Declutter like a KonMari Expert Are you ready for a bombshell? Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” only scratched the surface of her genius organizing tips. If you skipped the book and went straight to the screen, these are the best nuggets of…

How to Design the Perfect Reading Nook For Your Home

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than grabbing a perfect cup of tea or coffee and burying your nose in a good novel. And some students benefit greatly from having a dedicated space to read and study. But for some homeowners, it can be difficult to do this because of the lack of space, quiet, or time. That’s…

5 Ideas for Updating Your Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen backsplashes pull double duty: protecting your walls while also expressing your decorative style. They can make a big statement – or, if you’d prefer, coordinate more quietly with your cabinets and countertop. Looking for new kitchen backsplash ideas? Look no further. These five trends put a fresh spin on the traditional backsplash. 1. Install tiles…

4 Reasons to Love Reclaimed Lumber for Your Next Project

Do you appreciate hardwood that has unique, even “one of a kind” qualities? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable environment and maybe even save a few bucks along the way? If your answer to those questions is “Yes,” then reclaimed lumber may be the perfect fit for your next home improvement project! What…

Remodeling Mistakes That Can Cost You Money When You Sell

So-called “upgrades” don’t always pay off — and real estate pros caution you to think twice before making these additions. Read along to learn what NOT to do before selling your home. A Swimming Pool “When it comes to installing an in-ground pool, the average cost is between $30,000 and $60,000,” says Judy Dutton, deputy…

Romantic Bedroom Designs

Consider this your green light to fulfill your childhood dreams and buy the over-the-top canopy bed. Easy Ambiance Airy and romantic, this master retreat boasts beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, decked in smoky gray drapes. Incorporate similar window treatments in your bedroom to arm yourself with control over how much, or little, sunlight enters your space. Four-Post…

Inviting Colors to Paint a Front Door

Try a splash of gorgeous color to boost curb appeal and make your front entry more welcoming. Cool Turquoise Inspired by an antique cabinet she saw, Beyond the Screen Door blogger and designer Sonya Hamilton painted her own front door a brilliant blue-green and applied a glaze to mute the effect. The color is Sherwin-Williams Nifty Turquoise….

Wrought Iron Looks We Love

Durable and timeless, wrought iron is also incredibly versatile. Get inspired by some of our favorite looks, from lighting to outdoor furniture. Chic Chandelier High ceilings are ideal for installing huge, statement chandeliers like this marvelous, two-tiered wrought iron piece in the HGTV Dream Home 2018. The high contrast of the black metal against the white…