Where to Save Money on a Landscape Renovation

These 10 cost-saving ideas from professionals can help you stretch your budget without sacrificing style or quality. As with any large-scale renovation, the costs of a landscape remodel can quickly add up. With the right design moves and decisions to stretch your budget, you can pull off the look and feel of your dream garden…

Decorating 101: How to Start a Decorating Project

Before you grab that first paint chip, figure out your needs, your decorating style and what to get rid of. Congratulations. You’ve decided to decorate your home. Now what? Whether you’re furnishing your first place or redoing the house you’ve owned for decades, decorating can be a challenging task, filled with costly decisions whose outcomes…

How to Plan Your Edible Garden

Plan before you plant to ensure that your fruits and vegetables have a chance to thrive Whether you’re starting a new garden or returning to a well-established one, planning is essential for a successful and fun experience. To give your garden the best chance to thrive, take time to get organized at the beginning of…

Clever and Cool Bunkrooms

Whether in the mountains or near the beach, these sleeping quarters pack in plenty of beds with style If you’ve ever considered transforming an attic or the space above a garage into a bunkroom, let this collection of 15 stylish and functional spaces inspire you. Check them all out and then let us know in…

How to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity Lighting

Get tips on sconces, pendants, chandeliers, pot lights and LED strips — and find out where to place them The bathroom vanity is a special part of the home, but one that can sometimes get overlooked. In a primary bathroom, it can be the central hub for many important parts of our self-care and the…

Minimalist Choices That Will Bring Calm to Your Bathroom

Clean lines and a quiet palette can help create a more relaxing space Whether you have a “less is more” or “more is more” philosophy toward decor, the bathroom is a good spot to borrow from a minimalist’s bag of tricks. These include the simple lines, monochromatic schemes and lack of visual clutter conducive to…

Inspired Ideas for Your Empty-Nest Makeover

See how 10 couples reconfigure their living spaces after their children move out While children are living at home, it can be hard to fathom a life without little ones (or not-so-little ones) underfoot. So when you do have the house to yourself, it may not be at all clear what to do. Should you…

Rot-Resistant Woods for Your Outdoor Projects

No need for chemical treatments on your deck or pergola. These woods stand up to weather, insects and time beautifully on their own. Natural wood is a lovely choice for adding warmth and texture to garden structures like raised beds, fences, decks and trellises. Much lumber is chemically treated to prevent it from rotting. However,…

How to Decorate a Living Room: 11 Designer Tips

Try a few of these living room design tips, and you’ll be on your way to creating a comfy space that reflects your style. Whether your style is traditional or modern, relaxed or formal, bold or subdued, your living room should be a place where you can feel comfortable, let down your guard and spend…