How to Create a De-Stress Zone at Home

Design pros weigh in on the essential elements of a home meditation space to get your year off to a Zen start With a new year comes a new opportunity to leave past stresses behind and start fresh. And for homeowners who are resolving to bring more peace and tranquility into their hectic lives, experts…

Is Clutter Holding You Back From Living Your Ideal Life?

Here are 7 ways clutter can bog you down, and 7 ways you can benefit from decluttering Do you feel burdened by too many belongings? Is your desk piled high with papers, magazines and unpaid bills? If so, clutter may be holding you back from living the life you had envisioned for yourself. As a…

Speed Cleaning: Tidy Up in 20 Minutes

Friends popping by for cocktails? Discover the best ways to make your home sparkle — in minutes! Porch Appeal To guarantee a tidy first impression, home organizer Valerie Hughes of The ClutterFlysays to start outside. Shake the dust off exterior doormats and give the porch a thorough sweep. Prep the Powder Room Freshen up the guest…

Easy Last-Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas

These festive decorations for mantels, doorways, centerpieces and more can be created quickly. We’ve rounded up some favorite last-minute holiday decorating ideas on Houzz that can be completed almost as quickly as you can hum “Deck the Halls.” Take a look at these 14 easy and creative decorations for doorways, mantels, sideboards, dining tables and…

Expand Storage With Multipurpose Furniture

Short on space? Furniture that looks good and provides storage may be just what you need to make your home attractive and keep clutter at bay. Pet-Friendly Functionality Learn how to construct a three-sided cube that can serve as an end table and a pet bed. Add Style to the Mudroom Gladiator’s Garage Works’ Storage…

Pre-Christmas House Cleanse

Ready to declutter your house? Start here with these items you’re sure not to miss. Cardboard Food Boxes Ditch the cardboard boxes and plastic bags that go with your cereal, snacks and dry goods. They’re ugly, take up lots of space and don’t keep your food fresh. Instead, opt for glass jars (like HGTV Magazine did here)…

Dressed to Impress for the Holidays

Deck your doors with boughs of holly! (And pinecones, garland, oversized bows and metallic ornaments.) Flocked + Fanciful Evergreen garland flocks the gleaming glass doors of this home that feature two matching snowy wreaths tied in the center with classic red ribbon. Holiday Cheer You Can’t Deny We like big bows, and we cannot lie….

Expand Your Space

Short on space? Furniture that looks good and provides storage may be just what you need to make your home attractive and keep clutter at bay. Pet-Friendly Functionality Learn how to construct a three-sided cube that can serve as an end table and a pet bed. Get the How-To >> Add Style to the Mudroom Gladiator’s…

2 Timely Projects for November Weekends

November is here, and that means the leaves have just about all left the trees, but hopefully are not still stuck in your gutters! The holidays are just around the corner and it’s a terrific time to get your home ready for some company, too. Here’s where to begin. Weekend #1:  Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance Ok,…