Homeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel the Laundry Room

“What’s funny about laundry rooms is that we’re in them a lot, yet we approach these spaces as an afterthought,” designer AJ Margulis says. It’s true. There’s no standard laundry room size, shape or layout. Often these utility spaces are created in awkward leftover areas after every other room in the home has been planned…

19 Bathroom Color Schemes We’re Loving Right Now

  Modern Boho This ultra-popular look pairs warm with cool and crisp with soft for a totally fresh feel. To get the look in your own bathroom, start with a bright, white backdrop, and mix in sleek, black lines. Soften the high-contrast palette with muted wildflower hues like dandelion yellow and dusty rose. Ground your…

10 Easy Essentials for Outdoor Fall Decorating

Mix Up Gourds Line your stoop or walkway with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds in a variety of sizes. Try layering and interlacing them with ivy and other greens to get a natural pumpkin-patch look. Display Colorful Mums Mums come in a variety of colors and sizes. Choose one or two colors for a…

8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home

Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. These add value to your investment, improve your home’s function and allow you to express your personality. Plus, making upgrades before you move in reduces inconvenience later. Consider the following upgrades to make your new house feel like home. 1. Enhance the…

Eye-Catching Upcycled Design Inside and Out

Paddle Lounge Chairs The two custom Adirondack chairs that sit on the back deck were made using canoe paddles. The paddle part was used to form the back of the seat and armrest, while the hand portion of the paddle forms the leg and top of the seat. The horizontal seat surface was made from…

Before and After: 8 Dramatic Garage Remodels

Need extra square footage in your home? Steal some from your garage! Get inspired by these garages converted into apartments, studios, game rooms and more. BEFORE: Packed with Clutter This garage was like many others: raw, cluttered and underutilized. When the city denied an application to expand the main residence for an office and additional…

Weekend Ready: Before and After Bedroom Makeovers

  Before: Dated Traditional This room was dull and unpolished, but designer Steve McKenzie, owner of Steve McKenzie’s in Atlanta, brought in fresh new touches to completely change the feel of the space. The redo was part of a Dwell with Dignity makeover. After: Bright, Budget-Friendly Artwork Become your own artist. The elephant artwork to the left…

Open Concept Kitchen With Navy Cabinets Made to Wow

Streamlined Space To highlight the historic windows in the long and rectangular space, an L-shaped perimeter design with no upper cabinets was used on the kitchen’s sink side. “I wanted to keep the whole kitchen really streamlined and simple,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Classic Buffalo Check The historic windows are covered with a classic…

9 Ways to Refresh Your Summer Container Gardens for Fall

There’s no need to completely rework your summer containers to give them fall flair. Instead, check out these nine ideas for updating existing container gardens (or, if you’re inspired, potting up new ones), including one plant to add for instant drama, and a zero-effort, lazy-gardener’s trick for covering a bare spot. Glenna Partridge Garden Design…