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…

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…

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…

30 Home Maintenance Tasks You Can Do in Under 30 Minutes Each

Weekend Warrior, meet the Half-Hour Hero. Here’s a rundown of the best home maintenance tasks you can do for your Money Pit in less than 30 minutes. 1. Locate and label important valves: Imagine that a pipe broke in your ceiling and water is now leaking through every electric light fixture on to your brand new carpet. Got…

Unforgettable Kitchens

Every now and then you see a kitchen that makes your heart beat a little faster. Surprisingly, what makes these spaces so memorable is often a single calculated design element — in an otherwise well-designed space, of course. Here are 15 details pulled from our Kitchen of the Week series that make each kitchen hard…

5 Bold Ways to Brighten Your Kitchen With Color

Kitchens are one of the most functional spaces in the home, but that doesn’t mean they need to be bland. While there is nothing wrong with a sleek and neutral kitchen, as a designer, I believe a colorful kitchen can be a lot more fun.   Lacy-Hulbert Interiors Ltd If you long for a kitchen…

25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

25: Toilet Rugs Toilet rugs are cut to fit around the toilet and sometimes have the carpet-like matching seat cover. Solution: Small Rectangular Rug Opt for a rectangular rug placed away from the base of the toilet like this one 24: Too Many Photos You’re either a photo person or you’re not. Photo people feel…

10 Design Ideas For The Week

David Heide Design Studio 1. Chimney-shaped backsplash. There’s no rule that says your backsplash has to conform to straight lines. Here, Coast Green granite forms a unique chimney-shaped backsplash that, teamed with V-groove wall paneling, a beadboard-paneled ceiling and black iron hardware, creates a charming classic cottage look. See more of this home Alexandra Crafton…

11 Design Tips to Start Off Your Week Strong

1. Paint your interior doors dark Photo credits: Caroline Sharpnack If your home has white walls and ceilings and you’re looking to add a little character to the interior without repainting the entire home, consider painting just your doors black or charcoal gray, as was done in this charming Nashville, Tennessee, home of former Paramore…