6 Ways to Make the Most of This Weekend

It’s time to flip the calendar page from September to October — celebrate the new month (and the start of sweater weather) with an antiquing trip, a laundry room tweak or a neighborly gesture. And for those who count Halloween among their favorite holidays, this weekend is a great time to get a head start…

The Right Way to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Different cabinet surfaces require different cleaning techniques. Whether your cabinets are stained, painted or laminate, they all need special attention. Here are a few easy tips and cleaning recipes for keeping them looking their best. Jim Spence Design Stained wood cabinets. You will want to thoroughly clean and oil your stained wood cabinets once or twice…

Get Your Home Organized for Back to School

Seeing old friends, meeting new teachers and saying goodbye to summer (waah!): The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity and mixed emotions. Make this transition as smooth as possible for kids and yourself by spending some time during the last few weeks of summer vacation putting smart systems in place around…

This Week: White Cabinets with Brass

Having a “buddy system” when it comes to kitchen design can have amazingly beautiful results. The following three kitchens show how white cabinetry and brass finishes can get along swimmingly. Standard Kitchen & Bath 1. Warm and Bright Designers:Adam and Amber Ford (also the homeowners), through Standard Kitchen and Bath Location: Knoxville, Tennessee Size: 90 square feet (8.3…

20 Dream Home Ideas

If budget weren’t a concern, what would you include in your dream home? We’ve gathered ideas from this week’s articles to provide a little inspiration for your fantasies. Westbrook Interiors 1. A grand kitchen. No dream home is complete without a dream kitchen, and this Atlanta space sure fits the bill. Soaring ceilings, plenty of gorgeous…

This 63-Foot Laundry Room Is Your New Dream

“After” photos by Tessa Neustadt Laundry Room at a Glance Who lives here: A family of four with a dog and cat Location: Pasadena, California Size: 63 square feet (5.9 square meters) Designer: Stefani Stein Before: The laundry room lacked many functions the family wanted. After living in the home for many years they decided it was time to remodel this…

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…

Space Saving 101: How to Work Your Tiny Kitchen Space

When you live in a home that has a small kitchen, you know the ultimate struggle is finding how to keep your belongings in order. Realistically, cabinets are not enough. So take a look around your small kitchen — this time with fresh eyes. Chances are you have some unused walls or flat vertical surfaces,…

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…