10 Before and After Master Bedrooms by Candice Olson

If you’ve been dreaming of a beautiful bedroom, take inspiration and tips from these top 10 retreats. Before: Dated, Wasted Space Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. Laura hasn’t decorated her bedroom for decades, and it shows. This huge, neglected space has potential but needs help. After: Timeless and Tasteful Candice creates a floor plan that…

Outdoor Christmas Lighting Tips

Be Cautious When Installing Exterior Lighting Use a good ladder when installing your lights. Secure them with insulated holders (never use tacks or nails). Don’t install your lights on trees that come in contact with power lines. Before installing your Christmas lights, plug them in to make sure all of your bulbs are working. Make…

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…

15 Potential Storage Spaces You’re Overlooking

Finding storage in a small room is no easy feat, especially if you’re short on closets and cabinets. Try one of these ideas for squeezing extra storage out of overlooked spaces. Behind Doors For every door in your house there is a space behind that door just begging to be used. Cassie Freeman of Hi Sugarplum covered…

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…

Amazing Shed Transformations

Artist’s Shed Sure, sheds can hold shovels and rakes, but why should garden tools have all the fun? Start with an existing shed, kit or pre-fab, and transform it into a teahouse, library or secret nook for afternoon naps. This artist’s retreat began as a simple garden shed. Custom touches like skylights and French doors…

10 After School Snacks

When your kids come home from school they’re often hungry. If they’re in elementary school, lunch is served early which means they are definitely hungry by the time they get home. Middle school kids are growing more so they’re hungry all the time. To combat the after school hungriness, have some tasty, yet healthy snacks…

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…

Texas Pinners Conference

What is the Pinners Conference & Expo? Pinners is two great events in one. It’s a conference featuring 100+ Pinterest-based classes taught by the best presenters in the nation. And it’s also a show with nearly 300 top businesses providing beautiful options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday,…