25 Budget Friendly #PatioIdeas

Paint Your Floors Designing a pattern on the floor is an inexpensive way to tie together the look of your outdoor space. Designer Rachel Greathouse used a diamond pattern with a whitewash to fit the home’s farmhouse chic design. Depending on the pattern and palette, you can end up with a rustic or modern look.…

Make Your #GardenFences Disappear With This Surprising Color

Give tired fences a face-lift with a hue that blurs boundaries and provides a dramatic backdrop for plants. White picket and natural wood fences may be more common, but garden fences painted black can be surprisingly effective in the landscape. Dark fences act as a stunning backdrop for bright green foliage, provide understated privacy where…

All About #KitchenIslands

Placed at the heart of the cook space, these multipurpose units can enhance a kitchen’s utility and appearance. Topping the list of must-haves in most kitchen renovations, an island is the perfect value-added improvement, one that transforms the way you use and enjoy the busiest room in your house. At a minimum, an island adds…

Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale

Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is…

This #Bungalow Goes From Flip To #HappilyEverAfter Home

Once intended for a quick sale, this 1930s house now bears witness to its remodelers love and marriage. A contractor bought this modest 1937 two-story house in northern Seattle for a turnaround sale. But when he met the interior designer, progress on the house slowed as the relationship sped up, and before the couple knew…

Read This Before Your Next #KitchenRemodel

Don’t visit a showroom or meet with a pro without our expert advice on creating the cook space you’ve always coveted. Get the Pros Involved   A kitchen remodel is a big deal—not something to be approached rashly. So before you even visit a showroom or meet with a pro, read our expert advice on…

3 Ways To Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger #KitchenIdeas

Using lighter colors, bringing in more sunshine and a few other tricks can help you visually enlarge your kitchen. If you’re remodeling a kitchen and looking to create more space without having to add on or move walls, your design choices may make a big impact. First, start by selecting lighter colors, such as grays…

How To Make #HomeUpgrades That Pay

How a couple of hands-on homeowners took a bungalow from dilapidated to delightful, using home-center finds. Beautiful Bungalow It takes a certain eye to see a smart little cottage where others see a stucco teardown. But Steve and Shauna Mullins had exactly that vision when they first saw this 875-square-foot bungalow in Hermosa Beach, California. “It…

12 Awesome #HardscapeIdeas

Making a statement in your yard is easy with a hardscape, or any solid landscaping surface or structure. Here are some examples of hardscapes to choose for your landscaping project. Driveways Driveways are difficult to design aesthetically, but their size makes them important for curb appeal. Make your driveway more appealing with interesting materials like…

4 Tips For #AtticFinishing

Figure you’ll need to beef up the floor, insulate—and more. Here’s a look at some building-code basics when it comes to turning attic space into living space. Access and egress Code generally requires a full-size staircase with a minimum 6-foot 8-inch clearance above it. For fire safety, there must be two ways out—a second staircase,…

12 Ways To Invite A #WellTraveledLook Into your Home

…without boarding a plane. Bring a collected-over-time look to your home with handmade pieces of various styles and textures. The best part? You don’t even even have to leave your sofa. Collected Decor Creates a Cool, Global Look This classic midcentury modern home is decorated floor to ceiling with handmade objects and artisanal details. From…