Gathering over a few drinks at a bar or pub to share ideas and catch up on friends' lives has long been an important part of community life. In Britain pubs have historically been integral as working-class social hangouts.... more »
Could it be that we’re in a renaissance of working with our hands? I mean really working with our hands? You know, with heavy tools that leave calluses, on projects that at the end of the day, week or month give you something that can't be emailed... more »
Living rooms get a lot of attention, but a dining room that suits your style and fits your needs can make each day a bit richer. So why not give yours a little extra love? If you haven't been using your dining room, it could be that setting it up properly... more »
A love of restoring junk to its former glory led a professional Porsche driver to build this incredible garage. The 3,981-square-foot space is dedicated solely to his collections; everything in here was trashed at some point but now shines after careful... more »
In our technology-saturated world, we often turn to the TV, the computer or the video game console as soon as boredom strikes. Although all those screens have their conveniences, being your own source of entertainment can help spark creativity and up... more »
Sunrooms support leisurely living and increase square footage — often with lower construction costs than a fully finished room. If you're thinking about someday adding a sunroom or turning an existing space into a sunny retreat, here are some features... more »
After three years of living in their new house, this Georgia family needed an update: The toddlers had grown into playful kiddos, and they all wished for more room for family fun and entertaining.
They contacted builder John Willis Homes to... more »
Start your morning on the right note by crafting a space that lifts your spirits and fills you with vitality for the day ahead. Whether you want to be energized to get moving, or you crave a gentler awakening, the first step is to set up a special corner... more »
The very word "sauna" sounds toasty and tantalizing in the dead of winter. As snowflakes whirl and the mercury stays stubbornly low, the idea of having a wooden heat chamber right in your house might seem too tempting to resist.
Of course, warmth... more »
“We had never had a finished basement before and may never get to do this kind of thing again, so we wanted to go all-out," says Jeff Powell, the owner of this colonial-style home outside Washington, D.C. While the house is colonial, Powell and his... more »
The new year is prime time for home makeovers, and what better place to start than the bedroom? It is so often neglected, as we tend to spend our energy fixing up the more public spaces in our homes. But we spend so much time in our bedrooms, and the... more »
The dilemma: Your kids could really benefit from a quiet, productive space for doing homework, but you also want an inspiring craft space. Can't decide if you should devote your spare room to your kids or yourself? Consider a third option: combining the... more »