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8 Tips for Creating a Safe and Cozy Nursery
"design a room that will grow up with your baby and also will be comfortable for you... chosen a gender-neutral color scheme, and others that you’re passing up a crib that’s... you’re a first-time parent. But, as with pregnancy and child rearing in general, everyone... considered a family heirloom. Regardless of what you choose for the room, the important... make as a parent, you’ll want that choice to be as well-informed as possible. With..."
Strategies to Create Color Flow Throughout a Home — a Case Study
Unite your indoor and outdoor rooms with a consistent color palette, for cohesion and a polished look
"rooms with a consistent color palette, for cohesion and a polished look... isn't a bad thing. Done right, color coordinating leads to better flow and a polished... remember a home with a particular color scheme, because it's different from all the... help turn a disjointed, choppy space into a flowing thought-out masterpiece, as this... having a moment: eclectic, colorful spaces are all the rage. But though many are over..."
Create a Home Office on a Shoestring
If you have space for a desk and chair, you have space for a home office, no matter what your budget is
"space for a desk and chair, you have space for a home office, no matter what your budget... planning and a little imagination, you can put together a stylish, functional workplace... says a home office requires fancy built-in desks and walls of custom shelving? With... workplace on a dime. The 11 spaces shown here are easy to recreate and reinterpret with minimal... - what a cozy little nook with sunshine!! The first and the last are my very favorites..."
Create a Garden That Tells a Story
"marks for a garden with order and intrigue... emanates. A bubbling brook, birds chirping or wind rustling through a stand of ornamental... tells a story. The story can reflect the personality of its creator or tell about... is also a written story inextricably woven through the layout of garden paths, art... help you create interest and order through punctuation. Without order even the areas... sentences in a novel without punctuation marks. Let’s look at how to make better sense of..."
Pick-a-Paint Help: How to Create a Whole-House Color Palette
Don't be daunted. With these strategies, building a cohesive palette for your entire home is less difficult than it seems
"building a cohesive palette for your entire home is less difficult than it seems... colors for a whole house, and gather inspiration (and maybe a little courage) to tackle... navy on a support beam to a white with a blue tone in a bedroom. Two walls of the living... clients that a paint color on a wall will look a lot more intense than on a chip. Sometimes... neutral in a shade of grey, beige, or white , or pick a color that is either a few shades..."
Create a Master Plan for a Cohesive Home
Ensure that individual projects work together for a home that looks intentional and beautiful. Here's how
"together for a home that looks intentional and beautiful. Here's how... up with a master plan will help you address your house as a whole. Instead of focusing... Perhaps a living room with a 14 foot cathedral ceiling and a glass wall is not a good... can make a room work. This was a great example of redoing a house layout for optimal... would drop a huge amount. A granite countertop can't mask a sagging roof structure or..."
Shop Houzz: Create a Great Home Office in a Small Space
"workspace with a home office setup designed for close quarters... tucked in a corner or wedged in a tight spot, or may share a room with guests. Whatever... settle for a makeshift home office. Get inspired to work (or catch up on bills) with... small for a big dose of style.... build a custom height standing desk at home: all it takes is 3 metal L-brackets (12"x14")... (12"x14"), a sheet of 1/2" plywood, and some screws. Tools: drill, screwdriver, saw, sandpaper..."
How to Create a Secret Doorway Behind a Bookcase
"s) in a room or nook that no one will guess is there... I was a kid I stayed in a house with a secret door that led to a guest quarter, I`ve... want to create a "chimney" effect or a false wall - not good things to find in a fire... Could a secret door be used to connect a master bedroom to a bathroom? We have a... never had a problem. We have a closet under a staircase. You enter from a hallway door... room as a den, it wants a couch in front of the closet door. So - make it a bookcase..."
Create a Chic First Apartment on a Dorm Room Budget
Show your first solo place off with pride by incorporating these tips for budget-friendly artwork, furniture and accessories
"dollars and create a cute and cozy pad you can be proud of.... apartment on a next-to-nothing budget can seem pretty intimidating. Luckily, we are here... cover a pillow or be placed on a table for a vintage look. Any Glass Jar can be... double-duty as a couch for when we hang out there or a bed when we have guests. I use a... metalic) in a corner piled up which gives the apartment a hipster look. Placed a small..."
20 Ways to Create a Chartreuse Splash in the Landscape
"accessories to create a cool outdoor vibe... could make a rustic room pop or fit right in with a setting that's fully vibrant already... house a bright apple green and love the idea of putting in some landscaping to tie... gardens. A gardener can't dismiss the SWEET POTATO VINE when it comes to chartreuse... There is a dark leaf also but the bright green is fabulous. I have seen two shapes... rapidly is a jar of water. My personal favorite color pairings are hot pink or purple..."
Get a Grip: Create Handle Openings With Just 2 Tools
Show off your DIY skill by cutting a custom handle opening in a tray or furniture piece, using a drill and a jigsaw
"cutting a custom handle opening in a tray or furniture piece, using a drill and a jigsaw... adding a nice functional feature, but you're also highlighting a bit of skill and... ruining a sleek profile. Plus, it's often difficult to center them exactly. By creating... tool- a plunge router. Of course - but that's a bit more challenging for beginners... crucial to create a handle opening. Start by marking center points for two starter holes..."
How to Create a Delightful Nursery for Less
Make baby's room a charming nest on a budget by hitting up vintage and craft stores for handmade and one-of-a-kind touches
"baby's room a charming nest on a budget by hitting up vintage and craft stores for handmade... You can create a beautiful, creative, stylish nursery on a tight budget — and by relying... ating a nursery that will be a safe, nurturing spot for welcoming your new little... item was a tv bench that we re-purposed as a changing table.I placed a changing pad... armoires to a wall stud or connect with a piece if chain and lag bolt. Even bolt taller..."
Guest Picks: Creating a Cozy Breakfast Nook
A modern table, banquette seating and a few colorful accessories make a spot you'll hate to leave on Sunday mornings
"A modern table, banquette seating and a few colorful accessories make a spot you'll... wanted is a cozy, casual space to have breakfast. There's something about having a nook... Here are a few of my favorite pieces for creating the perfect space. — Lauren from With... backing for a sleek, durable, easy to clean, frameless design. For a matte finish or a... I made a pendant lighting fixture with a colander for my breakfast nook..."
Houzz Tour: Elbow Grease and Steel Create a Modern Texas Farmhouse
Talk about DIY. This couple acted as architect, interior designer and general contractor to build a one-of-a-kind home on a budget
"build a one-of-a-kind home on a budget... is cut a hole in the Sheetrock and install a door without interrupting the rest of... Holly, a wildlife preservationist, took on most of the interior design duties. “We... didn’t pay a contractor or architect or designer,” Shane says. “If you want to do that... and take a year out of your life, you can do it for the same price. Sure, you’ll save... two and a half times as long.” Money-saving aside, there were other benefits. Shane..."
Houzz Tour: Creating Flow for a Family Apartment
"A few years back, this Manhattan apartment underwent a renovation that erased most... drywall, a long narrow hallway created claustrophobia-inducing spaces, storage space... into a functional and beautiful home that let in the light, provided separate yet... to see a home I knew in it! Small world Soprano! Once I realized a question on the... me feel a bit inadequate but I am telling myself that their playroom is probably a..."