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Novel Ways With Bedroom Books
Reading and relaxing go hand in hand. See how designers are incorporating mini and all-out libraries in the bedroom
Eye-Catching Colors for Your Kitchen Floor
"on your ceiling. Now let's focus downward, on the floor, as a canvas for injecting... down 3 flat coats and a semi-gloss coat. I used Behr. A year later, it looks as... do use flat rugs for high-traffic areas. For the floor I stained, I oiled it with... walls and ceiling, I like the greenish blue stain Does anyone know if I could do this... I did flat first time 4 years ago, and gloss this second time (had to be repainted..."
How to Bring Out Your Home’s Character With Trim
New project for a new year: Add moldings and baseboards to enhance architectural style and create visual interest
"doors, ceilings and windows meet the walls are usually accompanied by trim. The way... it to a flat ceiling because I don't really like it. Can crown molding be installed... have low ceilings, so the molding was often minimal where walls met ceilings, but could... uneven ceilings and cathedral ceilings really aren't for the untrained no matter what... wall, ceiling or both with a sub-piece of stock held back or up from the lead edge..."
So You Bought a Cave: 7 Ways to Open Your Home to Light
"beams, low ceilings and our valley setting surrounded by woods-covered hills all contributed... not the ceiling. Mirrors behind sconces and lamps amplify their illumination. Finally... a very flat, matte wall color with no movement. I've noticed that even builders beige... vaulted ceilings can feel dark if not lit properly. You can ask your designer to handle... walls or ceilings) will most definitely reduce the feeling of brightness in a room...."
Watch an Innovative Bookcase Convert Before Your Eyes
Judge the problem-solving ability of these rotating shelves for yourself, but we think it’s an open-and-shut case
"floor-to-ceiling bookcase. The unit stores everything the homeowner needs, while six... floor to ceiling rotating door/shelf or sliding floor to ceiling shelves that could... floor to ceiling. That way they could function as the door also (aside from the Addams... floor to ceiling? I agree with "Compact" - a rotating TV would be wonderful - reusing... floor to ceiling effect appears to loom over the occupants, and dominates the small..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Bright White
There's a reason clean, crisp white is the eternal standard for walls. See how it can take your rooms from pallid to pleasing
"is on a ceiling. It just looks like someone forgot to paint."... walls and ceiling? Or do you use a different ceiling paint instead? "because everything... eggshell or flat. Is flat too hard to clean? Is eggshell too reflective? I would not recommend... address the ceiling questions? If using BM Super White, should I paint the ceiling the... it, the ceiling will be in blonde wood. Nice article! BM does make Super White, had..."
Washed Out to Knockout — See a Smart Living Room Makeover
Soaring stonework and nifty custom storage take a spacious living room in Washington from bland to beautiful
"to the ceiling and a smart new storage system packed in. Here's how she did it.... mounting a flat screen without taking up the space above the fireplace. Sometimes a nice... black flat screen from infront of the fireplace. Its all blocked off above not used... the ... flat screen - team this with dark brown leather lounge -- very manly room... system and ceiling-reaching stonework now surround the fireplace. Mounting the TV above..."
My Houzz: Parisian Flair in Chicago
"Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the entire unit, and every room has a view of either Lake... Most new flat screen TVs don't fit in armoires. i've seen other flat screen tv's on... it's a flat screen. this beautiful room (to me) was ruined by the flatscreen being... Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the room, and sun pours in all day long. The couple enjoys..."
Guest Picks: The Paris Apartment of Your Dreams
Who doesn't long at least once to live in the City of Lights? Get the feel no matter where you live with this Parisian-style decor
"soaring ceilings and creamy paint on heavily detailed paneled walls with lots of scrolls... refurnish the flat with French stuff over time. Unfortunately, around that time my father... bought the flat. However, in the meanwhile, my hubby and I with his brother and wife... if the flat doesn't feel very French in design. Can someone please explain why Americans..."
HVAC Exposed! 20 Ideas for Daring Ductwork
Raise the roof with revealed ducts that let it all hang out — and open a world of new design possibilities
"vaulted ceilings or increasing headroom in their home will need to consider what’s... EXAMPLES OF COFFERED CEILINGS WITH EXPOSED DUCTWORK?!?!??? would love to see/ hear thoughts... to the ceiling the ductwork will hang. And it means ceiling fans to supplement the... very low ceiling setting (less than 8 feet). The masculine feel of this gym was actually... cathedral ceilings and boxed the hvac in reclaimed wood so it looked like a large structural..."
8 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Trim Black
Hide imperfections, energize a space, highlight a view and more with a little bit of darkness that goes a long way
"painting your ceilings black and interior doors black. But if the large swaths of darkness... baseboards and ceiling trim? Where to stop and start? Just make sure the black painted surfaces... floors & ceilings. Lisa you nailed it on the Wind Point, WI job with the near black... very high ceilings, exposed brick and large black windows. In a suburban home, I prefer... looks! Flat black for walls. It is easy to see imperfections with any finish other..."
Tell Us: How Would You Light This Room?
"sloping ceiling throughout much of the space ... Can you recommend any lighting which... along the flat part of the ceiling and then add a chandelier from the slope between the... and the flat ceiling (as long as there is enough height). I would also add wall sconces... angled ceilings flanking the skylight. And then a few table lamps for sure. have the... from the ceiling or wall. Pendant and spot lamps can be added, are interchangable and..."
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
Leaf blowers, trucks or noisy neighbors driving you berserk? These sound-reduction strategies can help you hush things up
"walls and ceilings. To decrease sound you must obstruct or dampen the sound wave. The... a new flat or house - but with bit of experience in the current flat and then further... all my ceilings what should I put in for insulation or sound proofing. It was built... drywall the ceiling with hat channel and sound clips between the double drywall and the... the ceiling joists. Use GreenGlue between the 2 layers of drywall. Use acoustical caulk..."
Frame Your Views With Great Moldings and Casings
"walls meet ceilings, doors and/or windows go a long way to define a room's feel. Even... also love flat paint on my walls. I had a 60's ranch were I wanted my door and window... the same flat paint and then I coated the moldings with glossy acrylic urethane. It... or 9' ceilings? My boys will give me a hard time if I suggest painting, but I do... to the ceiling. Painting the ceiling and the crown molding the same color gives also..."
Why Marble Might Be Wrong for Your Bathroom
You love its beauty and instant high-quality appeal, but bathroom marble has its drawbacks. Here's what to know before you buy