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How to Salvage a Space with Slanted Ceilings
"Those Low Walls Work in Your Favor... a workable room out of that unwieldy area. Here are the tricks to tame the angles... getting a crick in your neck. All is not lost. With a little finesse, you can fit a... leaving the smallest square of livable space where you can actually stand without getting... just have to figure out a way to work with them. Using low storage on the walls is a... against the walls, so that did help out. The bathroom was quite awkward on one side..."
Decluttering — How to Get the Help You Need
"this led to that and that and that. At the end of the day, I was exhausted, but I... wanted to even consider organizing a room without Jane leading the charge. She was... together for a variety of reasons. Here are the qualities I recommend looking for in a gifted... and runs a bed-and-breakfast in her home, a hundred-year-old Georgian mansion. Her kitchen... shape. The counters were clear, there wasn't a ton of clutter, and I actually had..."
5 Risks in Buying a Short-Sale Home — and How to Handle Them
Don’t let the lure of a great deal blind you to the hidden costs and issues in snagging a short-sale property
"t let the lure of a great deal blind you to the hidden costs and issues in snagging... deal with the lien holders that allows for the sale of the home, with the proceeds settling... settling all the debts. The result: The debtor can walk away without a credit-killing... more than the potential savings. A short sale occurs when a homeowner has fallen so... behind on payments that there are liens on the property — most commonly from lenders..."
How to Work With a Kitchen Designer
If you're ready to make your dream kitchen a reality, hiring a pro can ease the process. Here are the keys to a successful partnership
"ready to make your dream kitchen a reality, hiring a pro can ease the process. Here... Here are the keys to a successful partnership... worth the investment. The rule of thumb: If a kitchen project costs more than a few... needs a minor face lift or a complete gut job, soliciting help from a certified kitchen... be time to call in a pro. Not only do kitchen designers have access to planning tools... save you a lot of time, money and frustration. Use our tips to help the process flow..."
My Houzz: Color Hits the Spot in a White-on-White Scheme
"strikes a dramatic pose against snowy walls and floors in a Montreal loft... afraid to put in the effort to make it theirs. So although the couple — she’s a design... looking to buy a home in Montreal, they wanted something with character, and they weren’t... already in the process of buying a heritage loft, they changed their plans when this former... With a little planning and some design savvy, Nguyen and Klein transformed the space..."
How to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
New project for a new year: Swap your conventional heater for an energy-saving model — and don’t be fooled by misinformation
"project for a new year: Swap your conventional heater for an energy-saving model — and... As the American market is starting to come around to the idea of efficient tankless... understanding how to switch from a conventional tank system. Properly installing a tankless... things to consider when deciding if it’s time for you to switch to a tankless system... heaters (a standard in Europe and Asia), there seem to be some growing pains in und..."
How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation
"can mar the look of your bathroom. Here's how to counter the differences... often the thickness of each tile is not the same. "Lippage" describes the difference... tile with a 50 percent offset, or in a brick pattern, can draw more attention to different... widening the grout joint helps, especially when the tile comes with a few irregularities... look in a shower or bath. While lippage can happen on any project, there are some things..."
How to Fit a Breakfast Bar Into a Narrow Kitchen
Yes, you can have a casual dining space in a width-challenged kitchen, even if there’s no room for an island
"can have a casual dining space in a width-challenged kitchen, even if there’s no room... across the back of the house that are often wide enough to include an island, but... want, at the very least, a small, casual dining spot in their kitchen, even if it’s... enough for a bar stool or two. But not everyone has a kitchen layout that can accommodate... gave me a great idea to allow the end to slide out to the length needed at the moment..."
How to Match Colors From Photos to Real Life
Differences in lighting and device screens can drastically change how a color looks. Here's how to correct for it
"change how a color looks. Here's how to correct for it... looking the same on the wall. Why? "Have you ever bought a piece of clothing online,... Verbridge to get the scoop on how you can find and get the perfect color for your walls... search of the perfect hue. But sometimes the color in the image doesn't end up looking... know what a difference color makes in a home. They can spend hours poring over print... shade of a particular color, only to find that it's completely different when it arrives..."
Meet Your Desk: How to Create a Workspace That Works
"should live on your desk and what can live elsewhere?... teaching a workshop called "Meet Your Desk." It was a play on the fact that a lot of... realize how to create a workspace that flows. I started my professional organizing... obvious to me when I'm looking at a workspace why an individual may not be performing... noticing the piles of paper that accumulate. The end result: Most of us wouldn't be... be able to tell you the last time we saw our desk surface clean and clear of clutter..."
How to Bring Yankee Style to a Home Anywhere
Born in New England but with a spare, understated beauty that resonates much farther afield, Yankee style is all about substance
"but with a spare, understated beauty that resonates much farther afield, Yankee style... might be the least show-offy of the bunch. Like a good blue blood, it doesn't like to... simply a regional thing (although it does originate in New England); it's more a state... maybe even a little flinty. Shaker furniture is the ultimate Yankee aesthetic: spare,... PLEASE have the covered porch in the second-to-last picture? To me, that says "Come in..."
How to Become Friends With the Kitchen Again
"herbs in the window sill and more... uninspired to pull out your pots and pans, it may be time to get the kitchen back to a... a space you enjoy. Ahead are a few suggestions to help you get back in the swing... away. The days are getting shorter, the flowers are nodding off and the kids are... kept for the morning and fast food is, and always will be, a money suck and a calorie... common with the season winding down. But getting back in the kitchen may feel like quite..."
How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
New project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY project or with help from a pro
"project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY... affordable to rebuild the cabinets in a kitchen or bathroom. Refacing them might be the... projects, the answer depends on lots of details.... niche on the wall adjacent to the pantry, and (C) a light bridge over the kitchen... doors on the overhad cabinets to open up the room. It took a bit of tidying, but... I LOVE how you opened up the passage from the kitchen to the living area--what a..."
Ready to Install a Chandelier? Here's How to Get It Done
"o for a dramatic look or define a space in an open plan with a light fixture that’s... making a statement in your entryway or serving as an elegant addition to your reading... nook, a chandelier will add drama instantly. Here’s what you need to know about... comes to light fixtures, few elicit as many “ohh"s and “ah"s as an elegant chandelier... to hang on the chandelier. You may not want the electrician to do the assembly. All..."
Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: How Marc Vetri Cooks at Home
Learn an Iron Chef's kitchen preferences on everything from flooring to ceiling lights — and the one element he didn't even think about
"preferences on everything from flooring to ceiling lights — and the one element he didn't... restaurants. A special thanks to chef Michael Symon for introducing me to Vetri so I could... remodeled the kitchen in his Philadelphia row house with the help of designer Michael... that the sink in the island is on the side opposite the cooking area. A good place for... setting a stove into the island instead of a wall of cabinets and counters. It's an..."