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Pop Culture Watch: 12 Home Trends from the '80s Are Back
Hold on to your hat (over your humongous hair); interior design elements of the 1980s have shot forward to today, in updated fashion
"your hat (over your humongous hair); interior design elements of the 1980s have shot... ev up the DeLorean and set the flux capacitor to 1983 — the decade's trends are back... Manolos in The Carrie Diaries (8 p.m. Mondays on the CW Television Network) and Russian... out of The Charm School assimilating as D.C. suburbanites during the height of the... War in The Americans (10 p.m. Wednesdays on FX). Lately whenever Hollywood runs..."
7 Home Purchases Worth the Splurge
Make buyer's remorse over furniture, textiles and more a thing of the past with this wise purchasing advice
"remorse over furniture, textiles and more a thing of the past with this wise purchasing... items for the house. I've always appreciated the saying "Buy once, buy right." In other... shopping for the home, there are very few things that I absolutely hate. Buyer's remorse... learned that the quality of certain items shouldn't be compromised due to lack of research... research or the inability to delay gratification. Delving into a products' specifications..."
The Absolute Right Way to Hang Toilet Paper. Maybe
Find out whether over or under is ahead in our poll and see some unusual roll hangers, shelves and nooks
"whether over or under is ahead in our poll and see some unusual roll hangers, shelves... hangs over the front of the roll, rather than under (or behind) it. And according... I’m in the majority. As of this writing, the poll has topped well over 13,000 votes... ) that the roll hangs over. But almost 2,000 people still say they want the sheets... under the roll. Maybe they have a point? Let’s take a look at the most common viewpoints..."
Fall Decorating Ideas From a Designer to the Stars
You might think all-out glitz and over-the-top glamour make up Adam Hunter's fall decorations. You'd be wrong
"glitz and over-the-top glamour make up Adam Hunter's fall decorations. You'd be wrong... focuses on the natural beauty of the season (which just happens to be the most affordable... decorate for: The weather's not nice enough to keep the paper lanterns out, but it's too... put up the Christmas lights. Instead of reaching into the grab bag at your nearest... designer to the stars Adam Hunter. Despite his glamorous clients, Hunter's favorite fall..."
10 Elements of the Just-Right House
The World Series, Moneyball and the smart house: The case for smaller homes rich in character and function over the big and bland
"The World Series, Moneyball and the smart house: The case for smaller homes rich... function over the big and bland... The St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers, the two teams in the 2011 World Series... fact, the two teams with the highest salaries, the Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies... finding the right solution. The same can be said for our homes. The last few decades... up in the suburbs. In the process, the little things stopped mattering. But in..."
7 Ways to Make the Front Entry Matter Again
"play down the garage and celebrate the front door... bays, the garage door is slowly dominating the front of a house, and it is getting... The front entry of a home used to be the first impression people see when they come... where the front door is. Talk about a buyer's turn-off! Rather than just painting... painting the front door a different color, consider these 7 ways you can better define... parked in the driveway. I have been to open houses where it took me a while to figure..."
Clever Ways to Rethink the Linen Closet
The Hardworking Home: Get rid of those toppling piles with these ideas for organizing bedding, towels and more
"The Hardworking Home: Get rid of those toppling piles with these ideas for organizing... (towels in the bath, sheets in the bedroom) to installing smart closet organizers, these... space: The linen closet. The challenge: Keeping an entire household’s sheets, blankets... any new storage system. Count the total number of towels, sheets and duvets to get... picture of the storage space you’ll need.... order to the chaos by rethinking this hardworking space. From dividing and conquering..."
Bath Remodeling: So, Where to Put the Toilet?
There's a lot to consider: paneling, baseboards, shower door. Before you install the toilet, get situated with these tips
"shower door. Before you install the toilet, get situated with these tips... mounted on the floor or wall and where the water supply should be positioned. If that's... shower doors and baseboards will all factor into the equation for your toilet location... finding the right professional can help you get through the technical stuff, and having... From the beginning of your bathroom renovation, your plumbers and framers need to..."
Houzz Tour: Ocean Views Exhilarate on the Sunshine Coast
Expansive gable windows and French doors offer an uninterrupted vista of the Pacific in this bright British Columbia A-frame
"French doors offer an uninterrupted vista of the Pacific in this bright British Columbia... home on the inside but didn't feel the need to showcase that from the street." They... with the site and felt that it should be a low-profile structure from the road," says... most of the structural components. Simoes' design was restricted by the narrow lot... including the ocean side. "The site really dictated what we could do in regard to the..."
Decorating With Antiques: Armoires, the Versatile Beauties
Give any room more character and function with an armoire — this queen of antiques is also a storage workhorse
"furniture: the beloved and marvelous armoire. Not only do armoires provide capacious... capacious storage and fantastic versatility, but their design impact is just what’s needed... without the help of 3 strong men.". Surprise, the simple act of opening the doors seemed... call it, the cheap auction. yes mine was in the TV room back in the eighties, the dinning... used them over the years for tv and movie storage, bookshelves, clothes, and linen closets..."
Buffet, Sideboard, Server, Credenza: What's the Difference?
"Learn the definitions and details to make shopping for dining room storage less confusing... long, low storage piece usually found in the dining room? If you said "sideboard,"... correct. The fact is, shops and furniture makers use all sorts of names for this type... we call the piece with glass doors on top the china cabinet and the low long piece... cupboard with doors and shelves! So timely. I was just wondering the other day what the..."
Make the Most of Your Window Wall
The Hardworking Home: Put that area under your window to work as a mini library, a crash pad, a workspace, storage and more
"The Hardworking Home: Put that area under your window to work as a mini library,... you fit the area with a knee-high library, a sleek storage bench, bedroom dresser drawers... The short space under a window can be tricky to furnish and decorate, especially... dressers in the bedroom and storage/ shelves in the living room -- under all the windows... having storage and the large counter. In the room is wide enough it does not change..."
The 15 Most Popular Closet Luxuries on Houzz
Turn distressing disarray into streamlined perfection with closet organizers and amenities like these
"15 of the best closet solutions from the most popular photos on Houzz. See if there's... es on the floor, piles of stacked shoes, overburdened clothing rods — sound familiar... closet (the closet in the original room had been the small, standard sliding door type)... remembering the shoes, you can take a photo of the pair ( showing the heel and the toe)... eliminate the L shape, I moved the bedroom door to the side a little more than a foot..."
Kitchen Banquettes: Explaining the Buffet of Options
We dish up info on all your choices — shapes, materials, storage types — so you can choose the banquette that suits your kitchen best
"materials, storage types — so you can choose the banquette that suits your kitchen best... color to the room through upholstery and creates a cozy spot for meals. But it’s important... consider the functional aspects. There’s a lot to consider, but keep in mind that... base (the same height as your cabinets), and finished with a matching cabinet toe... seat. The price to build a banquette varies greatly depending upon size, construction..."
The Great Kitchen Cabinet Cleanup
Purge your way to a clean kitchen, then put pieces back for maximum efficiency and orderliness, with this step-by-step guide
"makes the dividers used in the over-the-oven cabinet in the last photo? The one... misplaced over the counter, left the stove? When in the other photo of this kitchen... I did "the purge" for the laundry room cabinets ... by the time all the empty containers... oh yeah the central light is--OVER the fridge instead of being in the center of the... (other than the doors) use them, just replace the doors. This saves time, money AND is..."