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How to Create a Great Dining Room Wall
Whether your dining room is formal or open to your great room, most have some type of focal wall. A common solution to decorating this wall is to paint it in an accent color, add a buffet table and hang some pictures. This is a tried-and-true method to...
Customize Your Home Command Center
The right tools in the drop zone make it easier to keep track of busy lives. Here are 13 features to consider
Make organizing your family's schedule easier with a home command center in the middle of the action. This is not the home office — it's in an open part of the house where all essential functions of running a home happen: organizing mail, bills, keeping...
9 Ways to Add Color to a Kitchen
Homeowners tend to shy away from high-impact colors when designing or renovating kitchens, since it's best to have a timeless design and not intimidate potential buyers when selling. The results are kitchens that have neutral colors and materials that...
8 Updates on Classic Rooflines
Homeowners usually have a good idea of what they'd like for their homes' interiors in terms of square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and style. But the shape of the roof can be hard to visualize. The roof is a complex element and...
Curb Appeal: 10 Updated Architectural Styles
A house with the right curb appeal will increase value for you and for the community. Before building or renovating your home, knowing which architectural style your house belongs to is important to give direction for any changes you may want to make....
Old Doors, New Charm
I've always found things were better built in the past since they had more attention to quality. In the case of doors, there are motifs and intricate mouldings that are expensive to make today but having them in a contemporary home brings a needed warmth...
Ideas for Awkward Living Room Areas
When most people design a furniture plan for the living room, they start by finding the focal point, then place seating around it. The leftover space may get some bookshelves or pictures on the walls. But this strategy doesn't work too well in larger...
Defining Spaces: 6 Ways to Work With an Open Foyer
Many post-war and colonial homes lack a distinct foyer; either the front door opens right into the living area, or you are immediately greeted with a set of stairs without any focus. If you are in this situation, you can fix this without a major renovation....
9 Portable Fireplaces
Imagine a picture-perfect home in winter with people gathering around the fireplace feeling warm and cozy. What if your home doesn't come with a fireplace? Here are some stylish and portable options to heat up any rooms. The best part is you can take...
Stained Glass for Every Style
I have always dreamed of living in an older home full of bits of surprise and history in every corner. Stained glass is one of those elements that gives a home character and a quality of craftsmanship. Almost any window or opening can be fitted...
9 Ways to Create a Not-So-Standard Bathroom
Make a small bath more interesting with color contrast, natural light, bright tile, transparency and more
Sometimes it's hard to get inspiration for a potentially uninteresting 5' x 8' bathroom space, and there are good reasons for it. Once you install the sink basin, toilet and bathtub there is not much room for accessories, and most homeowners and builders...
House Fun: Decorating with Miniatures
The word "mini" conveys a sense of cuteness and a lot of people (like me) have a fascination with scaled models. Not to mention a 3-D object is more interactive than just looking at pictures alone. Display your miniatures in multiples...
7 Tips for Placing a Bed in Front of a Window
I once rented a heritage apartment where the bedroom was so tiny that the only logical place to put the bed was in front of a window. It took some time to get used to the idea, but I started to enjoy waking up with the sun rising over my head. No need...
5 Stunning Modern Range Hoods
Today's kitchen range hoods can look like sleek sculptures. Here's what to look for when you go shopping for one
Contemporary hood fans are more than functional — they also can be a showpiece for the kitchen. Some tips and examples to consider on your next hood fan purchase: *Power. Look for units that will exhaust at least 300 cubic feet of ...