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20 Great Storage Spots for Summer Gear
From bulky surfboards to small sand toys, your summer stuff will all find a neat and accessible home with these ideas
With summer fun comes a lot of stuff — surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, bikes, beach balls and umbrellas, folding chairs, fishing poles, towels and more. It’s great to have the things you need close at hand; you just don’t want to...
12 Naturally Beautiful Hot Tubs
Prefer a no-plastic look for your patio or yard? Wood, stone and concrete make these hot tubs fit right in with nature
If you love the idea of a relaxing soak in your own backyard hot tub,...
Simple Pleasures: 10 Ideas for a Buy-Less Month
The goal: to not buy a single thing you don’t truly need for a month. The purpose: to invest in experiences that make life richer … and save money. The reality check: You set guidelines and a timeline that make sense for you. Sound intriguing?...
10 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Room More
Step up the comfiness and convenience of your porch, patio or yard to make time spent outdoors even better
Hanging out in a backyard haven is a wonderful way to savor warm weather. But what about those...
10 Cool Ideas for Backyard Retreats and Playhouses
Get away from it all without packing a bag, by setting up an outbuilding tailored to your imagination
Summer is around the corner, and the outdoor world is beckoning. What better way to enhance outdoor living than with a cool new structure in the backyard? Whether you dream of lounging in a hammock in...
10 Tips for Subletting Your Place
Getting out of Dodge this summer? Some thoughts to take in before you hand over the keys and take off
Want or need to rent out your place for the summer? Whether you are a student looking to hold on to your apartment until the fall when you return to school, or you want to do some extensive traveling, subletting your place may be something you have considered....
11 Ways to Breeze Into Summer With White
Its freshening, lightening effects are welcome year-round, but white really comes into its own in summer. From white curtains billowing in the breeze to white planked walls, white floors and collections all in white, this decorator...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Dining Room
Has your dining room become a catchall for the odds and ends of daily life? Or is it a virtually untouched, dusty museum that you use only on holidays and special occasions? Getting the dining room fresh, clean and well organized is a good first step...
Get the Lead Out: Lead Safety at Home
Keep your family safe by properly testing for and dealing with lead in old painted surfaces, water and soil
That gorgeous turn-of-the-century home you hope to lovingly restore or that special family heirloom that’s earned pride of place in your living room may be utterly charming … and covered in...
Simple Pleasures: The Art of Being Neighborly
Being part of a welcoming community makes daily life so much more pleasant. Whether you are already friends with your neighbors or want to get to know them better, these ideas for simple parties and heartfelt gestures will help strengthen...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Laundry Room
Whistle while you work, knowing that your laundry area is as neat and clean as your freshly stacked clothes
Laundry is a chore you likely have to tackle often — and when the laundry room is cluttered and grungy, that task can quickly become something to dread. Whether your washer and dryer are...
It’s Meant to Be: 10 Ways With Blue and White
Bring the energy and cheer of this classic duo to rooms with a splash of accessories or an all-out color wave
Blue and white are meant to be together — just think of blue skies with white, puffy clouds, or white-capped ocean waves. Whether your style leans toward classic American country,...
Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale
When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be tricky to know which changes would make...
10 Ways to Dress Up the Stoop
Grand porches get more press, but you can pack just as much style into a small space. Whether you have a city stoop, an apartment building landing, exposed exterior stairs or a small porch, these 10 ideas will help you make the...
10 Unexpected Color Schemes for Home Exteriors
Repainting your home’s exterior is one of the best ways to really boost curb appeal — and while professional painting isn’t the cheapest...