Interior Design | Home Staging

20 Inspiring Upcycled One Of A Kind Bathroom Vanities

Dining Room Redux This mirrored console table was beautiful as a dining room accent, but it’s absolutely stunning when recycled for the bath. The top was sealed with polyurethane — an important step when repurposing furniture to accommodate plumbing — and the square vessel sinks were sealed with caulk around their edges. Hardware was added…

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How To Design The Perfect Laundry Room

The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center, whether in a tidy corner of the basement or a nook next to the kitchen. For help updating yours, check out this expert advice on everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout and how…

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How To Create A Cohesive Color Flow Throughout Your Home

Color preferences vary as much as personalities, with some folks loving the bright and the bold, while others feeling most secure surrounded by neutrals. The good news is that when it comes to color, there really is no “correct” palette. That said, we’ve all been inside homes where an explosion of color created a choppy feel…

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37 Ways To Add Storage To Every Room

Clever ways to declutter your home! Create the perfect places to stash all of your stuff. Whether you own a tiny home lacking closet storage, or you are trying to organize the space you have—the first step is to get building. This article shows 37 projects that are sure to help you manage your messes or conceal items…

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11 Ways To Add Value To Your Bathroom

Bathrooms, like kitchens, are a huge selling point in your home. They’re also the most personal of spaces. Here are 11 ways you can add value to yours through quick updates that make a big difference. Swap Outdated Fixtures Swapping outdated fixtures can go a long way to giving your bathroom an updated look. Go for popular…

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10 Inspiring Ways Your Home Can Help With Your Resolutions

Eating healthier, getting in shape and finding a creative outlet are among the common resolutions you can tackle at home. Some New Year’s resolutions, such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or learning to fly a plane, definitely require you leaving your house. But for many common resolutions that focus on your body, spirit and mind, there’s…

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4 Tips on How To Clean Your Fireplace Surround

Stone, bricks, marble and wood are among the most popular surfaces for fireplace surrounds. Here’s how to clean them. There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter’s day than in front of a cozy fireplace. But even if you use your fireplace only once or twice a season, it still needs to be cleaned…

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3 Things You Maybe Didn’t Know An Island Could Have

Consider these savvy space-saving features to get your kitchen island working harder. 1. Freezer Drawers + Microwave Drawer Designer: Emily Karempelis of EK Interiors Location: AtlantaSize: About 365 square feet (33.9 square meters)Homeowners’ request. Replace a small, narrow island with a larger one with more workspace and better storage. Island. “Given that we were a bit limited with wall space for large appliances,…

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Life Changing Tips For A More Organized Home

We asked pro organizers for strategies that help them conquer chaos in their own lives. The result: 39 secrets that will streamline your day and restore your peace of mind (promise!) Learn what the experts do when it comes to keeping their homes in order.

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19 Enriching Feng Shui Secrets

Did you know your home’s design can affect your bank account and love life? Try these feng shui tips based on the ancient art of balancing energy. Put Furniture Legs on Rugs “Never put all your furniture against the walls,” says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. “Furniture should…

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12 Refreshing Ways To Update Your Bathroom on a Budget

Reviving a tired washroom needn’t require a total overhaul. Learn how to add style and character at an affordable price. 1. Coordinate Accents Give your bath a designer touch with matching accessories. Here, the medicine cabinet’s silvery frame is echoed by the decorative metal outlet covers. 2. Tile the Countertop An alternative to a stone slab,…

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13 Beneficial Trees For Your Home

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Fiddle leaf figs, with their big, sculptured leaves, make striking specimen plants. While they like bright light, they’ll show their dislike of drafts by dropping leaves. Water when the soil feels dry, and keep an eye open for pests like whiteflies and aphids. If they show up, treat your tree with…

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10 Uplifting Post-Holiday Winter Decorating Ideas

Winter lasts almost three months after the holidays are over. After the Christmas decorations are put away, try these warm and cozy ways to brighten your home. Force Bulbs Fresh blooms can instantly add a bright shot of color to any room and make it feel polished and refined. Amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs are readily…

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Nature Inspired 2018 Color of The Year

Behr is pleased to announce the new 2018 Trend palette along with our 2018 Color of the Year, In The Moment. This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green. This comfortable color evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives. In…

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How To Install A Stair Runner

If you have plain old stairs, a runner can make a statement and soften your footsteps. Runners made of woven cotton are affordable and easy to work with, and they range in style from beachy to baroque; here, we chose heathered stripes to complement a cottage-style interior. To simplify the job, This Old House senior technical editor…

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Readers Show Us Where They Create: At Home In Winter

See how readers are engaging in crafts and hobbies, whether it’s weaving, winter gardening or fairy-home building! Winter is the season to be a homebody, whether due to frigid weather, shorter days or simply the natural rhythm of the season. Recently we asked readers to show us their winter hobbies at home, and the spaces where…

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19 Beneficial Feng Shui Secrets

Did you know your home’s design can affect your bank account and love life? Try these feng shui tips based on the ancient art of balancing energy. Put Furniture Legs on Rugs “Never put all your furniture against the walls,” says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. “Furniture should…

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How To Install Glass Tile Backsplash

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a fast, no-fuss way to tile a kitchen backsplash. Steps: 1. Snap a chalk line onto the backsplash wall 5½ inches above the countertop. 2. Use a utility knife and steel-rule straightedge to cut five ⅜-inch-wide strips of tile adhesive. Notch the adhesive strips, if necessary,…

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Do’s & Don’ts of Kitchen Remodels

A kitchen is often described as the heart and soul of the home, and for good reason. This is an area that is often used for family gatherings, for entertaining friends and for everyday living. You may begin mornings talking to your family in the kitchen about plans for the day, and you may end…

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14 Inspiring Design Tips

1. Put that corner cabinet to use. Most corner kitchen cabinets are like purgatories for rarely used pots and appliances. If you could use that extra storage space, consider a pullout solution like the one shown here from Peka. Read more about this kitchen 2. Consider a tile floor welcome mat. This Victorian in Vancouver, British Columbia, is…

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19 Ideas To Dress Up Your Bath on a Budget

Go for Bright and Airy 10. Room divider Framed frosted Plexiglas panels linked by steel cables create a visual partition without blocking natural light. Make yours by lining acrylic—sold at home centers for about $20 per 2-by-4-foot piece. 11. Towel cubby  Better looking than a plumbing access door, a wood-lined niche with a removable back…

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