Mudroom Design Inspiration

Mudroom Design Inspiration

DESIGN THE PERFECT MUDROOM

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Do you love mudrooms? I do. It's amazing how much you can store in a space 6 feet wide by 16 inches deep!I'm going to show you how to design the perfect mudroom. The basics don't change but the variations are endless, which makes it so much fun to design them.

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How to choose the best bathtub for your master suite

How to choose the best bathtub for your master suite

What is important to you in a tub? Maybe it's a long soak in water that never gets cold. Maybe you would prefer some therapeutic jets and chromatherapy.  Or perhaps you just need a tub and shower combo that's easy to clean for washing your dog. 

Although there is a trend to forego tubs in master baths in favor of a spacious tricked-out shower, every home still needs at least one tub. Even if you never soak in a tub yourself, most families with young children value them and not having one can affect resale value. The most economical choice for this is a skirted alcove tub. 

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Make your home look more expensive with 8 surprising updates

Make your home look more expensive with 8 surprising updates

Do you wish your home was always clean, bright, and elegant? Do you want to get the most money possible when you sell it? Sure you do. That's why I have compiled this list of brilliant hacks that will turn your house into a gorgeous home. 

Learn 8 tips to make your home look more expensive - without extensive renovations. 

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How to design the perfect kitchen (6 food bloggers tell all)

How to design the perfect kitchen (6 food bloggers tell all)

Do you love to cook? Me too. I wondered what professional chefs would find important in a home kitchen, so I asked 6 of them. I thought they might want things like 8 burner wolf stoves and industrial freezers, but it turns out they want the same things we all do - lots of light, lots of space, and the right equipment.

Read on to find out just what's on their wish lists and how to get it in your kitchen.

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A free room planner to make any room work

A free room planner to make any room work

Do you want to redesign a room in your house but feel lost, knowing something is off but not knowing what it is? Are you constantly rearranging your furniture because it just doesn't seem to work quite right? 

For makeover designs that WOW, you need a plan that WORKS. Luckily, we have just the thing! Our FREE room planner.

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Successful Project Planning

Successful Project Planning

Planning is the key to success of any project, be it applying for jobs or just cooking dinner. There are any number of great bound planners out there. Sometimes, though, you just need a quick and easy solution that WORKS.

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Cleaning schedule with home maintenance checklist

Cleaning schedule with home maintenance checklist

Integrate home maintenance into your regular cleaning schedule. After all, many annual home maintenance tasks are simply taking the time to inspect and clean areas of your home you don't spend much time looking at - like the inside of your chimney, or your roof. 

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10 Gift Ideas for the Small Kitchen

10 Gift Ideas for the Small Kitchen

We can't all have a large kitchen but with a few simple tweaks we can all have a beautiful kitchen that we enjoy spending time in. If you have a small kitchen you have two choices: 1) renovate to make it larger by "stealing space" from an adjacent room or opening the walls; or 2) make it as beautiful and efficient as possible. 

This Gift Guide focuses on the latter. It will give you solid ideas to improve the kitchen you have. 

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Design lessons from Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Design lessons from Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are selling their Beverly Hills mansion. Of course they are, they're divorcing. It's just like any other divorce except that their house (which was once owned by J. Lo) is listed for a cool 35 mil. 

The spectacular home was designed by Kelly Wearstler, an absolute superstar designer.

This home is not for everyone. It is big and bold and frankly I think would be hard for most people to live in comfortably. But it had a lot of really great lessons that we can all use to create our own supremely comfortable homes. 

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN IN A WEEKEND

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN IN A WEEKEND

Here are 4 things you can do in a weekend to make your kitchen look better, function better, and impress your guests. In fact, if you are motivated you can get all four items done in just one weekend! Let's begin.

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How to plan for a successful renovation

How to plan for a successful renovation

Are you considering a home remodel or renovation project? What is your biggest fear? If you said going over budget you're not alone - this is a huge fear for many, and for good reason. It happens. A lot. What is really surprising isn't that it happens, but that so much of it is totally preventable.

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The best way to track progress on your home renovation

The best way to track progress on your home renovation

Planning for and designing a remodel can be the loads of fun. Endless hours spent looking at inspiration boards and shopping for the perfect drawer pull (how long is too long? How long will brass stay fashionable?) is exciting - but once a renovation begins it has to be paid for. This part can get tricky

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How to create a Mood Board you can shop from in 8 simple steps

How to create a Mood Board you can shop from in 8 simple steps

Have you had trouble making and using mood boards? Do they seem to be really pretty but not useful? Mood Boards do just what they say - create a mood - but they don't usually help you shop. This one does! 

This tutorial will show step by step you how to create a mood board that you can shop from. It's simple and gets great results.

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3 Steps to using a focal point for great design

3 Steps to using a focal point for great design

Good design is mostly about telling people what to do. How do I open that door? Ah, I use the knob. Good design! How do adjust the volume on my new phone? I can't find it. I'm frustrated. I want my old phone back. Bad design. 

Don't confuse people. Show them exactly what they need to do. How? Why, by creating focal points, of course.

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Do this to get the best results for your remodel

Do this to get the best results for your remodel

Earlier in my career, I lived and worked in Asia for 4 years. Needless to say, I experienced a lot of misunderstandings. One of my first projects in China was to do a landscape design for a development of villas. When I was given the plans I saw a development of about 50 modest single family homes. No villas.

What does this have to do with punch lists, you ask? Read on to find out!

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One simple budget remodel idea with spectacular results

New cabinets can take a big bite out of your remodel budget. They can be the backbone to a fabulous and functional new space, but they aren't always necessary. Knowing when to splurge and when to save is key to a successful project. Learn more here.

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