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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Whatever you think of Kylie Jenner and her famous family, it's hard to deny that she has some pretty great taste in houses. Her last one was a little goth for me, but her latest Hidden Hills home is a great example of classic with a modern twist.
Sometimes you just want to put more on your bedside table than a scented candle and a photo of your nearest and dearest. Eliminating your bedside lamp by adding a built-in light is a great way to free up some space and turn your bedroom one step closer to a resort-like haven.