Here are some helpful answers about space–saving pocket doors and building tips and a video on installing pocket door frames.
The Solatube Daylighting system altered the comfort, feel and light of our home for the better.
Go Behind the scenes and on the Mad Men Set for both New York and California.
Keep cool this summer with this easy to install ceiling fan and light from Hunter.
A complete paint color palette of Downton Abbey interiors that you can create in your own home.
Candle scents inspired by America’s greatest national parks.
We’re always on the lookout for new products — and when they’re eco-friendly, we consider that a bonus. So when we stumbled across Green Planet Paints, we were intrigued by the claim on their website. Green Planet Paints are all-natural, plant-based interior paints that are so safe the company claims […]
If you live in an older home, it’s likely that you have wood trim in at least one (or all) rooms of your house. We’ve talked before about the pros and cons of painting wood. For purists, painting older wooden trim is nothing short of tragic. For others, however, painting […]
I have rather strong feelings about wood paneling. As in, I hate it. I don’t mean to offend you if you’re a wood paneling fan, but I think it darkens and dates a room. So what can you do if faced with a room full of wood paneling? The obvious […]
The great thing about paint is that it can be applied to almost any surface or object and is one of the easiest ways to launch a full-fledged makeover within your home. When you’re preparing to paint, you probably think of walls, trim, cabinets, shelves and other pieces of furniture. […]
When it comes to painting your home, the walls don’t have to hog all of the attention. Painting a room’s trim can easily make just as big of an impact, especially if you use a dark hue instead of the more prevalent pale shades. You’ll want to evaluate your current […]
We’ve talked on the site before about using natural hydraulic lime to refresh your home’s masonry. If you’re thinking about a paint project within your home’s interior, consider lime wash paint, which evokes a plaster-like feel and is an ideal way to create an aged aesthetic. Lime wash paint results […]
There have been some interesting developments going on in our neck of the quasi-gentrified neighborhood. Over the last couple of months, our elderly neighbor on one side has had several various family members stay for extended periods with him as he struggles with his health and on the other side, […]
Research shows that homeowners are spending more time in the kitchen, opting for open floor plans that blend living and kitchen space to create a hybrid room that’s ideal for both relaxation and meal preparation. If you’re spending more time in the kitchen, we hope it’s the room of your […]
We previously mentioned stencils as a great way to add an innovative appearance to your wood stairs. The DIY tools are also a fun, creative way to add embellishments to your walls and furniture. Thanks to an increasing awareness of street art, stencils are becoming a more popular tool for […]
Stairs kinda get a bad rap, don’t they? So much foot traffic, so little love. But depending on the location of your stairs (and if you have them), a staircase can be a focal point of your home–so why not treat it like one? If you have wood stairs (or […]
Although bright or deep hues can certainly make a statement in any room, there’s no denying the power of neutrals. Besides adding a timeless appeal, choosing a neutral wall color makes it easier for you to change the look of a room by swapping accessories and other accents, a tactic […]
Paint is an incredibly versatile medium, but you can also change the look (and functionality) of a wall without it. Common household items can do double-duty, so if you’re looking to update a room, consider these ideas. * Adhesive Velcro circles. These are best used on a wall that doesn’t […]
A new year — it’s a ripe time for trend forecasts as experts look to the coming months to predict what consumers want. And the paint industry is no exception. As posted by the Paint and Coatings Industry, the Paint Quality Institute has outlined three likely color directions for the […]
Brick, like wood trim and other architectural details, is one of those materials that draws strongly opposed crowds when it comes to painting … or preserving. If your brick isn’t in prime condition or you’re eager for a new look, consider covering it with a layer of whitewash. The advantage […]
You’ve painted a door, a wall, maybe a whole room with chalkboard paint — and down the road, you decide you no longer want that sort of surface. To paint over it, you will need some special equipment, but nothing too crazy. First, sand the surface to roughen it up. […]