Decor

Chalkboard Paint And Inventive Touches Transform A Mini Bathroom

Chalkboard Paint And Inventive Touches Transform A Mini Bathroom

One of the greatest things about DIY projects in your homes is that rooms are a blank canvas. Sure, there are some practical considerations to keep in mind, such as budget, skill, time, etc., but when faced with redoing a room, you can let your imagination run wild–and the results, […]

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Bathrooms, Decks Top The List Of NARI’s 2011 Remodeling Trends

Although the troubled economy has curtailed many homeowners’ major renovation projects, that doesn’t mean remodeling work has come to a complete halt. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry released the results of a poll sent to top builders and developers that identified next year’s remodeling trends. The common theme? […]

Road Test, Part 2: The Home Depot’s Martha Stewart Living Carpet

Road Test, Part 2: The Home Depot’s Martha Stewart Living Carpet

Earlier this week, we tested the stain-fighting powers of The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus carpet. Next up? Martha Stewart Living carpet, available in 36 designs and four constructions. Martha Stewart’s products are known for being classy yet functional, and the carpet is no exception. The carpets are treated with Anso […]

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

We recently discovered that there are few things more fun that getting to purposefully dump a bunch of liquids on an unsuspecting carpet sample. Home Depot sent us a couple of carpet swatches, each of which boasts stain-fighting technology, along with commonly spilled liquids. Platinum Plus carpet is coated with […]

Set The Mood (Lighting) With New GE App

Set The Mood (Lighting) With New GE App

With the continued popularity of smart phones and tablets, it seems like there’s a new app every few days. The latest must-have download? The GE Mood Lighting Cam app, a clever invention from the renowned lighting company. Snap a photo of a room or area in your home, and load […]

Records As Roofing

Records As Roofing

File this one under creative genius! Nashville resident and artist Matt Glassmeyer found a way to use 350 vinyl records — attaching them to a roof in place of shingles. Conflicting Internet reports claimed that Glassmeyer’s record roof had held up reasonably well for two years, but Glassmeyer disputed that […]

Create An Orderly, Eye-Catching Entrance In Your Home’s Entryway

Create An Orderly, Eye-Catching Entrance In Your Home’s Entryway

A home’s entryway can be an incredibly flexible space — and depending on your home, the size and shape can vary widely. Yet whether you have a nook or a sizable space, we’ve got some tips and tricks for adding aesthetic appeal and organizational capabilities to this important yet sometimes […]

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

We’ve got some tips for choosing the right Christmas tree for your home. Choosing the right Christmas Tree Make sure you measure accurately the area you will keep your tree. Not just the ceiling height but also the diameter and maximum width. Remember to subtract the height of your stand […]

Tips For Maintaining Your Live Christmas Tree

Tips For Maintaining Your Live Christmas Tree

So you’ve heeded our advice, selected a Christmas tree farm and found it — the perfect tree that will fill your house with the heady scent of pine and provide a lush (if not prickly) backdrop on which to display your treasured ornaments and sparkly lights. We’ve already seen several […]

Copy Cat Chic: Decor And Furnishings That Won’t Break The Bank

Copy Cat Chic: Decor And Furnishings That Won’t Break The Bank

Maybe you’re trying to set up house for guests this holiday season. Maybe you’re in the middle of a room renovation and the budget’s a wee too tight to get the ideal piece of furniture. Or maybe you’re just always on the lookout for a great deal to add to […]

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

As the temperatures finally begin to drop, it’s ever more apparent that winter is just around the corner. While it may be easy to keep your spirits bright during the holiday season, once January hits, the weather and our moods can be the dumps for a lot of us. Grey […]

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

With Halloween barely behind us, it’s hard to imagine the holiday season being around the corner. However, as retailers advertise Black Friday sales and grocery stores closing out their turkey order lists, you’d better believe ’tis the season indeed. Although we typically don’t like to decorate for the holidays until […]

Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

With many people downsizing their homes in order to save money and/or the planet, giving up square footage means making the most of the space you have. As someone who lives in a 1,250-square-foot house with my family of four people, five cats, and a Chihuahua, I’d like to share […]

Transform Your IKEA Furniture with MyKEA

Transform Your IKEA Furniture with MyKEA

We’ve discovered a brilliant concept in the decor world called MyKEA. The beauty of IKEA furniture is in their simplicity, value and modern design, but at times the design itself can be so drab that we often wish the color lines were expanded or patterns were offered. With the help […]

Last Minute Halloween Help

Last Minute Halloween Help

Easy Halloween Costumes How to Make a Super Scary Halloween Spider Weekend Halloween Home Projects Last Minute Halloween Decorations Get Inspired by Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Decor

How To Make a Halloween Spider That Scares Everyone

How To Make a Halloween Spider That Scares Everyone

Visit any big box retailer and you’re likely to see no shortage of blow up monsters, ghosts, goblins and other creepy creatures for Halloween. But we were impressed by this massive-sized homemade monster of the eight-legged variety. Whether it is meant to evoke Shelob from The Lord of The Rings […]

Spare Change Equals New Floor

Spare Change Equals New Floor

I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way to use something that is really kinda worthless. Sure, you can collect jars of pennies and eventually cash them […]

Illuminate A Small Space With These Lighting Tips

Illuminate A Small Space With These Lighting Tips

If you’re DIYing on a budget, it’s all about making thoughtful decisions that will enhance a room without leaving you penniless. Making a few lighting changes, especially if you find yourself in a small space, can go a long way at maximizing the existing dimensions of the room — and, […]