Imagine a host of people traipsing though your home kicking up dust and dirt hammering away at the inside of your walls for days (or maybe weeks) at a time. This is what you have to look forward to if you are planning a remodel. Should you stick around for it or take off?
Shower Yourself with Love (and Hot Water)
Change your Showerhead and Upgrade your Bathroom
It can be a ritual like no other: a warm, pulsing stream of water coursing over tired, aching muscles. For a few glorious moments, we're focused only on ourselves, luxuriating in a perfect, purifying act. When it all comes together, a shower is a trip to a steamy sanctuary, a place to get clean, but also a place to relax, renew, and be alone.
Staying on Budget
Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters
As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.
What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!
Give your time and her home an upgrade.
Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.
I Smell a Rat! Tips on coping with a packrat
I'm Buried In a Mountain of Stuff That Isn't Mine!!!
Tips on coping with a packrat
Does it sometimes feel that there isn't a single square foot in your home that's uncluttered? Have you forgotten whether your floor is carpet or wood? Do you have problems finding your stuff because it's buried under so much other stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might just be living with a packrat.
Find Your Kitchen's Hidden Space
No Room for that New Counter-top Gadget?
Between new options for storage and a bit of organization, almost every kitchen can hold a bit more
Whether you are living with a cooking area that is 300 square feet or a space one quarter that size, kitchens invariably feel cramped and our counters are jammed with appliances, cookware and other knickknacks. With discount retailers like Costco offering specials on large-quantity items, sometimes there isn't even enough room for food!
Make Your Own Butcher Block Table
Create Your Own Butcher Block Table
These little rolling tables are quickly gaining popularity and can be found pretty much everywhere. But what if you are looking for something a little more unique? Why not make your own?
A Cook's Kitchen
New Year, New Kitchen, New You
Resolutions You Can Live With
The New Year inevitably brings resolutions: lose weight, live healthier, save money, find romance, etc. It's typical to make resolutions for yourself, but what about your home? After all, you don't want to be a slimmer, healthier, wealthier person living in a home you hate, right?
Believe it or not, the most common resolutions can be applied to your home, too! Remember, the trick to achieving success with any resolution is to have a solid plan of attack. So, let's get started.
Skylights Help Homeowners Design with Daylight
Have you ever stood in a room in your house and wondered, “What’s missing?”
In the living room you carefully selected a paint color to complement the fabric on your furniture. The kitchen cabinets show off your countertops perfectly. The master bathroom has a garden tub of your dreams. And yet you have a lingering feeling that something is missing.