On a scale of one to tidy, we'd give ourselves about a seven. We put used socks in the hamper. When we spill coffee grounds all over the floor, we generally sweep them up. But is there more we could be doing? Yes. Always
Now that your gardening work is paying off and all that patio furniture is cleaned up and back in place, your outdoor areas are just about done. What are you still missing? Well, here are nine gorgeous garden details and plants that you might want to think about adding.
What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.
Fill your space with vibrant pieces, incorporating bold color pairings and textures. Offset the daring palette with a neutral backdrop or subtle accents in muted tones.
I know most people would have just demolished this space to create a big, open-concept kitchen and family room, but we felt like the existing floor plan really worked in this house. We loved having the intimacy of the current kitchen layout. It's funny how trends ebb and flow. Just remember that you don't always have to jump on the bandwagon.
Chances are you probably have a box of baking soda chilling in the back of your fridge. But the white stuff can do so much more than just absorb odors.
Now trending at little-sister site, The Snug: Living the simple life in tiny houses. Turns out there's some interest in downsizing but that doesn't mean the homes skimp on style, even when they're made out of upcycled shipping containers!
Purchase a dowel rod and pole supports, and you've got a place to hang clothes. Do-it-yourself custom closets are fairly inexpensive, and most landlords are OK with tenants drilling into the walls.
In her Manhattan duplex, designed by David Mann of MR Architecture + Design, magazine editor Darcy Miller Nussbaum created a whimsical mural, at left, for her daughters' playroom.
It doesn't matter who pays the mortgage, if you have small children, you are continually reminded that the space you inhabit is no longer yours. Here's clear evidence that despite your parental role, you likely have limited control of your home.
In our opinion, the best kitchens are those that look like the homeowners actually cook! Whether your kitchen is dated, classic, modern, or trendy, styling adds much-appreciated warmth and personality. Nothing beats having friends and family gather in the kitchen to chat and eat, so make it inviting!
Would you ever put up a sign in your front yard declaring, "We won't be home from 1 to 3 p.m., so come on in and hang out at our house -- and while you're here, make sure to look in our closets!" Well, that is exactly what happens at an open house.
Elon Musk, founder of PayPal and the electric car company Tesla, among other entrepreneurial ventures, has promised to change the way our homes and energy work around the world. At least that part of the world that could pay for the Powerwall.
Whether you've lived together for one year or 20, use this advice from highly rated interior designers to stop the fights that have kept you from painting the walls or tiling the floors.