Archives for May 2015

How to Create a Room With a Magnetic Personality

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 8.49.10 AMAre you feeling the pull of a magnetic-paint project? Here’s how to get started and what to expect along the way

Painting a room is easily the No. 1 way to transform a space, and adding magnetic primer elevates the game. Widely available wherever interior paint is sold, magnetic primer is created by adding iron dust particles to the paint.

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Kitchen Recipes: Factory Cart Inspires a Dream Cooking Space

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 2.23.45 PMThese homeowners’ kitchen was almost nonexistent, so they whipped it up from scratch. See what they cook there and get the recipe too

Many creative types need a space: Artists have a studio, tinkerers have a workshop, actors have a stage. If you are a creator, then your surroundings are likely to be interesting. That’s why we reasoned that people who make masterpieces armed with a sharp chef’s knife (in other words, home cooks) are bound to have unique kitchens as well as tasty recipes. We asked them to share both.

One of the people who responded was Emily Danforth, an author in Providence, Rhode Island. She and her wife, Erica Edsell, bought a house in the Armory District of that city. Danforth says that over the years, original features had been removed in the 115-year-old Gothic revival home and it had fallen into severe disrepair. They set out to remodel the space, and the source of their inspiration was a large green factory cart.

9 Tips for Mixing and Matching Tile Styles

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 2.21.18 PMGet acquainted with the basics of combining different shapes, colors and finishes for a symphony of tiles

For tile fans such as myself, the more tile, the better. But though I’d happily cover every surface with it, there are certain things to consider when combining tiles of various sizes, shapes and patterns on walls and floors. Because tiling large areas requires a sizable investment, it’s worth getting samples and experimenting with how tiles work together. These nine tips offer guidance on how to combine tiles for the best look.

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How to Get an Outdoor Kitchen of Your Own

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 2.15.52 PMNew project for a new year: Build a cooking space for your yard or patio to make entertaining a breeze

Entertaining your family and friends always feels more relaxed and fun when you can do it outside. And if you entertain more than six people at one time and have sufficient space, an outdoor kitchen might be just the ticket.

10 Things to Do Now for an Easier, Happier Summer

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 2.10.38 PMSet up your home for easy cleaning and cooking, and get ready for those trips to the beach

Set yourself up for a blissful season of backyard barbecues, beach days, ice cream cones and the hiss of sprinklers by ticking these 10 items off your to-do list in advance. From putting your watering on autopilot to gathering your favorite summery recipes in one place, these tasks will free up some time in the days ahead, so you can focus on fun.

Colorful Ways to Make Over Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 2.13.34 PMTry these inspiring color updates to spice up your kitchen a little — or a lot

As much as we love white kitchens for their timeless versatility, bringing in color with the cabinetry can add a wow factor or brighten up a tired scheme. If you are a renter or want to introduce just a touch of color, you can add it subtly with hardware or occasional furniture. And if you’re ready to go bravely into a more permanent change or a bold new look, you can splash color in or on cabinets. See what a difference color can make in the kitchens below.

Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel

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