Archives for January 2016

The Ultimate App Guide for Carpenters



Clever Ways to Hide a Laundry Station

laundry thumbWhen you don’t have a whole room to devote to the wash, use these solutions to tuck the machines out of view

Don’t have the luxury of a vast laundry room for stashing your washer and dryer? Here are some of my favorite ideas for hiding your laundry workstation so that it’s there when you need it — and out of sight when you don’t.

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10 Ways to Add Personality to Your Kitchen

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 2.36.56 PMQuirky little details, unexpected ingredients and smart styling help give a kitchen its own identity

One of our favorite spaces in the house, the kitchen can also be one of the most predictable. After all, it typically contains some countertop space, a few appliances and lots of storage. But a little imagination and some inventive styling can softly steer this room toward a look filled with personality. These smart details — some of them integral to the design, some added later — bring a fresh, original feel to a much-loved room.

Solving the Mystery of Sump Pumps


10 Ways to Spice Up Your Dining Room

dining thumbGet this gathering spot ready for guests with a few ambience-enhancing tweaks

With the holidays coming, you might be starting to think about hosting a gathering or two. If so, make sure your dining room is company-ready by making a few tweaks ahead of time. From simple additions (a throw on every chair) to bigger changes (new lighting), here are 10 ways to make your dining room the place to be.

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How to Remove Water Rings From Wood Tables

wood table thumbYou may be surprised by some of these ideas for removing cloudy white water marks from wood surfaces

Even the most wonderful guests can sometimes be clueless about using coasters beneath a glass. This usually results in the dreaded ring marks and other stains on wooden tabletops. With the entertaining season in full swing, here are a few ideas to help make sure the only things left behind after a great party are the memories.

10 Reasons to Embrace White Walls

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 7.52.13 AMDo they strike you as even more boring than watching white paint dry? Consider what makes them the darling of so many

White paint can be a surprisingly divisive issue. Those who hate it consider it too sterile and hospital-like or too boring and impersonal (think “rental white”). Those who love it would probably paint everything white given half a chance, and they’re constantly in search of that elusive “perfect” shade. Benjamin Moore recently announced Simply White as its 2016 color of the year, and white is popping up all over the design world, from fashion to interiors to objects. No matter which camp you fall in — or even if you’re somewhere in between — here are 10 reasons to give white walls a chance.