Family Room Touches Anyone Can Do

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 3.41.38 PMEasy and cheap fixes that will help your space look more polished and be more comfortable

The family room is where you unwind, play, chat, enjoy the fire and have dinner in front of a movie on the weekends. It’s also the room that often becomes a messy afterthought compared with other rooms. If you’re feeling blah about what it looks like, don’t fret. Here are some easy and free or cheap fixes borrowed from beautiful Houzz rooms that will let you relax in style.

Kitchen designs, bathroom designs, and more ∨

Browse living room ideas, from sectional sofas to chandeliers and floor lamps, for your next interior design project.
Collect and share photos of bathroom tiling, vanities, unique shower curtains and bathroom vanity mirrors to create your perfect home decorating style.

Practical New Uses for 23 Old Things

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 7.42.07 AMJunk? What junk? Those things cluttering up your storage space are home solutions waiting to happen

In the market for a new bookshelf? If you have an old ladder lying around, you might not need to hit the store. In fact, there are countless ways you can turn old objects into amazingly practical solutions for storing, displaying and organizing your stuff. Here are some of my favorites.


Architects, interior designers, and more ∨From Shabby Chic home decor to contemporary furniture and mirrors, browse thousands of decorating ideas to inspire your next home project.
As you revamp your house, browse photos for inspiration on everything from fireplace mantels to crown molding and wainscoting.

10 Questions To Ask A Moving Company

This infographic titled ’10 Questions To Ask A Moving Company’ shows the questions which help tochoose the best moving company keeping in mind their moving needs. It covers all the important features that should be evaluated before making the final decision of renting a storage unit.

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Choosing New Cabinets? Here’s What to Know Before You Shop

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 8.07.48 AMGet the scoop on kitchen and bathroom cabinet materials and construction methods to understand your options

With all the options available, choosing cabinets for your kitchen or bath can be an overwhelming experience. Aesthetics aside, there are lots of factors that might not be readily apparent that will impact the cabinet’s performance and price. Understanding those factors will give you an advantage in making your selection.

There are three basic structural components to a cabinet: the box, the shelves and the drawers. Each can be constructed in a number of ways. Cabinets generally come four ways: boxed and ready to install in standard dimensions, boxed and ready to assemble, semicustom and custom.

To get a better understanding of the way cabinets are made, I visited two manufacturers: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company in Monroe, Washington, which makes semicustom units, and O.B. Williams Company in Seattle, a 125-year-old woodworking shop that builds custom cabinets.

 


General contractors, home builders, and more ∨From Shabby Chic home accents to contemporary furniture and the perfect mirror, browse thousands of decorating ideas to inspire your next home project.
Browse inspiring bedroom design, then outfit your own beds, convertible sofa beds ordaybed with luxury bedding and decorative throws.

Furniture origami: Saving space in your apartment

For those of us trying to live within a certain means, we like to think of there not being such a thing as small spaces so much as small imaginations.

If you’ve been feeling the crunch of a not-so-luxurious living space, check out a few of the ideas in this clever infographic, and luxuriate in being the king or queen of your own compact castle.

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Staircase and Bed Made out of Two Salvaged Pianos

piano staircaseIn 2012 UK-based artist Tim Vincent-Smith converted two retired upright pianos into a custom staircase and loft bed. To build the structure, Vincent-Smith had to carefully disassemble the pianos in a process he likened to butchery:

Dismembering them put me in mind of the French restaurant where they kill a cow on the weekend and prepare every part for food. Nose to tail carpentry. The noises that came out of the carcass – as one by one the strings were cut, as the age-jammed creaking screws were forced loose with brace and bit, as the hide-glue joins were split with a wooden club and meat cleaver – composed the most extraordinary swan song. As with good butchery, great care is taken to preserve the best cuts and though to the faint hearted observer the scene is perhaps macabre, to the butcher it is an honour to pay homage to the life that has passed in this way. Even in the dry acoustic of the studio every sound resonates through the body of the instrument creating the effect of a large stone hall.

Anatomy Of A Happy Home

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Big Home Changes On A Budget

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