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4 Awesome Kitchens That Will Make You Want Brass

See how this trending finish holds up to a variety of cabinet colors and styles 1. Brass on Blue Designers: Marty Buckenmeyer of Buckenmeyer Architecture (architect) and Charlotte Cooney of Domestic Arts (interior designer) Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 195 square feet (18 square meters); 13 by 15 feet Homeowners’ request. Update a dark 1970s kitchen to better reflect the traditional-style home but […]

Going On Vacation, Here’s My Top Vacation-Proof Houseplants

Whether its Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, you’re bound to go on vacation at some point – but what about those beautiful houseplants?…Let me introduce you to some indoor plants you can safely leave while on vacation—without lining up a plant sitter. Succulents and Cacti Packing your bags and heading off on vacation doesn’t have to mean […]

Top 4 Home Renovations For Max ROI

Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday […]

Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Explore where and why one of these popular tile choices makes more sense than the other… All tile is created equal, right? Not quite. Porcelain and ceramic may belong to the same family, but they’re two slightly different products. One may be more advantageous than the other depending on where you’re installing it. Here we pose five […]

20 Inspiring Upcycled One Of A Kind Bathroom Vanities

Dining Room Redux This mirrored console table was beautiful as a dining room accent, but it’s absolutely stunning when recycled for the bath. The top was sealed with polyurethane — an important step when repurposing furniture to accommodate plumbing — and the square vessel sinks were sealed with caulk around their edges. Hardware was added […]

How To Refresh Your Dining Room On A Budget

See ideas for updating this sometimes-neglected space, whether you have $100 or $10,000.

How To Design The Perfect Laundry Room

The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center, whether in a tidy corner of the basement or a nook next to the kitchen. For help updating yours, check out this expert advice on everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout and how […]

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

  Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or believe all lenders require a down payment above 5 percent.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers often overestimate the down payment funds needed to […]

How To Create A Cohesive Color Flow Throughout Your Home

Color preferences vary as much as personalities, with some folks loving the bright and the bold, while others feeling most secure surrounded by neutrals. The good news is that when it comes to color, there really is no “correct” palette. That said, we’ve all been inside homes where an explosion of color created a choppy feel […]

10 New Flowering Plants For More Garden Color In 2018

Bursting with blooms in coral red, gold, pale green and purple, this year’s new flowering plant introductions offer a rainbow of options for adding color to gardens. Plus, the standout blooms on many of these plants attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Take a look at this selection of 10 new flowering perennials and shrubs to […]