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7 Inspiring Ideas To Make The Most of Autumn Weekends

As you plan for Halloween and winter travels, remember to savor today’s pleasures before they flicker by. We’re thick into fall now — it’s a good weekend to rake leaves, and then curl up with an engrossing book and a mug of something warm to drink. Here are seven weekend could-dos, including watching monarch butterflies and getting […]

Boho Style Transcends In This Home

House at a Glance Location: Eastgate neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington Size: 3,000 square feet (279 square meters); three bedrooms, 1¾ baths Year built: 1969This family recently relocated from Long Beach, California, to Seattle, leaving behind ever-present sunshine. “We moved in during the thick of winter and, boy, were we in for a surprise,” Michelle says with a laugh. “It […]

Most Popular New Living & Family Rooms

As homeowners put not-so-big-house principles into practice, downsize into smaller homes and plan more efficient uses of space, we often see the formal living room and casual family room merging into one. Casual comfort meets luxe accents and grand fireplaces meet TVs and smart built-ins. This is the case in photos of living rooms and family […]

How To Hang A Porch Swing

Warm summer evenings are meant for porch swings. Hanging one from a porch or an arbor is a fairly easy weekend project. There’s hardly anything more relaxing on a warm evening than swaying on a porch swing and watching the world go by. Hanging a porch swing is easier than it might seem: It requires only […]

Jump Start Your Dazzling Fall Garden With Just 1 Simple Plant

Imagine the impact of a pot of brightly blooming flowers set on your doorstep. The eye is immediately drawn to the color, skimming over other areas of the porch, perhaps not noticing details like peeling paint or steps in need of a sweep. In the same way, adding just one colorful perennial or a shimmering […]

Ultimate Lounging For All Patios

Many of us aren’t able to change the sizes and layouts of our patios or decks. We’re left to choose furniture and its arrangement, decide what to plant, and select other outdoor elements to make the space our own. Make tiny terraces feel larger and expansive decks more inviting with these tricks for styling your outdoor lounge. […]

10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Curb Appeal

There’s no need to buy a new house or take on an extensive remodel to get the curb appeal you want. There are many ways to approach your exterior to give it a serious update without a serious overhaul. These are my 10 favorite tips for you to boost your house’s first impression. 1. Stairs. If you update […]

4 Storage Ideas For Your Kitchen Island

A lot of attention goes into selecting the right storage for an island’s main base cabinetry. But don’t forget about the ends of the island. Depending on which way your island faces and how much space you’ve got in relation to the drawers and cabinets you select, you’ve got plenty of options for display and […]

How To Install Under Cabinet Lighting Power

Watch Video Learn how to install your own backsplash! Lighting Steps 1. Go to the main electrical panel and turn off the power to the existing under cabinet lights and outlets. 2. Unscrew the old light fixtures from the underside of the cabinets. 3. Use a jigsaw to cut a hole in the cabinet back […]

10 Basements For The Whole Family

Transform your dreary, unfinished basement into a space everyone can enjoy with these 10 inspiring basement ideas.   Pretty and Playful Transform your unfinished basement into a dream playroom for little girls. Soft blues and pinks are the perfect palette for this innocent and feminine child’s space. A built-in shelving unit with small wicker baskets helps […]