Your kids have finally left the nest (so sad!), but just think of what you can do with that spare bedroom (cue happy dance!). Perhaps you don’t have kids, just an extra room that’s accumulating clutter. The question remains: What should you do with this spare? Face it, home gyms or offices are pretty tired ideas.
Open-plan living has been one of the biggest trends in our homes in recent decades. Indeed, knocking down walls can create a sense of space, light, sociability and fluidity that many of us love. But open-plan layouts can reduce privacy and quiet spots, as well as useful walls against which to place furniture. You may
If your bathroom or kitchen is plastered in plain old tiles that don’t rock your world, why not shake things up with an update? Look no further than these mind-blowing new tile ideas you can pull off in your own home. Wherever you put them, that area is bound to become the crown jewel of your house.
By Steven Moore, Budget Bath USA People are more cautious than ever when loosening their purse strings. We’ve all learned that becoming educated consumers not only helps us get the right products, but get them at the right price. Most people don’t know what’s involved in getting their bathrooms remodeled by contractors, and because of
Organize the right amount of storage around the kitchen’s main activities for easier cooking and flow “How much space do I need?” This question leads to decisions on where you want to live, what type of home fits you and how you remodel. The trick is to assess what you own and decide how you
A bathroom is a room that serves a purpose, and not exactly a glamorous one. But that doesn’t mean your loo has to be boring—on the contrary, a few small tweaks can turn it into a room with tons of personality that revs you up in the morning, calms you down at night, and makes the me-time you
Do you have enough homeowners insurance for a home improvement project? Your house is likely your biggest asset, and it’s wise to periodically examine coverage, to ensure that you’re adequately covered against damage and liability. This is especially important if you’re planning a major project, such as remodeling, rebuilding or building a new house. Make
A designer shares insider tips and tricks for your bathroom renovation Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. Read on to learn tricks for gaining storage, improving lighting and drainage, and more to ensure that your renovated bathroom stands the
General contractors do their best to keep jobs in line and on budget but want consumers to know that the process is a two-way street. A survey of 300 general contractors nationwide published by Consumer Reports in June 2016 detailed seven kitchen remodeling mistakes made by consumers that are guaranteed to cause problems for homeowners.
- Published in Tips
A new addition can connect you to the yard, raise the roof, bring in light or make a statement. Which style is for you? So you want more space. A little extra room because the family is growing, children or parents are moving back home, you’ve started a home based business, you’ve always wanted that