29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar

Even though home improvement knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation, many of us still somehow figure out how to punch a dozen holes in the wall while searching for a stud, or screw up something as simple as painting the walls. And while many dream of being a true DIY guru, it’s not […]

Basement of the Week: Modern Style Converts an Concrete Box

This Minneapolis couple needed more living room: a distance where they could hang out together, in which they could amuse, something which could double as a guest suite. But their lot size and town restrictions would have left an improvement hard, if not impossible. The solution for their 1914 bungalow put below ground. “While the […]

13 Upgrades to Make Over Your Outside Grill Area

When the weather cooperates, there are just a few meals more agreeable than those you can enjoy on your own backyard. The fresh air and hot grill have a way of conjuring a holiday mood — even if you’re only grilling up a quick weeknight dinner. Get inspired to make more than your grilling zone […]

We Can Work It Out: Living (and Fixing) Together

I’d been married over a decade when I said to my sister, Torey, my regret that my husband, Paul, never washed. Torey’s jaw fell. “Whaaaaaat?” “I said he doesn’t do any cleaning” “You have got to be kidding me,” she explained. “He is always cleaning” “Whaaaaaat?” This was my turn with the disbelief. As though […]

Could Techies Buy a Home Fixing California that is Floating?

Imagine working and living on a floating community 12 miles off the coast of Northern California. Blueseed, a Palo Alto start-up founded in 2011 by Max Marty and partly backed by Mike Maples of Floodgate, wants to make that a reality. The crazy idea is that foreign-based companies and their workers may set up shop […]

An Indian High-Rise Trips the Light Fantastic

Looking up at the 17th floor of a certain residential tower in Malad, a suburb of Mumbai in India, a few citizens frequently wonder what the heck is going on up there. At night the brightly colored interiors glow vibrantly in each colour of the rainbow. Some nights all the rooms are bathed in blue; […]

8 Popular Cabinet Door Styles for Kitchens of All Kinds

Your cabinet door style can be one of the most essential aspects in your kitchen’s new layout. Are cabinet doors one of the design elements at a kitchen, but they could be one of the priciest. From the elaborate to the easy, there’s a door style for each home layout. Have a peek at a […]

Desire a Gem of a Surface Material? Luxury Agate's a Dazzler

When I was a child, there was not anything sexier and more particular than a geode. Bear in mind those round stones, boring on the outside, but if you cracked them open, an eye-popping centre of glistening crystals and swirls of colours shone through? Who would have thought, staring at the miniature, artful world encased […]

Armoires Travel From Ancient Rome to High-Style Storage

How we store our possessions, particularly our treasures, needs careful consideration. 1 storage solution, the armoire, has served people well for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Its development from ancient Rome through the time of King Louis XIII and the Victorian era has turned it into a versatile and practical piece. These days […]

Want Gorgeous Interior Colors? Look to the Light

If you’re studying this ideabook, you’ve probably already looked at hundreds, or even tens of thousands of photographs of beautiful homes. Maybe you loved the colors in a room and wrote to ask the designer or contractor to inquire what these colors are. It is very important to keep something in mind when browsing photos: […]

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