Ah, the kitchen. The source of many good things to eat, the site of many gatherings with friends. You might get a little jealous when you see these beautiful kitchens from our 2013 house tours. I know I did.
What do all of these children's rooms have in common? Blah and blank white or beige walls. In each case the parents breathed life into the room with color: on the walls and through art, textiles and accessories. Check out the "afters"!
Shortly after moving into their Chinook, Washington home, Meg and Josh decided to tackle a big project: transforming their existing laundry room and breakfast room into a single, open mudroom/breakfast nook combo.
Our reader-submitted House Calls offer just a taste of their homes and style. Though only some go on to become full House Tours, we love these little glimpses into spaces all over the globe. Check out some of our favorite House Calls from 2013:
As a homeowner, you’re the last line of defense. There’s no running to the landlord to make repairs or improvements. There’s no one else who can stem the tide of carpenter ants making themselves at home in your kitchen. Or scrape the mold out of your shower doors. So it’s a good thing that you’re a capable human being, ready to tackle whatever problem comes your way. These ten tutorials might help you out some day.
Books are such an important part of childhood (and life!) so finding good books is a worthy endeavor. We're always looking to introduce you to great new books, forgotten classics and book lists around themes. Here are my favorite posts on children's books from the past year:
Most of our Renovation Diary projects involve transforming an existing space. This one was different because Faith and Mike chose to create a bathroom in their 1920s Columbus home where before there was only a sleeping porch. Originally the space was only 7 feet tall, with a sloping floor that would have to be replaced. It was a unique project, and a unique challenge.