Fireplaces aren't just a simple wood burning contraption of yesteryear. Modern day fireplaces can be gas, propane, or even electric - and they can look fantastic as well. Check out some great indoor and outdoor fireplaces for your modern home.
Milk may do a body good, but it doesn't do recycling any good. The Tetra Pak and other similar gable-top cartons that your milk and juice come in are coated with polyethylene, so most curbside recycling programs won't take them. But ReWall Company wants more of them.
I recently discovered that if you are renter, like me, one of the easiest ways to make a space feel more personal is to change the light fixture. It can change the overall mood of a room and it also gives you the opportunity to select the kind of light you want in your home. Of course, in my case, the change was extreme as we only had bare bulbs to begin with, but it's incredible how a relatively simple task can make such a difference!
Recognizing the rising demand for green homes, The Home Depot and The US Green Building Council have recently launched a database for affordable LEED eligible products. Even if you're not working on a LEED project, the database serves as easy to use guide for finding over 2500 eco-friendly building goods — from adhesives and appliances to toilets and trim.
Did you catch Leah's great tutorial on how to create a reclaimed wood wall? I was so happy she posted it, because my inspiration boards are filled with images of wood siding used in homes. Long gone are the days when wood paneling was reserved for dingy basements and dark attics. Now, it's all about texture, pattern and color — all while staying modern.
Tired of ugly faceplates cluttering up your freshly painted wall? They stick out like a sore thumb after all the hard work we've done in designing and styling our homes. Here are a few great options to clean up the look of your home!
Translucent frosted glass is the star in much of today's architecture, showing up in multi-million-dollar homes, galleries, and public buildings. But there's something at your local hardware store that can achieve a similar look for a lot less: Corrugated plastic!
I recently worked with a client who told me he wanted to incorporate his collection of vintage telegraph insulators into a new project. I'll be honest, I had no idea what they were, but after a little research I completely understood his fascination with these colorful glass gems.
Having in-unit laundry machines is a luxury right up there with having a dishwasher, a flood of natural light and perhaps parking. When you get a stain, have guests over or just plain need something clean to wear, there's nothing better than being able to do a quick load without having to schelp all your stuff to the laundromat. If you have a little space that you can give up in your bathroom or closet, you might be able to gain a whole laundry area.