Name: Meg and Josh Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel Location: Chinook, Washington Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet
For all of you good people who have been following along with Meg and Josh's mudroom renovation, the big moment has finally come: all the work is complete, and it's time to take a look at the finished space!
Q: My boyfriend and I just moved to a small two-room apartment. The smaller room looks nice and bright, but the larger one — even though it has a glass door to the terrace — is a bit dark. We thought it would be a waste to put a wardrobe and bed in the sunnier smaller room and to not use it by daylight.
My style is more modern then your typical nursery designer/ stylist. I like to use bold contrast and items that can grow with your child. My kids are spunky and frequently change their likes and wants so using primarily black and white allows me to introduce new items easier.
The title pretty much says it all folks— here are 30 of the best DIY craft projects that you still have lots of time to do. These little things will elevate your Thanksgiving dinner table, so your family and guests will say "Bravo!"
Name: Dan Bailey Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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Progress remained incremental this week. My plumber came back to install the gas line, and ended up reevaluating his original plan. At first, he thought he could run the gas line next to the waste line, which is contained in a chase that runs from the kitchen down three floors to the cellar where the gas meter is located. But after he got a closer look inside the chase, he discovered that running the gas line in this location, while not impossible, would be substantially more difficult than he had expected. And when you're dealing with plumbing, "more difficult" means "more expensive."
Q: I've recently moved into a studio apartment with a walk-in closet. The closet is 6 feet by 5 feet... and I would really love to make it into a sleeping nook/very tiny bedroom. But is it possible to find a mattress that will fit in there, much less a bed frame? Any insights/creative ideas would be so appreciated.
Q: I just moved in (pardon the mess) to a new place with these big, beautiful sliding glass windows. They are about 106 inches across, and 12 feet tall. I'm debating what sort of window treatment I want to use for them. I'm thinking of doing big white rollers, but am not opposed to curtains either. I just don't want to make the room feel heavy or block the view. Would love to hear what you think.
Q: I have a small apartment, and just bought this brand new white couch. It seats about 3 people if you squeeze in. I was thinking about adding an armchair but am not 100% sure where I would put it. I like the open floor plan, so I don't want to make the space feel smaller by putting a large chair in the middle of the space.
Q: I recently moved into an older house that my grandmother inherited. It's charming and just the right size for one person, but has a plethora of design dilemmas, one of them being off centered windows in the bedroom. I want to design the space so that it feels comfy and cozy, but right now it just feels pretty bare and empty and I have no idea where I should attempt to put the bed and what else to put in the room.