Each year Consumer Reports comes out with their latest pick for best interior paints. Judged on performance, value, washability and durability, this year a new brand emerged with the highest scores of 65 paints tested. Find out who, after the jump.
These Ikea hacks run the gamut from simple upgrades to complete rehauls, but they're all inventive, with amazing results. If you're looking for a new project and are ready to move on from the allen wrench, check these out.
April 22nd marks the day the world celebrates the planet: Earth Day. It's a perfect opportunity to consider changing small habits in your life, whether it be switching to energy efficient bulbs, begin biking to work, or properly recycling household waste. In honor of a day marking the importance of the planet we all share, here are several apps related to earth-friendly habits...
We always love a good IKEA hack. And the coolest one right now comes straight out of Sweden: a new company called Superfront that livens up your basic IKEA kits with special cabinet fronts, sides, tops, handles, and legs for your Bestå sideboards and Pax wardrobes.
Naku over at Bambula has self-described "copper fever" and can't help herself from buying pipes from the plumbing department at the hardware store. Today she reinvents them as hooks for tea towels and other utensils in the kitchen.
Architectural salvage shops are increasingly popular destinations for designers, collectors, and remodelers, and for the home decorator looking for unique furnishings, there's no better place to start a search.
It might have been wrong to refer to a cheat sheet in high school calculus class, but nobody is going to blame you for not being able to identify all of the various types of fasteners, screw heads, drive types, nut and washer styles available today.
Molding, trim and paneling used to be standard finishing touches featured in any home, but these days it's often eschewed for clean lines and minimal detailing. When designed well this style can be successful, but the flip-side can be bland and lacking in character. Fortunately, adding detail is always possible and there's a bevy of options.
Recent college graduates, Clayton & Chaz, were tight on money, but large on outdoor space. By using 95% recycled materials and a lot of sweat equity, they were able to transform their backyard from ho-hum, to shabby chic — with a budget of only $210! More
Rejuvenation started out as an architectural salvage shop back in 1977. When business was slow. the company's founder, Jim Kelly, would rebuild vintage light fixtures out of the materials. Soon these fixtures were more popular that the other salvage items and, before long, Rejuvenation made the transition to the company we know today.