When design blogger Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom was looking to finish the raw plywood subfloor in her reading loft, she thought of concrete — a sweepable surface that can easily be made cozier with an area rug on top. But she was told the weight of true concrete would be much too heavy for the floating 7x10 space, so she turned to a different material that emulated the look and feel of concrete, but was only 1/8 inch thick! Can you guess what it is?
Toilets — not exactly a hot design topic. But while we may try to avoid seeing them as much as possible, there are some toilets that are much better looking than others. In fact, when it comes to wall hung toilets, not only are they nicer looking, but they're also space-saving and easier to clean than their traditional floor-mounted counterparts.
Blogger Lisa Dickinson of Gettin' By transformed a dresser with quirky knobs.
Do you have a piece of furniture that is perfectly functional but could use a little makeover? I think we all agree that paint is probably the master of transformation in this department, but if you don't want to get your hands dirty, consider a hardware update. Maybe both if you're really ambitious! Hardware is like jewelry for your furniture, and like your favorite little black dress, you can easily change the look of your furniture with some new accessories.
Life is all about the details, but sometimes, those details aren't pleasant. If your toilet is running, you're potentially wasting gallons of water a day. But don't despair! Most often, it's just a simple fix, no tools — or plumber — required.
We're a bit unhinged over these stunning images of artist Klemens Torggler's door designs we saw over at Fast Company's Co.Design. Part sculpture, part divider, these graceful panels seemingly float open and closed with a light touch. Suddenly, traditional doors seem clunky and outdated.
I have a confession: out of all the things I have a tendency to over buy, tools are right up there with kitchen towels for me. Walking around a hardware store is an exercise in self control as every drill, screwdriver, and wrench seems to call my name. While I do own many tools thanks to this predilection for acquiring them, the one I return to time after time is my Dremel.