We moved into our fixer-upper exactly one year ago and finally finished the last room - the kitchen. I think the previous owner must have fantasied about being a princess because every single room was painted pink (including ceilings and doors!) and had wall to wall purple carpeting. So before we could even think of tackling the kitchen we had to strip down the rest of the house, even though the kitchen was not our style at least it was a pink free zone.
None of us know what our homes have in store for us this year. As unfortunate and as unpleasant as it is to think about, there could be all sorts of situations in store for you and your home. From breaking up with a partner and needing to find a new place to live yesterday, to coming home to the living room ceiling impolitely crashed down onto your living room furniture to your dishwasher vomiting up sudsy water all over your kitchen, there are millions of ways homes can surprise us with the need for major repair or unexpected upheaval. How do keep yourself from falling apart alongside your home? Try these tricks.
In my 2nd grade journal, written in unmistakable kid scribble, my 7-year-old self declared purple as my favorite color. As an adult, one who’s come to love Scandinavian design and lives in dark monochromatic frocks, I’m more partial to a new hue: Black. And these moody facades tell me I’m not alone.
Despite the kitchen's laminate counters, sloping floors, drop ceilings, and other quirks, John and Edwaard fell for their home in Columbus' German Village neighborhood. A seven-month gut renovation followed, and the space is completely transformed:
Your entryway isn't just a place to toss your keys and jacket at the end of a long day — it's your home's first impression, the very first thing you (or your guests) will see when setting foot inside. So you want it to look nice, and maybe if it's looked nice in the same way for a long time, you want to spruce it up a little bit so you get a nice little burst of new when walking in the door. Here are ten fresh ideas.
While many of us would probably love to do our kids' closets with custom built-ins, they aren't necessary for a successful and attractive closet system. Here are what I have found to be the essential components of a very affordable, chaos-busting closet system for children.
Do you still fear adding bold color to your home? Make 2015 the year of facing those color fears! Here's our step-by-step guide to ease into working more color into your home. This isn't something that you do overnight, but take these small suggestions one step at a time and you might find yourself boldly going where you've never gone before with color!
Magnets are mighty. And they are useful when it comes to keeping everything in its place. Above, Merrythought used this simple, yet clever, system to keep track of little personal items, using a magnetic organizer for her medicine cabinet. Read on for 30 more attractive (get it?) ideas to keep you on course this year...
Sure, you give your bath a surface clean every once in a while, but admit it—there are things lurking in your bathroom that you probably haven't seen for years. Time to change all that, my friends. Time to tackle the bath — and deal with these five things right now.