About to welcome their second child, Bernice and Davison were happy to find an apartment with three bedrooms, so that each kid could have their own space (not always a given in New York City). But they were less excited about the kitchen, a dated space whose awkward layout just really wasn't working.
Q: My condo building was built in the 1970s and has baseboard heaters that run along the outside wall in each room. My boyfriend and I are repainting the apartment, and have come to a disagreement on what color to paint the heaters. Currently, they are painted the same color as the walls, which I agree with as they seem to make the heaters blend into the wall...
This cottage kitchen had a lot to overcome: a less-than-functional layout, old cabinets, dated floors, and popcorn ceilings. Sarah from The Estate of Things gave it a whole new look (and usefulness, too):
This continues a series of posts that examines the way design can bring elegance to even the most seemingly mundane household fixtures. Shower enclosures, it turns out, can be breathtakingly beautiful. So can kitchen and bathroom sinks. And now we're turning our attention to the humble bathtub. If you thought clawfoot tubs were as good as it gets, you were so, so wrong.
Yellow kitchens can be cheerful and sunny or they can leave you feeling kinda queasy. Katrin, who blogs at Taking Notes, found herself with an acid bright kitchen that fell firmly into the latter camp. But armed with a paint brush and various shades of white and grey paint, she has worked a magical transformation.
There are a lot of considerations to ponder when buying a home: location, budget, and your basic needs, and also how much work you're willing to take on. Some people love a project and wouldn't consider a new build for love or money, and others want a hassle-free home from the get-go...
You don't have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool — and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn't have to take up the entire thing. We've got plenty of examples of less-than-enormous backyards where homeowners have squeezed in a pool — and lots of other things, too.
Q: My boyfriend has these stairs in the duplex he lives in (probably built around 1900). A section of the lower stairs "fold" up into the higher stairs to reveal the entrance to the basement. Since this is for the upper flat it is the only way to access the basement. Has anyone seen this before? Is it called anything specific?
This area of Leslie's backyard where her grill lived was lacking. But not wanting to pay exorbitant custom kitchen cost, she found functional and stylish workarounds to create that custom look— with a lower price tag.
Your work area should be the most inspirational place in your home – and the most energetic. The boost you get from your morning coffee only lasts so long. You need a room that helps you keep your focus and your momentum. Here's how to set up your office with all the essentials: desk, chair, inspiration, and a stunning wall color to pull it all together.