Projects & Tips

Doggie Decor: Pet-Friendly Decorating Ideas

Interested in some pet-friendly decorating ideas? Our friend Megan Fulweiler, a design author and journalist based in Rhode Island, has lots of them. She recently sent us this post on a few easy-care decorating solutions she’s deployed in her own home to accommodate her family’s pup. She also included a few decor tips for canine lovers fromRead more

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Easy Holiday Decorating Idea

Want to brighten a table for the holiday season? Consider making a zesty runner like this one, produced by stylist Ingrid Leess. All you need to do is cut a long piece of felt about 13-15 inches wide, then cut and glue random strips of felt in alternating colors across the main strip. You can choose colors to complementRead more

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How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances, Plus Easy Delicious Holiday Recipes

If you’ll be hosting a Thanksgiving day celebration, then the last thing you’ll want are greasy fingerprints all over your stainless steel appliances, messing up the look of your kitchen, where everyone will surely be hanging out. Kitchen designer, Dave Burcher, design director of New York’s Inhouse Kitchen Bath Home, knows everything there is toRead more

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Easy Holiday Decorating Idea

Looking for an easy way to spiff up your kitchen for the holidays? Then consider brightening the inside of your cabinets with a pretty colorful paper backing like our friends Saverio Mancina and Ray Ehscheid did. Even if you don’t have glass-fronted cabinets like theirs, you could still do this treatment—and open a door toRead more

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A Fresh Take on the Ancient Practice of Vastu

Diwali, an Indian holiday also known as the festival of lights, is celebrated over several days and marks the beginning of the Hindu new year—and this year the big celebration for this holiday is happening this coming Friday. Lakshmi, the goddess of material and spiritual wealth is honored on this holiday. And, especially at thisRead more

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Tell Your Ghost Story and Win a Prize

Ever been in a haunted house with a ghost story to tell? If so, you might want to share it with OldHouseWeb.com, a how-to site for old house enthusiasts, which recently launched a contest inviting DIYers and home renovators to share their ghost stories for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Lowe’sRead more

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How to Make Yard Work Easy and Fun

It’s a thrill to watch leaves call attention to themselves in autumn by turning rich red, fiery orange or glowing gold and gently fluttering down to earth to blanket the ground? But clearing them off the lawn once they land isn’t so exciting. To make the job easier consider the Leaf Rake from Fiskars, whichRead more

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Easy Ways to Get Organized and Change Your Life

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a charming little book that helped me fulfill a third wish on my home improvement Wish List—coming up with a comprehensive organization and speed-cleaning plan. It’s called 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home (Trade Paper Press) by Tisha Morris, a feng shui consultant, life coach andRead more

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Free Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Advice

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is offering free downloadable NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planners throughout the month of October, which it has designated Kitchen and Bath month. For anyone interested in enhancing the value of their homes by remodeling a kitchen or bath, the Planners guide homeowners through every step of the process withRead more

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Fresh Autumn Flower Ideas (Plus Tips from a Pro on How to Make them Last)

Fresh flowers are great happiness inducers. They’re also one of the easiest ways to bring a seasonal change of scene to a room—especially if you’re entertaining. Now that the social season is kicking in, we talked to Michael Gaffney, a professional florist and founder of the American School of Flower Design, about fresh ideas forRead more

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