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Projector Buying Tips & Advice from People Who Made the Switch

I've been thinking about getting a projector. The thought of curling up on my couch and recreating the movie theater experience in my own home is …

Living Rooms

How to Insulate an Attic and Slash Your Heating Bill to Boot

A house without enough insulation is like a kid without a coat—bound to get cold. So if you're sick of drafts and high heating bills, it might be …

Home Improvement

5 Ways to Enhance Indoor Lighting at Home

Light, including both natural and artificial sources, has a profound impact on the look, feel, and function of your home. Unfortunately, indoor …

21 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Aren’t Chocolate Chip

Calling all cookie monsters: These delicious holiday cookie recipes are some of the best around! Don't leave Santa chocolate chip cookies this year, …

14 Beautiful Ideas for a Minimalist Christmas

Kate Middleton may choose to cover her home in tinsel and flashing lights for Christmas, but that doesn't mean you have to. If your taste leans …


President Obama on Fidel Castro’s Death: History Will Judge His Impact

President Barack Obama said “history will record and judge” former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s impact on the island nation and offered a “hand of …

Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) — Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader …


These Are The Colors Everyone Is Talking About In 2018

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.<p>While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, color palettes took an edgier turn this year. Think fiery reds, metallics, and, of course, a lot of Ultra Violet — the Pantone color …

Home Decorating

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Everything old is new again.<p>There's no shortage of online tutorials about painting furniture. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found issues with a lot of these tutorials — the paint chips, the finishes aren't smooth, the paint …

14 DIY Makeovers That Prove Spray Paint Is Magical

Inside a 1920s Colonial House With Artistic Flair

An unexpected overhaul.<p>A 1920s house in the Connecticut countryside gets an unexpected overhaul under the masterful direction of decorator Philip Gorrivan.

Why You Should Paint Your Furniture

Paint it chalky white, to be exact.<p>Paint it chalky white, to be exact. Miles Redd shares his tried-and-true way of making old pieces feel new again.

Tag: Kitchens

Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Kitchen of the Week: Tiny Kitchens from Japan, Micro Apartment Edition<p>by …

Home Improvement

10 Creative Home Offices with an Asian Influence

Long gone are the days when you leave work behind as you punch out your card and head for home. In the modern world filled with laptops, tablets and …

A Beautiful (and Budget-Friendly!) Laundry Room Makeover

Make this often-ignored space your next project. This article originally appeared on<p>You probably approach your laundry room with a "get in, get out" mentality. After all, who wants to spend tons of time matching socks and fighting pesky stains? But really, laundry belongs in …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of January 12, 2015. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

Ditch the Meat and Give this Cauliflower Steaks Recipe a Try

<i>Below is an excerpt from “Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce ,”</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at</i><p>Some …

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Hate Open Shelving? These 15 Kitchens Might Convince You Otherwise

17 Impressive Dining Room Makeovers

Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations.<p>Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations. This piece originally appered on

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of December 01, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

70 Living Room Decorating Ideas You'll Want To Steal ASAP

Like a backsplash on a fireplace. So. Cool.<p>You spend a lot of time in your living room, so it not only needs to look great, but it needs to be functional and comfortable. Blending all three things can be tricky, but we've got plenty of ideas to inspire you. Need ideas for other areas too? Our …

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

Top Quality Black Friday Sales: Get Your Home Ready For the Holidays!

With <b>Black Friday</b> around the corner, we thought we’d give you a hand with choosing the ultimate decorating pieces for your home. Winter holidays offer …

Inside a Connecticut Lake House With Stunning Color

Susanna Salk's Connecticut home.<p>When design writer Susanna Salk bought a lake house in Connecticut, the idea was to spruce it up and flip it. Instead, she and her family discovered they never wanted to leave. Read the interview with Salk here.

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them