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Retro vs. Contemporary Cabinets: Which Style Suits You?

While both styles are unique and can represent who you are, it’s important to weigh both style’s positives and negatives before deciding between …

Tips For Refurbishing Antique Furniture

Refurbishing old furniture can seem a little risky if you have a strong emotional connection to the piece. However, items that have been passed …

10 Natural Ways to Keep Pests at Bay

Many commercial pest control products away are highly toxic. Luckily, there are safe and natural ways to keep pests away.<p><b>By Benjamin St. Jacques</b><p>One …

How to Create a Living Wall

A living wall, also known as a green wall or a vertical garden, is a wall feature that is covered, either partially or totally, in growing plants. …

6 Reasons Why Everyone Is Cheering for Chalk-Finish

Discover why chalkboard-finish paint is a versatile easy-to-use option that's all the rage among interior designers and homeowners.<p><b>By Benjamin St.</b> …

Tips for Creating Your Own Outdoor Theater

Every summer, people flock to the nearest drive-in theater. Once nearing extinction, the drive-in theater is making a comeback. Over the past few …

5 Reasons Why Sewer Cameras Can Be Your Savior

Dealing with sewer line problems is never fun, but a sewer camera inspection can greatly reduce the cost and hassle of your home repairs.<p><b>By Benjamin</b> …

Creating an Open, Airy Feel in Any Room in Your Home

If you’re one of the many homeowners stuck in a dark home, there’s good news. It actually takes very little to turn that dimly cramped room into …

Long Pond Woodworks Makes Dreams Reality

Chaz Corallo from Long Pond Woodworks says "the only thing better than Earth Day is a design well done, and a piece of furniture that tells its story …

Urban Rustic: Incorporating Natural Materials into Industrial Designs

Industrial chic is an urban style that often relies on exposed building material and metals, concrete, or wire elements. While many love this …

Installing a Backyard Water Feature: Ponds & Waterfalls

Adding a pond or waterfall to your backyard is a great way to improve your landscape with a natural water fixture. Find out how with these simple …

Creative Ideas To Make Your Backyard a Success

A backyard is full of endless possibilities! Games, barbecues, or a book as you sunbathe are all fun activities fostered from the backyard. If you …

Brooklyn Reclaimed: Restoring History in your Home

Brooklyn Reclaimed uses its unique talent and well-earned reputation to remake pieces of history into functional art for your home's interior</b> …

Do You Know the History of Your Home’s Design?

Want to get a better understanding of your home and what types of designs will work best for it? This list of American home trends will help you …

Flower Garden Design Basics

When it comes to flower gardens, planning is important. So you should have an idea of the types of plants you'll want in your flower beds before you …

Create a Great Home Office With These Tips

A well-designed home office is important for your work and comfort. Follow these suggestions to make your home office a pleasing and practical …

Space Savers from Tiny Homes

You don't have to live in a "tiny home," those small, cozy houses seen on HGTV and other networks, to benefit from the new ways designers and …

Designing Your Own Home Bar

Why sprint to the local watering hole every Friday? Learn how to make a home bar, how to stock the necessary supplies, and how to decorate it.<p><b>By</b> …

Doggie Do's and Don'ts: Pet-Proofing Your Home

It’s important to look beyond the obvious when it comes to pet-proofing your home. Use this guide to make the proper adjustments to keep your home …

Selecting a Sofa Style: Which One is Best for You?

There are many different kinds of sofas out there, ranging from elegant to practical. Here's how to pick the right one for your interior design.<p>Sofa …

Antiques Shopping Tips & Tricks

Out with the old and in with the... old! Adding antiques to your home can give your interior design an enchanting look.<p>Many people make it a point to …

You Won’t Regret Upgrading Your Kitchen Countertops

The countertops are the centerpiece of your kitchen. Use this area to make a bold statement in your interior design that will even help to increase …

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wood Furniture Piece

<b>By Stephanie Hell</b><p>Some of the finest pieces of furniture I have are not the ones I put together myself from the only place I eat Swedish meatballs… …

Seed Starting 101

Here’s what you need to know to get your seeds started.<p><b>By Tina Jepson</b><p>It’s that time of the year again — you can feel it in the air. Here in the …

House Tipster’s Guide to Recycling at Home

Going green isn’t easy, but every little part helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Utilize these tips to avoid doing more harm to the environment …

Should You Convert to a Smart Home?

While you may be skeptical of technology and its infiltration into our daily lives, the developments in smart home technology can be amazingly …

You're In Control: How to Replace Your Thermostat

<b>By Tina Jepson</b><p>When something is wrong with your thermostat, you usually find out pretty quickly. Your thermostat is an indispensable little tool for …

8 Benefits of Installing Tile Floors

There are many different options to consider when you're choosing a new floor for your home. Carpet, hardwood, or slate floors are all attractive …

The Pros & Cons of Radiant Heating Systems

It may seem daunting at first, but with new technologies, many options for your home only need to be plugged into a socket. This means you can lay …

Deck the Halls! How to Design the Perfect Hallway

With a bit of work and creativity, you can turn the hallway from a blank space to an eye-catching part of your home. It’s relatively easy to find …