Michael Morris

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My 10 almost essential woodworking jigs

Michael Fortune's Auxiliary Bandsaw Fence

Glossary of Joinery

Girt To Post Joinery<p>The most basic joint in timber framing is the <i>Mortise & Tenon</i> joint, illustrated here in the Girt (beam) to Post connection. Many …

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 7 Types of Tile You Need to Know

Europeans have long had a love affair with tile. Walk into almost any café in Paris or Seville or Lisbon and you’ll see glorious tiled surfaces, …

Home Improvement

14 Strategies for Hiding the Microwave

When I embarked on a kitchen remodel a few years ago, one of my main obsessions was to hide the microwave (Jerome, remember?). My kitchen is tiny, …

Storage Ideas

Cool Electrician Tools and Equipment

A Wire Stripper and So Much More<p>This smart little tool does a lot—it works as a wire stripper, sheathing cutter, wire bender, measuring gauge and a …

Woodworking

40 Modern Bathtubs That Soak In The View

Nothing makes a bath more relaxing than a breathtaking view.<p>We've gathered a few of our favorite tubs that really soak up the view. Enjoy.

Swimming Pools

This Eclectic Beach Bungalow on Fire Island Was Saved After Sandy

Two of the worst hurricanes in New York history bookend the saga of a Saltaire cottage.<p>Michael Silber spent twenty years on Fire Island in three communities, living in many houses before he found the one that was right for him. The house that put an end to his search was a 1939 bungalow in the …

Dining Rooms

Loft Living: An Energy-Efficient Oasis in Portland, Oregon

When J and J (who wish to remain anonymous) left the advertising world in New York, they headed to Portland, Oregon, with the aim of creating …

Lofts

Tackling Your Kitchen Countertop Issues with These Simple 5 Tricks

Countertops are prepared in such a way by keeping the durability factor in mind, however, even the most stranded countertops experience issues from …

Home Improvement

Just Add Water: 15 Favorite Uses of Shiplap from the Remodelista Archives

Here at Remodelista, we’ve long admired shiplap for the laid-back appeal it brings to seaside cottages—and, more and more, to interiors far from the …

Archives

25 Backsplash Ideas For Your Kitchen Renovation

An interesting backsplash can take your kitchen from average to extraordinary.

Kitchens

11 Intriguing Kitchen Backsplash Ideas You've Never Thought Of

What you choose for your backsplash — you know, the thing that covers the wall behind your countertops so it doesn't get all mucky and gross — can …

Kitchens

Blunk House: Inside a Master’s Sculptural Homestead, Hewn by Hand, in Northern California

The artist J. B. Blunk (1926–2002) described his Northern California property as “one big sculpture.” On a remote hillside in Inverness, California, …

11 Tools to Take Your Woodworking Projects from Hammer & Nails to Fit & Finished

Most of us get into woodworking from a practical point of view: we need to work on something around the house, so we head to the home center and get …

Woodworking

The Genius Kitchen Trend We’re Stealing From the Brits

Imagine a traditional English country kitchen and you’re likely picturing a cozy, warm space with a large stove, maybe a skirted sink, and lots of …

Kitchens

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

Hygge

Before and After: This Renovation Bucks the All-White Kitchen Trend

If you're tempted to skip this post because you assume the wood cabinetry—and everything else—will be painted white, please trust me when I say …

Dining Rooms

Experiment: Plastic Rotting Strips

One of the important features on tool chests are what I call “rotting strips” – pieces of wood between the chest and floor that protect the bottom of …

Woodworking

Jardins House / Drucker Arquitetos e Associados

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in an area of neighborhoods called Jardins, with single-family houses and green areas listed as …

Architecture

Resawing: Basic Hows and Whys - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To

Print<p>Print<p>So you can use a band saw to slice thin pieces of wood from bigger pieces of wood … what’s the benefit? Why not buy your wood sliced thin …

Woodworking

Remodeling 101: Shaker-Style Kitchen Cabinets

This week we’re launching a new series on kitchen cabinet doors, starting with our favorite (we’ll admit it): the Shaker-style cabinet front. Here …

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers

Installing kitchen cabinets isn’t a job for your average homeowner. Think about the total weight of all the ceramics, glassware, and appliances …

Kitchens

A Private California Compound Hits the Market at $5M

Comprised of a stunning grand estate, as well as a reinvented pool/guest house, this expansive private compound in Pasadena is seeking a new owner.<p>Not only does this compelling compound feature a newly constructed home, but it is also comprised of another striking volume—the property's original …

A Converted Monastery with a Cottage: At Home with UK Antiques Dealer Alex MacArthur

We just visited antiques dealer and interior designer Alex MacArthur in the town of Rye, England, where she’s transformed a derelict Augustinian …

Trend Alert: 10 Favorite, Time-Tested Dark Green Kitchens

We’re undeniably in the era of the Pinterest-approved blue kitchen: We spotlighted the trend last year in The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, and we’re …

Kitchen of the Week: A Glamorous Kitchen in San Francisco, Ikea Hacks Included

A couple of months ago, Michelle emailed me to tell me about her friend Amy Lindburg’s recently remodeled kitchen in San Francisco. “It’s very …

Architects’ 12 Favorite Blue Paints for Kitchen Cabinets (or Anywhere in the House)

Looking to dip your toe in the blue-painted cabinet trend? (See also Trend Alert: The Cult of the Blue Kitchen.) We asked a few experts in the …

Architecture

How to Make New Wood Look Old

01 of 04<p>Get the Look of Distressed Wood<p>Old, aged wood possesses a unique patina, texture, and color that infuses depth of character to nearly any …

The Remodelista Color of 2018: Mignonette Green

In an editorial meeting earlier this year, we were trying to define a certain shade of green (pale, grayish-green) emerging in new interiors. Someone …