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14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

Home Improvement

The Blogger That Makes A Construction Site Look Glamorous

Rach Parcell, the blogger behind PinkPeonies.com, documents the construction of her home from the ground up on Instagram.<p>We've broken ground, let the craziness begin (again)...<p>Christmas came early today, we have windows!<p>My chandelier I scored on sale at RH showed up!<p>Loving all the natural light …

The Gardening Trends You Should Know About

Our friends at Pinterest shared the season's most in-demand outdoor garden trends and the boards you should start following now. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>Here's a look at some of the gardening ideas that Pinterest says are already trending this spring:<p><b>1. Vertical Gardens</b><p>…

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

Interior Design

35 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate a Small Bathroom?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about decorating a small bathroom. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

8 Ways To Make Your Road Trip Even Better

8 apps to download now.<p>Everyone knows the essentials for a successful road trip—good company, good music and A LOT of snacks. Whether you're planning to head to your favorite cross-country vacation spot or hopping in a car with no destination at all, be sure to add these apps to your must-have list.

Apps

This House Was Purchased for $1

Is this the biggest real estate steal ever?<p>Here's a makeover you won't believe: A historic house in Memphis was sold for a buck and turned into a bed and breakfast within a year. Jose and Jennifer Velázquez had dreams of opening their own B&B, and after 24 years they found the perfect place — The …

Real Estate

10 Rooms That Are #Twinning

Rooms We Can't Believe Are Outdoors

The epitome of indoor-outdoor living.<p>These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. If you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing.

Living Rooms

7 Lost Household Arts You Should Revive

Mark D. Sikes's Light and Breezy West Hollywood House

Best. Sleep. Ever. Here's How:

You'll rest easy when you choose the right mattress, pillows, and sheets.<p>You'll rest easy when you choose the right mattress, pillows, and sheets.

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b><p>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

Dream Home Alert: A Cabin Made Entirely Of Windows

One couple quit their jobs to realize their dream of living in a home made of antique windows in the woods.<p>Right now we're feeling totally inspired by photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz: On their first date, the couple took a walk on Nick's family's property in the mountains of West …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Before and After: A Victorian Staircase Goes Bright

From a neglected stairwell to an inviting space.<p>When Brett, the blogger behind Mister Martha, bought a 19th-century Victorian home, he steeled himself for a big restoration. In refinishing a dimly-lit and dingy staircase and hallway, we love that he exercised restraint (save those period details!), …

Living Rooms

11 Statement-Making Front Doors

Set the tone for your home with a welcoming front door. Here, we take paint color cues from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Choose a color that compliments your brick and matches your shutters.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Bring personality to solid brown stucco (and shock your neighbors) with an …

The Paint Makeover That Can Make You Look Younger

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate My Backyard or Patio?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about decorating your outdoor space. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Don't Make These Common Summer Entertaining Mistakes

Skimping on food isn't the only rookie error our experts often see. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>We're not saying hosting a patio party is rocket science: Grill + warm weather + friends = fun. But don't let your get-together turn sour by making these common missteps.<p><b>1.</b> …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Top Pin of the Day: A Gray Kitchen in Seattle

Today's top pin is a newly-renovated kitchen in Seattle. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>The kitchen in a Seattle, Washington, house was remodeled with new cabinetry painted Stone Harbor by Benjamin Moore and floor tiles from New Ravenna. Designer Kelie Grosso hung a …

12 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Homework Station

Creating a stylish and streamlined space for your kids.<p>Help kids concentrate on their homework by creating a stylish and streamlined space for all their studying needs.

Dining Rooms

This Simple House Has a Big Surprise Around the Corner

A striking design choice creates a picturesque space with indoor-outdoor appeal.<p>We love knick-knacks, floral wallpaper, and ruffled bedspreads as much as the next American woman (hello, beautiful), but we also appreciate a home designed with a sharp eye for restraint — and an unexpected touch.<p>This …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …