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61 Pictures of Swimming Pools for Your Backyard Design Ideas

Amazing gallery of 61 pictures of swimming pools to inspire design ideas for your backyard oasis. All kinds of in-ground pool pictures showcased …

Landscaping

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

Landscaping

How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the 'Paper Clip Strategy'

In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada hired a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid.<p>Dyrsmid was a rookie so nobody at the firm expected too much of his performance. Moreover, Abbotsford was still a relatively small suburb back then, tucked away in the shadow of nearby Vancouver where most of …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

7 Ways to Decorate Your Home If You Think You Have No Talent

Decorating your home can sometimes be frustrating, especially if you have your eye on some interior design blogger and their picture perfect home. …

Home Decorating

You've never seen a kitchen island sink like this

Everyone wants more room in the kitchen, and it turns out that plunking your sink in the middle of the kitchen island is a big waste of space.<p>It was a realization that dawned on kitchen designer Matthew Quinn 12 years ago while working with a 6-foot-wide island.<p>"As soon as we put the sink in the …

Kitchens

6 Tips to Optimize Your Small Backyard Design

There is no doubt that having a small backyard can be a real challenge. Whether you live in the middle of the city or out in the country, the lack of space can really cramp your style -- especially if you have kids. Check out these six tips to help you optimize your small backyard.<p>Photo courtesy of …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

Property Brothers share the best time to buy TVs, furniture, air conditioners and more

When the Property Brothers talk, we listen, whether they’re crooning their latest country tune or telling us how to upcycle in our backyard.<p>In their book, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding and Fixing Your Perfect House,” Drew and Jonathan Scott are dishing out all of …

7 Ways to Declutter Any Room Using Feng Shui

By this point, you've likely heard of Marie Kondo's magical tidying method or applied some of its principles to your rooms, drawers, or even your heart. But did you know that feng shui is really the OG when it comes to creating a joy-inducing space?<p>Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of …

Mimi Zeiger on design, density and her new book 'Tiny Houses in the City'

Architecture critic and author Mimi Zeiger grew up in Berkeley with a Bronx-raised mother who she says had no patience for driving her anywhere.<p>So it's no surprise that her latest book, "Tiny Houses in the City," (Rizzoli, $29.95) focuses on creative pint-sized homes that are wedged into densely …

Urban Design

50 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

You don't have to be rich to live the good life.<p>You don’t have to wait until you’re raking in the big bucks to live the rich life. Instagram-worthy …

How to Build a Walk-In Shower in a Small Bathroom

Walk-in showers are popular DIY projects as they can be installed in tighter spaces than a tub and are safer to use for older family members.<p>Bathroom remodeling projects rank a close second to kitchens in popularity, as they can boost the value of your home and make a great universal design …

Home Improvement

22 Easy Tips That'll Actually Make You Want To Cook

Cook less, clean less, and EAT MORE.

How To Plant Cannabis Seeds • Green Rush Daily

Do you want Indica, Sativa or a hybrid of both. Will you use indoor hydroponics or grow outdoors? What height do you want? Regardless, what you’ll …

Gardening

14 apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone

But it could also be so much more than that, if only you have the proper tools in your utility belt.<p>We've put together a list of all the most useful apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone.<p>From how to cook to how to survive in the event of a deadly snakebite, these apps will make any …

Apps

15 ways to guarantee you won't become a millionaire

We've cued you in on steps to take to get rich— but which choices will stunt your path to wealth?<p>Here, we rounded up habits, beliefs, and traits that self-made millionaires and authors have identified as inhibiting if you want to build wealth.<p>As always, no promises of future riches or predictions …

Self-improvement

7 Home Decor Trends That Will Be Huge This Spring

'Tis the season for macramé.<p>Think spring cleaning is just about vacuuming and dusting? Think again. Now's the time to clear out anything you're no longer in love with and give your decor a refresh. To help start that process, we've gathered the latest home trends for spring that are blowing up on …

Things All Wedding Guests Love

Yes, your wedding may be all about you, but as any good host or hostess knows, if your guests aren't having fun, well, neither are you. To create an event that has everyone up on their feet, moving, grooving, and having the time of their lives, try incorporating a few of these crowd-pleasing …

How to Create a Healthy and Relaxing Home Office

If you work from home regularly or love to freelance, then working from home is an all-too-common affair, and most of us tend to find any nook or …

Interior Design

20 Things Every 20-Something Needs in Their First Home

Your 20s can be hard. There’s more than enough to worry about besides decorating your apartment. Dorm dwelling, after all, certainly doesn’t prepare you to choose the right sized kilim rug—or better yet, chaise longue. So let the experts advise you on how to nail your 20-something apartment with …

Home Decorating

12 Easy Ways to Save Money When Decorating Your Home

Decorating your home can be an expensive activity and let’s face it, it can get addictive. If you don’t want to blow your budget too quickly you have …

Home Decorating

Julianne Hough's New Haircut and Color Are Everything You Need for Spring

Just in time for your spring makeover (go you, surviving yet another winter!), Julianne Hough has re-worked her hair in a way that'll have you staring at her photos all day every day until you can finally get yourself into a salon. The star had gotten a little bored while growing out her hair, …