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Family's home is two tiny houses connected with a central sun room & deck

Many have pointed out that tiny houses aren't for everyone: families with kids might come to mind, for example, though we have seen more than a few …

Weather

5 Tiny Coastal Cottages

Cottage 1. New England Classic<p><b>Square Feet: 850<br>Location: Provincetown, MA</b><p>This charming 1930s cottage has all of the classic Cape Cod elements like …

New England

17 Home Design Shops Every Guy Should Know

Outfitting your home or apartment with the furniture, artwork, and knickknacks from the same big box stores that everyone else shops at is a recipe …

Furniture

Curb Appeal: 10 Landscaping Ideas for a Low-Water Garden

There’s no need to sacrifice curb appeal to save water. We rounded up some of our favorite low-water ideas—from check dams to dry streams to …

Landscaping

Before & After: One Smart Change to a Very Little Kitchen

When Giovanni purchased his Brooklyn condo, the kitchen had barely any cabinet space — and almost no workspace to speak of. His kitchen was just a …

Home Ownership

Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Smart Window Shades

It sounds like something we’d see in the Jetsons’ house: window shades that glide up and down at the mere touch of a button. In fact, remote-control …

When Chorizo and Elote Meet Pulled Pork and Coleslaw: The Glory of A Mexican-Barbecue Fusion

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I'd never turn my nose up at some classic barbecue pulled pork, but my true pig-eating allegiance lies south of the border with Mexican chorizo, the heavily spiced and insanely delicious sausages. Since I like to …

Cooking

Inspiring Kitchens You Won't Believe are IKEA

There's a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they're incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, …

IKEA

Sous Vide Poached Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp cooked by traditional methods can be fantastic, but nailing the perfect temperature can be a bit hit or miss. With a sous vide cooker, you don't have this issue because that short window of time between perfect and overcooked stretches out to a good half hour or so. Sous vide also allows you …

Seafood

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Shrimp

Shrimp cooked by traditional methods can be fantastic, but nailing the perfect temperature requires precision. Let them cook just a few seconds too long—whether poaching, searing, or grilling—and they go from tender and plump to rubbery and tough. With a sous vide cooker, you don't have this issue …

Seafood

10 Brooklyn-based designers of unique home goods

Do something different with your home while supporting Kings County companies<p>In a world where it seems like big-box companies control all aspects of our lives, it’s nice to know that there are plenty of alternatives. The push to buy local—not just in New York City, but across the nation—is proof …

Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce Recipe

"I can't take all the credit for this stuff. I have had to search, and snoop and experiment to get it right. (Thanks Big Daddy's!) But I've had …

BBQ

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything from braising to bread baking.<p>Their only downfall is that …

Cooking

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

• Thanksgiving• <b><br>Vegan Thanksgiving Menu</b><p>Skipping out on animal products doesn't mean skimping on comforting, carb-y dishes—it actually means you can focus on bolder flavors brimming with spice and explore textures beyond the usual seven kinds of creamy. Give this menu a peek and tell us you're not …

Vegan

The Food Lab: For the Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Use Science, Not Sugar

Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are so darn insecure? They come to the table hidden under a blanket of marshmallows or a sticky-sweet layer of sugary syrup. You eat them and taste only cinnamon and nutmeg, the natural aroma of the sweet potato buried underneath layers of spices. I often …

National BBQ Week: the very best barbecue recipes for hot summer days

The sun is out and so thoughts naturally turn to eating - and cooking - al fresco.<p>Don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue though: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p><b>The best</b> …

BBQ

Baby potatoes baked in parchment with thyme and black olive butter

SERVES<p>6 as a side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p>35g butter, softened<br>• 35g pitted black olives, finely chopped<br>• 1 small clove garlic, crushed<br>• Squeeze of lemon juice<br>• 540g baby waxy potatoes (they should be really small, halve them if not)<br>• 6 sprigs of thyme<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.<p>Mash the butter and …

How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

Five Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Bedroom

Home - 84 Tiny Houses

Creative Animal Foundation<p>Check out what our friends at the Creative Animal Foundation are up to! Co-founders Stephanie Arne & Tim Davison are …

Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture with These Easy Hacks and Ideas

Several years ago, we fawned over Superfront, a Swedish company that designs and manufactures just about everything for your IKEA cabinets and …

Furniture

rocket stove mass heater

• heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood<br>• exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning)<br>• the heat from one fire can last for …

Arrowhead Porch Swing

Built using only local lumber and rope, the Arrowhead Porch Swing is a striking take on this American classic. Based on a design from his …

Woodworking

Simple Ways To Make Salt Water Potable

Image source: Allianz.com<p>Our earth is rightly called the blue planet because of its abundant store of surface water. However, only 2.5 percent of it …

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Taking the time to make a smooth, thick gravy for this slow-cooked dinner is worth it. As the pot roast cooks, the water and juices from the …

Grub Hub Has a Modern Alternative to Your Stove's Aluminum Windscreen

You can finally throw out that dirty, crumpled aluminum foil windscreen you used when it came time for cooking as a 12-year old boy scout. Grub Hub …

Leesa Mattress

Spring into better sleep with the Leesa mattress. Losing an hour of sleep shouldn't feel like losing an hour of sleep. The Leesa combines pressure …

Sleep

Sheex

The best Valentine's Days end with an extended stay in bed. Make sure yours is ready for action with Sheex. This high-end bedding combines unmatched …

Shopping