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15 Super Simple Beer Cocktails to Cool You Down this Summer

🍺 + 🍹 = 👍.<p>Beer cocktails are one of the most versatile summer drinks out there because they're diverse enough (from fruit-based beers to sour varieties to malts) to mix with both the savory and the sweet. Not to mention that the ingredients are all grocery store accessible: easy to make with a …


These Are the Most Popular Exterior Home Paint Colors

Hints of blue might just be the new "it" trend.<p>Picking out paint colors for the outside of your home is no simple feat: For starters, it's not just one hue, it's three (siding, trim, and accents). And since it's a major financial investment, the pressure is real. Thankfully, Trulia sought out paint …

Home Improvement

This Over-Water Wedding Pavilion Is Like a Ceremony And Honeymoon All in One

This place would make for some pretty amazing photos.<p>Sorry beaches, you've officially been replaced as our ultimate wedding location. Now, all we can think about is this fairytale-worthy pavilion located smack in the middle of the Indian Ocean.<p>Situated about 50 meters offshore from The Four Seasons …


9 Quick Changes That Make Your Bedroom Healthier

A better night's sleep might be just a few tweaks away.<p>A better night's sleep might be just a few tweaks away.


72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …


The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

4 Designer Secrets That Make Open Kitchens Feel Cozy

Create a comfortable cooking space that still looks sharp from every angle.<p>1. Add an eye-catching "hearth."<p>With an open kitchen, the area above the stove is a great spot to splurge. Because it's relatively small, you won't need a ton of tile, so pick something you love, like a hand-painted one or …


10 Cheap (But Cheerful!) Ways to Update Your Kitchen

You don't need to gut the entire space — or your wallet — to get a whole new look.<p>The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering $18,856 — and high-end ones average $54,909. No bones about it: That's a whole lotta cash.<p>But you don't need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated …


All the Pros and Cons of Exposed Brick

Three experts discuss the triumphs and challenges that come with this polarizing design.<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who love exposed brick and those who hate it. Few design details stir up such strong passions the way exposed brick does. And, regardless of which side you fall …

Home Improvement

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

Home Decorating

50 Genius Ways to Use Mason Jars

This beloved country staple is good for so much more than canning.<p>This beloved country staple is good for so, so much.


July/August 2015 Issue Product Guide

Find the complete product information from our July/August issue. (T) = Trade only.<p><b>22 PAINT</b><p><i>Paints:</i> <b>Benjamin Moore;</b> Dunn-Edwards; <b>Farrow & Ball;</b> <b>Glidden;</b> <b>Portola Paints & Glazes;</b> <b>Pratt & Lambert;</b></b> …

This Is What a Million-Dollar Backyard Pond Looks Like

A stunning waterfall is just one of the highlights of an impressive custom oasis.<p>If you have trouble imagining what a million-dollar backyard pond might possibly look like, then take a look at this impressive water feature in Crown Point, Indiana:<p>This 500-foot-long backyard waterscape, installed by …


9 Perfect Spots to Display Antique American Flags

These classic pieces deserve a place of honor in any home.<p>These classic pieces deserve a place of honor in any home.

A Laundry Room That Begs You to Stay Awhile

Seriously, this utility space rivals even the most stylish living room.<p>If we could describe the average laundry room in a word, it would be "joyless." It's a space dedicated to carrying out a dreaded chore, where often the only frills are on your linens. That's why this makeover by Sharon of the …

7 Common Mistakes You Make Choosing a Paint Color

Never trust store lighting.<p>Picking the shade that will cover a room can be a daunting task — just where do you begin when staring at wall of dozens of shades? To help you approach the paint aisle with confidence, we asked interior designers to share the biggest missteps they see DIY decoraters make …

Home Decorating

June 2015 Issue Product Guide

Find the complete product information from our June issue. (T) = Trade only.<p><b>22 PAINT</b><p><i>Paints:</i> <b>Benjamin Moore;</b> <b>Farrow & Ball;</b> <b>PPG Pittsburgh Paints;</b> <b>Ralph Lauren Paint;</b> <b>Sherwin-Williams;</b><p><b>26 PALETTE</b><p><i>Paint:</i></b> …

Interior Design

5 Smart Ways to Reclaim Your Bedroom Zen

And finally get a good night's sleep.<p>The bedroom, a place that should be dedicated to rest and repose, is too often a dumping ground for things to be repaired, clothes to be returned, items to donate, and detritus that just doesn't fit anywhere else. And if you're plagued by insomnia, all the more …


The Essential Guide to Watering Your Lawn

Make the grass greener on your side, for a change.<p>Matt Maurer, owner of PureLawn Lawn Services, offers these easy-to-follow strategies for healthy grass with a deep, strong root system.<p>1. Water in the morning.<p>Between 4:00 AM and 10:00 Am is best, since the air is cooler and there's usually not much …

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!


47 Porches and Patios We'd Love to Relax On

Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these decorating ideas.<p>Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these design ideas.


How to Fix Scratched and Creaky Floorboards

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix your floor problems.<p>Repair Scratches in Floorboards<p>The best way to get an even wood floor is by sanding, but if you just have a few scratches, small holes, or gaps, they can be repaired without embarking on such a big job.<p><b>You'll Need:</b>Floor or …


A Century-Old Maine Cottage Full of Coastal Charm

For decades, designer Libby Cameron's family has been gathering at this airy seaside escape.<p>For decades, designer Libby Cameron's family has been gathering in a cottage on the coast of Maine. With generations of family furnishings, occasionally brightened by a new slipcover or a coat of paint, …

Living Rooms

House Beautiful magazine transforms an Uptown New Orleans home for its 'Kitchen of the Year' |

This spring has been full of cinematic surprises for Helen and Scott Jenkins. "I've had a lot of 'Pinch me, please' moments," said Helen, standing in …

One and Done! This Product is The Secret To Reese Witherspoon's Contoured Cheekbones

Want to know how Reese Witherspoon works her angles? The star's longtime makeup artist Molly R. Stern has a simple trick that makes a big …

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …


How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a whole new look.<p>You can make a huge difference to the look of your kitchen with some simple renovations to the cabinets. By repainting doors and updating the handles, you'll refresh the heart of your home without the need for a full redesign.<p>You'll …


25 Things Every Country Home Needs

We asked and you answered! Here are the essentials you told us make your country home complete.<p>A porch swing? A loyal dog? We asked and you answered! Here are the essentials you told us make your country home complete. More than 2,000 of you chimed in—here are some of our favorite responses.

Closet Boot Camp: 5 Pro Tips to Getting The Perfect Closet

Let's face it: Your closet holds a ton. Perhaps a ton too much. It's time to rein in the excess—from last season's stilettos and your favorite …