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Slick Corner Painting Tip

Keep tape running straight down a wall<p>Here’s a neat trick I learned from my father-in-law for painting corners where two different colors meet on …

Why your lawn looks awful, and what you can do about it

How to plant grass seed is a question that eventually crops up for homeowners whose lawns start looking a little thin. In fact, even if your lawn looks perfect, you should <i>still</i> be seeding regularly to keep it in top shape.<p>"Seeding your lawn can make it less susceptible to pests, disease, and …

Air purifying technology that’s older than electricity itself!

This innocuous little artistically presented block is quite remarkable. Sitting on a V-cut wooden stand, the block contains a honeycomb structure, …

Air Purifiers

Aquas Perma Solar Firma

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia<p>“Homeowners often quit at the first sign of complexity or budget escalation when building a self-sustaining home,” says Clinton Cole, principal of CplusC Architectural Workshop, a design-build firm based in Sydney, Australia. But Geoff Carroll and Julie Young are …

Aquaponics

The Unfortunate Downsides to Having Two Bathroom Sinks

Having two sinks in a master bathroom is either a nice little luxury, or a total relationship-saver, depending on how much your schedules overlap, …

Home Improvement

5 Design Rules You Should Absolutely Never Break

Rules were meant to be broken, right? Sometimes! Other times, however, they should be taken very, very seriously. Having a few guidelines to follow …

Home Decorating

The Case Against Open Kitchens

When I was a small child, my dad had a window cut into the galley kitchen of our walk-up apartment on West Seventy-sixth Street. The idea was that my mother could share in the socializing in the living room, while friends drinking Chardonnay could enjoy the sight of my mother preparing the chicken …

These Are the Next Big Kitchen Trends of 2018

If 2018 trends are any indication, kitchens are about to look very chic. This year, the trending materials, layouts, and shapes are less about the …

11 Gorgeous Rugs That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

A rug can change the entire feel of a room.<p>There are rugs that sell for $10 at the dollar store. And, there are rugs that sell for $34 million at …

6 Essential Tips For Selecting the Perfect Dining Room Lighting

Adding a light fixture (or two) to your dining room is like putting the icing on a cake: it’s that final, special touch that can imbue style, atmosphere, and just the right amount of illumination—but finding the ideal setup is not always easy.<p>In the dining room, a light fixture is a particularly …

Dining Rooms

This Color-Blocked Bathroom in Milan = The Case Against Boring White Walls

And it's got major storage solutions, to boot<p>Is there any more powerful tool for transforming a rental apartment than <i>color</i>? We think not—especially when creative materials and storage solutions come into play. The architects at Italian firm Marcante-Testa ran with this very idea when they designed …

How to Modernize Your Bathroom with Minimal Disruption

It’s easy to forget your bathroom. As long as it’s fresh, clean and ‘modern enough,’ then homeowners will think it’s a job well done and won’t need …

Before you replace even a doorknob, think of the future: Aging-in-place houses never looked so great (photos)

Perhaps it was the frustrating time your hands were full and you couldn't open the door. Or you struggled to stoop down low to plug in a charger. Or …

Forget the adapter: How to install a USB outlet in 9 steps

If your connected home is anything like ours, it’s littered with USB chargers, backup batteries, and other powered items. If only your electrical …

Reducing noise: tips for a quieter home

We all know that no home is a silent haven, but there are some key things that you can and should do, if you want to significantly reduce noise in …

Living Room Design Doozies: 11 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Space

We know, we know: Coming up with a design scheme from scratch in any room is difficult, let alone your primary living space. You might be tempted to pick out a sofa and a coffee table and call it a day. That's all you really need, right?<p>Nope! In order to design a truly inviting living room that's …

IKEA’s selling home storage batteries for its solar panels

A rooftop of solar panels generating clean energy is great and all, but having somewhere to squirrel away that free juice is even better. After stepping into the shade for a good few months, IKEA began selling solar panels again last year with new teammate Solarcentury (a company that specialises …

7 Essential Improvements For Your Next Bathroom Remodel

A renovated bathroom adds value to your home, updates its style, and makes it better adapted to your current needs. Renovations are the best time to …

Tips to Choosing the Right Rug Size - Emily Henderson

Buying a rug is like buying a dress for your grandma – it can be kinda overwhelming, there are a lot of factors to consider, and if you buy one that …

5 Plants That Can Help Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Here's your excuse to buy more houseplants.<p>Just because you can't see pollutants in your home doesn't mean they aren't there. In a recent study, …

Articles about house gets better age on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.<p>Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.<p>This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.<p>In Cardiff …

Los Angeles