Lydia Els Smit

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Give Your Mudroom a Facelift

Smart storage and playful styling can make this oft-ignored space a welcoming spot.<p>Your mudroom may be functional, but is it seriously lacking in personality? Just because it's a command center for your home's comings and goings doesn't mean it can't have its own look. Try these tricks for an …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

Stainless Steel

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

The Cleaning Product Swaps You Should Never Make

Not all cleaning products are multipurpose.<p>When you run out of a certain product, there's often another one that can get the job done. For example, you can use a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on your laundry as a stain remover, and baking soda works great as a sink and faucet cleanser. But there …

Cleaning

8 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Thomas Keller

Hypnotic Fusion of Portraits by Antonio Mora

Spanish photographer Antonio Mora fuses standard portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography, resulting in extraordinary combinations. His ongoing <i>Dream Portraits</i> transform two separate images by combining them into one frame and thereby reconfiguring their visual power.<p>Playing with …

The Kitchn

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Pucker Up For Winter With DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

It’s time to step up your beauty game for winter, so naturally, the first thing you should do to prep is…raid your pantry! No joke—pantry essentials like oils and sugar are key to natural exfoliating. We showed you how to use these ingredients to create face scrubs to suit your skin type, and now …