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31 Projects You Can Get Done Over a Long Weekend

For DIYers, long weekends are for getting stuff done at home. Make the most of the upcoming extra time by checking one of these projects off of your …

Home Improvement

The best home security systems

Looking for a great home security system? Home security systems differ quite a bit in terms of what’s offered. Some old school systems like ADT might …

Home Security

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

Cute

20 Fancy-Looking Home Buys We Can't Believe Are From Etsy

Take a look around the Home & Living section on Etsy, and you'll likely notice that many of its offerings carry a certain "look": Mason jar crafts, …

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

39 Pieces Of Furniture From Walmart You'll Actually Want In Your Home

Gorgeous and affordable. High five!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

Modern Indian Houses that will take your Breath away

A home is where the heart is and most probably, our heart is smitten by unique architectural designs and well-engineered houses that are full of …

The Top 15 Cities in Europe

Our readers anointed some of the Continent’s greatest cultural capitals — places rich in art, history, architecture, and food — as their favorite …

European Travel

15 Places Every Pizza Lover Must Visit

Time to make some pizza pilgrimages.<p>After exhaustive research, the writers of <i>Where to Eat Pizza</i> have selected the best places to eat pizza in the world. Full disclosure: I contributed to the London sections of the book, so I can guarantee the quality of their recommendations!

The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

Clear eyes, full carts, can't lose.<p>When decorating a new space, it’s important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let’s be honest ― we’ll take a good deal any day.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to expend tons of time or energy searching for the …

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 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

The Best 2-Player Board Games to Play at Home

This might be the homebody in me talking, but I happen to think date night at home is better than date night out in nearly every way. The drinks are …

Decorate Like a Pro With These Design Apps

If you’re thinking about some new throw pillows for the couch, or a new paint color in the bedroom, but don’t have an interior designer on speed …

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

Apps

This Chart Estimates When You Can Finally Retire, Based on Your Savings Rate

Three factors influence when you’ll be financially independent: the age you start saving, how much of your income you save, and the return on your …

Retirement

163-The Impact of Your Savings Rate on Your Time to Financial Independence (A Tribute to the Value of "The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement")

I spent years consuming personal finance literature and the idea of saving 10 to 20% of my income was hammered into my head. That is the standard …

It took this startup 384 days to get its first thousand customers and to make $1 million — and then it doubled that just 38 days later

"I very quickly realized I was the least handy person on Earth," he jokes. "I didn't know how to swing a hammer."<p>Suddenly, Ludlow was a first-time homeowner; he was now responsible for maintaining a house, and it was his biggest purchase to date. But he had no idea who to call when he needed help. …

The Best Places to Trade In Your Laptop for the Most Money

Ready to upgrade that old computer? Several sites will let you trade in your laptop for cash or gift cards, and even pay the shipping to send it to …

Trading

11 Money-Saving Secrets to Know Before Shopping at Kohl's

We bet you're still not using enough coupons — even with all that Kohl's Cash.<p><b>1. You don't have to spend as much as you think to earn Kohl's Cash.</b><p>Regulars know that Kohl's Cash is king. The signs say that you'll earn $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend. But officially, it's OK if you come up …

Kitchen Storage Ideas for the Chef Extraordinaire

Whether your dinners are three-Michelin-stars-worthy, or you're still learning the ropes, if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, these storage and organization ideas are for you!<p><b>Trays That Stay</b><br>A roll-out tray divider helps keep baking sheets and trays upright for easy access. No more having to …

The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.

Kitchens

The Best Hotels & Resorts in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

The 100 best hotels and resorts in the world, selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p>90. Montage Laguna Beach, CA, U.S.<p>89. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, SC, U.S.<p>88. Montage Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.<p>87. WaterColor Inn & Resort, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, U.S.<p>86. Gravetye Manor, Sussex, England<p>85. Watch …

Costa Rica

Articles about modern dallas family home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>Diane Cheatham and Edward Baum team up to try to make the Dallas of their design dreams a reality.<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a …

11 Ways to Use IKEA's Lack Shelves Just About Anywhere

IKEA's Lack shelves are as useful as they are ubiquitous. Here are 11 ways you can employ these little workhorses in every room of your house.<p>From VT …

Non-Touristy Places in San Francisco

San Francisco is known all over as a popular tourist destination. With visitors from around the world seeking out famous landmarks, it can be tough to see the city's sights through the bustling crowds. For those seeking non-touristy places to visit in San Francisco, I have a few suggestions.<p>Now, …

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Travel