Improvement, Decorating, Fashions
Celebrate Your Senses: An Evening Scented Garden
If you're someone who's most often home in the evenings, why wait until the weekend to enjoy a fragrant garden? Consider planting evening scented blossoms to enhance your personal space.
Metal Outdoor Furniture - Explained
Metal outdoor furniture has come a long way. Here's a quick primer on the available types and their care.
10 Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas Using Stuff You Already Have
Here's ten simple (but VERY effective) ways to use common
Christmas items you already have to add that special holiday touch.
20 Ways to Warm Up Your Winter Nest
Here are some ways to
make your home a warm and inviting shelter this winter:
You Can Light Up a Room
change, or rather the transformation, from the mundane to the exciting is
in your heart and in your spirit. If you are not singing a Christmas Carol
in your heart, then even the glistening snow and the bell-ringers on the
corner will not bring a smile to your face. There is a saying that each
person is responsible for their own happiness and that should include
Make a Grand Entrance of your Front Door
Mention outdoor lighting at this time of year and many people think of strings of lights. But why not go for a more elegant look that will continue to be appealing throughout the winter ahead?
Easy, Affordable Holiday Decor
"I wish I could afford to spruce this place up before the holidays." If this is your sentiment and your budget is tight, here are four things you can do immediately to make your home sparkle for the holidays.
Bring Spring In!
Fresh, Frugal Ideas! Here are some great ideas for bringing the freshness of spring into your home.
Making Your Kitchen Work for You
The kitchen often becomes a family hub, the heart of the home for daily activity and entertaining. For this reason, the design of a kitchen space should address how the room is used on a daily basis. Identifying how you like to cook, eat and entertain are important steps in creating an efficient kitchen space.
Have Cooking in Mind When Planning Your
If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, there are a number
of things you need to know before you begin the process. Don Silvers offers three
items you must consider before remodeling your kitchen.
Separate Fact From Fiction When Remodeling
As a certified chef, Certified Kitchen Designer, Design Instructor at UCLA, as well as
an author, Don Silvers knows his way around a kitchen. Silvers believes
that some published articles will provide their readers with an enormous amount of
misinformation when considering kitchen remodeling.
Don't Get Lost in Your Kitchen Triangle
You just got home from work, company is due to arrive in two hours, and you haven’t even begun to cook dinner. You’re looking forward to creating a wonderful meal, but you have to take some time out to work around your poorly designed kitchen. Chances are your kitchen triangle has tied up your hands!
The Tools of the Trade
A good cook needs good tools. That is why it is important to take a look at your very own kitchen tools—pots, pans, and knives. They are an intricate and essential part of your kitchen, yet many people overlook their importance.
Make Decorating a Learning Experience:
Decorating With Wallpaper
There is universal agreement among child psychologists that children should play a leading role in the process of decorating their own rooms. A recent study by Capital One Financial Corp. even suggests that they may be willing to help foot the bill. Furthermore, there's a growing consensus that their participation in both making decorating decisions and helping to pay for them can provide valuable learning experiences.
Unique Ways to Take Decorating Personally:
Decorating With Wallpaper
Since each of us is as unique as a thumbprint, there's no reason anyone should settle for copycat interiors, no matter how beautiful they are and no matter how faithfully they replicate a room shown in a book. Wallpaper is more than a decorative element. It is a tool for creating entirely custom spaces.
Master Bed Room - Creating a Romantic Getaway:
Adding Quality and Style to Your Bedroom
Bedrooms aren’t just for sleeping anymore. With larger master suites being built in today’s homes, bedrooms have evolved into comfortable getaways for people to relax and unwind from their hectic schedules. The extra square footage leaves room for many decorating possibilities in this personal retreat. This season’s eclectic blend of sleek, contemporary styles and opulent, classic details are combined to create the perfect romantic escape.
Transforming a Bathroom into a Livingroom
The room that is undergoing the greatest amount of transformation in new construction and remodeling is the bathroom. The average master bath has tripled in size since the 1930s. The bathroom was once designed as an oversized water closet, but people are now finding respite and sanctuary in multiple room master and guest baths.
Turn Your Shower into a Retreat from Daily Stress
Today's bathrooms provide a refuge from the stresses of daily life. As part of this trend, the demand for custom showering products has exploded over the past five years. More than simply getting clean, today's showers have become customized personal retreats to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit with the power of water.
An Ancient Luxury Becomes a Modern Morning Necessity:
A Look at the Cascading Evolution of the Shower
Today, manufacturers spend millions finding ways to make water do magical things in order to make showering a luxurious, invigorating and revitalizing experience.
Simple Plumbing Repairs You Can Do To Improve and Maintain Your Home
Many homeowners are concerned about tackling plumbing jobs because, unlike most other home projects, if something goes wrong the result can be major damage. But never fear, many plumbing projects are easy to do -- such as installing a new faucet or changing out a showerhead.
Got Space? Creative Remodeling Makes Room for the Pool Table
This year, make room in your life for pool and room in your home for a pool table. For some folks that could mean building a new home or an addition, but for most of us it is time to be creative and make use of existing space.
Is Your Home as Health Conscious as You Are?
Does your home provide the proper healthy environment for you and your family?
Numerous recent studies have focused increasing concerns on the Indoor Air Quality
of homes and their impact on human health.
One of the areas receiving the greatest attention is flooring materials.
Clean and Dry
Today, air quality in the indoor environment is of utmost concern and importance. Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors -- at home and at work -- often in energy-efficient buildings that lack sufficient fresh air ventilation.
One of the ways to protect the indoor air quality is to keep all indoor surfaces as clean as possible. Vacuuming away the dust and dirt that falls to the floor is a major element of cleanliness and is the most effective way to clean floors.
Tips for Creating a Safer Home
Building a safe, secure home is one of the top priorities for all parents. From selecting reliable products during the construction of a home to monitoring children at play, creating a safe environment is an ongoing task for parents.
Eliminate Winter Beauty Busters with Top Tips
One of winter’s biggest beauty challenges is dealing with dry, “static-y” conditions created by the combination of very low moisture in the air and cold outdoor temperatures. Typically worst from November through February, static is the culprit behind clinging trousers, flyaway hair and the snap-crackle-pops that occur when you take off your winter coat and scarf.
Easy Christmas Home Style
Simple, inexpensive ideas to decorate your home for the holidays.
Bring Outdoors Inside For Holiday Decor
Winter is a great time of year to be outside enjoying nature -- especially if you're interested in putting together some hand-made holiday decorations or just picking out the perfect tree.
Nature offers a variety of seasonal decorations in the form of aromatic greenery, colorful dried blooms and seedpods that add extra "spice" and personality to home decorating projects.
More Time Enjoying Family and Friends this Season: Easy and Natural
Getting your home ready for the holidays can be time-consuming and
expensive; nerves can get frazzled in what is supposed to be the
“merriest time of the year.” Previously, there hasn’t been a lot of
choice in holiday decor, but now there are a variety of holiday
decorations to choose from that are beautiful, inspired by natural
materials and easy to use.
The Gift of Flavor
We all know that person. The one who has everything; the one for whom it’s impossible to buy a gift. Every year we wrack our brains trying to think of something they might want.
the Perfect Holiday Table
We all want our holiday parties to be perfect. We plan a wonderful
menu and cook and clean for days in advance. But many people spend all
their time and energy on the food, and neglect the other important aspects
of a party. Table décor and room arrangement are just as important as
good food to the success of a gathering.
The Gingerbread Nightmare
Do you ever see those beautiful gingerbread houses during the holiday seasons that are so beautiful? They look so simple, and
look like such a fun project to do with the kids making gifts for grandma and grandpa.
Christmas Plants Rooted in Centuries-old Histories and Traditions
Each Christmas decorated trees, twinkling lights and familiar carols take center stage in creating a festive holiday atmosphere. Certain plants play key roles as well: church altars banked with poinsettias, mistletoe hung over doorways, and holly adorning floral arrangements.