An Adventurously Dreamy Home with a Touch of Golden Glam — House Tour

Name: Audra WrisleyLocation: Alexandria, VirginaSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: Owned 3 years A super successful photography business isn’t the only thing Audra and her husband, Thijs, have built together; they’ve also transformed their 1940s condo into an inviting and beautiful home to share with family and friends. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

6 Clever Ways to Customize Kitchen Cabinets With Contact Paper

There are tons of adhesive wall decorations out on the market right now — call it contact paper, vinyl decals, shelf paper or removable wallpaper. Any of the above is a great go-to for enhancing your kitchen cabinets on the fly. Easy to remove, and very affordable, these are also a very do-able stopgap measure before your dream kitchen makeover. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 Kitchen Items We Use to Solve Problems All Over the House

You know the feeling you get when you have a problem in your home — a stain, a crack, an annoyance or a mundane task of some kind — and realize, with relief and a bit of relish, that you have the means on hand to fix it immediately? That’s the feeling I get when I look at this list of kitchen items that pull double-duty around the house: I don’t have to buy anything new or special to fix this thing I’m dealing with, because I can just use this other thing that I always keep in my kitchen. Read More

The Flu Is Sweeping the Nation: Here's How To Keep Your Home Healthy

If it seems like everyone you know has the flu, well, you’re right. The Center for Disease Control released data on Friday that shows just how widespread the influenza virus is already this season. Whether you’re just getting over the bug or trying to prevent it, here are some precautions you should take to keep your home healthy. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Real Life Rental Upgrades That Happened in a Weekend (or Less)

Renters seek the balance between wanting a nice place to live, but not spending too much on a temporary home or making major permanent alterations on a space that’s not theirs. But by zeroing in on a few simple and inexpensive — yet impactful — projects, you can really refresh a space without busting your budget or making huge, irreparable changes. All it takes is a few ideas and one weekend. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Filmmaker's Teeny Tiny Greenwich Village Studio — House Tour

Name: Alee RuggieriLocation: Greenwich Village — New York City Size: Roughly 200 square feetYears lived in: Rented 1.5 years Alee Ruggieri is a film director, editor, writer and photographer living in New York City’s bustling Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is filled with things to see and do; coffee shops, restaurants, vintage clothing stores and more. Alee is just a few minutes away from Washington Square Park, a great spot for people watching and taking in the sun on warmer days. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Here's How to Protect Your Pets During Cold Weather

Many places in the United States are facing an extreme cold front this week, with temperatures much chillier than normal for early in the winter season. While that might means you need to bundle up a bit more for New Year’s Eve festivities, don’t forget about your four legged family members. Here are a few ways that you can protect pets from the cold. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It Lasts

If you’re going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it’s going to last. You don’t want to go through all that effort, only to have the paint start chipping off a few months later. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we talked to three bloggers who painted their kitchens a while ago. Here’s the one thing they each did, which they credit to keeping their cabinets looking brand new. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Can't Bring Yourself to Take Down the Tree? The Queen of England Keeps Her Christmas Decorations Up Until February

We probably wouldn’t have pegged the Queen of England as one of those holiday decor stragglers, but it turns out that Elizabeth II is a February type of gal. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Kristen Wiig Now Calls This Pasadena Case Study House Home

Adding to the list of celebrity homes we want to live in but have settled for fawning over, actress and comedian Kristen Wiig recently acquired a new piece of real estate in Pasadena. The $2.96 million, 3,425-square-foot home sits on one-third of an acre in the hillside neighborhood of San Rafael, a picturesque post situated above the historic Rose Bowl. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico