09
Dec 18

5 Ingenious Plant Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

Green thumbs always have a few tricks up their sleeves. Whatever your current houseplant frustration is, there’s probably a grower out there who came up with an innovative solution, after years of dealing with the very same issue. Read on for some of the best tried-and-true indoor gardening hacks around.

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26
Oct 18

Little Magic Tricks to Make Your IKEA Look Less Like Laminate

Laminate has a way of standing out and saying “Hello, I am definitely laminate!” — you can usually spot it a mile away. But, even when you begin with inexpensive IKEA furniture, there are lots of smart ways to take it up a notch or two (or even ten) so it looks less “just assembled” and instead more special. Squeeze out every drop of style with these simple tricks that make this material look a lot less like laminate.

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17
Sep 18

7 Creative Ways to Decorate and Stay Organized with Used K-Cups

Are you addicted to single-serve coffee? We can’t blame you. It’s fast, convenient, and of course, delicious, but unfortunately, also super wasteful. (Even the inventor of the Keurig K-Cup has expressed regret over inventing the technology in the first place.)

Switching to a new brewing process that’s lighter on plastic waste is the very best thing you can do when it comes to the environmental impact of your morning brew routine (our friends at Kitchn can help you find the perfect method). But if you can’t bear to give up your K-Cup habit, you can make an effort to repurpose the used cups instead of throwing them away. And there are some really brilliant ways to do it.

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12
Sep 18

7 Ways to Hack Your Way to a Kick-Ass Kitchen Island

I’m in the planning stages of a kitchen renovation and the first thing I knew I wanted to add was a kitchen island. There is almost no counter space in the kitchen, but tons of room in the middle, so I thought “Easy, we’ll just run to the store, build some cabinets, add a countertop, done.” If anyone else has looked into this, you’re probably laughing at me now, because here’s what I didn’t know: Any “permanent” island, by code, requires outlets. Which means ripping up the floor to run electrical to it. So I scratched the original plan, refocused, and now I’m on track to hack a pre-built option to meet our needs.

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08
Aug 18

7 Unexpected Uses for Basic Elmer's Glue

Though many chalkboards and overhead projectors have been replaced by white boards and giant touchscreen monitors, some things at school remain the same. I know because I have three kids in school and guess what: Although the purple-dyed see-where-you-put-it glue sticks are popular, good old fashioned white Elmer’s glue still has a solid place on school supply shopping lists. But even if you don’t have kids, you should pick some up while it’s on sale during back-to-school season, because here are seven unexpected uses.

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30
Jul 18

Great Planters You Won't Believe Came from the Dollar Store

While it’s fun to shop for planters on Etsy and West Elm (there are sooooo many good ones out there), those suckers can really add up, especially if you’ve got an entire jungle growing in your living room. Here’s an idea: Supplement your pricier buys with cheaper items from dollar stores, which are chock full of items that can be transformed into nontraditional, but great-looking, homes for your plant friends.

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15
Jul 18

Here's Proof That Kitchen Contractors Do IKEA Hacks Better Than The Rest of Us

When professional kitchen renovators get into the IKEA hacking game, the results are pretty spectacular. Combine NW Homeworks‘ knowledge and experience with IKEA’s products’ mutability, and you get things like the space above, which is chock full of special features and custom touches.

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27
Jun 18

9 Weird Ways Clothes Hangers Can Solve Your Life's Problems

If you regularly have clothes dry cleaned, or if you’re human, you probably have an extra stash of clothes hangers hanging around. Whether it’s Joan Crawford’s worst nightmare, or the nicer wooden variety, here are nine ways that this everyday basic can help you out around the house. They aren’t just for closets.

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01
Jun 18

We’re Totally Obsessed With This New IKEA Hack That Has a Feminist Twist

We all love IKEA for its simple, Scandinavian design and reasonable prices, but that versatility and affordability often makes decorating your home painfully ubiquitous. Instead of unearthing a one-of-a-kind piece—and feeling like a total design pro—you end up with the same furniture as your coworker, best friend, old college roommate, and your favorite influencers. Ugh.

But just because you (rightfully) love IKEA doesn’t mean your space needs to fall into basic territory. A company called Norse Interiors is making replacement parts for Ikea’s popular Bestå line—with a feminist twist—and we are obsessed.

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21
May 18

7 Big IKEA Home Hacks That Make Huge Wall Statements

Some IKEA hacks are small. A little paint here, some new hardware there—they get the job done. And then there are the IKEA hacks that are so big and so dramatic, they make the room. If you have a wall to fill, or a problem to solve, check out some of these genius solutions.

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