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Nov 18

Don't Make Vanity Lighting an Afterthought in Your Bathroom

Designers love describing bathrooms as “spa-like”—but there’s nothing spa-like about squinting in the dark. Choosing your bathroom vanity lighting is just as essential as picking out tile or hanging the perfect shower curtain. But wander into your local hardware store and you’ll find a million options. What to choose, what to choose. Follow these guidelines to learn how to pick a good setup, no matter how your bathroom is designed.

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Nov 18

17 Unique Ways to Create One Wood Accent Wall

If you have a big blank white wall in your home, and you just don’t know what to do with it, consider a wood accent wall. They are an easy way to add warmth, texture, and interest to a space, and are easily done on a budget. Reclaimed siding, old moving pallets, scrap wood, salvaged floorboards, and even laminate flooring can do the trick. Here are 17 unique yet do-able ways to adopt this huge trend.

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Nov 18

This Complete Studio Makeover Went From Gut to Gorgeous — Makeover

Project by: Melissa
Location: Upper East Side — New York, New York

My girlfriend Melissa and I purchased a small studio apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in October 2015. With a reasonable renovation budget, our goal was to take this fixer-upper, maximize the space and create a home for us for the next few years.

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Oct 18

Before & After: A Cookie Cutter Suburban Home-Turned-Vintage Surf Hideaway — House Tour

Name: Rachel and Nick Kuchar
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Size: 2,040 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

We turned our cookie cutter suburban home into the vintage surf hideaway we had dreamed of. We were given a 1950s Gordon & Smith longboard from a relative and that began our love affair with the era. I asked my husband, a graphic designer, to make some art for the house since I couldn’t find anything that was just right. My husband now sells the vintage style surf art he designed for our walls.

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Oct 18

The Source for Cheap Tile Everybody Should Know About

If you’ve ever looked into tile prices, you probably know that materials can destroy your renovation budget in no time. My jaw hit the floor when I saw the prices on some of the beautiful tiles popping up in Pinterest. Honestly, who is out there paying 50, 75, or 100 bucks and up, per square foot? (And when the manufacturer website doesn’t even tell you the price, you know the old saying is true—if you have to ask, well, you can’t afford it.)

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Sep 18

There's a Reason Why Tile That Looks Like Wood Is So Popular

Love the crisp, clean look of hardwood floors, but know it’s not practical for your space? Or maybe it’s simply out of budget. You could install it anyway (bad idea), you could have a pity party for yourself (no fun), or you could opt for a newly popular style of tile that’s popping up everywhere: porcelain or ceramic “wood” tiles.

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08
Sep 18

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinet Doors Aren't Just Beautiful

One of the most popular (and also one of the most controversial) kitchen design trends of the past few years has been open shelving. Replacing your upper cabinets with open shelving gives your kitchen a lighter, more open look, and it’s a great way to put beautiful dishware on display. On the flip side, it can look a bit chaotic unless you edit rigorously, and then there’s the issue of dust and grime collecting on your dishes. If you like the lighter look of open shelving, but not the attendant hassle, there is another way.

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07
Sep 18

10 of the Smartest Small Kitchens We've Ever Seen

When you have a snug space, you have to make every inch count with some smart layout tricks and storage solutions. Do that, and all of a sudden your 40-square-foot kitchen goes from meh to yay.

Still need a bit of info? You’re in luck—we’ve got 10 amazing spaces to inspire you.

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Aug 18

Peel and Stick Products That Just Might Surprise You

Peel and stick products have been around for awhile and we know their benefits. They are affordable, which makes them great for budget households. They are also super easy to install for all you DIY-adverse people out there. All these makes them a go-to for quick makeovers and style boosts. But as more companies get into the game, adhesive products are spreading their wings and giving us more and more reasons to use them.

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Aug 18

Here's Proof That Mirrored Walls and Doors Can Actually Look Good

You’ve seen them, I know you have. The sad, mirrored walls, or maybe sliding closet doors, the ones that were intended to be signs of disco-era extravagance but that can now read a a little sad and tawdry. They’re all over a certain kind of ’70s and ’80s condo. I always thought that mirrored walls were just plain bad. I thought that until I started doing research for this post, and discovered that actually, mirrored walls can look very nice. It’s a design idea that’s very often misunderstood.

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