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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The One Major Downside to Induction Stoves

There’s no doubt about it: Induction stove tops are convenient. They boil water faster than electric and gas stovetops, allow cooks to control heat quickly and precisely, AND they cool down almost immediately after cooking is done. But, before you replace your existing stovetop, there’s one downside you should consider. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Triple Threat Everyone Should Try In the Bedroom

This is what you call a triple threat: 1) it’s a multi-functional piece of furniture; 2) it’s a clever means of storage; and 3) it can divide a room. These multi-functional headboard walls still keep air and light circulated, without closing off space entirely. They can also save a lot of space. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: This New Kitchen Can Only Be Described As Classic

This St. Paul, Minnesota, kitchen was large, sunny, and full of storage, but its owners wanted something new and bold. With the help of a thoughtful designer, they now have the kitchen of their dreams. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 Times Garage Makeovers Became the Most Adorable Homes Ever

Garages ooze potential. When real estate sells for a premium — especially in expensive cities — intrepid folks turn to these existing structures for an opportunity to create living space that is ultimately more valuable. By nature these homes are modest in size, but nonetheless pack a stylish and functional 1-2 punch. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Biggest Mistake I Made in My Kitchen Renovation

About five years ago my husband and I bought an old, decrepit house, and renovated it top to bottom. (My whole renovation story is here, if you want to see!) Part of that renovation included adding on an open kitchen that we outfitted with a semi-custom IKEA kitchen. I loved designing my kitchen from scratch, and we saved a ton of money by doing most of the design and work ourselves. But let me tell you—when you go the DIY route, you do run the risk of missing details that can make a big difference. Here’s the biggest (yet surprising) Read More

Vintage Travel Trailer Paint Jobs You Won't Ever Forget

We had so much fun exploring The Best Vintage Travel Trailer Makeovers on Instagram that we’re back with 20 more. This time the focus is on exterior paint jobs, but the adorable trailer names—Sassafras Lou, Delilah, Sprout, Beatrice, Archie, and Mrs. Schmick—are still going strong. Let’s hit the road! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Steal This One Very Bright Idea For Your Kitchen Pantry

When Kevin and Amanda, the bloggers behind the appropriately named site Kevin & Amanda, moved the laundry room to another space closer to the garage, they knew they wanted to do something special with their new-found kitchen-adjacent space. The logical answer: a walk-in pantry. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

50 Gorgeous Bathroom Tile Ideas To Get Your Design Juices Flowing

So you’re planning a bathroom. One of the most important considerations you’ll face is what tile to use: on the floor, in the shower, maybe even on the walls. The tile you choose will have a huge effect on the look of your bathroom, and also on your budget. To help you out in your decision making, we’ve rounded up 50 (yes, 50) beautiful bathroom pictures to inspire your tile choices. Let’s take a look. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico