The Best Colors for Every Room in Your Home

Paint color is all about creating an ambience for your home. That’s why it’s important to select paint colors based on how you want a room to feel instead of mindlessly adhering to trends. To prove our point, we called on color expert extraordinaire Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Colors For Your Every Mood, to help us break down the best paint colors for every room of your home. From moody bedroom blues to sunny yellow kitchens, read ahead for which paint colors Eiseman suggests to set certain moods throughout your home. READ Read More

How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

You don’t have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool—and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn’t have to take up the entire thing. We’ve got plenty of examples of less-than-enormous backyards where homeowners have squeezed in a pool—and lots of other things, too. Above: The owners of this Austin home didn’t want a full-sized pool: instead, they had the designers at Clayton & Little Architects create a 8′ by 8′ concrete ‘dipping pool’, just big enough to provide a respite from the Texas summer heat. 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

The House Centipede: Get Rid of Them, or Let Them Be?

The house centipede is a fairly common household pest. That said, it’s also pretty heinous. When you’ve had one crawl up your leg in the middle of a lecture in a 200-person auditorium, you know that screams often follow their arrival. If you’ve seen more than your fair share of them at home, and aren’t sure what to do, here’s some good info. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

What Size Air Conditioner Do You Really Need?

I’m a huge baby about temperature, and fans sometimes just don’t cut it. So in the midst of a recent heatwave I decided I was going to bite the bullet and get an air conditioner. But when I started researching online, I found myself confused by the various units’ cooling and efficiency numbers, with prices seemingly directly correlated with each. I didn’t really know what any of them meant. Given the size of my apartment, how big of an air conditioner did I need? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Silverfish: How To Get Rid of Them & Prevent an Infestation

Bed bugs get all the press these days. Comparatively, silverfish (and their cousin the firebrat) are pretty harmless, but man are they ugly. It doesn’t help that they hang out in cold, dark, damp places like the basement or under the bathroom sink. If you’ve spotted one of these lurking in your house, or have an infestation, we have some tips for first preventing their arrival, then getting rid of them. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico