Finding the perfect sofa can be a trying experience. Choosing the best fit for your family from thousands of styles and colors and hundreds of manufacturers means that this major purchase can be a major headache. Read "Picking A Couch That's Right For You"
By Roger Hazard
Chris and I are moving to the historic village of Sharon Springs in upstate New York to renovate an Italianate Victorian house. We're going to document every step of the process, sharing our ideas for creating big style on a small budget.
A few of our projects:
- Transforming a plain living room into contemporary rustic showpiece
- Renovating a kitchen using next-generation styles and clever space-maximizing ideas from Custom Cupboards
- Styling an intimate dining room
- Renovating two bathrooms to add modern convenience and timeless style
- Styling master and guest bedrooms
- Making a functional, comfortable home office and studio
- Creating lush landscaping inspired by European gardens
- Styling a front porch sitting area
We will be exploring low-cost ways to add high-end style to any home, including creating our own lighting, altering used furniture, painting rooms and woodwork, making our own art, and more. We will feature the latest Decades furniture lines, the hottest kitchen design trends, and more.
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Here are six affordable projects for your child's bedroom that can be tailored to your kid's specific style. Read "Six Fun And Functional Ideas For Kids Rooms"
Applying style from our fantasy house to our actual residence with the limitations presented by our budget, practical needs and the structure of the house itself can be a source of frustration. Read "Overcome Hurdles To Creating A Beautiful Home"
Turn a $20 thrift store find into a great accent chair with some paint, belt webbing, and a staple gun. Read "Rocker Makeover"
Do you have a painting horror story? I want to hear it! Read "Horrors Of House Paint"
Want a quick way to create some fun, patriotic art for your home? Our abstract currency images look great and are easy to make. Read "Got A Few Bucks? Create Art With Dollar Bills"
Recessed lighting is almost ubiquitous in today's homes, for a number of reasons. Simple "can" lights are inexpensive to install, they provide even lighting in large rooms and hallways, and, being free of adornment and tucked into the ceiling, they are neutral and compatible with any interior design. There are, however, a couple of downsides. Read "Modify Your Recessed Lighting To Set The Mood And Trim Your Bills"
More of us are working out of our homes than ever. Whether full time or for just a few hours per week, it's important to carve out a dedicated area for work and storage. It can be a challenge to balance your work and home life, but the first step is designing a home office that meets your needs and inspires you daily. Read "Plan A Home Office That Is Functional And Inspirational"