Give your home unbeatable character in just one weekend. These home projects offer quick, impactful solutions to fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with style and function. Whether you seek easy landscaping plans, curb appeal projects, or budget decorating ideas, these hand-picked updates are designed to bring out your inner weekend warrior.See More
Take a virtual tour of the Brown Camp Lofts project in Des Moines, Iowa, where six urban loft spaces got floor-to-ceiling makeovers. This space was designed by Carol Schalla of Midwest Living magazine.
Loft 102 takes advantage of 1,676 square feet of living on three levels. From upper left: Secondary entry, powder/laundry room, kitchen, dining/living room/terrace From lower left: Front entry hall, stairs up to loft bedroom, master bedroom/bath/closet. Project Editor/Designer: MWL Home Editor Carol Schalla
Pale blue glass tiles add color to the master bath where exposed vent pipes gleam overhead. Glass block over the tub helps bring in additional light while maintaining privacy.
Expanding a small space to twice its size, a wall of mirror is a great way to add perceived elbow room, sparkle, and light in a small space.
Open "windows" in the master bedroom look down over the large living space on the lower level.
A microwave (top) and lower convection oven combination adds a sleek look to this loft's kitchen. These Jenn-Air ovens have attractive curved handles -- a look that is repeated in the curved metal cabinet handles.
Here's a look that's simply elegant: four large black-and-white photo prints mounted in matching frames. What a joy it would be to wake to these adorable faces each day! Wall sconces are an interesting design element as well as a light source.