Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
Make use of wasted space over a garage by turning it into the ultimate bonus room. This room goes to work with zippy color and patterns, easy DIY build-ins, and super stylish office projects.
The key to designing in a narrow space above a garage is to take advantage of the long walls. This bonus room combines functional, hardworking walls with vertical artwork groupings to make the room feel spacious and open.
Keep important notes or hang beautiful artwork on a message board. This memo center has a dry-erase board and sliding corkboard, making it both functional and art-worthy.
Take advantage of the natural lighting with a cozy spot for reading. This corner is a perfect spot to show off wall art. When hanging a small grouping, trace your art on kraft paper or newspaper, cut it out and tape it to your walls to perfect the arrangement. Hang the top piece just above eye level, then work your way down. When you're happy with the grouping, hang the art from picture hooks.
Joined into one unit, three bookcases look like a million bucks. To add texture and provide visual relief, stash stuff in several natural baskets. Low countertops like these are great display surfaces, but it's easy to go overboard. Start with tall anchors, then leave some white space when creating your groupings.
A wall of shelves adds a luxe look to any room and a perfect spot to store bonus room essentials -- games, craft supplies, and toys.
A long, skinny hallway can be dressed up with hooks and an art display space. Here, wainscoting is a stylish addition to the room and provides the perfect ledge to showcase fun, colorful letter and number art.