Kitchen Bath Ideas
Must-Know Rules for Using Color
Learn about using color in your home with tips from Better Homes and Gardens contributing design editor, Elaine Griffin.
Closet for Two
See how to outfit a bedroom closet with all the right features to store shoes and clothes for two. Better yet? You can buy all the easy-to-intall components at a home center.great storage add-ons, you can transform an ordinary closet into a smart storage space for 2. For Better Homes and Gardens, I'm Jill Waage.
Heating Your Deck: The Ultimate Guide
Create a warm, cozy outdoor space with outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, fire bowls, grills, chimineas, torches, space heaters, and more.
The Ultimate Guide to Laminate
Learn more about all the options you have when choosing laminate for your home.take. If you're designing several rooms or even an entire home with laminate flooring , keep in mind that each manufactures products will fit together creating seamless transitions between rooms. To be a smart flooring shopper, you need to be in the know with your vocabulary. Here are some few words. Aluminum oxide is an ingredient added to laminate top coats that enhance protection against stains, fading, and wear. Direct pressure laminate undergoes a 1-step less expensive process to fuse these layers. High pressure laminate endures a more costly 2-step process resulting in a more durable surface. Because all laminate flooring , no matter what material it imitates is produced with a photograph and uniform manufacturing process. There is no much price variation within styles. The more expensive laminates are those with more textured, natural-looking surfaces. I hope this overview of laminate flooring has helped you narrow down what might work best in your home.
-Sure you can cook a meal under a single ceiling fixture but the work is so much easier when you put the light where you need it. I'm Lacey Howard. Cooking, dining and cleaning up all require ample light. Let me show you some illuminating possibilities for your kitchen. Think of light as a seriesambient, task and accent lighting to create a beautiful, functional cooking space. Ambient lighting is general overall lighting. It's applied by ceiling-mounted fixtures and chandeliers. In the kitchen, task lighting is essential because you do a lot of---- Well, tasks. Task lighting focuses on specific work areas. It works in conjunction with ambient lighting to reduce shadows and prevent eye strain. Plan to include a fixture to brighten each work station or zone in your kitchen
Solving Decking Dilemmas
Is your yard too small, too large, hilly, or shady? Don’t let these challenges keep you from creating the deck of your dreams.
Contractor Collaboration Tips from a Pro
Advice on working with contractors, from an officer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).Hagner, President of Better Building by Weather-Seal. I'm a remodeling contractor in Racine , Wisconsin , and an officer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). If you are planning on a remodeling project , here are a few things that will help make the process easier for you and your contractor. Open communication is key. Discuss
If you're like most folks, your kitchen is first and foremost about cooking. Hi, I'm Lacey Howard, and the most popular range is still the tried and true one with four burners on top and an oven below, but there are so many choices, so let me show you what to consider when you're shopping for thewiring and weight. You want to choose a professional look or a professional grade range for your home kitchen. A pro-look range is wrapped in stainless steel and boasts restaurant-style knobs and grills. The unit's power, however, is similar to a standard gas or electric range. A pro-grade range is a high performance appliance designed for home use. It features more BTUs, heavier grates, and a higher level of control. Remember, if you choose a professional grade range, you must provide stronger ventilation. In addition to a great range, a warming drawer may make your culinary life easier especially
Attic Renovation Advice from a Pro
Attic remodeling tips from an officer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).Zuke. I'm President of Capital Improvements, a design, build, remodeling company in Dallas , Texas . I'm also an office of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). If you're planning an attic conversion, here are a
Furniture Flip Flop: Decorating Lessons
What's the easiest way to update your look without emptying your wallet? I'm Lacey Howard, editor of Decorating Magazine, and today I'm going to show you how we totally transformed this living space with a little creative floor planning. Believe it or not, a fireplace and television can play nicecase, the TV and the fireplace. Then, plot out some scenarios on graph paper , grab a few friends, and get moving. Say goodbye to wasted space. We rotated the sofa to sit under the windows, then rearranged chairs to create a cozy conversation center. Now, it's easy to enjoy the warm glow of the fireplace, your favorite flick-on TV, and the company of family and friends. Don't buy new when a bit of rearranging