Upgrades to refresh your kitchen for less than $2,000
Remodeling a kitchen is still one of the best value-enhancing investments you can make in your home. It's possible to completely change the look and feel of your kitchen for less than $2,000 - by choosing meaningful upgrades that have the biggest cosmetic impact for the least cost.
Tips and tricks for a bigger-looking bath
Do you wish you had a bigger bathroom? Whether you're hoping to update the guest bath or the master suite, you can create a larger-looking bath without actually expanding your space. With a thorough cleaning and some space-expanding illusions, you'll be relaxed and rejuvenated in your new "bigger" bath in no time.
Get high-end looks for your kitchen without the high price
The majority of us don't have the luxury of a 1,000-square-foot kitchen designed by a celebrated designer. Nor do we have the budget. Don't give up on your kitchen design dreams just yet. There are several ways to bring a high-end look to your home without the high price.
Simple solutions for a ship-shape home
Everyone wants an immaculate home, but not everyone wants to spend their free time scrubbing and straightening. The reality revealed in a recent Good Housekeeping magazine study is that the average homeowner spends roughly 19 hours a week cleaning. Wish you could reclaim some of those precious hours? Follow these simple,...
Boost your home's value: four projects with the most bang for your buck
No matter if the housing market is up or down, you always want to ensure home remodeling projects are wise investments. Luckily, according to Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value Report 2011-2012, there are several home improvement projects that will provide significant enjoyment to you now - and could recoup a majority ...
Six easy ways to improve your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom
Good lighting is not something most people think much about until they don't have it. Living in a well-lit room is a much more pleasurable experience than trying to cook, read, entertain or do just about anything in a dark, shadowy space. Here are some tips for improving the lighting in your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
Beautiful rooms are meant to be lived in
Fall is the time of year when thoughts turn back toward the home. With kids back in school and the holidays approaching, many homeowners look for ways to make their rooms more stylish, but struggle to find the balance between beautiful and livable. Redecorating a space with a few key elements can completely transform the...
Turn great art into great home decor
The works of master artists have inspired home decor for centuries, and technological advances have made it easier than ever to incorporate their genius into your own home. It's no longer necessary to visit the Louvre in Paris to view the "Mona Lisa" or to travel to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to savor van ...
Home decor tips to take the bite out of winter energy bills
For many of us, cooler weather means higher utility bills. As the temperatures drop, it takes more energy and money to power our homes. Research conducted by EnergyStar.gov found that lighting accounts for 12 percent and heating nearly 30 percent of energy usage in an average American home.
Transform your space with unexpected color
For today's homeowners who are seeking easy ways to update their homes on a do-it-yourself budget, nothing transforms the look and feel of a room as quickly and affordably as a fresh coat of colorful paint.