From the “hodgepodge” room for old or unwanted furniture and other family memorabilia, the bonus room has stepped into the 21st century as a redesigned space that expresses the lifestyle and interests of families. Let’s take a look at the many faces of the modern bonus room.
If you have a hectic lifestyle, the last thing you’ll have time for is taking care of high-maintenance plants. Instead, choose our suggested plants, which require the least possible care. Even those of us with the busiest lives – and blackest thumbs – should be able to maintain them with minimal effort.
Looking for a home that makes the best possible use of space—from kitchen to master suite—to improve your quality of life? That’s what appears to be emerging as we consult architects, designers, and builders for predictions of home design trends for 2017. We report on the details.
Millennials and Gen Xers are moving into urban neighborhoods – bringing new enthusiasm and a passion to renovate homes. West Bluff in Peoria, Illinois, is no different, with its urban density, walkability, parks – and standout architectural treasures. We take a closer look at those Victorians, Tudors, and an original Frank Lloyd Wright.
What if the dream kitchen you envisioned for your new home turned out to be smaller than expected? Perhaps not the best scenario – but don’t despair. Small can be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. With a little design magic and imagination, you can create a “big-kitchen” feel in a small space.
A recent study from the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture has found that open kitchens and floor plans can increase the amount of eating you do in a day, resulting in 2–4 extra pounds per year. Here’s how to snack-proof your design and keep off the pounds.
The Great Pumpkin rules! With fall season in full bloom, America’s favorite gourd and its popular flavor – pumpkin spice – is almost everywhere. Coffee shops, specialty stores, supermarkets, and restaurants offer pumpkin spice-flavored cookies, cereal, pretzels, trail mix, tea, beer, and more. And you can even find it today’s home décor!
Real estate agents constantly stress how the most important room in your home is the kitchen or master bedroom. While these areas are definitely key, most people know that a house isn't a home unless you have a kick-butt media room to watch sports, movies, and TV series
As images of the Great Pumpkin, Halloween, and Thanksgiving awaken your creativity, think of all the festive ways you can welcome fall into your home. So, with the days getting shorter and cooler temps prevailing, say goodbye to summer and celebrate the wonders of fall with these decorative touches.
Interior decorating is an essential part of owning a home and making it really feel like your own. And it all begins with picking a color scheme. We cover eight of the most essential tips on how to choose color schemes to make your interior decorating projects that much easier.