by Stacy Zeiger
During the winter you still want to be able to use your outdoor space. Patio enclosures designed to winterize your outdoor space help keep your furniture and other items free from wind, snow and cold weather. They also allow you to spend time outside without being subjected to most elements of winter weather. Read more
The ceiling is usually not given enough importance but this is starting to change lately. Not so long ago everyone had plain white ceilings. It was fine but it wasn’t really fair that the walls were the only ones people were interested in making look beautiful. The ceiling deserves that too. So what can you do to make it stand out? Well, there are several possibilities. Read more
Classic ceiling treatments for your living room remodel
Update a Barrel-Vaulted Ceiling
This living room features an updated barrel-vaulted ceiling treatment, one that complements the room’s modern streamlined style. Stained laminated beams soar above the space, offering a contrast with the cabinetry’s lighter tones. The gently bowed arches lend a protective, sheltered feeling to a room designed for informal gathering and relaxation. Read more
The options for backsplash materials and tile types are endless. Check out the looks we love before updating your kitchen backsplash.
Ceramic tile is a classic choice for a backsplash; you can mix and match any number of finishes, colors, and patterns to suit your space. Here, a lively yellow tile is paired with a complementary patterned border tile. Read more
Think of faucets as bathroom bling and choose one that suits your style, needs and budget
by John Riha
In any bathroom overhaul, the faucets are the crown jewels. Available in a spectacular array of shapes and finishes, even modestly priced faucets present worlds of possibility. Add in the options for interactivity and water conservation, and today’s bathroom faucets offer homeowners every convenience. Read more
See what stylish and functional design ideas our Home and Food editors put on the top of their own dream kitchen wish lists.
Open Floor Plan
Interact with family and guests while putting the finishing touches on your meal. With an open floor plan there’s room for everyone to sit comfortably around the kitchen and in the surrounding living spaces. Read more
In winter months, preparing your whole property for colder weather is a smart move. This of course extends to your outdoor living space, an area of your home that you lovingly attended to when the weather outside was not so frightful.
But, now that a wintry blanket is descending on your property to varying degrees depending on your local climate, what is to be done with that patio, deck, and general outdoor living space that you’ve painstakingly made your own during the Summer? Read more
Whether it’s for reading or relaxing, the right lighting helps us do all our living better. Add instant style and function to your living spaces with these ideas for accent lighting, chandeliers, sconces, and more.
Create Layers of Light
Light layers should be placed to bounce illumination throughout a room and eliminate shadows from corners. In this living room, a burnished metal chandelier supplies overall light and visual interest. Twin sconces supply soft accent lighting and define the area around the fireplace and mirror. A scrolling floor lamp offers task lighting for the seating area. Read more