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8 Tricks to Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger

If it's true when they say that the kitchen is the most important room in the house, then it should darn well look like it. But unless you live in a McMansion, chances are you could use some extra space to do so. Since it's not going to expand on its own, we've come up with several creative ways to make it feel (and look!) bigger. It's like magic, isn't it? Source: Domino

10 Great Printables for Household Planning: Meals, Cleaning & Organizing

After throwing out one too many packages that had spoiled while languishing in the back of my fridge, I decided it was time to get a little more organized at home. I'm trying out meal planning and keeping a rough inventory of the basics to keep on hand (I'm almost always at least one ingredient shy of any recipe.) READ MORE »

Thanks, Sweet Paul!

This is just a little shout of love and thanks to Paul Lowe, founder and editor of Sweet Paul, for featuring Decorate With Flowers in his summer issue #17 on page 46 (available at Anthropologie and other fine stores or online here). I’m beaming with pride. Paul says, “Once in a while a book comes […]

Can I Adapt Track Lighting for a Pendant Light? — Good Questions

Q: Hi, I live in a rental and there is track lighting in the dining room. If there is a way, I'd like to adapt the tracks so I can have a some kind of pendant light over the dining table instead. I'm hoping this isn't so complicated that it requires an electrician. READ MORE »

Quick Tip #17: How to Clean Up Oil Paint Without Turpentine

Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We're sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today's helpful hint, and links to tons more... READ MORE »

3 German Books On My Table Right Now

Hey guys! How are ya? I had a really relaxing weekend and plan to bring a little of that serenity with me into the new week because why should a Monday be stressful, right? Oh and guess what? Our baby started crawling officially. Until now, he’s been snaking around the house on his belly for the […]

Just How Much Should Little Kids Clean?

Of all the things I didn't expect to happen online last week, one of them had to be that a post singing the praises for the long-gone LEGO vacuum cleaner would've turned into a heated debate over whether or not little ones pick up after themselves. If a kid can play with it, should they also have to be able to clean it up? READ MORE »

Ideas for Improving L-Shaped Arrangement? — Good Questions

Q: I just recently moved into a uniquely set up 1-bedroom apartment. The living, dining room and kitchen are a wide "L" shape with the kitchen tucked away almost on its own. This is currently how I have my living room set up, however, as you can see it leaves barely enough room to walk through to the kitchen. READ MORE »

2-Bedroom House in Washington Centered Around a 16-Car Garage [Video]

Despite its impressive exterior dimensions, this West Bellevue House in Washington, USA features only two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The owners probably thought too much living space would in time lead to boring maintenance problems, so they decided to center their home around a giant garage. Show More Summary

8 Celebrity Closets That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Prepare yourself - these A-list closets are about to put where you store your clothes to shame. Endless shelving, comfy ottomans, and lots of shoes fill the closets of everyone from Christina Aguilera to Kelly Wearstler. Needless to say, we're pretty jealous of the places where these stars put their designer threads to rest. Show More Summary

Cool Dog House Upgrade: Instantly-Endearing Pet Trailer Design

It is difficult not to notice the increased appeal in pet furniture and pet-related projects worldwide. In today’s post we would like to show you this instantly-endearing dog trailer design, envisioned by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Small 570 Square Foot Studio Gets Stylish on a Budget — Professional Project

Project by: Johnelle Mancha of Mignonne Décor Location: Oakland, CA From Johnelle: This project was a perfect example of the importance in getting creative with layout and the magic involved when customizing a small space! If you live...Show More Summary

Junk Press: Mold Turns Mail into Pretty Paper Objects

The junk mail that’s stuffed into our mailboxes on a regular basis actually does have a practical use: the tough paper it’s made of can be shredded and formed into surprisingly strong new pressed paper products. ‘Junk Press’ by Andrew Simpson of Supercyclers finds a functional and attractive use for all of this typically discarded […]

Melissa & Ramzy's Tons of Light Townhouse — House Call

Name: Melissa Milakovic Location: James Bay in Victoria, BC, Canada We met and fell in love in Edmonton and within weeks, Ramzy was told he was being posted to Victoria, BC. Newly in love we decided to head to the West Coast together to see what it was all about. Show More Summary

What Lessons Do You Learn the More You DIY?

As much as I write about, drool over and pin about DIY projects, I don't really get to doing all that many of them. But, when I do finally get my hands dirty to make something myself around the house, there are always a few steadfast truths that arise. The sort of lessons that always seem to ring true, no matter what kind of DIYing I happen to be doing. READ MORE »

Love Your Apartment, and It Will Love You Back — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

No apartment is perfect. Well, I guess some are. So if you're one of the 1 percent living in a perfect apartment... stop reading this and go enjoy your perfect apartment! For the rest of us: it might not take a move or a giant windfall to love where you live... maybe all you need to do is change your attitude. Check out these videos. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Refreshed, Repurposed DIY Bedroom

Twenty-three years is a long time to sleep in a room that looks the same, but that's exactly what this couple have done. Until recently, of course, when their compact bedroom got a fresh makeover and a much-needed new look! READ MOR...

Small Bedroom Ideas: The 5 Smartest Ways to Get More Storage In Your Sleep Space

We're big advocates of doing more with less stuff, constantly encouraging you to declutter and pare down. Well, that's great, unless you need the stuff! If you've just got a tiny bedroom and you've pared down as much as you can, you might need to makeover your storage so you can fit not just more stuff in your bedroom, but fit stuff more comfortably. Show More Summary

The 8 Biggest Small Space Design Mistakes (& How You Can Stop Making Them)

From studio apartments to tiny, odd-shaped bedrooms to every other small space in between, tiny homes require a gentle touch, lots of planning and a willingness to learn from your mistakes. And we've got eight you might be making in designing your small space. But don't worry — we've also got suggestions on how to change! READ MORE »

Candice's Creative Austin Home — House Tour

Location: Austin, Texas Size: 960 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Candice is an amazing Austin-based stylist and sells a collection of her vintage finds on her online shop, Oh Fox Creative. Everything she salvages has a story...Show More Summary

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