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Before & After: One Smart Way to Add Some Simple Shaker Style

Jennifer had this plain, never-been-painted, oddball-sized slab door underneath the stairs in her living room. Since it's located directly across from the couch, she saw that uninspired door every time she looked up. It was so boring, she even forgot to take a "before" photo, but you can imagine what it looked like from her Photoshop job up above. Show More Summary

Grace and Frankie Season Four Hits Netflix Today

If you're thirty going on seventy, you may have already binge-watched the first three seasons of Netflix's Grace and Frankie. Blend up some green smoothies and/or a pitcher of margaritas and kick back this weekend, because the show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin airs its fourth season on Netflix starting today, January 19. READ MORE »

Here's What a Government Shutdown Might Mean For Your Mortgage Approval

A shutdown of the federal government — which will occur if Congress can't approve at least a temporary funding bill today, an increasingly likely scenario — could throw a monkey wrench into many corners of our economy. And if you're getting ready to close on a house, look out, because one of those wrenches might be headed your way. READ MORE »

Open Plan Home Decor With Interesting Layers

Open plan home layouts can appear boxy and lacking in structural design features, so how can visual interest be added? In this home tour, created by designer Guan Pin from Asia, we take a walk through an apartment decked out in a palette of white, grey and woodtone decor. Different areas of the home have […]

7 Cutting-Edge Innovations that are About to Change Life at Home

Last week over 180,000 people from around the world descended onto the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest ideas in consumer tech at CES — the Consumer Electronics Show. CES is a chance to see what both big and small players from the tech industry are cooking up for our future (the first VHS VCR debuted at CES back in 1975). Show More Summary

Your Dream Bedroom is Just a Weekend Away — The January Cure — Assignment #14

Well-curated style means nothing without tailoring and polish. Think about a great outfit paired just-rolled-out-of-bed (in a bad way) hair. Your bedroom is the same. You may think you need a new headboard or a fresh coat of paint on the walls, but the first thing you should do is clean. READ MORE »

How to Put Together the Perfect Kid’s Room (That Your Little Ones Will Love)

Designing a kid’s room can seem like a daunting task at first glance. After all, there are so many factors to take into account. On the one hand, the room needs to be a space where the child feels comfortable and believes his or her personality is reflected. Show More Summary

Saying Goodbye to "Gay Gardens," a Plant-Filled Seattle Rental — House Tour

Name: Matthew Mirarchi and JoJo the pup Location: West Seattle — Seattle, Washington Size: 1,000 square feet Years Lived In: 2 years, renting "Gay Gardens is my plant-filled genie bottle," confesses Matthew. "Tucked away along an arterial...Show More Summary

This Grocery Store Is Selling A Reverse Snuggie For People With Cold Feet

While it's questionable where this product falls on the hygge/lazy spectrum, we just had to share this new take on the Snuggie (or Slanket, depending on your brand loyalties) that was brought to our attention, courtesy of one European grocery store. READ MORE »

10 Things Smart Shoppers Always Do at the Grocery Store

The smartest shoppers really know how to make the most of their trips to the store. It's a skill, one I'm sure many of us wish we were better at. Smart shoppers know how to stretch their dollar further, avoid buying unnecessary items, and make their store work for them. Want in on some of their secrets? Here are the 10 things smart shoppers always do. READ MORE »

Zach Braff Returns To TV In a Show Based on a Podcast

It's almost time for mid-season replacements, that wonderful time of year when all the second-string sitcoms sub in for the ones that got cancelled already. Over at ABC, they're taking a chance on Alex, Inc., a show based on a podcast. READ MORE »

This is The Right Way to Unclog a Toilet With a Plunger

Clogged toilets are just one of those inescapable, yucky facts of life. Rather than the fear-filled I'll just flush it again and see what happens technique (that can end in the disaster of disgusting water sloshing all over the bathroom...Show More Summary

Are Granny Flats The New Tiny House?

With many major cities facing an affordable housing crisis, alternative modes of living have been on the rise. From tiny houses, to van life, to shipping container homes, we've seen a host of stories about the creative spaces folks are outfitting in order to live within their means. Show More Summary

One Year In: What You Should Do When You Reach the First Anniversary in Your Home

You've done it! You've been in your current home for a whole entire year! Whether it's been the first year of owning your home or you're now finishing the first lease term, there are some things you need to decide and some things you could do to look back on the past, enjoy the present and prepare for the future! READ MORE »

Ten Under-$40 IKEA Finds That'll Double the Storage in Your Bathroom

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, sometimes, with little to no storage space. While carving out extra room in a small bathroom can be tricky, there are still ways to turn a little bit of unused space—think: walls, countertops, and awkward corners—into an ample storage opportunity. READ MORE »

Narrow Apartment in Tel Aviv Designed in White

This narrow, 42 square-meter (462 square-foot) apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel, was envisioned and designed for a family who enjoys entertaining. Recently renovated by interior designer Yael Perry, it features a practical layout and plenty of natural light. Show More Summary

Target Is Launching Its Own Fragrance Line

Good news, beauty lovers: The bullseye is getting into the game, nose first. That's right, Target announced Thursday that it's launching its first ever fragrance line. READ MORE »

Was Pantone Right All Along About This Once-Reviled Color?

Each year, the color experts at Pantone make a pick for Color of the Year. Sometimes their selections are right on the money—in 2016, they correctly predicted the rise of Millennial pink. Other choices seem a bit...odd. 2014's Radiant...Show More Summary

"Summer Camp Supper Club" Style in Silver Lake — House Tour

Name: Drew Vuong Location: Silver Lake — Los Angeles, California Size: 600 square feet Years live in: 7 years, renting With the constant sunny Los Angeles weather, Drew Vuong wanted to incorporate his love of outdoors and patio living in the inside of his home. Show More Summary

The Genius Way Six Renters Made Themselves Happier at Home

These six renters all have something in common. Each had high hopes for their homes, and they all invested some time and money into making their apartments match their lifestyles, priorities and interests. They weren't huge projects or costly renovations, just little tweaks and changes that each tenant did to make themselves happier at home. READ MORE »

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