Baby Boom: How to Decorate Your Baby’s Room

When you decorate any other room in your house, style is supreme. Styling your baby’s room is important, too, but don’t lose sight of two other important considerations: safety and stains.

There are many beautiful cribs out there, but safety should trump beauty when you’re choosing a crib. Most importantly, don’t choose a crib with . . . → Read More: Baby Boom: How to Decorate Your Baby’s Room

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning gives you a chance to remove winter dust from your house and prepare for sunny and warm weather. The task can be daunting, but a checklist simplifies the process. It also ensures you reach all the nooks and crannies, so follow this spring cleaning checklist as you get ready to spruce up and freshen . . . → Read More: Spring Cleaning Checklist

Morph your Kitchen into a Vertical Habitat to Increase Both Useful Space and Visual Appeal

Your Vertical Kitchen

Even if your kitchen is super cramped, making use of more vertical areas will help extend your working and living space. TOH ‘s New York City project recommends this as a strategy that can make even tight spaces appear “positively palatial.”

Double Hung Cabinets

Popular kitchens today have the usual . . . → Read More: Morph your Kitchen into a Vertical Habitat to Increase Both Useful Space and Visual Appeal

Five Things Your Kitchen Shouldn’t Be Without

There are some kitchen items you’d never miss, and others that make you wonder how you got along without them. Here are five simple gadgets that, once you try ‘em, you’ll never want to be without.

Cookbook Stand
If you use cookbooks, you need a stand. Not only will hold your book at an optimal angle for reading, . . . → Read More: Five Things Your Kitchen Shouldn’t Be Without

Quick Kitchen Decor Ideas

You can give your kitchen a terrific facelift without spending a lot of time (or money) on the project. Here are a few quick and easy ways to upgrade the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank or your back.

Create Open ShelvingRemove doors from a few of your upper cabinets, then paint the shelves and . . . → Read More: Quick Kitchen Decor Ideas

Bathroom Storage Tips

It seems that bathroom space is always at a premium. You have more stuff than you have room to put it. What’s the solution? It only takes a little ingenuity to carve out a lot more space. Here are a few ideas:

Get in the corner: Corners are usually wasted space. Use as much corner space as . . . → Read More: Bathroom Storage Tips

Essentials Adopt a Fresh Approach to Design

It used to be that certain essential household items were design-challenged, to say the least. The choices of laundry room items like hampers and storage containers were limited, and those you could find were simply too ugly to leave unhidden. Fortunately, today there is a much wider selection, and many items have innovative designs to enhance . . . → Read More: Essentials Adopt a Fresh Approach to Design

Creating Hidden Storage

When you need more storage space but don’t have any floor space to spare for extra furniture, bins, or baskets, you need to get creative with the hidden spaces in your room.

Go UnderThere is plenty of space under most beds to stow extra bed linens, out-of-season clothes, and other seldom-accessed items. You can buy bins, containers, . . . → Read More: Creating Hidden Storage

Fight Clutter in the Bathroom

Several people sharing one bathroom can get messy, especially when everyone has his own special shampoo, toothpaste, and soap. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom to yourself, sometimes your collection of grooming products can get out of control. But fighting clutter doesn’t have to be a never-ending battle. A little organization can go . . . → Read More: Fight Clutter in the Bathroom

Small Space Multitaskers: Baskets

When space is at a premium, it can be tempting to put design aside and just look for any old storage solution. But you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. There are dozens of decorative storage baskets that can hold everything you need them to and look good doing it.

Because of their versatility, baskets are . . . → Read More: Small Space Multitaskers: Baskets