While there is certainly more to a great meal than dining décorum, the tablecloth, placemats and other dining arrangements can make a big difference in the mealtime environment. Following are some tips on choosing the proper décorum for the dining room to ensure that mealtime is a relaxing, pleasant time for everyone.
Selecting a Tablecloth
Ideally, . . . → Read More: How to Select the Right Dining Décorum for Mealtime
Wedding season is here. You love the fact that all your friends are tying the knot this year, but you are struggling at trying to find the best gifts for them that you can buy with your Christmas gift cards.
You might want to consider buying housewares as your gift to the wedding couple. Housewares has always . . . → Read More: Top 4 Reasons Why Housewares Make The Perfect Wedding Gifts
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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