|Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen Lighting|
Today’s kitchens are more than just places to prepare meals. In addition to its primary food function, this room ranks as the heart of the home and center of family activity.
|Transforming a Bathroom into a Livingroom|
The room that is undergoing the greatest amount of transformation in new construction and remodeling is the bathroom. The average master bath has tripled in size since the 1930s. The bathroom was once designed as an oversized water closet, but people are now finding respite and sanctuary in multiple room master and guest baths. The weekend spa mentality has developed into a lifestyle that Americans want to experience on a daily basis.
So are you finally ready for your bathroom makeover to go beyond simply changing the shower curtain? While the thought of making major changes to your bathroom fixtures seems a bit overwhelming, bathrooms are actually one of the least expensive rooms to remodel. Perhaps it has something to do with their size, but a small amount of money goes a long way in a bathroom.
|Making Your Kitchen Work for You|
The kitchen often becomes a family hub, the heart of the home for daily activity and entertaining. For this reason, the design of a kitchen space should address how the room is used on a daily basis. Identifying how you like to cook, eat and entertain are important steps in creating an efficient kitchen space.
|Remodel Your Kitchen Without Spending a Fortune|
When Heidi and Michael Smith bought their home in Lake Forest, Ill., a year and a half ago, they knew the English Tudor home, built in 1928, was in desperate need of updating.
|How to Create a Spa in Your Bathroom|
It used to be that Americans wanted their bathrooms to revive them. Pulsating showers, bathtubs with jets, and even strong, spicy soaps were designed to be invigorating, to wake you up and get you ready for the world.
|New Look for Kitchens and Baths with Energy Efficient Windows and Doors|
Buying new carpet, splurging on hardwood floors or remodeling a basement is on a lot of people’s home improvement “wish lists.” But with rising energy costs taking a bigger bite out of the budget, today’s style and money-conscious consumers are moving replacement of worn out windows and doors to the top of their project list.
|Indulgences Make Bathrooms Complete|
In a world fascinated by reality TV and constant connectivity, the bathroom may be the last safe haven from the prying eyes of cameras and the incessant buzz of cell phones.
|Put a Fresh Face on Your Bath with a Makeover|
A new look, the latest colors, and an updated style -- yes, we are talking about a makeover, but not for you . . . for your bath! It’s amazing what a huge impact you can make by sprucing up an outdated bath.
|Got a Weekend? Get a New Bath|
Did you know that bath redecorating projects are responsible for more marital strife than any other home improvement project? Why? The bath -- the most popular room in the house -- is typically torn up for weeks, even months, at a time; but if you plan ahead carefully before beginning any work...