The Way to Replace Your Kitchen Faucet

Kitchen remodels require plenty of abilities from conception to completion, and ours was no exception. From ripping walls down to replacing flooring, we’ve been through it all — and we’re tired. Luckily, the very last change was the fastest and…

Color and Pattern Play at a Joyful New Nursery

Lani Zervas relied on love and fortune to style daughter Daphne’s nursery, picking everything from paint color to pillows based on instant attraction. For some of us, this technique might end at a Technicolor mishmash. But somehow Zervas’ cheerful pear…

Wood from the Restroom? Absolutely!

The conventional wisdom is that tile is your go-to for toilet surfaces. We see tile anywhere, from the bathroom at work to the subway, to everybody’s house. I love tile, but only because it’s so popular does not mean we…

Happy Birthday to the Saarinens! Design Words of Wisdom to Celebrate

Father and son architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen could have been 140 and 103, respectively, today (August 20). In honor of this iconic Saarinens’ many achievements and contributions to contemporary architecture, town planning, design instruction, furniture and life, let’s ponder…

Cutting Corners: Miters Spruce Up Woodworking Projects

We know a lot of woodworking boils down to creating boxes, but it’s the way those boxes change that makes jobs interesting. One very simple way I suggest starting woodworkers add attention to simple project designs would be to cut…

Pro-Quality Manufacturing at Home? There's a Program for That

Things have been created by tools as the 1950s. But these tools have long been overly intricate and expensive for home use. The buzzword for this domain where virtual reality meets real reality is “digital production” As with everything related…

What Is a Mortgage Contingency?

Real estate contracts include contingency clauses. These are announcements indicating the sale is conditional on something else happening. Among the most frequent contingencies is to get a mortgage. The contract permits a limited quantity of time for the buyers to…

Meet a Houseplant Which Does Not Mind Neglect

If you are like most active homeowners, you need your indoor plants to endure insufficient growing conditions and a few neglect and then. The umbrella plant, also called schefflera, delivers on this. I reside in a subtropical climate in which…

Kitchen of the Week: Wonderful Kitchen

How do you get storage, prep space, cooking space and a washer-dryer into 40 square feet? Request Palmer Thompson-Moss, that did just that to get a New York customer. “These constraints actually helped us create something nice that works really…

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

More than any outdoor feature I can think about, a fireplace (or fire pit or bowl) immediately makes the yard the location where everybody wants to be. It readily becomes the focus of a space, drawing friends and family together…