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

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…

Guest Groups: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love

Guest Groups: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love

Spread the love by casting a Valentine’s Day party where children and adults can get crafty with handmade valentines. From mini mailboxes and munchies to table runners and twine, you’ll find everything you need to host your sweet bash! —…

Merry Christmas From Homes on

Merry Christmas From Homes on

The holiday is here, and you have completed whatever decorating you were going to do. Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the day. Join us in the passenger seat on a digital holiday drive through the extended…

Louver Doors Let Storage Breathe

Louver Doors Let Storage Breathe

True louver doors are an attractive doorway style that provides privacy and security while allowing for the free flow of air. Featuring angled horizontal slats, vented louvers admit light and air and are most often used for cabinets and laundry…

Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

A scant 330 square feet might not appear to leave room for flexibility, but Michelle Konar has put her creativity to work in this small space. An art director in an advertising communications company, she’s taken good advantage of the…

Pick the Ideal Dining Chair

Pick the Ideal Dining Chair

Now that you have pinpointed the table you will be using, how will you match your chairs to your table? There are even more seat options out there than tables, so it can be hard to get the right match…

Contemporary Barcelona Home

Contemporary Barcelona Home

Architect Yolanda Yuste’s customer wanted his apartment in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, to represent a modern spirit — not the conventional architecture typical of the town’s oldest district. “My customer wanted to maintain some original areas of the home, such…

Timeline of American House Styles

Timeline of American House Styles

Like more than 100 million people, we saw this year’s Superbowl to observe the New York Giants prevail within the New England Patriots. But let’s face it. We see the Superbowl for not only the match but for the half-time…

Sensible Design for Your Holiday Guest Bath

Sensible Design for Your Holiday Guest Bath

Guest bathrooms are afterthoughts in your home. They should not be, if you appreciate the people visiting you! As you are likely to have overnight guests during the holiday season, I’m happy to share these tips out of a regular…