The Surprising Subway Tile Trend Transforming Our Bathrooms

A change in perspective can totally reinvent this white-bathroom classic Subway tile is a tried-and-true classic, whether it’s on the backsplash of your kitchen or the walls of your bathroom. And it has gained that status for good reason: It’s timeless, a chameleon for all design styles, and very affordable. However, it’s become such a Read more about The Surprising Subway Tile Trend Transforming Our Bathrooms[…]

5 Smart Design Hacks for Hiding Ugly AC Vents

If you’re working on a room’s design, that last thing you may think about is an ugly AC vent or other air vents. However, they can often detract from the style of the room. AC vents have a way of looking too modern for rustic or retro styles, too industrial for more whimsical artistic styles Read more about 5 Smart Design Hacks for Hiding Ugly AC Vents[…]

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Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?

If replacing a kitchen sink, you’ll think about style, size, and—perhaps most importantly—material. Some materials are highly durable and resistant to stains, scuffs, and scratches, while others are more delicate, better suited to light to medium use. So read on for the strengths and potential drawbacks of seven best kitchen sink materials so you can make Read more about Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?[…]

Drywall Anchors: Which One Should I Use?

  Buyer’s Guide: Drywall Anchors Get the right drywall anchors to safely, sturdily hang artwork, shelves, and other items without damaging your walls Photo: istockphoto.com Drywall—comprised of compressed gypsum (a soft sulfite mineral)—creates wonderfully smooth walls. Yet insert a nail or screw into it and it’s likely to crumble, often resulting in the fastener working Read more about Drywall Anchors: Which One Should I Use?[…]

Dos and Don’ts of Building a Fire Pit

Fire pits are a hot commodity! These attractive additions can dress up a drab yard with mesmerizing flames while serving as a gathering place for afternoon barbecues, evening drinks, and late night s’mores. Before building a fire pit, however, you should become fully informed as to local regulations, construction requirements, and potential hazards. So study Read more about Dos and Don’ts of Building a Fire Pit[…]