3 Quick How To Fix A Squeaky Floor Tips

Squeaky wood floors are a common problem, and it’s usually an inexpensive do-it-yourself repair. Here are some tips for silencing the squeak: Sprinkle baby powder, baking soda or powdered graphite over the squeaky floorboard and work it into the seams. This will lubricate the wood and should keep the floorboards from rubbing together and squeaking….

10 Small (But Mighty) Laundry Stations For An Easier Washday

A spacious dedicated laundry room has a certain appeal, to be sure. But with closet-size laundry stations trending in 2019, designers and homeowners are coming around to the fact that a lot can be done in a surprisingly compact space — freeing up more square footage for other uses. Take a gander at these 10 little-but-hardworking laundry rooms and…

Freshen Up Your Bathroom This Weekend

Haute Hardware Switch out your dated, dusty knobs and pulls and replace them with their chic, shiny counterparts. This quick, low-cost project (can you even call it that?) has the power to transform the entire aesthetic of your bathroom design. Proof: this, white double vanity with inky countertops and bright, brass hardware that oozes glamour….

10 Insights On Working With a Kitchen Designer

Enlisting an experienced pro can take your kitchen project to the next level. Here’s how to make the most of it. With the average major kitchen overhaul costing homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, it’s no wonder that 85 percent of kitchen renovators turn to a professional for help in ensuring that their money is well…

How To Choose The Right Insulation

(Click/Tap image to play video) Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor. Steps: Fiberglass insulation is sold by wall thickness and that should be adhered to so the insulation doesn’t get compressed and lose effectiveness. Open cell spray foam has the same R-factor as fiberglass, but…

Sliding vs. Swinging Windows

Windows are unique—they are both interior and exterior home elements. The dual role makes selecting windows that much trickier because you want them to look good from both sides, to match your curb appeal as well as your interior design. Luckily, there’s one major design decision that’ll help you narrow your choices at the start:…

Take a Seat: 8 Perches for Pausing in Your Hallway

After you’ve put your coat hooks, shoe storage and a surface for keys and coins in your hallway, you probably think there isn’t much room for anything else. But one useful item you might well have forgotten is a seat — useful for putting on outerwear or just taking a breather when you get home….

This Laundry Room Works Hard & Has Fun Too

Designers perk up this multipurpose space with a bold and colorful new look and decor from the homeowners’ adventures. Laundry Room at a Glance Who uses this space: A couple with three grown children Size: 104 square feet (9.7 square meters) Designers: Rosa Plaza Dest, principal, and Ande Barriola, assistant, at Rosa Dest InteriorsThe laundry room works hard…

How To Design The Perfect Laundry Room

The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center, whether in a tidy corner of the basement or a nook next to the kitchen. For help updating yours, check out this expert advice on everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout…

Remodeling and Design Pros Expect a Strong Business Year in 2020

Companies across the remodeling and design industries are anticipating positive business growth in 2020, despite headwinds in the form of rising costs for labor and materials, according to the latest research from Houzz. Read on for more details from the 2020 U.S. Houzz State of the Industry report, which summarizes the responses of more than 3,000…

11 Ways To Add Value To Your Bathroom

Bathrooms, like kitchens, are a huge selling point in your home. They’re also the most personal of spaces. Here are 11 ways you can add value to yours through quick updates that make a big difference. Swap Outdated Fixtures Swapping outdated fixtures can go a long way to giving your bathroom an updated look. Go…