How the Island Is Shaping the Kitchen of the Future

Jul 26, 2019

Pros weigh in on why the island is turning into the superstar of the kitchen — and where kitchen design is headed Kitchen islands have been a popular feature for many years now, and they have become the indispensable social focal point of many homes — as much on fast-paced weekdays as on weekend mornings. […]

Kitchen Design

Pro Tips to Help You Get the Storage You Need

Jul 7, 2019
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Designer Shares Her Top 10 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends

Jul 3, 2019

Interior designer Sabrina Alfin has been helping her clients renovate their homes in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a decade. Have a look at her ideas.

Kitchen Design

Going on Vacation? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Garden Survives

Jul 1, 2019
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The sun’s out, the weather’s warm, and it’s the perfect time of year to get out of town for a holiday. Water deeply, mulch beds and move containers into partial shade to keep plants alive while you’re away. Read further…

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How to Provide Shade in a Small Yard

Jun 20, 2019
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In a compact yard, it can be tricky to provide sunny and shaded spots, but there are ways to do it. Take a look at these seven gorgeous examples to see how to create a cool-off zone in your own little outdoor space.


9 Dreamy Decks for Dining Al Fresco

Jun 20, 2019

When the weather’s right, there’s nothing like a leisurely meal enjoyed under the open sky, with soft breezes wafting through and views of the garden or — if you’re lucky — a lake or seashore. As we move into prime outdoor entertaining season, it’s time to make the most of it with plenty of outdoor […]


Fire-Wise Landscapes Can Help Keep Your Home and Property Safe

Jun 20, 2019

Firescaping incorporates the design of the landscape and property surrounding a home to lessen its susceptibility to fire. This can be achieved through a well-thought-out landscape design plan that specifies less combustible plants, incorporates fire-resistant materials and follows the advice and guidelines determined by fire-safe organizations.

Garden Design

Bathroom of the Week: Design Evokes Shimmering Snowflakes

Jun 20, 2019

The main bathroom in a family’s Vermont ski retreat mixes rustic wood and gleaming glass and brass. Every Friday evening in the winter, this young Massachusetts family hops in the car and drives three hours to ski in Stowe, Vermont. “They told me that when they walked into this home after the drive, they wanted […]

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What It’s Really Like to Live Through a Remodel

Jun 20, 2019

If you’re thinking about remodeling or are about to break ground on your first renovation, odds are you probably know a bit about how the project is going to go. We offer a few tips for remodeling newbies on what to expect and how to survive the process

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