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How to Add a Bathroom
Easy DIY Tiling Tips for Amateurs
Are wall mount bathroom faucets right for you?
Bed Sizes Are Totally Getting Bigger
Could Waterbeds Ever Make a Comeback?
Higher Thread Count Doesn't Make a Better Bedsheet
How to Involve Your Kids in Room Decorating
5 Kid-Friendly Study Areas
Why Gift Recipients Have a Surprising Preference for Sloppy Wrapping
5 Tips for Making Your Own Home Scent
How Scented Wax Cubes Work
Is All That Shines Really Sterling Silver?
Why Porcelain Has Been the Most Prized Ceramic for Centuries
From Cows to Cabinetry: Milk Paint and 6 Awesome Uses for It
Does beautiful presentation actually lead to a better-liked gift? Or is it the other way around? Science takes a stab at understanding the psychology of expectations.
By Erick M. Mas
The Brits standardized what it means for an item to be sterling silver way back in the 14th century. But how can you tell if something is sterling or not?
The Chinese have been making porcelain as far back as perhaps the first century. Why did it take hundreds of years for the process to be duplicated anywhere else?
Milk paint is made of, well, milk. It's also easy to mix, super fast drying, eco-friendly and requires no sanding and priming before use.
By Wendy Bowman
Farmhouse style is an eclectic mix of traditional charm and quirky character that lends a cozy, warm feel to any space where comfort is key.
By Alia Hoyt
Subway tiles were created specifically for use in the New York City subway system, but consumers love them too, as they add a touch of retro urban sophistication to almost any home.
By Alia Hoyt
The glue, the scraping, the mess, the hours of torture and pain. If the idea of using wallpaper anywhere in your home conjures up images of sheer agony, then temporary, removable paper was made for you.
Wainscoting might conjure up images of stodgy oak paneling. But forget that. This design element has stood the test of time because it can seamlessly blend into just about every style and decor.
The overlapping rabbet joint that defines true shiplap is the same kind of joint that made seagoing ships watertight.
Ubiquitous in the 1970s, the papasan chair has a colorful history.
You might have grown up sleeping in a twin bed but chances are your kid is in a full. Or, maybe you and your spouse have upgraded to a king-size bed. So why are beds getting bigger?
By Alia Hoyt
Once a staple of homes in the 1970s and '80s, waterbeds have gone the way of the dinosaur. What happened to these groovy once-must-have beds?
By John Donovan
You should consider the thread count when buying sheets, but it's not the only thing that matters, say experts.
By Dave Roos
Add color, texture, and style to your room by finding the perfect window treatments.
There may be hidden, unused space in your home that could solve your need for another bathroom.
Let your kids have a say in your homeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dÃƒÂ©cor without losing control of the overall design.
Doing your own tiling isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t very difficult, and will save you a bundle of cash.
There may not be much that you and your teen can agree on, but these trends in design will make you both happy.
Could scented wax cubes be the right choice for your home?
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easy to create your own home scents with these simple tips.
Create a fresh natural scent Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and look Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in your home with cedar.
Shabby chic is a design style that celebrates the unique beauty in imperfection. It's about blending a light color palate with distressed surfaces or objects that hint at a more genteel past.
By Sara Elliott
Why is it that when we set out to update a room sometimes it just doesn't quite hit the mark? Yes, we can be proud of the new window treatments and the couch has some smart new pillows, but it still has a time-worn feel
By Doug Wilson
If you know how to preserve your flowers, they can last well into the winter months. Learn about how to preserve flowers in this article.
Would you like to know how to choose a new set of speakers for your bedroom? This article will help you learn how to choose speakers for a bedroom.