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How Do I Make My Old Radiators Look Better?
Existing rads don’t need to hinder your interior’s style. Here, we recommend three relatively simple, inexpensive ways you can incorporate radiators into your decorating scheme. As our illustrations show, by painting, topping or covering them, you can tum radiators into attractive and/or functional design elements. Paint It If…
How Do I Decorate With White?
There are three types of whites: warm whites have yellow undertones; cool whites have blue undertones; pure whites have no undertone. Here are three ways to use white in a living room. All White A white-on-white scheme has a soft, pretty look, which can also be used in a modern…
How Do I Enhance My Exterior With Paint?
When it’s time to paint the exterior of your home, choose two or three colors plus a door color — one that contrasts and isn’t used on any other element. More elements provide more opportunity for different paint colors. A classic trim color is white or creamy white. To highlight…
Where Should I Hang My Drapery Rod?
If there are 12 inches or more between the top of your window molding and the ceiling or crown molding, hang the drapery rod at the halfway point. If there are less than 12 inches between the window molding and ceiling or crown molding, hang the drapery rod directly below…
What Do I Need To Know About Choosing Tile?
Here are general tips that you can use when shopping for tiles, plus ideas for different looks for floors and walls. Size And Style The most common size of wall tile is 4″ x 4″. It’s often laid square, but can be varied as a focal point or…
What Size Should My Area Rug Be?
Rugs add comfort and visual interest to a space, and help unify its furnishings. But before you buy, beware: this is one area of decorating where size and placement really matter. Follow these guidelines to ensure that your rugs make the most impact. Note: If your rug doesn’t reach under…
How High Should I Hang My Dining Room Light Fixture?
Place your fixture where it “grounds” the dining table. It shouldn’t look like it’s “floating” alone in the room. Hang it 30 to 34 inches above the tabletop or five to 5-1/2 feet from the floor. Don’t automatically install a junction box (the electrical box the chandelier hangs from)…
DIY: Painted Patio Stool
Sarah Hartill shares step-by-step instructions on how to create a painted patio stool.
Nursery DIY Projects
Gwen McAuley's easy ideas for feathering the nest.
What Are My Options For Outdoor Storage?
Whether your outdoor space consists of a balcony, a patio or a large backyard, effective storage for tools, pots and other garden miscellany is a must. The dream? Storage units, large or small, that keep contents close at hand for easy access and out of the way when not in…
DIY: Vertical Garden Planter
Lauren Petroff shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a vertical garden planter.
DIY: Roll-Up Mattress
Margot Austin shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a roll-up mattress that's perfect for overnight guests.
How Do I Prevent My Furniture From Moving?
To make your furniture stay in place, use rubber “feet” that slip over the bottoms of the legs to help stop it from sliding so easily. Think of the rubber grip on the bottom of a cane, and you’ll get the picture. To find them, try hardware stores and medical supply stores.
Basement Renovation Tips
Get the most from a finished basement makeover.
Decorating & Design
How To Update A Traditional Dining Room
4 easy ways to freshen up a dining room.