There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business around the country. Unfortunately, there are also scam artists looking to cheat you out of your money who pose as legitimate contractors. These “fly-by-night” operators often show up in communities impacted by natural disasters to try to scam distressed home owners into paying for shoddy repairs or work that they will never show up to perform.
The hangout zone of your home can be hard to arrange. So Real Simple asked two designers to sketch out solutions for three of the trickiest scenarios. Pull up a chair and take some notes.
Thinking of an easy way to brighten up your space without busting your budget? Whether you are looking for decorations, fun new designs, or self-sufficiency, there are easy DIY home projects just waiting for you.
The laundry closet that makes you want to wash your clothes.
You don’t require a fat plan to give your home a perceptible help. Invest a little and get an enormous change in how your home looks and feels. We are here to present you some ideas.
Take advantage of the new year and give your home a fresh start. We’ve compiled some of the best cleaning and organizing guides from Houzz, room by room, to help you start off the year with a clean slate.
Use an old sunglasses case to keep your phone charger and earbuds safe in your purse.
I think most of us have, at one point or another, fantasized and planned for the day when we win the lottery. Some people plan to splurge on cars, others on boats, and others on worthy causes. Then there are people like us. We already have the budget made, and it’s going into our personal private getaway, AKA The Dream Home. There will be custom bathrooms, walk-in closets just for shoes, and a man-cave to beat all man-caves.
Just in case you don’t already have enough fuel for your fire, here are 20 features you’ll definitely want to remember when you win the millions.
Take those ugly household fixtures from ugh to ugh-MAZING.
Many of the most popular kitchen photos of 2015 once again were storage-centric. Some trends from the most popular storage solutions of 2014 and 2013 — wine bar cabinets, pullouts and integrated cabinet spice racks, for example — still reigned. Meanwhile, smart solutions like handy areas for small appliances, extra counter space that can be tucked away and built-in charging stations continued to evolve, leaving homeowners with more workspace and less clutter. As a bonus, the storage solutions added big style points to these great kitchens.