There are countless ways to update and enhance your home environment. The simplicity of the following five tips belie the extent of the effect they can have on your surroundings.
If you’re nearing retirement, there are things you should consider to make your home and yard adapt as you age. Creative application of materials and well-researched design principles will give you a beautiful home with features that you will need to live comfortably and safely. Here are my seven top tips to give you a great start.
There are many simple, no-cost or low-cost changes you can make to your home that can greatly increase its comfort, safety and accessibility. Most of the products needed for the modifications mentioned here can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Design expert Andy Wells, vice president of product design at MasterBrand Cabinets, has traveled the world in search of the latest innovative color trends. A key lesson from his explorations: Both subtle and overt ways of incorporating color into home design can help homeowners achieve a dynamic style that is all their own. Here are some tips to provide inspiration for future redesign projects.
Outdoor kitchens are hot. In a 2012 survey by Professional Builder magazine, a fourth of the respondents named outdoor kitchens as one of their top selling features. The best ones are easy to use, work well in less-than-ideal weather conditions and are outfitted with thoughtfully chosen appliances and materials. The following guidelines will support an outdoor space that can be enjoyed year-round.
“There are dozens of ways to update your house that are neither difficult nor time-consuming,” says Sally Morse, director of creative services for Hunter Douglas and the design expert on hunterdouglas.com. “A few weekends is all it takes.” The following are some of Sally’s suggestions: