Remodeling? Now You Can Snoop Inside Your Neighbors’ Kitchen

Before and After a $162,000 Kitchen Remodel In order to rent the homes, they had to remodel them, whether it was paint and polish or more extensive work. Now, as home sales bounce back, and, perhaps more importantly, as thousands of homeowners regain much-needed equity in their homes, remodeling is seeing greater gains. “In the near term, homeowner spending on improvements is expected to see its strongest growth since the height of the housing boom,” said Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Home remodeling projects jumped 14 percent in September from a year ago, according to a new report from BuildFax, a data company that tracks building permits. The trends, however, are changing. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnbc.com/id/101210515 Before & After: Transforming a McLean Kitchen The dated finishes, strong contrasting colors, and an awkwardly shaped multilevel island presented a challenge when designerAnne Hardockof Dwellings by Design set out to transform her mid-’90s builder kitchen into a serene and functional space. Hardock always felt the existing cherry cabinets were a diamond in the rough and knew if they were paired with the right surroundings, they would sing. Before (top) and after (bottom). Once the decision was made to keep the perimeter cabinets, Hardock designed an island painted in soft white with a butcher-block countertop in walnut and cherry with a walnut ogee edge to serve as a main focal point and gathering place. The butcher block was custom made by Grothouse Lumber in Pennsylvania and ties in the warm wood tones from the...

Come, Let’s Goop Around In Gwyneth Paltrow’s Living Room

Come, let us learn at the resplendently pedicured feet of a true celebriguru. Photos via GOOP Here, we spy Paltrow’s “troubled” living room, whose true potential had eluded two previous overhauls at Paltrow’s own hand. Why, oh why, had this remained “a dead zone in the home, where nobody seemed to spend time?” Could it have been the visual violence wrought by that couch? A chakra imbalance brought on by a slight misalignment of the picture clump beside the piano? All Paltrow knew, aside from the fact that those “adorable” one-seaters deserved a second chance, was that she had to bring in a professional. Photo via GOOP First off, the piano was moved to the center of the room, as Windsor Smith tells it, to “draw energy into the space.” In its place, a Roche Bobois sectional sofa was added, along with a Carol Egan coffee table, chosen to grace this nook with a “contemporary twist,” “a subtle sense of weightlessness,” and “a lightness to it that reinforces the room’s airiness.” It’s worth noting here that we’re dealing with light, air, and weight, the -nesses that form the very foundation of our universe, and all of its interiors great and small. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://curbed.com/archives/2014/01/31/gooping-around-in-gwyneth-paltrows-living-room.php How Should I Furniture In a Small Living Room? Susie Coelho, Decorating Guru Add save! Our small living room is quite a decorating challenge. There is not much open wall space. My furniture includes a sofa, buster chair, ottoman and an entertainment center. How do I arrange a conversation area around my entertainment center with this...

Truck Interior Design

Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.overdriveonline.com/tag/truck-interior-design/ Houzz Interior Design Ideas Find everything from local designers to architects and contractors who can help you realize your ideas. The best part is, browsing your idea book, they’ll get exactly what you’re trying to do. What the Press has to say about Houzz: “A digital look book for interior-decorating ideas” – The Wall Street Journal. “It’s the Flickr of design idea sites” – The Washington Post. “One of the most comprehensive collections of home design images on the iPad” – The Independent. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.macworld.com/product/1229821/houzz-interior-design-ideas.html A’ Interior Design Awards 2014 Call for Projects The deadline for online entries for the 2014 A’ Interior Design Awards is Sunday 30 March 2014. International design talent from all over the world are invited to enter the very best of interior projects and products. Results will be announced on April 15, 2014. Entry forms, submission criteria, presentation guidelines, list of jury members as well as participation terms and conditions to the A’ Interior Design Awards can be obtained at http://www.adesignaward.com About the A’ Interior Design Awards The A’ International Interior Design Awards aims to promote, highlight and acknowledge best interior designers, distinguished interior architects and world-class project development firms for their meritorious interior design works which are not just aesthetically appealing but are...

Before And After A $162,000 Kitchen Remodel

NAME You’re on the list, Abbey! Now you can look forward to getting the latest in fashion, hair and beauty delivered straight to your inbox. CLOSE For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.luxist.com/2006/05/08/before-and-after-of-a-162-000-kitchen-remodel/ Before/after: Remodel transforms San Mateo kitchen The butcher block was custom made by Grothouse Lumber in Pennsylvania and ties in the warm wood tones from the cabinets. To free up a longer run of counter space, a desk that had been a magnet for clutter was removed and a U-Line beverage fridge was added to augment the capacity of the new KitchenAid counter-depth fridge. The neutral envelope of the kitchen was created by walls painted in Benjamin Moores Manchester Tan and anchored by 12-by-24-inch porcelain floor tiles from Architectural Ceramics in a pale gray matte finish with tight grout lines. Unlike the previous square tiles, these rectangular tiles were laid in a running bond pattern to add to the spacious feel of the room. Counters of honed Calcutta Gold marble were paired with a backsplash of polished 2-by-4-inch Calcutta Gold subway tiles; the smaller-than-typical size adds interest to the walls. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/openhouse/remodeling/before-after-transforming-a-mclean-kitchen.php Before & After: Transforming a McLean Kitchen But in the current lending climate, its easier to get a mortgage to buy a bigger house than it is to get a home equity line of credit to add to an existing home. Among the home improvement projects Pekel is seeing these days, many focus on updating the envelopes of homes with new siding, windows and insulation. For people who plan...

The Next Generation Of Volvo Interior Design Is The Sex

What I can tell though is that you better take a good look at that interior because all future Volvo’s will have something similar, starting with the XC90 . The big news was the introduction of Apple’s CarPlay of course, but I didn’t care for that. Instead, I wanted to touch those carpets, but every time I went to Volvo, I found their amazing shooting brake full of Swedish television crews. And god knows they take up a lot of space. So, I had to settle with da Matteo’s coffee and great hospitality , wondering how much of that great design will Volvo dare to use in their upcoming cars. A lot would be ideal, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for Volvo putting the nicer part of your living room on wheels once again. S In the meantime, don’t expect too see a production version of the Concept Estate. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://jalopnik.com/the-next-generation-of-volvo-interior-design-is-the-sex-1537235709 Houzz Interior Design Ideas Interview With Vanessa Deleon “How has your Cuban heritage influence your interior design expertise, panache, and style?” I asked. “My heritage is an influence on my luxurious style, similar to the early 19th century architectural design of diverse styles that once existed in Cuba, ranging from the Spanish, Moorish, Italian, Roman and Greek,” Vanessa Deleon explained. “It’s a nostalgic reminder of power and opulence of Spanish wealth that once existed in Cuba and a part of my heritage.” “What was the inspiration point of when you realized that interior design needed a digital media solution?” “The inspiration came from the evolution of technology....

Nine Tips For Apartment Decorating On A Budget

How Martha Stewart organizes the laundry room 7. Treat the bathroom like a real room You cant renovate it or change the tile, but you can add some interest to your bathroom. Huerta bought a vintage wooden grape crate on Etsy and hung it on the wall for extra storage. Using a tiny Oriental rug instead of a pastel cotton bath rug classes up the place. Huerta bought a vintage wooden grape crate for her bathroom. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/nine-tips-for-apartment-decorating-on-a-budget/2013/11/06/0c18076a-4702-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html I mixed gesso for gilding projects, and I helped Mother dry Dad’s socks on metal sock forms and Mom’s kid gloves on beautiful size 7 glove stretchers. These days, even when laundry-room activities are clearly focused on just caring for and maintaining clothes, it can be hard to keep the space organized. But that will change when you outfit the laundry room or closet with a few key supplies and adopt some smart strategies. It can be fitted with stackable appliances, and sinks can be built into clever storage cabinets containing everything one needs for the tasks of washing, ironing, folding, and sorting. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit...

Looking For Inspiration? Kris Jenner Carries Luxe Interior Design Magazine After It’s Claimed Her Home Wasn’t ‘grand Enough’ To Be Used In Reality Show

The magazine in her arms marked a curious presence just days after the revelation the house used in exterior shots of her reality show was not her home. The reality star looked hurried as she headed towards her destination, keeping her gaze hidden behind large aviator sunglasses. Cool car: Jenner emerged from her white Bentley convertible and kept her gaze hidden behind large aviator sunglasses Jenner wore a pair of black high heels with golden embellishments, a loose-fitting white blouse, and a chic beige blazer. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit...

Simple Steps For A Vintage Bedroom

Creative Color: Minimalist Bedroom Interior Design Ideas Quite simply, vintage is a look that stubbornly refuses to date or lose its popularity. It absolutely exudes a sense of nostalgia and romance and is a look that is perfectly suited to being a real girlie boudoir. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/galtime/simple-steps-for-a-vintag_b_4874753.html This doesnt mean planting a tree in a plant pot but using treated, cut tree branches to add a natural design element to the room. A good example of this would be using birch tree branches to create a four poster bed, but you can also display smaller branches and twigs in a vase as a decorative alternative to fresh flowers. 2. Fish tanks and relaxation One thing that can really help create a relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom is a decorative fish tank. There are many ways you can incorporate a fish tank into the room you could have one placed in a freestanding position, set into a recess in the wall or even built into the bottom of your bed! For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.myfashionlife.com/archives/2013/12/20/five-things-you-wouldnt-expect-to-find-in-the-bedroom-innovative-design-tips/comment-page-1/ Gautier has great Toronto Bedroom Design Ideas Bob Vila Palettes & Paints: Modern Masters Metallic Wall Paint Wanting to experiment with metallic paints, we asked members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory for their recommendations. Since most metallic paints contain real metal, they can be pricey. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://homes.yahoo.com/news/creative-color-minimalist-bedroom-interior-design-ideas-210903146.html Five Things You Wouldn’t Expect To Find In the Bedroom: Innovative Design Tips The modern room values minimalism and shuns clutter.Furniture...

For Kitchen And Bathroom Remodeling, Finding Ways To Cut Costs

In a Kitchen Remodeling Project the Cabinets and Countertop Are The Two Most Expensive Items; What If You Could Save 20-50%? But even an experienced DIYer may not have the expertise to update a bathroom in an older home. If the house has galvanized water pipes that are in bad shape and need to be changed to copper, that will require plumbing skills, says architect Bruce Wentworth of the Wentworth Studio in Chevy Chase. If the house does not have ground fault interrupted outlets, it requires electrical skills. He notes that local laws require a homeowner to obtain a building permit if walls are being changed, plumbing or electrical work is being done. Seeking counter values Kitchen remodeling costs less when major fixtures are swapped out rather than moved to new locations. For a typical kitchen, about 12-by-12 feet, a budget of about $13,000 will allow a builder to install new countertops , backsplash, sink and faucet, decorative hardware and lighting, according to Matus. But it wont pay for cabinets or appliances, he says. Plan to spend another $16,000 on cabinets and $7,500 appliances for an average kitchen. Replacing the cabinets, countertop, sink and flooring but not the appliances in the kitchen of their Alexandria condominium totaled $8,350 for Barbara Bosworth, a teachers assistant, and husband Ron, who works for a rental car company. The couple hired United Floors, Kitchen and Bath, a Rockville-based company that specializes in affordable renovations. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/for-kitchen-and-bathroom-remodeling-finding-ways-to-cut-costs/2012/09/14/2368b696-fcec-11e1-a31e-804fccb658f9_story.html THIS REMODELING SOFTWARE WILL TURN YOU INTO A VIRTUAL ARCHITECT OVERNIGHT Holly has been with DirectBuy of...

Loom Decor Puts Professional Design Materials In Your Hands

I just blinked and took your picture.” I mean, at least with a cellphone, you can see when someone is being creepy! Second, it’s already bad enough that we are glued to our phones half the time when we are out with friends (me included). Imagine if everyone were staring off into “Terminator” space. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://mashable.com/2014/03/03/ashley-baker-gensler-loom-decor/ Interior designers shatter the ceilings of creativity with modern and breathtaking interior design styles for homes 11 mins ago Ralph Nader wants the federal minimum wage to be raised to at least $10.50 an hour. 11 mins ago Apple Inc said Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer would retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of finance and corporate controller, will succeed Oppenheimer as CFO, … For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/northern-california-interior-design-association-160700674.html Northern California Interior Design Association: People’s Choice Award for the Best Designed Interior space The High-tech style is not far from modernistic but interior designers note that there is a slight difference. The most important attribute of a high tech style is the display of the latest and most innovative electronics. The style is also associated with revolutionary furniture ideas as well as shininess and sleek lines. For home owners who like doing things differently, the futuristic home styling approach is a good choice. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit...

The Romantic Master Bedroom

Redesigned Craftsman home available in Noe Valley Sheets in natural fibers, such as cotton or bamboo, will be the most comfortable for sleeping. The higher the thread count, the softer the sheets, so investing in a sheet with a thread count of at least 400 threads per inch will offer the best feel next to the skin. A fluffy, luxurious down comforter creates a feeling of extravagance and escape. Homeowners looking for that extra touch of sumptuousness should consider a duvet (comforter) cover in satin, velvet or other tactile fabric. The smooth, sensual texture of the fabric will put anyone in the mood for love. Adding a few rich decorative throw pillows brings dimension to the bed, as well as a mix of colors and textures. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit https://suite101.com/a/the-romantic-master-bedroom-a186624 Applying feng shui principles in the bedroom creates space for love With Castaneda’s book in hand, the sisters said they were going home and doing some rearranging. “We don’t want to wonder what our bedrooms are saying about us,” they said, laughing. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/dec/14/applying-feng-shui-principles-bedroom-space-love/ The great room offers white oak floors and built-in speakers. Photo: Olga Soboleva/Vanguard Propertie The great room offers white oak floors and built-in speakers. The kitchen is illuminated by both pendant and recessed lights and includes a wine storage area in its center island. Photo: Olga Soboleva/Vanguard Propertie The kitchen is illuminated by both pendant and recessed lights and… The Noe Valley home includes planter boxes, paving stones and high fences. For the original version including any...
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