These 10 Things Make Life With Kids Easier

Instead of wainscoting, try a kid-height chalk wall

From wrangling backpacks and finding lost shoes before the morning school run to the last kiss at bedtime (and just one more drink of water), life with kids is an adventure. We can’t prepare for everything, but these 10 small changes can make the time spent at home with our kids a bit easier. 1. Leave washable … Read more

How to Organize Your Laundry Room

So you’ve gotten rid of the junk cluttering up your laundry room, perhaps inspired by organizer. What’s next? After all of the sorting and culling, it’s time to get organized. Think of this as the crucial last step that completes the process of simplifying your space. Taking the time to arrange your tools and supplies with … Read more

Appealing Ceiling: Warm It Up With Wood

Wood is a popular surface material for floors and walls. But it can make a big statement if you use it on the ceiling. Here are five types and methods for consideration. 1. Porches 2. Logs and Beams 3. Plywood 4. Reclaimed and Distressed 5. Tongue and Groove

How to Visually Lift a Low Ceiling Without Renovating

Does your mood need a little lift when you walk into a space? Well, maybe it’s the ceiling that needs lifting. If you’re working with a basement room, awkward attic or another space with an uncomfortably low ceiling — but can’t pony up to actually raise the roof — there are ways to make it … Read more