How to Refresh Your Dining Room on a Budget

If your budget is around $10,000

Perhaps you’re dreaming of giving your dining room a complete overhaul (but it’s not going to happen anytime soon), or maybe you like your dining room the way it is but want to change a few components. Whether you work with a designer on a long-range plan to redecorate the space over time or want … Read more

How to Organize Your Pantry

Stuff You Reach for Every Day

So you’ve tossed the old, unloved and expired food and spices. What’s next? After decluttering the pantry, it’s time to get organized. But with so many organizing products to choose from, it can be hard to know which are worth buying and which will end up gathering dust (or worse: making your pantry even more … Read more

Jump-Start Your Kitchen With These Minimalist Essentials


Whether you’re setting up your kitchen for the first time, downsizing or just aiming to simplify your life with a more minimalist kitchen setup, this guide is a good place to begin. If you own only the 17 items on this list (we’ll assume you’re starting with a can opener) you’ll be in good shape … Read more

9 Tips for Getting a Dining Room Rug Just Right

Try carpet tiles

Finding a dining room rug that is both practical and stylish is no easy feat. Fluffy pile can permanently trap every crumb from the table. Too-small rugs can trip up chairs. But a good rug can bring color, texture, warmth and style to the dining room — making the hunt well worth the effort. Read … Read more