If you're looking for ways to save money, or working on shrinking your environmental footprint, air-drying your washing is a great place to start. Dryers, while they are handy, use a ton of energy to operate. Plus, you might own delicate clothes that aren't suited for aggressive machine drying. A clothes drying rack is a must-have asset for your laundry room - and bonus, you can make your own.
This month's Makeover Tour is a super colorful and inspiring mudroom -- proof that even tiny spaces can have loads of personality! Read on to get the full scoop on this fun space.
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Thiemo Hildebrandt's under-stairs lounge is kind of a reverse loft in that it makes use of oft-forgotten space below versus that above. The video below shows how one might
What's more shocking to me, other than the fact that this studio apartment was transformed into a one bedroom, is how much bigger it looks after! It's magic, I tell you. Magic (and lots of hard work).
We all have a room like this (or had one at some point): small, dark, and, let's face it, a bit grim. For whatever reason, these rooms are always destined to become home offices. It's just their nature. Fortunately, with clever storage solutions and a bright color scheme they can become...
Those are big words, I realize, but this really may be the brightest, happiest, most perfectly colorful space I've ever laid eyes on. Don't believe me? Read on!
What? "Thriftastic" is totally a word. And really, it's the best word to describe this cheerful, all-in-one home office/crafting station.
Decorating with a student budget didn't stop Chicagoans Meg and Brad from transforming their 900 square foot apartment into a space full of style and personality. These "colorful collectors" were able to create a completely unique and inspiring space - and stay in budget - with a little DIY ingenuity and a knack for finding hidden Craigslist gems. But, their growing art collection is what really makes this space come alive.
Not Martha had a shoe dilemma in her cramped back hallway. She found the answer with the slick, wall attached j-me shoe rack, a single piece of bent stainless steel that holds just the tips of your shoes. Big problem-it was 5 inches too long for N.M's back hallway wall. She improvised and came up with her own brilliant, space-saving DIY version.
Okay, show of hands. Who actually knows what "dress boys" are? Admittedly, I had never heard of them but apparently they're a 'thing'... and people use them. Basically, you take an old chair, saw it in half, and attach it to the wall. Presto! A new place to drape your clothes.
Of course you could continue using your little Hibachi or mini Weber. But all that bending over! Not so with the rail hugging BBQ Bruce. The Bruce offers comfortable waist high charcoal grilling for those restricted by vertical dwelling space. No more achin' back from bending and flipping. Available through
No need for a master magician to help make your small place appear bigger. Just follow these tips and the illusion of space will appear.