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Paint it: Take a shine to the ceiling

Luscious color overhead in a light-reflecting finish can give your entry—and spirits—a lift.

Outdoor Rooms Roundup

Looking to eke a little more living out of your backyard patch of green? As the past year has made clear, outdoor spaces are vital to our well-being­—and they can double our dining, entertaining, and hangout space. Here’s how three couples created a bit of paradise in their own backyards.

Low-Cost Design Ideas for Any Home

Great design doesn’t have to bust the budget. The proof: these cash-conscious ideas from designers’ own homes.

Remodeling a Tudor Revival Kitchen

One family’s goal in renovating their formerly dark, closed-off galley-style kitchen? Open up and let the sun shine in.

Before and After Basement: Loft-Like Lower Level

Removing a warren of posts and partition walls opens up a bright, fun family space downstairs.

Read This Before You Pick a Paint Color

Whether you’re looking for a soothing hue for your living space or want some drama in your dining room, don’t pick up a paintbrush until you’ve read our expert advice

Update a Mudroom Door with Bold Paint

Portals become all the more transportive in eye-catching color—especially when it’s expertly applied.

Paint Random-Width Stripes

An outdoor room’s beadboard walls become extra eye-catching when painted with random-width stripes

Photoshop Redo: From No Character to Classic

A boxy brick house from 1950 gets a timeless redesign

Photoshop Redo: A Handsome Homestead

A revamped garage, a metal roof, fresh siding, and upgraded entries give this 1930s farmhouse more-coherent charm