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Before & After: Perking Up a Plain Façade

A rebuilt front porch, new siding, and a roof extension with brackets give a nondescript house a big curb-appeal boost.

Before & After: Giving a Classic Bathroom a Contemporary Turn

A bath renovation comfortably straddles the line between traditional and contemporary.

How to Create a Tuscan Style Outdoor Room

A leaf-covered patio gets a romantic upgrade with vintage furniture, mood lighting, and a party-ready trestle table.

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.