Easy Upgrades for Kitchen and Bath

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MAY 2016 Idea File

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before + after: kitchen design

An avid cook updates her favorite room while holding onto some pieces of the past

before + after: bath design

A pinched master bath is relocated to make a sophisticated retreat


Summer-blooming bulbs you'll want to plant right away • BONUS Gallery: Care of Summer-Blooming Bulbs

photoshop redo

Bringing harmony to a clashing two-story

bright + airy

A mother-daughter duo transforms a dreary Queen Anne into a dazzling dream home

garden color that doesn't quit

Focusing on foliage, a homeowner creates a vibrant landscape on her small city lot

opening up

A young couple's cozy cottage grows as their family did: with additions and charisma

home solutions

MAY 2106 Home Solutions

home solutions

Chef-inspired lighting; seed-starting tips; new uses for painter's tools; quick plumbing fixes; budget-wise master-bath redo; and more


MAY 2016 Upgrades

get this look for less

Colorful white-washed bedroom

shop Smarter

Expert tips on finding, selecting, and fitting in a new refrigerator


Train-style racks to rev up your bath storage

all about

Glass mosaic tile how-to projects • BONUS: Watch a video on How to Install a Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash

paint ideas

Seamless style from continuous stripes • BONUS Step-by-Step: How to Paint Stripes on a Well-Coordinated Piece of Furniture and Walls

q + a

A durable hose nozzle; walkway algae removal; get better water pressure; and more

animal house

The best floors for those on all fours

weekend remodel

Build a back-saving laundry-machine pedestal ask this old house • BONUS: Watch a video on How to Build a Laundry Pedestal

editors' picks

Six outstanding new products you should know about

norm's tricks of the trade

Norm shares his father's secret for keeping exterior nuts tight

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