Top 5 Posts of the Week: Halloween Edition

We hitched along with the Renovation Road Trip, watched pumpkins catapult into the sky, and fawned over an innovative crop of designer smoke detectors (good thing, October is Fire Safety Month). Yes, it’s been a week packed with favorite posts. We’ve rounded up the five not to miss.

1. Renovation Road Trip: A New Backsplash at Turtle House

Renovation Roadtrip - Backsplash

Photo: Meryl Rose Philips

Meryl and Chris of Picardy Project arrive at the next stop on their Renovation Road Trip, where they help fellow do-it-yourselfers install a new faux stone backsplash.

2. 6 Pumpkin Festivals Not to Miss

Punkin Chunkin Festival


Some autumn celebrations—this “Punkin Chunkin” pumpkin catapulting contest, for example—take Halloween festivities to the next level.

3. Get Hooked: 10 Favorite Wall Storage Ideas

Wrench Hooks


For simple but effective storage, you can’t go wrong with the wall hook. Take a look at top design styles, including some new takes on this utilitarian standby.

4. Smoke Detectors for the Design Set

Smoke Detector


Why shouldn’t this safety product also be stylish? The long arm of design reaches new territory with the advent of designer smoke alarms.

5. 10 Design Mistakes Not to Make in Your Kitchen

Trendy Kitchen

No matter the differences in our lifestyles, so many of our activities take place in the kitchen. Bob Vila Nation contributor Freshome wants to make sure you make the best with what you’ve got!

For more top content this week, consider:

5 Plants to Divide in Fall
How To: Make a Scarecrow
Renovation Road Trip: Installing Shelves with Russet St. Reno