Cody Calamaio

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

With a background in newspaper reporting, and with editorial stints at This Old House and Contract magazines, Cody Calamaio now freelances as a designer and writer, in addition to working as a marketing professional. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Arizona, as well as a Master's degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. Cody Calamaio on LinkedIn

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JANUARY 15, 2015 | THURSDAY
8 (Nearly) Invisible Laundry Rooms

Laundry is a never-ending cycle that can seem like intolerable, unavoidable drudgery, especially if you hate your laundry room. That's why we love these creative designs that integrate a ...

JANUARY 5, 2015 | MONDAY
8 Other Uses for Closet Space

Whether it's a narrow cupboard for linen or a full-blown walk-in, a well-placed closet is one of the most coveted features of any house. But if storage isn't an issue, these handy enclosu...

NOVEMBER 7, 2014 | FRIDAY
7 Mistakes Not to Make with Your Fireplace

When the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing more comforting than curing up beside a fireplace with a good book or a good friend. This is why it is important that this feature ...

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 | THURSDAY
The Pros and Cons of Today's Most Popular Insulation

Not all homes are created equal, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to home insulation. There are many factors to consider when selecting insulation, including climate, installatio...

OCTOBER 30, 2014 | THURSDAY
Don't Try This at Home: The 7 Most Dangerous DIYs

Owning a home can be very expensive, which is why many savvy homeowners learn to do minor maintenance and repair work themselves, rather than hire a professional. Some projects, however, ...

OCTOBER 27, 2014 | MONDAY
7 Everyday Objects You Never Thought to Hang

Wall decor need not be limited to traditional art, posters, or shelves. We all have knickknacks and bric-a-brac that characterize our lives, everything from thrift store treasures to spor...

OCTOBER 14, 2014 | TUESDAY
10 IKEA Favorites Made Better by a DIY Paint Job

The IKEA name has come to represent smart, affordable furniture for homeowners and apartment dwellers of all ages. But with that popularity comes easy recognition; if you've outfitted you...

OCTOBER 9, 2014 | THURSDAY
Redecorate Your Home for—and with—Pennies

You can get all the luster of a metallic surface without breaking the bank. The trick? Use pennies. Incorporating the coins into your design as a material can save money per square foot, ...

OCTOBER 9, 2014 | THURSDAY
8 Unique Ways to Build Your Own Table

Not every DIY table needs to be built from scratch in a woodworking shop. In fact, ones constructed from upcycled materials usually bring the most character to a quiet room. The simple s...

OCTOBER 7, 2014 | TUESDAY
Renovate Your Rental: 9 Kitchen Upgrades You Can Make

Renters don’t always have a say in the design or decor of a kitchen, and unless you have a flexible landlord, cosmetic changes are not easy to accomplish. But there are plenty of ways to ...