Debra Immergut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Formerly the Editor in Chief of Parents.com, Debra Immergut writes about homes and design for The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and other leading publications. Ms. Immergut holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan as well as Master's of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa's Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first novel, Captives, was published in 2018 by Harper Collins. Debra Immergut on Twitter | LinkedIn

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MAY 26, 2016 | THURSDAY
14 White Rooms We Love

Alabaster, linen, bone.... As anyone who’s ever perused a display of paint samples knows, white paint is sold in an astounding variety of shades. That’s because there’s no more useful col...

MAY 16, 2016 | MONDAY
The Best (and Worst) Things You Can Do Before an Open House

Selling a home can be an emotional process, but in order to get the place ready for sale, you’ll need to set your emotions aside. With a ruthlessly objective eye, identify your house’s st...

APRIL 11, 2016 | MONDAY
10 Simple Tricks to Make Buyers Love Your Home

It is possible to wow and delight potential purchasers without investing crazy amounts of time and money. Read on for 10 minor changes that can inspire real estate seekers to fall in lov...

MARCH 31, 2016 | THURSDAY
7 Ways to Hide the Ugly Things Your House Can't Do Without

Call them necessary evils: the utility boxes, septic tanks, and random receptacles that houses require for functional reasons. That doesn’t mean we like looking at them, though. To downpl...

FEBRUARY 11, 2016 | THURSDAY
9 Things You're Doing to Make Your Home Dustier

When you think about what dust really is—a conglomeration of dead skin particles, insect parts, mold spores, ash, pollen, and more—you become more determined than ever to make sure your h...

JANUARY 29, 2016 | FRIDAY
14 Ways to Pull Off a Double-Duty Dining Room

The dining room is often an extra space that gets used only for holidays or special occasions. But if you're plagued by small square footage—or if you're trying to make your house more fu...

JANUARY 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
18 Big Storage Ideas to Steal from Tiny Homes

The tiny-house movement has much to teach us about living simply and with minimal environmental impact—and about how to stow stuff when space is extremely tight. If you’re perennially sho...

DECEMBER 31, 2015 | THURSDAY
Let It Go: 14 Things to Trash Without Thinking Twice

It’s a new year, which means it's time to get started on your home resolutions for 2016. The best place to start? Out with the old! While it can be difficult to let go of prized possessio...

DECEMBER 2, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
15 Insanely Easy Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

'Tis the season for sparkling lights, beautiful trees, and garlands galore! Decking out your home for the holidays is always enjoyable, but it can also be time-consuming and expensive. Th...

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 | TUESDAY
12 Ideas to Steal from Vintage Kitchens

Back when every meal was cooked from scratch and every dish washed by hand, kitchens had to work hard, clean up easily, and keep moods bright through long hours of toil. Life is a whole l...