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AUGUST 8, 2014 | FRIDAY
10 Steps to Paradise in Your Own Backyard

Any outdoor living space, be it a compact apartment terrace or an expansive poolside patio, becomes much more inviting once it’s been outfitted with a few creature comforts. Designers Jef...

AUGUST 7, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
10 Ways to Create Your Own Paradise in the Backyard

Any outdoor living space, be it a compact apartment terrace or an expansive poolside patio, becomes so much more inviting once it's been outfitted with a few creature comforts.  In search...

JULY 15, 2013 | MONDAY
Trending Now: Ceramic Tiles

For durability and ease of maintenance, few materials compare with ceramic tile. Here are some of the hot new looks for 2013.

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Laminate Countertops

When you’re remodeling a kitchen on a budget, laminate is the best affordable option for countertops. Nowadays this tried-and-true material comes in a wider array of designs than ever bef...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing Pendant Lighting

Jean Nayar is the author of Detailing Light (The Whitney Library of Design), a book on lighting designed by the country’s most notable architects and lighting designers. Of all the variou...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
A Beginner's Guide to Engineered Stone Countertops

Many Americans nowadays care about making eco-friendly choices. And when it comes to countertops, engineered stone is one of the most environmentally sensitive choices you can make. An al...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Granite Countertops

Granite. It’s the most popular natural countertop surface for kitchens and baths in America. And for good reason—it’s durable, easy to maintain, and beautiful. It’s also a relatively simp...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Tile a Backsplash

A tile backsplash adds color, personality, and function to a kitchen. Here’s how to install this relatively easy upgrade yourself:TOOLS AND MATERIALSDecorative tilesTape measurePencilGrap...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Care for Your Grill

Summertime! The living is easy and—more often than not—the food is grilled. From burgers, dogs, and steaks to chicken, shrimp, and skewered vegetables, grilled and barbecued fare is a sum...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
What to Consider Before You Buy a Foreclosed Home

Jean Nayar is a licensed real estate agent with Bond New York and the author of several books on decorating and design, including The Happy Home Project (Filipacchi Publishing, 2013). Wit...