A new window or door can do more than create a new view – it can transform a room. Here are some photos to help you find the inspiration for your next home remodeling project, so you can start designing the space you've always dreamed of.
Whether it’s a living room, bedroom, kitchen or bath, these experts will show you how a window or door can influence the style of any room.
Choose quality, energy-efficient products for your home – whether they’re windows, electrical appliances or light fixtures. It’s worth the investment in terms of the money and energy you’ll be saving in the long run.
Make your home feel like your own by mixing favorite family antiques with new decorative pieces, or adding splashes of color throughout your home.
Enhance your home’s curb appeal by trying simple changes like:
Painting a bold-colored front door.
Choosing matching metal for your light fixtures, mailbox and house numbers.
Adding pops of color with planters.
Bring out your home and yard’s natural beauty by adding eco-friendly elements and details that complement the surrounding landscape.
When renovating a historical home, research neighborhood or homeowner association guidelines to be sure you’re selecting colors and details that are true to your home’s history and architecture.
Carter Oosterhouse is one of America's most recognized lifestyle experts. He’s appeared on several popular home improvement series on HGTV, DIY and NBC.
Avoid financial stress. Shop around and research the true cost of materials and labor, then do a “Business Plan.” If you’re working with an older home, anticipate structural and code issues. Set the money aside and keep a tight rein on your spending.
Set a work calendar. Once your project starts, it should move along every day! There’s no excuse for a project to sit unattended.
Instead of thinking about a project as a major undertaking, try breaking it up into doable phases that won’t put stress on you or your budget. If you’d love a new kitchen but can’t afford it, you can still get a running start on a new look by starting small.
Start with a color palette. Each room in your home should flow from space to space. That doesn’t mean you can’t use color, it just means that you need to think about the color tone and where the color will be used. That’s what color selecting is all about.
Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer and expert in home improvement, gardening and decorating. For more than 15 years, she’s starred in For Your Home, which can be seen on PBS and Create TV.
Every room in your home can be a reflection of your own personal style. If you’re not quite sure what your style is yet, here are some articles to help guide you in the redesign of your space:
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