Westerly Reveal | Modern Classic
by Jill Connors on January 16, 2020 at 9:41 PM
This Old House TV takes a dated ranch to new heights, with an all-new second story and family-friendly, free-flowing living spaces downstairs
Pet Safe Ice Prevention
by Thomas Baker on January 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Prevent ice on your driveways, sidewalks, and steps by pretreating. It’s better for your pets' paws, too!
Rebuilding Paradise: Holding onto Home | Clearstory Ep. 10
on January 15, 2020 at 8:09 PM
After major natural disasters, like Superstorm Sandy and the Paradise, California fires, why do some homeowners choose to rebuild, often in the very same spot, while others opt to move and start fresh elsewhere?
What to Know About Insurance for Home Construction and Renovation Projects
on January 13, 2020 at 9:36 PM
Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling an existing one, you should make sure your investment is properly protected throughout the construction or home-improvement process. Our friends at Policygenius have compiled a list of things that you should know before you get started
Installing a Jetted Tub
by Andy Engel on January 9, 2020 at 3:29 PM
Get the job done with the right framing, plumbing, electrical, and finish details
8 Economical DIY Rattan Projects Featuring Readymade Cane and Ikea Furniture
by Margot Guralnick on January 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Phase Two of the now raging Rattan Revival: crafty sorts the world over are making use of readymade rolls of woven cane, Ikea furniture, and other basics to create their own take on the trend. Here are eight standout projects, all easy enough to tackle yourself (or to get a handy someone to make for you).
Ranch Redux: A New Life for a Mid-Century Gem in San Diego, Courtesy of Studio Shamshiri
by Fan Winston on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Here’s a project that masterfully combines some of our favorite styles—Scandinavian, Japanese wabi-sabi, and California mid-century—to great effect. It’s the work of Studio Shamshiri founder, Pamela Shamshiri, long admired in the industry for her exacting eye and tastemaking sensibilities. “We look for an emotional link or common attitude between the eras we’re referencing,” she told
Desert Dream: An Architect-Designed, Off-the Grid Cabin in Joshua Tree
by Fan Winston on January 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
It is bitterly cold in the Northeast this week, and I plan to stay indoors as much as I can, drinking hot tea, snuggling with my dog, and researching trips to warmer destinations. On my list: this solar-powered guesthouse in Southern California designed by Cohesion Studio. Joshua Tree Folly sits on an abandoned homestead in
Kitchen of the Week: Ikea Meets Semihandmade in a Shell Pink Beach House Kitchen
by Margot Guralnick on January 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Of all the trending alternatives to icebox white in the kitchen, pink doesn’t exactly rank at the top of the list. Still, we’ve encountered several kitchens of late that use blush tones to great effect: see, for instance, A Plaster-Pink Kitchen in Bath, England, Two Young Architects Think Pink in LA, and Urban Tropical in London.
Domestic Science: How to Wash a Down Comforter
by Justine Hand on January 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Over the past several months, we’ve been touting the benefits of a clean bed, from pillow to mattress (see Domestic Science: How to Clean a Mattress and Domestic Science: How to Wash a Pillow). Our latest installment? How to wash a down comforter. A good down comforter should be a lifetime-lasting heirloom item. But how do you maintain it? You
Our Big Closet Makeover – The Budget, The Video Tour, And The Before & Afters
by Sherry Petersik on January 22, 2020 at 3:14 PM
This post is going to cover a lot of ground. Not only are we sharing before & after photos and a video tour about how we organized it all, we’re also spilling how much the whole thing cost, tossing out some closet planning tips to help you tackle an update yourself, and the details on how we made it all look built-in like a bonafide custom closet (with just $65 of wood!). First let’s get to the eyeball-related things: the before & afters. Also, please note how badly Burger wanted to be in this post. Photobombs out the wazoo. This little room of ours has come a long way. The photo below shows how we even upgraded the entrance to the closet. See that super narrow doorway? It was 22″ wide (WHYYY?!?!?) and not centered on that wall (again…. WHYYY?!?!). For reference, John’s shoulder to shoulder measurement is 20″. Continue reading Our Big Closet Makeover – The Budget, The Video Tour, And The Before & Afters at Young House Love.
Costa Rica With Kids: The Details Of Our First International Family Trip
by John Petersik on January 15, 2020 at 9:46 PM
We have so many good things to say about our family vacation to Costa Rica, and we were excited to hear from so many of you who were interested in a giant blog rundown about it. Do you know me at all? Of course I’m happy to write – at length, sparing no detail. Let’s get into it. But first I wanted to mention that no part of this trip was sponsored and we paid for all of the flights, lodging, and activities ourselves (thanks in part to a lot of saved credit card points that covered all but $219 of our flights and lodging!). Not only are we going to cover some basics like “where did you stay?” and “what did you do?” – we’re also going to answer some of your broader curiosities about traveling internationally with kids for the first time (boy did we get questions from you guys on Instagram and Facebook!). Continue reading Costa Rica With Kids: The Details Of Our First International Family Trip at Young House Love.
A Big Master Bathroom & Closet Update
by Sherry Petersik on January 8, 2020 at 9:05 PM
We made some pretty exciting progress over the last few weeks that has earned us a much more functional space with a random but doable smattering of tasks left on our to-do list. We’re definitely rounding third base on this bathroom (that sounds weird, but you know what I mean – we’re getting extremely close to the end) and for that I’m straight up Carlton-dancing. Let me tell you, having a double sink for the first time in our lives (and my favorite toilet! and an actual closet system instead of a few old hanging bars!) is a huge upgrade. We’re thrilled, even if this feels like it has been a much longer renovation than we initially anticipated (aren’t they all?). And since its been a while since we’ve blogged about our bathroom & closet progress (we’ve shown a lot of peeks on our Instagram Stories but our last blog post was all the way back on October 9th!) we wanted to give you a big ol’ update, complete with pictures that we snapped this very morning. Continue reading A Big Master Bathroom & Closet Update at Young House Love.
New Paint, Lights, & Window Boxes For Our Backyard Shed (Finally)
by Sherry Petersik on December 18, 2019 at 2:09 PM
This post is for everyone who has been asking for a shed update since we finally painted it to match our white house (it only took us a year!). While we were updating things, we switched out the lights and added window boxes because I can now be described as “extremely passionate about sheds.” Like if I was on match.com that would be in my bio somewhere. This is perhaps the largest personality change for me throughout adulthood. The idea that I like sheds is an extremely new revelation. Remember when I didn’t care about sheds – and maybe even hated them – especially when John wanted to use half of our beach house’s tiny backyard for one and I basically said no and rebelled for an entire year while we lived with all of the stuff that should have been in a shed inside the beach house. Continue reading New Paint, Lights, & Window Boxes For Our Backyard Shed (Finally) at Young House Love.
#159: Are You A Maximizer Or A Satisficer?
by John Petersik on December 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Have you ever thought about your approach to making decisions? It turns out that humans tend to have two distinct styles (and they even have fancy psychological terms to go along with them). The funny revelation is that Sherry & I each exemplify a different one. So this week we’re sharing what we’ve learned about each type of decision maker, and how it can impact everything from how we choose items for our home to how we booked our first international family vacation. We’re also outlining five ways you can refresh a room without spending ANY money whatsoever. As in zero dollars (Sherry would add a “holla!” right here). Plus, the new kid-friendly kitchen activity that we’re loving, the exciting-ish conclusion to our Color of the Year predictions, and how far people will go for bread. You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below! Note: If you’re reading in a feed reader, you may have to click through to the post to see the player. Continue reading #159: Are You A Maximizer Or A Satisficer? at Young House Love.
DESIGN MISTAKE: When to Hire vs. DIY (With Lots of Commentary From Me Based on New Experiences/Mistakes/Horrors)
by Sara Tramp on January 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
I get this question A LOT, mostly from friends and family who can’t afford (or don’t want to) hire a designer and contractor and feel like they want to tackle some remodeling projects themselves. Well, I found this in a book called STYLED (you should get it if you don’t have it) and I had... Read More … The post DESIGN MISTAKE: When to Hire vs. DIY (With Lots of Commentary From Me Based on New Experiences/Mistakes/Horrors) appeared first on Emily Henderson.
The Right Way To Make Your Bed – Our 5 Best Formulas
by Emily on January 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Today, folks, you will learn the RIGHT way to make your bed. At this point in my styling career, I can say that I am a bed-making (styling) expert, just like my parents dreamt for me as a child. I did it, mom and dad!! But like anything, when you’ve done something for years and... Read More … The post The Right Way To Make Your Bed – Our 5 Best Formulas appeared first on Emily Henderson.
The 5 “Accent” Color Trends We Are Extremely Excited About in 2020
by Jess Bunge on January 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM
We here at EHD like to consider ourselves design risk-takers with a decent amount of design common sense (aka design ideas you might actually want in your own home). Especially when it comes to color. But to be fair, who doesn’t love to ogle over or dream about a bold colored living room? However, unless... Read More … The post The 5 “Accent” Color Trends We Are Extremely Excited About in 2020 appeared first on Emily Henderson.
Today, We Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Jess Bunge on January 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” No matter where we are, where we come from, what we look like, who we love, or what faith we practice, we can ALL lend our voices to support one another and make a positive difference in the lives of those around us. There has been so... Read More … The post Today, We Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first on Emily Henderson.
The Link Up: Emily’s New Personalized Necklace, Veronica’s Trick To Staying Organized, & A 5 Ingredient Recipe Cookbook
by Ryann Miller on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Happy Sunday folks. We are officially more than halfway through the longest month ever, the Monday of months if you will, and man does it feel good. This is about the time everyone is starting to feel anxious about their resolutions and maybe even a little discouraged. If this is how you are feeling we... Read More … The post The Link Up: Emily’s New Personalized Necklace, Veronica’s Trick To Staying Organized, & A 5 Ingredient Recipe Cookbook appeared first on Emily Henderson.