Sometimes adding visual interest to your entryway suddenly makes a small space feel grand. TikTok creator @makingitwithabby installed her own board and batten accent wall with hooks for coats and found a bench to tie it all together.
This tiny bathroom hack from @therenegadehome also makes use of the back of the door. By swapping out towel rods with command hooks on the back of the door, she made it easier for her kids to clean up and saved some wall space inside the bathroom for other storage solutions.
Max Greenfield — Schmidt from “New Girl” — caters to all the kids who think they hate reading in this satirical picture book that breaks the fourth wall. Alongside bestselling illustrator Mike Lowery, he hilariously lists all the things he’d rather be doing than actually reading this book. Available Nov. 9
Pasting the walls, not the wallpaper is so much easier than setting up a table to roll out wallpaper and apply the paste or soaking it in a bathtub of water to kickstart an adhesive. Consider using a wallpaper-like-mural that you order to the size of your wall to create a dramatic background for your furnishings while adding texture and personality to the room. We found them at www.wallsauce.com, where you choose a pattern, scale and order the number of 24-inch-wide panels that are needed. You’ll find an array of patterns, designs and textures to choose from for every room in the house.
A visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York's Financial District would be a refresher lesson – a look at history from a distance – I told myself.
In the autumn of 1993 when I started Ask the Builder, I knew I’d become a clearinghouse of homeowner complaints, misery and frustration. Homeowners from all across the fruited plains of the USA might understand I was an independent voice and someone who didn’t have a dog in their particular fight. That prediction came true, and lately I’m seeing a deeply disturbing trend.
Tulsa Race Massacre survivors attend the Black Wall Street Memorial March
Renting an apartment or house is a cost-effective option for anyone who’s making their first foray into the real estate world or moving somewhere new — No home remodeling costs! No cost of selling a house to worry about! — but living in a temporary space can cramp anyone’s interior design game. Although you pay a monthly rent, someone else ultimately owns the property and your rental agreement dictates what you can and cannot do to the space. Chances are, you can’t drill big holes into the walls, add a carpet to your bedroom or replace your kitchen’s awful backsplash.
Patching a hole in smooth drywall is pretty simple, but if you have a textured wall you need this trick from @investor_guy_mike. Stop by a hardware store and pick up a can of wall texture spray for an even finish.
This eye-catching hexagonal plastic fish bowl will look great anywhere. With twice the capacity of most fishbowls, this 2-gallon container can hold one or two small fish comfortably. The walls are made of child-safe, shatterproof plastic, and the bowl’s shape is more stable than round or drum-shaped fish bowls. $18.76 at Amazon