more about: decorating

How to get the most out of the space below the stairs

by Nicole Jacobs, Houzz The area at the bottom of the entryway staircase can be tricky to decorate — or even to put to any practical use. If you have plenty of square footage and money on hand, building a powder room, closet or office might make sense, as long as an adjoining basement staircase doesn’t block your plan. But […]

5 ways to get a clutter-free kitchen

by Laura Gaskill, Houzz From quick weekday breakfasts grabbed on the way out the door to special-occasion dinners planned and prepared with care, the kitchen is nearly always a hub of household activity — which also means it’s a common place for clutter to accumulate. In this series, we’re approaching each room in the house from the perspective of identifying […]

5 clever ways to put a ledge to good use

by Nicole Jacobs, Houzz One of my favorite unsung heroes of home design is the ledge. Its function is similar to a shelf, since you can put stuff on both. But shelves and ledges differ in terms of form. While a shelf is a horizontal piece affixed to a wall, a ledge may be built out of the wall like […]

How to finally organize all your digital photos

Brenna Malmberg, Houzz Every day we snap more and more photos with our phones, cameras and other digital devices. Smiles may fill those images, but thinking about organizing those digital photos probably doesn’t make you grin. In fact, you may be grimacing as you realize how many digital photos you have and all the places they are stored.