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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 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 […]

Which type of storage is best for your kitchen?

by Amanda Pollard, Houzz Cabinets aren’t the only solution for your kitchen walls. You could add character with open shelving or just leave the space blank for an airy feel. Here’s a rundown of the pros for each choice, plus a few tips for overcoming the cons.

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.