Tag Archives: design

Fancy Up a Foyer

The foyer is the first room inside the house that people see as they enter. So, make a statement. Hillary Stamm with HMS Interiors and Jessica Nicastro with Jessica Nicastro Design. Show off how to make a great first impression … Continue reading

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Making the Best of your Yard in Winter

Spending time outdoors at the height of the pandemic was a way to get fresh air, exercise safely, and expand living quarters. Now, nearing two years later, an outdoor retreat has become even more sought after, causing homeowners and design … Continue reading

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What’s Trending in Kitchens for 2022?

The kitchen became an even more significant heart of the home during the pandemic as the focal point for gathering, working, entertaining, and, of course, cooking, says Joe Fava, CEO of Fava Design Group in Miami. Now, homeowners are putting … Continue reading

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13 Home Trends to Watch for 2022

While buyers are still seeking homes that offer safe, enjoyable shelter, new wish list items are emerging that give houses better design and function. Home design trends that are expected to loom large in 2022 are an evolution of what … Continue reading

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A Home Gym? No Sweat

In the 1980s and ‘90s, when houses were getting bigger and fancier with all sorts of specialty spaces—theaters with stadium seating, giant aquariums, rathskellers, and sports courts—some homeowners would bring in dozens of pieces of gym equipment, install cushioned flooring, … Continue reading

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Outdoor Lighting Ideas for a Warm & Inviting Glow

Hang around outdoor lighting designers long enough and you’ll hear a lot of talk about “moonlight effect.” That’s a naturalistic look that features light no more intense than that of a full moon, but still strong enough to make beautiful … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Fire Pits

Indoor evenings on the couch are so last year. Literally. Relaxing around a fire and under the stars is about to be the place for a perfect night. But a built-in fire pit can cost upward of $5,000 for an … Continue reading

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Plan your Kitchen Remodel

Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride. A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered … Continue reading

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6 Kitchen Materials Savvy Remodelers Never Use

About to remodel that old kitchen? Unless you’re cool with treating the hardest working room in your house like a museum exhibit, resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available and go for durable options that can … Continue reading

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