The 10 Best Places to Live If You Hate Driving

May 29, 2019

by REBECCA RENNER (Image credit: Lauren Naefe/Stocksy) Driving to work can eat up your time, stress you out, and pollute the air. Worse, owning a car gets expensive. But in many cities across the U.S., you don’t have much of a choice—but some places allow you to sit back and let a bus, train, subway, or streetcar take […]


6 Instagram Accounts That Will Get You Motivated for Spring Cleaning

May 22, 2019

(Image credit: Marisa Vitale) ‘Tis the season for cleaning and organizing like a pro. Though we can’t say exactly why springtime gets more cleaning buzz than the other seasons, there is something to be said for the collective decluttering energy in the air right now. And hey, it’s pretty great to waltz into warmer months without winter’s dust bunnies […]


Black And White Dining Rooms That Will Make You Want To Go Monochrome

May 15, 2019

Black And White Dining Rooms That Will Make You Want To Go Monochrome Photography by Rikki Snyder for Elle Decor We are big fans of color around here. Our hearts beat for a bold blue bedroom or blush-toned powder room. That said, we cannot deny the attraction we feel towards these strictly black and white […]


Dining Room Alternatives For Tiny Apartments

May 8, 2019

Dining Room Alternatives For Tiny Apartments Eat-in kitchens that inspire.  SHARE  BY ELLY LEAVITT Published on February 19, 2018 Small space dwellers, worry not: You don’t have to be relegated to a life of eating dinner in bed. Though the spacious dining room of your dreams may be temporarily out of reach, there are several tricks to make your current […]


This Kids’ Bathroom Is So Chic That Even Adults Will Be Jealous

May 1, 2019

PHOTO BY LINDSAY SALAZAR This Kids’ Bathroom Is So Chic That Even Adults Will Be Jealous Colorful tiles galore. BY LYDIA GEISEL  SHARE   Kids’ bathrooms usually get the short end of the stick—and often for good reason. Come bathtime, parents are rightfully more concerned about controlling the chaos than they are about whether or not […]


The New ‘It’ Color for Kitchens

April 24, 2019

A friend recently suggested to me that navy is the new avocado green, in that everyone is putting the color in their kitchens and it will eventually look dated. I don’t think navy will age as quickly, or as badly, as avocado green because it’s a classic neutral color. I compare it to denim jeans […]


New This Week: 8 Inspiring 8-by-5-Foot Bathrooms

April 17, 2019

Ah, the 8-by-5-foot bathroom. Almost every home has one, give or take a foot here or there. Whether it’s a master bath, guest bath or kids’ bath, this common-size bathroom allows enough room for a single-sink vanity, toilet and shower or shower-bath combo — and that’s about it. But as we’ve noted before in one […]


Should You Remodel or Move?

April 10, 2019

If you’re asking yourself if you should remodel your home or just move on to a new one, there are probably a few things about your home you don’t love — and that’s no surprise. No home is perfect! But when you’re asking yourself that question, you’re really asking: Can my dislikes be changed with […]


Here’s the Real Difference Between a Foreclosure and a Short Sale

April 8, 2019

by GINA VAYNSHTEYN (Image credit: Apartment Therapy) If you’re in the market for purchasing a home, looking into foreclosures and short sales might seem like a more affordable way into homeownership. The properties can be quite inexpensive in comparison to the traditional housing market, and if you’re a seasoned buyer, the idea of a fixer-upper might sound […]


Cool Home Additions To Bank On

February 14, 2019

What cool, yet unconventional, home additions can homeowners and real estate investors add for additional appeal to their property?  Adding the right improvements can result in huge profits for any investor. Home additions and improvements are constantly a source of controversy in the real estate community. Green real estate investors and regular homeowners frequently and […]