You fondly remember the dinosaur phase when your child’s room was filled with plastic predators and bedsheets to match. That was closely followed by the astronaut phase when you glued glow-in-the-dark stars to the walls and ceiling. By the teenage years – well, you weren’t allowed in the room anymore so who knows what … Continue reading Design Do-Over: 11 Ways to Revamp Your College Kid’s Room
I finally landed the corner office with a big window. Granted, I work from home. And it’s a corner of a multi-function room. But it’s the best office space I’ve ever had because the design and execution were solely in my hands. In creating my home office, the first step was to find a dedicated … Continue reading 11 Ways to Turn a Flex Room into a Home Office
Ask any great sports fan and they’ll tell you that the four seasons of the year are really football season, baseball season, basketball season, and hockey season. (Those other weather-related seasons are irrelevant.) I was lucky enough to have lived in Chicago during the Michael Jordan reign of basketball, and I was even luckier … Continue reading 11 Ways to Turn a Spare Room into a Game Room
There’s something special about an outdoor room. Breezy, open to nature, and comfort – what could be better? When you start to think of your KB Home’s outdoor space less as a yard, and more an extension of your home, wonderful things start to happen. To demonstrate, I’ll show you how I recently transformed an … Continue reading Creating a New Outdoor Room: Before & After
Summer is a time many of us spend a lot of time in our yards enjoying the beautiful outdoors and the lovely things we planted in spring. Kids are running through sprinklers in green grass, flowers are blooming, the yard is looking great. And then mid-August hits. The flowers are past their prime, the grass doesn’t … Continue reading 5 Ways to Transition Outdoor Spaces for Late Summer
The laundry room is an often overlooked space in home design, a brightly lit utilitarian area that you typically don’t want to spend much time in. Therein lies the irony. Many of us (especially those of us with children) spend an awful lot of time in the laundry room. Why not make it a space … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Laundry Room an Oasis
Sometimes I feel an itch to redecorate a whole room all at once, and as soon as the itch hits, I’ve just gotta scratch it. New home, new home décor! Right?! When I start researching exactly what I want for my new space, I get a little overwhelmed. It’s tempting to want to redesign a … Continue reading New Home, “New” Home Décor! Get the Look for Less.