Home Design

House Number 7: Votes, Videos, and a Reveal

We are back in Connecticut with House Number 7, which means we will be back to our regular schedule this Spring and Summer. This week, we gave three clues about where our next house is located. Do you have any guesses? Here is what you can...

Accent Walls in Every Room

Neutral colors ranging from grays to blues, and off-whites to beiges, are popular in interior design because they are calming, show off furnishings and textures, and allow you to play around with pops of color. Sometimes, all-neutral rooms can lack a focal point, causing them...

Don’t Underestimate Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

With a taste of warmer weather here in Connecticut and the completion of The Hope House set for the end of April, we can’t wait to see what the outdoor living space at the St. Jude Dream Home Showplace will look like when finished. Outdoor...

Casual Dining: How to Make Your Dining Space Stand Out

Let’s face it: most people have scarfed down a meal while standing at the kitchen counter or in front of the TV. And we’ve probably all piled up papers or mail on the dining room table as well. What is it about a large table...

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Why Carpet is Still Trending in 2019

The flooring options today are endless: wood, engineered wood, laminate, laminate that mimics wood, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, concrete, travertine, bamboo, cork, marble, vinyl….and of course, carpet. With so many choices, how is it that carpet is still one of the top flooring options in...

5 Shades of Gray

What gray is that?

What gray is that? It’s a question we get asked almost daily. As home renovators, gray shows up a lot in the homes we makeover. Whether we are choosing the paint color or leaving it up to a social media vote, gray is the color we...

5 Tips to Light Up Your Home

Choosing lighting for your home can either be exciting or overwhelming. The styles of fixtures and features of lighting options allow you to explore your creative side, but if you don’t know where to begin, it is easy to get piled beneath all of the...

What type of first impression does your home make?

The front entrance. Often overlooked or under appreciated, the entrance sets the tone for your entire home. Think of your entryway as a first impression. What do you want guests to feel as they walk through the front door? What do you want to see...

5 Home Design Don’ts

Mike and Nicole have been renovating houses together for eight years. Between Social Media Houses with input from your votes and Beyond the House renovations on other homes, they have torn apart and redesigned over 50 houses (and that’s not including spaces they’ve completed outside...