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Better Homes & Gardens Room by Room Remodeling

Better Homes & Gardens Room by Room Remodeling

Remodeling Room-by-Room

Room-by-Room Remodeling shows you how to improve your home, one space at a time. You’ll learn where to focus your design attention and how to maximize your renovation dollars. With our mix of on-trend inspiration, expert advice, shopping tips, and no-fail how-to, we’ll help you break down overwhelming jobs into a series of affordable, actionable projects.

Land:
United States
Sprog:
English
Udgiver:
Meredith Corporation
Frekvens:
One-off
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1 min.
from the editor

LITTLE BY LITTLE ADDS UP TO A LOT. If the thought of updating your home gives you more chills than thrills, Remodeling Room by Room is the renovation solution that will boost your confidence and focus your goals. Is your budget tiny or your time frame limited? This bite-size approach may be a perfect fit, inspiring change without overwhelming your finances or to-do list. To get you started, we’ve dedicated chapters to the five most popular remodeling projects: exteriors, living rooms, kitchens, baths, and spaces that help us keep tidy. For each, we pinpoint the biggest challenges and reveal the best solutions. So turn the page and take the first step to falling in love with your home all over again. Editor, Remodeling Room by Room…

3 min.
now trending

WALLPAPER DARE TO DECK YOUR HALLS WITH PRETTY FLORALS, SOFT WATERCOLORS, METALLIC GEOMETRICS, AND HIP ABSTRACTS. FEAR COMMITMENT? ONE-WALL MURALS AND PEEL-AND-STICK VARIETIES ARE MADE FOR YOU. LIGHTING IF YOUR HOME IS STILL ROCKING BUILDER BASICS, IT’S TIME TO SHINE. TEXTURED GLASS, TRANSLUCENT STONE, BOTANICAL MOTIFS, HOURGLASS SHAPES, WOVEN MATERIALS, AND MATTE SILVER FINISHES LIGHT UP THIS YEAR’S LOOKS. FLOORING BLOND, WHITEWASHED, AND SMOKY FINISHES FOR WOOD AND WOOD LOOKS (THINK LUXURY VINYL AND LAMINATE) ARE COMING IN HOT IN THE WORLD OF FLOORING. PAINT THE COLORS OF THE YEAR ARE A STUDY IN CONTRASTS. DEEP, BOLD, MOODY BLUES LIVE HAPPILY ALONGSIDE SOFT, SWEET, BLUSH PINKS. SERVING AS NEUTRALS ARE TAUPES, LAVENDER-HUED GRAYS, AND EARTHY GREENS. TILE TAKING THEIR CUES FROM FABRIC AND WALLPAPER, THE LATEST TILE STYLES BRING EYE-CATCHING PATTERN AND TEXTURE TO BACKSPLASHES, SHOWER SURROUNDS, FLOORS, AND…

2 min.
project pros: who to know

DON’T KNOW WHO TO CALL FOR YOUR REMODELING PROJECT? HERE’S YOUR GUIDE TO THE PROFESSIONALS. YOU MAY WANT TO HIRE A GENERAL CONTRACTOR. GENERAL CONTRACTOR General contractors are the pros in charge of the whole shebang. Their job is to bring in all necessary materials, professionals, equipment, and knowledge to get the project done. If they bring in other professionals, these folks will be subcontractors. For example, a general contractor might install your cabinets and countertops, but subcontractors will likely fabricate the cabinet boxes and countertop surface. The GC also coordinates scheduling of subcontractors in alignment with the order of tasks required. START BY HIRING AN ARCHITECT. ARCHITECT Maybe you want to knock down an awkward load-bearing wall, or perhaps you would like an addition to create an entirely new space. If you are planning major…

1 min.
what you can do

As the homeowner, you need to be part of the remodeling process. Even if you don’t pound in a single nail, your cooperation is paramount to a successful project. 1. ORGANIZE FROM THE START Hire professionals at the start of your project. Earlier is better as they can help conceptualize your goal. 2. HAVE A BUDGET Know what you are willing to spend and keep track of your money throughout the project. 3. DON’T HOVER You probably don’t like people micromanaging you while you work, and neither do the professionals you hired. Supervising is OK, but let them do their thing. 4. BE POLITE Thank the people who are putting time and labor into your home. People who feel appreciated are motivated to do a better job.…

5 min.
saving graces

Sometimes it takes a visionary to find value in another person’s castoff—especially when the refuse in question is a tumbledown house so hair-raising that rats and squirrels have taken up residence. Case in point: a Waco, Texas, abode purchased for $10,000 by Clint and Kelly Harp, who moved to town in 2011. “This two-story white farmhouse had turned basically into a crack house,” says Clint, who spotted it from across the street at a Habitat for Humanity woodshop where he was volunteering while Kelly was in grad school. “It looked like it was going to fall down; it was in horrible shape and you had very colorful characters coming in and out.” The yard’s weeds were knee-high—and “the weeds were the best part about it!” Clint says. With Kelly in school…

1 min.
is it worth saving?

Clint and Kelly Harp share their tips on tackling the most bone-chilling home projects. 1. GO EASY “At this point we have completely redone five or six houses, and keeping it simple is my No. 1 tip. Do the same faucets basically for every bathroom or paint the entire house one color. Then nobody is calling to find out, ‘What color is the dining room supposed to be?’ Later, if you want to do something more moody, that’s not hard,” Kelly says. 2. LET THERE BE LIGHT “Changing light fixtures in the entire house is a huge expense. Have a few inexpensive ones and others you really love! Don’t be afraid to spray-paint something from Home Depot black; you can always change it later,” she says. 3. BE PENNY-WISE “Put your money into…