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home : life : bed & bath November 24, 2015

Must-have home tech makes holiday entertaining brighter
(BPT) - Good times with loved ones are an important part of the holidays, so it’s understandable if you want everyone to put down their smartphones and turn off the TV while you’re sharing a holiday meal. But you can “tech the halls” to help get the most from your holiday en... More >>

Tips and tricks for solving 6 common kitchen design dilemmas
(BPT) - Kitchen design is an art form, one where function and beauty harmoniously co-exist. Achieving that balance, however, isn’t always easy. When renovating a kitchen, homeowners can find themselves facing challenging design dilemmas. And they are not alone.“When redesigning or refre... More >>

Indoor air can be worse than the air outdoors
(BPT) - Home should be your refuge, the place where you feel safest and can breathe easy. But what if the air inside your home is stuffy, stale or just downright dirty? Poor indoor air quality is common in American households, and if your home has bad air, it could be affecting your health.Indoor p... More >>

Heat your home without wasting energy this season
(BPT) - If you’re interested in living a greener lifestyle, perhaps you’re already trying to reduce your energy usage as much as possible. Maybe you ride your bike to work, unplug your electronics when they’re not in use, use fans during warm weather and avoid wasting water.Saving... More >>

Fall: The best season for home improvement
(BPT) - The rituals of fall include sending kids back to school, raking leaves and cheering on the hometown football team. In addition, a new fall tradition has emerged for America’s nearly 74 million homeowners — home improvement.This fall promises to be particularly popular for home p... More >>

Tips for home chefs to make their kitchens functional
(BPT) - When it comes to creating delicious menu items in your own kitchen, you could do it with limited space, dark lighting and minimal tools. It might take you longer, but you can do it.If you are a foodie and you specialize in making dishes that are well received by family and friends, you don'... More >>

Design tips for a chef-centered kitchen
(BPT) - Many homeowners with a passion for cooking desire a kitchen that mirrors those of renowned chefs. To achieve this, various design elements and simple upgrades can be incorporated to create the ideal kitchen that combines ultimate functionality with sophisticated style.Faucet makeoverCulinar... More >>

Freshen your home room by room with this simple ingredient
(BPT) - With the holiday season in full swing and family and friends visiting from places near and far, you’ll have a checklist full of things to do. Don’t forget to freshen up your house before guests arrive and keep it simple with one ingredient you might already have in your pantry.B... More >>

Splurge versus save: High end kitchen design that won't break the bank
(BPT) - Ninety-eight percent of people believe good design enhances their daily lives, and they’re willing to pay more for products that truly reflect their own personal style and aesthetic, according to a new study from Dwell. Drawing the line between “splurging” on those premium... More >>

Top kitchen renovation trend: Upgrading for love alone
(BPT) - If you follow home improvement trends, you’ve probably read in recent years that Americans are willing to invest significantly to create luxurious dream bathrooms. Now it seems the same is true for innovative, beautiful kitchens. More than half of homeowners planning a renovation will... More >>

Warm up to luxury bathroom upgrades this winter
(BPT) - Back-to-school and the holidays aren’t the only welcome seasons that arrive with cooler weather. Fall and winter are also a great time to make some luxury upgrades to your home. With children back in school and holiday guests on the way, you have the perfect window of time — and... More >>

Everything including the kitchen sink: 5 high-impact renovation projects for DIYers
(BPT) - Do-it-yourselfers are generally a "can-do" bunch, willing to tackle just about any home-renovation project — except perhaps installing a new kitchen sink. But with the right innovative product and a little self-confidence, it’s possible to get fabulous results for kitchen projec... More >>

Five tips to get a whole new look in the bathroom, for less
(BPT) - A bathroom remodel is one of the most valuable home improvement projects you can undertake. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, a mid-range bathroom remodel of $16,000 recoups 70 percent of its value at the time of resale. But what if you want a great bathro... More >>

5 easy fall home updates
(BPT) - There are so many reasons to love fall. From the brisk breeze and color-changing leaves outdoors, to prepping for the holidays and watching football inside, there couldn’t be a better time to make a few updates around your house. Consider these simple fall home updates to stylishly we... More >>

Improve your health with these tips for a good night's sleep
(BPT) - As the winter months approach, you're probably planning to take preventative health measures recommended by your doctor: get the flu shot; wash your hands more often and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands. But one thing that makes you more susceptible to getting sick is being stre... More >>

Renovating to age in place? Focus efforts and budgets on bathrooms and kitchens, experts say
(BPT) - No one relishes the prospect of having to move out of his or her home due to age-related health, mobility or dexterity issues. In fact, more than half of homeowners 60 and older say they intend to stay in their current homes indefinitely, according to a recent survey by Houzz. Fortunately f... More >>

5 projects to create the bathroom you've always dreamed of
(BPT) - Work, social obligations, the kids – your life is go, go, go. Sometimes it’s impossible to find even the slightest moment for yourself, until you head home to your bathroom oasis and find a calmness to melt your stress away.But what if you don’t feel this relaxation when y... More >>

3 smart, sensational ways to customize your shower experience
(BPT) - Any real estate agent will tell you great bathrooms help sell homes. But what if you’re not planning to sell any time soon and still want to have a memorable, attention-grabbing room? Start by upgrading your shower; it’s the heart of creating an amazing bathroom.A relaxing showe... More >>

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