Bringing a 1980s Relic Into the Light, Bright Modern Age

It’s never easy to restore an old home, but redesigning a home built in the 1980s – an era not particularly loved for its style – requires imagination. Debbie Cederlind and Lora Lindberg, Seattle house-flipping pros and owners of Urban Squirrel, recently tackled a Bothell, WA home built in 1989 that didn’t have much going […]

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How to Host a Huge Thanksgiving in a Small Space

How to Host a Huge Thanksgiving in a Small Space PeopleImages/iStockWant to host a giant Thanksgiving dinner, but think it’s hopeless because you live in a tiny apartment or other wee space? Never fear—you don’t need the powers of Houdini to squeeze your guests around your breakfast nook, or that turkey and stuffing and pie into your overcrowded oven. Hosting can happen in […]

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9 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Bathroom

A bathroom should be a place of comfort – the optimal environment for a relaxing soak or getting ready efficiently during a harried morning. “You’re going to spend time in there every day,” says Sarah Hurd, part of the mother-daughter team behind Short Story Renovations, a Baltimore-area design, rehab and staging company. “You should not […]

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No Matter Her Reputation, We’re Totally Into Taylor Swift’s Taste in Homes

No Matter Her Reputation, We’re Totally Into Taylor Swift’s Taste in Homes John Shearer/Getty Images for DIRECTVWe can’t shake it off. Pop star Taylor Swift has so many lovely homes! The megastar makes headlines for her bestie squad, her tangled love life, her chart-topping songs, and her real estate. With an estimated $280 million net worth, she has […]

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3 Easy, Clever Thanksgiving Decoration DIYs

Thanksgiving offers so many things to look forward to: the aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven, gathering with friends and family to share a meal, the excitement of the big game. Get ready to celebrate with three Thanksgiving decoration projects that will make your home extra festive. Here’s a quick look at all […]

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Rihanna Reportedly Leaving Pitch-Perfect Penthouse Rental in NYC

Rihanna Reportedly Leaving Pitch-Perfect Penthouse Rental in NYC Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesMaybe even for a wildly successful pop star such as Rihanna, rent can be just too damn high. The Barbados-born singer has reportedly dropped her pricey New York City penthouse rental, which is now on the market for a whopping $16.95 million, according to multiple news […]

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9 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

No matter how much you love and care for your home, things are bound to wear out and need fixing – especially when you hit the 10-year mark. To keep your house in tiptop condition, consider making these updates every 10 years or so. Get new carpet The average medium-grade carpet has a life expectancy […]

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10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos – they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom seem bigger – no wall demolition required. 1. Brighten the room Bring in as much light as possible. Light, […]

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Golden State Warriors Star Andre Iguodala Scores Bay Area Home for $3.6M

Golden State Warriors Star Andre Iguodala Scores Bay Area Home for $3.6M David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGolden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala has purchased a home in Lafayette, CA. The versatile small forward with two NBA championship rings picked up the property in September for $3.6 million, according to property records. And it figures that […]

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