Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More

Free up countertop space and keep often-used items handy by making your backsplash more resourceful.

Besides having aesthetic value, backsplashes can also be a useful, easy-to-access storage area.
Hanging frequently used items such as knives, utensils and cookware on wall space in front of you rather than hiding them behind cabinets saves time with food prep and also frees up precious counter space. Adding hanging bars, magnetic strips, shelving and even pot-filling faucets can help make the most of your kitchen backsplash.

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Back Problems? Try Putting Your Feet Up

Consider these to that one-size-doesn’t fit-all sofa to avoid slumping and spinal stress.

Much has been publicized in recent years about how poorly designed office chairs can encourage bad posture that leads to neck and back problems.

While ergonomically designed desk chairs may help support us at work, how can we keep ourselves healthy when we’re trying to relax at home? The answer may rest with your feet. Click HERE for the full story.

10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features.

While kitchens command prime real estate and design attention in a home, the laundry room, if you’re lucky to have one, is often carved out of awkward, leftover room.

Most laundry rooms seem like large closets just for a washer and dryer and rarely take into account a workspace, storage, sinks for pre-rinsing or ergonomics. Don’t despair.

Here are 10 ways to make your laundry room work better for you. Click HERE for the full story.

Paint Your Bed for a Colorful Night’s Sleep

Better Your Bed (and Body) With Bolsters and Neck Rolls

Get physical support and decorative elements for your bed in one fell swoop with long, tubular pillows artfully arranged.

The rule of thumb is that the quantity of accent pillows on a bed shouldn’t exceed the midpoint of the bed’s length.

Whereas many hail from “the more, the merrier” school of thought, many others see half a bed of pillows as excessive. But varying the types of accent pillows on the bed to include bolster or neck roll pillows can keep pillow mania under control while still keeping you on cloud nine. Click HERE for the full story.

Get in the Swing of Things with a Swinging Bed

Give your bedroom a style lift with a fully or partially suspended bed — or one that just mimics the look.

Who hasn’t enjoyed a breezy summer nap on a porch swing or in a backyard hammock? If only you could re-create that feeling in your own bedroom. Well, it’s time to wake up to the suspended bed.

From fully to partially-suspended examples and even beds that just look like it, click HERE for the full story.

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Mosaic Tile Designs That’ll Thrill You to Bits

Whether you go for simple stones or imaginative expressions, mosaic tile can turn any surface into a work of art.

Dating back to 5,000 years ago, mosaic tiles are one of the world’s oldest art forms. Few other creations in human history have enjoyed that kind of aesthetic longevity. And mosaic tile continues to be an integral part of our homes, parks and public spaces.

Aside from its inherent durability, mosaic tile is extremely versatile. Just about anything is possible with mosaics, in terms of patterns, sizes and color combinations.

If you’re considering this timeless art form for your home, you’ll want to understand the different types of mosaic and how they’re made and installed. Click HERE for the full story.

Moor Tile, Please! Spice Up Your Space with Moroccan Tile

Add an exotic touch with Moroccan tiles in everything from intricate patterns and rich colors to subtle, luminous neutrals.

When Euclid declared, “The whole is greater than the part,” I like to think he had Moroccan tile on his mind.

Moroccan tile is typically noted for complex geometric designs; artisans use mathematical precision to produce masterpieces. Designs rely on symmetry and repetition of complex patterns to cover large areas, such as walls and floors.

Although intricate kaleidoscope-like patterns are the most renowned, not all Moroccan tile is highly patterned. Graceful arabesque shapes, rich solid hues, crosses and carved tiles also add to the mix.

If you’re looking to spice up your next tile project, you can count on these Moorish numbers for inspiration.

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