Ideas & Projects

  • How to Build a Dog-Friendly House

    The practicality of a dog door depends, of course, on where you live and the size of your dog. But having a built-in dog door is a great boon for both dog and owner. Have a look at Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsens' dog door tucked into a corner of their laundry room. Above: A charming dog door…

    Remodelista9 mins ago
  • 5 things you didn't know you could do with your router

    Here's how to extend its range, set up a personal cloud, and more

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  • Lumosity Brain Training Games

    Work out your brain with scientific brain games.

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  • Turn your yard from thirsty to thrifty with these tips

    Here’s how, according to the EnergySaver program at the Environmental Protection Agency. Group plants according to water needs. Because of their differing water needs, turf and shrubbery should always be separated. Know your plant’s water needs and avoid watering during the heat of the day when…

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  • The 7 dishwasher details that count most

    Combined with a good dishwasher detergent, the best dishwashers from Consumer Reports’ tests produced sparkling loads of dishes without pre-rinsing. If you haven’t bought a dishwasher in a while, you’ll be impressed by the following features.

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  • A Fashion Designer's Color-Blocked Cafe in Copenhagen

    A good friend of mine recently alerted me to a new cafe masterminded by fashion designer Henrik Vibskov (we both share an affinity for his avant-garde clothing). The cafe is located in Copenhagen's Papirøen (Paper Island), near The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where my friend is studying, and…

    Remodelista
  • 7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels

    For the minimalist, striking the right balance between austere and boring depends on knowing how and where to incorporate texture, structure, and a pop of color into a room. Today, we're starting from the ground up, with 7 favorite rugs in pastel hues.

    Remodelista
  • Paints & Palettes: Spring Color Scheme

    Say no thanks to cloying colors. As an alternative to the Easter shades we see lining the aisles of our local drugstores, we assembled a springtime palette that's easy on the eyes. Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory chimed in with their favorite vernal shades—perfect for that…

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  • Remodeling 101: How to Choose Your Refrigerator

    The average life expectancy of refrigerators is 10 to 20 years, meaning we buy fridges less frequently than cars. Meanwhile, the menu of refrigerator options in size, style, configuration, and features keeps growing.

    Remodelista
  • Reston Express Taxi

    Taxi services. Dulles airport Reagan national. BWI airport taxi. Reston taxi.Herndon, Ashburn taxi service

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  • House Tour: Pastels Go Rustic in an Italian Farmhouse

    Masters of mood and ambiance, Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of London-and New York-based Alexander Waterworth Interiors first impressed us when they introduced LA-Style Dining to London, Sunshine Included. The firm is also responsible for London's Best Chippy and the Summeriest…

    Remodelista
  • 'Company Doe' might finally be unmasked, and that's a win for consumers

    In a major victory for consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled (PDF) that a Maryland district court was wrong to conduct months of secret litigation and seal all records in Company Doe v. Public Citizen. The district court judge had allowed the corporation to be known…

    ConsumerReports.org
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    House hunting is a little like speed dating. You only get a few minutes to make a great impression.

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  • Pretty in Pink: An Inspired Nail Salon in Osaka, Japan

    When Tokyo designer Yusuke Seki set out to create the interior of a nail salon, he began with a color palette inspired by skin tones and nail polish colors. Kolimo+LIM salon in Osaka is an extension of the Less Is More (LIM) hair salons in the area, and offers basic nail and eyelash beauty…

    Remodelista
  • Do you know your consumer rights? Take our quiz to find out

    Separate from any written warranty you may get from the store or manufacturer, state laws require that most products come with a so-called implied warranty of merchantability, an unwritten assurance that they will be free of substantial defects and last a reasonable amount of time (although implied…

    ConsumerReports.org
  • Artful Textiles from a Dutch Colorist

    Bold graphics and lively colorfields are the mark of Dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer, who likes to finish her pieces with a shot of bright orange. A graduate of the Amsterdam Textile Institute, Mae delights in vibrant, geometric design—"art for the home," she calls it—that is designed to be…

    Remodelista
  • Beautiful and Affordable Lighting for Your Event

    Let us assist you with all your lighting, audio, video, webcasting, and pipe & drape needs for your upcoming event. We will bring your event to life!

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  • 11 Favorites: Vola Faucet Color Splash, Kitchen and Bath Edition

    Every architect I know is obsessed with Arne Jacobsen's Vola faucet (including most members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory). Lately we're spotting this icon of plumbing in shades ranging from yellow to cobalt blue to spring green—and we're onboard. 

    Remodelista
  • The Appeal of Bamboo Flooring

    Floors are an essential and important element in an interior design scheme. Small wonder, then, that the eye-catching...

    Bob Vila
  • Colorful, Customizable Bathroom Furniture from Sweden

    Good news for Scandi remodelers: Swoon, a new line of bathroom furniture, is devoted to offering clean-lined basics with pick-and-choose components.

    Remodelista
  • Expansion Tanks: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

    Homeowners looking to maximize the efficiency and life expectancy of their heating and cooling systems may want to co...

    Bob Vila
  • 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Toilets

    $791.25 for the full set, including toilet bowl, toilet seat/cover, Geberit in-wall system, and Samba dual-flush actuator, at eFaucets. The toilet bowl is $438.75 at Quality Plumbing.

    Remodelista
  • Bob Vila Radio: The Insulation Perimeter

    With energy costs going up, more and more homeowners are considering adding insulation to reduce their energy use. He...

    Bob Vila
  • Everything Greek

    Greek Music, News, Travel, Recipes, Festivals, Events & More!

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