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Pet-Friendly Kitchen Tips

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:00
An appliance garage in your kitchen cabinets keeps pets from chewing on electrical cords.

An appliance garage, like this one from Armstrong, can keep your cat from chewing appliance cords.

Curiosity actually can kill your cat. And an old dog's new tricks may leave messes around your kitchen. So how do you make this hard-working space friendly for both four and two-legged occupants?

Living Space Debate: Ideal Square Footage

Monday, 17 January 2011 23:00
2011 New American Home Exterior

Photo by James F. Wilson

The exterior of The New American Home for 2011.

How many square feet do you really need to feel comfortable in your home? It's a question we thought about frequently at this year's International Builders' Show, especially after we toured the various show homes that were on display.

Ask a Designer: Clean, Safe Countertops

Thursday, 01 August 2013 22:40

Are some countertops cleaner or safer than others?

Ask the Editor: Project Schedule

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:55

Where Can I Get a Project Plan for a Remodel? 

Book Review: Dirty Little Secrets of Design

Sunday, 21 November 2010 23:00
Frank Fontana

"Dirty Little Secrets of Design" by Frank Fontana | 204 pp., Tabori & Chang | $24.95

As a host and lead designer on HGTV's "Design on a Dime," Frank Fontana helps make homes look like a million bucks while working with $1,000 budgets. While "Design on a Dime" and other programs of its ilk are extremely popular, you'll need to take diligent notes while watching to remember all the home-design tips.





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