“A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally and spiritually.” – John Saladino

10 Dystopian Novels to Read If You Enjoyed Hunger Games

There’s something so fascinating about a dystopian world in fiction. It's like hopping into a time machine and getting a glimpse of the future that could happen if we make bad choices today. If you loved Hunger Games and are looking for more dystopian novels to read, check out these 10 great titles, listed in […]

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20 Minutes – One Pot Thai Basil Chicken

One pot meals have got to be one of the best inventions of all time. They are great for busy days, and when washing dishes is not your favorite thing. Today I am bringing you one of my favorite one-pot meals, Thai basil chicken. This Thai basil chicken is full of flavor and only takes […]

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Farmhouse Style Wire Wall Baskets (from Dollar Store Items)

Hey Remodelaholics! I’m Crystal and I blog over at The Weathered Fox where I share tips for high style decorating on a low budget! I love sharing tutorials over here on Remodelaholic. In the past I’ve shown you how to build an easy rustic wall rack, and how to turn a thrifted chandelier into a […]

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Real Life Rooms: A Modern Country Living Room Makeover

Hey there Remodelaholic readers! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I'm back this month with another reader question mockup to hopefully inspire some creative ideas for your space. If you've missed any of my previous reader question mockups, you can always see all my posts here. If you follow Remodelaholic on Facebook, you’ve probably seen […]

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IKEA Hack: How to Build a Small DIY Bathroom Vanity

Hey there – Scott from Saws on Skates back again to make some sawdust with you. The first time I was here we made a catalog inspired corner cabinet for the bathroom, then we made a mid-century modern nightstand for the bedroom, now we're coming full circle and heading back to the bathroom. Today's project […]

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16 Useful Tips for Baking Bread

Cooking may be art, but baking is a science. A lot of measuring and steps are involved in the making of an excellent loaf of bread. If you're new to the world of baking bread, especially with yeast, read on to learn 16 helpful tips for baking bread that will help you gain confidence in […]

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How to DIY Floor to Ceiling Board and Batten

Can I just say I am super excited to be here today to show you what I have been up to?  Well, I am!  Its me!  Sara from Twelve On Main and I am so excited to be here once again sharing just a bot of what I do in my home.  Today I am […]

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Decorating a Coastal Dining Room: Inspiration and Tips

Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I'm back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. This month, the warmer temps have me dreaming of sun and sand, so a cool coastal moodboard was in order. Coastal Dining Room Inspiration Before we dive in, let's take a look at some of the stunning […]

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DIY Hall Tree Coat Rack (inspired by Pottery Barn)

Hi, it's Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another DIY build for your home.  At my house it never seems like we have enough space to hang all of our stuff. During school we have extra jackets and backpacks. The winter time brings lots more items to hang like snowsuits, coats, hats etc.  I spotted this cute […]

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50 Baby & Toddler Pool Floats for Summer

Summer is right around the corner! It's time to outfit your little ones for days at the pool, whether that be in your own backyard, your local community center, or vacation destination. There are so many pool float options out there it can be hard to know where to start. Never fear–the searching has been […]

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Colorful Summer Throw Pillow Under $25

Summer is always one of my favorite seasons to update my decorate. As the temperatures rise, it's a great time to inject some color into your home. Right now there are so many on-trend, colorful pillows available at such great price points! And with the upcoming holiday weekend, many of these will likely go on […]

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Friday Favorites: Morse Code Poster and DIY Daybed

Hello there! Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites and Remodelaholics Anonymous! We love seeing and sharing great ideas — so send them our way! If you have a blog, you can link up below, and if not, drop us a line here or message us on Facebook. We love seeing ideas from our readers, and […]

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How to Remodel Like an Engineer

Here’s one of my favorite kitchens, built by Corona homeowner Rick Taylor for $7,500 during a three-week vacation. But here’s the best part: Rick’s wife Stephanie did not want her household with two small children disrupted by the remodel. To address her concerns, Rick produced a spreadsheet showing her precisely how he could get it done in a short amount of time. And he pulled it off. Has that ever happened in the history of the universe, where the husband was pushing the wife to do a remodel? I don’t think so. If you want to execute a similarly well-planned remodel, here’s some advice: 1. Be an engineer (like Rick) or think like one. You must be annoyingly organized to complete a DIY project on a tight timeframe. This is not for artistic, go-with-the-flow types. 2. Get as much training as possible on installing cabinets, setting tile, etc., via workshops at home improvement stores, from TV shows, and with books and magazines. 3. Be willing to compromise. While Stephanie was fed up to here with dingy tile grout lines and wanted a solid surface counter, Rick determined that would blow the budget. As an alternative he offered her larger tiles [...]

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How I Helped My Parents Remodel Their Kitchen — Part 4

Sean here for the final post. Here is the finished kitchen, minus the backsplash, which I’m sure will add a lot of color and interest. As with most projects, it’s the last details that tend to get put off. While this is my last post on the kitchen project, I’ll try to provide an update when the backsplash is decided on and then installed. Here you see the custom cherry cabinets with European-style pulls, green granite counters, pendant lights, recessed lights, limestone floors and all new appliances. (I remind you of the original kitchen here.) Someone asked me what I would do different next time, with the benefit of my experience on this remodel. Mostly, I would try to educate my parents (or any future clients) as much as possible about the ups and downs of construction, materials and installation methods. And I’d be firm on time limitations for making their decisions.. It’s been about 1 week since we’ve finished the kitchen (again, without the backsplash) and my mom is finally situated in her new space. She likes it very much. But it’s going to take some time to figure out appropriate placing of her kitchenware in all the additional [...]

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Peel-and-stick solar panels

See a fast-motion video showing 2.25 kilowatts of Lumeta solar panels installed in 34 minutes. These will be featured at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference June 24 to 27 in San Francisco. These thin panels are only available for commercial use, not residential, but it shows you the direction we’re heading. The company does offer terra cotta-colored S-tiles and panels of flat tiles for residential installation that blend with the existing design of the roof. Plus, another company brings solar light to the darkness in off-the-grid rural India.

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Budget Friendly Modern Farmhouse Family Room Makeover

Hi Guys! This is Kristin from Postbox Designs E-Design and I am thrilled to be back for another month with an exclusive Mood Board just for you guys! For my design clients the #1 request I get by far is some version of a “Farmhouse” or “Fixer Upper” style room. So if you are loving this […]

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How to Make an Easy No-Sew Kids’ Tent in Under 1 Hour

Hello again! It's Thalita from The Learner Observer back with a super simple and fun DIY project to share with you all! Today I'm going to show you how to make a kids' tent in under an hour and using materials that you probably already have, or ones that are super easy to find. Let's get […]

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30+ Easy and Delicious Dutch Oven Recipes

When it comes to cooking, the Dutch oven is a treasure in my kitchen and probably my favorite tool I use on the stovetop or in the oven.  If you're like me and you don't like to spend hours washing pots and pans, a Dutch oven is perfect for you. You can cook savory one-dish meals […]

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Sputnik Light Fixtures

Today's blog post is a reader request! Today we've rounded up a collection of sputnik light fixtures at all price points! Sputnik light fixtures launched in popularity (pun intended) after the Soviet Union launched the first satellite to orbit the earth in 1957. The Sputnik satellite not only inspired the creation of NASA but an […]

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Friday Favorites: Benches, Pretty Pillows, and Garden Towers

Hello there! Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites and Remodelaholics Anonymous! We love seeing and sharing great ideas — so send them our way! If you have a blog, you can link up below, and if not, drop us a line here or message us on Facebook. These week I've got some cute benches, pretty […]

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Real Life Rooms: Split Level Curb Appeal

Hey there Remodelaholic readers! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I'm back this month with another reader question mockup to hopefully inspire some creative ideas for your outdoor space. If you've missed any of my past mockup posts, you can always see all my posts here. If you follow Remodelaholic on Facebook, you’ve probably seen […]

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Friday Favorites: Backyard Ideas and More

Hello there! Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites and Remodelaholics Anonymous! We love seeing and sharing great ideas — so send them our way! If you have a blog, you can link up below, and if not, drop us a line here or message us on Facebook. It might actually be spring! We've had a […]

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Inspiration File: Industrial Steampunk

Are you a fan of steampunk designs? Not sure what steampunk style is? Think late victorian era, metals, gears, machines run on steam.  The colors tend to be darker but the look can be really beautiful when the industrial steampunk style is used. If you aren't ready for full on steampunk, look at adding a […]

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23 Fresh Spring Porch Inspirations

    As the weather gets a bit cheerier, it's time to makeover our winter porches!  Spring hops onto the scene, bringing with it growth, revitalization, birth and renewal.  Spruce up your porch by clearing out the leftover snow, dirt or grime and adding lots of color, fresh plants and flowers, and comfy, welcoming textiles […]

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Basil Passionfruit Lemonade

Here at Remodelaholic we love all things home decor and DIY, but we also love RECIPES. While we will continue to share our latest and greatest remodeling projects we want to start sharing some really yummy recipes once a week, this week is Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. Enjoy the recipes and know that we are […]

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20+ Stylish Headboards Under $150

The right headboard can make such an impact in a bedroom and can immediately up the wow factor in your design. Nowadays, there are so many affordable options on the market that you don't have to break the bank or blow your budget to find a stylish headboard. Today, we've rounded up 20+ stylish headboards under […]

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30+ Ideas for Contemporary Rustic Dining Room Inspiration

If you love the rustic decor style but aren't sure about incorporating it into your current home, your dining room is a great place to start.  You can combine elements of rustic charm with contemporary styling for a cohesive look that's on trend.  It's easy to pull a few rustic items into your dining room […]

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It’s a Luxury Kitchen. No, it’s a Budget Kitchen. Actually, it’s Both.

Basking in the warmth of Liese Gardner’s sumptuous Spanish-style kitchen, it’s hard to believe what she is saying: that she and fiancé Dave Lidstone did the entire remodel with their own hands, from planning to plumbing to painting. “We took the room back down to the bone,” said Gardner, who worked nights, weekends, holidays and vacations with Lidstone on the kitchen in their home on the edge of the historic West Adams district. “They say if you don’t like the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” Gardner said. “Guess we like it hot because we literally did not get out of the kitchen for 18 months.” The effort paid off. “It came out exactly how we wanted it,” said Lidstone, an engineer. “It’s all in the details.” The finished kitchen — with cherry-stained alder cabinets, stainless steel appliances, custom-made tile counters, handsome tile floor and pounded-copper sink — offers no ready clue that it is a do-it-yourself job. But the price tag of less than $30,000 does. One contractor told them that, despite some high-end purchases, including $15,000 for the cabinets, the project cost one-third to one-half what professionals would charge to create such a room. The homeowners saved money...

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His and Hers Bathrooms

Are women and men really so different? The marketers for Manhattan West, a condo development in Las Vegas, seem to think so. As was reported on the Inman News blog, Manhattan West was offering his and hers units. The Diva series includes a jetted bathtub with temperature hold, which maintains the water temperature for the length of the bath (I need this), an electrical socket in the back of the vanity drawer for hairdryers and curling irons, extending magnified makeup mirror with day/night lighting, and an iPod speaker dock. The M series for men includes a ceiling mounted HDTV projector for an 8- to 10-foot screen and a built-in and stocked wet bar. What more do you need? Oh, yeah, two dishwashers so dishes never have to touch a cupboard, just transfer from dishwasher to use to the other dishwasher. But before that, some were already onto this boy-girl thing. Pictured here are two Northridge, California, bathrooms created by architect/contractor John Sofio for Lucy Deny-Gardner and her husband Craig Gardner. When the couple couldn’t agree on a style for their master bathroom, they decided to create two bathrooms. Lucy wanted a light, feminine space with buttery yellow walls,...

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Bold Color in a Bathroom

Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I'm back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. This month, I decided to tackle a mood board for a room that sometimes doesn't get as much decor attention— the bathroom. It seems like bathrooms are often the neutral spaces in a home, and specifically, bathroom […]

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