They bought the house in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., thinking it would be nice for weekends in the winter. But Covid changed that.
The plan was to do a quick cosmetic update. Then a couple found out the plumbing, electrical and septic systems were shot. And the house was sinking.
Before the contractor can get started on demolishing my kitchen, I have to clear out the things I don’t need. But everyone needs a melon scooper, right?
During quarantine, medical, financial and household issues may have cropped up. Preparing before your visit can ease tensions and get to what you really want — a joyful visit.
As more baby boomers move toward retirement, more and more are designing homes that will accommodate their needs even as they grow older and lose mobility.
Working in finance in Manhattan made him homesick for the beach in California. So he recreated what he missed on an unlikely site in Amagansett.
Christopher Carter, an artist who works with salvaged materials, set out to create his biggest work ever. Now it’s his home, and the subject of a new exhibit.
If you’ve recently acquired some outdoor space, you’ll need to furnish it. Start with this versatile little table.
One outdated room can stand out and hurt a sale. But before you do any last-minute work, set a budget and make sure you finish what you start.
Supply chain problems and labor shortages have made home improvement projects even more complicated.
You can start by disregarding thread count. Here’s what else the pros know that you may not.
Railings, grab bars, shower chairs and other inexpensive devices can make it easier to continue living at home, but not enough older people acquire them.
For one Chicago entrepreneur, it was a design that felt as if it had been pulled straight from her unconscious. (And there are lots of chains.)
While many Americans were stockpiling toilet paper and Clorox, the rich bought houses, sparking a gold rush in the decorating trades.
The vice president had been living temporarily in Blair House while Number One Observatory Circle underwent repairs.
The Greek Revival house, once home to the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, needed more than just a simple renovation to function in the 21st century.
Whether you choose a showstopper or one that’s virtually invisible, a range hood is essential. Otherwise, you’ll be smelling that fish for days.
With all due respect to Marie Kondo, it isn’t just about getting rid of things. Here’s what the experts know that you may not.
With their daughter leaving for college, a couple began planning a new life — and a new house — in Idaho, where they could enjoy the cold.
More than one, as a Chicago designer and her client — who also happens to be her brother — discovered.
It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.
Since they have spent so much time at home in the last year, some homeowners have taken craft and design projects to a new level.
The exterior of the 1930s Mediterranean-style home in Coconut Grove was charming. The interior was anything but. This couple was thrilled.
After buying an awkward 1960s house with a clumsy 1980s addition, a couple set about dragging the lakefront property into the 21st century.
A clamp lamp is the easiest fix when you need to bring light to a dark corner — or a makeshift home office.
Instagram and fans of painstaking renovations have given new life to homes with some history, especially if they’re affordable.
The house in Orinda, Calif., was designed for entertaining. But it turned out to be just as good for living through a pandemic.
Two reality shows airing this winter grapple with what to do with our family heirlooms.
For one couple looking for a place in Brooklyn, natural light mattered more than space. They knew they’d make the compact apartment work.
As one architect discovered after a failed relationship, the best way forward is sometimes getting rid of most of what you own.
New Yorkers who left the city and bought country homes during the pandemic are discovering there’s a lot to learn (and spend) while taking care of a house.
The museum’s director recruited the designer Thomas Jayne to bring new life to the Federal-style Chandler Farm, the house where her family lives.
Even with a socially distant Thanksgiving around the corner, you can create a dining room that lives up to the food you’re serving.
The one-bedroom cottage on Shelter Island was perfect for one person. For a family? Not so much.
For a tech investor and a radiologist who collects art, having a multifunctional house was even more important than finding one directly on a lake.
We’re home all the time now, so watching home improvement television can give us tips on what to do and what not to do.
Cascading down a rocky slope in West Vancouver, the home was a creative effort that required patience and a tolerance for loss.
Because it may not be cold yet, but it will be soon.
The itinerant hotel developer Jayson Seidman purchased a crumbling, storied house — and had the good sense to leave it mostly alone.
How the coronavirus turned me into a Lawn Dad.
So one urban couple had a brainstorm: Why not build a house they could share with farmers just starting out, on land that could be farmed?
Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.
Working from home often means having to cope with street noise and the clamor of children and pets. Here are some tips on how to quiet things down.
Walmart and Target reported record sales in the second quarter, driven by the convenience of one-stop shopping and their e-commerce operations.
There’s an art to arranging collections like a pro. Here are a few pointers.
Working and schooling from home for the foreseeable future has prompted some homeowners to consider major home renovations.
You may be working from home for a while. It’s time for something more professional than a corner of the dining table.
Is your bathroom a mess? Here are five ideas for cleaning it up.
Contractors have been allowed to go back to work since early June, but coronavirus protocols will probably make any apartment renovation take longer than usual.
If you’ve been cooped up at home for a couple of months, it’s time to clean house — and not in a superficial way. Here’s how the pros do it.