Some homeowners said they were promised a dream house if a crew remade their homes for TV. The lawsuits they filed later told a different story.
It was renovating his home in London that helped Enis Karavil hone his aesthetic and led him to start his own design business.
Anthony D’Argenzio, known for Zio and Sons and This Old Hudson, and his family have a new old house — and it’s not far from their old old house, in Hudson, N.Y.
Bessie and Oliver Corral of Arjé started designing home goods at the same time that they were remaking their duplex into a bright and minimalist sanctuary.
When an interior designer and a software engineer set about renovating their new house, they had no idea what it would ultimately involve.
All it takes is a tiny space — a niche, a shallow closet or even a cabinet — to make a cocktail bar that’s a thing of beauty. Here’s how.
Building a house in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia was a business opportunity — that’s all. But something changed along the way.
When a music industry veteran and a novelist married, they had six children between them. The challenge was creating a place where everyone would be comfortable.
High-tech vacuums and robotic mops are having their moment in a pandemic that has contributed to never-ending messes at home.
And other questions you can’t believe you ask yourself when you’re looking for an apartment in New York.
‘It’s like going through bad relationships,’ said an owner of the 1975 Bay Area home. ‘The house needed an architect who wasn’t so driven by ego.’
Here’s what it looks like when the professionals take on D.I.Y. projects. (Don’t feel bad if they put yours to shame.)
Removing incentives to encourage homeowners to install solar panels is a bad idea.
The live-work space in Jersey City, N.J., should have been ideal for lockdown. But hindsight born of a pandemic taught them a few things.
The 1926 building owned by the Catholic Church looked as if it hadn’t been updated in decades. One Dallas family was charmed.
As the pandemic rages on, the safest place to work out is at home. Here’s how to create a personal gym you’ll want to spend time in.
Trying to get a ballpark figure for home improvements often leaves us wandering through conversations built on euphemisms.
From decorating to beauty projects to canine costumes, these how-to guides may inspire you to take matters into your own hands.
Jess Hinshaw and Kathy Lewis live in a pair of adjoining Brooklyn brownstones that reflect both their individual tastes and their strong familial bond.
The stately 1788 home in South Carolina had expansive rooms and a walled garden. But it needed a lot of work — and that would take time and money.
As winter closes in, there’s at least one place where plants will still grow: a terrarium. Here’s how to get started on yours.
The overwrought moldings in their neo-Classical home had begun to feel stuffy, so they redid the whole thing — with an emphasis on food and wine.
Faced with a blank wall, most of us think paint or wallpaper. But there are more interesting possibilities to consider.
After noticing a realtor ‘sitting, literally head in hand, on the front steps,’ a Texas couple decided to buy the house. That was two renovations ago.
When the rowhouse next door came on the market, one couple decided to remain in Washington, D.C., and merge the two houses. It wasn’t easy — or cheap.
A few inexpensive changes can boost curb appeal — and your asking price. Here’s where to start.
Some $40,000 later, they could finally start thinking about updating the house they bought in Farmington, Conn.
Even his artsy friends were skeptical. But for $70,000, he knew he could find a way to make it work.
Why does hanging art make many of us so nervous? If you follow a few simple rules, it’s easy.
They already had the ideal home in Marfa, Texas. So when they needed more space, they built another little house — to hold the bedroom.
The architect Christopher Rawlins moved into his Art Deco Manhattan building in 1999 and has used his space there as a laboratory for creating a sensual sort of Modernism.
When they first worked together, renovating a home that had once been a church, they never imagined they’d eventually get married there.
After a two-year gut renovation, just about the only thing that remains is the windmill.
Under pressure to keep costs down, many condo boards around the country have little money set aside for big repairs like the ones needed in Surfside, Fla. Some are looking to force a change.
Accessories like garden ornaments, furniture and firepits can make a beautiful landscape even more appealing. Here’s where to start.
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.