Why House Plans Are Getting Smaller


 It’s no secret that small houses are the current trend. Perhaps you’ve seen the plethora of news articles about families downsizing into homes small enough to be built on flatbeds and hauled by pickup trucks, or maybe you’ve watched the construction of such houses yourself, as the phenomenon has spread […] Read more »

Housing Trend Moves Toward Smaller Homes with More Upgrades


 ORLANDO — They’ve been dubbed “jewel-box houses” — small homes designed with top-quality materials, upscale detailing and custom built-ins. Tailored to the owners’ way of life, smaller homes suit a variety of demographic groups, including newlyweds, young professionals, empty-nesters and retirees — the last two a fast-growing segment of the […] Read more »

Interior Design Trends 2016


Due to constant changes in modern interior design ideas, the demand for new materials and unique procedures triggered by rapid changes in technological innovations and human inventions breeds modernized interior designs which are not often enduring thereby persistently replacing the past deigns. This is due to their elegant additional features […] Read more »

Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger


  As a former New Yorker and current owner of a wee Cape Cod cottage, I am quite familiar with both the charm and challenges of small spaces. When done well, they can feel like cozy, zen-like retreats. But often when you have to cram all your worldly possessions into […] Read more »

Trends to inspire 2016 home improvement projects


If you resolve to improve your home improvement efforts in the New Year, here are some trends from the Coloradoan that might inspire your projects. Bold Accent Walls Move over paint and wallpaper. The new way to pop an accent wall in any room of the house is with tile […] Read more »

Why Downsizing Your Living Space Is a Good Idea


Downsizing your home is not something most people think about. In our teenage years, we tend to dream about our big future home and how many rooms it will have; how much money we’ll make and how it will all go. Fast forward to your twenties, and real life has […] Read more »

Why Not . . . Live in a Smaller Home?


Since the recession, McMansions quickly began to be less desirable to potential homeowners. In fact, as a result of the housing crisis, the average square footage of primary residences dropped to 2300 square feet, and while it has slowly crept back up about 100 square feet in the past year, […] Read more »

10 Questions for . . . Michael Thomas, Aging in Place Expert


Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS, an interior designer and a coauthor of Residential Design for Aging In Place, talks about the past and future of the aging-in-place movement and offers tips for making your home more accessible in only a weekend. How do you define aging-in-place design? Aging in place is […] Read more »

Design lesson: Small is beautiful


Design diva Kimberley Seldon helps you make less seem like more with simple ideas for designing a small space. If you live in a modest-size house, condo or apartment, chances are you’re keenly aware of the limitations of small-space living. Don’t despair: designers have a stack of tricks for making […] Read more »

20 Small Kitchen Makeovers You Won’t Believe


See how your favorite celebrity hosts from shows like HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins and Property Brothers transformed 20 small kitchens into gorgeous and functional spaces. Our Top Small Kitchen Transformations We’ve rounded up some of the best-ever small kitchen remodels from HGTV’s biggest stars. Read on to see how Anthony Carrino, […] Read more »