Galleries

6 Ways to Heat the Home

Natural Gas Natural gas, like oil and coal, is a fossil fuel. It is formed when organic matter (like the remains of plants and animals) gets compressed under the earth over a long period of time. Homes that are heated with natural gas are connected to a "main," a...

read more

A Roundup of Kitchen Styles

Functional and Creative Craftsmanship is paramount in the Arts and Crafts or Craftsman style. The style is often recognized for its grained dark woods, simple geometric shapes and toned-down hardware. This kitchen's unusual layout lent itself to a design that was...

read more

Kitchen Cabinets

Affordably Stylish Stylish yet affordable stock cabinetry is within reach. Aristokraft produces this attractive Radford door line with a square mitered style and raised center panel. These cabinets are made of top-of-the-line cherry hardwood. That gives a uniformly...

read more

Beautiful Countertop Options

Granite or Laminate? Versatile, inexpensive, easy to clean, and easy to install for a competent DIY'er, it's no wonder that laminate is the most popular countertop material. If you've crossed it off your list because it makes you think of Grandma's house, definitely...

read more

Shiny New Faucets

Stainless Steel Two-Handle Pull-Down If you're looking for a pull-down faucet, you don't have to settle for single-control anymore. Price Pfister's new two-handled Petaluma's sleek, transitional design offers a stylish kitchen upgrade. The stainless steel finish and...

read more

Kitchen Islands

Designer Details While custom work may cost more, a homeowner gets to enjoy the experience of a designer and the special knowledge that person can bring to a project. This island of beaded inset maple cabinetry is finished in antique white and separates the kitchen...

read more

Real Bathroom Makeovers

At-home Spa Bath: After This 30-inch-wide "waterfall" of glass and slate mosaics, flowing from ceiling to tub deck to floor, now draws the eye into the new bathroom. The design by AB&K Bath and Kitchen of Wisconsin makes the whirlpool tub the focal point. Porcelain...

read more

Put Your Foot Down on New Flooring

American Splendor Resilient (aka laminate) floors, have come a long way since first being introduced decades ago. In this floor by Pergo, a blend of lumber waste material has a visible texture that follows the contour of the grain, creating the true look and feel of...

read more

Options in Roofing Materials

Nature's Choice A natural cedar shingle roof offers an architectural look that suggests taste, timelessness and classic quality. This roofing product is crafted by third-generation shingle weavers from the #208 Shake and Shingle Mill, prides itself on creating...

read more

Gorgeous Garage Doors

Stately Elegance Many of us appreciate the sophisticated and inviting appeal of a historic home. If you do, you will want to check into Amarr's Biltmore® For Your Home collection. Inspired by America's largest home, the Biltmore estate in Asheville, N.C., the...

read more

Real Kitchen Makeovers

Warm Welcome: After This uninspired kitchen was desperately in need of a makeover to fit the classic charm of a Craftsman home. A New Kitchen of San Diego took on the task. The room was ripped down to the studs, the walls were moved, the window and door were changed...

read more

Outdoor Lighting Options

Sight and Sound What about combining your outdoor lighting with your favorite music? Newly introduced, Lux Entertainment's Haddonfield & Princeton line, which features this Bayville model, couples low wattage lighting with an exceptional surround sound feel. Your...

read more

Paving Gallery

Special Slats Turn plain cement patios and pathways into something more exciting with HandyDeck interlocking deck tiles. Seen here is SwiftDeck Colorado style (with wood slats all aligned in the same direction) and accent tiles used as a border in Sierra style. These...

read more

Unforgettable Fences

Natural, Green Bamboo If you're looking for an affordable, natural-looking environmentally friendly, easy to install fence, bamboo could be your answer. This framed, eight-foot fence by Bamboo Fencer is elegant, yet natural looking, while offering great privacy with a...

read more

Storage Solutions

Upscale Closet Remake To help give a new couple an inviting place to start and end their day together, senior designer Randi Johansen with Closets by Design of Raleigh, North Carolina, turned two separate closets into an elegant dressing room for both the husband and...

read more

Kitchen Lighting

Light Strips Clean enegy-efficient lines of light are now possible using LED technology. Just place Soft Strips from Edge Lighting under, above (or inside) cabinets, and along any architectural feature for a nice, quaint, cove illumination. These dimmable, low voltage...

read more

Outdoor Furniture

Pre-Packaged Outdoor Furniture To furnish your outdoor area, Home Infatuation just wants you to measure your space and choose a pre-packaged suite of furniture that fits. This modular lightweight furniture is perfect whether you're a small deck owner or have acres of...

read more

Siding Solutions

Sap Redwood Siding Though redwood can be expensive compared to other woods and difficult to find if you don't live in the West, it's considered one of the most beautiful woods available. Sap redwood is known for its contrasting colors with a rich tone and gorgeous...

read more

Dream Master Bathrooms

Digital shower with Automatic Controls This room takes advantage of ample natural light to highlight its eclectic features, so very little additional lighting is needed. Beautiful restored pinewood floors add craftsman charm to the otherwise modern styling, and a...

read more

Light Kitchens

Paper White Kitchen This kitchen, designed by Jeff Schneider of Crown Point Cabinetry, features maple cabinets finished in Paper White. It features also includes a stainless steel double bowl sink and an island topped with mahogany and Colonial Gold granite.e, and it...

read more

Kitchen Hardware

Basic Beauty With its clean, bold lines and simple geometric shaping, the eclectic Blackrock Collection fits comfortably in either a utilitarian galley kitchen or a contemporary cottage. Seen here on honey colored cabinets, the Black Bronze finish collection...

read more

Sunrooms and Porches

Cozy Porch This gorgeous screened-in porch started out its life as a small open deck, but like many others, the Greensboro, North Carolina homeowners wanted much more in their backyard. That's exactly what they got after they added a 17x28 screened in porch with...

read more

Dark Kitchens

Dark Maple Cabinetry This kitchen revolves around its maple veneer island, which features numerous cabinets in Aristokraft's Teagan door style and a base wastebasket. The island wood matches the dark maple wood on the wall cabinets. Also notice the dark hardwood floor...

read more

Kitchen Backsplashes

Abstract Brass Backsplash Another design by KOBE, this backsplash is more abstract than its copper counterpart, but it's still an artistic addition to any kitchen. You can install it yourself, without any professional help, using the keyhole fasteners on the back, and...

read more