Pantry kits, like this one from Rev-A-Shelf, help maximize storage and make items more accessible. | Photo: Courtesy Rev-A-Shelf | thisoldhouse.com Kitchens Spaces, Idea, Revashelf, Spices Racks, Pantries Kits, Kitchens Pantries, Kitchens Cabinets, Kitchens Storage, Pantries Storage
The folks at Apartment Therapy share nifty, thrifty interior-design ideas in a new book: Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban (Potter Style, 2015)
TOH features editor Charlotte Barnard loves the really wide landing on a staircase from first floor to second floor, found in some types of Victorians. This space can be made into an inviting area by placing a table and chair there. There was often a stained-glass window or some type of decorative window treatment.
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TOH building technology editor Thomas Baker wishes more homes had a vestibule. This cozy room before you enter the main part of a house provides a place to shed coats and shoes, and it buffers the interior from a blast of hot or cold air coming through the open entry. It is both functional and inviting.
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Entryway with salvaged French doors of farmhouse. Love the open feel that the glass doors bring to this space!
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An easy antidote to too much wood-tone furniture: a cottage-style end table in a glossy painted finish, like this turquoise take. Find this Convenience Concepts French Country End Table at Wayfair.com
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Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn | thisoldhouse.com | from Color! 50 Boosts Under $100
Roll this clear, two-part finish onto any wall surface to create a high-gloss dry-erase board that lets the underlying color show through. Scribble away when inspiration strikes, then wipe clean. A 1-quart kit with a foam roller covers 50 square feet. | Sketch Pad dry-erase coating, by Sherwin-Williams
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It looks like an ordinary toilet—until you lift the lid. In place of the traditional wash-down holes under the rim, a side-mount jet creates a vigorous, counterclockwise vortex of water that cleans the bowl two times better than those clog-prone holes. Each flush uses only 1.28 gallons but still achieves the highest score in tests of solid-waste removal. | VorMax high-efficiency toilet, by American Standard Brands
TOH associate online editor Elizabeth Lilly would like to see transoms come back into style. These features let in a lot of natural light and unite one space to the next.
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Transoms "Transoms. My parents recently built their dream house and included transoms throughout. These features let in a lot of natural light and unite one space to the next. I often spot the airy old-house features as selling points in our Save This Old House column."—Elizabeth Lilly, associate online editor
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Photo: Jean Allsopp | thisoldhouse.com | from Tattered 1920s Bungalow to Updated Gem operable transome windows
When photographer Melissa and her husband purchased a 130-year-old Italianate, in Hudson, Wisconsin, they wanted to keep the focus on the gracious antique windows while preventing sunlight from damaging the refinished floors. So they opted for sun-control film to let the windows and the landscape they frame take center stage. | Shown: 3M™ Window Film Sun Control Window Film Prestige 50
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This All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set keeps all of your kitchen accessories and gadgets in one place. One set includes a funnel, lemon juicer, spice grater, egg masher, cheese grater, lid grip, egg separator, and a 1 ¼ measuring cup. Momastore.org. About $4o
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For night owls who need a lot of help getting out of bed, this clock does its best to make sure you never miss a morning meeting again. At the designated time, it’ll roll right off of your nightstand until you get out of bed to find and silence it.
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Get the best of both worlds—a little solitude and unfiltered natural light—by covering only the bottom half of a window with decorative film. | Shown: Damask Fan Window Film from Overstock.com
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Bring back old-fashioned clotheslines, says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
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Photo: Noah Clayton/Getty Images | thisoldhouse.com | from 15 Old-House Trends We Want to Bring Back
Perspective is everything. This short story is a lesson on why you shouldn't be paying attention to other people's dirty laundry.
white sheets hanging from a standalone, wood-frame clothesline under a blue sky with green grass and tress surrounding it
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How do you improve sandpaper? By taking away the paper and bonding the abrasive to a plastic film. These sheets resist clogging, last up to 15 times longer than regular sandpaper, and conform to profiles better than a sanding sponge. Perfect for final and between-coats sanding, wet or dry. Try it: SandBlaster Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets, by 3M 3MDIY
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Call it traditional with a twist: Most outdoor mats are made from 100 percent coir, but the chunky weave of this one allows for excellent shoe-scraping ability—perfect for muddy fall days. About $19; Ballard Designs.
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The list of celebrities and notables who have had close encounters with the 20,000-square-foot-plus Beverly Hills mansion featured in The Godfather is extraordinary. Read their tales here.
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[REAL ESTATE] Born Rich: At 600,000 a month: Beverly Hills' Beverly House featured in 'The Godfather' movie:
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Sited atop a private knoll 3 blocks from Sunset Boulevard, the Beverly Hill’s legendary Beverly House built of terra-cotta stucco which impressively exhibits a perfect combination of Italian and Spanish style, which originally hit the luxury real estate
Nothing says, "Come on over and sit a spell" quite like an inviting bench on a front porch. With an elegant Windsor-inspired design and an all-weather driftwood finish, this one looks just as good indoors as it does outside. About $349; West Elm
The staff of This Old House reveal the once-popular house features they'd like to see become trendy again including transoms, cozy staircase landings, vestibules, and wall niches
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Here at This Old House, our staff look at a lot of historical houses. It's no wonder that they've be... - Provided by TIME Inc.
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Don't have the room or cash to build a built-in bench in your shower? Consider a suction-grip foot rest that costs less than $10. Safe-er-GripTM Foot Rest; Amazon.com
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Mason Jar Measuring Cups, just $12.99 from World Market.
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Catch the real story behind the glass-walled garaged featured in the 1986 John Hughes' flick Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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This Los Angeles house looks dreamy today. That wasn't the case in 2006, when the deteriorating home was the most neglected house on the block and star of the film Nightmare on Elm Street. But after a year of renovations, it was no longer the scream home it had been. A flipper turned the house over to new owners in 2013 for $2.1 million.