Wish I'd Thought of That!
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Wish I'd Thought of That!
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This great room has a media wall, which features reclaimed wood doors that slide open on barn-door hardware to reveal the television. Surrounding cabinetry mimics the doors' panels, providing a traditional architectural element and additional storage for media and games.
The Lexington Colonial Before and After: Space for the Whole Family
This ring-shaped grab bar can be held at multiple angles and by people whose heights range from 4 to 6 feet. It's made of aluminum and comes in dark blue, gray, and this punchy yellow. From Sabi
Fresh Finds and Fast Fixes from the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Show
Surprising storage solution: a towel tree! A problem-solver in the entryway, a coatrack can be a helpful addition to the bath for hanging wet towels. One with integrated storage is even handier—here, the umbrella stand holds a fresh supply down below.
19 Budget–Smart Bath Updates
New, energy-efficient windows have an awning style that is easy to operate when reaching over a deep counter. | Windows from Lindal
Galley Turned Open-Plan Dining and Cookspace
This sturdy tub disguised as a sink is a savvy space saver: no more need to store a bucket! Use it for around-the-house cleaning or as an ice bucket at parties. Plug the drain, fill the basin, and move it where you need it. From Jessica Nebel Design Studio
Kickplate pullouts under this bathroom sink serves as step stools for small kids. Textured porcelain tile helps prevent slipping.
Metal tile makes a bold statement no wallpaper can match. Select a low-relief pattern and install the panels over 1/4-inch plywood. When mounted beneath a chair rail, tin creates a distinctive wainscot.
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Metal makes a bold statement no wallpaper can match. Select a low-relief pattern and install the panels over ¼-inch plywood. When mounted beneath a chair rail, tin creates a distinctive wainscot.
example of tin ceiling tiles used as wall covering
All About Tin Ceilings
You know how hard it is to access stuff that gets pushed way back in the cabinet under your sink? This apron sink drawer, from montfortwoodworks..., solves that.
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Apron Sink & Cabinet Accessories & Extras | Montfort Woodworks, Custom Cabinetry & Millwork
Accessories & Extras | Montfort Woodworks, Custom Cabinetry & Millwork Good idea to have the pull out drawer underneath the sink
LOVVVVE the sink! apron sink drawer and farmhouse sink
Accessories & Extras | Montfort Woodworks, Custom Cabinetry & Millwork
Flat tops make it easy to stack food-storage jars, helping conserve precious pantry space. Clear glass makes it easy to ID what's inside. From weck jars
Group seasonings by use or cuisine and store upright in a bin so that you can pull them all out at once. Label lids to make finding the right jar a cinch.
Make it easier to put your hands on the right measuring cup or spoon by hanging each one from a labeled cup hook on the inside of a cabinet door.
Get scarves, necklaces, wristlets and other accessories organized hanging on the BYGEL system from IKEA USA and you'll be able to find what you're looking for in a snap. via Katie Terpstra
The unique U-shape of this sink base cabinet slide-out fits around plumbing. By Kitchen Craft Cabinetry
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Unique U-shape fits around plumbing. With two trays, this sink base cabinet slide-out offers a great answer to a common problem.
Vanity Sink Base Cabinet - Kitchen Craft Cabinetry
Vanity Sink Base Cabinet - Kitchen Craft Cabinetry
39 secrets from pro organizers that will streamline your day and restore your peace of mind (promise!)
Block drafts and highlight the entry with a curtain on the inside of the front door. | Photo: Mark Scott/IPC Images
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this old house from 50 Nifty Fix Ups For Less than $100 curtain and rod over drafty old door. Love this idea for our 1860's home! I won't get a new front door but this will work!!
LOVELY entrance: Floor to ceiling drapes against a patterned #floor decorating| http://floordesignsideasrogers.blogspot.com
Block drafts and highlight the entry with a curtain on the inside of the front door. | Photo: Mark Scott/IPC Images | thisoldhouse.com. might try this in our entryway/ dining room combo to make the door look more formal.
Victorian terrace hall - floor tile, radiator cover and curtain for front door...
50 Nifty Fix-Ups For Less than $100
Here's how to banish the stubborn candle wax for good, without scratching up your furniture or staining your walls in the process. Solutions for wood, glass, and more! | Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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How to get candle wax off surfaces. I used the hairdryer to heat it and then followed with a wet paper towel to wipe it away as it started to drip. Great to remember!
Remove wax from anything! Love this
How to Get Wax Off Any Surface. The carpet one really works.
Clean wax off (nearly) any surface
How to get wax off a wall
How to Get Wax Off Any Surface
Electrical panels, thermostats, big switch plates—they're household necessities, but they're also eyesores that can thwart your decorating efforts. Using sliding display panels will keep them accessible but under wraps so guests won't have to see them. See the how-to instructions to make your own
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I like this for school room ideas
Fun way to cover up the electrical panel--perfect in a basement playroom. Other cute ideas in article too.
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Sliding panels to hide all those things that don't need to be seen and they are so useful - a cork board and a chalk board - very clever.
Chalkboard Wall - MyHomeIdeas.com
24 Easy Upgrades to Create a Festive Holiday Home
Lift power cords and wires off the ground to make sweeping and vacuuming less of a pain via Listotic
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Everyday Items for Everyday Organizing – Pinterest Ideas - I like this idea to hook a wire basket under your computer desk to take care of your electrical cords, etc. neat idea.
An idea for the office...my feet keep getting tangled up in the cords under my desk...Under the desk power strip basket.... feeling dumb again, how simple and praticle is this.... hang a cheap wire basket (Dollar store) and clean up that mess at your feet, don't forget to label the cords this time though.... love it... #OrganizeIt #StorageMart
Power Strip Organization hang on underside of desk to hide cords - 150 Dollar Store Organizing Ideas and Projects for the Entire Home
Attach a Kitchen Wire Basket W/ Hooks Underneath Ur Desk To Organize Cords Martha Stewart Idea's
Lots of ideas for organizing your home office space, including this one of eliminating the tangle of power cords under your desk/feet! :)
This Old Apartment
"I had some disposable aluminum cookie sheets from the party store, and it dawned on me that they would make great faux tin tiles. I cut squares from the cookie sheets, embossed a pattern, primed them, and finished them with acrylic metallic paint. I used them to create a backsplash, but they would make an awesome-looking ceiling. That's a lot of embossing, though!" -TOH reader Suzy M.
Cookies Sheet, Aluminum Cookies
"There was this big ugly black box in my living room called a subwoofer that my husband just couldn't part with. So I took an old end table of his, chopped the legs off, and set the top right on the subwoofer, which made a perfect base. My new end table looks like one piece, it didn't cost me anything, and my husband loves it because he gets to keep his subwoofer. It's gotta be from the '80s!" -TOH reader Jeanie H.
Don't can those old mason jars! There are 12 different fabulous ways you can put them to use.
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Night light idea - Mason jar filled with battery powered Christmas lights
Mason Jar Light
Holiday Lights as Night Light Fill a large Mason jar with a strand or two of battery-powered lights to add whimsy to a walkway or a nightstand. Get the most from your New Years goodies with these double-duty ideas.
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12 New Uses for Mason Jars
Doggone clever pet door: "Instead of buying an expensive dog door, I bought an inexpensive screen door with two small screened panels at the bottom. I removed the screen from the bottom panels and repurposed a piece of heavy vinyl to make flaps to cover the holes. Now I have a double dog door for my Australian shepherd and my yellow Lab. It's really funny to watch them shoot out the door at the same time!" -TOH reader Susan (who saved $124!) | Illustration: Michael Witte