Before & After: Parents Designed This Striking Desert-Themed MuralLive
The parents designed, sketched, and painted the mural themselves — and it’s gorgeous!

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Before & After: Parents Designed This Striking Desert-Themed Mural
The parents designed, sketched, and painted the mural themselves — and it’s gorgeous!
May 15, 2024
A Dreamy Blue Nursery in New York City
“My goal, first and foremost, was to create a space that I would love spending time in with my son,” Sara Adam Slywka says.
May 15, 2024
10 Parents Reveal Their Biggest Kid Space Mistakes — And What They Would Do Differently Now
And, whew, designers made mistakes, too!
May 14, 2024
These “Dated” Kitchen Cabinets Totally Transform — Without a Drop of Paint
When this renter couldn’t paint her cabinets, she had to get creative.
May 11, 2024
Before & After: This Pantry Ditched Its Wire Shelves and Now It’s Way More Functional
DIY shelving maximizes the organization potential of this pantry - a win for cooks and eaters alike!
May 9, 2024
Before and After: A $30 Redo Turns a Boring White Door into a Work of Art
Imagine the "after" as the door to a kid's bedroom!
May 9, 2024
B&A: A “Bland ’90s” Spare Room Becomes a Dreamy Nursery
With star-patterned wallpaper and coordinating blue trim.
May 8, 2024
This Brilliant Way to Store Trash Bags Took Me By Surprise (Now It’s the Only Way I Do It)
It's a million times better than that cardboard box that always falls apart.
May 6, 2024
Before and After: Painting the Cabinets in This Kitchen Made Everything Look New Again (No Gut Reno Needed)
It totally transformed the look of the counters.
May 4, 2024
The Cutest Things You Can Buy to Decorate the Nursery
Because every nursery needs a bit of whimsy.
Apr 30, 2024
We Tried 5 Methods for Removing Sticky Stickers — And We Were Blown Away by the Winner
One method removed the sticker *and* the sticky residue!
Apr 29, 2024
This Is Why Aluminum Foil Is Shiny on One Side
Finally, the matte versus shiny mystery explained!
Apr 29, 2024
Before and After: A Messy Pantry Gets a Realistic Transformation Using Already Owned Containers
A real-life pantry is made over with real-life solutions.
Apr 24, 2024
Before and After: See How This Boys’ Bedroom Got a Dramatic Dark Makeover
Dramatic, yet still quite cozy.
Apr 24, 2024
A Dated Staircase Gets a Luxe Makeover with a Surprising Twist (for $600!)
The homeowner wanted “the transition from the first floor to the second floor to have a wow factor.”
Apr 22, 2024
Before and After: An “Unstable” Pantry Becomes a Functional Butler’s Pantry in This DIY Makeover
It was a total DIY job and cost about $735.
Apr 19, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents to Tell Us What Baby Bouncer to Buy, and the Winner Had Too Many Rave Reviews to Count
“It was the absolute best thing we invested in.”
Apr 18, 2024
My Grandma’s 30-Year-Old “House Rules” Taught Me How to Keep a Clean Home
I consider my Grandma Gigi’s 9 commandments unbreakable.
Apr 18, 2024
This Kid’s Green and Blue Bedroom Is on A Houseboat — And There’s Storage Galore
There’s even a designated spot for this kid’s beloved soccer balls.
Apr 17, 2024
Before and After: A Kid’s Basic Peachy Bedroom Gets an Incredible “Sunshine and Rainbows” Makeover
We can't help but smile when we look at this room now.
Apr 17, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents To Tell Us What Baby Bathtub to Buy, and 3 Tubs Came Highly Recommended
One is great for infants, one is great for tiny bathrooms, and the other is an all-in-one that’ll grow with your kid.
Apr 16, 2024
Here’s What a $450-per-Month Tokyo Micro Apartment Looks Like
Washing machine included.
Apr 16, 2024
I Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Tile Grout — And the Winner Was Ridiculously Effective
Can the power of a Magic Eraser or a Tide Pen win our showdown? Let's find out!
Apr 15, 2024
The $11 Organizer That Made Me Completely Rethink Pantry Storage
I've been using lazy Susans all wrong.
Apr 15, 2024
I Tried Using Rinse Aid on My Shower Glass and Here’s What Happened
I mean, it should work to get the glass really clean, right?
Apr 12, 2024
Before and After: Getting Rid of The Wire Shelves Made This Pantry Way More Functional
Custom DIY shelving maximizes the organization potential of this pantry - a win for cooks and eaters alike!
Apr 12, 2024
I Put a Ball of Aluminum Foil in My Dishwasher — What Happened Next Was Amazing
You don't want to miss this easy tip!
Apr 12, 2024
The 27 Best Decluttering Tips of All Time
With spring cleaning picking up, many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Apr 10, 2024
Before & After: This Rental Kitchen Kept the Oak Cabinets, but the Transformation Is Unreal
It's now so warm and cozy.
Apr 10, 2024
Before and After: A $1,400 Kid’s Room Transformation Features a Smart IKEA Closet Hack
The homeowner completed several first-time DIY projects.
Apr 9, 2024
My Biggest Kitchen Remodel Regret Gives Me Stress Every Single Day
I wish I'd thought about it more.
Apr 7, 2024
This Striking Yellow Kid’s Bedroom Is the Blueprint For Successful Pattern Play
A hanging solar system tops it all off.
Apr 3, 2024
This Guy Created Fake Windows Using Home Depot Light Panels, and the Results Are … Kinda Unbelievable
It’s a low-key ingenious method of adding some light to any space that needs it.
Mar 30, 2024
This Ingenious Product Keeps Plugs and Cords Out of Sight (and Has Almost 50,000 5-Star Reviews)
It's especially great for hiding outlets in nurseries and playrooms.
Mar 26, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents to Tell Us What Sound Machine to Buy for The Nursery, and 2 Won Over All the Others
One is a no-fuss classic and the other has all the bells and whistles you could want.
Mar 26, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents to Tell Us the Best Humidifier for The Nursery, and The Winner Was the Easiest to Clean
The biggest selling point? Every part can go in the dishwasher.
Mar 26, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents to Share Their Must-Have Baby Gear, and This Changing Pad Came Up Over and Over
No more washing changing pad covers every day!
Mar 24, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents to Tell Us What Nursery Glider to Buy, and the 2 Winners Are “Extremely Comfortable”
It’s a big investment, and we know you want to make the right choice.
Mar 24, 2024
We Asked a Mattress Expert to Tell Us Which Crib Mattress Is the Best (and Why), and There Were 2 Top Choices
Breathable? Check. Safe materials? Check. Firm? Check.
Mar 22, 2024
We Asked 1,000 Parents to Tell Us What Crib to Buy, and There Were 4 Clear Winners
If you’re wondering what crib to buy for the nursery, we’ve got your answer.
Mar 22, 2024