Living Room & Dining Room

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How to Build a Faux Stacked Wood Fireplace Insert

Don't use your fireplace or want a new look for it? Try this clever DIY!

Designing a Small Space Dining Area

Living in a small space can be challenging, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your dining area.

Answers to Living and Dining Room Design Questions

The interior design challenges are the same across houses.

How to Make Your Own Metal Fireplace Covers

A metal fireplace cover helps the fireplace work efficiently

Dining Room Light Fixtures: Types and Features

Each fixture has unique features.

Painting a Wall Mural in Your Backyard: 4 Outdoor Painting Techniques

Painting a wall mural can be a nice way to spruce up an outside wall of your home or other building.

DIY a Temporary Fireplace Mantle

You don't need a chimney to hang Christmas stockings with care.

How to Create a Focal Point in Your Living Room

Create a focal point in your living room with some simple additions.

Cheap Fireplace Mantel Suggestions

Just because you opt to install a cheap fireplace mantel doesn’t mean that it has to look cheap.

Installing and Maintaining a Fireplace Candelabra

Installing and maintaining a fireplace candelabra is a good alternative to using a gas-powered fireplace.

Three Common Flower Arrangements

Flower arrangements bring a touch of nature’s beauty indoors and can highlight accent colors of

Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

Even the most basic mantel can be turned into something dazzling with the right fireplace mantel décor.

How to Sand an Antique Dining Room Chair

You have a beautiful set of antique dining room chairs, but they have aged over time and they no longer

Feng Shui Design Process for Your Living Room

Using feng shui principles to direct the design process of a new house can help the owner connect positively

How to Add a Shelf to an End Table

An end table is a fantastic piece of furniture; useful, modular and light, it sits next to your favorite

How to Replace a Gas Fireplace Blower

A gas fireplace blower can be installed on top of a gas fireplace. Some people believe that a blower

How to Restore a Cast Iron Fire Place Grate

Restoring a cast iron fire place grate can help to make your fireplace look bright and fresh, ready for

Can You Use Fireplace Covers as a Radiator Cover?

Fireplace covers are an important part of your fireplace. A fireplace cover may be a simple design or

Small Living Room Design Rules to Break

You have doubtless read some of the many guides that list "rules" for small living room design. Having

How to Repair Cracks on Glass Fireplace Covers

Getting a crack in glass fireplace covers can be frustrating and unsightly. While fireplace covers made

Benefits of a Gas Fireplace Blower

There is a debate as to whether a gas fireplace blower adds to comfort levels. Most manufacturers claim

How to Replace the Zippers on Older Sofa Cushions

If your old sofa cushions have broken zippers, you don't have to discard them. Replacing the zippers

How to Re-Secure the Underside of a Piano Bench

A piano bench not only provides a comfortable seating area for the player, it can become a valuable storage

How to Secure a Corner Curio

A corner curio cabinet is a great way to display some of your treasured items. These cabinets are enclosed

How to Reinforce an Antique Armchair

An antique armchair can add beauty and charm to any room. Unfortunately, with time the chair can become

How to Buff Scratches Out of a Fireplace Grate

Over time a cast iron fireplace grate can get scratched and marred from the use of tools. For most people

Painting a Wall Border without Tape

Painting a wall border is often done using masking tape or painter's tape. However, tape contains adhesive

Fireplace Wall Brick Repair

Your fireplace may not be safe if it has broken or cracked bricks in the fireplace wall that will allow

How to Tile a Fireplace Wall

Tiling a fireplace wall will completely change the tone of a room. The process of upgrading to a tiled

7 Staining Dark Furniture Techniques

To ensure that all your wooden furniture is the same shade, you may wish to stain your dark furniture.

Painting a Wall in Your Kids Room: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you're painting a wall in your child's room or somewhere else in your home, proper technique

Adding an Element of Surprise in the Living Room

Most living rooms have about the same elements, and offer nothing really outstanding to newcomers and

Breaking Up a Sectional to Work in a Family Room

Sectional sofas are typically large pieces of furniture that dominate a space. If the sectional is being

Creative Ways to Add Warmth to a Family Room

A family room should be warm and inviting. After all, it is a space for relaxing and spending quality

Coffee Table

A coffee table is found in almost any home and topped with many items that the owner feels useful or

Ways to Decorate a Living Room with a Rustic Cabin Style

While you might not live in a cabin, you may still have a desire to decorate your living room in the