Recent Bedroom Articles

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Basement Remodel? Don't Forget the Egress Window!

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 17, 2014

There are so many good reasons to remodel your basement -- more usable room, additional privacy, increased resale value, and energy efficiency, to name just a few. The best part is...

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A Victorian Home Mystery Solved

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 11, 2013

I encountered a rather delightful article this morning on a common mystery in Victorian homes: what exactly ARE those little rooms at the top of the stairs? They seem too small to be...

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Attic Remodels Increase Value, Square Footage

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 15, 2013

If your house feels a little cramped for your needs, there are a wide variety of solutions to the problem. You could move around some walls inside to use the space more efficiently,...

Is your bed hot? How to sleep cooler

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Aug 06, 2013

It's mid-summer and we've had some hot, humid nights here in New York City. The heat broke last week, but most probably we're in for another heat wave before the summer is through....

Hard-surface furniture, no clutter, washable area rug: This room is easy to keep low in allergens. (Photo: poligonchik/istock)

Allergy-proof Your Bedroom

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 08, 2013

Though we're not awake during most of the time that we spend in our bedrooms, most folks spend more hours in their bedrooms than in any other room of the house. Bedrooms can be full...

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Three Ways to Make Your Guest Room Just Like a Fine Inn

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 21, 2013

The words "house guest" usually conjure up feelings of privacy being invaded, coffee cups being left on the table, and the bathroom being unavailable when you need it most. That's why...

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DIY Headboard Ideas Using Recycled Materials

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 21, 2013

Nobody can doubt the economy of a simple metal bead frame, with a box-spring and mattress. The downside to this classic bed is that there is no headboard. Of course, an intrepid DIY-er...

Framed art, hip linens and good lighting make this dorm room attractive. (Photo: Jeff.Dlouhy/Flickr creative commons)

An Interior Designer's Tips for Dorm Room Decorating

Posted by Linda Merrill | Sep 14, 2012

In 1900, a pair of freshly minted prep school graduates Frank Roosevelt and Lathrop Brown moved into a suite of rooms in the famous Adams House at Harvard. The future President of the...