32 home design hacks you have to see


Overhauling your living spaces? There’s no need to bring in a designer to revamp your home: we’ve got all the tips and tricks of the trade to transform your interior into something special. From brightening dark corners and breathing new life into old décor to creating heritage charm in a new house, scroll or click through to discover the best home design hacks out there…


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thyssenkrupp Elevator reaches topping-out milestone on exterior structure of 420-foot-tall test tower in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator has completed construction on the exterior of its 420-foot-tall Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC), which will be home to the tallest elevator test tower in the Western Hemisphere, as the building reached its topping-out point today at The Battery Atlanta.

The milestone brings the vertical transportation leader one step closer to completion of its new North American headquarters. The three-building headquarters will also include the adjacent

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Talk Carpet takes design aficionados on monthly virtual design trips

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Talk Carpet magazine issue 3 with design focus on Belgium

Talk Carpet magazine issue 3 with design focus on Belgium

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As work from home remains the norm and international borders remain primarily closed, Talk Carpet continues to innovate by taking interior design enthusiasts on virtual design trips. The

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Recycled drink cans decorate exterior of Daily Paper’s first US store

Over 13,000 flattened aluminium cans decorate the facade of Dutch fashion label Daily Paper’s inaugural shop in the US, which has opened in Manhattan, New York.



a close up of a street in front of a building: Recycled cans cover Daily Paper store in New York


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Recycled cans cover Daily Paper store in New York

The two-storey Daily Paper store spans 1,140 square feet (106 square metres) and occupies a prominent corner building in Manhattan’s Lower Eastside.



a city street in front of a building: The Daily Paper store occupies a corner plot in Manhattan's Lower East Side


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The Daily Paper store occupies a corner plot in Manhattan’s

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Suspect in Oxfordshire murder in hospital with serious injuries | UK news

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man, who is in hospital with serious injuries, on suspicion of the murder of a woman whose body was discovered at a National Trust estate.

Thames Valley police found the body in woodland on the Watlington Hill estate, Oxfordshire, just before 6pm on Friday. The victim was in her 60s and was known to the suspect, police added.

The arrested man was detained after he was found “naked and bleeding”

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Zephyr Partners with House Beautiful on 2020 Whole Home Concept House

Celebrating the third and biggest year yet, the Whole Home Concept House brings bolder and smarter design to one of the country’s hottest markets just outside Denver. A modern take on slowed-down living, the home is based in an eco-friendly community and reconnects with the natural world. From accessible farm-to-table food sources to unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains, the Whole Home Concept House delivers on all fronts — without sacrificing comfort or style.

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Add hints of autumn to decor

Autumn in the Las Vegas Valley is an odd time when desert dwellers make statements about enjoying “cool” weather that may wander into the 80s or 90s; meanwhile, the rest of the country grapples with temperatures that brush up against freezing point. With our version of “cool” weather officially here, many of us yearn for that true autumn feel experienced, say, in Chicago, New York or somewhere else in the Midwest or East Coast.

“There’s

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Commercial Interior Designers are Driving Innovation for Workplace Safety, Health and Equity During a Time of Pandemic and Civil Rights Activism

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IIDA Northern California, the professional association for the region’s commercial interior designers, is grappling with how today’s monumental issues affect our work and public spaces. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice and climate change have major implications for how to make commercial spaces safe, functionally efficient and aesthetically rich.

“At IIDA, we believe commercial interior design plays a key role in promoting the health, safety and welfare of

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The Day – How to remove mildew from your home’s exterior

Homeowners want their residences to look inviting inside and out. Part of keeping an attractive property involves addressing issues that can compromise not only the appearance of a home, but even its integrity.

People who live in regions with high humidity may find their homes are vulnerable to exterior mildew growth. Mildew is a kind of mold. Molds include all species of microscopic fungi that grow in the form of hyphae, which are multicellular filaments,

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Bushwick Row House With Glam Interior, Mantels Asks $1.489 Million

The straightforward Neo-Grec exterior of this Bushwick row house hides a rather exuberant interior. The 20-foot-wide house at 930 Bushwick Avenue is one of seven built in 1882.

Real Estate records show that all of the two-story houses in the row constructed by owner and builder Thomas Donahue were designed by architect M.J. Morrill, whose work can also be found in Park Slope and Bed Stuy. No. 930 lost its stoop sometime before the circa

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Interior Design Darling Lists Her Dallas Disney Streets Home

If we had a dollar for every time someone with local celeb status listed a home in Dallas, we could all quit our day jobs. However, this listing is different. Featured on HGTV’s Design Star, interior designer Leslie Ezelle is showcasing the most exciting reveal to date—the listing of her personal home in Dallas’s Disney Streets. And why should you care? The only thing a designer puts more passion into than her clients’ homes

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8 Designers Share Where They Most Miss Traveling

Ask any creative where they look for inspiration, and you’re likely to hear a common source: Travel. For many interior designers, there’s no better way to expand a creative repertoire (plus, discover new sources!) than exploring new places and soaking in the art, customs, colors, and natural surroundings. Of course, the past year has put travel plans for nearly all of us on hold—and just as the Design Leadership Network, a group of top interior

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Ryan Serhant’s Home: See NYC Townhouse Exterior

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As soon as Ryan Serhant set foot in a certain 7,670-square-foot townhouse in Brooklyn, he knew he had to have it… but he wanted to make just a few tweaks.

After buying the property in 2018, the Million Dollar

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Chicago Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Gold Coast mansion lists for $18.75 million, the highest current residential asking price in Chicago

    Philanthropist John Jordan listed the six-bedroom Gold Coast mansion for $18.75 million, the most expensive listing in Chicago at present.

  • Private buyer paying $14.4 million for 2 acres of lakefront land in Winnetka park deal

    A private buyer used a trust to buy 2 acres of lakefront land in Winnetka, trading the park district to unite properties.

  • Fair housing groups accuse Redfin of digital redlining, limiting services in minority areas including Chicago’s South Side

    Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities, including Chicago’s South

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This furniture design doubling as a home gym is the perfect fit for your home interiors!

Working out in your own home can get overwhelming. Crowded spaces and clunky machinery are eyesores in any space. It seems the only available workout equipment on the market today caters to those who already have space, money, and time for a separate home gym altogether, so putting a big treadmill in the middle of the living room isn’t even part of the question. Hannah Fink, a designer with Pratt Institute, constructed The Groove in

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The Halloween decoration at one California home are so realistic that even firefighters thought it was on fire



a blender sitting on top of a fire: Carmen and Travis Long's fake house fire is based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at nearby Disneyland but since putting it on display on 3 October, Riverside Fire Department received five different calls from concerned passers-by. Getty Images


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Carmen and Travis Long’s fake house fire is based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at nearby Disneyland but since putting it on display on 3 October, Riverside Fire Department received five different calls from concerned passers-by. Getty Images

  • Since the fake house fire was put up on the Pirates of the Caribbean display on 3 October, Riverside Fire Department has received several calls from concerned passers-by.
  • They now let the
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Sheraspace redefining interior design in Dhaka

The firm’s aim has been to make availing high-quality interior design services for the city dwellers

Sheraspace, a prop-tech interior design firm, seeks to promote interjecting intricacies of Bangladeshi culture and heritage into modern interior design styles while providing high-quality interior design services for the residents of Dhaka.

The firm came into being to reformulate the service of interior designing upon realising the gravity of humanising one’s dwelling.

Since its inception, the firm’s aim has

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landscaping sets the tone for a home

First one in can have its perks but not necessarily when it comes to new home landscaping.



a stone building: Creating a terraced effect in Ian Ball's front yard works well for rain flow, and the artificial turf reduces the watering requirements. COURTESY SALISBURY LANDSCAPING


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Creating a terraced effect in Ian Ball’s front yard works well for rain flow, and the artificial turf reduces the watering requirements. COURTESY SALISBURY LANDSCAPING

It can get tricky when you’re landscaping one of the first houses in a new neighbourhood, officials say. If it’s really dry and the wind picks up, dirt

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Shop the show homes’ looks through Qualico’s Design Q

Three new home builders are making all the furniture and accessories in their show homes available for purchase to anyone — whether they buy a home or not.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: Design Q offers for sale the furnishings seen in show homes by Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes and StreetSide Developments.


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Design Q offers for sale the furnishings seen in show homes by Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes and StreetSide Developments.

Qualico builders Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes and StreetSide Developments are selling the carefully curated show home pieces through Design Q, Qualico’s design centre.

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Home’s over-the-top Halloween decorations incite numerous calls to police from neighbors

A Dallas, Texas home owner’s Halloween decorations are so realistic – they look like a crime scene and unamused observers have called the police many times.

Steven Novak, an artist in East Dallas, fully admits being extremely passionate about Halloween, much to the chagrin of his neighbors and the Dallas Police Department.

Reported by the Dallas Observer, Novak said, “I’ve always been up to hijinks like flying ghosts or 7-foot tall snow sculptures of myself,

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