Design & Decor

Decorated living room in home.

Decorating Tips to Improve the Look of Your Home

Watch this video for eight great interior design tips—including how to blend paint colors in a room and arrange accessories—to give your home a whole new look, along with DIY projects to put what you learned into practice.

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Danny Lipford standing in front of the completed Kuppersmith project renovation

Kuppersmith Home Renovation Project 13: Before and After Tour

The Kuppersmith home renovation project follows the extensive renovation of a two-story, Tudor style home built in 1926 in Mobile, Alabama. In the last of our 13-part series, we take you on a before and after tour of the complete and furnished home—both inside and out.

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Danny Lipford in front of the Kuppersmith house.

Kuppersmith Home Renovation Project 1: Planning

The Kuppersmith home renovation project follows the extensive renovation of a two-story, Tudor style home built in 1926. In the first of our 13-part series, we examine the planning process for the restoration and addition to the house.

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Front porch on home for outdoor living.

Tips to Improve Outdoor Living for Your Home

Watch this video to find out how to take advantage of the great outdoors with tips on how to create or enhance outdoor rooms and porches on your home, including ideas for rooftop living, folding patio doors, and acid staining a concrete porch floor or patio.

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Completed child's bedroom makeover with Murphy bed and built-in shelves.

Colorful Child’s Bedroom Makeover for Your Home

What younger member of your family wouldn’t go gaga over this colorful child’s bedroom makeover with fold-down Murphy bed, built-in bookcase, dresser, closet shelves, crown molding, and more. Watch this video to see how it was done.

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Jackie Kalin of Valparaiso, Indiana, contest winner for projects under $5,000.

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Challenge Winners 2009

Watch this video to see the winning entries in the 2009 Home Improvement Challenge contest, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens magazine. From home additions and renovations to remodeled kitchens and baths, see the creative approaches the winners took to improve their homes.

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Danny Lipford standing in front of eco-friendly green home.

How to Build an Eco-Friendly Green Home

Watch this video to see what goes into building an eco-friendly, energy efficient home. We’ll show you what it means to go green, from using recycled materials and eco-friendly landscaping to the advantages of geothermal heat pumps and foam insulation.

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Bedroom of decorating winner.

Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Challenge Winners 2008

Watch this video to see the winning entries in the 2008 Home Improvement Challenge contest, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens magazine. From decorating and outdoor improvements to kitchens and baths, you’ll find some inspiring ideas to improve your home.

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