Standout Ceilings Give Rooms a Lift (9 photos)

Ceiling treatments can be a fantastic way to reinvigorate a room. Take these eight spaces — each has a special ceiling that serves as a focal point and brings together the room’s decor. Together, they show that a well-considered ceiling treatment can be the star attraction in any size or type of room....

Want to Rent Out Your Basement? 6 Questions to Ask (8 photos)

With real estate prices high in many areas of North America, renting out part of your home could be an appealing way to help cover your mortgage. And if you’ve got a basement, it could offer great rental income potential. But first you need to size up your basement to see if it has what it takes to become...

7 Ways to Create Open Pantry Space (9 photos)

In my opinion, one of the most contentious kitchen design ideas in recent years has to be open shelving. Some people love the way open shelves break up the wall and showcase pottery, art or a nice set of dishes. Others detest the extra dusting, and the potential for clutter, that open shelves involve....