The Best Bath Towels

There’s nothing like getting out of a relaxing bath or refreshing shower and cocooning yourself in a luxe bath towel. But not all bath towels are created the same, and we can all agree that there are so many options out there. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorites, at all different price points, to help you choose the […]

The Best Coffee Tables for Any Style

Coffee tables don’t often drive the design of a room, but they can be a statement piece instead of an afterthought. Equally important as the style you choose, the shape and proportion of your coffee table will make sure it’s a functional team player in your living or sitting room. Here are 10 standouts to help start your search.   […]

Easy, Peasy Floating Shelves

  Remodeaholic These DIY floating shelves appear to “float” on the wall because the hardware is hidden from sight. They’re a little more complicated to build than a traditional wall shelf, but still a great project for a beginner builder. You can use these DIY floating shelves anywhere in your home from the bathroom to the living room. They make […]

Specialty Paint Series: Whiteboard Paint

This is the third in our quick series on specialty paints. See the others here and here Like chalkboard paint, whiteboard paint transforms any surface into a custom whiteboard (also called a dry-erase board). The paint hardens to a glossy white surface that you can write on using special dry-erase markers. This paint is a popular choice for offices, but […]

Specialty Paint Series: Chalk Paint

What kinds of specialty paints are out there, and what DIY projects can we use them for? We did some research, then found chalk, chalkboard, whiteboard, and magnetic paints and put them to the test. Read on for the details. Chalk Paint Not to be confused with the chalkboard paint. Chalk paint is an ultra-matte paint that gives a chalklike finish. It’s […]

Hardware that won’t break your budget

Sometimes a simple fix (changing out unappealing cabinet hardware in your kitchen, for instance) can make a dramatic impact. Here are four kitchens featuring four different brushed stainless cabinet pulls that look great but don’t cost a fortune.  Blond wood cabinets; brushed stainless steel knobs add a touch of glimmer and coordinate with the stainless appliances. Above: Amerock’s Stainless Steel Knob is […]

Custom is as custom does

We’ve told you before(and before, and before ) how much we love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components. We also hinted at ways you can add some design elements that will really make your kitchen shine. An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet fronts to pair with Ikea’s kitchen systems. With the bones of a kitchen from Ikea […]

Why We Love Ikea Kitchens

For remodelers looking to design a kitchen on a budget Ikea’s latest kitchen cabinet system is a savior. We here at Ringalevio are big fans and there’s lots of great examples that we’ll share with you in following posts. But for starters let us just tell you why we love them. And why you should too. First, Ikea Kitchens are […]

Wayfair vs Overstock

Spring is a season of new beginnings. By now, you must be ready to tackle shaking out the winter cobwebs and doing a bit of a refresh around your home. I’m not talking an extreme renovation and remodeling, but more like a decorating mini makeover with a new piece of furniture or lighting. Or even a seasonal swap of pillows, […]

Specialty Paint Series: Magnetic Paint

Magnetic paint is a primer with tiny iron particles mixed in. You can apply it to any wall, or to a wood or masonry surface. The primer is black, but you can add a latex topcoat in a color of your choice or paint over it with whiteboard or chalkboard paint for a dual-use board. How do I prepare the […]