How We Prep & Plan Before Starting A Project


Here’s the whole sordid process of how we get from before to after- namely by saving our pennies, taking time to really think about how we use the room, and moving slowly and steadily towards the goal with simple and do-able tasks that keep us motivated.

Gail’s Design Dilemma


Gail’s living room is about to get a major overhaul thanks to a mood board makeover with glammy touches and a hotel-chic vibe that will turn her boxy and bare apartment into something special.

House Crashing: Gorgeous & Green Digs


Cindy and Robert graciously opened their home to us and we happily traipsed through with our camera in tow. Here are all the amazing and eco-friendly features that they added to keep their amazing home earth-friendly and gorgeously green.

A Few Big Wet Sponsor Kisses

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We’re serving up a heartfelt thank you to the four sidebar sponsors who keep Young House Love up and running! We really appreciate their support (they literally keep the lights on here at Casa Petersik) so we’d love to introduce you to them and their fabulous wares.

How To Paint Wood Paneling


Tons of people have written to request a step-by-step guide to painting wood paneling so we’re here to deliver the lowdown. It’s one of the easiest ways to transform your room in an afternoon (and on the cheap) so get ready to do the happy dance because there’s virtually no skill or mind-numbing concentration required. Just look at what a little bit of primer, paint and elbow grease did for our den: Oh paint, you’re the peanut butter to our jelly. Here’s the play by play for anyone who’s ready to say goodbye paneling (this works for either the real stuff of the thin “fake stuff”): Step 1: Give Em’ The Brush Off. Fill any