Here at Remodelista, we take a high/low approach to design and remodeling: Splurge here, save there. Now that it’s fall, the desire to tear up our rooms has hit us yet again. And so we’re delving into cost-conscious solutions this week. Join us for a celebration of standout design and remodeling ideas that are irresistibly affordable.
- Corinne Gilbert’s doorknob alternative with a bell. See her French bohemian Brooklyn townhouse in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home.
- Some of the best finds for our own homes come from vintage and secondhand sources. Later today in Editor’s Picks, Dalilah rounds up our favorite websites for affordable furniture–Julie has her eye on these Thonet chairs that are just like the ones around her dining table.
- In Tuesday’s DIY & Remodeling post, Justine presents 10 zero-cost, room-changing improvements. Something like a wardrobe edit, these design tips and are all about using what you’ve got to full advantage. Photograph by Justine Hand.
- On Wednesday, stay tuned for an inspired Reader Rehab, a DIY kitchen remodel (new paneling and backsplash, included) for less than $500.
- In Thursday’s Domestic Science posts, we tour a compact, second-floor laundry room that uses a barn door and Ikea drying racks to full advantage. And we also take a look at old-fashioned, handmade laundry pins that have us getting out our own whittling knives.
- Our favorite new hangout in Brooklyn features a budget-minded design by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects, a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory. Read about it in Restaurant Visit.
- Pulltab Design, another member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, is this weekend’s Architect Is In. The firm’s principals will be on standby to answer questions about their Tribeca loft design and its 21st-century Shaker kitchen.