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Trending on Remodelista: Luxe on a Dime

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Trending on Remodelista: Luxe on a Dime

April 6, 2018

Anything you buy for your home should be well made and useful as well as beautiful—that’s a Remodelista mantra. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend more than you can afford on pricey items. See five of the Remodelista editors’ favorite stylish alternatives to expensive interior design.

High/Low Marble Hacks

For more, see A Two-Week, \$\1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design Student in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Photograph courtesy of Kristina Line and Anton Bak.
Above: For more, see A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design Student in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Photograph courtesy of Kristina Line and Anton Bak.

“Lately one high/low hack has been popping up everywhere we look: using bits and pieces of discarded or leftover marble around the house for a luxe look on a budget,” writes Annie, who rounds up 14 marble hacks in this week’s High/Low post.

Clean Sweep

See more in Steal This Look: An English Kitchen with a Rustic-Modern Edge.
Above: See more in Steal This Look: An English Kitchen with a Rustic-Modern Edge.

Sometimes little luxuries make all the difference—like a well-made, $40 broom that will last a lifetime and bring you pleasure with its quiet purposefulness every time you sweep the floor. See more in this week’s Steal This Look post.

Stoves that Won’t Break the Bank

An antique Wedgewood stove in a blogger’s Montana kitchen; see Kitchen of the Week: Rustic Chic on a Budget for more.
Above: An antique Wedgewood stove in a blogger’s Montana kitchen; see Kitchen of the Week: Rustic Chic on a Budget for more.

In this week’s Remodeling 101 post, Barbara goes beyond the debate over Gas vs. Electric to offer an encyclopedic guide to kitchen stoves and cooktops. Solid-top cooktop, smoothtop, induction—which one is right for you?

Ikea Look-alikes

 Designed by Hay for Ikea, the Ypperlig Coffee Table has a birch base and a dark gray epoxy/polyester-coated steel tray top; \$39.99.
Above: Designed by Hay for Ikea, the Ypperlig Coffee Table has a birch base and a dark gray epoxy/polyester-coated steel tray top; $39.99.
Julie spotted an uncanny similarity between Ikea’s new Ypperlig side table, designed by Danish duo Hay, and Design House Stockholm’s classic Tablo Tray Table (a longtime Remodelista favorite). The price difference between the two is $39.99 versus $335. See our High/Low post and tell us which table you prefer.

DIY Plywood Table

 Photograph by and courtesy of Heju.
Above: Photograph by and courtesy of Heju.

Paris architects Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann offer step-by-step instructions to make a tiled tabouret that they describe as “a small piece of furniture that will find its place on your balcony, in your garden, or your living room to give it a swimming-pool atmosphere.” See more in this week’s DIY post.

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