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
“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.
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
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-alikesJulie 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
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.