Weekend Makeovers

A few simple changes can yield big results. Our room-by-room guide features done-in-a-day makeovers you can easily tackle in a weekend.

10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch

Our motto: Never waste a view. Here's how to create a dreamy porch that's all about taking in the scenery and feeling the breeze

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10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch: Outdoor Rug
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Soften Up

Make your porch barefoot friendly with an outdoor rug made of durable polypropylene, which withstands sun and salt water. A tufted variety is gentle on toes and looks fancy enough for the indoors, too!

Buy it: Sphinx Caspian Rug, from $31, Oriental Weavers; wayfair.com.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey