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10/30/2020 6:01:22 AM -07:00

If your goal is to create a light and airy kitchen, light wood cabinets should be a top consideration. Light wood brings a subtle warmth, and its soft tone works beautifully with crisp or creamy whites. Plus, wood cabinets can work with almost any kitchen style. Here are four examples.

10/30/2020 5:00:53 AM -07:00

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, architect Lesley Cotton gives a virtual tour of her custom home in Oxford, England. Double-height windows flood the main living spaces with natural...

10/30/2020 4:01:34 AM -07:00

Most of us dream of having a vast, spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower, two sinks and maybe even a decadent chaise just for lounging between soaks. Well, whether you live that dream or not, you can make your bathroom live up to its full potential by using these strategies to give it a larger...

10/29/2020 6:01:22 AM -07:00

This kitchen in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood needed a refresh. The kitchen, dining room and living room are all part of one open loft space. Interior designer Tamara Hubinsky described the existing kitchen as “a dark anchor that was dragging the whole space down.” Dark wood cabinets, a low ceiling...

10/29/2020 5:00:54 AM -07:00

Lights in the landscape create light pollution that adversely affects nocturnal animals and migratory birds. Many animals rely on darkness as part of their habitat and behavior, and lights at night can disrupt their natural cycles. A concept called dark sky lighting is a movement to reduce light pollution...

10/28/2020 6:01:07 AM -07:00

Professional home organizing is once again on home television and computer screens, thanks to the release of Get Organized With The Home Edit on Netflix. Have you watched the series?
In it, organizing duo Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin tackle projects at the homes of celebrities

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10/28/2020 5:00:48 AM -07:00

There are endless ways to decorate a bedroom, but the room should above all encourage relaxation and sleep. A good night’s sleep is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. In working with my clients over the years and listening to their feedback, I’ve found that following these 10 tips is...

10/27/2020 6:01:19 AM -07:00

Houzz turns 10 this October. To celebrate the milestone, we chatted with some of our earliest adopters, the design and construction pros who’ve been with Houzz from the start. For a decade, these pros have inspired our community of home design enthusiasts. They’ve uploaded photos of their...

10/27/2020 5:01:15 AM -07:00

The first decision this San Diego-area couple made regarding their forever home was to buy a one-story house next door to their daughter and her family. The second was to hire interior designer Danielle Perkins to help them renovate the house in a way that would allow them to age in place gracefully....

10/27/2020 4:01:08 AM -07:00

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, designer Robert Jamieson takes viewers through a few spaces in his renovated 1968 home in suburban Philadelphia. He highlights several details that make...

10/26/2020 6:00:57 AM -07:00

We put out the call recently for Houzz readers to share their Halloween style, and the responses were spirited. From friendly ghosts to giant spiders, decorated shrubs to ghoulish creatures playing...

10/26/2020 5:01:00 AM -07:00

Anyone who has built or renovated a kitchen is familiar with the anxiety that comes with having to make many important decisions in a short amount of time. Educating yourself about your options beforehand can help cut down on some of that stress. Here, we take a look at sinks — specifically the choices...

10/26/2020 4:00:59 AM -07:00

You have hired a landscape design pro and had an initial site meeting, during which you walked the property and discussed priorities, a budget and a project timeline. Now the pro is coming over to present your property’s concept design. Many clients don’t know what to expect in this early stage of design....

10/25/2020 6:01:12 AM -07:00

Since Houzz’s debut, more than 20 million photos of professionally designed homes and yards have been uploaded to the website and app, providing endless design inspiration. We wanted to know which ones readers love the most. So to mark Houzz’s 10th anniversary this month, we asked readers to share...

10/25/2020 5:00:51 AM -07:00

In fall my town holds leaf collection days, when homeowners (or their landscape services) blow or rake fallen leaves off their properties into big piles in the streets. Later a truck comes and vacuums them away. What I see being vacuumed up are dollar bills, the money these homeowners will spend next...

10/25/2020 4:01:21 AM -07:00

Opposites attract, but that doesn’t always make life easy. If one of you is a neat freak and the other, well, less so, resentment can soon start to simmer. Before you know it, the wet towel on the bed, those discarded socks next to the laundry hamper or that ever-present clutter by the front door can...

10/24/2020 5:01:01 AM -07:00

Partway through a home restoration, the owner of this property at the foot of the Hollywood Hills turned her attention to the outdoors, hiring landscape designer Akiko Komori of Yard Maven to help transform her backyard. “The homeowner envisioned a peaceful respite filled with lush greenery where she...

10/24/2020 4:01:06 AM -07:00

Have you ever sat in your favorite chair and looked out the window, only to see streaks and smears? Or looked out the kitchen window, only to see a community of spiders and bugs all over your screens? Windows can be a challenge to clean. But here are nine tips, trick and tools to help you clean your...

10/23/2020 6:00:52 AM -07:00

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, interior designer Martha O’Hara takes viewers inside her Minneapolis home. O’Hara has been on Houzz for nearly a decade, and...

10/23/2020 5:00:56 AM -07:00

Looking 10 years into the past can be disorienting, which is why few of us make it a habit to pull out our high school yearbooks. The groans of “What was I thinking?” can overwhelm the senses. But sometimes you see something from long ago that still feels fresh and relevant today.
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10/23/2020 4:00:58 AM -07:00

Even in mild climates, most of us get far more use from our outdoor furniture in the spring and summer than in chillier times of year. You can extend the use of your patio furniture and outdoor rooms into the colder months with a few practical tips, including what materials to look for if you’re investing...

10/22/2020 6:01:11 AM -07:00

After six years of living with their kitchen, Garrett Keck and Carolyn Maxfield Keck had a good idea of what they didn’t like about it. The cabinets were aging and didn’t hold much. The square-tile floor was out of date and the grout dirty. The refrigerator jutted into the traffic flow.
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10/22/2020 5:00:52 AM -07:00

Although we all love to drool over images of gorgeous designer bathrooms, we may not have the budget to go all out when the time comes to spruce up our own washrooms. But that doesn’t mean your remodel has to be generic and uninspired. There are many ways to get a high-end look without a...

10/21/2020 10:14:32 AM -07:00

The master bathroom has many important functions, including serving as a place where people get ready for the day and prepare for bed. Homeowners remodeling their master bathroom these days are choosing vanity, sink and mirror features that could make that daily routine just a bit easier, according to...

10/21/2020 3:01:07 AM -07:00

The design of a house can have a profound effect on how we feel, but we often attribute this to aesthetics. In fact, it’s about so much more. Good design should enhance our experience of a space, and the way a room looks is almost the icing on the cake. Here are 10 key tips for achieving...

10/20/2020 6:01:00 AM -07:00

This Trending Now story features the most-saved bathroom photos uploaded to Houzz in summer 2020.

10/20/2020 5:01:01 AM -07:00

If you’ve been spending more time in your home and yard this year and considering ways to improve them, you’re not alone. Homeowners tackling projects are helping the residential remodeling industry prosper amid a challenging year. In fact, business is booming and back to pre-pandemic levels for design...

10/20/2020 4:00:56 AM -07:00

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, editor Mitchell Parker shares design tips from pros on Houzz for saving space and creating style in a small bathroom. See if a curbless shower, a light color palette, large furniture-style pieces and other design strategies can help expand your compact space.

10/19/2020 6:01:01 AM -07:00

We’ve always turned to our homes for comfort and relaxation. The same is true for our outdoor spaces, which can also provide fresh air, natural views and more living area.
These four makeovers show how underused, neglected yards can become outdoor retreats that invite the homeowners

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10/19/2020 5:01:30 AM -07:00

The large surfaces in a master bathroom — including its walls and floors, both inside and outside the shower — have a major impact on the room’s design. A bright accent wall can create a focal point in a room, while textured tile in neutral tones can add visual interest to a shower.
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