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4/11/2021 6:00:57 AM -07:00

A kitchen eat-in area offers an inviting place to sit down for a casual meal that’s less formal than a dining room but more formal than a kitchen island. For the purposes of this article, an eat-in table means that when you’re having a meal, you’re facing your family or guests and...

4/11/2021 5:02:06 AM -07:00

The ritual of bathing has been used for health and relaxation since ancient times. Today, a relaxing bath is a simple pleasure still worth making time for. Here are ways to elevate this routine to an art with scents, salts, refreshing tubside sips and more.

4/11/2021 4:01:52 AM -07:00

One of the toughest parts of growing summer vegetables and fruits is deciding just what to grow. A good place to start is with the favorites, all of which have stood the test of time in edible gardens. Novice gardeners can begin with tried-and-true favorites, while those with more experience can experiment...

4/10/2021 6:02:04 AM -07:00

This Trending Now story features the most-saved patio photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2021.
As warmer months approach, optimizing an outdoor space for style and comfort is on many people’s minds. So we looked at the most-saved patio photos on Houzz so far in 2021 and came up

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4/10/2021 5:02:00 AM -07:00

Given the current global health crisis, it was perhaps not surprising that well-being was the overarching theme across the London edition of the 2021 Architect@Work Digital Summit. The summit, a series of six panel talks on different aspects of design, asked: How can architects and planners create spaces...

4/10/2021 4:01:13 AM -07:00

Your cabinet door style can be one of the most important factors in your kitchen’s new design. Not only are cabinet doors one of the most visible design elements in a kitchen, but they can also be one of the most expensive. From the elaborate to the simple, there’s a door style for every home design....

4/10/2021 3:01:14 AM -07:00

Bathrooms are so varied these days, you could say that anything goes. But behind the differing sizes and styles are some common design principles that point the way to success.

4/9/2021 6:01:13 AM -07:00

This Trending Now story features the most-saved bathroom photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2021.

4/9/2021 5:01:33 AM -07:00

Decluttering your home is a satisfying but time-consuming project. What you may not realize ahead of time is that sorting through your belongings can bring up a number of emotions, from guilt to nostalgia to feeling overwhelmed.
These emotions are a completely normal part of the decluttering

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4/8/2021 8:28:46 AM -07:00

Space was quite tight in this Boston-area family’s Garrison Colonial. So they hired architect Caitlin Struble to design an addition. Her design doubled the size of the kitchen, brought more light into the first floor and provided safer access to the backyard. After listening to how the busy family of...

4/7/2021 6:00:15 AM -07:00

When a Manhattan resident inherited a house in Garrison, New York, that was used as his family’s second home, he had ideas for the changes he wanted made. He hired the architects at Hudson Design Architecture D.P.C. to oversee the project. After the home was determined to be poorly built...

4/7/2021 5:01:29 AM -07:00

Summer is the height of gardening season. Farmer’s markets and roadside stands are filled with fresh produce, while home gardens are at the peak of production. It’s a time when eating fresh and healthy is easy and enticing.
To reach this stage, you need to start early — in late winter and early

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4/6/2021 6:01:31 AM -07:00

David and Elaine Greenwald’s master bathroom suffered from a serious case of the blahs. The second-floor space featured blinding white tile, an aging built-in jetted tub that took up way too much space and a soffit that loomed over the vanity. The couple lived with that arrangement for about 20 years...

4/6/2021 5:01:27 AM -07:00

The Palevsky residential complex in St. Petersburg, Russia, was originally constructed in 1925-28 to house factory workers. The owners of this apartment in the historic garden city inherited it from their grandmother and, though they had been living in Canada, decided to hold on to the property...

4/6/2021 4:01:15 AM -07:00

Freshening your house with a deep spring-cleaning right now can feel really good. If you’re ready to go beyond the basic vacuum-and-mop weekly clean, pick and choose from these 20 deep-cleaning tasks, and get ready to enjoy your sparkling clean house.

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4/5/2021 6:01:29 AM -07:00

Gates are the doors to your landscape and home. As such, they should be treated as design features in their own right. “A gate is somewhat mysterious, making you wonder what’s beyond it,” says fencing expert Deanne Clough of Clough...

4/5/2021 5:00:19 AM -07:00

Neutral tones of white, gray and beige continue to reign supreme when it comes to kitchen color trends. But I would argue that the next most popular color is blue. Whether channeling a tropical getaway with a vibrant watery blue or keeping it classic with navy, there are many shades of blue to...

4/5/2021 4:01:52 AM -07:00

If you are a first-time homeowner or have recently moved to a new area, establishing relationships with the pros you’ll be calling on time and again for regular maintenance — and unexpected repairs — is essential for the long-term well-being of your home. Read through this list of eight home pros...

4/4/2021 6:02:13 AM -07:00

This Trending Now story features the most-saved kitchen photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2021.

Any snapshot of popular kitchen photos is bound to feature a wide range of styles and features. And the following countdown of the
most-saved kitchen photos so far in 2021

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4/4/2021 5:02:03 AM -07:00

There are plenty of reasons to grow a tree in a large container. For urban gardens and those with little outdoor space, a potted tree can make a small terrace feel more like a garden and, if you plant a fig or lemon, provide you with fruit as well. In larger gardens, potted trees add drama with their...

4/4/2021 4:01:23 AM -07:00

Thinking back to my childhood home, I remember the smells most vividly: the jasmine growing by the mailbox; the honeysuckle vines climbing the back fence; the clean, simple scent of baby bubble bath; even the subtle background scent of polished wood floors. Scent tends to be more closely tied to memories...

4/3/2021 6:01:14 AM -07:00

When a couple with two young kids stepped into the backyard of their home in Denver, there wasn’t much enticing them to stay outside. “It was just a yard with one long deck across the whole back of the house, and there were no defined spaces,” says landscape designer Ashley Stevens.
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4/3/2021 12:01:04 AM -07:00

After we muddled through what was a particularly bleak winter in some regions, finally being able to greet spring is a genuine pleasure. Here are 15 ideas for welcoming spring into your home from bringing nature in to digging in the garden beds.

4/2/2021 6:01:30 AM -07:00

Dining at home has looked a bit different for many people this past year. Formal get-togethers gave way to casual meals with family members. But a return to at-home dinner parties might be on the horizon for some. For inspiration in getting your space prepared for when that time comes, consider these...

4/2/2021 5:02:20 AM -07:00

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, senior editor Mitchell Parker talks about trends happening now in the world of engineered countertops and other surfaces. These surfaces are made from compressed and heated particles of quartz, glass, porcelain and other materials....

4/2/2021 4:01:56 AM -07:00

Whether you’re tackling a bathroom remodel with the help of a bathroom designer, architect or contractor,...

4/1/2021 6:02:16 AM -07:00

This New Jersey couple’s kitchen was in decent enough shape, but after a few years with three young kids running around, they realized the space wasn’t supporting their active lifestyle. The standard maple cabinets, beige backsplash tile, granite countertops and large square tile flooring didn’t fit...

4/1/2021 5:02:33 AM -07:00

With lengthening days and milder temperatures in many parts of the country, April is a wonderful time to freshen up the home inside and out. To get sparkling windows, a clutter-free garage and more, here are 16 tasks to make the most of the first full month of spring.

3/31/2021 6:00:10 AM -07:00

This Trending Now story features the most-saved home office photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2021.
An office area has long been essential to any home. It’s a command center for managing schedules, checking email (and regular mail) and catching up on work. And for many people, working

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3/31/2021 5:01:24 AM -07:00

Whether your aim is to grow your own cut flowers, have fresh herbs for cooking or create a full-blown backyard mini farm, you have plenty of options to make your garden space a bit more productive, even if it’s just a sunny windowsill. Take a look at the following ideas, which range from starting new...