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10 Kitchen Islands That Feature Banquette Seating (10 photos)

10 Kitchen Islands That Feature Banquette Seating (10 photos)

While kitchen islands are among the most popular hangout spots in homes, their typical counter stool seating isn?t always the best layout for conversation. The designers of these 10 kitchens incorporated banquette seating into the islands to promote...
general decoration - 2019-08-21 19:11:48
9 Inspiring Gardens Gain Privacy and Screening With Plants (11 photos)

9 Inspiring Gardens Gain Privacy and Screening With Plants (11 photos)

Whether you?re living with neighbors close by, have less-than-ideal views or are looking for more privacy anywhere in your yard, hedges and screening plants can be major problem solvers. When it comes to choosing the right hedge plant for the job,...
general decoration - 2019-08-20 19:10:40
Bathroom of the Week: Wavy Tile and a Japanese Soaking Tub (8 photos)

Bathroom of the Week: Wavy Tile and a Japanese Soaking Tub (8 photos)

Looking to create a post-workout spa retreat in their refinished basement, a Maryland couple hired designer Meghan Browne to come up with a functional layout with a Zen-like vibe. Browne responded by relocating the laundry facilities to another area...
general decoration - 2019-08-20 19:10:40


Before and After: 5 Kitchen Makeovers in 225 Square Feet or More (15 photos)

Before and After: 5 Kitchen Makeovers in 225 Square Feet or More (15 photos)

No matter your kitchen?s size, there?s a way to set it up well for both beauty and function. The following makeovers of five kitchens ? which range from 225 square feet to 400 square feet ? show how a remodel can really make a kitchen work better...
general decoration - 2019-08-20 19:10:40
Elegant Boston Backyard Serves Up Style and Year-Round Enjoyment (13 photos)

Elegant Boston Backyard Serves Up Style and Year-Round Enjoyment (13 photos)

Designed to draw a family of four outside, where they frequently host friends and visiting family, this Boston-area backyard maximizes outdoor living opportunities. Outdoor spaces ? including a pool, outdoor kitchen, bar, dining area, fire pit...
general decoration - 2019-08-20 19:10:40
Decorating Master Class: 10 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them (19 photos)

Decorating Master Class: 10 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them (19 photos)

If you?re scratching your head over why the decor in some of the spaces in your home leaves you feeling slightly underwhelmed, a remedy ? or at least an improvement ? may be just a few moves away. Whether it?s a bland room, a paint color you?re not...
general decoration - 2019-08-19 19:13:36
5 Ways With a 5-by-8-Foot Bathroom (28 photos)

5 Ways With a 5-by-8-Foot Bathroom (28 photos)

The most common bathroom size measures 5 by 8 feet ? enough room for a single sink, a toilet and a shower or shower-bathtub combination. You may think there isn?t much you can do with an area of this size. But you?d be wrong. Here, five projects...
general decoration - 2019-08-19 19:13:36
See How Just 1 Ingredient Can Jump-Start a Dazzling Fall Garden (13 photos)

See How Just 1 Ingredient Can Jump-Start a Dazzling Fall Garden (13 photos)

Imagine the impact of a pot of brightly blooming flowers set on your doorstep. The eye is immediately drawn to the color, skimming over other areas of the porch, perhaps not noticing details like peeling paint or steps in need of a sweep. In the...
general decoration - 2019-08-19 19:13:36


Your Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Kitchen (11 photos)

Your Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Kitchen (11 photos)

Whether you?re tackling a kitchen remodel with the help of a kitchen designer, architect or contractor,...
general decoration - 2019-08-19 19:13:36
A Small Backyard Haven With Secluded Seating (9 photos)

A Small Backyard Haven With Secluded Seating (9 photos)

How do you turn a thin patch of scrappy lawn into an inviting yard with multiple vistas" That was the task facing landscape designer Paul Richards, who created this magical haven in Lancashire, England.?The garden had been a very boring grass...
general decoration - 2019-08-18 19:09:31
Houzz Tour: Glass, Timbers and Angles Shape a Restored Wedge Home (14 photos)

Houzz Tour: Glass, Timbers and Angles Shape a Restored Wedge Home (14 photos)

What do you do with a drafty, compact, 50-year-old house with a tiny kitchen and rotting timbers" The answer for most people would be to tear it down and start over. But designer Bryn Davidson?s clients loved the slanted midcentury modern...
general decoration - 2019-08-18 19:09:31
See What Gives These Bathrooms Their Spa-Like Feel (12 photos)

See What Gives These Bathrooms Their Spa-Like Feel (12 photos)

My clients are always asking for a master bath that feels like a relaxing spa. After all, such a peaceful, pampering environment makes a great setting in which to prepare for the day or unwind from its stressors. People often are surprised to learn...
general decoration - 2019-08-18 19:09:31
How the Heck Do You Clean a Glass Shower Door" (12 photos)

How the Heck Do You Clean a Glass Shower Door" (12 photos)

Most people loathe household chores. But is any cleaning task more difficult to stick to than squeegeeing shower walls and doors after use" The squeegee rule, a seemingly reasonable request to reduce hard-water stains, mineral buildup and...
general decoration - 2019-08-18 19:09:31


11 Must-Haves in a Designer?s Dream Kitchen (14 photos)

11 Must-Haves in a Designer?s Dream Kitchen (14 photos)

In interior design, it?s important to think big: After all, in some projects you can?t get everything you want, but you should set the bar high to achieve a great result. But in your dream kitchen, you can have it all ? and more. Here I?ve compiled...
general decoration - 2019-08-18 19:09:31
10 Questions to Ask Before Sharing Your Home With Aging Parents (10 photos)

10 Questions to Ask Before Sharing Your Home With Aging Parents (10 photos)

Living with aging parents can help deepen your relationships, strengthen grandparent-grandkid bonds and offer peace of mind knowing your loved ones are well cared for. But opening up your home to your parents (or in-laws) isn?t always a sunny...
general decoration - 2019-08-18 19:09:31
Kitchen of the Week: Walnut Cabinets Channel Midcentury Style (7 photos)

Kitchen of the Week: Walnut Cabinets Channel Midcentury Style (7 photos)

A love of midcentury modern furniture and art kicked off the renovation of this young professional couple?s kitchen in Minneapolis. Designer Kimberly Herrick pulled from wood tones found in her clients? furniture collection in selecting beautiful...
general decoration - 2019-08-16 19:12:40
Find Products for Your Home on Houzz Using Visual Search (6 photos)

Find Products for Your Home on Houzz Using Visual Search (6 photos)

Imagine sitting in a coffee shop or hotel lobby, seeing a chair or light fixture you like and being able to find and buy that piece (or something similar) with only a few taps on your phone. With Visual Search, a feature on the Houzz app, you can...
general decoration - 2019-08-16 19:12:40
12 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger (18 photos)

12 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger (18 photos)

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...
general decoration - 2019-08-16 19:12:40
4 Kitchens With White Cabinets and a Wood Island (4 photos)

4 Kitchens With White Cabinets and a Wood Island (4 photos)

If you?re looking for a kitchen design that will last, you can?t go wrong with a palette of white and wood. The brightness of white assists in the focused task of cooking, and the wood helps warm the room while providing a durable finish that stands...
general decoration - 2019-08-16 19:12:40
Cool Down With 10 Stylish Ideas for Outdoor Ceiling Fans (11 photos)

Cool Down With 10 Stylish Ideas for Outdoor Ceiling Fans (11 photos)

If you live in a warm summer climate, adding a ceiling fan to your outdoor space can be the finishing touch for outdoor comfort. With a cooling breeze on demand, you?re likely to get more use out of a porch, patio or covered veranda in peak summer...
general decoration - 2019-08-15 19:13:20
5 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy (6 photos)

5 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy (6 photos)

Mature trees are a valuable commodity in the yard because they take a long time to establish and then become gorgeous specimens that provide shade and year-round benefit to wildlife. Protecting them by keeping them in great health is an effective...
general decoration - 2019-08-15 19:13:20
Houzz Tour: Urban Farmhouse With Many Rooms to Gather In (28 photos)

Houzz Tour: Urban Farmhouse With Many Rooms to Gather In (28 photos)

The owners of this home in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, wanted to improve both its style and its function. A previous addition to the back of the house had created a family room with too many windows ? ?I think it had 40,? says...
general decoration - 2019-08-15 19:13:20
Houzz Scholarship Applications Now Open (one photo)

Houzz Scholarship Applications Now Open (one photo)

Applications for the twice-yearly Houzz Scholarships are now open, with a new category for students studying the residential construction trades. This category is open to those who are pursuing trade certifications or associate of science degrees in...
general decoration - 2019-08-15 19:13:20
Design Through the Decades: The 1970s (28 photos)

Design Through the Decades: The 1970s (28 photos)

This series looks at the stories behind iconic designs from each decade, starting in 1900. This installment covers ergonomic chairs, waterbeds, shag rugs and more.Astronauts...
general decoration - 2019-08-14 19:09:43
Before and After: 5 Dramatic Bathroom Transformations (13 photos)

Before and After: 5 Dramatic Bathroom Transformations (13 photos)

Bathrooms are among the most popular rooms to remodel, according to Houzz research, and it?s fun to see the before-and-after transformations. The following five bathrooms, which range from 40 to 135 square feet, each got a dramatic makeover. Which...
general decoration - 2019-08-14 19:09:43
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