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Mitchell Parker
January 31, 2015 4
There’s just something about a farmhouse kitchen that gets people’s attention....
There’s just something about a farmhouse kitchen that gets people’s attention. And not in the way, say, a supermodern kitchen might turn your head. The raw materials, simplistic design and old-world vibe that farmhouse kitchens exude seem to have...
Your Garden Is Stirring — Here's What to Do in February
Susan Haynes | January 31, 2015 8
Warming temperatures in the western U.S. are calling for delicious garden additions like artichokes, blackberries and persimmons. For those still with snow-covered gardens, enjoy some indoor planting while planning for spring. In the American Southwest,...
You Said It: ‘This House Is Keeping It Real’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | January 30, 2015 2
This week on Houzz, I got really distracted. Stories that rounded up some of the most popular houses and kitchens we’ve toured occupied my thoughts for hours. I so enjoyed checking out what you enjoy, and was delighted by the wide variety shown...
9 Things New Homeowners Know to Be True
Victoria Harrison | January 30, 2015 21
You’ve secured the mortgage, you’ve got the keys, and you’ve sent out the new-address notices. Congratulations and welcome to your new home! The hard work is over, right? Well, no. A new phase is about to begin, and it will be familiar to anyone...
If You Could Choose One Dream Space ...
Emily Hutchinson | January 30, 2015 7
Getting back into the grind of work life after a relaxing holiday can be tricky. While the computer screen begs for your undivided attention, you may find yourself gazing off into the distance dreaming about that space where you can indulge in a little...
10 Essential Wildflowers for the U.S. Central Plains
Benjamin Vogt | January 30, 2015 6
Gardening in the central Plains can be both tricky and quite easy. We’re faced with two realities: wind and annual temperatures ranging from around -40 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants have to be able to bend and not break, and so do our gardens...
Shop Houzz: The Velvet Touch
Houzz | January 30, 2015
Velvet is popping up everywhere, from plush perches in the living room to cozy headboards for slumber. And here’s a little secret: While velvet looks and feels oh so luxe and decadent, it’s a smart upholstery choice when you have pets (especially...
Kitchen of the Week: Modern Update for a Midcentury Gem
Becky Harris | January 30, 2015 17
“Decorate all you want, but it’s important to live in a space for a while before a major renovation so that you can figure out exactly what you need,” advises interior designer Debra Szidon. After moving from the Boston area to the East Bay area...
14 Gardens Straight Out of Fairy Tales
Luisa Rollenhagen | January 30, 2015 23
In fairy tales, gardens and forests are the playgrounds of princesses, fairies, witches and mythical creatures. Take a moment to step away from the everyday and wander these beautiful and dreamy garden landscapes, which evoke the classic stories and settings...
How to Plan a Kitchen That Extends Outside
Sarah Nolen | January 29, 2015 18
My clients are always asking me how to create that mysterious seamless connection between an indoor and outdoor kitchen, and vice versa. You may be thinking, “What on earth does that even mean? Does it mean I always leave my doors open? Or fill...
10 Fresh-Brewed Ideas to Steal From Your Local Café
Kate Unsworth | January 29, 2015 19
I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves heading to my favorite local café on the weekend — partly for the food and company, but also for that cool café decor, buzz and vibe. Cafés have an ambience that’s conducive to eating, drinking, chatting,...
Shop Houzz: Mod Magazine Storage
Houzz | January 29, 2015 2
Even in this digital age, there’s something we love about curling up with a new magazine. The challenge is taming magazine clutter. Create a designated place for issues you want to keep, and make a plan to purge after a certain date to prevent overflow....
20 Creative and Colorful DIY Ideas for Kids’ Spaces
Laura Gaskill | January 29, 2015 6
Looking for an alternative to cartoon character decor? There are tons of ways to put a personal stamp on a kids’ space, and they don’t need to be costly. From a bunk-bed fort to wall art, these projects and ideas are sure to get your creative juices...
How to Hire a Landscape Architect
Falon Mihalic | January 29, 2015 4
You see all of the breathtaking gardens on Houzz and cruise the portfolio pages of landscape architects while dreaming about the possibilities for your own landscape. Landscape architects have many different styles and approaches, diverse backgrounds...
15 Design Tips to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom
Mitchell Parker | January 29, 2015 20
Pop quiz: What’s the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much does a basic bathroom remodel cost? And how do you pick out the right vanity? If your answers to these questions are some combination of “What?” “Huh?” and “Um …...
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