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Mitchell Parker
January 29, 2015
Pop quiz: What’s the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much does...
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 …...
My Houzz: Renovated 1912 Farmhouse Radiates Warmth and Charm
Kimberley Bryan | January 29, 2015 6
A little-known perk of being a firefighter is salvaging damaged homes’ materials that would otherwise be thrown away. At least this is what you do if you are Rich Smith, a firefighter and plumber, and you are reinventing a 1912 farmhouse for modern...
Shop Houzz: Mad About Marsala
Houzz | January 28, 2015 1
Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala, and it’s a departure from the bright hues that have been on top the past few years, such as purple, vibrant red and teal. Marsala is a muted brownish red —...
Great Design Plant: Chamaecyparis Pisifera ‘Curly Tops’
Jay Sifford | January 28, 2015 9
Most gardeners have, deeply buried somewhere in their minds, a list of attributes that their imaginary perfect plant would possess. For me it would be a plant that is versatile and easily grown to a manageable size; has blue foliage, incredible texture,...
The 20 Most Popular Kitchens on Houzz
Mitchell Parker | January 28, 2015 11
There’s little doubt that simple, all-white kitchens top a lot of homeowners’ wish lists. But while some spaces in this collection of popular...
Room of the Day: Designer Outfits a Condo Top to Bottom in 5 Weeks
Becky Harris | January 28, 2015 10
The night before her client was due to arrive in Austin, Texas, from Dubai, interior designer Sarah Wittenbraker was installing furniture, making up beds and arranging peonies while her husband assembled Ikea pieces and her mother steamed bed skirts....
The Essentials: Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Home
Anne Colby | January 28, 2015 9
You know what you want in your new kitchen, bath or bedroom — but will it fit in your space? Architect Steven Randel helps you answer that question with his Key Measurements series, which takes the...
Houzz Tour: A Gin Distillery Turned Bachelor Pad
Natalie Wain | January 28, 2015 8
This North London canal-side apartment — part of a former gin distillery — dates back to 1894, but a bland redevelopment in the 1990s had created a rabbit warren of rooms. “It was very tired and dated when the owner bought it,” recalls designer...
How to Go Geometric Without Going Overboard
Grace Chamia | January 28, 2015 8
Though geometric patterns have been used in architectural and interior design for centuries — think ancient Greece and Morocco — you might have noticed they’ve become increasingly popular in modern homes over the past few years. Perhaps it’s their...
Simple Pleasures: Put On Your Slippers
Laura Gaskill | January 27, 2015 149
The moment you enter your home after a long day is an opportunity to slow down — and one simple way to ensure you do that is by getting in the habit of taking off your shoes and slipping on a pair of comfy slippers. This small daily ritual says that...
25 of the Most Popular Homes on Houzz
Mitchell Parker | January 27, 2015 44
There are all kinds of homes out there. But the ones that really grab people’s attention have a lot in common. If the following most popular homes featured on Houzz are any indication, standout features include small footprints, energy efficiency, clever...
Love to Cook? We Want to See Your Kitchen
Sheila Schmitz | January 27, 2015 159
Cooks are some of the cleverest people we know. If they have an onion, they can make dinner. Pie crusts hold no sway over them. Some things they make with butter and sugar probably should be locked up. And they can make their magic in kitchens of any...
Houzz Tour: Charming Cottage Style on the Oregon Coast
Becky Harris | January 27, 2015 47
Barbara Hyde Evans completes many high-end interior designs for her clients, but when it came to her own beach house on Oregon’s Rockaway Beach, the designer’s ingenuity helped her keep to her tight budget. She pilfered pieces from her primary residence...
Make the Most of Your Window Wall
Catherine Hug | January 27, 2015 13
The short space under a window can be tricky to furnish and decorate, especially when it hosts a bulky radiator. It doesn’t have to be that way! See what happens when you fit the area with a knee-high library, a sleek storage bench, bedroom dresser...
Shop Houzz: Like Salt and Pepper
Houzz | January 27, 2015 11
When it comes to all-time amazing duos, peanut butter and jelly are amateurs compared to salt and pepper. The yin and yang of white salt and black pepper show how opposites can come together and create something amazing. If you see your significant other...
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