They can be short, tall, curved, see-through, or made of sustainable materials like bamboo. And there are a lot of ways a wall divider can be used in almost any room. Let's take a look and see how we can divide and conquer. more »
My kitchen is crying for built-in breakfast-nook seating. As much as I love our bump-out nook, I can't help but curse our freestanding dining table and benches. The area is capable of providing us with so much storage, but without the form and function... more »
If you’re having trouble finding the perfect couch and are considering custom, perhaps you should take it a step further: the built-in couch. Like any built-in unit, these couches have great advantages: They can be built exactly to your specifications,... more »
I am a dog person. I cannot see myself ever living without a four-legged friend. I'm also a house person. I care very much about what my home looks like, how it's presented and if it's Houzz-worthy. Often I'm discouraged by the appearance of our big old... more »
I have the world's tiniest master bathroom. Although it's plagued by a grab bag of design issues, such as brass sconces that someone inexplicably hung at chest height, my most pressing problem is storage. The skimpy cabinets and pint-size vanity top sometimes... more »
The average American home tends to lack signifigant architectural detail. Long, straight rooms of white on white with small molding and builder-grade doors can get old. One of the easiest ways to add a punch is to add a fire feature. The visual impact... more »
Turn your fireplace mantel into the showstopper it was meant to be through paint. And think about colors other than typical white. A new paint color can dramatize your mantel, turn up the heat on the surround or take the attention off worn brick, stone... more »
Forget the wintery weather and get cozy! We're big fans of sleek and chic modern design (think clean lines and unexpected touches). But just because a space is modern doesn't mean it can't be warm and inviting.
These eight rooms are grounded... more »
The depth of a fireplace just naturally creates a void around it begging to be filled with built-ins. But to hold what? Before you haul out your hammer and saw or bring in a contractor, take some time to think about what you actually want and need around... more »
In most houses the bed is a piece of furniture, something that can be moved to various locations within a room or within the whole house, just like any other furnishing, be it a chair or a sofa. But the bed's location is often determined by a number of... more »
Sometimes a wide-open floor plan can be very intimidating. One wonders where to even begin, worries the scale of the room will swallow up the furniture, and can be confounded about how to create more intimate spaces within it. If you're searching for... more »
With the holidays and winter in full swing, where better to relax after a long day than by a crackling fire? You can snuggle up with your pet, a good book, a glass of wine, perhaps a few friends or family.
Of course, this is tough to do if you... more »
I explored the options of stone slab fireplace surrounds in my last ideabook, so here are some fireplace design ideas using brick and tile. Whether you've got an existing traditional wood and brick fireplace surround and you're looking for a change —... more »
With the shift of the seasons, many of you may have started using the fireplace, or are at least thinking about it. And maybe you're thinking about the look of yours?
Whether your leaning is modern or traditional, tile, brick or stone slab, there... more »