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Linsanity: Manhattan Pad or Westchester House?
You may have to be living under a rock not to have heard anything about Jeremy Lin and his rise to fame, a Cinderella story this...
5 Nurseries Full of Ingenuity and Originality
We've seen a lot of wonderful nurseries around Houzz, and we've been lucky enough to have been given a more in-depth look at quite a few of them. Whether you're going for "It's a Boy!," "It's a Girl!," or you want to be surprised, these contain inspiring...
The Family Home: Living Rooms You Can Live In
Designing a home with children in mind is a balancing act. How do you create a space that inspires you while making sure even the smallest of family members is comfortable? In this series, The Family Home, I'll be exploring tips and techniques to satisfy...
11 Ways to Enhance Your Hall
Hallways may seem like ordinary pass-through spaces that don’t require a second thought, but with a little attention, these spaces can take on a personality all their own. Whether it’s adding a gallery family photos or calling up your carpenter to...
The Credenza: Compact Office Storage With Style
It's easy to see why the credenza is a popular choice of furniture for a home office. It can store plenty of office necessities, often with cabinets, drawers, and filing compartments. And its nice long top makes a useful work surface. You can find them...
8 Colors for South-Facing Rooms
In many homes, the south-facing room is the sunniest spot in the house because windows that face south receive the most direct sunlight throughout the year. These sun-drenched spaces are warm and well-lit during the day which can be a blessing in the...
24 Amazing Walls of Books
When my wife and I moved into our current apartment a few years ago, our most important decision wasn't where the put the couch or television or home office or even the dining room table; it was where to put the books. Having invested in a floor-to-ceiling...
5 Ways to Make a Better Entrance
The entryway is the first visible part of a home's interior, so it's important to keep it neat and stylish. But it also has the inevitable tendency to become a catch-all for everyone's junk collected throughout the day. The key is to keep both functions...
8 Colors for North-Facing Rooms
If you've ever painted a room that faces north, you may have noticed that the color didn't quite look like you expected, especially if you used a lighter hue. That's because north-facing rooms receive very little direct sunlight, if any. Also, the natural...
Look Up: There May Be Living Room in the Attic
If you could use more living space, look to the attic. This untapped territory could be transformed into that extra guest room you’ve been longing for, or even a home office for your growing business. Plus, you can’t beat the great views. If you’re...
2012 Trends: New Appliances for Every Living Space
When you think about appliances, you probably think about cooking, cleaning and refrigeration. But now appliances are expanding into areas of your home beyond traditional kitchen and laundry rooms into mudrooms, secondary laundry spaces and great rooms....
You Don’t Need a Workout Room, Just a Well-Trained Home
Exercise equipment companies and weight loss programs await your investment this month as you set out to lose that holiday 5 … or 10. Of course you know you have to exercise and eat right, but did you know you can recruit your home to help, simply...
Nursery Essentials: What You Really Need
I have been spending most of my waking hours planning for my baby's nursery and pulling together just the right mix of practical and cool. Since this is my second, I know what I really need, what I can reuse from my first and what is a complete waste...
12 Ways to Get More Out of Your Closet This Year
If you go to get dressed each morning and cringe at the sight of your closet, it may be time to fix it up for the new year. Perhaps it’s introducing more organizational aspects, or adding a splash of color to make it a more enjoyable space. Considering...
Great Garages: Parking, Reconsidered
One of the biggest problems with the single-family home is the garage: its design (apparently an afterthought in many cases), its size, and its placement. The norm, an attached multi-car garage often closer to the street than the front door, needs improvement....
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