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The Essentials: Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Home
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...
25 of the Most Popular Homes on Houzz
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...
Houzz Tour: ’50s Ranch Redo Could Be a Keeper
Designer Ryan Brown has moved 20 times in the past 12 years. As a frequent house flipper (if he looks familiar, you may recognize him from Bravo’s show Flipping Out), he’d live in homes that were staged to perfection for a few months until...
Houzz Tour: British Charm and the Look of a New York Loft
This updated live-work space is a far cry from the office building — complete with desks — that greeted architect and designer Thomas Griem when he first stepped over the threshold in 2012. The client, a freelance photographer, was relocating from...
See an Amazing $400 Laundry Room Remodel for a Family of 8
Ronda Batchelor and her husband, Les, have six kids. Yes, you read that right. The children are ages 20, 18, 16, 13 (twin girls) and 10. Needless to say, when it comes time to do laundry for the family of eight, Ronda spends a solid day or two doing...
Modern Storage and Sunshine Scare Away the Monster in a Kansas Kitchen
Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. For this young Kansas City family, the scary beast wasn’t all gnarled hair and venomous fangs. Rather it was an enormous range hood covered in decorative scrollwork and low-end wood trim that they felt...
My Houzz: Dream Home a Labor of Love and Passion
“I am an interior designer and decorate according to my tastes,” says Liz Murtagh. “I love neutral colors with the occasional pops of color and a mixture of vintage and modern furnishings for that unexpected twist.” Nowhere is that more evident...
Mixing Vintage and Modern in an Urban Family Kitchen
If Emily and Ian Allison’s kitchen looked like it was thrown together on a whim, that’s because it kind of was. When previous owners converted their 1888-built home into a duplex, they put together an ad hoc kitchen on the second floor...
Decorate With Intention: 12 Remodeling Sanity Savers
It's easy to get excited about a home project at the beginning, when the work seems theoretical and you hear yourself saying things like, "Oh, we could just knock all of these walls out, no problem!" Then reality sets in. The workers you hired go AWOL,...
How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube
In the gloom of winter, seeing a bit of the sky from inside your home can often be quite soothing. Daylight not only can do wonders for our psychological comfort, but can also be used as part of an integrated design strategy for efficient and passive...
Modern Function and Simplicity in an Updated 1970s Kitchen
Wendy and Doug Brown’s Indianapolis home felt like a time capsule. When they moved in with their two kids, ages 6 and 11, the home hadn’t seen a single update since it was built in 1974. Even the kitchen appliances were from four decades...
Room of the Day: A Splash of Turquoise in a Vintage-Inspired Bath
A couple fell in love with a historic Victorian-era home just north of Columbus, Ohio, in spite of the fact that it needed a lot of work. Because the home had just one tiny bathroom, they decided to convert a bedroom into a master bathroom. Now they have...
My Houzz: A Happy Compromise Between Clean and Cluttered
Twenty years ago, Simon Power purchased a home in the suburbs of Melbourne. When his wife, Jeanie Faure, moved in six years ago, renovations on the 1950s clapboard home began. Power describes himself as a minimalist; his delight...
Houzz Tour: Arts and Crafts Cottage Gets a Lively Remake
With the arrival of their third child, interior designer Bronwyn Poole and her husband, Jason Ballantine, needed to upsize, and they found this 1920s cottage in Sydney, Australia, shortly after they began their search. It was by no means a snap decision,...
Houzz Tour: Home Keeps Its Place on ‘Sustainability Street’
Situated in a Sydney, Australia, cul-de-sac locally known as “Sustainability Street” because of its commitment to reducing negative environmental impacts, this midcentury brick home needed a stylish renovation that kept sustainability in mind. Homeowners...
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