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Design and decorating advice is more than just suggesting a cute pillow to go on...
Design and decorating advice is more than just suggesting a cute pillow to go on your sofa. At its best a helpful article can empower people with tools that give them just a little more control over the way they live inside their homes — and remind...
Houzz Tour: Prairie Grain Bin Turned Bucolic Retirement Home
The prairie structures of Great Falls, Montana, have always captivated retired art teacher Kate Morris. Driving through the undulating, grassy landscape, she imagined someday turning one of the conical metal buildings made to store grain into a...
Geek Lab: How to Build a Steampunk Cat Transit System
Cats are always looking for something to do. That’s why we developed the Steampunk Cat Transit System (CTS) for a private residence in San Francisco. The homeowners spend...
Houzz Tour: Meet the Schoolhouse Saved By ‘The Birds’
The frightening movie scene is familiar to people around the world: After a string of strange and increasingly violent bird attacks, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) goes to the local school to fetch Cathy (Veronica Cartwright), the young sister...
Pet-Friendly Design: Making Room for the Dog Dish
When I say there is nothing quite so unpleasant as stepping in a dog’s water dish, I speak from experience (no thanks, Augie). Like a good pet owner, I keep my pup’s water bowl filled with fresh water. It’s located in the kitchen, where I inevitably...
Homeowners Give the Pink Sink Some Love
In midcentury America many bathrooms were the colors of Jordan almonds. The basic fixtures — sink, tub, toilet — were pastel pink, light blue and minty green. The tile was often one of these Easter egg–like colors and accented with black borders....
9 Reasons to Buy a Painting
There’s no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun (and affordable) — but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of one-of-a-kind art. If you’ve been sticking with framed prints, let these 10 reasons tempt you into your neighborhood...
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...
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...
Smart Solutions for Clothes Closets
Whether yours is spacious or practically pocket size, the clothing closet is a space that can nearly always use some improvement. Here are tips for adjusting the layout, choosing the right closet components and finding extra space. Hardworking...
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...
8 Laundry Room Ideas to Watch For This Year
The laundry room is one of those spaces that, if you’re lucky enough to have one, is always in use. If you have a large family, your laundry machines are likely running every day — sometimes even every night. With so much time being spent in these...
15 Ideas to Try in Your Garden This Year
In the garden more than any room in the house, no two years — no two days — are ever the same. Plants grow and die, it rains or doesn’t, and wildlife buzzes around and pollinates plants or deer eat a season’s worth of growth. In addition to the...
10 Design Moves From Tricked-Out Bathrooms
Seemingly standard cupboards with smart, unique or high-tech elements and accessories behind their doors can make a world of difference when it comes to making a bath zone more organized and user friendly. Cases in...
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