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Building on a Budget? Think ‘Unfitted’
Kurt Cyr | April 14, 2014 40
Like any designer who has picked up a pencil and sketched a floor plan on a napkin, I have dreamed of designing and building my own home. What I want to create may seem radical to some, but I’ve been giving it a lot of thought....
Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?
Jen Dalley | April 13, 2014 87
“Most men appear never to have considered what a house is, and are actually though needlessly poor all their lives because they think that they must have such a one as their neighbors have. … Shall we always study to obtain more, and not...
Houzz Tour: Vintage and New Make a Groovy Mix in Houston
Mary Jo Bowling | April 13, 2014 32
Interior designer Sally Wheat and her husband, Mark, built this Houston house in 2006, but looking at the interior, it would be hard to tell when it was constructed. That’s because she’s filled it with an eclectic mix of old and new pieces for a look...
My Houzz: Relaxed, Classic and Collected in New Jersey
Rikki Snyder | April 13, 2014 46
Joanna Madden has a degree in fashion merchandising and a love of visuals. She used both of these while running a vintage home-goods business with her mother, and now uses those skills as the owner of a jewelry-making business, Findings....
10 Ways to Fight Pollen at Home
Becky Harris | April 13, 2014 45
Today as I noticed the soft pink blossoms of a cherry tree give way to soft new leaves, I wondered when my car would transform from yellowish-green back to its natural dark blue. I wondered when I’d be able to put my contact lenses back in, and when...
21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love
Laura Gaskill | April 13, 2014 63
When spring hits some people dive right into the garden. But considering this is Houzz, I suspect I am not alone in feeling the urge to redecorate as soon as the sun starts to peek out. To break the shopping habit (and spare my bank account), I have gathered...
Tour a Fantastical Tree House for Kids and Adults Too
Mitchell Parker | April 13, 2014 24
Ever thought about what you would build if you could build anything? Architect Steven Novy and master woodworker David Rasmussen have. And they got to see their imagination come to life with a fantastical, meticulously built tree house in...
Make a Marble Lamp Base With Tile
Sarah Dorsey | April 13, 2014 21
Love the look of high-end marble lamp bases but not the $100-and-up price tag? I’m going to show you how to make your own for $20 to $30. With a few simple materials from the home improvement store, you can make your own marble base lamp in about an...
Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings
Becky Dietrich | April 13, 2014 30
Dishes — formal or casual — come in sets of four, eight, 12 and even 24 in stores. That’s the way it’s always been, and that’s the way it ought to be. Says who? After all, where’s the fun in that? Have you ever been to a flea market...
My Houzz: From Dated to Dreamy in 3 Weeks
Le Michelle Nguyen | April 12, 2014 44
“Nothing beats the thrill of finding a special vintage, well-crafted piece,” says Marie-Eve Best, a Quebec blogger and design consultant. “It’s satisfying to know that you can give an old...
Evoke Mystery and History With Moss in the Garden
Karen Chapman | April 12, 2014 38
Moss grows naturally in damp environments, carpeting forest floors and covering decaying tree stumps and boulders in a rich layer of green velvet. Its presence evokes a sense of tranquility, and it is so tempting to touch that I want to walk barefoot...
Inside Houzz: Explore the Houzz App’s New Features and Cleaner Look
Houzz | April 12, 2014 13
A new version of the Houzz mobile app is now available in the Apple App Store℠. Update today to get all the latest features.
Set a Gorgeous Seasonal Party Table Outdoors
Christine Tusher | April 12, 2014 23
I love to entertain, but when it comes to dining outdoors, I’ve been a bit uninspired. Year after year I drag out the same trio of hurricane lanterns, changing only the candles that glow inside them. And as for place settings, I simply repurpose our...
Dream Spaces: 12 Ultraglam Powder Rooms
Lisa Higgins | April 12, 2014 42
Often the smallest room in the house, the powder room is a place where homeowners can easily realize their most extravagant design aspirations. Remodeling one is less expensive — and less time-consuming — than revamping a living room or installing...
Top It Off: Wallpapered Ceilings Take the Eye High
Mary Jo Bowling | April 12, 2014 20
Wallpaper’s moment may indeed be over — because it’s starting to look more like a wallpaper decade. What might have appeared to be a fleeting love affair seems as if it may be here to stay. And just when you thought you’d seen wallpaper installed...
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