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To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | September 1, 2014 99
Curling up with popcorn and a movie, simmering a big pot of soup or chili on the stove, and getting the house and yard in shape after the lazy days of summer — in September, the comforts of home beckon. From feeding the birds to having the chimney cleaned,...
Ready to Try Something New? Houzz Guides to Color for Your Kitchen
Vanessa Brunner | September 1, 2014 56
Vibrant reds, bold oranges and electric greens all have their place in the kitchen today — it’s just a matter of finding the right tone and using it correctly. Are you ready to get cooking with color? Take a look at some of Houzz’s best kitchen...
Mesquite: The Brawny Beauty for All Over the Home
Karen Peterson | September 1, 2014 25
It can be a hardscrabble life for a mesquite tree growing up in the American West. Nature hits it with everything she’s got, from the good — plenty of sunshine — to the harsh. Punishing sandstorms, monsoon deluges, winter frost and sometimes snow,...
Inside Houzz: Refaced Cabinets Transform a Kitchen
Annie Thornton | August 31, 2014 84
“I help a lot of people not move,” says interior decorator Lori Steeves. Though sometimes it takes remodeling or a move to make you love your home again,...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Salad Greens
Marianne Lipanovich | August 31, 2014 15
Salad greens have been edging lettuce out of the culinary spotlight for some time, finding a place not only in everyday salads but also in sandwiches...
Houzz Tour: A Historic Remodel Keeps the Romance Alive
Mary Jo Bowling | August 31, 2014 118
The story of Judy Hobday’s long relationship with her 200-plus-year-old house in Stockton, New Jersey, is as passion filled as any romance novel. It started when she was 30 years old and living in a rented carriage house down the road. “I was driving...
6 Cost-Effective Ways to Go Custom Made
Melisa Bleasdale | August 31, 2014 43
Words like “bespoke” and “custom made” may conjure up images of rare (and expensive) luxury items, but having a home with personalized pieces is more affordable than you may think, especially if you know where to focus your attention. For example,...
Give Your Kitchen a Café Vibe
Joanna Tovia | August 31, 2014 23
It takes more than a coffee machine to re-create the casual, comfortable atmosphere of a great café. If you think about what you love about your favorite café, the decor and feel-good atmosphere usually have something to do with it. Getting that vibe...
You Said It: Look for ‘Possibilities, Meaning and Identity’ and More
Becky Harris | August 30, 2014 4
This week on Houzz, many of the stories reminded me to open up my mind. I opened it up to a longer blooming season, to mixing yoga balls with homework time, to an at-home climbing wall, to less expensive alternatives to popular materials and to why one...
Guest Picks: Heed Your Animal Instinct
Kim + Scott Vargo | August 30, 2014 28
More times than I can count, my husband, Scott, and I have had friends and family members mention that the decor in our home is, in their words, “very animal-centric.” I suppose it’s only fitting, as we are both huge animal lovers — going so far...
14 Ways to Make Your Grill Setup Better
Mitchell Parker | August 30, 2014 71
Grills by themselves aren’t much to look at. They’re basically large, hulking pieces of stainless steel that stick out like sore thumbs in our backyards. So we’re always trying to slip covers over them or wheel them around to the side of the house....
Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
Becky Harris | August 30, 2014 11
Did you know August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day in the U.S.? Some call it National Marshmallow Toasting Day. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a good excuse to bust out the s’mores and get gooey with your family and friends. After all,...
Have Acidic Soil in Your Yard? Learn to Love Gardening Anyway
Falon Mihalic | August 30, 2014 14
Gardening success is all about understanding your soil. Some soils, like dry, sandy soils or heavy...
8 Tips for Creating a Safe and Cozy Nursery
Christine Tusher | August 30, 2014 20
Decorating the nursery is exciting — especially if you’re a first-time parent. But, as with pregnancy and child rearing in general, everyone seems to have an opinion about how to approach it. Some loved ones may express disbelief that you’ve chosen...
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