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Mixing Vintage and Modern in an Urban Family Kitchen
Mitchell Parker | January 18, 2015 74
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...
How to Sneak In Creative Guest-Room Storage
Laura Gaskill | January 18, 2015 34
If you’ve been using your guest room only to house overnight guests, you might be overlooking some prime storage space. Check out these ideas for putting your space to work 24/7 with storage over and under the bed, creative closets and smart shelving....
Houzz Tour: Modern Farmhouse Emerges From Hurricane Sandy Devastation
Becky Harris | January 18, 2015 90
After Hurricane Sandy destroyed Mary Jane Liu’s home in Westport, Connecticut, she found herself with the opportunity to build a house perfectly suited to her family’s needs. It was also a chance to build a house that was very energy efficient and...
Decorate With Intention: 12 Remodeling Sanity Savers
Laura Gaskill | January 18, 2015 55
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,...
Houzz Call: Could You Be the Next My Houzz Photographer?
Janet Paik | January 17, 2015 22
When it comes to other people’s homes, we can all be a little voyeuristic. Yes, we’re fascinated by how people live behind closed doors, but we’re also really hungry for ideas on how we can make our own homes more comfortable, functional...
Houzz Tour: An Artistic Blend in a Luxe Manhattan Loft
Mary Jo Bowling | January 17, 2015 59
This story is kind of like The Brady Bunch, but instead of blending six kids in one household, this couple combined two awesome (and very individual) art collections when they moved in together. Mike and Carol Brady had Alice to offer wisdom...
Shop Houzz: Setting Up Your First Kitchen
Houzz | January 17, 2015 7
Whether you’re setting up your first home or want to upgrade your kitchen basics, the Houzz Shop has all you need to equip a kitchen, from pots and pans to smart cooking tools. Looking for a useful housewarming present? These finds make thoughtful gifts,...
Smart Solutions for Clothes Closets
Laura Gaskill | January 17, 2015 139
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
Mariana Pickering | January 17, 2015 131
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...
You Said It: ‘Or Is It Just Me?’ and Other Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | January 16, 2015 3
This was a week when I had to play a lot of eeny-meeny-miney-moe. Articles had so many good ideas in them that I had a hard time choosing a favorite tip, comment or idea. I suppose it was because this week’s content was heavy on the most popular hardworking...
Great Design Plant: Ribes Malvaceum
Debbie Ballentine | January 16, 2015 10
Pink chaparral currant (Ribes malvaceum) revives the sleeping garden with elegant pink tassels and handsome mallow-like leaves on its upright branches. The white to pink flowers bloom as early as October and continue as late as March. It is an...
Small-Space Living: 8 Stylish Multitasking Studios
Bryna Howes | January 16, 2015 27
It’s no secret that both the rental and home buying markets are hard to break into for some. Accordingly, many of us have to compromise somewhere along the line — whether that means sacrificing outdoor space, enduring a longer commute, knocking off...
Shop Houzz: Classic Valentine’s Gifts — With a Twist
Houzz | January 16, 2015
When the year’s most romantic holiday rolls around, Valentine’s Day shoppers often rely on traditional gifts of flowers and candy. For a sentiment that’ll last longer than freshly cut roses and chocolates, the Houzz Shop has options inspired by...
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