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Kitchen of the Week: Exquisite Artistic Backsplash
Rippling colored glass forms an imaginative wall, while a clever layout embraces practicality in this stunning Texas kitchen
"while a clever layout embraces practicality in this stunning Texas kitchen... A balance of artistry and functionality helped bring this Austin, Texas, kitchen... clients — a young couple with two children — had different priorities for the project... wanted a space that felt artful and unique. He was focused on practicality. "They... backsplash and a smart eat-in layout.... have had a very successful time changing the entire feel of a kitchen simply with backsplash..."
Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic in California
Daring color choices mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized luxury in a San Francisco kitchen
"luxury in a San Francisco kitchen... mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized luxury... coast. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A family of 4 Location: Diamond Heights... off with a stunning counter-to-ceiling backsplash, this kitchen has a lively but luxurious... up the kitchen and adjacent spaces into a free-flowing great room, designer Paige... family of four was moving from New York and wanted to bring their eclectic city style..."
Basement of the Week: A Creative Space for Kids and Storage for All
With mudroom organizers, laundry and a well-organized space for crafts, this basement puts a Massachusetts home in balance
"laundry and a well-organized space for crafts, this basement puts a Massachusetts home... tired of her family’s having to enter their lovely colonial home through a dank basement... Basement at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their 2 kids, Ruby (age 6) and Reid (3)... north of Boston) Size: About 400 square feet; includes a powder room Budget: About... overtaken the kitchen upstairs to the point where it was hard to find cooking or eating space..."
My Houzz: A DIY Gold Mine in the Heart of Texas
From a sawn-down sleigh bed to book pages as wallpaper, the projects in this home are a testament to the homeowners' ingenuity
"From a sawn-down sleigh bed to book pages as wallpaper, the projects in this home... home are a testament to the homeowners' ingenuity... Dickson is a DIY convert of the highest order. There is hardly a surface in the 1950s... home is a gold mine of home improvement inspiration, with projects ranging from a fully... renovated kitchen and bath to an accent wall entirely covered with book pages from a... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Camille and Kyle Dickson, their two children and Boston..."
Room of the Day: Dressing a Dining Alcove in Bright Blue
Vibrant upholstered walls and seats plus thoughtful architectural details give a nook in Chicago a happy vibe
"details give a nook in Chicago a happy vibe... Berry of W Design Interiors. The family of four also wanted an informal and intimate... off the kitchen shows just how powerful a small space can be.... completed a kitchen remodel in a Milwaukee suburb for a homeowner who LOVES vibrant blues... Beautiful use of color and warmth all around. This truly is a loved home and not just a... What a beautiful room. I love the creative wall covering. I am sure it took a..."
Easy Green: 9 Low-Cost Ways to Insulate Windows and Doors
Block drafts to boost both warmth and energy savings with these inexpensive but effective insulating strategies
"you have a historic home with charming original features worth preserving, or you're... working on a tight budget. But just because you can't bring in the latest and greatest... insulation of your windows and doors.... with a fraction of the cost, a great online option for DIYers or professional remodelers... law has a bit of a Catch-22. If you have a home inspected for lead paint and you buy... applied with a hair dryer - some of this stuff is surprisingly clear. Try it with a little..."
Reader Kitchen of the Week: Clean, Modern and Clutter-Free
"inside a sleek remodeled kitchen with tons of storage and a wall that opens to the... wanted her kitchen to be a place of serenity and calm, which was far cry from her original... original kitchen space. "Our old kitchen always seemed a little messy and chaotic even... create a fresh and clutter-free space, while still working within a limited budget... because of all the open storage spaces, and various surface and tile work," she says..."
Kitchen of the Week: Crisp and Coastal on the Connecticut Shore
"views from a galley kitchen inspire marine touches with a contemporary edge... wanted it a little more contemporary, a little yacht-like and a little island-ish all... village of Stonington, with views of the Long Island Sound and the Watch Hill lighthouse... steps from a little beach), they found a shingled 1980s gambrel set upon her dream site... but just a little smaller.” While the floor plan and quality of the architecture were..."
Kitchen of the Week: Chestnut and an Open Fire in Connecticut
Antique chestnut boards give a kitchen with a wood-burning oven vintage flair, balancing its modern amenities
"boards give a kitchen with a wood-burning oven vintage flair, balancing its modern amenities... crafted a one-of-a-kind kitchen. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A family of 5... England kitchen, lending an antique look to a room full of modern conveniences. “The homeowner... landscape. A blight that arrived around the beginning of the 20th century has all but... of kitchens over there, and loved every imperfection in the boards, like knot holes..."
Kitchen of the Week: Organic Modernism in Seattle
"gives a linear kitchen overlooking Puget Sound a natural feel... ” with a separate kitchen and dining room. After persuading the homeowner to remove... created a kitchen that feels contemporary and fresh yet is well integrated with the... ready for a radical change. Her architect, Nils Finne, described her approximately 8... 34-foot-long kitchen into something warm and wonderful. Now it was time for him to get..."
Kitchen of the Week: Color Bursts Enliven an Arkansas Kitchen
You'd never guess this kitchen suffered spatial challenges when you see its more open and colorful plan today
"guess this kitchen suffered spatial challenges when you see its more open and colorful... require a colorful kitchen, but these playful clients also wanted a space they would... build a new kitchen that would address all of their needs, despite several spatial... use. Kitchen at a Glance Location: Conway, Arkansas Size: 288 square feet Cost:... for the kitchen floor plan. But designing outside of the traditional work triangle..."
Kitchen of the Week: Artfully Etched in Denver
An engraved island, art-screened cabinets and a smart layout are just the right mix for a professional chef and his wife
"cabinets and a smart layout are just the right mix for a professional chef and his wife... wood and a very functional layout add to the unique vibe of this artistic and practical... Denver kitchen. The owners were ready for an update to their 1950s setup. One, a... middle of the workspace. Jonas DiCaprio of Design Platform worked closely with the... design a special professional-grade kitchen that accommodated the home's original..."
5 Qualities of a Happy Designer-Client Relationship
Cultivate trust, flexibility and more during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance
"during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance... most of us have gotten a lot of invaluable tips, design ideas and trend information... together a design plan, slap on a hefty fee and then steamroll through your house executing... hated a client's choice of paint or countertop, the end result was pretty darn fabulous... ere's a rumor going around about designers and decorators — that we're all bossy..."
9 Vacation Farmsteads Offer a Taste of Country Life
Have a hankering for fresh air and even fresher food? Try a farmhouse, cabin or well-equipped tent for your next vacation
"Have a hankering for fresh air and even fresher food? Try a farmhouse, cabin or... maybe milk a goat, make some cheese, eat fresh from a garden or enjoy nearby countryside... hearts of bustling shopping districts and downtown cores. Fast-paced urban living... search of rustic farmhouses where they can enjoy rolling landscapes and greenery and... plenty of decor ideas to bring home.... showcases a beautiful view of the property and brings in a ton of natural light! http://www..."
Room of the Day: Romancing a Maine Dining Room
"make a 19th-century interior an affair to remember... nearly a century. Given the outdated paper on the walls, linoleum “area rugs” on the... serve as a personal retreat and as an event center she could rent out for weddings,... Kate Vail of Nastasi Vail Design in Brooklyn, New York.... me like a NYC conception of a Maine farmhouse look, as opposed to a look based on an... carpenters had a sound knowledge of the correct scale of style for a home. Simply put, the..."