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A Boston Kitchen and Bath Go From Dreary to Darling
See how a $25,000 renovation budget gave 2 outdated spaces in a small Massachusetts apartment a brand-new look
"faced doors or just wood finish. Refaced tub? new from Tubs can be for $450 and pipes... cabinets" are made from the same MDF as IKEA) I went with IKEA cabinets again. First IKEA... reface the doors was a huge waste. Why not just get all new doors? Or, yes, started with... custom made , 3/4 plywood box with solid doors and all the goodies. They were ordered... Paper made specificially made for baths and Kitchens which by the way is PASTED,..."
Get Ideas from 10 Kitchen Makeovers
Share your thoughts on gorgeous kitchen transformations from Boston to Bristol. Which is your favorite?
"tions from Boston to Bristol. Which is your favorite?... the box. From a U.K. kitchen that gained space from a storage unit to a Portland, Oregon... pictures from the same angle. When windows, doors, walls are added or removed, it can... Rising From the Ashes in Oregon made my day! I find the design warm,inviting and... 'rising from the ashes kitchen, it is really pretty! Also I love the resulting layout... taken from the same angle, it gives the better orientation - meaning we can then..."
6 Tips From a Nearly Zero-Waste Home
Lower your trash output and increase your quality of life with these ideas from a mom who did it to the max
"ideas from a mom who did it to the max... downsized from a 3,000-square-foot home to a 1,400-square-foot one in Mill Valley, California... paper was made from trees which I objected to. Now a lot is made from recycled somethings... collages made from paint that dripped off of other poured paintings while they were... painting made from re-purposed, cut, dried paint. (Scroll over it to see the long, tall... reducing ides from our home: we reuse cardboard packaging on store bought items as a wood..."
6 Must-Know Lessons From a Serial Renovator
Get your remodel right the first time, with this insight from an architect who's been there too many times to count
"insight from an architect who's been there too many times to count... love! I made many mistakes, and have learned a lot from them -- and I will love my... references from people you trust -- NOT just from names the builder gives you. Consider... (far cry from the french country we are aiming for), sore muscles, empty banking account... years from now. Follow the architecture of the house for design ideas for your cabinets..."
From Canning Porch to Beautiful Vintage Bath in Oregon
"shower also from Ikea? Love the blue tub and the sink. Wish the doors were different.... built from the heart. Love the renovation, but the last picture is the best and sums... sliding door, the medicine cabinet, the vanity. I am impressed they did the design... different from every contractor flip house. Nothing against those flip-houses, it's... the open door on the shower. The picture of Connie with Walker and Charlie is precious..."
10 Ideas for Packable Decor From Your Travels
It's fun to decorate with finds from a trip — but not so fun to lug them home. These ideas are affordable and easy on the suitcase
"finds from a trip — but not so fun to lug them home. These ideas are affordable and... covers from Paris, linen from Ireland, sweaters from Scotland,grain sacks from W.... didgeridoo from Australia, 18" pottery bowls from Antigua, 16 wood animal masks from Santiago... pieces from Indonesia, dishes from Spain, a wooden storyboard from Palau, and beautiful... bathroom door: servicios from Spain, bagno from Italy, bain, loo, etc. They take up..."
Houzz Tour: From Shocker to Stunner in Houston
"front door? Amazing house! Good taste and beautifully furnished!!!! Absolutely beautiful... coming from a person who paints all her rooms various colors. You have converted... protected from too much sun. It will be yours to cherish for much longer if you do.... (aside from its being gorgeous) is that she did it while pregnant, working full-time... yellow door and the adorable kids rockers. Amazing transformation. Great job at..."
From Coat Closet to Mudroom for Less Than $300
"blocking the door by taking up space on the landing. Hall closet Paint: leftover from... Baskets: $3. from Big Lots Shelf for shoes: $25 from Target (on sale) I agree with those... my back door. Taking the closet doors off really opened up the space. I kept my upper... took off doors and hung a single grommet panel ..from Walmart.on a shower bar and change... missing her doors! ;) Three kids mean three backpacks and in winter, three pairs of muddy..."
Pop Culture Watch: 12 Home Trends from the '80s Are Back
Hold on to your hat (over your humongous hair); interior design elements of the 1980s have shot forward to today, in updated fashion
"big way, from nighttime soaps to a Top Gun 3-D Imax release; from classic Ray-Bans to... embrace from the 70s and 80s than former decades. Sadly. Mauve is from the '80's.... comeback. Made in Taiwan or Korea instead of Made in China? No thanks. Been there, done... don't miss from the 80's is the Pierrot, a sort of French clown figurine made with a porcelain... to go, from the luan doors to the Hollywood mirror lights to the dark wood trim -..."
Home Noir: Black Exteriors Emerge From the Shadows
People are darkening their doorsteps more and more around the U.S. — but is the trend a bright idea?
"Slick From misty seas From rain Now past As the day holds fast Which sidewalks... front door), and now I love the exterior, too. I've had several compliments from... the bay from San Francisco in Alameda. She painted it very dark charcoal grey - almost... bright red doors. It was about 1972 and she was in her sixties. It was a bit of a shock... rapidly from our bright sun that it looks terrible if not repainted every six months..."
Houzz Tour: A Toronto Home Comes Back From the Brink
Not even squatters deterred an interior designer from turning an abandoned 4-bedroom into a chic, unique home
"designer from turning an abandoned 4-bedroom into a chic, unique home... moved from Paris to Toronto for his husband, Philippe, it was an act of love. When... on the doors etc . Could look at these pics for hours and still find more. So clever... designer made as well as appreciating his inventiveness. Real estate brokers always... street from me. Wanna come save it? Please! Coolest...Bookcase...Ever Love what you've..."
What Really Makes Us Happy at Home? Find Out From a New Houzz Survey
Great design has a powerful impact on our happiness in our homes. So do good cooking smells, family conversations and, yes, big-screen TVs
"freshly made bed. Bliss Sunset over the ocean from my balcony. My books, my memories... Aside from occasional friends visiting, just working on my new house - decorating... input from the 2 cats is always a plus! Peace & quiet is all I want. I love having... slash from beetle killed pine trees. Hard work for a 65/71 year old couple but we... work! Art made by dear friends decorates every room. Makes home both refined and friendly..."
Houzz Tour: From Anonymous to Outstanding in Georgia
With a striking front porch and a dynamic wood ribbon inside, this Decatur home moves ahead of the curve
"moves from front to back, ceiling to wall, tying the living and dining spaces together... glass door a bit odd--you can tell me it's a swinging front door but it will always... these doors are in-swinging doors that are standard to the YKK aluminum storefront... transition from an otherwise banal Georgian sprawl into a unique and one of a kind home... the back door. My municipality sadly wouldn't allow it due to codes. amazing exterior..."
Houzz Prizewinners Take Their Kitchen From ‘Atrocious’ to ‘Wow’
A North Carolina family gets the kitchen they always wanted — and not a minute too soon — courtesy of the Houzz sweepstakes
"of four from Florida. They purchased a foreclosed-on manufactured home without seeing... makeover from Houzz and Lowe’s, she couldn’t believe it. “I thought it was a scam,”... prize from Houzz. Minus the fainting from the taxes though. ;) Sometimes just a little... manner that made it possible for the family to get the room completed and pay the taxes... offeres from houzz one day. :) Lovely and lucky too. This is a truly wonderful story..."
Life Lessons From 10 Years of Living in 84 Square Feet
"before that made me think as much as this one. It's really profound This is so Olympia... debt. It made really sad. I was then transferred at my request to a different area,... walk away from a whole lot. :)) life is good! I applaud her. She didn't wait, but moved... freedom from the perpetual debt/stuff cycle. Somewhere between a hut with no plumbing... 1 mile from the kayak put in for our harbor, within easy biking distance of the local..."