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Curb Appeal Begs Your Attention
Attending to the details of your home's exterior will reap ample rewards in both allure and resale value
"of your home's exterior will reap ample rewards in both allure and resale value... does your home present to the world? Is it inviting or standoffish? Elegant and stately... create a home with curb appeal. If not, don't fret. By looking at exterior design... market, homes with curb appeal will sell faster and at a higher price than those without... create homes that are better looking and more valuable. Sounds like a win-win situation..."
Meet the Studs
Two-by-fours are just the kind of strong, silent type every home needs. Get to know studs — and how they lie about their size — right here
"every home needs. Get to know studs — and how they lie about their size — right here... wood. Houses in North America are almost all built at least partially with wood;... an old house. There are many many old houses. So why do I have to pay 3 times more... boards. My house was built when they built homes to last. But that was back when they... building a home. I like the 9 ft ceiling height. At least they address the issue of..."
Design Photography: When the Fog Rolls In
"looking at houses that they are always photographed with blue sky and sun shining through... island 2nd home located in the Bay of Fundy, Grand Manan Island, NB. Really beautiful... historic homes built in the late 19th -- early 20th centuries. The grounds of Natirar... a new house with a very small lot. The challenge will be to create another haven... see the house but the view from the house, its link to the water and beyond. But what..."
Adults Allowed: A Poolside Playhouse Makes Room for All
Sprightly but not saccharine, this adaptable backyard structure is equally at home with the grandkids and the grown-ups
"equally at home with the grandkids and the grown-ups... fancy house with lavish furnishings. It’s a 70-square-foot playhouse for four grandkids... in our home! I had a playhouse when I was a little girl, but over the years as I got... used to house black widow spiders and firewood. This is such a fun space for all ages... their house 2 years ago so they could play in it more. Now , I almost wish we would... my own house I'm in love with this playhouse This is one of my most favorite projects..."
Pro Photo Styling: Say It With Flowers
A top design photographer reveals flower-styling secrets to give your home photo shoots that professional sheen
"give your home photo shoots that professional sheen... showcase your home or design project, It's worth it to invest the time and money into carefully... in your home decoration. A house is not a home, without an 'arrangement' even if its... my own home, but I have not included them in photos of my design rooms! I will from... throughout the home.6. Consider what kind of feel you're going for. Each project should have..."
Downsizing Help: How to Edit Your Belongings
"in our homes. Otherwise, they are merely things and may find a better home with someone... plied house to our own home on 10 acres. However, we still need to declutter as we... family home, my house did not have space for it. I "visit" the table digitally.... square foot home on 10 acres of land to a 1,500 sf apartment with a small balcony on the... in your home is something I think most people struggle with. For me it helps to donate..."
15 Props That Are Tops With Stylists
These go-to items pop up in well-appointed homes all over Houzz — and they've got surprising practicality on their side
"well-appointed homes all over Houzz — and they've got surprising practicality on their side... with the house! Even God-awful paint colors wouldn't ruin it, for a house in a great... see in home photographs is peonies. Giant,lush blooms in pale pink, bright fuschia... Modern Home - I am crazy over elephants too! No, olldbobbi, I want the hippo ottoman... blurry-home-owners-going-through-room-fast-paced. Wearing stripes. marie anne, LOL..."
12 Ways to Style Your Interior Photos Like a Pro
"great home photos, declutter, prop well, and tell a little story... manage your home. Some of the photo tips should be employed into every day life. For... go on homes tours, I'm amazed at how many toilet lids are up. (It bothers me so much... model home I designed was photographed. I wasn't notified of the professional photo... buy the house! I'm so glad you are telling the world to put the toilet lid DOWN... around our house. Kate, so true! Don't forget that they must have the ubiquitous red Louboutin..."
Inside Houzz: How to Make the Most of Your Photos
Tips for home pros: Increase visibility for your hard work by choosing the right photo size, adding keywords, answering questions and more
"s for home pros: Increase visibility for your hard work by choosing the right photo... dream house. So it really helps when the pictures look like out of a magazine! I... magic house to get better tones. Thanks again - Great article. Great tips. How does... of take-home ideas. Tracy Kundell found this to be true for the bathroom photo shown... has a home with a bathtub that can be converted, such as this space," she says. "More..."
Capture 'Ghosts' for Earthly Purposes in Photos
Despite otherworldly appearances, there's a down-to-earth reason for using shadowy figures in interior images of your home
"contemporary home may not be for everyone, but it's just right for the owners of this house... contemporary home tells my eyes where to look and roots my attention to the staircase. In... modern house also adds depth to the space and enables the bookshelf to pop out more... modern house... of your home..."
My Houzz: Feel-Good Design Energizes a 1940s Ohio Home
"beige house into a cheerful, inviting family home... find a home in Columbus, Ohio, they were able to see past its outdated beige tiling... Cod–style home is now a feel-good, inviting space. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here:... makes a house your home. I love the combination of colour in this home and the stripes... me of a house I lived in Germany. One of my favorite houses ever! Your eye and heart... wonderful *home*. Having seen the home before and after, I feel I can say this-- truly..."
Tour Sarah Susanka's Newest Right-Sized House
Get ideas for neighbor-friendly, efficient home design from best-selling author's latest project near Chicago
"efficient home design from best-selling author's latest project near Chicago... right-sized home. The home, in the School Street neighborhood of Libertyville, Ill., is... So Big House" books, has just finished her newest example of building a right-sized... The home's interior spaces are lined up in a row; each has a west-facing window... This house is part of the School Street Project, a development that will include..."
My Houzz: Cheerful, Eclectic Modern Beach House
"in the house and now never wants to leave this beautiful oceanfront home, which is... an open house while jogging in a Leucadia, California, neighborhood and thought, "Oh... having a home her kids could one day say that they grew up in, and this was the place... place. The house, however, was long overdue for some major remodeling and updating.... shares the home with her partner, Jeremiah Miller, along with her boys, Spencer and Keegan..."
Houzz Tour: New Life for a Historic Mill House
Respectful reconstruction, an addition and a new site take a Delaware home from the 18th century to the present
"Delaware home from the 18th century to the present... this home sat next to a working mill and served as the manager’s residence. Modestly... scored the house for $5,000, moved it right across the street from Shipcarpenter Square... original house is remarkable. Architect Terry Jackson designed the new addition, and... of the house's original owners made the home into one for their family, soon after... makes a house a home. I think they did a wonderful job blending old with new. OMG...."
Guest Picks: 10 Resolutions for House and Home
"increase your home's curb appeal in 2012... for the house and home, and these are goals you will actually want to keep! — Laura... think house numbers are important. And these are lovely. And I adore the glasses... custom house portrait? This would also make a very special gift for your besties who... first home. Resolution No. 10: Save up for one amazing statement piece. Choose something... out your house numbers for a quick and easy style upgrade. I love these oversize numbers..."