1748 marble and caesarstone Stories
Help for Selling Your Home Faster — and Maybe for More
Prep your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the money and the best pros for the jobs
"money and the best pros for the jobs... settled and there is about a 3" gap between them and the landing to our entry and the... windows and roofs and treed backyards, all of which take time and lots of money. Whether... photos and personal products gone and clutter is the home looks bigger and people... nature, and the paint scheme, cleanliness and staging appeal to that aspect. Without... square feet and is on a corner. And they all seem to think that a $50,000 kitchen is far..."
Decorating With Antiques: Chests, Dressers and Buffets
"practical and versatile, antique chests add history and character along with storage... history and soul to a home. There’s something especially human about an object that... made it and used it. What was their life like? What events has that dresser or chair... again, and making practical use of them allows the past to come alive in the present... solid wood and has a ton of storage and with a little paint and stain, it is now the focal..."
Experience the Holidays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio
Handmade decorations, greenery and gifts show how the famed architect and his family celebrated Christmas in their Oak Park home
"greenery and gifts show how the famed architect and his family celebrated Christmas... interpreters" and organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, half-hour guided... December 8 and 15, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (30-minute tours) Location: Frank Lloyd... Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois Cost: Free. An adult must... orris_and_the_arts_and_.htm (scroll down past Morris's house and see these two..."
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
"houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look... essentials and how they can improve the look and durability of your home.... block and stone. In this time of increased attention to green building, it's important... marble and granite make for a quiet and rich mosaic pattern and is not as expensive as... isn't it? And yet........I was in Frederick, MD, recently, and I'd say 99.9% of the older..."
Houzz Tour: Rooftop Garden and Fun Living Spaces for 5
"orary and classic designs blend in family's seaside California home... contemporary and classic design, and took advantage of the home's height with a gorgeous... style and grow with their three kids. Designer Joani Stewart-Georgi infused the house... rooftop deck and view of the sea.... refaced and new alder cabinetry and Caesarstone counters installed. The pantry was... his — and having a place to store and celebrate his love of wine was a huge part..."
Houzz Tour: Modern and Traditional Tango in a Spanish-Style Ranch
From leaky and drab to revamped and fab, this Southern California home with its own orchard is more than ready for guests
"leaky and drab to revamped and fab, this Southern California home with its own orchard... the city and beach, a horse culture and incredible schools, seemed like the best fit... for two and a half years; there were leaks and it was falling apart. A huge revamp... here: Shaw and John Coates, 2-year-old daughter Charlotte and poodle Monte Location:... Coates and her husband, John, loved living in their four-level downtown San Diego..."
Guest Picks: 20 Fun and Colorful Teaching Toys
"playthings and playroom accessories like these... home, and I decided to turn one room into a place where they can go to play and learn... think and use their imagination — and don’t forget your walls! Kids love color and... memory and increase metabolism. Blue reportedly calms the mind and body, lowering... heart rate and the respiration rate while also decreasing feelings of anxiety and aggression... feel safe and encouraged to play, learn and create. Is there a better way to grow?..."
Kitchen Workbook: When to Pick Fixtures and Finishes
Is it faucets first and sinks second, or do cabinets lead the way? Here, a general time line for choosing items during your kitchen's design
"first and sinks second, or do cabinets lead the way? Here, a general time line for... faucets and lighting ... and to a point it does. But I try to keep my clients from... distracting, and it can be overwhelming for most homeowners to make all these decisions... cooktop and separate double oven, but it may not be the best appliance package for... design, and at some point you'll be faced with that decision. Getting overcommitted..."
My Houzz: More Light and Views Transform a San Francisco Home
With a new floor and central staircase plus bigger windows, a century-old home gets a brighter outlook
"floor and central staircase plus bigger windows, a century-old home gets a brighter... reuse and being green with an eclectic mix of repurposed (and often free) furniture... objects and art. The result is a handsome home that strikes a perfect balance and is... Topetcher and Rick Bacon, director of catering at Hotel Kabuki, spent over six years... topography and vibe of the city around them, especially its steep vertical streets and..."
My Houzz: Modern and Moody Nostalgia in Salt Lake City
"masculine and nodding to the past, this 1911 apartment is a haven for contemplation... stiff and stylish bon vivant — appealed to Cody Derrick, a 33-year-old property... consultant and designer who makes his home in one of the old prospectors’ flats. “The... founder and owner of cityhomeCollective, which pairs interesting individuals with unique... history and original wood features. “We had to make it current for 2013,” he says...."
Houzz Tour: Organic and Natural in an Island Cottage
"linens and an all-white palette create a refreshing summer home on a remote island... natural and no plastic,” McCarthy says. “Everybody walks in and feels calm.”... organic food and prefers soft, neutral colors in her home. “There’s really no separation... Leighton and Goldendoodle dog Billie. All-white walls, painter’s canvas cushions and... relax and enjoy being on remote south Pender Island, in British Columbia. “It’s all..."
Houzz Tour: Tribeca Through and Through
"elements and history inspire a New York loft's gut renovation... expansive feel and fitting in three full bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The loft was... elements, and spaces were designed to borrow light from other rooms and to transform... indoor and outdoor architectural elements is a thread that runs throughout the space... outside and the industrial quality of Tribeca," Kim says. Here's a look at how she... feel and the natural items used throughout (steel, wood, leather, marble) and all..."
My Houzz: A Bland Condo Gets Color and Personality
"treasures and hints of vivid hues turn a nondescript pad into a stylish urban retreat... pieces and a soothing palette of blues and neutrals. “I don’t know if my home will... bachelor pad and was located in a nondescript 1990s building, it was on the top floor, and... and the building sat on a small side street straddling the city’s vibrant Castro... Castro and Mission districts. “I loved the idea of a walking neighborhood,” she says...."
Houzz Tour: A Live-Work Space Lets In Light and Creativity
Reclaimed flooring, vintage decor and curated artwork add eclectic flair to this inspired English home
"decor and curated artwork add eclectic flair to this inspired English home... potential and agreed to buy it on the spot. The husband-and-wife design team knew they had... Richmond and Elaine Walker first met this house, they fell in love with its potential... hands, and it was stuck in the early '80s. "We worked with the original brick structure... decor and much of the interior, which was never a priority for the previous owner..."
Inside Houzz: How to Create and Use Ideabooks
Gather inspirational photos, share them with others, and put your design dreams on the path to reality
"others, and put your design dreams on the path to reality... ideas and build dreams. It's where you save your favorite home design photos and... PDFs and other details of your home project. You can also use your Houzz ideabook... colors and layouts that appeal to you. When you're ready to get started on a remodel... you want and start narrowing down your choices. With a simple setting change, you can... comments and photos also, turning your ideabook into a joint project workbook. Here's..."