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8 Little Remodeling Touches That Make a Big Difference
Make your life easier while making your home nicer, with these design details you'll really appreciate
"did our remodel, our contractor suggested a thousand things I had never really thought... trash containers. We used the kind of containers that are about 3 feet tall (I'm... kitchen remodel. Now, I just need similar ideas for the bath! We have 2 full and 1... Great ideas! I have some of these, not all, but the one I don't have that I covet... of the containers in my pantry. When I pull the drawer open I can find what I'm looking..."
8 Ways to Spruce Up an Older Bathroom (Without Remodeling)
"the same idea. This idea book was to help give ideas to help people that are living... get some ideas -- but would love to get some outside ideas too! Excuse the mess -- that's... like the idea of contrasting it. I'm planning on doing retro remodeling of my tiny... love the idea of playing up the funky colored tiles with fun wallpaper, light fixtures... post! Any ideas to jazz up a 70's avocado green titled bath? I LOVE the tile but the..."
Modernize Your Old Kitchen Without Remodeling
Keep the charm but lose the outdated feel, and gain functionality, with these tricks for helping your older kitchen fit modern times
"love the "idea" of open shelving and it looks great with all the white dishes and glassware... storage container which can then be emptied. Just installed one so too soon to know... love the idea to start out with just one portion of the open cabinets, thus I can show... had no idea how to reheat some food! I think we have become very dependent on that... when we remodel, I sure hope we have room for the unit you pictured here. WOW!!! I'm..."
Want an Easy Tropical Oasis? Think Container Plants
Tropical plants have taken one coastal community by storm. Come on a walk with us to get ideas for your own porch, patio or garden
"to get ideas for your own porch, patio or garden... several — container gardens. I was in heaven! Tropicals and succulents were abundant... these containers, due to the heat and humidity in this area. Often they were used... or two container gardens to photograph on vacation, but the photos of plants on this... tropical container garden could give it to you with minimal investment. Here's some... garden ideas for where you live..."
10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel
Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features
"ladder idea, I can unhook one side to lie against the wall when not in use. Now... Landry idea I have raised appliances in my laundry room. But forget any upper storage... got the idea to raise the front loaders from Houzz. It's such a practical concept.... made and contains laundry supplies. I still use the old oak clothes bars when I wash... pretty ideas to make the laundry room look nicer or preform better. But what about..."
Contractor Tips: How to Shop for Your Remodel
Small mistakes in buying remodeling materials can add up to huge cost overruns. Here's how to get things right the first time
"buying remodeling materials can add up to huge cost overruns. Here's how to get things... costs of a remodel are for materials, so it pays to be mindful of potential pitfalls.... a good idea to have as much of your new materials on site before you begin demo.... a good idea too. I also see during renovations some really dangerous DIY fixes that... 1978 can contain lead, so appropriate precautions must be taken. Here's information..."
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Steps to Surviving a Remodel
Living through a kitchen remodel isn't always fun, but these steps will help you work around a kitchen in disarray
"kitchen remodel isn't always fun, but these steps will help you work around a kitchen... kitchen remodeling job you've planned for months is finally ready to begin! Now comes... kitchen remodel and have used many of these ideas. However, no one has mentioned having... constructive ideas for living through a kitchen remodel. I just signed a contract for new... These ideas and solutions are great! We are starting a kitchen gutting/remodel in..."
The Case for Waiting to Remodel
We know, you're excited to make your home match your vision. But your vision may change once you've lived there awhile
"eye to remodeling it, you may be tempted to make big changes right away — but there... time-consuming remodeling project before you've had a chance to live in and experience your... The idea of not rushing into the remodel is a good one. Even though I lived in... during the remodel. We should be able to contain most of the mess because the master... more, our ideas have grown & developed over the years, it's been worth waiting for. Looking..."
10 Tips to Maximize Your Whole-House Remodel
Cover all the bases now to ensure many years of satisfaction with your full renovation, second-story addition or bump-out
"whole-house remodel or second-story addition is in your future, here’s are 10 tips to maximize... ideas presented in this idea book. But I have to say the idea of being able to add... types of ideas and learn from others' experiences, so thanks for this idea book! @vutt73... a bad idea, don't necessarily rule it out. I like #10 a lot and that should go for... loved the ideas and photos. I personally am NOT fan of quiet bathroom fans. Yes,..."
Pearls of Wisdom From a Real-Life Kitchen Remodel
What your best friend would tell you if you were embarking on a renovation and she'd been there, done that
"I remodeled our kitchen and dining room in 2011 (you can see the whole house here)... her own remodel asked me what I wish I had done differently or what I wish I had thought... with our remodel. There are maybe a couple of things I would change, but for the most... major remodel of townhome with a galley style kitchen. Any pictures and ideas for... like your idea off pull out drawers over lazysusan. Your baking pan cabinet and spice..."
Where to Splurge, Where to Save in Your Remodel
Learn how to balance your budget and set priorities to get the home features you want with the least compromise
"ing a remodel is always a financial balancing act, no matter the budget. Chances... setting a remodeling budget is a very personal endeavor, it can help to get a big-picture... realistic idea of what things cost and a more realistic idea of how long it takes to... anyone have ideas on ceiling lights? We will probably end up with track lighting but the... our own ideas into plans. Don't skimp on cabinet handles in your kitchen or bathrooms..."
Contractor Tips: 10 Ways to Remodel Greener
Push past the hype and learn what really makes a renovation kind to the earth and easy on your wallet
"means to remodel green. Being green starts long before you think about where you want... gone. Remodeling can be a wasteful process. The least we can do is proceed thoughtfully... in your idea-book. I was so impressed I went and looked at your other idea-books,... favorite ideas which save money or even make money for my clients while also being... Trailer Container-to satisfy the Municipal Temporary Rental Permit-saved a bundle and..."
Bathroom Remodel Insight: A Houzz Survey Reveals Homeowners’ Plans
Tub or shower? What finish for your fixtures? Find out what bathroom features are popular — and the differences by age group
"bathroom remodel or already in the process of one about their needs and desires. Of... like the idea of having a squeegee in the shower but the one we tried many years ago... beautiful ideas. Thank you so much for all the photos! Large tiles,( small tiles equals... self contained toilet rooms. It's dark, and tiny! And who comes into the bathroom... great ideas. We have a shower downstair and a soaking tub in the upstairs bathroom..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Kitchen Remodel
"kitchen remodel and it could be featured on Houzz... kitchen remodel. Your kitchen may soon end up on the Houzz homepage.... get the idea. Oh rats... two more. You can see why I am not a tech, or a photographer... (Mom's idea). My dad did the demo -- carefully, so I could refinish the cabs. I... was his idea to stain them a color. The beadboard cabs are the ones I bought unfinished... you get idea We live in a heritage home and I wanted a kitchen that felt in keeping..."
Should You Stay or Should You Go for a Remodel? 10 Points to Ponder
"For remodels big and small, homeowners all have to answer the same question: Should... of your remodel and these nine other things you might never have considered.... impractical ideas that No one could have anticipated from the drawings alone. I would... a good idea to add time to the contractors estimate as it always takes at least a... could contain them. We saved so much by staying and nothing was stolen, like everyone..."