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Simple Pleasures: Cozy Up Your Reading Spot
Losing yourself in a good book is even better with these ideas for reading comfortably all around the house
"these ideas for reading comfortably all around the house... over the house again (we moved in the new house 8 months ago and he'd already filled... dream house, room by room. Whenever I think of where I'd like to live, mentally... around the house where we like to read. Trying to cut the number of physical books we... in the house, I decided to read them electronically - so for me it's either my computer... I have small tables, lamps, and footrests everywhere; a recliner, and, of course,..."
Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Bathrooms of 2011
"Get ideas for your house from the 20 most popular bathroom photos added to Houzz... most. Small but spacious, clean looking without having to be modern. I would, however... The small strips of marble tile on the shower wall add visual interest to this... up the small shower. Houzz users also loved the dual fixtures and the combination... large and small wall tiles. 2. The strip of foggy blue at the top of this bathroom takes..."
The Classic Slipper Chair: A Handy Accent for Any Room
"great ideas for using this superbly versatile armless chair around the house... space too small for an armchair. Just pull the chairs closer into the center of the... lamp, small table and a shared ottoman in the center. Thanks to its narrow shape... fit in a small area without looking awkward, while adding beauty to a foyer. And harking... have a small space off to the side. Add slipper chairs there to create a little reading..."
Houzz Tour: Back to the ’50s in the Heart of Bordeaux
A great laboratory for ideas, the interior of this house in Bordeaux has been renovated according to 1950s Scandinavian design
"laboratory for ideas, the interior of this house in Bordeaux has been renovated according... Bordeaux house she purchased two years ago had been vacant for a decade. “It was a very... very dark house, entirely carpeted,” Étienne says. “I had no other option than restructure... of the house. It’s “made of cement tiles dressed with a ’50s cubic pattern,” Étienne... catalog House Doctor grace the walls by the door. Frames hanging along the staircase..."
6 Efficient, Eco-Friendly Projects
"Get ideas for a more sustainable design from the tiniest of houses to an entire community... tiniest of houses and whole new communities.... great idea for a cabin at a weekend get- away or as a playhouse for children. I... passive house - learn more from the full ideabook, it's rather fascinating: http://www... about this house 2. Living large in a tiny house. This home is only 7' x 16.' The owner... Tiny House Company. Using every square inch of space wisely and paring down one's..."
Attract Home Buyers Easily With Great Photography
Show your home's best face in real estate listing photos to have potential buyers knocking down your door
"buying a house, I first screen the houses based on what I see online, then decide if... of your house. Take your own photos of the spaces in your house from different angles... staged the house myself and took my own photos, and together we sold the house for 40%... recent house hunt. There has only been a handful of houses that the pictures matched... 'selling the house,' but do pictures really 'sell the house'? The pictures make me want..."
Take Better Photographs of Your House in a Snap
Let your home show its true colors with these tips for photographing with the right camera settings, lighting and more
"sell a house. If you have a stainless steel sink and lights hanging near it then... selling my house last year. I took them in different light, at different angles, and... or your house isn't sparkly clean, this will be highlighted, too. Another easy trick... For small rooms, try standing outside the room and placing the camera just by the... luck, my house sold in 3 weeks. Halogen work lights! Cheap, usually found in the garage..."
Meet 4 Basic Types of Home Photographers
Capture the details of your home's architecture or a fleeting moment — just don't expect both from the same photographer
"overall house, interior scope or scale, relationship to the exterior, exterior scope... of the housing magazines, and often here on Houzz's featured photos, is all about... about a small, limited decorated stage set, with little apparent interest in telling or... looking for ideas about decorating a dresser top, and utterly useless to those looking... looking for ideas about how interior spaces relate to one another and complement each other..."
How to Take Home Design Photos
Quality images preserve memories, create great design portfolios and help you sell a home. See how to show your place at its best
"Good idea Laurel - That should be next in the series!! My husband often complains... different ideas. Many thanks! What suggestions do you have for lighting, particularly... seems small and slightly insignificant. In this photo, however, the sculpture seems... at the house, showing the home, the surrounding vegetation and the wide open sky above... making small changes to the levels, curves, brightness and contrast of your photos..."
Primp Your Powder Room on a Shoestring
Small budgets and small powder rooms are made for each other, with inexpensive mirrors, wall coverings and accessories that flatter
"Small budgets and small powder rooms are made for each other, with inexpensive mirrors... They're so small and manageable that it doesn't take a ton of effort or cash to give them... someone's house... Love the peony wallpaper! I'm not sure I could do a whole room in... Love your ideas. I would add put artwork in your bathroom! Next to the kitchen, it's... beach house powder bath. Vivid stripes and flirty fringe on these versatile rugs..."
Easy Green: 10 Tiny Homes That Live Large
Go ahead, micromanage. These 10 inventive spaces show how to pack a lot of living and style into small square footage
"average house, you will use far less energy and water, and produce less waste. And... approach small-space living. Get tips on living with less from these 10 unique and... doable ideas. Another small space design solution that goes with the other "foldable"... beautiful ideas here. Images 2 and 3 are soooo lovely. Oh! And that little place in Bordeaux... Great ideas ! I love the use of spaces in Europe because they represent how must..."
8 Benefits of Cottage Living
"So Big House books). Sure, you have less space. But you gain in other ways. Lets look... smaller house! Having lived in large houses and small houses I have definitely seen... less. Small and stylish. I love my. Small house, love so quick to clean, only room... consider our house to be small, its our house and having multiple living rooms and toilets... larger house, we can attest that small is good. My only regret is that this house..."
Discover a Hobbit House Fit for Bilbo Baggins
Part art studio, part guesthouse and all charm, this imaginative Colorado cottage looks like it grew right out of the earth
"the main house, which feels like an old turn-of-the-century cottage,” says one of the... for more small house ideas there is a WONDERFUL one that I think was featured on Tiny... This is a house built for royalty! I want this house!!!!! I love hobbit houses, and this... guest house, I would LOVE to see the main house! Incredible timber and masonry work... exceptional small homes. Not small as in Tumbleweed-petite, and not portable, but perhaps..."
28 Great Homes Smaller Than 1,000 Square Feet
"seems small to one person can feel like a palace to another. But after looking at... 60 sq m house. Thank you! Nice read! People in small house own pets How am I supposed... house by todays standards. Our smallest house house was a little over 1000 SF and... of the house. None of the small houses shown here have basements to my knowledge... factor in small house design. And small is relative. These homes are beautiful! Everyone..."
10 Tiny Kitchens Whose Usefulness You Won't Believe
Ingenious solutions from simple tricks to high design make this roundup of small kitchens an inspiring sight to see
"roundup of small kitchens an inspiring sight to see... deal with small spaces — they've embraced them. With solutions including cutting boards... these small kitchens can't help but inspire.... storage ideas! We definitely need them. Cute ideas for utilizing a small space, but... leave the house. Oh, to have my OWN house! my small kitchen 9X13 Most of these kitchens... these small kitchen ideas! I used a mirror on the back wall of my small galley kitchen..."