Houzz is the new way to design your home.
8 Great Ways to Use Landscape Pavers
"slabs of stone. Here's a look at some successful uses of these great-looking, purposeful... refuse to use those same multi-colored, pebble and stone 12x12s that sucked the soul... soul of my neighbors' yards, I have taken a liking to simple concrete pavers as well... examples of the use of these large pavers. Unfortunately can be a bit of maintenance... the back of my house using techo bloc blu60 in Champlain grey with a banding of villagio..."
Color Feast: Yes, You Can Use Blue in the Dining Room
"Most of us turn to warm hues — shades of red, gold and tan — when picking a color... examples of blue dining rooms, along with tips on how to use blue in your own dining... Love using it in my paintings! So in love with blue hues again! Used to be nothing... would use the turquoise on the ceiling or the walls, but not both. If you use it... awesome line of paint! This author has included lots of Dunn Edwards paints in plenty of..."
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
"details of your home project. You can also use your Houzz ideabook to communicate... dreaming of a kitchen remodel, collecting photos of kitchens you like can help you pinpoint... photo of the kind of fence we wanted. He said it was a better picture than what he... impressions of whatever it is that I like; "The color of the chair plays nicely with the... stacks of my own photos of gardens and plants. Now all I have to do is choose a few..."
Clever New Uses for the Picture Frame
"typical use of the picture frame. These days frames can be utilized in a variety of... world of frame options is at your fingertips. If you have frames sitting around with... this post useful!! It really is crazy how many things you can pull out of storage (or... boards of the house! While for insulation we had to re-board the wall, we did cut... we have used a picture frame, industrial velcroed to the new wall, to frame the original..."
Design Greener: Using Reclaimed Wood
"big part of sustainable design is repurposing and reusing. While, thank goodness, s... kinds of character that they worked hard to earn in former lives. They have distress... layer of history to your home with reclaimed wood. I'm actually living by example... a fan of using reclaimed wood, and wish more people understood the value of reusing... history, all of it. We are planing on using reclaimed canary board for our floors throughout..."
4 Cool Paint Colors Touted for 2014 — and How to Use Them
"whole slew of bold accent hues. I’ve gathered together images of interiors featuring... colors of 2014: Pantone | Benjamin Moore | Sherwin-Williams | PPG Pittsburgh Paints... piece of Faux-Cotswold Whimsy too far for me. As if. The kind of people who use this... because of what it is made of. The high level of ground pigments, along with the base... photos of all of the colors are fantastic! I love the old spaces and the inclusion..."
Bathed in Color: When to Use Red in the Bath
Rev up your space and flatter all skin tones with bold, beautiful red on bathroom walls, floors and fixtures
"handful of my favorite vibrant red paint colors and a selection of ravishing and inspiring... injection of bold red is a good way to prevent a room from feeling cold and sterile.... Scraps of MDF *Some fine drywall skills *2 coats of primer * 5 top coats of red paint... should be used in moderation (besides for brick of course!) I so want shimmery red tile... PA I used red for a nursery - not your typical choice but I used it sparingly and..."
Create a DIY Homework Station They’ll Really Use
Start the school year on the right foot by setting up an inviting study zone with things you may already own
"the end of summer ushers in back-to-school time for our three children; it also marks... beginning of crazy sports schedules, homework sessions and other school projects. Needless... the time of year when I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to make our home... front of the table is free for use. It's either that or end up mediating elbow-jostling... great deal of time, money and energy creating a spot that won't be used. Asking two school..."
10 Great Ways to Use Kitchen Corners
What's your angle? Whether you want more storage, display space or room for hanging out in your kitchen, these ideas can help
"the most of a corner in every room of the house. Today I'll start with the kitchen.... a pile of stuff you've been meaning to clean up occupying it, it could be ripe for... Lots of great ideas here Becky! Thank you. Particularly like the idea of the... excellent use of one kitchen corner, with both lower & upper heavy-duty Lazy Susans!... .most of us work to avoid that look!?? is this not the age of "clutter busting "..."
10 Tips for Using Outdoor Fire Bowls
"perfect time of year to sit outside late into the evening, and nothing makes that better... warmth of a fire. But if you don't want to spend megabucks on an outdoor fireplace... instead of spending your time on installation, you get to spend your time enjoying... have one of the inexpensive and portable fire pits that I use on my back deck. Love... example of fire bowls integrated into the backyard. My preference is concrete albeit..."
Straight From the Runway: The Blues to Use at Home
"examples of awesome pattern layering. Let's take a look at one of my life-long favorite... me tons of ideas for home fashions. There are so many fun color combinations and examples... color of mine. Another great choice of blue is Cloudless Day by Martha Stewart. It's... definitely one of my favorite color combos and always in style. http://brightboldbeautiful... Drysdale using a starburst mirror and her Signature Color Lipstick Plus but she, as..."
Room of the Day: Storage Attic Now an Uplifting Master Suite
Tired of sharing a bathroom with their 2 teenage kids, this couple moves on up to a former attic space
"Tired of sharing a bathroom with their 2 teenage kids, this couple moves on up to... neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. They endured for years until they finally found the time... being used for storage. They put together a design team and got to work creating... best of all, their own bathroom.... Great use of space. I am thinking of doing the same thing and it is wonderful seeing... but all of the rest certainly does. Nice use of existing space and fenestration. How..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Cottage-Chic Kitchen on a Budget
See how a designer transformed her vacation cottage kitchen with salvage materials, vintage accents, paint and a couple of splurges
"slate and used authentic vintage accents and bursts of bright color to pull this kitchen... the door of this 1940s Oregon kitchen — despite the shag carpeting, horrifying heater... coast of good primer, sand again, 2 coats of very good paint--a lot of work but well... the kind of remodeling that is within my grasp. Only instead of a smeg I'll be purchasing... see pics of the rest of the house. A charming space. I am working with a very similar..."
Kitchen of the Week: Simple Lines and Bold Color
"proprietors of Caldwell Vineyards. They agreed to let their home be used for the Traditional... color of the grape leaves at this time of year.”... the task of redoing this farmhouse kitchen, designers Catherine and Justine Macfee,... nature of a farm kitchen, but the orange accents owe a debt to Hermès — a company... that they used a blacksmith for some of the custom pieces! The craftsmanship of the... color of one (shelves) and the material and absence of color of the other (white..."
Kitchen of the Week: Pushing Boundaries in a San Francisco Victorian
If the roll-up garage door doesn’t clue you in, the blue cabinets and oversize molding will: This kitchen is no ordinary Victorian galley
"DeWitt of Hwang DeWitt admits he prefers the sleek lines of modernism and the freedom... version of a turn-of-the-century kitchen,” he says. “I wanted to push the boundaries... freedom of a healthy budget, but when a cousin and his wife approached him to design... Victorian using limited funds, family ties meant he couldn’t say no. “But I warned them... principles of architect Adolf Loos. Photography by Alex Amend..."