Design and decorating advice is more than just suggesting a cute pillow to go on your sofa. At its best a helpful article can empower people with tools that give them just a little more control over the way they live inside their homes — and remind them of how happy their homes make them.
In 2014 many of the most popular stories on Houzz struck the right nerve with readers by offering simple, practical solutions to everyday problems, such as finding the right kitchen storage, getting the most out of a small bathroom and making any room look better.
In case you missed them, here are the articles that everyone was talking about.
1. 12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better
Learn why you should pick your paint color last and other useful tips everyone should know.See the full article
2. 11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black
Want to make your home classier? Black doors might be for you. And there are 10 more reasons you should break out the black paint right now. See the full article
3. Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens
Sometimes it’s nice to just dream of the perfect kitchen. Here we gathered 12 envy-inducing white kitchens. You’re welcome. See the full article
4. 10 Tips for Chic Little Bathrooms
Soothing colors, tiny tubs and more can help make the most of your small bathroom.See the full article
5. Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
Here’s a look at remodeling cost ranges for basic, upper-range and high-end bathrooms. See the full article
6. How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
Tired of your kitchen cabinets but can’t afford all-new ones? Refacing your old ones could be your best bet.See the full article
7. Houzz Quiz: What’s Your Decorating Style?
If you’re stuck on how to define your style, let this fun and quirky quiz do some of the legwork for you. See the full article
8. 13 Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas and What They Cost
We all want to keep our kitchen tools in check. Here we include the cost of some great solutions so you can make the right decision.See the full article
9. 12 Ideas for a Knockout Kitchen
Consider a geometric or chevron backsplash, a magnet wall, decals and more to instantly energize your kitchen. See the full article
10. How to Add a Kitchen Backsplash
A new backsplash can completely transform the vibe in your kitchen. Here’s what to know about what it will cost, how long it will take and what options you have. See the full article