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Design Your Dream Home: Pool Bathroom

If you have a pool or are planning to install one, consider adding a dedicated bathroom in the pool area. You want a bathroom that is both aestheticly ...

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My Houzz: A New Layout Replaces Plans to Add On (25 photos)

Andrew and Amy Faulkner had spent some time and effort on plans to extend their master bedroom and add a bathroom to their family’s 1961 home in Mill Valley, California. “But the local planning department didn’t approve our proposal,” says Andrew, a graphic designer and artist. Architect Erika Shern...

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Designs in the Sand: Where to See the Best Sandcastles (6 photos)

Building and design pros can do incredible things with all kinds of materials, including sand. This summer, you can find them heading to the beach, not to relax, but to create awe-inspiring sand sculptures. Let’s take a look at what they build, how they do it and how you can get in on the summer fun....

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10 Steps to a Stress-Free Barbecue (10 photos)

One of the best ways to enjoy the hazy, lazy days of summer is to invite friends over for an alfresco feast. And if you want to ensure that your barbecue goes off without a hitch, take a look at these tips to plan ahead and keep the party going when night falls.

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Shop Houzz: Top 100 Lights Under $100 (103 photos)

Give your home a bright future with new lights. Illuminate your space from floor to ceiling by switching out those dated designs for these au courant styles. These brilliant popular picks will put the sparkle back into your rooms in a flash.

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How to Make Your Driveway Part of Your Garden (9 photos)

The often-overlooked planting area running alongside the driveway can provide an opportunity to increase your home’s curb appeal and help tie in a paved area to the rest of the landscape. Browse these nine ideas for driveway plantings of all styles, shapes and sizes, whether you’re looking for neat and...

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10 Homes That Dare to Be Different (10 photos)

There’s a time for playing it safe with a tastefully neutral exterior — when you plan to sell your home in the near future or when you belong to a homeowners association, for instance. But what if you didn’t have to worry about those things? If part of you longs to have the boldest house...

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Why Accent Walls Are Here to Stay (7 photos)

I’ve noticed several interior design trend forecasters recently declare that painted accent walls are “over.” Now, first off, I believe you should decorate your home the way you see fit, regardless of what’s considered fashionable. Very few of us have the time and money to redecorate on a whim...

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Shop Houzz: Up to 65% Off Bathtubs and Showers (142 photos)

Freshen up your washroom with crisp new features. Include a dreamy white tub and fresh shower fittings in your design, and you’ll be on your way to creating an in-home spa. Soak up this collection of bathroom focal points that emphasize tranquility and style while everything is on sale.
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10 Reasons to Work With (and Love) Black Marble (18 photos)

Move over, Carrara marble. White-based stone with gray or black veining will always be classic, but it’s time for so-called Nero marble to receive a little appreciation. Dark, moody stone brings even more drama to the table — or the counter, or the backsplash — and it has just as many uses in your decor....

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How to Do a Serious Garage Clean-Out (10 photos)

On my street, every home has a two-car garage. Yet hardly any of the garages are used to park two cars. Even fitting one car in the garage is a stretch for many of my neighbors. Because let’s be honest: It’s pretty common for the garage to turn into a home’s dumping ground.
Often, people...

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How to Get a Built-in Outdoor Grill (14 photos)

If grilling is one of your favorite outdoor activities, consider creating a built-in grill on your patio or in your yard that allows you to be a chef out in the fresh air.
Grills can make a house party easier by getting everyone outside. Your family and friends will feel more relaxed, because...

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What Your Weeds May Be Trying to Tell You (9 photos)

Weeds are ubiquitous. They produce large volumes of seeds that find their way into every corner of the landscape, particularly places with disturbed soils. Where they find appropriate conditions they will germinate and grow. By knowing some things about a particular weed’s preferences and tolerances,...

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12 Design Tips From This Week That You’ve Got to Try (12 photos)

Good design is all about the little things. A seemingly small decision or maneuver can pay off to create something big and captivating. Looking back on our articles for this week, we noticed design moves so clever that they make the entire room stand out. Consider including one of these ideas in your...

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Shop Houzz: Up to 65% Off Range Hoods and Appliances (64 photos)

Upgrade your kitchen with gleaming appliances that will help your daily routine achieve peak efficiency. Classic stainless steel sets the standard for durability to serve your space for decades to come. Start with a hardworking range and a powerful hood, then fill in other spaces with pieces...

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See the Cream of the Crop From Quilt National ’17 (14 photos)

As if being selected for Quilt National ’17 wasn’t enough of an honor, a dozen works received special recognition at the prestigious international exhibition of contemporary art quilts, which opens May 27 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. Any one of these award winners could spark a passion...

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Enjoy the Old-Fashioned Appeal of Garden Cosmos (6 photos)

It’s hard to find a flowering annual that is as versatile and easy to grow as garden cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus), which blooms spring through fall. Cosmos are an old-fashioned favorite, and their pink, purple and white flowers are still popular additions to warm-season gardens today. Their evenly...

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Make an Entrance With a Dramatic Front Door (8 photos)

Front doors can be much more than just a passageway into your home. When chosen well, they can complement your interior and exterior, or even show off your personality. Here are six beautiful doors, each in a distinct design style, that point the way.

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Gorgeous Plants for Mild-Climate Coastal Gardens (14 photos)

Life along the coast may be laid-back in most respects, but it can be a tough climate for common garden plants. Constant exposure to sun and salty marine winds, combined with quick-draining sandy soil, establishes a pretty demanding environment for many of our go-to shrubs and perennials.
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