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2019 Home Remodeling Trends

Is your home ready for 2019? Whether you want to refresh your space with a fun new twist or bring old décor up-to-date, now is a fantastic time ...

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50 Picture-Perfect Powder Rooms (50 photos)

The powder room has long been a favorite space for designers to transform into a jewel box. Whether with bold wallpaper, an innovative sink or sensational lighting, the designers of these powder rooms were willing to throw caution to the wind to create a knockout space that pleases the eye. Explore these...

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10 Times to Hire a Professional Organizer (10 photos)

Wondering if it’s time to hire a professional organizer? This pro is trained to set up spaces that function smoothly and efficiently, eliminate clutter, create filing systems and teach you processes and solutions you can rely on to stay on track after he or she leaves. If you are going through a major...

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How to Create a De-Stress Zone at Home (9 photos)

With a new year comes a new opportunity to leave past stresses behind and start fresh. And for homeowners who are resolving to bring more peace and tranquility into their hectic lives, experts say an at-home space dedicated to meditation or relaxation can work wonders.

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New to Houzz? Here’s How to Create and Use Ideabooks (20 photos)

A Houzz ideabook is a place where you can store ideas and build dreams. You can save everything you see on Houzz in your ideabooks, including your favorite home design photos, stories, profiles of home service professionals, products, discussions, notes and other details of your home project.
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10 Organizing Essentials for a Hardworking Mudroom (10 photos)

When you don’t have a mudroom, it can seem as though this magical space is the answer to all entryway clutter problems. Unfortunately, even when you have a space dedicated to housing all of your family’s boots and backpacks, all that stuff doesn’t just organize itself. That’s where this guide...

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Houzz TV: See What It’s Like to Live in a Glass House (6 photos)

Kim and Jeff Valles have called a glass house home for 10 years and wouldn’t have had it any other way. “A glass home was pretty frightening in the beginning,” Jeff says, but now it’s the homes with solid walls that feel foreign to him. “You sit in someone else’s living room and you...

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Fill Your Garden With Visions of Serenity (10 photos)

Gardens of every shape and size can be places of sanctuary — somewhere to go to rejuvenate and take a break from the rush of daily life. But while the calming ability of gardens is universal, what specifically brings you a feeling of serenity in a garden can be quite personal. You might prefer smooth...

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These Peaceful Gardens Show the Beauty in Winter Bareness (12 photos)

Winter gardens urge us to look a little closer to find interest in form, color and texture. Whether it’s the glittering effect of ornamental grasses covered in frost or the subtle color variation among the bare branches of deciduous trees, there’s plenty to appreciate in the winter landscape.
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Kitchen of the Week: White Cabinets and an Open Layout (8 photos)

Bryan and Lisa Kelly enjoy blending the styles of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School movement with modernism. So when they purchased their two-bedroom condo in Wheaton, Illinois, they wanted to update the existing kitchen and create a clean, modern space with roots in older, more traditional design...

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12 Ways to Set Up Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating (14 photos)

As we move deeper into January, don’t get discouraged if you’ve slipped on your New Year’s resolutions to eat more healthfully or lose weight. Instead, make reaching those goals easier to accomplish by getting the right cooking and dining setup to form new habits. There are many things you or your designer...

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Shorter Wait Times to Start a Remodeling Project (6 photos)

If you’re looking to hire a construction firm for your remodel, you may be pleased to learn that wait times are down by 1.7 weeks nationally compared with this time last year. The wait time to hire a U.S. construction firm for a midsize renovation project is now an average of 4.8...

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How to Pick Out a Coffee Table (14 photos)

A coffee table does a lot of work. It needs to hold books, magazines, drinks, food — even games on game night. You might want to put your feet up on it, or the kids might need a place for coloring. Plus it’s usually smack dab in the middle of the room, where you can’t miss it — so make sure it’s a good...

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Is Your Bedroom Designed for a Good Night’s Sleep? (11 photos)

Imagine a clutter-free space dedicated to luxuriously restful slumber — a room where everything from the scent in the air to the sheets is carefully chosen to enhance feelings of relaxation, peace and (yawn …) sleep. You’ve got the blackout shades, now here are 10 little things, from bedtime rituals...

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6 Habits to Reduce Clutter at Home This Year (6 photos)

Is maintaining a neater, more organized home part of your New Year’s resolutions? Then try changing a few home habits to help keep clutter at bay. I’ve found there are a dozen simple habits that can help you keep your home tidy. In this story, we’ll look at the first six.
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How to Talk About Your Style With Home Pros (11 photos)

When you’re preparing to work with a pro on a home project, whether it’s an architect, landscape designer, interior decorator or another design professional, communicating your preferences in a clear way can help your designer understand exactly what you’re looking for — and deliver results you love....

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7 Essential Features of a Well-Designed Kitchen (7 photos)

When you’re planning a new kitchen, the layout is, of course, key to making the space work efficiently. But there are other things to think about. Take a look at this checklist to ensure that you tick ofyf seven essential elements of a well-designed space.

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10 Creative Designs for Brick Patios and Walkways (14 photos)

Brick may be a classic material, but used with a little creativity, it can offer a wide range of options for gardens ranging from traditional to contemporary. For example, you can play with the arrangement of bricks to establish an unusual pattern, combine bricks with other paving materials for color...

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The 10 Most Popular Home Tours of 2018 (12 photos)

At the end of each year, it’s always fascinating to discover which homes the Houzz community fell in love with the most. As 2018 comes to a close, it’s wonderful to look back and see that the most popular homes featured in our Houzz Tour articles spanned a wide range of sizes and styles. There...

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Feast Your Eyes on Holiday Dishes Around the World (20 photos)

What would Christmas be without the taste of turkey and the smell of gingerbread baking in the oven? Or was that the taste of oysters and the smell of roasting chestnuts? Work up an appetite and get inspired with this tour of Christmas and New Year’s food from around the world. And if you’re looking...

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9 Fresh Concrete Patio Ideas for Yards of all Styles (13 photos)

Easy to overlook, given that it’s so common, concrete may be one of the most versatile building materials out there. Stain it, score it or mix it with pebbles, durable concrete offers a blank slate for design ideas and has the advantage of complementing any landscape style.
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New This Week: 4 Kitchens With Balanced Color Schemes (8 photos)

Color in kitchens can be tricky. Too much and you start to lose cohesiveness in the design. Too little and you risk being stuck with something boring and bland. The sweet spot is somewhere in the middle. The right kitchen color scheme is balanced and simple, usually with no more than three colors working...

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The 10 Most Popular Kitchens of the Week From 2018 (10 photos)

The 10 most popular kitchens featured in our Kitchen of the Week series in 2018 had well-planned baking stations, deep cabinet drawers, freestanding freezers and even a secret pantry door. Smart storage solutions and eat-in spaces were also popular with Houzz readers, and there was some movement away...

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Houzz Tour: London Apartment Gets a Sense of Spaciousness (23 photos)

Sagging floors, cracked walls and a run-down interior made this Victorian apartment in London far from a desirable place to live, so the owners called in architect Daniel Rees. Besides rectifying the structural issues, Rees updated and visually expanded the apartment in a way that was sympathetic to...

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