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Christmas Trends for 2017

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Do all the stores have all their reindeer and candy canes out on display? That can ...

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8 Trends From the Most Popular New Kitchens on Houzz (10 photos)

It’s fun to try to predict what the most popular new photos on Houzz will be. (For the record, my money would have been on a modern farmhouse look in the kitchen, but I was wrong.) We measured the popularity of the newest photos by how many people added them to their personal...

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7 Ways to Make the Most of the Coming Fall Weekend (7 photos)

We’re thick into fall now — it’s a good weekend to rake leaves, and then curl up with an engrossing book and a mug of something warm to drink. Here are seven weekend could-dos, including watching monarch butterflies and getting ready for trick-or-treaters.

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Plant Easygoing Grape Hyacinth for Reliable Repeat Blooms (10 photos)

Grape hyacinths (Muscari spp.) are truly plant-and-forget bulbs. Get them in the ground in fall, and then come spring — and for years to come — their distinctive, relatively long-lasting blooms and sweet, light fragrance will add ground-level color to your garden. They get their name from their...

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Hit the Mark With Creative House Numbers (12 photos)

Think of house numbers as the frosting on the cake of your home’s exterior — a detail that adds the finishing touch to the front yard. Instead of settling for something ordinary, consider something that expresses your style and bumps up the curb appeal. These nine examples use unexpected materials and...

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12 Fabulous Fall Container Gardens (13 photos)

Embrace the bold tones of autumn with containers filled with eye-catching foliage in brilliant gold, fiery orange and deep burgundy. By choosing plants based on your climate, you can create dramatic displays that will last well into the holidays. In cold climates, select plants that are resistant to...

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10 Takeaways From the Most Popular New Patio Photos (11 photos)

A strong patio design creates an easy transition between a home and the rest of the yard. Materials, furniture, architectural elements, plantings and lighting are all important players in patio design, and Houzz users have taken note of their favorites. Here are 10 of the most popular patio photos uploaded...

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It Can Work: When Your Living Room Is Your Bedroom (6 photos)

It’s the perpetual design challenge for a studio apartment: how to create an appealing living space that feels cozy, comfortable and not cramped. Each of these five studio apartments accomplishes that in its own way. We’re not talking about penthouse lofts — none is larger than 550 square feet. And though...

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Trending Now: Standout Details From 10 Top Powder Rooms (10 photos)

Powder rooms are the jewel boxes of home design. They’re compact, typically seen by guests and ready candidates for a little design boldness. Here, shown in reverse order, are the 10 most popular powder room photos uploaded from July through September, as measured by the number of...

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Spotted! Denim Interiors From Around the World (18 photos)

It’s a good bet that you’re wearing a pair of jeans while reading this — about half the world’s population is at any point in time. Every year, 3.9 billion pairs of jeans are manufactured in the global market, which is worth roughly $75 billion, according to Amy Leverton, author of Denim Dudes....

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End of Season Sale: Up to 80% Off (208 photos)

Sunny days can be enjoyed dining alfresco and lounging in a new chair. Lawn games keep you active, and fire pits bring warmth as the weather cools down. This outdoor collection brings natural charm to your backyard.
Sale ends October 15, 2017.

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Tiny Changes to Transform Your Rooms for Fall (10 photos)

As winter approaches, it’s time to snuggle down and make the most of being at home. Although it can be hard to motivate ourselves to make major interior changes as temperatures drop, there are plenty of little tweaks that will make a surprisingly big difference. So ring in the new season with these small...

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Trending Now: The Top 10 New Bathrooms on Houzz (10 photos)

The pairing of white and wood, a popular combination in many rooms, is also sought after in the bathroom. Here are the 10 most popular bathroom photos uploaded from July through September, as measured by the number of people who saved them to their Houzz ideabooks, starting with No. 10.

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Inspiring Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn (13 photos)

Lawns have their place in the American landscape. They are visually uncomplicated and easy on the eyes. As play surfaces, most turfgrass types are able to take some abuse and are relatively easy on the abusers. But it is safe to say we have way more lawn than is needed, considering all the other options...

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How to Refresh Your Bathroom on Any Budget (7 photos)

When you’re ready to do more than just upgrade the towel situation, but you aren’t quite ready for a full bathroom renovation, consider planning a bathroom refresh. By not tampering with the layout (or adding square feet), you can bring costs way down while making some pretty major changes. Whether...

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Fireplace Design

There was a time when the fireplace, known as the hearth, was considered the heart of the home—and for good reason. It was where most household activities took place, ...

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Design Your Dream Home: Media Room

When deciding what features people want in their dream home, many time they choose a media room. As with any room in your home, you should carefully consider exactly how you ...

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Pets’ Place: Greyhounds Baeley and Wyst Take It Easy (8 photos)

With their long legs and sleek physiques, greyhounds are built for speed. But once retired, lounging is a top priority, and they tend to be low-maintenance pets. Greyhounds Wyst and Baeley live in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, adjacent to Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.
Both...

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Photo Tips to Help You Capture the Beauty in Your Garden (6 photos)

If you ever wonder what someone cares about, watch what he or she photographs. We take pictures of the people we love, projects we worked hard on and moments that brought us joy. However, what is a photo if it’s not high quality?
We’ve all seen not-so-great images, and taken some ourselves. They...

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The 8 Germiest Places in Your Kitchen (8 photos)

The kitchen has more places for cooties than anywhere else in your home – even more than your bathroom, on average. We are going to look at those spots where bacteria love to hide and give you some tips and tools to keep them clean and sanitary.

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Top Bathroom Products With Free Shipping (136 photos)

Whether you’re upgrading or starting with a clean slate, this curated collection contains all the essentials for an enhanced washroom experience. Shop this collection for popular fixtures, furniture, lighting, linens and more accessories that ship free.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Covers for Cozy Winter Nights (13 photos)

Snuggling in bed under a layer of cozy covers makes for a deliciously warm feeling, especially in the face of unrelenting winter chill. If you’re in the market for a new blanket or quilt, be sure to read this guide for advice on how to choose the best bedding for your needs.

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