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What To Expect During Your Remodel

Most home remodeling projects start out with a dream. Pair that dream with the right contractor and budget, and you end up with the perfect combination. It’s important ...

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Spruce Up your Space for the Holidays

The air is getting cooler and holiday music is playing in the stores. You know what that means: family and friends will be coming over for holiday gatherings. ...

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Create an Inviting Space for Guests

When you’re expecting overnight guests in your home, you want your guest room to be cozy and comfortable. Whether your guests are visiting for a couple of days ...

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How to Make the Most of Your Kitchen’s Back Side (11 photos)

Your kitchen island may be functional, full of cabinetry and topped with your favorite countertop material. Your family sits around it, your guests congregate by it, and you may feel like you spend more time standing in front of it than anywhere else. But how does its back side look?
The rear...

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We Want to See Your Creative Fall Container Gardens! (4 photos)

By now, parts of the garden have started to go to sleep for the season. Front doors, patios, paths and decks are still on display, maybe even more so with holidays on the way. Container gardens, whether evergreen or designed for fall, dress up these outdoor spaces.
We’d love to see photos of...

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What You Should Know About Composting in Winter (9 photos)

Just because the weather has turned chilly — or even downright icy and snowy — doesn’t mean your outdoor compost pile needs to hibernate for the winter. After all, you still have kitchen scraps, leaves and other materials to get rid of.
It’s relatively simple to keep composting outside over winter,...

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Highest-Rated Area Rugs (100 photos)

These rugs have earned high marks for making a space feel comfortably chic. Bring out your signature style with this collection of favored patterns, materials and colors.

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7 Ways to Make the Most of This Weekend (7 photos)

It’s a good weekend to check off a few tasks (like getting your knives sharpened) before the holiday season begins in earnest, add some cozy comforts around the house and hang a wreath on the front door. Also, with Veterans Day coming up on Saturday, Nov. 11, show your gratitude for veterans’ service...

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How to Style Your Home for an Open House (12 photos)

If you are selling your home, you will want it to look its best when you hold an open house. If you can afford to hire a professional stager, do it! Their skills can do wonders for your home’s apparent value. But if that’s not within your budget, don’t worry — just follow these room-by-room...

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Your Guide to a Simpler Turkey Day (13 photos)

What with cleaning, shopping, table setting and all those (many, many) dishes to cook, pulling off Thanksgiving dinner is a major accomplishment. If you’re planning to host the big meal this year, whether it’s your first time or your 20th, chances are you’d love to make it a bit easier — which is where...

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How to Choose the Right Vacuum (12 photos)

We all have friends who tell us they’ve found the perfect vacuum. But you should realize that your friend’s ideal appliance may not be the perfect one for you. Everyone has different preferences and different homes. Let’s take a look at some of the different kinds of flooring used today and which type...

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Jump-Start Your Kitchen With These Minimalist Essentials (17 photos)

Whether you’re setting up your kitchen for the first time, downsizing or just aiming to simplify your life with a more minimalist kitchen setup, this guide is a good place to begin. If you own only the 22 items on this list (we’ll assume you’re starting with a can opener) you’ll be in good shape to tackle...

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Get That Calming, Minimalist Feel With Any Decor Style (17 photos)

As a professional home organizer, I work with many clients who are on a quest to pare down their possessions to create a tranquil home where they can relax and recharge. Often, we look together at inspirational photos of minimalistic homes with floor-to-ceiling windows, clean-lined furniture...

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How Your Home Can Help You Get 8 Hours of Sleep (10 photos)

Getting in a good eight hours of sleep promotes good health and longevity, according to Matthew Walker, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, at the University of California, Berkeley. And yet many of us are scraping by on a whole...

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Saving for a Bath Remodel? Pick 1 Update to Get You By (8 photos)

Though we may crave the beautiful bathrooms of our dreams, our budgets often bring us back to earth. The truth is, many of us are still saving up for that needed bathroom remodel. But that doesn’t mean our spaces can’t get prettier in the meantime. Here are seven ideas for refreshing a bathroom when...

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Pull Up a Chair

Your regular dining table and chairs are fine for your purposes most of the year, but do you find yourself scrambling around for extra seating for the holidays? ...

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7 Elements of a Magnificent Mudroom

Looking for a place to hang your hat? You’ll never wonder where to put it again if you have a well-designed mudroom. Many modern families are realizing their ...

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Kitchen Design: an Interview with Designer Jo Gifford

Remodeling a kitchen requires proper planning, time and effort, and of course, a eye for design. Today we are sitting with DFW Improved designer, Jo Gifford, talking about kitchen ...

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Trending Now: The Most Popular New Exterior Photos on Houzz (8 photos)

You might never get a second chance to make a first impression, but boosting your home’s curb appeal could just draw some new guests to your front door. The most popular exterior photos uploaded from July through September provide plenty of ideas and inspiration to spruce up your house’s exterior,...

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Houzz Call: Show Us Your Spare-Room Makeover (4 photos)

Were you left with more bedrooms than you needed after your kids left home? After a suitable time, perhaps you’ve transformed the spare room into a home gym? How about a studio for art or a hobby? If you’ve remodeled an extra room into a new space you’re proud of, we want to see it.

Houzzers:...

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Your Guide to Stress-Free Thanksgiving Prep (10 photos)

Hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year? With so many details to coordinate, guests to host and dishes to cook, having a plan will save headaches and pave the way for a beautiful feast you can really feel grateful for. This breakdown of just what to do and when, from the early preparations to Thanksgiving...

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