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How to Plan your Media Room Makeover

More and more homeowners are finding the value in staying in rather than going out for entertainment. Media room renovation projects are on the rise as families look to ...

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Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Make a Big Impact

Are you tired of your old, outdated kitchen but believe you don’t have the money or the time to update? You can give your kitchen an entirely new ...

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Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

The first step in any home renovation project is to plan what you want to do. If you are thinking about renovating your bathroom, here are a few ...

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7 Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2017

With a new year comes a new list of trends in home design and decor. With kitchen design, a little can go a long way this year! Here ...

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Create a Bold Statement in Your Powder Room

If you want to spruce up the look of your home without doing a complete renovation, a powder room remodel is an easy, inexpensive way to make the whole house ...

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Before and After: 13 Stunning Room Transformations (36 photos)

A house that’s a hundred years old is bound to go through some design changes over the years. In the case of the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design’s 1916 English Tudor, the rooms had been painted a variety of colors, ranging from pastels to bold shades. And someone was clearly a big fan of wooden...

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Trending Now: The Most Popular New Stairways on Houzz (11 photos)

Sometimes we forget that staircases can make a big design statement. And when I look through the most popular staircases added to Houzz in the first quarter of 2017 — as measured by the number of people who saved them to their ideabooks from January through March — the wide range of styles found in Houzzer...

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Shop Houzz: Rustic Outdoor Lounge Sale (94 photos)

As warm weather approaches, you might be looking forward to the peace and quiet of the outdoors, with little more than a breeze interrupting your solitude. Or maybe you’re expecting to host a rollicking party in your backyard with family and friends. Either way, make sure you are prepared...

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Long-Lost Frank Lloyd Wright Projects Come to Life (17 photos)

Several years ago, Spanish architect David Romero decided it was time to sharpen his 3-D modeling and other computer skills. After a long day at the office of a large Madrid design firm — and after putting his two young children to bed — Romero would hole up with his computer late into the night to...

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Color Helps Zone an Open-Plan Space (10 photos)

When you have an open space, it can be difficult to divide the area into adult zones and child-friendly spots, but that’s exactly what Simone Gordon of Owl Design did. An addition helped open up the ground floor of this four-bedroom house in England, whose owners wanted to create a modern space where...

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Room of the Day: Revving Up the Fun in a Racing Fan’s Room (6 photos)

The race car bed moved with the 4-year-old boy who sleeps here, Benjamin, from the family’s old house into this new home. He wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s a big racing fan and, like the rest of his family, he especially likes Formula One racing. To give the blank room a race-day feel, his family...

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Take a Tour of an Enchanting Bulb Garden in the Netherlands (21 photos)

Nestled in the heart of the Netherlands’ sandy-soiled bulb-growing region, just south of Amsterdam, lies a garden that blooms for just a few weeks in spring with an astonishing display of color and fragrance. Perhaps it is Keukenhof’s ephemeral beauty — or self-proclaimed status as the most beautiful...

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Trending Now: 15 Bedrooms That Kids Won’t Mind Sharing (15 photos)

When it comes to kids’ bedrooms, some Houzzers are trying to figure out how to make them work for two, three and sometimes four little sleepers — or at least that’s the story the most-saved new photos tell us. Here’s a look at the most popular kids’ bedrooms with at least two beds uploaded...

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Which Appliance Finish Should You Choose for Your Kitchen? (27 photos)

Having trouble deciding what finish your appliances should be? Sometimes it may seem as though stainless steel is the only option designers ever use, but there are actually many options, all with their own uses for different design situations. To help you make the right choice to work with your cabinets,...

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A Caregiver’s Guide to a Supportive Home (9 photos)

It’s not easy being a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. I learned this the hard way when my father was diagnosed five years ago and began to need a lot more help. In the beginning, he was in an independent-living situation with most meals and some entertainment...

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Houzz Tour: A Modern Farmhouse Opens to the Coast (18 photos)

Ocean, sky, wetlands, tidal pools, arboreal forest — nature beckons from every room of this custom house on the site of a former “saltwater farm” in Maine. “From the beginning, the clients said, ‘We want this to feel like a summer camp for our kids,’” says Russell Tyson, who designed the home with architect...

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Great Home Project: Refresh Your Living Room (10 photos)

Does your living room have a case of the blahs? Whether you’re looking for quick furniture-arranging help or a complete overhaul, read on for the need-to-know info on making your living room live up to its full potential. We caught up with interior designer Mollie Openshaw to get the scoop...

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How to Grow a Flower Garden for Bouquets (26 photos)

Imagine stepping out into your backyard — vase and clippers in hand — and snipping fragrant stems of sweet peas, delicate peonies and sprays of lilac. If you’ve dreamed of trying your hand as a backyard flower farmer, let this be the year you make it a reality.
Here’s how to get started, including...

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How to Hide Your TV in Plain Sight (8 photos)

There are a lot of fancy new ways to hide your TV today: Motorized picture frames, electronic mirrors and compartments that pop up from the foot of your bed are among the latest features. But all you really need is a little black paint or stain and some well-considered placement, and you can...

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How to Create the Feel of More Space at Home (10 photos)

Bigger does not always mean better. It’s possible to create a more spacious and comfortable home without adding a single square foot. Before you start spending money knocking down walls and digging out the basement, why not look more closely at what you already have, how you use the...

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3 Key Pieces: Midcentury Vibes in a Puerto Rican Living Room (5 photos)

Most interior designers will tell you that every piece of furniture and stitch of fabric they select for a room is vital to its overall aesthetic, but there are still those few special pieces that make a space stand out. In this new series, we ask designers to choose the three most important pieces in...

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10 Cool Ways to Embrace the Trend of Sharp Black Lines (9 photos)

The industrial trend that’s been popular for a while has had a sophisticated makeover. Think pristine white walls used to showcase linear black furniture and architectural details such as metal-framed doors and windows. The trend can be a little scary, as it leans toward a more...

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