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Up On the Rooftop: Spring Storm Preparation

The roof is the structure that protects the rest of your house, but what protects the roof? Before spring weather becomes a problem, learn more about the importance ...

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The Benefits of Going To a Design Showroom

If you plan to redesign a room in your home, you’ll find that the sheer number of design options can be overwhelming. Most people flip through paint samples and ...

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Infuse Your Home with Farmhouse Style

Technically, art has no rules and neither does farmhouse design. That may be why it’s such a charming, refreshing style to emulate these days. Are you ready to infuse ...

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Downsizing: Moving Your Parents to a Smaller Space (8 photos)

Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a retirement community, a nursing facility or a room in a family member’s home. Often, the task of decluttering and packing falls to their children.
If you’re the person faced with going through an aging parent’s belongings,...

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Small Kitchen: Dark and Gloomy to Bright and Happy (10 photos)

Achieving the look of a sleek, airy kitchen doesn’t always mean a ton of construction — just ask Sheila Lincoln. Rather than installing an addition or expanding into another room, she chose to work within the footprint of her kitchen when she had it remodeled last fall.

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Winning Garden Combo: Agaves and Grasses (11 photos)

As they say, opposites attract. A perfect planting companion to the architectural forms and sharp-tipped leaves of agaves may just be their polar opposite in terms of form and texture: feathery soft, billowing ornamental grasses. Take a look at five compelling ways to use a pairing of bold agaves...

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Shop Houzz: Up to 75% Off Traditional Rugs (118 photos)

Dress your floors in one of these time-honored area rugs. Featuring intricate designs, rich colors and an assortment of durable textiles, this collection favors lasting style over trends. Shop these on-sale picks to decorate your room with enduring character and sophistication.
Sale ends June...

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Houzz Tour: Breezy Decor Lifts Up a Modern Maine Farmhouse (11 photos)

Fussy is not a word in the lexicon of Chad and Shanna Perreault. So when it came time to build their first house, they committed to a style that would be easygoing and relaxed. They outfitted the simple structure with repurposed furnishings and pieces from big chain stores for a style the homeowners...

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Houzz Tour: Nordic Decor Brightens Up a Barcelona Rental (17 photos)

Not wanting to invest too much in a rented apartment, Jordi Martín, owner of the interior design shop Nordicthink, and interior designer Cristina Pons had to come up with clever design solutions. They managed to pull off a record-time face-lift, turning this apartment in Barcelona, Spain, into a dream...

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The Rules of Summer: Entry Edition (8 photos)

From the sound of waves at the beach to stargazing at night, there’s an easygoing vibe that permeates summer, even when we’re not on vacation. Bring some of that summer spirit home starting at the front door with these eight rules of summer that strike a balance between...

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How Climbing Plants Can Improve Your Garden (10 photos)

Climbing plants, also known as vines, grow naturally in tropical and temperate forests. Some use tendrils to anchor themselves to supports, while others — such as English ivy — use suckers to grip. Many climbers need to be trained to grow on trellises or wires, often with plant ties or twine to keep...

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A Contemporary Aerie in the Appalachians (9 photos)

Perched on the edge of a mountain ridge, this new contemporary home looks out over North Carolina’s Lake Fontana and the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountain ranges. The carefully crafted home creates as much energy as it takes in thanks to its tight envelope, thermal windows, small footprint, water...

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There’s Nothing Cagey About Tomato Cages (8 photos)

Tomatoes are a favorite summer treat for gardeners. There is something about the taste of a freshly picked tomato, ideally eaten with a leaf of basil, that truly signals summer in the garden. Prolific, easy to grow and suited to patios as well as full-size gardens, tomatoes are understandably...

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Houzz Tour: An Earthship Adventure in New Zealand (29 photos)

The word “sustainable” in real estate is overused. However, when homeowners Gus Anning and Sarah Rowe began exploring how to build a home for themselves and their three children, they really dug deep — literally and figuratively — for a building type that was genuinely self-sufficient for energy, water...

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15 Ways to Get Your Home in a Summer Mood (15 photos)

The days are lengthening; the nights are warmer — it’s time to start thinking summer. From white curtains billowing in the breeze, sleeping porches, shell collections and wildflowers to fresh juice in the morning and nautical stripes, certain things just beg to be...

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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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