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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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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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Aint No Party Like a Bar Shed Party

What is a man cave on steroids? A bar shed, of course! What could be more fun than having a bar shed of your own in your own backyard? ...

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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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Trending Now: 4 Ways to Design a Home Office (12 photos)

Houzzers, not so long ago your favorite home offices were a collection of beautiful rooms that looked like they’d been styled solely for photography or a show home and may never have been touched for actual work again. Many of us dreamed of that lovely drawerless desk that had no apparent room for plugging...

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Houzz Tour: Minimalist Splendor in Seattle (13 photos)

When a couple with two teenagers moved from Chicago to Seattle to build a new house in the Issaquah Highlands, they sought out architect Ryan Stephenson for his modern, minimalist approach to design. They asked for a home with lots of natural light, plenty of open and usable space and a clean, unobstructed...

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10 Simple Ways to Bring Order to a Small Kitchen (10 photos)

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need acres of counter space or dozens of drawers and cupboards to have an organized kitchen that’s a joy to cook in. If anything, a smaller kitchen can encourage you to streamline your stuff and live more simply. Who wants cabinets chock-full of unloved pasta...

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All About Hue: Optimal Colors for Every Room in Your House (20 photos)

When choosing which color to paint a room, most of us first consider our favorite shades or the ones we believe work aesthetically. Here’s another consideration to throw into the mix: the color that is optimal for each room’s purpose, be it a calming hue in the bedroom or a hunger inducer in the dining...

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A Sociable Urban Garden With Imaginative Plantings (16 photos)

Garden designer Kate Gould is passionate about turning our cities green. And, as her gold-medal-winning creation for the recent Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show 2017 in London proves, you don’t need a huge space to make a big difference. The three-story...

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13 Fresh Ways With a White Kitchen (16 photos)

White-on-white kitchens have been a classic look for many years. Why does this trend endure? For starters, white connotes cleanliness, makes small spaces appear larger, and brightens rooms that are naturally dark.
Although many all-white kitchens are just lovely, some can appear a bit stark or...

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11 Foolproof Storage Solutions for Corner Kitchen Cabinets (27 photos)

In an L- or U-shaped kitchen plan, a question often comes up: What do I do with that corner cabinet? Corners can provide a lot of storage, but they don’t always make items very accessible. That juicer or bread-making machine you tucked away may never see the light of day again simply because you don’t...

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Your Summer Laundry Strategy in 8 Easy Steps (8 photos)

It’s summer — the birds are singing, the pool is calling and there’s a tall iced tea with your name on it. The last place you probably want to be is stuck in the laundry room with a mountain of sandy towels and grass-stained shorts. Read on for eight ways to make your laundry load a bit lighter, so you...

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6 Trends From the Most Popular Sunrooms on Houzz (10 photos)

It’s a nice time of year to enjoy your sunroom. And if you don’t have one, now is a good time to start making plans for one, as these window-lined rooms are a real treat to spend time in when warm summer days seem like a distant memory. Called “Florida rooms” by many, they are filled with sunlight and...

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High-Tech Bulbs Give You More Control Over Your Lights (5 photos)

Smart home technology is the future, but that doesn’t mean you have to outfit every appliance, fixture or gadget with an automated system. Instead, consider making just an element or two of your house a little more high-tech.
One element to think about is your home’s lighting. In fact, you’ve...

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Houzz Tour: A Ranch House Revisited in Southern California (12 photos)

The original house was the ranch style “you see all over Southern California,” architect Lauren Moss says. Her clients, one of whom works at home, wanted to open up the floor plan and modernize the house — and make sure the ceiling heights would accommodate the husband’s tall stature. The...

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Shade-Loving Hostas Shine in the Garden (13 photos)

Hostas prove that variety is the spice of life, at least when it comes to their role in the landscape. Their large leaves come in a range of colors, shapes and textures and last for years. With thousands of hosta species to choose from, there’s sure to be something that will work in the shady spots of...

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9 Design Mantras We Sometimes Fail (and Why That Can Be OK) (9 photos)

Have trouble decluttering, sticking to a budget or avoiding impulse buys? We all have picked up valuable tips over the years about how to renovate, decorate and maintain a house, but putting them into practice is another matter altogether. Here are some design mantras you may be struggling to follow...

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Adding More of a Good Thing to a Midcentury Modern Home (15 photos)

I love how midcentury homes often fit beautifully into their neighborhoods. Many are only a single story, with low-pitch roofs and subdued color palettes. The homes also tend to be small and are often in need of enlarging to accommodate contemporary households. Fortunately, designers have come...

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Spark Wonder in the Garden With These Family-Friendly Ideas (12 photos)

With interactive touches and sprinkles of whimsy, you can transform your garden into a place that engages and delights kids (and adults too). These 12 ideas — including involving the little ones in the magic of growing a plant from seed, incorporating play spaces and building in “secret” hideaways —...

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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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