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Things To Consider When Planning A Kitchen Remodel

We all know that life happens and change is inevitable. Even if you were completely in love with your kitchen when you first moved into your home, you ...

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Key Measurements for a Dream Bedroom (16 photos)

We spend more time in bedrooms than in any other room in the house. Even though we are sleeping most of that time, we end and begin our days there. An organized and well-considered space can improve your mood when you need to get to sleep, and get your day off to a good start when you wake.
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New This Week: 4 Refreshing Kitchens With Green Cabinets (6 photos)

If you’re looking for a refreshing color to revitalize your kitchen, look no further than green. Its association with fresh fruits and vegetables makes it a natural choice to introduce a cheerful vibe. And there are many variations of green that work well. Here, four kitchens show how various shades...

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When Should You Prune Your Trees and Shrubs? (8 photos)

Pruning is a vital part of keeping the trees and shrubs in your landscape healthy and attractive. But when is the right time to do it? We’re here to answer that question for a whole range of popular garden plants. From roses, fruit trees and hydrangeas to deciduous and flowering trees, we’ll tell you...

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How to Decorate a Small Living Room (13 photos)

Though all small spaces present design challenges, the living room can be especially tricky as it is where you probably spend the most time and entertain guests as well. How do you strike a balance between making the room feel as spacious as possible while also squeezing in extra seating? What furniture...

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The Pros and Cons of Kitchen Islands (12 photos)

These days it seems as though every kitchen you see has an island. But these built-in features aren’t for everyone, or every kitchen. Here, two designers — Joanne Cannell and John Nichols — weigh the pros and cons of adding an island and consider whether creating a kitchen without an island might be...

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Houzz Tour: Classic Touches for a Cape Cod Beach House (10 photos)

With this beachside Massachusetts home’s breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from nearly every room, architect Andrew Reck says that keeping the interior details “classic, simple and clean” was key to the renovation of the family vacation house. “We didn’t want to distract from the...

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Which Home Professional Should You Hire for Your Project? (11 photos)

Architect, contractor, interior designer, landscape designer — who’s the right home professional for your project? Whether you’re remodeling, building, decorating or landscaping, this guide is a good place to start to find out. Browse this list of home professionals to learn more about what they do and...

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10 Timeless Pieces of Decorating Advice (15 photos)

As we work — and spend — to make the places we live in beautiful and functional, we sometimes make decor mistakes we come to regret. Unhappy choices nearly always stem from poor planning, rushed decisions, self-doubt or bad advice. Here I’ll show you how to take sound and sensible steps to create the...

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10 Steps to Get Your Edible Garden Started (13 photos)

How you set up your edible garden from the start can make all difference between a garden that produces a bounty of produce and one that limps along, producing the occasional tomato. To help us demystify that process, and ensure we get our edible gardens set up for success, we caught up with landscape...

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Uncover Hidden Storage Space in Your Hallway (13 photos)

In a small home, you don’t always have the luxury of leaving your entry or hallways free of furniture and storage. Sometimes you need to use every square inch to have a place for everything. Luckily, with a little creativity and a few tips from yours truly, you can create several storage areas in these...

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See 1 Kitchen Style With 5 Different Woods (12 photos)

If you’re remodeling your kitchen and plan to include wood cabinets, one question you may be considering is what type of wood to choose. The good news is that many different woods can work with many different kitchen styles.
These kitchens are all transitional, a design style that...

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We Can Dream: 40 Beautiful Butler’s Pantries (40 photos)

When imagining your dream kitchen, why not dream big and add a stylish butler’s pantry to your vision? Often tucked behind or to the side of a kitchen, a butler’s pantry can provide a discreet space to prepare food, wash dishes and store small kitchen appliances. Take some inspiration from this photo...

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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right (11 photos)

Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? I’ve taken some of the basic rules of furniture arrangement and distilled them into 10 simple tips. They’ll help you work with your interior designer to...

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These New Products Aim to Make Your Kitchen Smarter (13 photos)

If you’ve ever wished that your range hood would turn on automatically in response to your cooktop, you’re in luck — a new wave of technology in the kitchen will assist with this and other cooking tasks.
The kitchen of the future was on display at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and...

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Tech Brings More Luxury and Convenience to the Bathroom (12 photos)

With technology spreading ever further into our lives and homes, the bathroom may be the one place you’d prefer to stay disconnected. But some seriously cool products shown at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show may change your perspective.
First of all, let’s be clear that technology already...

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Your Happy Houseplant Checklist (11 photos)

Healthy green plants add a refreshing organic touch to any room and help boost your home’s air quality. Whether you’re a houseplant newbie or have tried to keep houseplants happy with mixed results in the past and want to do better, this guide is a good place to begin. You don’t need many supplies to...

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How to Choose a Well-Constructed Sofa (11 photos)

There are three main parts of an upholstered sofa or chair that determine how long your piece of furniture will last: the frame, the suspension and the cushions. Some manufacturers are more forthcoming than others about how their furniture is made, and it’s worth finding out as much information as you...

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New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019 (14 photos)

New products and styles of fixtures and hardware were showcased at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the industry’s biggest event, held in Las Vegas from Feb. 19 to 21, 2019. We noticed an expansion of offerings in gold finishes as well as in matte black finishes,...

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10 Times to Hire a Landscape Contractor (11 photos)

Wondering if it’s time to hire a landscape contractor? These pros are experts at managing all aspects of an outdoor project, including hiring subcontractors and overseeing work, keeping the work site safe and applying for building permits. If you have plans from a landscape architect or designer and...

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How to Choose a Paint Color for Your Home (9 photos)

Putting a new paint color on the walls is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to transform a room. But where do you start if you haven’t already picked out a color? An interior designer or color consultant can help you hone in on the general color you want, such as yellow, gray, white or...

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5 Tips for Mixing Kitchen Countertop Materials (10 photos)

The idea of combining two countertop styles in your kitchen might seem overwhelming at first, but it’s a relatively cut-and-dried process. It all boils down to balance, color coordination and effortlessly mixing different materials. Ready to start piecing together your design? Here are five strategies...

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Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage (15 photos)

Throughout the past century, garage dimensions have remained about 9 to 10 feet wide and 18 to 20 feet long per car, with a single garage door width of 8 feet. The difference in garage dimensions now is that we tend to want more space for storing our stuff along with the car.
It seems that car...

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How to Decorate a Coffee Table (17 photos)

A coffee table is many things: a place to set your drink, a footrest, somewhere to stash the remote and — of course — a beautiful decorative addition to your living room. Or, at least, it has the potential to be all of these things. Your coffee table can also become a cluttered mess if you aren’t careful,...

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