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Tips for Choosing a Home Remodeling Contractor

When it comes to home improvement projects, you may find that many of them are not “do it yourself.” If it’s time for a home remodel, it may ...

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John Lautner’s Organic Architecture in the Desert (18 photos)

Set incongruously in the Southern California desert on a street lined with modest ranch-style homes, the Lautner Compound is a cluster of four attached homes with undulating steel and concrete roofs partially set down into the earth. The dwellings are ingeniously nested together, achieving privacy and...

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9 ‘Game of Thrones’ Style Touches for the House (18 photos)

Spring might be in full bloom, but don’t be fooled — winter is coming! The 8th and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 14, 2019. But if you want the wonders of Westeros to last long after the series ends, consider surrounding yourself with decor...

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Where to Place Your Kitchen Cabinetry Hardware (15 photos)

Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting undertaking. There are so many decisions to make that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And just when the end of your remodel is in sight, your contractor asks one last question: “Where would you like the hardware placed on your cabinetry?”
It probably never...

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How Much It Costs to Work With a Bathroom Designer (7 photos)

If you’re planning a bathroom remodel, hiring a professional bathroom designer could be well worth the expense. These specialized professionals have creativity and technical knowledge that can make your new bathroom more beautiful, functional and safe. But how much does it cost to hire one?

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7 Stylish Ways to Bring a TV Into a Family Room (7 photos)

This Trending Now story features some of the most-saved family room photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2019.
Family rooms and televisions seem to go hand-in-hand in most homes, but that doesn’t mean your screen has to dominate the look of your family...

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Kids’ Room Colors and How They Can Affect Behavior (9 photos)

Color has the ability to inspire, excite, soothe, heal and even agitate. This is particularly true for children, who can be extra sensitive to color’s impact. So the importance of picking out just the right color for a young child’s room shouldn’t be underestimated.
While scientists have learned...

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5 Home Exterior Trends on the Rise in 2019 (11 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved exterior photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2019.
The most popular exterior photos uploaded to Houzz so far in 2019 show a wide mix of architectural styles but many common threads. Inviting porches, mixed-material palettes, attractive...

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How to Find Your Kitchen Style (4 photos)

When most homeowners embark on a kitchen remodel, they spend endless hours collecting inspiring kitchen photos. But this doesn’t necessarily help a person figure out what they want, and can...

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How to Care for Pets and Children During a Remodel (14 photos)

Living through a remodel is a challenge, as anyone who’s been there can attest — but add kids or pets (or both!) to the mix and things get a whole lot trickier. How do you keep curious, active kids from getting hurt when there’s construction going on at home? What are you supposed to do with an anxious...

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Key Entryway Dimensions for Homes Large and Small (14 photos)

Entrance areas are often given less priority when a home is being designed, but these spaces are just as important as any other. Not only do they provide an entry point and a transition from the elements of nature, but they are places your guests will likely remember most.
Entrances...

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The New ‘It’ Color for Kitchens (9 photos)

A friend recently suggested to me that navy is the new avocado green, in that everyone is putting the color in their kitchens and it will eventually look dated. I don’t think navy will age as quickly, or as badly, as avocado green because it’s a classic neutral color. I compare it to denim jeans — sure,...

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New This Week: 3 Cheerful Laundry Rooms Loaded With Ideas (7 photos)

Sure, appliances take care of most of the workload when we do laundry, but so much happens on the periphery of those machines, and we often forget to give other areas proper design attention. Spaces for soaking, air drying, folding and storing and a general sense of well-being go a long way toward making...

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Decorating 101: The ABCs of Arranging Vignettes (17 photos)

In the world of interior design, a vignette is a small, pleasing picture formed by grouping several objects — think of it as a pocket-size table arrangement that tells a story about you and your home. A vignette is a harmonious tableau made from a variety of items, rather...

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Have storms caused damage to your home?

Do you know what to ask before hiring a roofing contractor? High winds, hail, and thunderstorms… it must be springtime in Texas! Did the recent hail storms damage ...

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10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners (10 photos)

The rewards of gardening are great fresh air, exercise, beauty and relaxation, to name a few. But starting your very first garden can feel like an overwhelming task. Luckily, gardens are surprisingly forgiving creations, and the best way to learn is by simply diving in. Here...

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10 Sunken Seating Areas Bring Drama to Decks and Patios (14 photos)

The simple design move of lowering a section of a landscape can increase its drama. Sunken seating areas make a small or flat yard feel more dynamic, provide privacy within a larger landscape, and change one’s perspective of planting beds and other garden elements. Plus, they offer an opportunity for...

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New This Week: 4 Breezy, Summery Living Rooms (4 photos)

If you’re planning a summer vacation to a beach, then you’re probably looking forward to some lazy, relaxing, sun-filled days. But that lifestyle doesn’t have to be confined to one week out of the year. Casual beach style is a great design choice for your living room. Linen-covered sofas, jute rugs,...

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How to Choose the Right Plant Container (14 photos)

Starting off with the right container, particularly the right size, is key to setting up your potted garden to look good and thrive. Large plants in small containers dry out quickly and become pot-bound, while small plants in large pots look odd and can have trouble regulating soil...

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6 Places to Punch Up a Kitchen With Purple (9 photos)

Purple is, admittedly, a rather unusual color to use in a kitchen, but that’s exactly what makes it an interesting choice. It’s a tricky color to get right, though, because it can easily run cold and gloomy — not exactly the vibe most people are going for. We’ve rounded up examples and tips for how to...

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