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11/26/2021 6:01:25 AM -08:00

Even seemingly small choices can have an important effect on how a space looks and feels. In a laundry room, the right paint color, floor tile, accessory or other feature can take a boring space and elevate it to something special. Here, designers share the meaningful details that helped created that...

11/26/2021 5:02:00 AM -08:00

A bouquet of flowers or bottle of wine is always appreciated, but when you want something a little less expected, these 10 crowd-pleasing ideas are just the ticket. Keep a few go-to gifts at the ready and you’ll be prepared for any holiday party, potluck or open house that pops up on your schedule.

11/25/2021 6:01:44 AM -08:00

A few years ago, Gina Soberanez bought her childhood home from her father. While she had pleasant memories of growing up in the 1925 Spanish-style house in Alhambra, California, and loved some of its classic details, she knew it was time to freshen up the dated, low-energy galley kitchen and start making...

11/25/2021 5:01:50 AM -08:00

Homes don’t have to be huge to function well and look unique, as this two-bedroom apartment in a three-story Victorian in Bristol, England, demonstrates. Owner Lizzie O’Neill, who’s an architect, used her skill and design eye to change the flow and feel of the apartment while altering very little layout-wise.
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11/25/2021 4:01:22 AM -08:00

Houzz readers, let this Houzz Call serve as a reminder to photograph the beautiful tablescapes you create this Thanksgiving. We’d love to see your unique tables and hear about your inspirations. Please take some photos of all your hard work and share your favorite Thanksgiving traditions.

11/24/2021 6:00:14 AM -08:00

Colder weather and shorter days tend to make us feel like hunkering down indoors, but a dose of fresh air can be just what we need this season. Whether you’re looking for ways to get your family outside or would like to escape the house for a bit of peace and quiet yourself, here are 10 ideas for getting...

11/24/2021 5:00:18 AM -08:00

Lighting brands and designers lit up the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York with fresh designs that showed off striking forms with modern materials and a touch of whimsy. The annual trade show, held Nov. 14-15, welcomed architects, designers and industry professionals back to...

11/23/2021 6:01:56 AM -08:00

If you’re struggling with how to begin a bathroom remodel, it can be helpful to look at what other homeowners are doing. And that’s what the 2021 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study is all about. It shows homeowner preferences for bathroom colors, materials, styles, layouts and other details....

11/23/2021 5:02:01 AM -08:00

Furnishings with a focus on materials, function, flora and form made an impact at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during New York Design Week. The show, held Nov. 14-15, welcomed architects, designers and industry professionals back to its first in-person event since 2019.
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11/23/2021 4:01:36 AM -08:00

The feel of flannel sheets, the sound of stories told aloud, the scent of something delicious baking in the oven — as the Thanksgiving weekend stretches out ahead, plan on nestling with family and friends in the warm embrace of your home. Whether your idea of cozy quality time is sipping cider or making...

11/22/2021 6:01:42 AM -08:00

The owners of this Victorian terraced home in London wanted to maintain access from their living room to their backyard through the kitchen, located in the rear of the house. So interior designer Chantel Elshout suggested some clever tricks to make the room feel lighter and to maximize the space. The...

11/22/2021 5:02:19 AM -08:00

Plants need water to survive, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Too much water can lead to standing pools, overly wet lawns and garden beds, and even compacted soil that no longer has enough oxygen pores to support plant life. Whether you’re dealing with periodic flooding or a naturally...

11/21/2021 6:01:43 AM -08:00

Situated in what’s considered one of the most beautiful villages in France, the family castle of Apremont-sur-Allier was left untended over many years. Its heirs called on architect Olivier Chabaud to revive this jewel of French history. The goal: to transform part of the castle into a...

11/21/2021 4:02:01 AM -08:00

Summer and fall containers probably are winding down as winter approaches, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your container gardens away for winter. Some plants will need to be removed, while others, like evergreens and hardy shrubs, may just need a boost to keep on looking good through the winter....

11/20/2021 6:01:50 AM -08:00

This Vienna, Virginia, porch was a project that evolved over time. Design-build firm owner Michael Winn worked with the homeowners to figure out how they wanted to use the screened-in space. The more they talked, the bigger the porch grew to incorporate a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, a large lounge...

11/20/2021 5:01:54 AM -08:00

This close-knit German family of four bought a holiday home in the northern Italian town of Iseo, which they love to visit for active holidays playing sports and hiking between the nearby lake and the mountains. Because they live in Munich, they didn’t know any local professionals, so they searched on...

11/19/2021 6:01:31 AM -08:00

Making a bathroom that’s 50 square feet or less feel larger and more comfortable is a design challenge. But these four designers put a lot of thought and care into creating inviting and airy designs for compact bathrooms. Check out how they did it to find good solutions for your own bathroom.

11/19/2021 5:01:37 AM -08:00

The holiday season is almost upon us, which (for the bakers among us) means it’s time to don aprons, dog-ear some cookbooks and prepare to make a great big floury mess. But before you dive in, take the time to set the stage for success with a clean and well-organized kitchen, as well as a doable baking...

11/18/2021 6:01:26 AM -08:00

Designer Vani Sayeed’s challenge was to transform a bland galley kitchen into a sleek contemporary space that also felt warm and inviting. The result is a kitchen that feels more open thanks to a streamlined layout and hidden appliances and more comforting due to a mix of wood and taupe cabinets. “A...

11/18/2021 5:01:45 AM -08:00

Whether you’re looking to splurge on a loved one or need something small but thoughtful for that friend or coworker who always throws the best parties, this guide is a good place to start your search. With 10 crowd-pleasing ideas to choose from, you will have all the avid entertainers...

11/17/2021 6:02:11 AM -08:00

Preparing for a bathroom remodel can be quite a time investment. Vetting and selecting a design-and-build team can be a huge task on its own. Choosing bathroom fixtures, fittings, finishes and colors might also take many hours.
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11/17/2021 5:01:45 AM -08:00

We want our entries and front yards to feel welcoming this fall and winter. We’ve covered holiday porch decorating ideas to use from fall to New Year’s; now let’s dive into...

11/16/2021 6:01:43 AM -08:00

Next year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Best of Houzz awards, which recognize home professionals for exceptional design and service. To celebrate the milestone, we look back at kitchen, living room and bathroom photos from each year to see how...

11/16/2021 5:01:30 AM -08:00

This Weston, Massachusetts, couple were feeling squeezed by their dated primary bathroom. The main portion of it was 5 feet by 7½ feet, leaving very little space between the bathroom door’s swing and the vanity and toilet. And sharing one sink and mirror was not working well, particularly on busy mornings....

11/16/2021 4:01:51 AM -08:00

Turning your family room or basement into a dedicated home theater can enhance the way you and your family enjoy your favorite TV shows, movies, sporting events and video games. In these 10 theater rooms, designers and builders on Houzz added stadium seating, high-tech remote systems and sound-enhancing...

11/15/2021 6:01:53 AM -08:00

Great landscape design encourages you to spend time in your yard. In the following three projects, that meant reducing or losing backyard lawns and installing new pathways, patios and gardens with a variety of colorful plants that provide seasonal interest. Read on to see before-and-after photos and...

11/15/2021 5:01:58 AM -08:00

This Thanksgiving, learn to embrace imperfection for a less stressful and more meaningful holiday. Whether it’s setting a simple table and preparing dishes ahead or finding mindful moments throughout a busy day of cooking and socializing, these 10 ideas should help make your Thanksgiving more relaxed....

11/14/2021 6:01:38 AM -08:00

A Roanoke, Virginia, couple saw great potential in this foursquare house in the city’s historic square, but they knew they had their work cut out for them. They called upon Circle Design Studio, a firm they’d hired to renovate their previous home, to help give this one a refresh that respected the 1925...

11/14/2021 5:01:49 AM -08:00

Whether you’re setting up house for the first time or you just hope to streamline your setup, this guide to creating a welcoming front porch is a good place to begin. It helps to start with a clean slate, so when the weather permits, consider thoroughly tidying your porch as step one. Dust off cobwebs,...

11/14/2021 4:01:46 AM -08:00

Every day we’re getting closer and closer to holiday events, and if you’re hosting a gathering at your home this year, you’re likely starting to feel the pressure of throwing the perfect party. Undoubtedly, “clean the house” is on your checklist for the event.
While that task probably isn’t your

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