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2/28/2024 3:02:40 AM -08:00

They say moving is one of the most stressful experiences you can encounter in life. Clearly “they” haven’t attempted a joint renovation project. Add construction dust, decision-making and the absence of a working toilet into the mix and you have a recipe for run-ins.
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2/27/2024 3:02:01 AM -08:00

A homeowner’s joyful and sunny disposition was the inspiration for this primary bathroom design in Modesto, California. Interior designers Wendy Glaister and Stephanie Poulsen redesigned the primary bedroom in the 1970s ranch house first, while the adjoining bathroom was a later renovation...

2/27/2024 2:02:12 AM -08:00

An appealing living-room arrangement requires more than a beautiful color scheme and nice furniture. There are other factors to consider, such as balance, proportion and placement. Not sure what that means for you and your living room? We asked three design experts to reveal the most common styling errors...

2/26/2024 3:02:05 AM -08:00

Silver service and domestic staff are rare these days, but the demand for, and utility of, butler’s pantries — secondary kitchen spaces used for storage, food prep and hiding messes — remains high. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and have the square footage (and budget), let these projects recently...

2/25/2024 3:02:00 AM -08:00

Knowing the latest kitchen design and remodeling trends can help you make the best choices when updating your own spaces. To help you get up to speed, we’ve highlighted five popular kitchen remodeling trends from the recently released 2024 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.

2/25/2024 2:02:00 AM -08:00

Architect Marina Rubina set out to maximize the potential of this corner lot in Princeton, New Jersey. The plan included a 2,100-square-foot main house and an 800-square-foot accessory dwelling unit, or ADU. “The key was to make sure each home felt like it had privacy and its own individual property,”...

2/24/2024 3:02:02 AM -08:00

Neighbors and passersby sometimes get to reap the benefits of a design overhaul just as much as the homeowners do. And that’s exactly the case with these yards that overlook or abut neighborhood sidewalks. All three homes and their yards have distinct styles, but all brighten and beautify the area for...

2/24/2024 2:02:14 AM -08:00

Recently I assisted two clients who were responsible for clearing out their parents’ house. The spacious residence, purchased 50 years earlier, had once been home to a family with five children. Sadly, both elderly parents had recently passed away and the home needed to be emptied out and...

2/23/2024 3:01:36 AM -08:00

There are many benefits to a curbless shower entry, most notably its safety for aging household members and its seamless look that can help visually expand a space. The feature requires more construction and a higher budget than a low-curb option. Here, design pros share why it’s a move worth considering....

2/23/2024 2:02:06 AM -08:00

If you’re among the many people who work from home, it’s important to get your home office or workspace lighting right. Even if you use your home office for less frequent tasks, the right lighting can make you more efficient and effective. Consider these ideas for ensuring that your home office draws...

2/22/2024 8:58:27 AM -08:00

More than 3 in 5 residential building and design professionals expect that 2024 will be a good or very good year, according to the just-released 2024 U.S. Houzz State of the Industry report. Following an industrywide dip in revenue growth...

2/22/2024 3:01:50 AM -08:00

Honoring history was the goal for interior designer Tammara Stroud when renovating this Seattle kitchen for a couple and their two daughters. Architect Ellsworth Storey designed the beautiful Arts and Crafts home in 1909 and it was designated a Seattle landmark in 1979. The...

2/21/2024 3:02:01 AM -08:00

“We wanted this house to feel like you were living in a snow globe,” interior designer Katie Geresy says. After moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to New York City, her clients, a family of four, wanted a relaxing and welcoming West Coast base. The contemporary house in Truckee, California, has...

2/21/2024 2:02:37 AM -08:00

There are probably as many ways to handle cooking and kitchen chores as there are people — is it any wonder the kitchen tends to be a hub for minor (but irritating) household disagreements? Whether you and your partner or housemate have been bickering over dishwashing or garbage duty, here are eight...

2/21/2024 1:02:13 AM -08:00

This year’s Surface Design Show in London, held Feb. 6-8, showcased innovations from more than 180 exhibitors and hosted talks by leading industry experts. The theme of the 2024 show was Mindful Living, highlighting brands that design well while doing good. Sustainable surfaces and zero waste manufacturing...

2/20/2024 3:02:16 AM -08:00

This Mercer Island, Washington, couple had been renovating their house with the help of interior designer Harmony Weihs for 11 years before they finally got around to their primary suite. So it’s safe to say she had a very good idea of what they’d like. The new bathroom space is traditional like the...

2/19/2024 2:02:14 AM -08:00

Whether your style is traditional or modern, relaxed or formal, bold or subdued, your living room should be a place where you can feel comfortable, let down your guard and spend quality time with friends, family or just yourself. There’s an art to decorating a room that looks great and works well for...

2/18/2024 3:00:08 AM -08:00

The typical built-in kitchen island has a base that resembles a box with a flat, rectangular countertop that either fits, cantilevers from or waterfalls over it. But while that simple shape works for many layouts (and budgets), some kitchens call for more distinctive designs. Check out these islands...

2/18/2024 2:02:14 AM -08:00

This landscape feels like a natural woodland clearing, with plants and boulders perfectly situated to accommodate a narrow lap pool, a deck for dining and other outdoor features. In reality, Hutten & Co. Land and Shore designed everything in the yard — located...

2/17/2024 3:02:32 AM -08:00

Plants bring natural beauty to kitchens. They also can soften hard lines and add a dash of color and greenery. These 10 resilient choices make great kitchen houseplants, as they’re able to stand up to heat and varying temperatures while also evoking a sense of calm and serenity. ...

2/16/2024 3:00:23 AM -08:00

The right bathroom vanity can provide much-needed storage, make daily grooming easier and even add color and style to a space. You’ll find plenty of ideas for style and storage in this collection of well-designed bathroom vanities. Check out the looks, then click on the links to see more photos and details...

2/16/2024 2:02:02 AM -08:00

When it comes to designing a small living room, most professionals have a few golden rules they use to make the most of the space. Here, two architects and two interior designers share their go-to tips and tricks to ensure a small room is big on style and function.

2/15/2024 3:37:17 PM -08:00

Interior designer Jaime Dupes works for a firm that specializes in renovating old houses, so she knows a thing or two about returning character to tired interiors. Since old homes often have relatively small kitchens, she’s also adept at making a compact space feel bigger than it is. So when repeat clients...

2/14/2024 6:02:24 AM -08:00

There are countless options for features and details to include in a home project. A good way to narrow down the selections is to look at popular professional projects homeowners are loving right now. The just-announced Best of Houzz 2024 awards is a great place to start.
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2/14/2024 2:02:38 AM -08:00

One of the main reasons midcentury modern homes fell out of fashion in the 1970s was that their thermal performance was so poor. Midcentury modern design was ahead of its time in aesthetics, but it also turned out to be beyond the technical performance of the materials available to designers and home...

2/13/2024 3:01:52 AM -08:00

A stroll through The International Surface Event trade show in Las Vegas last month might at first have seemed to be all about airy, neutral, light-colored wood flooring. But a closer look revealed new and improved looks for stone, vinyl and other unique products that continue to expand their visuals...

2/13/2024 2:02:06 AM -08:00

This couple’s Somerville, Massachusetts, home was lacking the convenience of a second-story bathroom. They decided trading out a bedroom for a spacious bath would be well worth it to avoid late-night trips up and down the stairs. “One of the homeowners’ fathers knew of our name because we used to have...

2/12/2024 3:03:11 AM -08:00

The owner of this Victorian house in Surrey, England, had downsized and squeezed the contents of a much larger previous home into this smaller one. She loves Victorian style and had lots of period pieces in her collection, but she didn’t know which to keep and which to move on — nor quite how best to...

2/12/2024 2:02:37 AM -08:00

The options for containing and sorting stuff are virtually endless. And while it’s important to remember that decluttering before organizing will save you unnecessary anguish, there comes...

2/11/2024 3:02:19 AM -08:00

The beautiful views of the Green Mountains and surrounding forest were the driving factor in siting this Waterbury, Vermont, screened-in porch. Designer Milford Cushman carefully considered the experience of enjoying the views in the open air while feeling protected by the architecture when...