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10 Bathroom Design Features Pros Always Recommend (10 photos)

Bathroom remodelers know a thing or two about which design features make homeowners really happy. So we asked 50 design and building professionals to share the bathroom elements they confidently recommend to everyone. Here are the 10 bathroom details that came up again and again.

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20 Picture-Perfect Porch Swings (20 photos)

A well-designed porch can be a hard place to beat when it comes to whiling away a summer’s day. Throw in a swinging bench or chair and you might never want to leave. Check out these 20 picture-perfect porch swings and let us know which one makes you want to stay awhile.

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How a Pro Organizer Improved Her Own Home’s Storage (8 photos)

I’m not fortunate enough to live in a home with practical built-in storage. With more time in my schedule during the shelter-in-place order last year, I focused my attention on a few problem areas in my own home. I am so thrilled with the results that I wanted to share my ideas.
As a home...

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New This Week: 5 Creative and Compact Laundry Areas (5 photos)

Modern appliances certainly make laundry day go by more quickly and efficiently than in the days of handwashing and air-drying, but they sure do take up a lot of space. But even if you don’t have much square footage, you can still create a high-functioning laundry area with standard appliances and room...

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10 Tips for Designing the Perfect Shower (23 photos)

A spacious, spa-like shower is at the top of many people’s bathroom wish lists. But getting the design of your shower right isn’t always easy. For help designing your ideal space, here are 10 tips to create an efficient layout and bring in stylish details.

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Tour a Houston Home That Prioritizes Wellness (7 photos)

One of these homeowners is an endocrinologist who treats thyroid cancer, and she was very aware of the toxins that can come into a home through rugs, upholstery, paint and other finishes. So after the new home she and her husband were building was under construction, she searched for an interior design...

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Kitchen of the Week: Preserving a 1970 Home’s Modern Flavor (11 photos)

Homeowners Dan and Kristen Chaddock love their midcentury modern-style house and their neighborhood in Reston, Virginia, so they recently decided to invest money into updating the kitchen in their forever home. Built in 1970, the home was designed by noted local architect Ken Bonner, who built the first...

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How to Transition Your Spring Garden Borders Into Summer (11 photos)

After the flush of spring blooms has passed and temperatures begin to creep upward, gardens can start to look a little tired, like bouquets past their prime. Don’t fear — you don’t have to start over and replant a fresh garden border for the summer season. Evergreens, colorful foliage plants and long-blooming...

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15 Ways to Create Separation in an Open Floor Plan (26 photos)

“Open-plan layout” is a generic term used in interior design and architecture for any floor plan that makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms. They are, for the most part, free of interior walls or partitions. Open floor plans became popular in the 1970s, but over...

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9 Dreamy Decks for Dining Alfresco (12 photos)

When the weather’s right, there’s nothing like a leisurely meal enjoyed under the open sky, with soft breezes wafting through and views of the garden or — if you’re lucky — a lake or seashore. As we move into prime outdoor living season, it’s time to make the most of it with plenty of outdoor dining....

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Gorgeous Details: How to Make Your Millwork Shine (40 photos)

If you have decorative wainscoting or wall molding, or you’re thinking of having some installed, you need to think not only about how to finish the molding, but also about what to do with the rest of the wall. To help you get a beautiful, balanced and polished look for your entire wall, here are some...

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Houzz Tour: Eclectic Mountain Modern Decor in a Cozy Cabin (10 photos)

A historic log cabin on a couple’s property in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, inspired them to create a mother-in-law suite. “At first they looked to outfitting the historic cabin, but at somewhere between 200 and 300 square feet it was just too small,” says interior designer Sierra Fallon. Instead, they...

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Before and After: 3 Bathrooms With a Spa-Like Feeling (14 photos)

Designers often say their clients were looking for a “spa-like feel” when renovating their bathrooms. Spa-like luxury inspires a feeling of calm and relaxation. This can mean a space is light and airy, composed of materials that feel luxe and pleasing to the eye. Savvy designers know that balancing...

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5 Kitchen Details One Designer Always Recommends (8 photos)

Of all the rooms in your home, it’s your kitchen that demands the most planning — and often the better part of your budget. Drafting a priority list can be a bit of a head-scratcher. From lighting to appliances, there’s a wide range of elements to carefully consider. As a designer, I try to make the...

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10 All-Foliage Container Ideas for Your Summer Garden (11 photos)

Could your patio, entry or windowsill garden use a bit more lushness? Foliage-forward container gardens add beauty to bare spaces and can make lovely leafy complements for pots of summer flowers. Many foliage plants — like boxwoods, dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, cactuses and more — can live happily...

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4 Top Furniture Trends From the Spring 2021 High Point Market (21 photos)

High Point Market was back in full swing this week in North Carolina, with furniture and accessory makers presenting their latest products under the theme “Remix, Refresh, Reimagine.” Designers and manufacturers continued to build on trends of recent years, with products featuring organic materials,...

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New This Week: 5 Fashionable Dining Rooms (5 photos)

Many people are beginning to dip a toe into the water of social gatherings, if not plunging right in. And that means at-home dinner parties are making a comeback. If you’ve neglected your dining space — or used it over the past year as a home office or dumping ground — and want to whip it into shape...

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3 Design Tricks to Make a Narrow Bathroom Look Larger (one photo)

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, Houzz senior editor Mitchell Parker discusses three tricks designers use to make a narrow bathroom layout look and feel larger than it is. He shows how they highlight the floor and rear wall to focus attention on the length of a room rather than its width, use a light...

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Your Guide to 6 Kitchen Island Styles (12 photos)

There are plenty of reasons to include an island in your kitchen — extra storage, seating and workspace, for example. But there are also several reasons why you might want to choose one island shape and style over another. This guide to six popular kitchen island styles will help you determine which...

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Before and After: 3 Patios for Comfy, Stylish Lounging (9 photos)

When tackling a patio makeover, it can be appealing to want to tear everything out and start from scratch to realize your dream space. Before you do — especially as summer edges closer — consider if new furniture, potted plantings and other outdoor accessories could be a more...

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Family-Friendly Addition Opens a House to the Backyard (22 photos)

After this couple bought their Colonial-style home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, their family grew. And they quickly found that their house was less than ideal for raising two children. “The flow wasn’t good, they didn’t have a family room and they wanted to be able to keep an eye on their kids while working...

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Your Essential Sofa Buying Guide (16 photos)

One of life’s pleasures is curling up and relaxing on a cozy sofa. But buying a sofa that will stand the test of time requires careful consideration. The important thing is to not rush into an impulsive purchase, as your sofa will be one of the most-used pieces of furniture in your home. A high level...

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.