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Bathroom of the Week: Breezy and Open With a Navy Blue Vanity (8 photos)

After 15 years, a Modesto, California, couple had had enough of their dingy white bathroom and its daunting floor-to-ceiling glass block shower enclosure. The couple tapped designer Lindsay Kjellberg to help create a more bright and open feel and update the style in a cozy transitional vibe that matches...

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12 Pro Tips for Planning Your Laundry Area (13 photos)

There are many things to consider when planning your ideal laundry area, from choosing the right materials and storage to creating a practical layout. So where do you start? And how can you be sure the layout and design will meet your needs? Here, three laundry and design experts share 12 insider tips...

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Kitchen Sink (12 photos)

If you’re in the market for a new kitchen sink, you’ve probably noticed you have a lot of options. Perhaps too many. But this guide is here to help. It includes six considerations for choosing a kitchen sink: material, installation type, configuration, bowl depth, size and location. And each section...

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Your Clutter-Clearing Plan for the New Year (13 photos)

With an entire new year ahead of you, decluttering your home may not seem so hard. But after January, when that new year energy begins to wane, the prospect of tackling such a big project tends to overwhelm.
Enter this month-by-month guide to clearing the clutter from every room of your house....

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10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors (21 photos)

Looking for a single ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better? It’s a plant. A splash of healthy greenery instantly makes a room feel fresh and welcoming. Indoor plants also help purify the air, creating a healthier home. If you feel like one of your rooms is lacking...

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5 Patios With Fire Features That Are Smoke-Free (14 photos)

Fire features are cozy, meditative outdoor accessories and provide the perfect excuse for making s’mores a weekly tradition. Instead of opting for classic wood-burning models, choose from the wide range of more environmentally friendly smoke-free versions that run on gas.
The following yards...

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Stash It All: Know the 3 Zones of Kitchen Storage (19 photos)

“How much storage space do I need?” The trick is to assess what you own and decide how you will store it for convenient access. Carefully consider this challenge because poorly organized spaces often become daily irritations, impeding the pleasure of being at home. Kitchens top the list...

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Yard of the Week: Privacy, Seating and Lush Plantings (16 photos)

There were many design challenges to overcome to create this lush, inviting and secluded urban yard — chiefly, its shape; the yard forms a perimeter around almost the entire detached house. “The plot comprised a number of unconnected zones: a narrow front garden...

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How to Organize Your Bathroom Storage (9 photos)

Once you’ve cleared out all of the unloved and unwanted bath and beauty products, it’s time to organize what’s left. By taking the time to arrange your bath products and supplies carefully, your mornings will run more smoothly and your bathroom will be a fresher, tidier...

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New This Week: 7 Stylish and Welcoming Family Rooms (8 photos)

A family room, generally speaking, is meant to be a more casual space than a more formal living room. It’s the kind of room where you want to feel you can relax with your spouse or kids and kick back to watch a movie or play a game without being afraid to put your feet up. The following inviting family...

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10 Things to Remember While Decluttering in the New Year (10 photos)

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for fresh starts. If you’re planning to take advantage of that new year burst of energy and motivation to tackle the clutter around your house, this guide can help. Read on for 10 essential things to remember when purging clutter — including making an exit...

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Kitchen of the Week: New Layout and Lightness in 120 Square Feet (8 photos)

Rob and Martha Carlin thought replacing the appliances and countertops might be enough to fix the problems they had with their kitchen in West Islip, New York. But the more they thought about it, the more they realized they needed professional help. They wanted more countertop surface and cabinet storage,...

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Outdoor Lover’s Dream Home in the Cascade Mountain Foothills (20 photos)

A retired aerospace engineer from Everett, Washington, who’s an avid hiker and nature observer wanted a simple, modern home with interesting architecture that was close to the mountains and focused on landscape views and access to trails. He also wanted it to be a place where he could read, reflect and...

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Wheelchair-Accessible Design Brings Joy to Homeowners (19 photos)

Celia Mateo and Luis Miguel González, the owners of this apartment in Barcelona, Spain, found themselves at a crossroads. They had to decide whether to revamp their home — which had a layout that didn’t work for them — or move to a new one. They opted to go for a total renovation that gave them what...

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What to Know About Engineered Wood Floors (6 photos)

If you’re on the hunt for a long-lasting floor material with a classic look, you might want to consider engineered wood flooring. This material has the beauty of solid wood and the durability of laminate and can work with most design styles and in many rooms. Here’s what to know to decide whether this...

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Georgia Basement With New Orleans-Inspired Style (9 photos)

This family moves around the country a lot, and its favorite home city is New Orleans. So when it moved to Alpharetta, Georgia, it wanted to bring some Crescent City flavor into its home. “This basement was definitely not a typical design for me. It’s super funky and fun,” interior designer Susie Prince...

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Make the Most of Your Garden During the Quiet Season (9 photos)

With a little bit of effort, gardens can be just as beautiful through the coldest months of the year as they are during the warm season. Stripped free of deciduous leaves and showy flowers, winter gardens shine with subtle textures and the stately forms of evergreen trees and shrubs. Here are a number...

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7 Small Tasks for January Decluttering and Organizing (8 photos)

If decluttering and organizing is on your New Year’s resolutions list, you might start visualizing your goal by saving photos of your favorite organized spaces to a Houzz ideabook. But at some point, you’ve got to go from dreaming to taking action. As a professional organizer, I recommend that you begin...

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Kitchen of the Week: Smart Redesign for a Cabinetmaker (12 photos)

“This kitchen design was a game of inches,” designer Catherine Fowlkes says. Luckily, her client was her favorite cabinetmaker, Ted Ferris. The two were used to collaborating on projects together, and he knew every smart storage trick in the book. Ferris and his wife wanted a more open kitchen...

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How to Keep Your Light Fixtures Shining Bright (9 photos)

Your glass light fixtures should be cleaned on a regular basis so you can let as much light into your rooms as possible. Plus, you don’t want to have your glass fixtures looking smeared and foggy. Here are nine green cleaning tips and tricks to keep them looking crystal clean and clear.

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10 Features That Warm Up a Bathroom in Winter (10 photos)

Whether the temperature outside is merely brisk or downright frigid, having a bathroom with cozy elements can help you stay warm indoors. Consider adding one or more of these 10 features to your bathroom to avoid cold feet and chattering teeth through the winter and beyond.

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9 Garden Structures Offer Year-Round Interest (10 photos)

In winter, when beds are relatively bare, it can be a great time to take stock of your garden’s structure. When we talk about garden structure, we generally mean the evergreen shrubs and hedges and permanent hardscape elements, like stone walls. For this story, we’ll focus on the smaller structural elements...

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Top Takeaways From the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study (8 photos)

With homes top of mind as people spend more time in them, homeowners remodeling their kitchens are transforming these spaces for the way we live now, according to new research from Houzz. That includes upgrading cabinetry to create the right storage. Homeowners also are less likely to turn their kitchens...

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Show Us Your Christmas-Loving Pets! (3 photos)

Our homes may be a little quieter this holiday season, as cozy nights with our immediate household have taken the place of seasonal celebrations or holiday guests. But one thing’s for sure: We won’t be short on company or entertainment. We still have our pets! Many of us have probably spent more time...

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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.

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24 January 2021