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12 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger

August 19th, 2019
Most of us dream of having a vast, spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower, two sinks and maybe even a decadent chaise just for lounging between soaks. Well, whether you live that dream or not, you can make your bathroom live up to its full potential by using these strategies to give it a larger look. From carefully choosing your color palette and essential fixtures to employing a ...

Before and After: 5 Dramatic Bathroom Transformations

August 16th, 2019
Bathrooms are among the most popular rooms to remodel, according to Houzz research, and it’s fun to see the before-and-after transformations. The following five bathrooms, which range from 40 to 135 square feet, each got a dramatic makeover. Which one most inspires you?

4 Kitchens With White Cabinets and a Wood Island

August 15th, 2019
If you’re looking for a kitchen design that will last, you can’t go wrong with a palette of white and wood. The brightness of white assists in the focused task of cooking, and the wood helps warm the room while providing a durable finish that stands up to scuffs and kicks. One great way to feature this timeless palette is by having white perimeter cabinets and a wood island base. This appro ...

Cool Down With These Stylish Ideas for Outdoor Ceiling Fans

August 14th, 2019
If you live in a warm summer climate, adding a ceiling fan to your outdoor space can be the finishing touch for outdoor comfort. With a cooling breeze on demand, you’re likely to get more use out of a porch, patio or covered veranda in peak summer heat, when you might otherwise tend to stay indoors. For exposed outdoor applications, choose a ceiling fan that is “wet-rated” and can withstand ...

Get Your Home Organized With This Back-to-School Checklist

August 9th, 2019
Seeing old friends, meeting new teachers and saying goodbye to summer (waah!). The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity and mixed emotions. Make this transition as smooth as possible for kids and yourself by spending some time putting smart systems in place around the house. From gathering lunch-making supplies and keepsake boxes to organizing wardrobes, hanging backpack hoo ...

Kids’ Bunkroom Rocks a Retro Look

August 8th, 2019
After deciding to make her Arts and Crafts house in Washington, D.C., her forever home, this single homeowner made plans to transform her third-floor attic into a bunkroom with a full bath. The retro-inspired space now regularly plays host to her many nieces, nephews and friends’ children who stay over for extended visits.

8 Cabins to Dream About This Summer

August 7th, 2019
One lovely way to spend part of your summer is at a cabin — whether it’s lakeside, by the beach, in the mountains or at the desert. So kick back, relax, and let these eight projects take you on a virtual getaway. They each have different styles, but all are strong on restfulness and beauty. Perhaps you’ll even get inspired to create your own cabin retreat.

See How 8 Bathrooms Fit Everything Into About 100 Square Feet

July 31st, 2019
If you want a bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub, separate shower, double vanity and toilet or water closet, you’re looking at 100 square feet, give or take. That figure is based on the standard dimensions of each of those elements, plus the space you’ll need for meeting code requirements and moving through the room. 

Designer John Conroy says this size is popular for a bathroom because it ...

13 Design-Friendly Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

July 30th, 2019
Adequate storage is crucial to the success of any room, and the bathroom is no exception. In fact, we often overlook the need for storage in this much-used area or are challenged by the small dimensions of the space. But whatever the size or style of your bathroom, there are nifty ways to work in storage, whether it’s built-in drawers around a bath, handsome shelves or vintage baskets.

4 Great Ideas From Popular Living Rooms and Family Rooms

July 29th, 2019
Many homeowners these days combine the functions of living rooms and family rooms. This leads to a thoughtful balance between formal and casual style, one where elements such as comfortable seating, good reading light and access to books, games and TVs all work together in harmony. Combing through the most popular living room and family room photos uploaded to Houzz in the last three months ...
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