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27 Absolutely Gorgeous Home Organizing Before and Afters

Laundry Rooms

A Look Back: All of Our Past Kitchens of the Year

The past decade includes some real stunners.<p>These show-stopping rooms couldn't possibly differ more in style — but we still love them all.


Table of Contents<p>Countertop Prices<p>As you will soon see, countertop material costs have quite a range. In fact, we have seen countertop materials cost …

Home Improvement

15 Ways to Rethink Kitchen Islands

These designer projects combine style and practicality.<p>These designer projects combine style and practicality.

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13 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Don't pass on seemingly small add-ons and storage features, like additional drawer dividers, or cabinet storage solutions like pantry pullouts and lazy Susans. These storage solutions will increase your kitchen storage efficiency, and are much more costly to add on if you decide you need them down …




How to Get the Vintage Look in Your New Bathroom

(Image credit: Canadian House & Home)<p>There's a 'new' trend in home renovating that we can't get enough of: new bathrooms that look like old …

11 Kitchens with the Perfect View

We love beautiful kitchen decor but some things are just out of control of the designer. You can change the color of the walls, even the shape of the …


7 Kitchen Spots You're Forgetting To Decorate

Give these often-ignored areas attention for a cooler cooking space.<p>Give these often-ignored areas attention for a cooler cooking space.

Beautiful & Surprising: 10 Unexpected Kitchen Details

Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. These 10 kitchens all have features you might not expect — small but impactful …

Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Make A Major Impact

These updates and organization tips can help you create a gorgeous backdrop for your favorite family moments, no major renovation required.<p>OK, not the kitchen itself -- just enough of its fantastic design ideas to give the heart of your home a fresh new look.<p>The surprising secret of a kitchen …


The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.

20+ Organizers That Would Totally Be in Your Dream Home

Excuse us while we fantasize about these next-level storage solutions.<p>Forget owning a humongous home. We'd much prefer one that included every organizer known to man. These genius solutions reveal plates, laundry, that precious fancy knife set you got for your wedding, and much more.

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Home Decor - Decorating Ideas and House design

House Design

22 Stylish Wooden Kitchen Designs That Aren’t Boring

A wooden kitchen might be strongly associated with the traditional design but there are ways to use wood in the kitchen that would break every …

Top 7 Most Amazing Kitchens in the World

A setup suited for a celebrity chef, sleek state-of-the-art appliances, and materials so costly they could cover the expense of a full remodel on …


25 Fabulous Home Offices That Unleash Mediterranean Magic

A fusion of contrasting cultures, traditions and inspiration drawn from exotic backdrops, Mediterranean style means different things for different …

25 Chic and Serene Green Bedroom Ideas

Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is elegantly accentuated by pops of color. These colorful additions can often be …

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8 Tricks to Improve an Open Concept Space

<i>By Hugo Tugman, Houzz Contributor</i><p>People are increasingly excited by the lifestyle possibilities offered by open-plan living, but sometimes are frightened off by the idea of rattling around in a big, soulless space. To avoid having an open-plan space that looks dull and flat, borrow ideas from the …



4 Designer Secrets That Make Open Kitchens Feel Cozy

Create a comfortable cooking space that still looks sharp from every angle.<p>1. Add an eye-catching "hearth."<p>With an open kitchen, the area above the stove is a great spot to splurge. Because it's relatively small, you won't need a ton of tile, so pick something you love, like a hand-painted one or …

9 Kitchen Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in …