9 Garden Structures Offer Year-Round Interest

Add four-season appeal to beds and give vines a place to climb with one of these pretty garden elements. 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…

No Time to Declutter the Whole House? Try These 6 Ideas

Make a fresh start by tackling a few tasks that will revitalize your home and your spirits. January can inspire a lot of energy and goal-setting — sometimes, with goals that can be difficult to accomplish, given our schedules. Many of us, for instance, don’t feel we have the time to tackle a whole house declutter. If…

7 Major Decorating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Get solutions to the challenges that cause many homeowners to put off interior design projects. A huge reason many people don’t get around to tackling a decorating project is because they’re afraid to make a costly mistake. To give you the confidence to start your own dream design, I’ve put together a list of seven…

7 Stylish and Hardworking Laundry Rooms

Designers share the key functional and style features that make these rooms a pleasure to use. There are as many ways to create a stylish and functioning laundry room as there are socks forever separated from their counterparts after washday. Here, designers share their renovation decisions and break down the main features that make these…

How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Learn the techniques for keeping stained, painted and laminate cabinets in tiptop shape. Different cabinet surfaces require different cleaning techniques. Whether your cabinets are stained, painted or laminate, they all need special attention. Here are a few easy tips and cleaning recipes for keeping them looking their best. How to Clean Stained Wood Cabinets You…

34 Trends That Will Define Home Design in 2020

Kick off the decade in style with the latest materials, colors and other elements you may be seeing a lot more of soon. It’s not only a new year but a new decade. And what the months and years ahead will bring is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure, though: The modern home and…

7 Small Tasks for New Year’s Decluttering and Organizing

Jump-start your 2020 resolutions by cleaning up these often neglected areas at home. 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….

10 Ways to Make Your Landscape More Environmentally Friendly

From creating wildlife highways to planting pretty pollinators, there are lots of simple ways to be green in the garden. There’s a lot we can do to make our landscapes more earth-friendly, from planting beneficial native plants to putting fallen leaves to work and making fresh water available to wildlife. We spoke with three experts…

Powder Room Palettes: 10 Silvers That Shine Brightly

See how paint, tile and wallpaper in shades of silver add shimmer to these powder rooms. Silver might signify second place in the Olympics, but when it comes to powder room design, these sterling spaces are worthy of first prize. Check out these 10 powder rooms that feature paint, tile and wallpaper in shades of shiny silver…