Going on Vacation? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Garden Survives

Water deeply, mulch beds and move containers into partial shade to keep plants alive while you’re away. The sun’s out, the weather’s warm, and it’s the perfect time of year to get out of town for a holiday. But that hot and dry summer climate can wreak havoc on gardens left unattended for a week…

Pro Tips to Help You Get the Storage You Need

Experts share their favorite guidelines and products for keeping homes organized. To keep your home tidy, it’s important to have the right kind of storage in the right place. We asked four professional organizers — Sophie Aroutcheff, Filipa do Carmo of Khôra: Space Sorted, Lesley Spellman of The Clutter Fairy and Caroline Dhaouadi of Homefulness — to share some of their…

Your Guide to Modern Style

Discover the furnishings, colors and features that pros use to get the strong, sculptural look born in the 20th century. Whether you’re shopping for furnishings or sharing your ideas with a designer, having a firm understanding of your favorite style can be a big help. If you love sleek, streamlined pieces and clean spaces that keep…

10 Stylish Screened-In Porches

These porches combine the best elements of indoor and outdoor rooms. A screened-in porch is a great place for cutting loose with your style. The porch is about relaxing and reading, hosting friends and serving meals alfresco. It’s also a place for paying homage to the outdoor views through architecture and interior design. Here are…

How Much Homeowners Spent on Landscape Projects Last Year

Two recent Houzz reports show median costs for landscape upgrades last year and which projects were most popular. If you’re renovating a home, there’s a good chance you’ll want to update the landscape too. Half of homeowners who renovated in 2018 also chose to improve an outdoor space in some capacity, according to the 2019…

10 Things to Do for a Smooth Renovation

A designer (and serial renovator) shares tips learned from years of working with clients and remodeling her own home. I have more than 10 years of experience working with homeowners on their renovations, but I’ve also spent the past 20 years renovating my own properties. Having stood on both sides of this always-stressful process, I’ve…

15 Bathrooms Personalized With Color and Pattern

See how homeowners go bold with tile, paint, wallpaper, flooring and decor. The bathroom or powder room can be an ideal place to add unexpected color to your home. Whether they used tropical-patterned wallpaper or vibrant coats of paint, these homeowners from our My Houzz series personalized their bathrooms and powder rooms with high-impact hues. Tell us,…

New This Week: 5 Great Laundry Room Ideas

Consider these designs to boost the function and style of your space. In a laundry room, the appliances do most of the work. But there’s a lot for the user to do too. Folding, hanging, pre-rinsing — these things take time. Not to mention that many homeowners use their laundry room for extra storage or…

11 Ways to Give Your Kitchen Character

Add interest to your cooking space with one of these simple yet effective ideas. The kitchen is, of course, a functional space whose layout, finishes and appliances tend to get a lot of consideration. But don’t forget to add some character into the mix. The designers of these kitchens used color, pattern and texture to…