How Are You Staying Active at Home?

Have you turned a guest room into a gym or planted a flower bed? Tell us how you’re getting exercise around the house. Many of us around the country are now working from home and practicing social distancing. That means we are not working out in the gym, taking classes at a yoga studio or…

How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Get glorious vegetables and fruits on your patio with a pro’s guidance — including his personal recipe for potting mix. Most edibles do well in containers, and in some cases even prefer them. For gardeners with poor soil, or no soil at all, container gardening can be a way to create the edible garden your…

Powder Room Patterns: 10 Hot Looks With Hexagons

See how hexagonal tile, wallpaper and even a mirror can elevate your powder room. The hexagon, or six-sided polygon, has been used in interior design and architecture since ancient Rome, and as this collection of powder rooms shows, the classic shape works well in a variety of styles. Check out these 10 powder rooms featuring hexagons…

Smart Storage Ideas for Organizing Food Containers

Dividers, rollouts and corner systems can help corral containers and lids and maximize kitchen cabinet space. Given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations regarding social distancing and working from home, you might find yourself eating more meals at home and storing more leftovers. In turn, you might also be reconsidering how you organize…

Your Spring Organizing Checklist

Use these ideas for clearing out the clutter and keeping rooms neat and tidy. Spring cleaning may get more of the hype, but I would argue that spring organizing is even more important. When your belongings are neat and tidy, your whole home feels cleaner and more inviting, and daily life is easier and more…

4 Yards Gain Pretty Views With Creative Privacy Screens

See backyards and side yards that avoid unattractive views with effective fences, walls and plantings. Nothing can the spoil the enjoyment of a pleasant outdoor lounge or a backyard barbecue area like a direct view of an unsightly neighboring property. Knowing that your neighbors have a clear view of what you’re up to when you’re…

Cleaning Routines to Keep Your Home Virus-Free

Follow this CDC advice to make sure your kitchen, bathroom and other high-traffic areas are clean and disinfected. We want home to be a haven (especially during stressful times), and part of that, at a fundamental level, means living in a space that helps keep us healthy. According to the most current evidence from the Centers…

7 Things to Consider If You Find Yourself Working From Home

A Houzz contributor with over two decades of experience shares her tips on how to work from home during this uneasy time. I’ve spent more than two decades working almost exclusively from home. During that time I’ve written about the home design and remodeling industry for major newspapers, magazines and digital media. Apart from the…

How Are You Passing the Time at Home Right Now?

Share your thoughts about how you are coping with stress and staying grateful during this difficult time. Staying calm hasn’t been easy lately. With the evolving cycle of coronavirus news, many of us are oscillating between serious worry and outright panic. We’re concerned about our loved ones, our neighbors, our community — and wonder if…