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…

Your Clutter-Clearing Plan for the New Year

Tackle these tasks month by month for a decluttering strategy that will really pay off. With an entire new year ahead of you, decluttering your home may not seem so hard. But after January, when that new year energy begins to wane, the prospect of tackling such a big project tends to overwhelm. Enter your…

10 Surefire Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

A designer shares her top 10 tips for sprucing up the front of a house. There’s no need to buy a new house or take on an extensive remodel to get the curb appeal you want. There are many ways to approach your exterior to give it a serious update without a serious overhaul. These…

15 Coffee Stations Bubbling Over With Clever Ideas

Built-in coffee makers, coffee pod storage and appliance garages are among the features of these great coffee stations. If you’re among the many people who like to start off their morning with a jolt of caffeine, adding a coffee station to your kitchen might be a bright idea. The following coffee stations offer a bevy…

10 Statement-Making Vanity Mirrors for Your Bathroom

Consider these mirror styles that can take your bath or powder room from standard to sublime. Many vanity mirrors and medicine cabinets offer a variety of features such as built-in storage, fog resistance and integrated lighting, but if you’re looking for a mirror to make a dramatic statement in your bathroom, come take a look…