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…

8 Stylish Outdoor Kitchens With Bar-Style Seating

These entertaining-friendly setups offer inspiring ideas for outdoor kitchens in a range of styles and sizes. Bar seating blurs the line between sitting and standing height, giving outdoor kitchens a casual feel and providing the guests who always hang out around the grill with a place to roost. If you’re considering including bar-style seating in…

Show Us Your Work-From-Home Setup

Share your inspiring, hardworking and efficient home office. You may see your photo in an upcoming Houzz article. More people are considering working from home, either full time or as a temporary solution for staying healthy. We’d love to see how you’ve set up your home workspace, whether you’ve been working remotely for ages or…

9 Ways to Bring Pantone’s Classic Blue Outside

See how the 2020 Color of the Year can help create serenity and add timeless style to a patio or garden. Let the serene hue of Classic Blue, the Pantone Color Institute’s 2020 Color of the Year, bring a sense of calm to your outdoor space this year. The deep blue tone — drawn from…

9 Beautiful Early Spring Container Gardens

Capture the fleeting beauty of spring ephemerals with snowdrops, daffodils, pansies, sweet-smelling hyacinths and more. There’s nothing quite like the first sight of snowdrops, narcissus or brightly colored violas outside nurseries to confirm that spring finally is right around the corner. As the weather warms, bring some of the magic home and perhaps put an extra spring…

9 Gorgeous Garden Sheds and Luxury Indoor Potting Stations

These stunning, hardworking spaces benefit from farmhouse-style sinks, airy windows and custom shelving. The following nine sheds and indoor potting stations are not your typical backyard outbuildings. Gorgeous details such as vintage copper sinks, checkerboard tile and luxury pendant lighting raise the bar from an aesthetic standpoint, but these sheds and potting stations are not…

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…

4 Things to Know About Home Improvement Before Buying a Home

When you dive into home buying, there are plenty of things you should know. One big part of the process that you should learn about, both before purchasing your home and after, is home improvement. Many of us know little to nothing about renovations in the beginning stages of homebuying, but if you buy a home without…

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….