Bathroom Design

Bathroom Backsplashes Make a Style Statement Be inspired to turn this small bathroom detail into a big design feature.

What Grout Color Should You Choose for Your Tile More than an afterthought, the right grout contributes to your tile scheme by creating a cohesive, eye-catching unit.

18 Dream Items to Punch Up a Master-Bath Wish List A designer shared features she'd love to include in her own bathroom remodel. Houzz readers responded with their top amenities. Take a look

A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List She's planning her own renovation and daydreaming about what to include. What amenities are must-haves in your remodel or new build?

The Art of Designing A Timeless Bathroom Elegant, historic and traditional, classic bathrooms are always on-trend. And today’s vintage-style bath products work as beautifully as they look, so you don’t have to sacrifice performance

Bathroom Collections A simple design solution

Bathroom Workbook: 6 Elements of Eclectic Style Express your unique self by mixing styles, eras and more, for a bathroom that's full of personality

Bathroom Workbook: 7 Elements of a Craftsman Style If you like a handmade look and simple materials, this style is tailor made for your bath

Bathroom Workbook: 7 Elements of Modern Mediterranean Flavor Learn how to bring this warm and richly detailed style into your bath with color, lighting and accessories.

Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Beachy Style Use seaside colors, raw finishes, and coastal accessories to conjure the perfect outing in your indoor bath

Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Contemporary Style Does a sharp, clean and uncluttered bathroom sound good to you? If so, a contemporary design could be the key

Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Farmhouse Style Go simple, re-purposed and vintage for a farmhouse-style bathroom with the comforts of today

Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Traditional Style Pay homage to olden days in a bath filled with ornate details, soft colors and antique details

Bathroom Workbook: 10 Elements of Industrial Style Turn your bath into a captain of industry with raw materials, exposed plumbing and a focus on functionality

Bathroom Workbook: 13 Elements of Asian Style Create a soothing, spa-like bath with simple materials and a deep connection to nature

The Black Bathroom Trend 3 ways to get inspired

Carmel Seaside Bathroom Soft, fresh-from-nature hues mix with warm woods in a bath whose style and sensibility are born of the sea.

Design an Easy-Clean Bathroom These ingenious strategies and sleek designs for the sink, tub, shower and toilet help your bathroom practically clean itself

Design Basics to Help You Think Through a New Master Bath These standard dimensions and layout tips can help you plan the deluxe bathroom of your dreams

How to Choose a Faucet Finish That Reflects Your Personality Determine your personal style and find a faucet to match with the help of Moen

How to Design a Sleek, Modern Bathroom Learn which vanities, lighting, materials and other elements to include

Lovely Little Luxuries: Pamper Yourself With Towel Warmers Heat your robes, dry delicates and wet mittens — with these warmers around, toasty treats go beyond just towels

Planning Your Master Bathroom: 7 Design Details to Consider An architect shares his ideas for making an en-suite bathroom feel luxurious and comfortable

The Playful Pattern Bathroom 3 ways to get inspired

Teak Textures Bathroom Natural choices for water-rich environments, teak and stone bring a sense of serenity and connection with the outside world into the bathing and showering space.

Wood in the Bathroom? Absolutely! Wet places and wood can be a match made in design heaven - see great examples and get tips for sealing and installing bathroom wood here

7 Tips for Better Bathroom Lighting Use these detailed guidelines to avoid common mistakes.

Bathroom Workbook: How to Get Your Vanity Lighting Right Learn how to illuminate your bathroom mirror so you can put your best face forward each day

How to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity Lighting Get tips on sconces, pendants, chandeliers, LEDs and pot lights — and find out where to place them for the best lighting

How to Light Your Bathroom Right Get ready for your close-up in a bath that's a sanctuary with task, accent, decorative and ambient lighting

What to Know About Bathroom Chandeliers Renovating your bathroom and seeking an elegant look? Find out if a chandelier could work for your space

Your Guide to Perfect Bathroom Vanity Lighting Follow this lighting expert’s list of 9 do’s and don’ts to select the best light fixtures for your bathroom vanity

5 Ways With an 8-by-5-Foot Bathroom Look to these bathroom makeovers to learn about budgets, special features, splurging, saving and more

10 Tricks to Help Your Bathroom Sell Your House As with the kitchen, the bathroom is always a high priority for home buyers. Here's how to showcase your bathroom so it looks its best

A Warm, Elegant and Highly Functional Master Bath A designer fits dual sinks, a dressing table, a washer-dryer and scads of storage into a couple’s New York bathroom

Bathroom Workbook: 12 Things to Consider for Your Remodel Maybe a tub doesn't float your boat, but having no threshold is a no-brainer. These points to ponder will help you plan

Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost? Learn what features to expect for $3,000 to $100,000-plus, to help you plan your bathroom remodel

Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More Making some bathroom upgrades? Here's how to place all your main features for the most comfortable, personalized fit

Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel Your Bathroom Create a vision, make a budget, choose your style and materials, hire the right professionals, and get it done on time

Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom Fit everything comfortably in a small or medium-size bath by knowing standard dimensions for fixtures and clearances

See What Gives These 10 Bathrooms Their Spa-Like Feel Good lighting in the bathroom can create a peaceful vibe and help you look your best. These spaces show how it’s done.

What Grout Color Should You Choose for Your Tile? More than an afterthought, the right grout contributes to your tile scheme by creating a cohesive, eye-catching unit

4 Bathroom Organization Ideas Bringing order to our lives through the spaces we live in has become a hot topic of late.

10 Ways to Create More Bathroom Storage See the many options for stowing your toiletries, tissues and towels

13 Design-Friendly Storage Solutions for the Bathroom The secret to tidy towels and beautifully organized bottles? The right storage, of course.

13 Storage and Organizing Ideas to Optimize Your Bathroom Vanity See smart solutions for drawers, pullouts and more

Bathroom Storage: Where to Keep the T.P.? The Houzz community steps in with 18 tidy toilet paper storage solutions

Bathroom Trends: Open Vanity Storage Give Your Bath Functional Storage and Extra Style Points, Too

Cabinets 101: How to Get the Storage You Want There are beautiful cabinets and there are functional cabinets. Yours can be both if you follow these steps

How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More Storage Great project: Install low-lying drawers in your kitchen or bath to hold step stools, pet bowls, linens and more

How to Organize Your Bathroom Cabinets First empty your cabinets and pare down their contents. Then follow these steps to keep your bathroom organized for good

Post-KonMari: How to Organize Your Bathroom Storage Find out which items to keep in a medicine cabinet or drawer and which to store on an open shelf

Vanities That Pack a Storage Punch Get ideas for your powder room or bath from stylish vanities with great under-sink storage

Bath Remodeling? So, Where to Put the Toilet? There's a lot to consider: paneling, baseboards, shower door. Before you install the toilet, get situated with these tips

Here's (Not) Looking at Loo, Kid: 12 Toilet Privacy Options Make sharing a bathroom easier with screens, walls and double-duty barriers that offer a little more privacy for you

Meet the New Super Toilets With features you never knew you needed, these toilets may make it hard to go back to standard commodes

Cabinets 101: How to Get the Storage You Want There are beautiful cabinets and there are functional cabinets. Yours can be both if you follow these steps.

How to Organize Your Bathroom Cabinets First empty your cabinets and pare down their contents. Then follow these steps to keep your bathroom organized for good.

Medicine Cabinets: Should You Get a Recessed or Wall-Mounted Style? Here’s what you need to know to pick the right medicine cabinet and get it installed."

Bath Design: Aging Gracefully With a goal to remain in their own homes as long as possible, savvy seniors and smart baby boomers are remodeling their baths to support “aging in place” well into their advanced years

Bungalow Bathroom Gains New Accessibility Better design and functionality make life easier for a homeowner in a wheelchair

How to Design an Accessible Shower Make aging in place safer and easier with universal design features in the shower and bathroom

8 Bathroom Mirror Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of Consider these solutions for awkward layouts or to just bring a little fun

How to Choose a Bathroom Mirror See yourself in the best light with a bathroom mirror that’s properly sized, placed and illuminated

5 Hot Tips for Home Saunas Bask in your very own heated haven, indoors or out. This overview will get you off to a glowing start

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Wetroom Warm up a room full of tile with color, light, texture and wood

5 Ways to Bring Tech to Your Bathroom When you hear the word “wired” what comes to mind?

So You Want a Bathroom Television Whether you want to wash with soap operas or primp with prime time, these guidelines for installing a TV in the bathroom can help

Sound Advice for the Bathroom Tablets. MP3 players. We live plugged in. And, inevitably, we’re getting smarter about how we use digital and mobile technologies, especially in the home.

13 Storage and Organizing Ideas to Optimize Your Bathroom Vanity See smart solutions for drawers, pullouts and more

A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Your Bathroom Vanity Follow this 6-step plan to choose your vanity’s layout, style, countertop, fixtures and more

Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right Prevent water damage and get a seamless look with these pro tips for tiling under and around a bathroom vanity

Bathroom Trends: Open Vanity Storage Give Your Bath Functional Storage and Extra Style Points, Too

Bathroom Workbook: How to Get Your Vanity Lighting Right Learn how to illuminate your bathroom mirror so you can put your best face forward each day

How to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity Lighting Get tips on sconces, pendants, chandeliers, LEDs and pot lights — and find out where to place them for the best lighting

Is a Wall- or Floor- Mount Vanity Right for Your Next Bath? Of all of the choices a designer has to make for a bathroom, the decision between using a traditional floor-mount vanity or a more contemporary wall-mount unit is one of the biggest.

Take a Seat at the Vanity Get Ready for Your Day at One of These Dressing Tables

Vanities That Pack a Storage Punch Get ideas for your powder room or bath from stylish vanities with great under-sink storage

Your Guide to Perfect Bathroom Vanity Lighting Follow this lighting expert’s list of 9 do’s and don’ts to select the best light fixtures for your bathroom vanity

Bathroom Countertops: The Pros and Cons of Engineered Quartz See why these designers like engineered quartz for its durability, color options and more

Bathroom Countertops 101: The Top Surface Materials Explore the pros and cons of 7 popular bathroom countertop materials

11 Ways to Age-Proof Your Bathroom Learn how to create a safe and accessible bathroom without sacrificing style

Family Friendly Bathroom Classic neutral tones paint a relaxing environment in this family bathroom.

How to Childproof Your Bathroom Just add water, and the dangers to a child greatly increase. Learn how to keep wee ones safe during bath time and more

Designing the Perfect Powder Room Thanks to its petite size – 4 by 5 feet on average – a half-bath can often be one of the least expensive rooms in the house to renovate.

Photo Flip: 102 Eye-Popping Powder Rooms Flip through our collection of beautiful powder rooms on Houzz and fill your eyes with color and style

19 Dream Tubs for Bath Lovers Pour a Glass of Wine and Sink Into One of These Unusual, Luxurious Bathtubs

Before and After: 6 Bathrooms That Said Goodbye to the Tub Sleek showers replaced tub-shower combos in these bathroom remodels. Could this be an option for you?

Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — Step 1 – the Planning Phase Step 1 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Get all the remodel details down on paper

Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — Step 2 – the Fixtures-Shopping Phase Step 2 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Determine your mechanical needs and buy quality fixtures

Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — Step 3 – the Tiling and Grouting Phase Step 3 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Pick the right tile and test it out, then choose your grout color and type

Data Watch: Homeowners on Keeping — or Ditching — the Master Tub Our 2017 U.S. bathroom trends study shows that some owners upgrade their tubs, while a sizable number bid them goodbye

Dreaming of a Spa Tub at Home? Read This Pro Advice First Before you float away on visions of jets and bubbles and the steamiest water around, consider these very real spa tub issues

Homeowners Splurge on Master Bath Shower Features, Study Finds From square footage to faucets, the Houzz Bathroom Trends Study reveals statement showers are on the rise

Liberate Your Bathroom With a Freestanding Bathtub Free up the design options for your bathroom with a claw-foot, pedestal or soaking tub that doesn't require a wall

Photo Flip: 50 Showers That Create a Splash Find fresh inspiration in these bathrooms with mosaic and large-format tiles, pebble flooring and more

Photo Flip: 72 Tubs That Elevate the Bathroom Take a tour of boldly colored claw-foot bathtubs, calm-inducing Japanese soakers and custom tubs in every shape and size

Steam Showers Bring a Beloved Spa Feature Home Get the benefits of a time-honored ritual without firing up the coals, thanks to easier-than-ever home steam systems

What Grout Color Should You Choose for Your Tile? More than an afterthought, the right grout contributes to your tile scheme by creating a cohesive, eye-catching unit

Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right Prevent water damage and get a seamless look with these pro tips for tiling under and around a bathroom vanity

Bathroom Workbook: 7 Natural Stones With Enduring Beauty Not everyone wants a marble bath. Bring organic warmth to your bath counters, walls or floors with these hard-wearing alternatives

Choose the Tile That’s Right for Your Room Gloss, matte, glazed, metallic, terra cotta and more: Each has its own look and characteristics

Is It Over for Subway Tile? Should we ditch the ubiquitous rows of rectangles for a rival, or is subway tile a classic that's here to stay?

Large Bathroom Tiles Home Design Photographs

Why Marble Might Be Wrong for Your Bathroom You love its beauty and instant high-quality appeal, but bathroom marble has its drawbacks. Here's what to know before you buy

Closet Design

9 Features That Are Popular in Closets Now Design pros and popular Houzz photos highlight the looks that homeowners are loving in closets

15 Most Popular Closet Luxuries on Houzz Turn distressing disarray into streamlined perfection with closet organizers and amenities like these

Closets Too Small? 10 Tips for Finding More Wardrobe Space With a bit of planning, you can take that tiny closet from crammed to creatively efficient

Custom Closet Design: 7 Details to Consider Have room for a walk-in closet? Lucky you. Here’s how you and your designer can make it the storage area of your dreams

How to Get the Closet of Your Dreams Do you cringe every time you open your closet door? It may be time for a makeover

Post-KonMari: How to Organize Your Closet Arrange your clothing and accessories to make it easier to find what you want and get dressed each day

Trending Now: 8 Ideas From the Most Popular New Closets Hide your jewelry behind a mirror, build your own clothing rack, hang a chandelier. Which closet idea do you like best?

Turn That Spare Room Into a Walk-in Closet New project for a new year: Get the closet you’ve always wanted, starting with all the info here

We Can Dream: Turn a Walk-In Closet Into a Glam Dressing Room Steal these styling tips from luxurious spaces to turn up the glamour in your real-life closet

Decorating Trends

Entries & Doors

10 Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entryway Well-chosen lighting, storage and decor can make your home feel inviting right from the start

Key Measurements for Entrances Great and Small Find out what makes a foyer important, how much space it needs and how to scale its elements

Trending Now: 10 Refreshing and Stylish Front-Door Entryways Take cues from these popular photos to create a stunning first impression

Fireplaces

3 Ways to Bring the Heat to Outdoor Living Spaces Here's what to know about surviving winter's bite with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit or heat lamp

7 Ways to Rock a TV and Fireplace Combo From traditional brick to industrial steel, there's a fireplace cladding here to light up your design

8 Luxury-Loving Master Bathroom Fireplaces Pamper yourself at bath time by bringing in the mesmerizing view and lovely warmth of a flickering fire

12 Hot Ideas for Fireplace Facing From traditional brick to industrial steel, there's a fireplace cladding here to light up your design

15 Dramatic Fireplace Transformations Tired of your old fireplace? Get inspired by these before-and-after photos for living room style all year

21 Fireside Tales to Keep You Cozy This Winter Curl up by the flames or in another toasty spot to read the stories behind these fireplaces in one-of-a-kind homes

Design Debate: Is It OK to Hang the TV Over the Fireplace? In the spirit of the upcoming political debates, we kick off a series of conversations on fireplaces 

Find Your Fireplace Style It’s getting chilly out there. Which of these cozy fireplaces would you want to come home to?

How to Convert Your Wood-Burning Fireplace Learn about inserts and other options for switching your fireplace from wood to gas or electric

How to Remodel Your Fireplace Bring your fireplace design up to snuff with this makeover lowdown

New This Week: 3 Fireplace Transformations, 3 Budgets See how different approaches to tackling a focal-point fireplace can completely change the look of a living room

New This Week: 7 Living Rooms That Rethink the Fireplace Wall Bold and adorned or streamlined and minimalist — which of these fireplaces would you want warming up your home?

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit Make your yard the place to be by adding a fire feature that draws a crowd

Trending Now: 15 Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces to Warm Up By These cozy outdoor spaces invite you to linger even after the sun has set

Flooring

American Hardwoods: Renewable, Abundant and Sustainable Are we running out of American Hardwoods? Hardly!

An Expert's Guide to Hardwood Flooring The American Hardwood Information Center suggests hardwood flooring - one of the best long-term investments to be made

Best way to clean wood floors? Do you have a tried and true method for cleaning wood floors that preserves the finish and helps them stay beautiful?

Hardwood Flooring Must-Know Shopping Facts The American Hardwood Information Center suggests hardwood flooring - one of the best long-term investments to be made

How to Clean Hardwood Floors Gleaming wood floors are a thing of beauty. Here’s how to keep them that way

Pros and Cons of 5 Popular Kitchen Flooring Materials Which kitchen flooring is right for you? An expert gives us the rundown

Underfoot: What to Know About Engineered Wood Floors Engineered wood flooring offers classic looks and durability, and can work with a range of subfloors — even concrete

What Lies Beneath That Old Linoleum Kitchen Floor? Antique wood subfloors are finding new life as finished floors. Learn more about exposing, restoring and enjoying them

What to Ask Before Choosing a Hardwood Floor We give you the details on cost, installation, wood varieties and more to help you pick the right hardwood flooring

Your Guide to Hardwood Floor Care Keep your wood floors sparkling using these tips from Bona

Green Remodeling

Energy Star Energy Savings at Home

Federal Income Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency A number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been renewed.

Heat & Cool Efficiently Energy Star

Types of Insulation When insulating your home, you can choose from many types of insulation.

Home Exteriors Curb Appeal

7 Home Exterior Transformations Before-and-after photos show how thoughtful renovations boost curb appeal

How to Give Your Driveway and Front Walk More Curb Appeal Prevent injuries and tire damage while making a great first impression by replacing or repairing front paths

11 Ways to Get More From Your Summer Porch Watch the world go by at your leisure from a porch decked out with comfy furniture and inspiring accessories

Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Front Porch Depth, width, proportion and detailing all contribute to the comfort and functionality of this transitional space

Questions to ask when getting new roof  Most homeowners will only have to repair or replace a roof once or twice in a lifetime.

Home Offices & Libraries

7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Home Office Start your workday with a smile in a home office that's neat, clean and special to you

13 Decorating Tricks for a More Pleasurable Home Office Fit all your work surfaces, equipment and storage with comfortable clearances by keeping these dimensions in mind

Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Home Office Fit all your work surfaces, equipment and storage with comfortable clearances by keeping these dimensions in mind

Home Technology

5 Ways to Bring Tech to Your Bathroom When you hear the word “wired” what comes to mind?

9 Smart Charging-Station Solutions for Decluttering Your Cables Bring some sanity to your gadgetry with these nifty solutions for storing, charging and organizing your devices

Savor the Luxury Kitchen of the Future Explore how technology beautifully transforms cooking and entertaining with these tips from Dacor

So You Want a Bathroom Television Whether you want to wash with soap operas or primp with prime time, these guidelines for installing a TV in the bathroom can help

Sound Advice for the Bathroom Tablets. MP3 players. We live plugged in. And, inevitably, we’re getting smarter about how we use digital and mobile technologies, especially in the home.

Upping The Ante Plugged-In homes have become increasingly popular

Kitchen Design

Details That Count: Tips for Range Hoods, Appliances and Lighting Learn how to get your microwave height just right, what kind of bar stool will be most comfortable and more

How to Keep Your Kitchen’s Stainless Steel Spotless Consider these 6 cleaning tips for maintaining your stainless steel appliances and surfaces

A Kitchen Laundry Cabinet Full of Surprises A little DIY spirit allowed this homeowner to add a washer, dryer, kitchen countertop and dining table all in one

The Best Things to Store on Open Kitchen Shelves See what items should take this vital display and storage space and get tips for styling your open shelves

Cabinets 101: How to Get the Storage You Want  There are beautiful cabinets and there are functional cabinets. Yours can be both if you follow these steps

Foolproof Storage Solutions for Corner Kitchen Cabinets Consider a Lazy Susan, pullouts and more to maximize storage

How to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets, One at a Time Follow these steps to straighten up your kitchen cabinets and shelves so they’re a pleasure to use

Kitchen Cabinet Color: Should You Paint or Stain? Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen

Kitchen Confidential: 7 Ways to Mix and Match Cabinet Colors Can't decide on a specific color or stain for your kitchen cabinets? You don't have to choose just one

Kitchen Confidential: Amp Up Your Storage With Pullouts See 12 types of cabinet pullouts that make your cooking and cleaning items easier to find and use

Kitchen Confidential: Painted vs. Stained Cabinets See the pros and cons of these popular cabinet finishes

Kitchen Confidential: The Pros and Cons of Double Stacked Cabinets Does it make sense for you to double up on cabinets? Find out here

Kitchen Confidential: Walk-In Pantries vs. Cabinet Pantries We explore the pros and cons of these popular kitchen storage options

Kitchen Decisions: Where to Place Your Cabinetry Hardware Does it go in the middle of the drawer, on the edge or nowhere at all? Get advice on where to put the knobs and pulls

The Pros and Cons of Upper Kitchen Cabinets and Open Shelves Whether you crave more storage or more open space, this guide will help you choose the right option

8 Gray Kitchens That Nail Warmth and Balance Look to subtle undertones and the right mix of cool and warm tones in your color choices

5 Kitchen Trends That Will Dominate The Future The most important kitchen trend that will rise in popularity between today and 2042.

9 Tips for Creating an Inviting White Kitchen  You can have your white kitchen and visual interest too. Use these ideas to make your cooking space stand out

11 Must-Haves in a Designer's Dream Kitchen Custom cabinets, slab backsplashes, drawer dishwashers - what's on your wish list?

12 Great Kitchen Styles — Which One's for You? Sometimes you can be surprised by the kitchen style that really calls to you. The proof is in the pictures

A Designer’s Picks for Kitchen Trends Worth Considering Fewer upper cabs, cozy seating, ‘smart’ appliances and more — are some of these ideas already on your wish list?

Details That Count: 11 Designer Secrets to Work Into Your Kitchen Remodeling? See a designer’s suggestions for rollout pantries, tray storage, cabinet depth, corner sinks and more

Details That Count: 17 Designer Tips for a Great Kitchen Get ideas for camouflaging your outlets, adding task lighting and avoiding common kitchen annoyances

Eastside Elegance Kitchen A mélange of elements--wood, glass, and stone--are the raw ingredients in this cooking and entertaining space created by legendary kitchen designer Christopher Peacock.

Kitchen Cabinet Color: Should You Paint or Stain? Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen

Kitchen Workbook: 6 Elements of a Contemporary Kitchen If high-tech appliances, cutting-edge storage and the layered look appeal to you, a contemporary kitchen may be right up your alley.

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of an Asian-Style Kitchen Craft a kitchen that celebrates the serene, organic simplicity of Asian design.

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of Classic Kitchen Style Timeless but fresh, a classic kitchen can be the perfect starting point for your individual look

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Cottage Kitchen Cottage kitchens can be a sunny, cheerful hub to anchor your home. Is this easy-breezy style for you?

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Craftsman Kitchen Craftsman-style kitchen design focuses on the beauty of function and natural materials. Could this be the look for you?

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Farmhouse Kitchen Classic materials and vintage touches create a farm-style space that still feels fresh today.

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Mediterranean Kitchen Mediterranean style transforms a kitchen into an exotic escape with its warmth and sultriness. Here's how to get the look

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Modern Kitchen Frameless cabinets, horizontal lines and lack of ornamentation top the list of what defines modern kitchen style

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Transitional Kitchen With a mixture of traditional charm and contemporary chic, transitional kitchens strike just the right balance in your home

Kitchen Workbook: 10 Elements of an Eclectic Kitchen Eclectic kitchens can come in wildly different flavors, from homespun to far flung. Consider these 10 a sample platter

Kitchen Workbook: 15 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen Small details take center stage with decorative moldings, glazed finishes, raised panels and more.

The Most Common Kitchen Design Problems and Ways to Tackle Them Check out these frequent dilemmas, experts’ tips on avoiding them and some inspiring spaces that get things right

How Much Room Do You Need for a Kitchen Island? Installing an island can enhance your kitchen in many ways, and with good planning, even smaller kitchens can benefit

How to Design a Kitchen Island Size, seating height, all those appliance and storage options ... here's how to clear up the kitchen island confusion

Kitchen Confidential: 11 Islands With Furniture Style Break the mold with these non-traditional kitchen islands

New This Week: 4 Storage Ideas for the End of Your Kitchen Island See the ways to design drawers, shelves, racks and more for this island area

New This Week: 5 Kitchen Island Shapes You Haven’t Thought Of Going a bit abstract with your island design can get you more room for seating, eating, prep and personal style

Small, Slim and Super: Compact Kitchen Islands That Offer Big Function Movable carts and narrow tables bring flexibility to these space-constrained kitchens

Details That Count: Tips for Range Hoods, Appliances and Lighting Learn how to get your microwave height just right, what kind of bar stool will be most comfortable and more

Disappearing Range Hoods: A New Trend? Concealed exhaust fans cut visual clutter in the kitchen

How to Choose the Right Hood Fan for Your Kitchen Keep your kitchen clean and your home's air fresh by understanding all the options for ventilating via a hood fan

Kitchen Confidential: All Good in the Hood If you're looking for a new hood for above your stove, you have a wide range (pun intended) of options

The Many Ways to Get Creative With Kitchen Hoods Distinctive hood designs — in reclaimed barn wood, zinc, copper and more — are transforming the look of kitchens

What to Consider When Adding a Range Hood Get to know the types, styles and why you may want to skip a hood altogether

7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Kitchen Strike fear into the hearts of gunky corners and grimy walls. Our weeklong plan will get your kitchen spick-and-span from top to bottom

10 Steps to an Organized and Functional Kitchen A designer shares her top tips and techniques for creating a stress-free kitchen

13 Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas and What They Cost Corner drawers, appliance garages, platter storage and in-counter knife slots are a few details you may not want to leave out

16 Ways to Store Your Herbs and Spices From super neat and organized to surprisingly artistic, there's a seasoning-stashing solution for everyone

15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz Solve common kitchen dilemmas in style with custom and ready-made organizers, drawers, shelves and more

17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens Clever storage and smart design details do wonders for tiny kitchens

The Best Things to Store on Open Kitchen Shelves See what items should take this vital display and storage space and get tips for styling your open shelves

Cabinets 101: How to Get the Storage You Want There are beautiful cabinets and there are functional cabinets. Yours can be both if you follow these steps

Foolproof Storage Solutions for Corner Kitchen Cabinets Consider a Lazy Susan, pullouts and more to maximize storage

Get It Done: Organize Your Kitchen Drawers Clear 'em out and give the contents a neat-as-a-pin new home with these organizing and storage tips

Hidden Storage Opportunities in Your Kitchen Look around for often-missed places to put wine, cookbooks, brooms and more

How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More Storage Great project: Install low-lying drawers in your kitchen or bath to hold step stools, pet bowls, linens and more

How to Get Your Pullout Waste and Recycling Cabinets Just Right Personalize your kitchen waste storage with the right bin configuration and pullout system

How to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets, One at a Time Follow these steps to straighten up your kitchen cabinets and shelves so they’re a pleasure to use

Kibble Time! Clever Cubbies and Drawers for Your Pet Food Station See the many ways you can incorporate a food and water station for animals in your kitchen, laundry room or mudroom

Kitchen Confidential: 13 Ideas for Creative Corners Here are clever ways to make the most of kitchen corners to get extra storage and additional seating

Kitchen Confidential: Amp Up Your Storage With Pullouts See 12 types of cabinet pullouts that make your cooking and cleaning items easier to find and use

Kitchen of the Week: Storage Galore in a 1920s Colonial Pullouts, slots, special drawers and more - this customized kitchen packs in plenty of organizing solutions

Kitchen Organization Superheroes to the Rescue Vanquish kitchen clutter for good using these cabinet accessories from The Home Depot

Kitchen Storage: How to Store Your Kitchen Tools and Flatware Find out the ideal width and depth of drawers, get ideas for vertical storage and see how to work with existing cabinets

New This Week: 4 Storage Ideas for the End of Your Kitchen Island See the ways to design drawers, shelves, racks and more for this island area

Our Favorite Kitchen Storage Ideas Now Make the most of every square inch with these clever cabinetry solutions

Post-KonMari: How to Organize Your Pantry Get the skinny on setting up your food storage so it's easier to find ingredients and cook

Stash It All: Know the 3 Zones of Kitchen Storage Organize the right amount of storage around the kitchen's main activities for easier cooking and flow

Where to Carve Out More Pantry Storage Find more space for kitchen essentials in closets, niches and shallow cabinets

8 Mirror Types for a Fantastic Kitchen Backsplash Create the illusion of more space, add bling or just go for an unexpected look with a mirrored backsplash that suits your kitchen's style

8 Statement-Making Kitchen Backsplashes Beyond Basic Tile Look to metal, glass and even wooden crates for an attention-getting backsplash that might even save you some money

8 Top Tile Types for Your Kitchen Backsplash Backsplash designs don't have to be set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range of styles

10 Gorgeous Backsplash Alternatives to Subway Tile Artistic installations, back-painted glass and pivoting windows prove there are backsplash possibilities beyond the platform

Battle of the Backsplashes: Glass Mosaics vs. Natural Stone Read about the pros and cons - and see great examples - of these two popular kitchen backsplash materials

Countertop and Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration

Ecofriendly Kitchen: Recycled Tile for Backsplashes Pick a popular look for your kitchen backsplash design and go green as well, with beautiful tiles made from recycled materials

How to Add a Kitchen Backsplash Great project: Install glass, tile or another decorative material for a gorgeous and protective backsplash

How to Install a Tile Backsplash If you've got a steady hand, a few easy-to-find supplies and patience, you can install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom

How to Pick a Kitchen Backsplash That Wows Design your ideal backsplash with help from these Houzz guides and inspiring ideas for every kitchen style

New This Week: 3 Backsplashes That Steal the Show Bold colors, enticing textures and attention-grabbing graphics bring drama to these 3 kitchens

Put Your Kitchen in a Good Light With a Window Backsplash Get a view or just more sunshine while you're prepping and cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center

Tin's a Win for Kitchen Backsplashes Durable tin has come down from the ceiling and out of Victorian times to decorate backsplashes today

Try a Shorter Kitchen Backsplash for Budget-Friendly Style Shave costs on a kitchen remodel with a pared-down backsplash in one of these great materials

What Grout Color Should You Choose for Your Tile? More than an afterthought, the right grout contributes to your tile scheme by creating a cohesive, eye-catching unit

Where Should You Start and Stop Your Backsplash? Consider these tips and tricks to work around cabinets, windows and more for a finished look in your kitchen

Simple Pleasures: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Slugging down any old sludge while pulling on socks is no way to start the day. Learn to brew amazing java and savor the experience here

Today's Coffee Stations Have All Kinds of Perk Some of these features are so over the top that they will give you a jolt

How to Clean Hardwood Floors: Must-Know Tricks Keep hardwood floors in top condition with smart cleaning methods that will make caring for your floors and maintaining their good looks even easier.

Pros and Cons of 5 Popular Kitchen Flooring Materials Which kitchen flooring is right for you? An expert gives us the rundown

What Lies Beneath That Old Linoleum Kitchen Floor? Antique wood subfloors are finding new life as finished floors. Learn more about exposing, restoring and enjoying them

5 Layers of a Well-Lit Kitchen Develop a layered lighting plan to help you create a functional, adaptable and illuminated kitchen

Details That Count: Tips for Range Hoods, Appliances and Lighting Learn how to get your microwave height just right, what kind of bar stool will be most comfortable and more

How to Choose Your Kitchen Lighting An expert reveals what to consider when making your selections and how to create a layered lighting design

Lighting: Theory Meets Practice Real-world foot-candle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location

Put Your Kitchen in a Good Light With a Window Backsplash Get a view or just more sunshine while you're prepping and cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center

Recessed Kitchen Lighting Reconsidered Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

9 Places to Put the Microwave in Your Kitchen See the pros and cons of locating your microwave above, below and beyond the counter

11 Enduring Kitchen Ideas From the Industry's Biggest Event We visited the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and found that many familiar kitchen features appear to be here to stay

12 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger Try these clever design moves to get more storage and create a roomier feel

17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens Clever storage and smart design details do wonders for tiny kitchens

Drool-Worthy Design Features to Borrow From Restaurant Kitchens You can cook like a professional chef with 14 kitchen elements swiped from restaurants

Four Kitchen Remodeling Myths The kitchen is an everyday anchor; it’s where we gather with family and friends to truly feel at home.

From the Pros: 8 Reasons Kitchen Renovations Go Over Budget We asked kitchen designers to tell us the most common budget-busters they see

How to Design the Perfect U-Shaped Kitchen With these tips, you’ll get the most out of this flexible layout, which works for many room shapes and sizes

How to Make the Most of a Single-Wall Kitchen Learn 10 ways to work with this space-saving, budget-savvy and sociable kitchen layout

How to Make the Most of Your L-Shaped Kitchen These layouts make efficient use of space, look neat and can be very sociable. Here’s how to plan yours

How to Make Your Galley Kitchen Work Better A kitchen design expert offers tips to make this layout more efficient

Kitchen Confidential: The Case for Corbels Get the skinny on different types of brackets and how to use them in the kitchen

Kitchen Remodel Costs: 3 Budgets, 3 Kitchens What you can expect from a kitchen remodel with a budget from $20,000 to $100,000

Six Kitchen Planning Myths When planning a new kitchen or renovation, it’s easy to fall prey to common misconceptions.

Tomorrow’s Kitchen, Today Home builders and their merchandisers know that the kitchen is the most important room in the house – and where buyers are most likely to invest in additional features and options.

Trending Now: 10 Ideas From Popular New Kitchens on Houzz  Contrasting cabinets, oversize pendants and custom range hoods turn up the heat in these ideabook-worthy kitchens

What Grout Color Should You Choose for Your Tile? More than an afterthought, the right grout contributes to your tile scheme by creating a cohesive, eye-catching unit

Savor the Luxury Kitchen of the Future Explore how technology beautifully transforms cooking and entertaining with these tips from Dacor

How to Create a Dedicated Baking Station Avid bakers love having a designated kitchen space. Here’s what to consider when planning yours

Whip Your Baking Center Into Shape Here’s how to corral your supplies and ingredients to make creating treats a sweeter experience

A Pullout Countertop Adds Function to a 90-Square-Foot Kitchen See how a tucked-away workspace near the stove gives this family of 4 the prep area they need

Battle of the Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz Read about the pros and cons — and see great examples — of these popular kitchen countertop materials

Countertop and Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration

Countertop Geology – Part 1: The lowdown on Super White Perusing the slab yard from a Geologist perspective.

Countertop Geology – Part 2: Marble, quartzite and other rocks in the kitchen Perusing the slab yard from a Geologist perspective.

Countertop Geology – Part 3: Marble and quartzite and granite, oh my! Perusing the slab yard from a Geologist perspective.

Countertop Geology – Part 4: Rocks, marble, granite, quartzite Perusing the slab yard from a Geologist perspective.

Countertop Geology – Part 5: Marble, Quartzite and other Favorites Perusing the slab yard from a Geologist perspective.

Countertop Geology – Part 6: Let's talk about rocks some more! Perusing the slab yard from a Geologist perspective.

Four Questions to Ask When Choosing Natural Stone Kitchen Countertops Natural stone countertops can transform a kitchen into a beautiful gathering spot.

How to Choose a Backsplash for Your Granite Counters If you've fallen for a gorgeous slab, pair it with a backsplash material that will show it at its best

Set on Stone: Why These Countertops Are So Swoon-worthy Here’s what makes stone (and stone-inspired) countertops popular on any budget

Smooth Solutions to Kitchen Counter Corners The designers of these kitchens found creative ways to ease the transition from counter to walking zone

What’s Next for Quartz? A color and design consultant shares four trends for this popular countertop material

Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen

Kitchen Confidential: 10 Ways to Promote Aging in Place Design choices that prevent stooping, reaching and falling help keep the space safe and accessible as you get older

Kitchen Confidential: Walk-In Pantries vs. Cabinet Pantries We explore the pros and cons of these popular kitchen storage options

Post-KonMari: How to Organize Your Pantry Get the skinny on setting up your food storage so it's easier to find ingredients and cook

Refined Formalities Butler's Pantry If tailored and classic are words your friends might use to describe your style, you’ll want to explore this traditional butler’s pantry.

Where to Carve Out More Pantry Storage Find more space for kitchen essentials in closets, niches and shallow cabinets

The Case for 2 Kitchen Sinks Here’s why you may want to have a prep and a cleanup sink — and the surprising reality about which is more important

Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen’s Under-Sink Area Clever solutions can turn this awkward space into a storage workhorse

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink Learn about basin configurations, sink shapes, materials and even accessories and specialty sinks

Kitchen Design Secret: Why You May Want a Separate Cleanup Sink A cleanup sink plays a distinct role in the kitchen. Here’s what to consider when planning yours

Kitchen FAQs: Selecting Your Sink Material Here are some of the most common choices for kitchen sink materials, with details about each

Kitchen Sinks: Granite Composite Offers Superior Durability It beats out quartz composite for strength and scratch resistance. Could this kitchen sink material be right for you?

Picking the Perfect Kitchen Sink and Faucet Some things are just better together, especially in the kitchen

Undermount Sink? Our Guide to Placing Holes for Accessories With an undermount sink, you decide where to put the faucet and accessories. These guidelines can help

Windowless Kitchen Sinks: Looking Beyond the (Lack of a) View Does your sink need a focal point? Here are 12 ideas for creating visual interest where you scrub your pans

Laundry Utility & Mud Rooms

The Hardworking Laundry Room: A Place for Brooms and Mops See 8 smart solutions for stashing long-handled cleaning tools

Small Wonders: 9 Space-Saving Broom Closets Check out these efficient ways to store your broom, mop and cleaning supplies

50 Marvelous Mudrooms With Ample Storage Take a peek at this collection of hardworking, storage-packing and oh-so-stylish mudrooms

The Most Popular New Entries Houzzers’ favorite photos showcase entries that make a stunning first impression and mudrooms packed with storage

Trending Now: The Top 10 New Mudrooms on Houzz Geek out on a room that’s all about storage and organization

Cabinets

A Kitchen Laundry Cabinet Full of Surprises A little DIY spirit allowed this homeowner to add a washer, dryer, kitchen countertop and dining table all in one

Design Concepts

7 Laundry Room Color Palettes to Make Washday More Relaxing Mix white with subtle colors or a dash of black to create a fresh, clean backdrop for doing laundry

8 Ways to Add a Load of Color to Your Laundry Room Give a tedious task a boost by surrounding yourself with a bold, happy hue

Top 10 Trending Laundry Room Ideas on Houzz Of all the laundry room photos uploaded to Houzz so far in 2016, these are the most popular. See why

Trending Now: 10 Ideas From Popular New Laundry Rooms Whether your space is big or small, embrace color, personality and clever storage for a welcoming and hardworking room

Trending Now: The Top 10 New Laundry Rooms on Houzz Get ideas from the most popular laundry room photos uploaded to Houzz this summer

Designing for Pets

It’s a Dog’s World in These Hardworking Laundry Rooms Canine amenities include pet beds, crates, bowls, washing stations, doors and even a designated pet water bowl filler

Kibble Time! Clever Cubbies and Drawers for Your Pet Food Station See the many ways you can incorporate a food and water station for animals in your kitchen, laundry room or mudroom

Remodeling Concepts

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Laundry Room These super-practical laundry room additions can help lighten your load

10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features

10 Tips to Streamline Laundry Day Little adjustments to your attitude and routine can help take the wrinkles out of doing the wash

Clever Ways to Hide a Laundry Station  When you don’t have a whole room to devote to the wash, use these solutions to tuck the machines out of view

Five Laundry Room Remodel Must-Haves Design experts weigh in on some of the most popular features of the modern utility room

Get More From a Multipurpose Laundry Room Laundry plus bill paying? Sign us up. Plus, a potting area? We dig it. See how multiuse laundry rooms work harder and smarter for you

The Hardworking Laundry: Make Room for Hanging the Wash Pullout and folding drying racks, and clothing rods of all lengths, come to the rescue when space is tight

Hate Hauling Laundry? Give Dirty Clothes the Chute New project for a new year: Install a quick route to the laundry room

Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel the Laundry Room Use this step-by-step guide to figure out what you want and how to make it happen

Key Measurements for a Dream Laundry Room Get the layout dimensions that will help you wash and fold - and maybe do much more - comfortably and efficiently

New This Week: 3 Well-Appointed Laundry Rooms, Small to Large See how various color, materials and layout decisions create efficient, hardworking and beautiful spaces

New This Week: 4 Useful Laundry Room Ideas Get practical solutions for drying and sorting when washday comes

Where to Put the Laundry Room The Hardworking Home: We weigh the pros and cons of washing your clothes in the basement, kitchen, bathroom and more

Your Guide to a Beautiful, Efficient Laundry Room Whether you're renovating or you just need a fresh approach to the wash-dry-fold cycle, here's how to make laundry day easier - and even fun

Laundry Room: Storage & Organization

7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Laundry Room Whistle while you work, knowing that your laundry area is as neat and clean as your freshly stacked clothes

The Hardworking Laundry Room: A Place for Brooms and Mops See 8 smart solutions for stashing long-handled cleaning tools

The Hardworking Laundry Room: Make Room for Hampers and Baskets See 11 clever design solutions for collecting and sorting your laundry

The Hardworking Laundry Room: Make Room for Supplies You can carve out space for detergents and dryer sheets in even the smallest laundry room

The Hardworking Laundry Room: Make Washday Easier Get more out of your laundry space and make doing the wash less of a chore with these 10 ideas

Laundry Room Redo Adds Function, Looks and Storage After demolishing their old laundry room, this couple felt stuck. A design pro helped them get on track - and even find room to store wine

New This Week: 4 Envy-Inducing Laundry Rooms With Clever Storage These spaces feature dedicated solutions that handle multiple tasks

Post-KonMari: How to Organize Your Laundry Room These storage tools can help you keep this functional space neat and clean

Simplifying: Tackle the Laundry Room and Linen Closet These hardworking, out-of-the-way spaces frequently become cluttered. Here’s how to pare down

Trending Now: 15 Laundry Rooms Packed With Storage Ideas Keep this hardworking room tidy with cabinets, baskets, shelves and more

Dream Spaces: 10 Ideas for a Get-It-Done Utility Room Boost a laundry or utility space with design ideas that will make the room as good-looking as it is useful

Simplifying: Tackle the Laundry Room and Linen Closet These hardworking, out-of-the-way spaces frequently become cluttered. Here’s how to pare down

Lighting Solutions

3 Reasons to Love Recessed Lights and 3 Things to Watch Out For Consider these pros and cons before including can lights in your room design

5 Layers of a Well-Lit Kitchen Develop a layered lighting plan to help you create a functional, adaptable and illuminated kitchen

7 Tips for Better Bathroom Lighting Use these detailed guidelines to avoid common mistakes.

A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Interior Lighting Consider these things when selecting the location, style and function of your home’s lighting

Bathroom Workbook: How to Get Your Vanity Lighting Right Learn how to illuminate your bathroom mirror so you can put your best face forward each day

Details That Count: Tips for Range Hoods, Appliances and Lighting Learn how to get your microwave height just right, what kind of bar stool will be most comfortable and more

Get the Lighting Right: 8 Mistakes to Avoid See How These Great Interiors Found the Right Lighting Solutions

Get Your Home's Recessed Lighting Right Learn the formula for how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and more

How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube New project for a new year: Increase daylight and maybe even your home's energy efficiency by a room to the sky

How to Choose a Chandelier Learn to pick the right size of chandelier, how high you should hang it and which style is right for you

How to Choose the Right Color Temperature of LED Lightbulb Should you get warm or cool bulbs? To find out, answer these 5 simple questions about how you live and work at home

How to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity Lighting Get tips on sconces, pendants, chandeliers, LEDs and pot lights — and find out where to place them for the best lighting

How to Choose Your Kitchen Lighting An expert reveals what to consider when making your selections and how to create a layered lighting design

How to Light Your Bathroom Right Get ready for your close-up in a bath that's a sanctuary with task, accent, decorative and ambient lighting

Lighting: Theory Meets Practice Real-world foot-candle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location

Put Your Kitchen in a Good Light With a Window Backsplash Get a view or just more sunshine while you're prepping and cooking, with a glass backsplash front and center

Recessed Kitchen Lighting Reconsidered Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

What to Know About Bathroom Chandeliers Renovating your bathroom and seeking an elegant look? Find out if a chandelier could work for your space

What to Know About Installing Recessed Lighting Find out what can-light installation costs, how long it takes and what types of lights would work for your home

Your Guide to Common Light Fixtures — and How to Use Them Get to know pot lights, track lights, pendants and more to help you create an organized, layered lighting plan

Your Guide to Perfect Bathroom Vanity Lighting Follow this lighting expert’s list of 9 do’s and don’ts to select the best light fixtures for your bathroom vanity

Maintenance Solutions

Brighten Winter's Dark Days with Simple Home Safety, Security Steps Brighten your outlook and sense of security

Heat & Cool Efficiently Energy Star

How to Keep Your Kitchen’s Stainless Steel Spotless Consider these 6 cleaning tips for maintaining your stainless steel appliances and surfaces

How to Organize Your Bathroom Cabinets First empty your cabinets and pare down their contents. Then follow these steps to keep your bathroom organized for good

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist When winter departs, it’s time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead

Media Rooms

7 Ways to Rock a TV and Fireplace Combo Win the battle of the dueling focal points with a thoughtful fireplace arrangement that puts attention right where you want it

10 Ways to Make Your Home Theater More Awesome Check out these ideas for bringing more tech sophistication to your media space

Are the Latest High-Definition TVs for You? Here’s What to Know See what’s new with 4K ultra HD televisions and projectors, and find out what they will cost you

Design Debate: Is It OK to Hang the TV Over the Fireplace? In the spirit of the upcoming political debates, we kick off a series of conversations on hotly contested design topics

Going Beyond Technology in the Media Room The right furniture, lighting and storage will turn your media room into a comfortable place for the family to hang out in

How High Should Your TV Be? Today we look at an important question to consider when locating your television: How high should you set it?

How to Arrange Your Room for TV and People, Too Get ideas for creating a great space for lounging, entertaining and enjoying the show

How to Get That Build-In Media Wall You Really Want New project for a new year: Tame clutter and get a more stylish display with a media unit designed to fit your space just right

How to Hide the TV, No Cabinet Required Minimize the impact of the big black screen with these tricks to make it blend with your décor

Love Your TV but Not the Way It Looks? Here’s How to Hide It See the clever new ways designers are concealing that big, blank TV screen

New Strategies for Hiding the TV It's easy to be discreet when you've got cabinets, panels and high-tech TV hiders like these

Tech in Design: Where to Put Your Flat-Screen TV Popcorn, please: Enjoy all the new shows with a TV in the best place for viewing

Outdoor Living

Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs

Key Measurements for Designing Your Perfect Patio Get the right dimensions to fit your bistro table, dining area, backyard fire pit, grill or outdoor kitchen

See the Difference a New Back Deck Can Make A dramatic 2-story porch becomes the centerpiece of this Ohio family’s renovated landscape

What to Know About Adding a Deck Want to increase your living space and enjoy the open air more? Learn the requirements, costs and other considerations for building a deck

3 Ways to Bring the Heat to Outdoor Living Spaces Here's what to know about surviving winter's bite with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit or heat lamp

10 Reasons to Get a Fire Pit On the fence about adding one? Find out the benefits and which type is right for you

10 Things to Know About Buying a Fire Pit for Your Yard Here’s what to consider about material, style, fuel type, location, cost and safety when adding an outdoor fire pit

Bring On the S'mores With These 10 Smoke-Free Fire Pit Ideas These fire features help take the party outside while keeping the air clear

Eco-Friendly Fire Pits: Casting Backyard Campfires in a New Light Wood burning may be discouraged - even illegal in places - but that needn't mean forsaking the firepit. Try one of these alternatives

How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit See how to build a cozy outdoor gathering place for less than $500

Outdoor Rooms: Take a Seat by the Fire Pit 10 stylish pairings of fire pits and seating set the mood for summer

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit Make your yard the place to be by adding a fire feature that draws a crowd

Trending Now: 15 Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces to Warm Up By These cozy outdoor spaces invite you to linger even after the sun has set

Trending: Outdoor Rooms That Invite You to Gather Around the Fire Fire bowls, built-in fireplaces and stacked stone fire pits feature in the most popular outdoor photos in summer 2018

Your Patio: The Beauty of a Firepit, Without The Smoke A crackling fire in an outdoor firepit adds an irresistible allure to the