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9 Kitchen Color Ideas With Staying Power

Stick to these classic color combinations for a kitchen that will never go out of style If you’re looking for a timeless color scheme that will keep your kitchen out of the trends and in style for the long term, then look no further than one of these nine classic color combinations. 9 Kitchen Color … [Read More...]

5 Things You Need in Your Home Office

These essentials will keep you comfortable and productive no matter the size of your workspace When you work at home, even part time, you discover that a makeshift desk area on a kitchen counter or the dining table isn’t the best setup. Having a dedicated home office, even if it’s compact, makes a big … [Read More...]

7 Stylish Ways to Stash the Shower Squeegee

Clear glass shower enclosures make this accessory a must, and there are all sorts of smart placement options There’s a new design challenge that goes along with today’s glass shower enclosure trend. Many people like to wipe down the glass walls with a squeegee right after a shower to keep the glass free of … [Read More...]

Powder Room Patterns: 10 Stylish Shiplap Looks

See how paneling in different colors and layouts makes these powder rooms come to life Shiplap is a popular material that provides a classic, timeless look. While white painted boards installed horizontally are most commonly seen, most of these stylish powder rooms show that shiplap can be featured in other … [Read More...]

6 Stylish Home Design Ideas From 2020 Best of Houzz Award Winners

See the details that helped these home design professionals earn praise from the Houzz community Looking for fresh design ideas for your home? A smart way to start is by looking at designs that are popular on Houzz. And the following spaces feature just such designs. Each of these photos won a 2020 Best of … [Read More...]

105 Simple Tips For A Stress Free Move

If you’ve ever had to move in your life, you know how stressful it can be. Roughly 75% of the American population relocates every five years. Whether it’s across the city or across the country, there is always the chance for problems to arise when moving to a new location, no matter what your circumstances are.  … [Read More...]

10 Times to Hire an Architect

These pros help solve design problems, manage projects, build smarter homes and much more Wondering if it’s time to hire an architect? Architects are highly trained, licensed professionals who design buildings and often oversee their construction. If you are thinking of remodeling, adding on or building … [Read More...]

A cleaning Guide – How Often?

Have you ever questioned how often you should be cleaning your bedsheets? If so, this cleaning guide outlines a few tips, tricks, and facts on the typical cleaning frequency required for everyday items. … [Read More...]

Most Popular Features for a New Kitchen? A Pro Tells All

A kitchen designer describes the seven elements her clients most frequently request Embarking on a kitchen remodel is both an exciting and daunting endeavor for most people. My goal as a kitchen designer is to guide my clients through the multitude of decisions that need to be made. To begin, I always ask … [Read More...]

Kitchen Optimization Hacks

Everyone who cooks makes a mistake every now and then. There are so many food rules, some are commonly known and some of them are more obscure. Sometimes they mean the difference between a great meal and a burnt one. If you want to optimize your experience in the kitchen, here are a few tips and tricks you can … [Read More...]