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.

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 difference in comfort and productivity. Once you’ve chosen a room or area for your home office, here are five must-haves to include in it.

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 spots and streaks. But where do you keep the squeegee so it’s handy but not in the way? With thoughtful placement, a squeegee can serve as an attractive accent or be cleverly concealed from view. Here are seven ways designers are stylishly incorporating them into showers.

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 ways too. Check out these 10 powder rooms that rock shiplap and let us know which one hits the right note for you.

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 Houzz Design award; the awards, which were announced this week, recognize designs that had the most user engagement, including saves to ideabooks, in 2019. While we can’t feature all of the award-winning designs — there are many around the world — we put together a few standout home design ideas from a handful of the U.S. award winners.

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 what they envision in their dream kitchen. Not surprisingly, there is a universal chorus on their requirement list, unlike their wish list, which is diverse and based on their specific desires. Read on to find my most requested kitchen must-haves.

9 Questions to Ask Before You Plan Your New Kitchen

To get your dream kitchen, start with a strong mission and wish list, and consider where you’re willing to compromise

A kitchen renovation can seem daunting at the outset because there so many elements to get right. It’s not just about creating a stunning design, but about planning for its practicality as well. Don’t worry — the journey needn’t be a hard one. These pointers can set you on your way.

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

Whether chiseled out of stone, made from hammered copper or a vintage claw-foot painted purple, each of these 72 dream tubs makes a dramatic statement in its respective bathroom. Let us know which tub you’d like to take a soak in most.

11 Simple Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Check out these ideas to refresh your cooking space without going for a complete remodel

If you want to refresh your kitchen and aren’t ready to embark on a full remodel just yet, consider these ideas for a speedy update. A designer, remodeler, contractor or specialty pro can help you make the best selections and do the work.