10 Smart Organizing Tools for Getting Kids’ Spaces in Shape

Get ideas for corralling your children’s toys, books, clothes and art

Are your kids’ rooms bursting at the seams? Just as our waistlines feel the strain of a few too many holiday cookies, our homes (and especially the kids’ spaces) are likely to feel a bit overstuffed after the holiday gift season. While it’s important to remember to declutter before you organize, once you’ve pared back the old to make room for the new, getting a few smart systems in place will ensure that spaces look good long-term. Ahead are 10 simple but effective organizing tools, plus tips on how to use them.

How to Create a Home Gym You’ll Actually Use

Start the new year off on the right foot with expert tips on designing a home fitness space you’ll stick with

Year after year, getting more exercise tops New Year’s resolution lists. And while the number of people committed to this popular goal often plummets by February, experts say having a dedicated space right at home that will inspire you to stay active can help. What are the design elements that will keep you honest and your home gym enticing throughout this year and beyond? We spoke with three home design pros to find out.

7 Reasons to Choose Dark Kitchen Cabinets

A deep color on your kitchen cabinetry can offer coziness, elegance, drama and more

Dark and dramatic or light and bright? When it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets, it can be hard to decide. Here we look at the benefits of crossing over to the dark side.

Your Guide to Perfect Vanity Lighting

Follow this lighting expert’s list of do’s and don’ts to select the best light fixtures for your bathroom vanity

The stars of stage and screen spend a good deal of time at their dressing room vanities making sure they’re ready for the literal spotlight. Properly positioned vanity lights emit soft, diffuse light that reduces shadows and makes it easy for stars to look their best. While you may not be going onstage yourself, there’s no good excuse for poor vanity lighting. Read on to discover a list of lighting do’s and don’ts to become the star of your own bathroom.

32 Home Design Trends That Will Rule in 2019

Creamy cabinets, abstract kitchen islands, destination bathtubs, compact laundry hubs and more are in store for homes

If you’re looking to redecorate or renovate your home in 2019, you’ve come to the right place. We searched through Houzz data, browsed hundreds of home design photos, reread past articles and interviewed professional designers to bring you this collection of materials, colors and other home design ideas that you can expect to see a lot more of in 2019. Which will you bring home?

How to Blend a Kitchen Into an Open Living Space

Check out the tricks designers use to keep the kitchen from grabbing all the attention in an open plan

With many of us choosing open-plan layouts in our homes, designers are finding ways to help our kitchens blend in. Opting for flat-front cabinets that fade into the walls, units that resemble period furniture, and walls that are lined with texture and artwork are just some of the tricks they use to create a kitchen that feels more like part of the living space than a functional room on its own.

Have Yourself an Inspired Little Christmas

See 10 scenes with festive trees and lights that might spark ideas for your own holiday decor

If the Christmas songs playing at the grocery store or your neighbor’s impressive light display have you ready to get out the garlands, you’re in good company. And as you prepare to deck the halls this holiday season, we’ve collected a few favorite photos and design ideas from Christmas stories past to spark your decorative spirit.

Why Homeowners Are Remodeling Their Master Bathrooms in 2018

Priorities are style, lighting, resale value and ease of cleaning, according to the U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study

Master bathrooms are among the more popular spaces to remodel in a home. But why do homeowners tackle these spaces in the first place, and what do they want from their new master bathrooms?

The most common reason homeowners are renovating their master bathrooms is that they just can’t stand the old ones anymore, the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Studyfinds. And in the new master bathroom, homeowners who are remodeling tend to want style, good lighting, resale value and ease of cleaning. Read on for more insights into the motivations, design priorities and spending levels of homeowners who are renovating master bathrooms now.

5 Compelling Reasons to Mix Metals in the Kitchen

A winning combination of metallic finishes can enhance kitchen styles from historical to contemporary

For those who love a matching look, the thought of mixing metals can be intimidating. But mixing metals is a wonderful way to layer in texture, help create a historical or collected look and make a room more interesting. Here are five reasons to consider mixing metals when choosing finishes for your kitchen.