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.

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.

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 from scratch, an architect might be the partner you need to see your project through. Here are 10 times it makes sense to invite an architect to bring their vision and creative problem solving to bear on your project

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.

3 Ways Homeowners Customize Master Bath Storage and Style

Custom and semicustom vanities are popular, as are accent walls, the 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study shows

When it comes to a master bathroom remodel, customizing can make a space both more functional and more personalized. Many homeowners are choosing to customize their storage with custom or semicustom vanities, while some are personalizing storage even further with customized medicine cabinets, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study.

And one-third of homeowners renovating their master bathrooms are adding a custom design touch to these spaces with an accent wall. Read on for more details on the custom touches homeowners are giving their master bathroom remodels now.

13 Alternatives to Plain Wood Floors in the Kitchen

Graphic patterns, surprising transitions and unexpected materials make these kitchen floors stand out

Wood flooring laid in a straight pattern can be a beautiful option for a kitchen and continues to be popular in photos we see uploaded to Houzz. But what if you want a kitchen floor that’s a bit more distinctive? The pros who created the following 13 kitchens demonstrate creative use of materials — including wood — to give these spaces a unique flavor. Which kitchen flooring would you like to see in your own home?