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13 Tricks to Make Way for a Statement Bathroom

Posted by Houzz on May 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If you think a bathroom in which you can luxuriate, with statement features and bold design, isn’t compatible with a small space, think again. There are lots of clever, space-efficient fixtures that squeeze contemporary style into a little area, but to really bring some wow to your washroom, it’s sometimes necessary to totally rethink the traditional bathroom, both in terms of how it is laid out and what it includes. These brilliant bathrooms show how a micro footprint can deliver maximum style.

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Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas

How to Incorporate Color in the Laundry Room

Posted by Houzz on Apr 26, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We see a lot of showhouse-worthy laundry rooms on Houzz, but reality for most of us is starkly different. Our laundry areas are often tiny, unfinished spaces — no flair, no style, just purely utilitarian. But we can make the tiniest of laundry closets boost our mood while we’re tackling this chore. The answer is to create a more finished look with color.

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Topics: Design, Laundry Room

How to Regrout Tile for a Fresh Look

Posted by Houzz on Feb 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The majority of homeowners who renovate their master bathrooms make a change to their floors, with 91 percent upgrading this area, according to Houzz research. But you may not need new flooring to get a fresh look. New grout can help your bathroom — and, for that matter, your kitchen backsplash — sparkle again. Here’s what you need to know about doing it yourself vs. hiring a pro.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign

10 ‘Grown Up’ Elements of Your First Home

Posted by Houzz on Jan 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Good design and the development of personal style are always a gradual progression. Your teenage bedroom looked a lot different than your college dorm room, which looked a lot different (thankfully) than your first apartment, and so on. If you’re trying to shake your youthful ways, consider these tips for elevating your home with more grown-up style.
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Topics: Design

Warm Up Your Kitchen with Metallic Details

Posted by Houzz on Dec 27, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you’re craving a way to give your kitchen a cozy, warm feel, you don’t need to resort to painting your walls a fall color such as cranberry red or harvest gold. Instead, there’s a subtler trick for heating up your kitchen: adding warm metallic finishes.

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Topics: Kitchen Tile Ideas, Design

How to Naturally Incorporate Stone and Wood into Home Design

Posted by Houzz on Nov 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Though synthetic materials in home construction and decor have come a long way, most people when pressed would still take the natural option if it fit the budget. “Part of the aversion is likely due to the inability of artificial materials to reveal the organic processes of aging, weathering and other dynamic features of natural materials, even inorganic forms like stone,” says researcher Stephen Kellert, who specializes in biophilic design (building practices that improve human health, well-being and productivity). People crave a deeper connection with nature than what synthetic materials can offer, and combining rich wood and stone has long been a winning formula for fostering that connection.

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Topics: Design

10 Trends From the London Design Festival

Posted by Houzz on Oct 20, 2016 11:53:13 AM

If you’re wondering whether to invest in a marble backsplash, gold faucets or a polished concrete floor, read on. Let the trends picked up at this year’s London Design Festival (held Sept. 17-25) help you decide. At the same time, remember that while the most-stylish homes may absorb design trends, homeowners will also — just as with design rules — take them with a hefty pinch of salt and confidently ignore them.
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Topics: Trends, News, Design

How to Incorporate Pebble Surfaces, Indoors and Out

Posted by Houzz on Sep 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The humble river pebble is a faultless example of how Mother Nature is inexhaustibly patient when it comes to creating perfection. Honed into a smooth, rounded shape over hundreds of years, the pebble can bring an organic element to your decor. When used en masse, this modest little stone can create a huge impact.

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Topics: Trends, Stone, Design

7 Design Rules Worth Breaking

Posted by Houzz on Aug 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Go-to design rules can be a huge help when you feel lost with your decor. But sometimes they end up painting you into a corner. If you’re finding your decor a little on the dull side, or you just like shaking up the system, here are seven of the top design rules that you should consider bending, twisting or totally breaking.

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Topics: Design

Design Tips to Energize Your Bathroom

Posted by Houzz on Jul 20, 2016 10:59:15 AM

Incorporate some — or all — of these ideas to keep your space from feeling too clinical and boring

Modern bathroom design is often all about going minimalist with clean finishes for a spa-like feel. But sometimes the look ends up feeling clinical. To make sure your space feels just as inviting as the rest of your home, try some of my favorite bathroom design tips to create a sense of warmth and personality while achieving spot-on style.
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Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas, Design

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