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A Small Backyard Haven With Secluded Seating (9 photos)

How do you turn a thin patch of scrappy lawn into an inviting yard with multiple vistas? That was the task facing landscape designer Paul Richards, who created this magical haven in Lancashire, England.“The garden had been a very boring grass rectangle with a narrow border up each side,” he...

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Houzz Tour: Urban Farmhouse With Many Rooms for Gathering (28 photos)

The owners of this home in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, wanted to improve both its style and its function. A previous addition to the back of the house had created a family room with too many windows — “I think it had 40,” says architect Laura Campbell. This left the owners feeling...

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Houzz Scholarship Applications Now Open (one photo)

Applications for the twice-yearly Houzz Scholarships are now open, with a new category for students studying the residential construction trades. This category is open to those who are pursuing trade certifications or associate of science degrees in vocational or community college programs and...

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12 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger (18 photos)

Most of us dream of having a vast, spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower, two sinks and maybe even a decadent chaise just for lounging between soaks. Well, whether you live that dream or not, you can make your bathroom live up to its full potential by using these strategies to give it a larger...

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11 Must-Haves in a Designer’s Dream Kitchen (14 photos)

In interior design, it’s important to think big: After all, in some projects you can’t get everything you want, but you should set the bar high to achieve a great result. But in your dream kitchen, you can have it all — and more. Here I’ve compiled my top 11 must-have design features for a dream...

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4 Kitchens With White Cabinets and a Wood Island (4 photos)

If you’re looking for a kitchen design that will last, you can’t go wrong with a palette of white and wood. The brightness of white assists in the focused task of cooking, and the wood helps warm the room while providing a durable finish that stands up to scuffs and kicks. One great way to feature this...

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See What Gives These Bathrooms Their Spa-Like Feel (12 photos)

My clients are always asking for a master bath that feels like a relaxing spa. After all, such a peaceful, pampering environment makes a great setting in which to prepare for the day or unwind from its stressors. People often are surprised to learn that one secret of designing a luxurious bathroom is...

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