A Warm and Bright Laundry Room to Welcome a Family Home (4 photos)

Photos by Spacecrafting Laundry Room at a Glance Who lives here: A family with three daughters Location: Minneapolis Size: About 150 square feet (14 square meters)Designer: Sarah Martin of Beautiful Chaos Interior Design & StylingWhen this family of five in Minneapolis comes home, it usually enters the house through the garage, which leads directly to […]
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Where to Invest Your Budget in a Landscape Renovation (14 photos)

7. Mature Trees If you’re starting from a blank slate with a landscape remodel, one or two mature trees can accelerate the process of making your garden feel grown in. For this San Francisco garden, landscape architect Katharine Webster brought in a mature olive tree to set the stage for a Mediterranean-themed patio. In general, […]
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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Kitchen Designer? (6 photos)

Kitchen design by Capitol DesignCost-plus or markup. This is a pretty standard way that kitchen designers cover the cost of providing their services, at least among the subset of designers who sell products or purchase them for you. Here’s how it works: A designer buys products at a trade (or wholesale) discount and then marks […]
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How to Choose a Well-Constructed Sofa (11 photos)

Eight-way hand-tied. Long considered the gold standard of suspension, this is the most labor-intensive and costly option and is the mark of an overall high-quality piece of furniture (except when it’s fake, which we’ll explain later). With this kind of suspension, numerous coil springs are supported by metal or fabric webbing and are secured to […]
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Master Bedroom Goes from Dark and Gloomy to Light and Classic (5 photos)

Photos by Dean Birinyi Bedroom at a GlanceWho lives here: A couple with two college-age kids and a dog Location: Monterey Heights neighborhood of San Francisco Size: 210 square feet (20 square meters)Designer: Darcy Tsung Design Designer Darcy Tsung says that her clients had initially looked into an addition for their San Francisco home to […]
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New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019 (14 photos)

Photo from Moen Matte Black Offerings Expand and Gold Fixtures Increase Matte nickel remains by far the top finish choice for homeowners matching their fixtures and hardware in both kitchen and master bathroom remodels, according to Houzz research. But more homeowners now mix finishes than match them, Houzz research shows, and manufacturers displayed a range […]
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