4 Porch Makeovers That Dramatically Transform Their Homes (12 photos)

After: The redesigned structure features a resilient and period-appropriate metal roof, attractive railings and wood decking. As the 8-foot-deep porch is only 30 inches off the ground, the team could be more flexible with the railing’s design, opting for an open “X” shape. The wraparound porch comprises three zones: an outdoor living area on one […]
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My Houzz: A Chef’s Kitchen Renovation in Wine Country (32 photos)

Photos by Lauren Edith Andersen Kitchen and Office at a GlanceWho lives here: Amy and Rocky Vogler, their 6-year-old daughter and their Labrador mixLocation: Kenwood, CaliforniaSize: New kitchen: 320 square feet (30 square meters); new office: 280 square feet (26 square meters); total home: 1,500 square feet (139 square meters); two bedrooms, two baths This […]
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Dallas Boy’s Bedroom Infused With Vibrant Color (4 photos)

Johnston Larkin added built-in bookshelves on both sides of the window for storage, and also to have display place for the boy’s favorite books, trophies and knickknacks. “The great thing about designing a kids’ room is that they already have so many accessories that they want to show off,” the designer says. “I just help […]
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6 Ways to Amp Up Your Kitchen Style With Patterned Tile (12 photos)

Designer tip: To enhance your interesting backsplash, add undercabinet lighting that highlights its color and detail. Of course, maintaining uncluttered countertops also helps the pattern shine. And for those must-have countertop accessories – like a utensil carafe — consider choosing clear glass containers that allow the pattern to peek through.
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