The Pros And Cons Of Small Houses, According To New Houzz Survey

Erin Carlyle, Houzz Matthew Heritage Interior Photographer, original photo on Houzz Matthew Heritage Interior Photographer, original photo on Houzz For a variety of reasons, smaller-than-average homes appeal to many people. It’s easy to understand why. For starters, smaller spaces inspire homeowners to live with less stuff. They also take less time to clean and maintain….

9 Compromises For Decor Decisions Likely To Cause Debate

Amanda Pollard, Houzz The living room is the space that everyone enjoys relaxing in, so it figures that most members of the household will have an opinion on what it looks like and prioritizes. We’ve rounded up nine common design considerations along with compromises that should keep the peace. 1. Colorful sofa. There’s a reason…

10 Trendy Design Ideas You Might Have Missed This Week

Mitchell Parker, Houzz Bathroom 1. Towel bars. Great design is about solving a dilemma, no matter how small. Not having a towel bar or hook right next to the shower creates a frustrating scenario that often ends in water all over the bathroom floor. Professional decorator and Houzz contributor Jess McBride put together a great…

7 Bathrooms That Prove You Can Fit It All Into 100 Square Feet

Mitchell Parker, Houzz If you want a bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub, separate shower, double vanity and toilet or water closet, you’re looking at 100 square feet, give or take. That figure is based on the standard dimensions of each of those elements, plus the space you’ll need for meeting code requirements and moving through…

8 Ways To Carve Out Space In A Small Bedroom

Aditi Sharma Maheshwari, Houzz A shoebox-size bedroom can still be an inviting, multifunctional and utterly chic yet homey space. With the right storage hacks, clever decor staples and a smart color palette, it can serve you well while seeming larger than it is. Here’s how. 1. Reduce clutter. The foremost strategy for making a small…

Bookmark These Design Features For Your Next Project

Mitchell Parker, Houzz 1. Fish-scale-patterned backsplash. Here’s a feature that’s popping up a lot lately: fish-scale-patterned backsplashes. The look is a big departure from subway tile, offering more movement and playfulness, but still has a certain elegance and a classic feel. 2. Dedicated storage. If you’ve got a collection, nothing beats custom storage dedicated to…

New Houzz Study Shows What’s Trending In Master Bathroom Remodels

Erin Carlyle, Houzz If you’re considering remodeling your master bathroom, which features do you most want to upgrade? If you’re like a large contingent of renovating homeowners who shared their priorities with Houzz recently, your shower area may top the list. Showers are a popular feature to change: The survey found that 81 percent of…