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8 Kitchen Organization Ideas

Tips for a fun and tidy kitchen space.

Garden Fertilizer Tips for Midsummer Vegetables

By midsummer, many vegetables will be showing healthy growth…and hungry for nutrients.

How to Maintain Bi-Fold Doors

A few simple maintanence steps will keep your doors lasting for years.

10 Decorating Ideas for your Home

For those who want to decorate but don't know where to start.

10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate Your Home

Keep your home green and environmentally friendly.

10 Essential Tools For Every Homeowner

Take a closer look at the most preferred tools for home improvement.

10 Steps to a Greener & More Energy-Efficient Home

Save money and the environment.

11 Corner Design and Corner Furniture Ideas

A home is filled with corners! Time to put them to good use.

11 Tips for Keeping A Clean House

The key to keeping your house clean is to stay on top of the clutter. This means breaking down tasks into bite-sized daily chunks and forming good habits.

12 Landscaping Tips Your Landscaper Won't Tell You

The cat's out of the bag -- learn the secrets of the landscaping pros.

2015 Furniture Trends

What will you find on the furniture showroom floors this year and into the next? The experts have some tips on current trends.

3 Reasons You Have Banging Pipes

Are your pipes banging? Here are three common reasons why, and the solutions to go with.

3 Signs Your Security Gate Needs to be Repaired

Security gates can take a battering. These tips help ensure that yours withstand the test of time...plus anything else that gets thrown their way!

3 Simple Tips for Hot Tub Care

These three easy-to-follow tips can help extend the life of your hot tub by years.

3 Software Tools for your Next Kitchen Remodel

If you're planning a kitchen makeover and want a full-featured CAD design program that's flexible and powerful at the same time, these apps are worth considering.

3 Types of Cabinets for Your Kitchen

Learn the difference between custom, semi-custom, and stock kitchen cabinets.

4 Artificial Grass Ideas For Your Home

Artificial grass is a low-maintenance option with a lot of potential. Here are a handful of creative ways you can use artificial grass in your home.

4 Clever Home Recycling Uses for Wood Pallets

If you have some wood pallets laying around and taking up space, get your DIY on with these four great wood pallet furniture ideas.

4 Fall Blooming Perennials

When the leaves fall from the trees it's nice to still see some color in your garden. Here are four fall blooming perennials that will keep their color long after the trees go bare.

4 Guest Bedroom Ideas to Organize the Unruly

Having guests can be fun. But if your guest room looks more like a junk room, your company may feel uninvited. Here are a few ways you can keep your spare room in check.

4 Home Security Tips on a Budget

Protecting your family and your investments begins with securing your home.

4 Must-Have Features for Outdoor Entertaining

If you're going to have people over to enjoy the nice weather, make sure your outdoor spaces have these four crucial features.

4 Powerful Construction Management Software Solutions for Contractors

It is hard to find any industry that has not been significantly impacted by the technology revolution, and the construction industry is no exception.

4 Small Ideas for a Big Bedroom Improvement

Your bedroom is where you go when you're tired -- but don't let the room itself get tiring.

4 Steps to a Clutter-Free Home

Is your home's messiness affecting your life? Follow these four steps to add some organization and serenity to your living spaces.

4 Ways Kohler is Getting Toilet Technology Right

Kohler always gets high marks for aesthetics, but the company is equally driven to improve its product performance.

4 Ways to Save Money on Utilities

Think you're spending too much on your electric bill? How about your gas heat?

5 Accent Furniture Ideas

Accent furniture options are never-ending, but these designers offered some direction for the design-inspired homeowners looking to put a stylish stamp on a room.

5 Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Regardless of the spill, you'll want to take immediate action to prevent staining on your carpets.

5 Interesting Christmas Tree Options to Spice up Your Holiday Decor

Tired of the traditional green Christmas tree? Why not try something totally new this holiday and branch out of your old comfort zone with these 5 different Christmas tree style options.

5 Kids Room Ideas for Serious Parental Props

Affordable, safe and practical kids room ideas that they'll love!

5 Most Common Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing repairs are inevitable, but the headaches don't have to be.

5 Pre-Project Home Improvement Tips

Make your next home improvement project a big success. Know your goals, your plan of attack, and your budget.

5 Reasons to Buy Wicker Furniture

For thousands of years, wicker furniture has graced the homes and patios around the world. It has enduring qualities that never quite go out of fashion.

5 Rules for Purchasing New Windows

Learn the top five things to consider when buying replacement windows.

5 Shower Makeover Options -- From DIY to Pro

Reinventing your shower experience can be quick and painless or it can be invasive and budget-busting. Which direction do you want to go?

5 Signs that You Should Replace Your Current Outdoor Furniture

Your furniture may be functional, but is it still you?

5 Signs Your Appliances Need Replacing

Appliance don't last forever. Old age and changing design trends can mandate an appliance upgrade, but they aren't the only factors at play.

5 Steps for Fireplace Safety

When temperatures drop, take these fireplace safety steps before putting match to kindling.

5 Things to Do Before Hiring a Contractor for Your Next Renovation

It’s important that you get the right contractor for home renovations.

5 Things to Know About SunBrite Outdoor Televisions

Outdoor televisions are not all created equal.

5 Tips for Decorating on a Budget

Shake up your home's decor without smashing up the piggy bank.

5 Tips on Choosing the Right Home for You and Your Family

Are you purchasing a home in the next 12 months? Here's a helpful guide to making the right choice on the biggest buy of your life.

5 Ways to Dress Up Your Windows

Window treatments can be an inexpensive way to freshen your home.

5 Ways to Update Your Living Room for Spring

Shed those winter layers, shake off the malaise and brighten up your living room with these spring-inspired breaths of fresh air.

5 Ways Your Home Environment Can Affect Your Health

Maximize your home health by taking these steps to improve the quality of your indoor environment

6 Bathroom Updates That Sell Houses

Updating the bathroom typically has a 90 percent or higher rate of return on investment, thus making it one of the best home renovations you can undertake.

6 Essential Elements for the Chef’s Kitchen

Certified kitchen designer, Debbie Schamberger from Elite Kitchen & Bath in New York provides a unique understanding of the essential elements of a chef’s kitchen.

6 Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Dad

Celebrate Dad's love for the great outdoors by gifting him one of these outdoorsy Father's Day gifts.

6 Helpful Landscaping Tips for the New Homeowner

Make your new yard the envy of the neighborhood by following these 6 landscaping tips.

6 Home Improvement Projects with High ROI

Choosing your best bang-for-buck home improvement jobs has never been this easy.

6 Home Security Tips

Home security should be every homeonwer's priority.

6 Late Summer Blooming Perennials

The trick to keeping your flower gardens bright and colorful all year round is to plant some late summer blooming perennials.

6 Steps To a Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost upon us. For the majority of us, that means a three day weekend, time spent with family and friends, and -- hopefully for all of us -- some reflection on those who have given their lives for this country.

6 Tips to Save Money and Energy in Your Home

Make your home a money and energy saving helper!

6 Ways to Create Luxurious Solitude in a Modern Bathroom

When creating a modern bathroom you have a number of design elements to choose from. Here are six you should consider when updating your bathroom for a modern look and feel.

6 Ways to Reinvent the Ranch House

See how this once popular American home style is making a comeback, with a redesign to fit the times. Here are 6 ways you can bring your ranch house current with the times.

6 Ways to Sell Your House Fast

Having trouble selling your house? This article has you covered!

7 Eclectic Design Trends for 2015

Notable designers and architects from across the country weigh in on design trends to watch out for this year.

7 Signs You Need a Kitchen Renovation

Some kitchen renovations are luxuries. Others are a necessity. Is yours the latter? Read on to find out.

7 Tips for Redecorating Your Home Office

Whether you're planning your first home office or updating an old one, find inspiration in these 7 home office tips.

8 Father's Day Gift Ideas He'll Love

Give Dad a gift tailored to him. Here are eight Fathers Day gift ideas for eight types of Dads.

8 Innovative, Clever And Cheap Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Interior decor trends change, blend or go out of date all the time. Don't let your bedroom

8 Inspirational and Enviable Kitchen Islands

Here are eight of the best kitchen island styles and tips to make your family happy and your neighbors jealous.

8 Kids Room Ideas

Looking to makeover your kid's room? Here are 8 elements to consider.

8 Popular Annual Flowers You Can Grow From Seed

Most annual flowers are so easy to grow from seed there’s really no reason to buy them at a garden center.

9 Unique Bookshelf Designs

There is a big debate whether eBooks are replacing the real things or not, but all book lovers know the truth - paper is always better.

A Bungalow to Brag About

Designer Jill Jackson believes in livability, so it's small wonder this Monterey bungalow project features cozy nooks, warm textures, and inviting rooms.

A Chic Chico Nest

This four-bedroom remodel in Chico, Calif., features a warm, contemporary interior to offset a Spanish-style exterior.

A Chip Off the Old Backyard

HGTV personality Chip Wade shares insight and tips on tackling your backyard makeover. PLUS - Before & After shots of three backyard projects he worked on.

A Cutler Above

Interior designer Mark Cutler is just as happy designing for clients with a $500 budget as he is designing for Jennifer Lopez. See how he turns a 5-bedroom beach house into a minimalist, maritime-inspired abode.

A Garage Where The Heart Is

Storage with style! This done-up garage space provides the empty-nesting homeowners with ample room for their vehicles, gardening supplies, tools and more--all tastefully tucked away.

A Guide to Your Next Fireplace Purchase

A fireplace brings warmth, ambiance and a general sense of comfort to the home.

A Model Designs

How a fitness model-cum-New England designer is making model homeowners feel welcome.

A Mother's Surprise Nursery

An office-cum-guest room gets a surprise makeover for an expecting mother.

A Noble Space

Take a tour through the pad of Brooklyn-based interior designer Jason Mancuso.

A Peach of a Place

Georgia-based designer Leah Atkins is only 24, but that doesn't stop her from putting designers twice her age to shame.

A Practical Guide to Choosing a Backsplash Option

A new kitchen backsplash is a key part of your kitchen remodeling job—making your work area easier to clean and attractive. Look for backsplash options in ceramic tile, granite, glass, quartz and laminate.

A Ritzier Welcome

See how Florida-based designer Alena Capra transforms this outdated 2,000 sq ft condo at Miami's Ritz-Carlton into a modern marvel that feels double its size.

A Senatorial Bathroom Suite

An Oregon-based designer tackles a new home design for a retired senator and his wife. The final product features a his-and-hers bathroom suite with a built-in tub, marble tiling and custom-made cabinetry throughout.

A Simple Guide to Inexpensive and Beautiful Floor Techniques

Paper bag flooring on concrete and wood is a technique that can transform your floor from boring to bling. Brown paper bag floor designs can cover plywood or concrete sub-flooring with gorgeous results!

A Space For Your Kids

Just because you have a spare room in the house doesn't make it ideal for a child. Here are some tips to consider that will make your child -- and you -- happy as the years pass.

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings, Part One: East Coast Tradition

A South Florida designer finds her niche in tablescapes and decor. Here she shares her secrets to a memorable Thanksgiving tablescape.

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings, Part Two: West Coast Creativity

Our second story of a Thanksgiving tablescape takes us to the other side of the continent, where photographer & writer Alyssa Ennis pairs Red Delicious apples and magnolia leaf garlands to lay seasonal shine upon a Seattle dining table.

A Twist on the Man Cave: The Slam/Reitz Project

It's not so much a "man" cave as the "fam" cave, as this basement remodeler and designer was tasked with creating a multi-purpose -- and all-inclusive -- basement space.

A Year in Review: 6 Design Tips from 2015

2015 saw a wide range of designs grace these Community pages. Here's a look back at some of the more memorable. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Adding a Basement Bathroom

A finished basement space becomes that much more livable the moment you add a bathroom.

Adios Man Caves; Hello She Sheds

Ladies need their special space, too! In a push back against the masculine Man Cave, She Sheds are popping up left and right.

Adventures with Allegri Crystal Lighting Fixtures

It was sparkle everywhere we turned in the Allegri booth at the Dallas Market Lighting Show. We turned our cameras on four stunning collections, each elegantly crafted with crystal as the main attraction.

All in the Spirit

Boutique interior designer Tiffany LeBlanc takes us on a tour of her home's Holiday decor -- from the mini-tree at the hearth to the transitional table setting.

An Austin Atrium

One Texas architect captured the sun, turning a Lone Star State deck and patio into a stunning & sunny interior foyer and curling staircase.

Are Wood Cabinets Right for your Kitchen or Bath?

Wood cabinet types are fairly wide-ranging. There's maple, oak, cherry, and others. Not to mention reclaimed woods, which are a top choice for many remodeling homeowners.

Argon Glass Windows

What is argon glass windows and why should you have them? These answers and more as we explore the science and benefits of incorporating this energy-savings solution into your home's system.

Backyard Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are great fun and quite a spectacle. But they are also extremely dangerous. If you plan to celebrate the 4th of July (or any occasion) with fireworks, be sure to follow these safety guidelines.

Backyard Ideas Inspired By Your Hobbies

Create the backyard of your dreams by finding inspiration through your hobbies and other interests.

Backyard Party Basics

Are the host with the most? Or are your guests getting less? Get your backyard party basics covered with these tips. Party on!

Basic Grill Maintenance

Outdoor grills don't last forever, but with the proper grill maintenance they can last for many, many years. Follow these tips for routine and annual grill cleaning and maintenance.

Bathroom and Kitchen Safety Tips

A collection of tips and advice to prevent common accidents around the home.

Bathroom Clean Up

Bathrooms are prone to messes, simply by virtue of the amount of use they see. Try these decluttering and organizing techniques to create - and preserve - harmony and cleanliness in your bathroom.

Bathroom Makeover Tips

Blame the rapid growth in the spa industry, but bathrooms are taking center stage in the average home.

Bathroom Sink Ideas

Get some bathroom sink purchasing tips from industry experts and give that space a new shine.

Bedroom Design and Bedchamber Brilliance

Whether you’re designing your toddler’s bedroom or refurbishing a couple’s chamber, Homeclick finds that certain truisms always apply. We interviewed design pros to find out how they approach designing the most intimate room in the home.

Best Indoor Plants

You don't need a green thumb to have success growing these indoor plants.

Best of IBS 2014: Home Window Tinting from Eastman

Eastman demonstrates the installation of their Llumar home window tinting, which reduces glare and UV damage while saving on summertime cooling costs. Much cheaper than a window replacement!

Best of IBS 2014: Outdoor GreatRoom Firepits and Firepit Tables

Flame on! The Outdoor GreatRoom Company brought the heat to the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas with a dazzling array of firepits and firepit tables.

Best of IBS: Smart Home Solutions by Nexia Home Intelligence and Trane

Two giants in home improvement team up to provide unprecedented smart home remote control over the home's vital systems, like heating, cooling, lighting and security.

Best of IBS: Whole House Fan from QuietCool

A whole house fan or whole home ventilation system helps keep indoor air quality high in the home. We stopped by the QuietCool booth at the International Builders Show (IBS) to explore their whole house fan solution.

Best of KBIS 2014: 5 Kohler Products We Loved the Most

Kohler's booth at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show always feels like a party. We found some of their top new products on display, like the new and improved Moxie Showerhead, custom vanities, and more.

Best of KBIS 2014: Acrylic vs Cast Iron Bathtubs

Check out the latest products by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

Best of KBIS 2014: Electrolux

Electrolux shows off a professional-grade induction cooktop that can boil water in 90 seconds and a stainless steel dishwasher with IQ-Touch controls that anticipates the needs of the modern family.

Best of KBIS 2014: Elkay's Perfect Drain, Mobile Showroom and Design-Craft Cabinets

Elkay pulled out all the stops at KBIS this year, parking a full-sized mobile showroom in the middle of the floor.

Best of KBIS 2014: Frigidaire Unveils Time-Saving Appliances

Smudge-proof stainless steel. Customizable, modular refrigerator shelves. A standing freezer that becomes a refrigerator with the flip of a switch. An oven that preheats in less than six minutes.

Best of KBIS 2014: Keyless Door Lock Systems by SimpliciKey

SimpliciKey introduces the latest in keyless door lock systems for the home.

Best of KBIS 2014: KraftMaid Cabinetry

KraftMaid introduced some electrifying products at this year's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, including an auto-open waste bin, a blind cabinet with double the doors, a blinged out champagne bronze cabinet door.

Best of KBIS 2014: Premier Copper Products

Premier Copper Products caught eyes and turned heads this year at KBIS in Las Vegas with their 2014 line of copper sinks, copper tubs and copper fixtures.

Best of KBIS 2014: Trough Sinks and Driftwood Vanities by Native Trails

Homeclick gets the rundown on the new Native Trails products featured at KBIS, including a NativeStone trough sink, hammered copper kitchen sink and driftwood vanities.

Best of KBIS 2014: Wall Coverings from VAHALLAN Papers

Hand-painted wall coverings are a great alternative to wallpaper or paint. They are easy to install, easy to repair and lend a wonderful artisinal feel to a room.

Best of KBIS: Cabinet Hardware from JVJ

This family-owned, Texas-based cabinet hardware company makes their knobs and pulls the old fashioned way: with the same glue used to attach the wings to the fuselage of the F-22. Incredible!

Best of KBIS: Modern Kitchen Faucets and Bathroom Faucets from Isenberg

New in 2014! A chef-quality pull out kitchen faucet with knitted flexible hose, plus a sharp modern tub filler. On display at the Isenberg booth at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

Best of KBIS: Pull Down Kitchen Faucet from Danze

The new pull down kitchen faucet from Danze features Snap Back technology and a cool swivel which allows for easier than ever clean up pots, pans, dishes and the whole sink. Can't beat those designs, either!

Best of KBIS: Recycled Glass Countertops

Glass Recycled Surfaces takes glass and porcelain destined for the landfill and turns it into beautiful, customize-able recycled glass countertops, floors and outdoor features.

Beverly Hills Hideaway

Designer Tracy Murdock's thing for color comes through in her work on this 12,000 sq foot Beverly Hills mansion.

Birdhouse Ideas: Creating a Safe and Inviting Haven for Birds

There is a science to selecting the right birdhouse for your yard. Here are some birdhouse ideas to consider when creating a habitable haven for your winged visitors.

Black Marble Bathroom Remodel

The floor tile was the original concept that drove us to go for black marble as the main choice for our bathroom remodel.

Bunk Bed Ideas

Kids love bunk beds. Here's how to outfit your kids' room with a stylish, durable and safe bunk bed set to enjoy for many years. Some of these ideas may just bring out the kid in you!

Buying a Treadmill – Running Through the Options

Treadmills are a home gym staple. Find one that fits your running needs.

Cartoon Wall Stickers for Kids Rooms Décor

Cartoon wall stickers are inexpensive and easy to work with. They make a great option for personalizing your kids' rooms.

Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Here are three ways to bring the Earth Day Celebrations into your home this year.

Chandeliers and Decorative Lighting from Swarovski

There were crystals at every turn in the Swarovski Dallas showroom, including a veritable waterfall of them featured in a chandelier that made an appearance in the movie Oceans 13.

Choosing the Perfect Sofa

Furniture should fit your lifestyle. Here’s how to enhance your living room design with the right living room sofa.

Choosing the Right Garage Doors for Your Home

In the market for new garage doors? This is a must-read.

Choosing the Right Pool Filter

Like it or not, pools require maintenance and care in order to stay usable. A quality filter can help keep your pool clean of unwanted debris and contaminants. Find out which filter is best for your pool.

Choosing the Right Seed Starting Mix

If you’re starting vegetable or flower seedlings indoors, it’s important to choose a growing mix that has been specially formulated for starting seedlings.

Christmas Holiday Decor Backdrops: 5 Ways to Create Holiday Roomscapes on a Budget

Stop spending a fortune at the Christmas Tree Shop! Here are 5 ways you can brighten up your holiday decor without sacrificing additional gifts for Junior.

Color Trends in Design

To give you an overview of how trends develop, along with an insider’s view of the coming color trends in design in 2015, we spoke with interior designer and independent trend specialist, Gregory Dunlop

Common Kitchen Island Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

The kitchen may be the hub of the home, but the kitchen island is the center of the home universe. Before you invest in one for your kitchen space, be sure you have a plan to avoid these common kitchen island mistakes.

Complete Shower Enclosures - Frameless vs Frame

Discover the pros and cons of going with a frameless or framed shower enclosure.

Country Chic in a City Home

Just because you're stuck in the city doesn't mean you can't experience country living. Here are 5 ways you can bring country chic style into an urban setting.

Creating an Inviting Guest Bedroom

It only takes a little extra thought and care to turn your spare room into an inviting haven for your overnight guests.

Creative Ideas for Garden Borders & Edging

Edging and borders around your garden and garden features are a great way to make those areas stand out. Here are a few creative, DIY garden edging ideas to try at home.

Crystal Care: How to Clean Crystal

When properly cleaned and cared for crystal glassware can last for many generations. Here's how to clean crystal, with a special look at cleaning techniques, materials and best drying practices.

Crystal Chandeliers from Schonbek

We got a 360 degree look at two of Schonbek's newer chandelier designs on display in their Dallas showroom. Fair to say we've never seen this much crystal in one room.

Decking Materials

Elaborate or simple, the construction of a deck should not be based on what the neighbors have or what you have seen driving through the neighborhood...

Decorate your Home Office Desk for a Positive Change

Working at home affords a person more freedom when it comes to the work space. Adopt these best work space practices for increased productivity and mood.

Decorating Tips: Transforming Cramped to Cozy

San Francisco designers understand the challenges of working with small spaces. A few such designers give their decorating tips for keeping your space cozy and not cramped.

Defeat the Clutter: New Years Resolutions for Home Organization made Simple

After Christmas, the best gift to give yourself and your home is a clean and organized space.

Designer Furniture from OSIDEA

OSIDEA showed off its penchant for timeless yet modern furniture at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Designer to the Stars

A designer with an acting background takes on a Mulholland Drive remodel for royalty. No names revealed, but kitchen + bathroom after shots are juicy enough for the gossip column.

Designing a Laundry Room That Works

Design experts chime in on how to create a functional laundry room that takes the bore out of the chore.

Designing Children’s Bedrooms

Designing a children's bedroom is about balancing safety, function, and fun. We consulted specialists in child development and design to discover the best way to create a children's bedroom.

Designing the Mother-in-law Suite for Safety and Comfort

In our contemporary attempts to economize and bring the family closer together, multi-generational homes and mother-in-law suites are becoming more popular than ever in the U. S.

Designing with Natural Light

Space, form and function are three important aspects of home design. A fourth aspect of design that can be easily overlooked is the use lighting and natural lighting in particular.

Digging Out: The 5 Most Important Steps to Take After a Winter Storm

Winter storms and deep freezes are deceptive killers. They can knock out heat, power, and communication, leaving you and your family exposed and in great danger.

DIY Headboard Ideas to Brighten Up Your Bedroom

Here are a few DIY headboard ideas to try at home.

Door Hardware: Choosing Security and Style

Keeping your home safe from intruders doesn't mean you have to give up style. Just follow these security tips in choosing how to secure your front door.

Dreaming in Color: Interview with Artist Linda Calvert Jacobson

Homeclick sat down with the artist and painter to learn where she finds inspiration, the two things she couldn't live without, and her path to paint.

Dual Purpose Rooms: Home Office to Guest Room

A properly designed dual-pupose room maximizes available space in the home without sacrificing functionality.

Early Spring Flowers

After a long winter, everyone is eager to see the first daffodils. But some spring bulbs bloom even earlier than daffodils. Get a jump on spring by planting snowdrops, crocus, glory-of-the-snow and Siberian squill.

Easter in Connecticut

Pro landscaper and home designer Julie Harrison shares her secrets for a memorable Easter table.

Eastern Vibe on the East Side

The walls come crumbling down in this full gut renovation of an Upper East Side apartment by designer, architect and certified Feng Shui consultant Anjie Cho.

Eco-Friendly Interior Design

Designing a green interior is about more than finding a place for your houseplants.

Eco-friendly Recycled Leather Veneers

Recycled leather veneers give the luxurious look of leather, customized to your preferences, in a highly sustainable and long-lasting finish.

Embrace Open Plan Living With a Few Interior Tricks

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by an empty great room or the vastness of a cathedral ceilinged living room. Before you rush to fill the void, consider these practical tips for maximizing that open floor plan.

English Identity

A 15th century, 10,000 square foot Tudor manor gets the deluxe treatment from British interior designer Thomson Carpenter.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Liven up your home's outdoor spaces with these tips and products. From portable chimineas and worry-free birdfeeders to storage-friendly furniture and more.

EPA Guidelines for Fireplace Emissions

Methane emissions are at their highest during periods of low-temperature combustion or incomplete combustion, both of which occur frequently in residential fireplaces.

Experts Give Decorating Tips for the Minimalist

Minimalist design is one of the most popular approaches to modern styling. Several top interior designers gives us their tips for perfecting the minimialist look and feel.

Fall Landscaping and Lawn Care

Frost and falling leaves means two things: Winter is coming, and your lawn and landscaping require special attention before snow blankets everything.

Feng Shui Tips: Crystal Balls

Architect and Feng Shui expert Anjie Cho explains the best practices for using feng shui crystals around the house in this feng shui tips video.

Finished Basement Design Ideas

Finished basements are value adds and below grade areas are a blank slate for the creative homeowner. Man caves are just the tip of the iceberg...

Finished Basement Ideas: Convert Into Apartment for Rent

Looking to finally utilize that extra space you have in your basement? Consider turning it into a rental unit for some extra monthly income.

Fired Up - 7 Fantastic Fire Pit Ideas

Firepits are must-have backyard attractions. Want the guests to stay a little longer? Light a fire.

Five Flowers That Attract Bees

A garden that attracts bees will flourish and thrive. Bees visit flowers to collect both nectar and pollen, so plants that are rich in both are your best bet. Here are five types of flowers that attract bees.

Five Fresh Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

Keep your kitchen on the design edge with these fresh ideas.

Floating Desks - Space Saving Architectural Elements for Small Spaces

Floating desks save on space but add a real architectural flair to any room.

For the Love of Light-Two Unique Lighting Fixture Projects

Here are two easy, upcycled lighting fixture projects to try at home.

Fresh Ideas for Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Tired of the same old lumpy mashed potatoes and limp green beans? Change Thanksgiving up this year with these three out-of-the-box side dishes, courtesy of corporate chef Christie Gambino

Fridge Cleaning Frenzy

Keep your fridge looking clean and working green with these fridge cleaning and maintenance tips.

From Abruzzo with Love: Thanksgiving Table Settings & Decorations with an Italian Twist

An American-Italian in Philly puts on the dining room style just in time for the Holiday.

Furniture Trends to Tap at High Point

The High Point Market is the annual celebration of each year's latest and greatest furniture pieces. We caught up with one of the event's Style Spotters to get the inside scoop on this year's best.

Garage Storage Tips: Organize and Declutter

Professional organizers offer tips on how to prevent overwhelm when you use your garage for storage space.

Getting the Most out of Your Outbuilding

Today's outbuildings wear many hats and serve a wide variety of functions. Find out how your home living can benefit from an outbuilding on the property.

Give Boring the Boot - Unique Kitchen Backsplash Options

8 ideas – and some pro tips – for creating a great backsplash look for your kitchen.

Glowing Trends in Outdoor Lights

An outline to help make your garden look amazing with trendy outdoor lights. Also get some great tips on lighting on other parts of your sweet home.

Golden State Stunner

A sloped ceiling and a knocked-down wall create space for beauty in this Escondido, California kitchen remodel.

Green is a Neutral

One Honolulu designer is inspired by the view from her balcony.

Grilling Tools for your BBQ

Woks, baskets, forks, brushes, thermometers, tongs, forks, vegetable holders, skewers—the list of grilling tools seems unending. Here's how to pick and choose your grilling arsenal wisely.

Grout Removal for DIYers

When routine cleaning fails to keep up your tile grout, it's probably time to replace it. Here are some of the common ways to remove grout.

Halloween Decorating Tips

Halloween is the time to be as thrilling and creepy as you want to be. This holiday is the best time for children and fun loving adults to get their groove on, in a scary way.

Handcrafted Furniture by Tronk Design

Tronk Design seeks out wood grain with inconsistencies to ensure their pieces are unique. They showcased their handcrafted tables, stools and corner shelves at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Hearth Product Fuel Options - From Wood & Gas to Corn & Coal

One of the most important considerations to make when purchasing a hearth product is the variety of fuel you choose. We've outlined the options here to aide in the process.

Hive - The Ultimate Hanging Chair from Raw Studio

This hanging chair from UK's Raw Studio is aptly named Hive. Perfect for lazy summer day lounging or curling up with a book.

Holiday Name Card Place Holder Ideas

Hosting a feast for the Holidays? Try out one of these cute and creative name place card holders for your dining room design.

Holiday Traditions on a Budget

Don't spend yourself into a Holiday hole this season -- follow these words of wisdom to enjoy a joyous, debt-free December.

Home Office Renovation Ideas On The Budget

Staying on the budget with any type of renovations is pretty hard, although not as hard when you've got just the right tips up your sleeve. Read through what we have come up with and see how it works for your wallet!

Home Selling Tips - Sell Fast, Sell Big

These home selling tips will help you sell fast AND get the best sales price possible. It's all about the presentation...

Home Woodworking Project Ideas

Take extra pride in your home's furniture by building it yourself! These DIY home woodworking projects challenge the bench warriors and beginners alike. Find out how you'll be spending your next weekend.

Homeclick Community Partners with NARI

The Homeclick Community is proud to announce its recent partnership with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Now Community members will have access to the very best in home remodeling and design inspiration and information!

Homeclick Presents: Arcana Tileworks

Arcana Tileworks one of the tile industry's go-to sources for tile reproduction, historical tile matching and custom tile design.

Homeclick Presents: Concealment Systems from Nexus 21

Nexus 21 is in the hiding business. Specifically, they hide appliances and gadgets in custom concealment systems that raise and lower on sexy lifts.

Homeclick Presents: Custom Lighting from Rock Cottage Glassworks

Homeclick Presents: Decorative Crafts

Decorative Crafts are importers of handcrafted furniture and lighting fixtures from Italy and the Far East. See why "Made in China" doesn't always mean low quality.

Homeclick Presents: FAKRO Skylights and Attic Ladders

There are skylights, and then there are FARKO skylights. See how this industry giant wants to let more natural light into your home.

Homeclick Presents: Geometric Innovations

Jarrett Maxwell's dream-inspired furniture pieces are built for a lifetime and more.

Homeclick Presents: Granada Tile

This California-based tile manufacturer carries on a tradition inherited from a small factory in Nicaragua.

Homeclick Presents: Luxe Surfaces

Goodbye wallpaper. Hello wall coverings. We get the quick and dirty on this hot design option for the home in our first edition of Homeclick Presents.

Homeclick Presents: The Ultimate Water Filtration System

Make your own clean water everywhere—at home or on the go.

Homeclick Presents: Wall Coverings from aronel design studio

Sustainable wall coverings and fabrics to add an eco-friendly "wow" factor to any room.

How Bathroom Exhaust Fans Work

How do bathroom fans work? Bathroom exhaust fans play a critical role in maintaining the indoor air quality of the bathroom space and the whole home. An improperly sized or incorrectly installed bathroom exhaust fan can lead to humidity build up, which can lead to rot and mold growth.

How Dirty Is Your Toilet Seat?

We've made ourselves think of the toilet and the toilet seat the most disgusting, revolting and dirty surface in our home. Well, that might not be the case.

How Flowers Pollinate

We all know bees and other insects are great little pollinators of flowers. But you'll be surprised to learn some of the other ways flowers can pollinate.

How Landscaping Your Home Adds Value

Paying a little extra attention to the areas outside of your home can increase the property value in a big way.

How to Accessorize a Bathroom

Put the finishing touches on your bathroom spaces with these bathroom accessory ideas. Mixed finishes, cool tech, clear curtains -- options abound for the open-minded.

How to Add Value to Your Home: 5 Project Ideas

Here are five of the top projects that can add value to your home.

How to Care for Your Whirlpool Bathtub

Luxurious though they may be, whirlpool bathtubs do require some routine upkeep to stay in top condition. Follow this whirlpool bathtub maintenance tips to ensure a comfortable, clean bathing experience.

How to Choose A Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom vanities play a crucial role in bathroom functionality and form. In addition to providing storage space and a perch for a countertop and sink, the bathroom vanity enhances—or even sets—the thematic decor of the room.

How to Choose a Bathtub

Find the perfect bathtub for your space.

How to Choose a Bird Feeder

Whether you’re an aspiring birdwatcher or just looking for a little more life in your backyard, begin the search for a new bird feeder by reading this guide, considering type of food, type of bird and type of year.

How to Choose a Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are useful all year round. Match a fan to your room size and décor.

How to Choose a Chandelier

Of all lighting fixtures available today, nothing adds more elegance to a home than a graceful chandelier. This article wii help you navigate the impressive selection of chandeliers available and find the one right for you!

How to Choose a Dishwasher

An ideal washer should be able to accommodate both heavy duty cleaning and a light load, functioning with precision under both conditions.

How to Choose a Dryer

Selecting the perfect dryer will depend on many things including budget, schedule, and yes, even your wardrobe.

How to Choose a Faucet

Swap those faded faucets for an updated look.

How to Choose a Fireplace

If you’re considering purchasing a fireplace, it’s important to investigate all of your options. There are three types of fireplaces—wood, gas and electric. Which is right for you?

How to Choose a Fireplace Insert

The installation of an insert can transform an old, rarely used heat source into a convenient, supplemental area heater that can help reduce both energy bills and indoor pollution. An insert is a closed-door system that slows..

How to Choose a Free Standing Freezer

Before purchasing a freezer, buyers should consider care and maintenance. In regard to home and user maintenance, the type of defrost affects frequency and cost.

How to Choose a Garbage Disposal

Modern garbage disposals are quiet, small and easy to install.

How to Choose a Gas Fireplace

Enjoy the warmth and light without the hassle of wood.

How to Choose a Gas Stove

Gas stoves add ambiance to any room.

How to Choose a Grill

No home is complete without a grill. Here is a comprehensive guide to buying a grill, with advice on fuel, output, burner number and grill material. Your next BBQ awaits!

How to Choose a Hammock

A hammock can transform your downtime. It enables you to grab a book and sit back as the smell of pine engulfs you, or breathe in the slightly salted air as you sway gently next to the deep blue ocean.

How to Choose a Kitchen or Bathroom Sink

Purchasing a new sink, whether for a new home or a remodel, can be overwhelming—there are countless shapes and designs, all available in a wide variety of materials and sizes.

How to Choose a Kitchen Range

Time for a new range? You've picked the right place to start. This buying guide will take you through the factors and considerations that go into replacing this kitchen workhorse.

How to Choose a Kitchen Range Hood

The kitchen range hood plays an important role in the functional kitchen -- but it can make quite the design statement, too.

How to Choose a Microwave Oven

Microwaves are one clear staple of the kitchen appliance family. Purchase a microwave that accounts for your cooking habits, including quantity, frequency and food type.

How to Choose a Refrigerator

A refrigerator is a big purchase -- so don't pay it small mind.

How to Choose a Towel Warmer

The soft warmth of a towel wrapping around your body the moment you step out of a shower can change the tune of your whole day.

How to Choose a Washing Machine

Find a washing machine with the features you and your family need.

How to Choose a Wood Burning Stove

A comforting, economical and environmentally friendly choice, a wood stove brings the warmth of the crackling fire to your home with low cost and a clean conscience.

How to Choose a Wood-Burning Fireplace

The crackling sound, deep orange glow and familiar aroma of a wood-burning fireplace is irreplaceable and it generates authentic, penetrating warmth like no other.

How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Properly sizing your next air conditioner will impact cooling efficiency and utility costs.

How to Choose an Area Rug

Shopping for an area rug is not quite the same as shopping for home appliances. There are no BTU ratings or parts warranties, and the concept itself is different-- generally, buyers are looking for style over necessity.

How to Choose an Outdoor Fireplace

A sure-fire way to kick your outdoor space up a notch.

How to Choose an Oven

Cook with style and ease.

How to Choose Bathroom Lighting

Primp and prep under a flattering light.

How to Choose Ceiling Lighting

Ceiling lights are a key player in room illumination.

How to Choose Door Hardware

Changing the room hardware in your home or a room is an easy, inexpensive way to update the décor.

How to Choose Floor Lamps

A strategically placed floor lamp or to can address a number of lighting needs to complete a room's overall lighting scheme.

How to Choose Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Hardware

Knobs, pulls, hinges, and latches can change not only the overall look of the cabinets but also how they are used.

How to Choose Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting fixtures are quintessential multi-taskers, casting stylish light and shadows across the home and property while increasing the sense of safety and security.

How to Choose Patio Furniture

No outdoor space is complete without furniture. This goes for porches, decks and, of course, the patio. Read on for tips + guidance on selecting that perfect set of patio furniture for your outdoor space.

How to Choose Shower Sets and Shower Systems

Shower sets and shower systems are an important part of your every day life. Purchasing one will make your cleaning time easier and more enjoyable.

How to Choose Wall Lights

Whether you’re interested in ambient light, task light, or a simple accent, purchasing wall-mounted fixtures can be difficult—there are hundreds of designs and styles to sort through, as well as many hidden considerations.

How to Clean and Store Your Patio Furniture

No matter how good it looks on the showroom floor, outdoor weather conditions will make your beautiful patio furniture look old in just one season without proper care and cleaning.

How to Clean Floors

Here's a breakdown of how to clean floors. Learn how to clean hardwood floors, vinyl floors, laminate floors and more.

How to Clean Green

Traditional cleaning products can be caustic, toxic, or worse. Fortunately there has been a huge uptick in the amount of green cleaning products that won't harm your health or your home.

How to Clean Windows [and the Best Time of Year to Do So]

Cleans windows is about technique…and timing.

How to Cook a Turkey

Millions of turkeys are slated for consumption this Thanksgiving. But how many millions will turn out just right? Yours will, if you follow these helpful hints on cooking a turkey to perfection. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

How to Create a Shabby Chic Style for Your Home

The Shabby Chic trend of interior design is taking the world by storm. If a blend of rustic, eclectic, and traditional styling is enticing to you, jump on the bandwagon and create a shabby chic style for your home!

How to Create a Vintage Garden

Vintage style gardens are one of the all-time favourite designs. Here are a few tips that can help give your garden such vintage and appealing look.

How to Create Bathroom Ambiance

Sweat the details as you turn a bathroom into a retreat from the stresses of the world. Follow this guide to creating bathroom ambiance.

How to Decorate in Shabby Chick

Shabby Chic has been amongst the most populat interior decorating styles over the past years and it's still every classy lady's favourite. If you want to decorate in shabby chic, here are some basic rules you need to abide.

How to Design a Living Room Layout

Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, but yours should feel well-proportioned, properly lit, and expertly furnished. Read on to learn just how to accomplish these design feats.

How to Find Kid-Proof Furniture

Having kids doesn't mean you can't have nice things.

How to Find Your Perfect Grill

There's a perfect grill to match your outdoor cooking needs, and this guide will help you find it.

How to Get Rid of Bedbugs

Bed bugs are every homeowner's worst nightmare. But a bed bug infestation is not a condemnation for the house. Here's how to get ride of bed bugs in your home or apartment.

How to Grow Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries and Currants in Your Yard

Growing berries doesn't require a huge yard or special experience. With the right amount of sun and good soil you'll be eating your own berries in no time.

How to Grow Sweet Peas

The fragrance of sweet peas is impossible to describe and just as impossible to forget. The best way to enjoy their exquisite beauty and fabulous perfume is to grow them in your own garden.

How to Insulate a Sunroom or 3 Season Porch

Adding insulation to a sunroom or porch can extend the usage of the space far into the colder season. It can also help the overall home's heat retention.

How to Maintain an Old House

Old houses can be beautiful, and packed with the potential to offer wonderful surprises around every corner. But surprises can swing both ways, especially with old homes.

How to Make a Bird Feeder with a Coffee Can

Here's how to make bird feeder using an old, empty tin coffee can.

How to Measure Toilet Rough In

How do you determine the toilet rough in? This simple article explains the all-important measurement for your new toilet.

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Preparing for winter storms ahead of time is vital to family safety. Heavy snow, cold temps, and loss of power all conspire to challenge ones very survival, so take no chances.

How to Prepare the Perfect Guest Room

Whether you have friends visiting for the weekend or family stopping over the Christmas period, you’ll want to prepare the perfect guest room. We have put together several tips to get you started.

How to Prepare Your Garage for Cold Weather

Take these steps to ensure that your garage -- and the items stored inside -- make it safe and sound through the cold winter months.

How to Store Wine at Home

Nothing adds a touch of sophistication to your home like a budding wine collection. But storing wine is not as simple as making shelf space. Here's how to store wine at your home.

How to Wallpaper

Don't be confused -- this is not your grandmother's wallpaper. Today's wallpaper comes in many stylish patterns and a multitude of materials.

Ice Dam Prevention Tips To Help Protect Your Home This Winter

Ice dams are more than a nuisance. They can cause serious damage to the roof and home. Learn ice dam prevention tips and protect your home this winter.

Increase Bathroom Storage

Here are some simple, affordable strategies to add storage capacity to any bathroom in your home, even when you’re not remodeling!

Increase The Value Of Your Home - Practical Kitchen Renovation Tips

The kitchen is the busiest room for most households. Naturally, it will require repairs, maintenance and the occasional renovation. Here are some tips for a successful kitchen renovation.

Increase Your Kitchen Storage

Here are some simple, affordable strategies to add storage capacity to your kitchen, even when you’re not remodeling!

Indoor Gardening Trends to Watch Out For In 2015

Will 2015 be the year of the indoor gardener? Take a look at some indoor gardening trends on the rise -- then try your hand at one of them this year!

Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Here are some low-cost ideas for home re-decoration

Installing a Central Vacuum

Central Vacuums are designed for overall effective cleaning and eliminate the need to carry heavy upright units to all levels of the home. Efficient and affordable, central vacuums offer versatility lasting for a lifetime.

Interior Door Projects-DIY Your Way to Rustic or Classic Charm

DIY interior door projects mean that your interior doors don’t have to be boring. Learn how to reuse existing doors inside your home or make them out of wood for a rustic look.

Kichler's Home Lighting Ideas for Every Room in the Home

Homeclick checked out the new lighting fixtures from Kichler at the Dallas Market Lighting show and found pendants, sconces, chaneliers and fans galore.

Kitchen Catastrophe: 5 Secrets to Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

While kitchens will always get dirty, you don’t have to let the job of cleaning your kitchen turn into an overwhelming task. Here are some tricks to keeping your kitchen clean with minimal effort.

Kitchen Layout 101

The right kitchen layout is essential to creating an environment conducive to cooking, cleanup and/or entertaining. Here’s a look at some kitchen layout essentials.

Leather Furniture Repair

Sometimes that leather furniture just needs a little TLC.

LED Reading Lights from Cerno

These articulate LED reading lamps from Cerno have more range of motion than a Russian gymnast. Perfect for bedside tables or wall installation. Intuitive design. Amazing execution.

Light Up Your Kitchen For Fun and Function

Have fun with your kitchen lighting as you make it work for you. Consider these tips from design experts.

LittleFootprint's Big Idea: The Greenest LED Desk Lamp Ever Made

Meet the Energy Star-rated LED desk lamp made from recycled post-consumer plastic and manufactured in the USA.

Living Green: Sustainable Kitchens

Whether remodeling or updating appliances, the kitchen presents a great opportunity for sustainable living choices. Here are a few to consider.

Living in Color: Reinventing the Rental

Accent walls, accent pillow and fresh, fun lighting fixtures transform this College Park rental into a dazzling pad.

Luxury Living, Positive Impact: A Q&A with Native Trails Founder, Naomi Neilson Howard

Native Trails founder Naomi Neilson Howard talks artisanal copper sinks, the importance of environmentalism, and the rise of concrete.

Make Your Own Window Treatments For Spring

If you are thinking of changing your home’s look this spring, consider crafting new window treatments.

Making Kitchens Fun, Easy and Friendly

With more and more home dwellers turning to healthier lifestyles and home-cooked food, kitchens are emerging as the most worked places in houses. Different designs of kitchen and kitchen décor are coming up each day.

Meet the Designer: Adagio Art Glass

Adagio Art Glass specializes in fused glass tile backsplashes, knobs, wall sconces and wall art. Co-founder Rick Barron opens up about design inspirations and his favorite fused glass application.

Meet the Designer: Associates III

Denver-based interior design firm Associates III (pronounced "Associates Three") knows a thing or two about green interior design.

Meet the Designer: Black Cat Interiors

Not all black cats are bad luck. Homeclick caught up with Yekii Killion, Director and Principle Designer at Black Cat Interiors, to hear her take on the next big thing in Interior Design.

Meet the Designer: Carol Estrada of Estrada Design Consulting

A fashion-designer-cum-interior-designer talks Texas aesthetic, working with colors and the "eclectic modern" style.

Meet the Designer: Eric Boyd of Reaching Quiet

Reaching Quiet creates works of art that blur the boundaries between architecture, interior design and product/furniture development.

Meet the Designer: Habitar Design

Mitch Newman went from physician to creative writer to theater manager before founding one of Chicago's most sought-after design firms.

Meet the Designer: Kate Marengo of Arranging Order

Interior designer and professional organizer Kate Marengo talks memorable projects, sticking to budget and the one design tool she could never do without.

Meet the Designer: Lindsey Runyon

A rare Northwest native, Seattle-based interior designer Lindsey Runyon finds inspiration in unusual places, from Moroccan wesbites to lingerie styles.

Meet the Designer: Niche Interiors

This San Francisco design firm puts a premium on client-connection, designing eco-friendly homes and rooms that mature with the occupant.

Meet the Designer: Spade and Archer

Design and home staging firm Spade and Archer is keeping Portland trendy and boosting home sales by tapping into the science and emotions of moving and selling a home.

Meet the Designer: Thomas Scheid of JNR Design Solutions

San Jose designer Thomas Scheid talks about remodeling in phases, the importance of lighting and a favorite piece of NYC art.

Meet the Masters of the Indoor Waterfall

LL Waterfall Designs build custom indoor waterfalls and water features for the home. Their work has appeared on Extreme Home Makeover and they routinely design water features for high profile hotels, casinos, and commercial projects.

Modern Lighting Fixtures from Avenue Lighting

Avenue Lighting is a boutique lighting company out of Los Angeles that makes chandeliers and lighting fixtures named after -- and inspired by -- famous roads and locations in and around Hollywood.

Modern Outdoor Furniture from SifasUSA

The CEO of Sifas gives the hands-on demo of two stunning outdoor furniture pieces -- an all-weather outdoor sofa with a comfy but rain resistant design and an outdoor dining table with built-in leafs that can expand using just one hand!

Moins est Plus (Less is More!)

A Paris-raised designer blends French design with feng shui energy in this 3500 square foot Tribeca loft in NYC.

Montauk of the Town

A well-known New York designer applies his flowery touch to a two-story cottage overlooking the Hamptons' iconic Gold Coast.

Natural Gardening: Composting Tips

Mention of composting appears in writings throughout history. It is said that Cleopatra made worms sacred after she saw their composting abilities and removing earthworms from Egypt was a capital offense. The stakes may not be as high, but composting today is just as important.

Natuzzi Furniture for the Fashion Forward

Natuzzi is a leader in contemporary and modern furniture. We lingered in their booth at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, soaking up the serious style and stretching out on their uber-comfortable Re-vive recliner and sofas.

Newest Trends in Nursery Design

A lot of time gets spent in the nursery once the baby comes home. Make it a warm, welcoming, and stylish place for baby to grow by adopting one of these nursery design trends.

Northern Light - A Laura Stein Interior

Yellow pillows provided the platform for this Toronto condo decor scheme, courtesy of designer Laura Stein. See how a bold color choice in a sea of neutrals provided the client couple with furnishings fit for family expansion and relocation.

Not Your Grandma's Rocking Chair

Today's rocking chairs boast the same soothing motions of the original design in new, attractive forms and applications. Settle in and find the best rocking chairs for your home.

One Designer's Quest for Stylish Universal Design

For interior designer Taplynn Dugan the business of universal design and accessibility is personal.

Outdoor Fountains: An Easy Upgrade to Your Outdoor Decor

Outdoor fountains are a great way to add the sound and beauty of water to your outdoor spaces. Here's how to choose your next outdoor water fountain.

Outdoor Kitchen Design

Do not call your gas grill and chaise lounge an "outdoor kitchen". Go real deal and incorporate some of these trending outdoor kitchen design ideas.

Outdoor Kitchen Design Tips - Add Maximum Value Within Your Budget

Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly more popular over the years. Here's how to design and create an outdoor kitchen that will add value to your home and your outdoor living experience.

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

It takes more than a charcoal grill and a picnic table to call it an outdoor kitchen. Here we explore some must-have features in the modern day outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor Pools: A Guide to Taking the Plunge

An outdoor pool is a sizable investment. There are up front costs, maintenance costs, landscaping decisions and lifestyle considerations to make.

Patio Furniture Material Options

When shopping for patio furniture, durability and resistance to the elements must be high on your list of considerations. Don't neglect comfort and style, however.

Piece by Piece: A Marie Burgos Master Bedroom

French-born designer Marie Burgos has a knack for bringing elements of French design and feng shui into her projects. Here we explore her work on this Tribeca loft master bedroom.

Piece by Piece: A Mark Cutler Living Room

Designer Mark Cutler is one of the hottest designers in the States. Here we look at the parts that make up the sum in this maritime-inspired 5-bedroom beach house living room.

Piece by Piece: A Thomson Carpenter Dining Room

Designer Thomson Carpenter had plenty of bright ideas when he selected the furniture for this conservatory slash dining room. Part of a 10,000 square foot Tudor manor project, this sunny sweep features a rugged custom table, beautiful accent chairs, and eye-popping ceiling lanterns.

Piece by Piece: An Alena Capra Dining Room

We desconstructed this dream dining space in a Ritz-Carlton condo designed by South Florida's own Alena Capra. Read on for the list of products she used in this desirable design.

Popular Kitchen and Bathroom Home Design Trends for 2016

Realtors have been saying for years that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, and many custom home builders also agree that these are two of the most important rooms when building a brand new home.

Queen Size Bed Buying Guide

Finding the right queen size bed is essential for the quality of your sleep.

Range Hoods - The Kitchen Workhorse

"Do I need a range hood?" is a common question. Unless you never use your kitchen, the answer is a resounding, "Yes!" Here's why.

Revitalizing Your Lawn After the Winter Season

Don't let the harsh winter diminish the beauty of your spring and summer lawn.

Rising from the Ashes

When a young family sees a holiday fire consume their home, a designer friend steps in to rebuild upon the ashes.

Rockin’ the Chelsea

A reformed marketer turns to design with stunning results. Here she transforms a Manhattan condo for a style-savvy couple.

Sauna Benefits

The residential sauna may be regarded by many as a luxury item, but there’s no ignoring its numerous health benefits.

Seed Starting in Peat Pots or Plastic Trays

When seed starting indoors, there are lots of different options, from yogurt cups and milk cartons to biodegradable peat pots and plastic 6-packs.

Side Bed Table: Small Bedroom Storage Solution

An 'overcrowded', short-on-space bedroom cannot provide the relaxation a bedroom is supposed to. A side bed table or nightstand can help reduce clutter and maximize the organization and space utlization of the bedroom.

Simple Hallway Decoration Rules

It's the first thing someone notices when they enter your home - the hallway. If you want to make a great first impression, try following these simple entryway decorating rules.

Six Ways To Find A Safe Neighborhood Before Buying

When shopping for a home it's important to consider the neighborhood. Here are some ways to find a safe neighborhood in which to live.

Small Apartment Decorating to Make It Feel Big

Stretch your space without adding to the square footage.

Small Bathroom to Big Bathroom - Mission Possible

If you have a smaller bathroom, do not fall into despair - you can easily make it look much bigger with a few simple modifications.

Small House Living: Three Home Improvement Ideas

If you're looking to sell your home or just an affordable way to spruce up your home, try these tips.

Small Kitchen Design

With the right small kitchen design and the right appliances, you won’t even notice the missing space—until it’s time to mop the floor.

Small Updates to Help Sell Your Home Faster

Want to sell your house fast but don't have a lot of money to put into updates? There are still plenty of small ways you make your home more appealing without spending a lot of cash or time.

Solar Shades for the Every Day

KOVA Textiles spotlights three solar shade products perfect for any window in the house.

Some Like it Eco

LA-based designer Kristin Kilmer takes architecturally significant mid-century homes and redesigns them to marry modern sensibilities, client's tastes and existing architectural beauty.

South End Surprise

A cenury old Victorian in Boston's South End gets the 21st century treatment in this 12-week whole home renovation.

Space Saving Ideas for Your Living Room

Small living rooms still deserve furniture, but too much or the wrong size can eat up space in a heartbeat. Here are some space saving ideas for your living room.

Spring & Summer Checklist For Homeowners

The only way you're going to truly enjoy summer is if you tackle this post-winter task list for yearly home maintenance and upkeep.

Stackable Stools and the Chair Painting

Check out Innermost's clever twist on a stackable stool. The Poke Stool has a series of holes that allow for easy nesting, stacking, storing and more! Plus a painting you can sit in -- for real!

Standing Out From the Crowd: Great Porch and Door Designs

Win the curb appeal wars in your neighborhood by making your front porch and front door pop.

Starting Seeds Indoors - Troubleshooting

Even experienced gardeners sometimes run into problems when starting seeds. Here’s how to recognize and resolve the most common trouble areas when starting seeds indoors or outdoors.

Stay Cool: Critical A/C Maintenance for Hot Summer Days

Routine air conditioner maintenance is critical to keeping the unit in working order. Here's how to clean and maintain your AC unit to for these hot summer days.

Tamawa's Innovative Furniture and Jewelry Designs

Tamawa's Bakelite-inspired design was both colorful and playful. It also inspired us to put passersby to the test!

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Don't let the stresses of hosting Thanksgiving keep you from enjoying the day. Follow these simple steps to prep, plan and execute a memorable Thanksgiving dinner for your friends and family.

The 5 Dirtiest Surfaces in Your Home

Dusting, vacuuming and mopping once a week may get things looking clean, but there is dirt and grime lurking. Here are the 5 dirtiest surfaces in your home that need cleaning yesterday!

The 7 Day Home Cleaning Schedule

Everybody has a busy schedule. That, however, doesn't mean you have to put off housework or repairing the cupboard handles til a better day comes along.

The Accidental Masterpiece: Modest Thanksgiving Tablescape in a Designer Dining Room

“Mix old and new, colors and forms. Things that you like will all the same melt into a quiet unity. The home does not have to be planned in detail, not artful, just linked together by parts that its occupants enjoy and love.” -Josef Frank (1885-1967), Austrian designer-architect

The Beauty of Built-Ins: 4 In-Home Storage Solutions to Improve Your Life

Many homes lack adequate storage space, and it is tempting to buy cheap, ugly temporary storage to compensate. Here are some alternatives.

The Beauty of Carpet Tiles

Area rug or carpet? Why not a combination of both? Carpet tiles are an inexpensive option for creative, custom flooring design.

The Benefits of Bio Ethanol Fireplaces

No chimney? No problem! Bio ethanol fireplaces--also known as gel fuel fireplaces--bring the aesthetic benefits of an open flame to any home, without all the headaches associated with wood burning fireplaces.

The Benefits of Carpet

Thinking about remodelling your living room? Slow down. You may just need a new carpet. Read on to learn all the ways a carpet can benefit a room and your home.

The Benefits of Gas Logs

Today's homeowner enjoys many options when it comes to home heating. Read on to learn how gas logs can provide ease of use and ambiance while requiring little in the way of maintenance.

The Best Home Improvement Projects for Spring

Spring means rebirth, deep cleaning, and getting a jump on home improvement and repair projects. Here are some great spring home improvement projects.

The Best Plants That Attract Butterflies

Everyone loves seeing butterflies. The best way to attract these colorful insects to your yard and garden is to plant some of their favorite foods.

The Best Range Hoods Put Function First

The right ventilation system helps control heat and keeps the kitchen virtually smoke free—making time spent in this popular room even more enjoyable.

The Best Roofing Material for Your Home

There are eight basic types of roofs on the market. Each has its own special composition, look and uses. Here’s a practical tour of roofing materials, including the eight most popular in the U.S. plus one found in Europe.

The Colors of the Islands

A dash and splash of trend-proof paint colors sourced from Devine Color was all this kitchen needed to achieve full sparkle mode.

The Eco Friendly Kitchen

A boring bungalow kitchen in West Hollywood gets a green makeover from a "building biology practitioner." Out with the mold, in with the new!

The Maine Thing

Tracy Ann Davis of Urban Dwellings discusses her part in a mulit-million dollar upgrade to a home on Maine's iconic Booth Bay Harbor.

The Many Benefits of Steam Showers

Add a steam shower to your bathroom and enjoy a wide range of health benefits, from stress relief to a boosted immune system.

The Storm Ready Home: 4 Ways to Weatherize

Homes built in storm-prone areas of the country need that little extra something to last each storm season. Here are four ways to get your home storm ready.

The Ultimate Guide to an At Home Wedding

Planning a wedding at a private residence can be a great way to personalize the experience -- not to mention save money. Here are some tips for throwing an at-home wedding.

The Washer and Dryer: Tips For Your Next Purchase

Washer and dryer units have not been exempt from the move to stylize appliances to fit an over-arching theme or style of a home. Options are a good thing, especially when armed with the info to make the correct decisions.

Tips for Bathtub Maintenance

It is important that you keep your bathroom and bathtub clean to avoid a build up of bacteria and grime. Additional regular maintenance can prevent bigger -- and more costly -- issues.

Tips for Growing Onions from Seed

Onions that are grown from seed will be bigger and store longer than onions grown from those miniature “onion sets” you buy at the store. Here are a couple easy tips to ensure your success.

Tips for Renovating an Old House

Renovating any home can be stressful. But tackling an old home takes things to the nth degree. Here are some tips for renovating an old house that may pave the way to a successful project.

Toilet Seat Tech

It's time for a toilet seat upgrade. New technology and convenience features built into the modern toilet seat are too cool not to adopt. Nightlights, deodorizers, bidets -- all can be yours with one simple swap.

Toilets Terms to Know

Knowing and understanding various terms related to how a toilet works and performs will greatly aid the consumer during the buying process. Here’s a review of important toilet terms and concepts.

Tomato Varieties: Heirloom Tomatoes vs. Hybrid Tomatoes

With hundreds of different tomato varieties to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones to grow. Understanding the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes can help you make a good choice.

Tool Organization Ideas

If you spend more time looking for the right tool than actually fixing things around the house, perhaps it is time to look into properly organizing them for flawless efficiency.

Top 2014 Living Room Decor Ideas

Ride the design wave with these top living room décor ideas.

Top Five Tree Trimming Tools

What are the five most needed tools for every gardener? Learn more about these must-have tools in your garden shed.

Top Tips for Choosing a Home Safe

Expert security experts know that all safes have vulnerbilities. It is knowing what those weaknesses are that can help us in choosing a home safe that best meets our needs.

Tradition with a Twist

Denver designer Andrea Schumacher transforms an 18,000-square-foot house with a 'heavy-wood-look' into a bright, inviting home with one foot in traditional design and the other in a pool of creative playfulness.

Trends in Outdoor Living

How "in" is your outdoors? Trend specialist Gregory Dunlop sounds off on the latest in outdoor living.

Troubleshooting Window Problems

Whether you realize it or not, your home's windows are trying to tell you something. Are you listening?

Turn Your Room into an Office

This guide shows you how to turn your room into an office in several easy steps.

Two Kitchen Accessory Ideas from Blomus

Blomus blew us away with these two modern kitchen accessories -- a wine decanter with filter and a napkin dispenser with a simple but crucial design element for efficient, effective function. Must see. Must have.

Types of Leather

There's nothing like the feel of leather. Here are the types of leather you can choose from when upgrading the furniture in your home.

Types of Tomatoes: Determinate Tomatoes vs. Indeterminate Tomatoes

If you grow tomatoes, it’s important to know whether the varieties you plant are determinate or indeterminate. This tells you how the plants will grow – as a bush or as a vine.

Up To Scratch: Wooden Worktop Maintenance

The care of a solid wood worktop is all in the prevention. Here's how to care for your wood countertop or wood surface

Update Your Kitchen With New Lighting

If you want to freshen up the look of your kitchen without doing a complete remodel, simply updating your kitchen lighting may be the answer.

Upper East Side Kitchen

New York Architect Arpad Baksa tackles this Upper East Side townhouse kitchen.

Washingtonian Wonder

The odd, curvilinear layout of this 1,400 sq foot Washington DC condo was no match for designer Tricia Huntley's imagination. Far from fitting square pegs in a round hole, Huntley's furniture choices tastefully adapt to the space and made for a happy client indeed.

What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

The first thing that a visitor to your house encounters is the front door. The front door says a lot about the nature and personality of the people living inside.

What is a Chandelier?

A look at what defines this classiest of lighting fixtures, with a glance back in time at the earliest forms of chandeliers and how that original design still informs the chandeliers of today.

What is Bonded Leather?

Leather furniture comes in many forms. One of the most common types is bonded leather. we put to rest some of the misconceptions about bonded leather and make a case for considering this popular leather furniture option.

What to Look for When Buying Copper Fixtures

Few can question the beauty of copper, but many question how to tell quality copper products from the wanna-bes. Here's what to look for when buying copper fixtures.

What’s Outside Counts: A Guide to Exterior Siding Options

Your home’s exterior is a jacket it will wear for the rest of its life—or at least twenty years—but choosing the right siding for your home is more than a matter of taste; it’s a delicate balance of cost, functionality, and aesthetics.

When Beauty’s a Cottage Industry

A singer-turned-model-turned designer cuts her teeth on a darling Lake Placid, NY cottage remodel with stunning results.

Where the Twins Are: Kids' Room Decor in SoCal

When a world-class designer joins forces with a brilliant decorative painter, magic happens.

Why Buy Stanley Furniture

At Stanley, we want to help you create your dream home not only with quality, stylish furniture that’s affordable but also by providing the care and maintenance tools that keep your furniture looking new for generations.

Why Do You Need a Permit?

NARI guides homeowners on remodeling project must-dos, like why and when you need to secure a permit before starting work on a remodelling project.

Why It's Worth It: Going Green with Kohler

From using recycled materials to creating groundbreaking water-saving products, KOHLER gives you the options to make your home and your life more environmentally friendly.

Window Treatments – Tips and Trends

Window treatments are like the ribbon that wraps around a simple gift -- they add an extra touch that either contrasts or compliments the rest of the wrapping.

Winter Gardening with Vertical Gardens

Winter is a great time to focus on indoor projects. Avid gardeners might enjoy these indoor winter gardening ideas.

Winter-Wise: An Energy-Efficiency Refresher

Winter is officially here! Keep your home's heating systems and air quality in top condition by following these short winter tips.

Wood Blinds vs. Faux Wood Blinds

Venetian blinds are an elegant, stylish addition to any room, allowing easy control of light levels and also privacy.

Wood-Themed Bedroom

The warmth and natural beauty of wood pairs nicely with almost any bedroom setting. Here are some wood-inspired bedroom themes to try out in your bedroom this year.

Wunderschön - Modernizing a late 19th century three-story home the German Way

Award-winning Ohio-based designer Angela Bonfante takes a client's vision for a clean look into the nebulous -- and captivating -- space between transitional and traditional design in this historic home remodel.