Consumer NewsNew This Week: 4 Stylish Living Rooms With Plenty of Seating (4 photos)In March, we profiled five living rooms where designers added ample seating options while maintaining a light and airy layout. In this follow-up article, we share four...8 Tips for Harmony in the Kitchen (9 photos)There are probably as many ways to handle cooking and kitchen chores as there are people — is it any wonder the kitchen tends to be a hub for minor (but irritating) household disagreements? Whether you and your partner or housemate have been bickering over dishwashing or garbage duty, here are eight...Kitchen of the Week: Backsplash Dazzles in Green Geometric Tile (20 photos)About a year after moving into their 1957 ranch house in Edina, Minnesota, these homeowners were expecting their first child. The home’s cramped and closed-off kitchen wasn’t going to cut it for the growing family, so, working with interior designer Emily Pueringer and Quality Cut Design | Remodel,...10 Bathroom Layout Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (14 photos)Putting in a new bathroom isn’t cheap, so you’ll want to be sure that it delivers. Although that striking freestanding tub or statement tile may make your heart beat a little faster, it’s the layout that largely determines how well the space works. Houzz Australia asked four experts to share the layout...Houzz Barometer Points to Strength in the Home Renovation Market (16 photos)Following a strong start to 2021, the Houzz Barometer reveals continued confidence among remodeling professionals for home renovation activity in the second quarter of the year. In particular, architects and interior designers report the highest level of recent business activity since the launch...6 Mudroom Ideas From the Most Popular Entries So Far in 2021 (10 photos)This Trending Now story features the most-saved entry photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2021.The best way to tackle household clutter is by addressing it at the threshold of your home. If you have room for it, a mudroom setup with smart storage solutions will help organize coats,...12 Sustainable Gardening Ideas From Landscape Design Pros (16 photos)In addition to creating inspiring outdoor spaces and dreamworthy gardens, landscape designers and architects also make our yards more sustainable and earth-friendly. We spoke with several landscape designers on Houzz who described how installing rain gardens, converting lawns to native meadows, planting...Bathroom of the Week: Bright and Chic in 50 Square Feet (8 photos)In search of inspiration for energizing her dark-brown-accented guest bathroom, designer Amber Sokolowski turned to one of her favorite photographs. The shot, by Los Angeles fine art photographer Gray Malin, depicts a woman touching up her makeup in the hallways of the legendary Beverly...Tour a Kitchen Designer’s Dream Kitchen 10 Years in the Making (one photo)In this episode of Houzz TV Live, kitchen designer Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn gives a tour of her kitchen in Mamaroneck, New York. For 10 years, while designing kitchens for clients, Robertson filed away ideas and inspiration...Pick and Choose Your Spring Cleaning Tasks (9 photos)Spring cleaning can be an enticing idea, but planning to clean the house from top to bottom can turn into a never-ending task list. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can get a lot of spring-cleaning satisfaction simply by targeting the often-neglected details of your home.