8 Exceptional New Bathrooms With a Curbless Shower (8 photos)

There are many benefits to a curbless shower entry, most notably its safety for aging household members and its seamless look that can help visually expand a space. The feature requires more construction and a higher budget than a low-curb option. Here, design pros share why it’s a move worth considering....

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4 Steps to Getting Your Home Office Lighting Right (8 photos)

If you’re among the many people who work from home, it’s important to get your home office or workspace lighting right. Even if you use your home office for less frequent tasks, the right lighting can make you more efficient and effective. Consider these ideas for ensuring that your home office draws...

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Pros Are Optimistic About 2024 After a Challenging 2023 (24 photos)

More than 3 in 5 residential building and design professionals expect that 2024 will be a good or very good year, according to the just-released 2024 U.S. Houzz State of the Industry report. Following an industrywide dip in revenue growth...

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Kitchen of the Week: Respecting History in a Seattle Bungalow (8 photos)

Honoring history was the goal for interior designer Tammara Stroud when renovating this Seattle kitchen for a couple and their two daughters. Architect Ellsworth Storey designed the beautiful Arts and Crafts home in 1909 and it was designated a Seattle landmark in 1979. The...

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Houzz Tour: Open and Inviting Mountain Home Near Lake Tahoe (19 photos)

“We wanted this house to feel like you were living in a snow globe,” interior designer Katie Geresy says. After moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to New York City, her clients, a family of four, wanted a relaxing and welcoming West Coast base. The contemporary house in Truckee, California, has...

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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...

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5 Trends to Watch From London’s 2024 Surface Design Show (6 photos)

This year’s Surface Design Show in London, held Feb. 6-8, showcased innovations from more than 180 exhibitors and hosted talks by leading industry experts. The theme of the 2024 show was Mindful Living, highlighting brands that design well while doing good. Sustainable surfaces and zero waste manufacturing...

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Bathroom of the Week: Clean-Lined Traditional Style (15 photos)

This Mercer Island, Washington, couple had been renovating their house with the help of interior designer Harmony Weihs for 11 years before they finally got around to their primary suite. So it’s safe to say she had a very good idea of what they’d like. The new bathroom space is traditional like the...

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9 Secrets to Successfully Remodeling a House Together (10 photos)

They say moving is one of the most stressful experiences you can encounter in life. Clearly “they” haven’t attempted a joint renovation project. Add construction dust, decision-making and the absence of a working toilet into the mix and you have a recipe for run-ins.
However, there’s something...

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How to Decorate a Living Room (16 photos)

Whether your style is traditional or modern, relaxed or formal, bold or subdued, your living room should be a place where you can feel comfortable, let down your guard and spend quality time with friends, family or just yourself. There’s an art to decorating a room that looks great and works well for...

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25 Kitchen Islands That Think Outside the Box (25 photos)

The typical built-in kitchen island has a base that resembles a box with a flat, rectangular countertop that either fits, cantilevers from or waterfalls over it. But while that simple shape works for many layouts (and budgets), some kitchens call for more distinctive designs. Check out these islands...

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Yard of the Week: Woodland Retreat for Privacy and Relaxation (11 photos)

This landscape feels like a natural woodland clearing, with plants and boulders perfectly situated to accommodate a narrow lap pool, a deck for dining and other outdoor features. In reality, Hutten & Co. Land and Shore designed everything in the yard — located...

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10 Houseplants That Are at Home in a Kitchen (10 photos)

Plants bring natural beauty to kitchens. They also can soften hard lines and add a dash of color and greenery. These 10 resilient choices make great kitchen houseplants, as they’re able to stand up to heat and varying temperatures while also evoking a sense of calm and serenity. ...

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15 Bathroom Vanities Packed With Style and Storage (15 photos)

The right bathroom vanity can provide much-needed storage, make daily grooming easier and even add color and style to a space. You’ll find plenty of ideas for style and storage in this collection of well-designed bathroom vanities. Check out the looks, then click on the links to see more photos and details...

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How Designers Make the Most of a Small Living Room (11 photos)

When it comes to designing a small living room, most professionals have a few golden rules they use to make the most of the space. Here, two architects and two interior designers share their go-to tips and tricks to ensure a small room is big on style and function.

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Kitchen of the Week: White, Wood and Blue With Cottage Charm (9 photos)

Interior designer Jaime Dupes works for a firm that specializes in renovating old houses, so she knows a thing or two about returning character to tired interiors. Since old homes often have relatively small kitchens, she’s also adept at making a compact space feel bigger than it is. So when repeat clients...

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10 Stylish Design Ideas From the 2024 Best of Houzz Award Winners (30 photos)

There are countless options for features and details to include in a home project. A good way to narrow down the selections is to look at popular professional projects homeowners are loving right now. The just-announced Best of Houzz 2024 awards is a great place to start.

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How to Improve the Comfort of Your Midcentury Modern Home (9 photos)

One of the main reasons midcentury modern homes fell out of fashion in the 1970s was that their thermal performance was so poor. Midcentury modern design was ahead of its time in aesthetics, but it also turned out to be beyond the technical performance of the materials available to designers and home...

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5 New Trends in Flooring for 2024 (62 photos)

A stroll through The International Surface Event trade show in Las Vegas last month might at first have seemed to be all about airy, neutral, light-colored wood flooring. But a closer look revealed new and improved looks for stone, vinyl and other unique products that continue to expand their visuals...

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Bathroom of the Week: Bedroom Is Converted Into a Spa-Like Bath (10 photos)

This couple’s Somerville, Massachusetts, home was lacking the convenience of a second-story bathroom. They decided trading out a bedroom for a spacious bath would be well worth it to avoid late-night trips up and down the stairs. “One of the homeowners’ fathers knew of our name because we used to have...

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Houzz Tour: Period Home Gains Color and Character (31 photos)

The owner of this Victorian house in Surrey, England, had downsized and squeezed the contents of a much larger previous home into this smaller one. She loves Victorian style and had lots of period pieces in her collection, but she didn’t know which to keep and which to move on — nor quite how best to...

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15 Simple Organizing Tools and Where They Work Best (15 photos)

The options for containing and sorting stuff are virtually endless. And while it’s important to remember that decluttering before organizing will save you unnecessary anguish, there comes...

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Porch of the Week: Perched Like a Nest in the Vermont Mountains (7 photos)

The beautiful views of the Green Mountains and surrounding forest were the driving factor in siting this Waterbury, Vermont, screened-in porch. Designer Milford Cushman carefully considered the experience of enjoying the views in the open air while feeling protected by the architecture when...

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Where Designers Would Spend and Save in a Kitchen (8 photos)

From appliances and fixtures to countertops and cabinets, a healthy balance of investment and frugality pays off when it comes to this priciest of home renovations. But what should be at the top of the makeover budget priority list? And where could you cut costs?

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10 Large, Dramatic Houseplants to Beautify Your Home (10 photos)

Houseplants can do a lot to enhance and beautify a space, whether they fill a corner, create a focal point or add some natural flora. Rather than using a mix of smaller houseplants, consider choosing one these 10 stately specimens to anchor your design. Some are relatively fast growers, given the right...

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7 New Bathrooms With a Low-Curb Shower (7 photos)

Low-curb showers have an easy walk-in entry, provide a barrier to contain water and offer an opportunity to add style. Plus, they’re less expensive than true curbless showers, which require additional construction time and money. Here, designers share details on seven stylish bathrooms that feature a...

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10 Biggest Remodeling Regrets and How to Avoid Them (11 photos)

You don’t want to spend years dreaming about your home renovation, followed by several months of living through remodeling work — only to feel less than thrilled with the results. The good news is you don’t have to. We asked three renovating experts to share the 10 most common renovating mistakes to...

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Kitchen of the Week: New Location for an Open Layout With Style (12 photos)

In real estate, location is everything. That can also be true of a home’s interior spaces. This young California couple with two toddlers thought the location of their kitchen in a back corner of the home limited their connection to the surrounding living spaces. So they hired designer Natalia Avalos...

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The 5 Layers of a Well-Lit Dining Room (8 photos)

A chandelier over a table is a classic start to a well-lit dining room, but if you want to create the most comfortable, functional and stylish environment, you will need to address all five layers of lighting. These layers include light for “doing,” “knowing,” “feeling,” “changing” and “telling your...

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Houzz Tour: New Home Gets a Midcentury Modern Makeover (25 photos)

Boston designer Michael Ferzoco had worked with this homeowner on several projects, and the client turned to him again after he purchased this house. “He had bought a brand-new contemporary interpretation of a Craftsman and wanted us to give it a contemporary midcentury modern vibe,” Ferzoco says.

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Jan. 9, 2024

KBIS 2024 Preview

KBIS 2024 is less than 4 weeks away! Preparations are well underway for our KBIS 2024 display. Find us at Booth #N1863 in the North Hall from February 27-29, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. UNVEILING AT KBIS 2024 We’re incredibly excited to introduce new collections, materials, finishes, and more at KBIS 2024. New […]

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Dec. 20, 2023

Premiering at KBIS 2024: New Titanium Finish for Metallic Accents

PREMIERING AT KBIS 2024 | BOOTH #N1863 New Titanium Finish for Metallic Accents At KBIS 2024, we’ll be premiering a new Titanium finish for Metallic Accents at booth N1863. With the addition of the new Titanium finish, we will carry Metallic Accents in eight finishes come 2024. The addition of Titanium to our line is […]

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Dec. 14, 2023

Stay Trendy in 2024 with Designs of Distinction

Trending… Sustainable, Organic, & Earthy At Designs of Distinction®, we work tirelessly to bring trending components and materials to market. 2024 Trend Reports reveal that sustainable, organic, and earthy materials are at the top of mind for today’s buyers who want to recreate the harmony of nature indoors. Our materials – including American-made hardwood tambour, […]

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Dec. 7, 2023

Premiering at KBIS 2024: Base Shapes for Use with Tambour Panels

PREMIERING AT KBIS 2024 | BOOTH #N1863 Base Shapes for Use with Tambour Panels At KBIS 2024, we’ll be premiering our new product line – Base Shapes for Use with Tambour Panels – at booth N1863. We’ll be showing three new shapes, including angled (shown above), cylinder, and rectangle. Our new Base Shapes were inspired […]

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Nov. 28, 2023

Partners in Style: Designs of Distinction is CMA’s Fall 2023 Featured Associate

Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (CMA) publication, PROfiles, is a quarterly magazine focused on member’s achievements, business practices, innovative projects, and more. Their Fall 2023 issue features Designs of Distinction as a Featured Associate; Kathy Constantine, VP of Designs of Distinction, had the opportunity to interview with Carla Atkinson from CMA. We’re excited to share the “Partners […]

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Oct. 9, 2023

Designer DripEdge™ wins KBB’s Product Award for Functional Hardware

We’re excited to share that our Designer DripEdge™ has been chosen for this year’s KBB Product Awards in the Functional Hardware category! KBB – Kitchen & Bath Business – is the official publication of the NKBA and KBIS (National Kitchen & Bath Association and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, respectively). Each fall, KBB names new […]

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Sep. 27, 2023

Designs of Distinction joins NBMDA

New NBMDA Membership Designs of Distinction® recently joined NBMDA – the North American Building Material Distribution Association. With this new membership, we’re aiming to reach new commercial and residential trade professionals. Additionally, we plan to unveil a brand new Distributor Program at the 2023 NBMDA Annual Convention this November. Per NBMDA’s website, “NBMDA is a […]

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Aug. 16, 2023

Live Interview with Chief Architect

Last month, we had the pleasure of going live on Chief Architect’s Instagram for an interview about Designs of Distinction and our new Chief Architect design software catalog. Continue reading for interview highlights from August 2023. The Interview Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself and Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc.? […]

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Jul. 6, 2023

Product Feature: Showroom Display Frame

Sample Kits have been all the rage in 2023! And we don’t just say that… research shows design professionals want quality samples from manufacturers. Quality samples is #1 on the RICKI’s list of “top 5 desired marketing support from manufacturers.” As such, we’ve been hyper-focused on revamping and expanding our line of Sample Kits. Today, […]

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Jun. 7, 2023

Beauty Meets Function with Garbage Can Designer DripEdge® Profiles

AVAILABLE NOW!!! Designs of Distinction’s new Designer DripEdge® profile is the latest addition to its metallic cabinet trim line of products. Created to protect garbage can pull-out doors from splatters, drips, and messes, the DripEdge comes in 4 sizes and 3 finishes. The angled trim pieces were designed specifically to fit over the top edge […]

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