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Patio of the Week: Sloped Yard Now an Entertainment Hub (10 photos)

With its tricky slope, long and narrow shape, and existing mature trees, this backyard outside Toronto presented lots of challenges. The couple who live here love to cook and host get-togethers outdoors, so they wanted it to serve as an entertainment hub complete with an outdoor kitchen, bar, covered...

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How to Give Your Kitchen a Speedy Refresh (9 photos)

Buying a new kitchen can be a big investment, but if funds are short or time is limited, there are lots of little things you can do to bring life to a tired cooking space. Here are nine ways to give your design a speedy update.

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How Much of Your Bathroom Should You Tile? (7 photos)

Where should you put the tiles in your bathroom? All over? Just around the shower? On a sloping ceiling? Amid the array of choices to be made when renovating a bathroom, this is one of those that could really affect the cost of your project, since tiling is a highly skilled job. Equally, it can make...

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50 Festive Holiday Doors (50 photos)

Does your front door celebrate the season? We’ve gathered up some of the most festive holiday front entries on Houzz for inspiration. Click the first image to enlarge the photo, then use the right arrow to see the photos in slideshow format. Flip through, then tell us:...

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New This Week: 7 Lovely Laundry Rooms (8 photos)

Wash, rinse, dry, repeat. As mundane as laundry day is, your laundry room doesn’t have to be. Plus, with the rise in popularity of open floor plans and hardworking mudroom entrances that often feature laundry areas, homeowners and designers are realizing that these busy and often-on-display areas should...

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Kitchen of the Week: Walnut and Quartz in a View-Worthy Room (14 photos)

He loves to cook and socialize while doing so; she loves to sew. He’s drawn to contemporary style; she leans more traditional. But one thing they agreed on was that their cramped, closed-off and dated kitchen wasn’t doing it for either of them. Enter interior designer Sherry Hope-Kennedy, who created...

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The 10 Most Popular Sunrooms of 2019 (10 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved sunroom photos uploaded to Houzz since Jan. 1, 2019.
When the weather outside is frightful, a sunroom can be quite a welcoming sight. The following countdown of the 10 most popular sunrooms uploaded to Houzz since the start of the year showcases...

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New Tudor-Inspired Family Home in Chicago (34 photos)

Having lived in Chicago, Elise and Bill Fox didn’t think a move to the suburbs was in the cards for them. “We wanted a home that felt unique. It was a struggle I had. Moving into the suburbs felt like there would be a lot of sameness,” Elise says. It wasn’t until her sister had a new house built that...

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How to Care for Your Roses Over Winter (6 photos)

Winter rose care can vary quite a bit, depending on where you live. For gardens that experience frigid winters in USDA Zone 7 and below (find your zone), roses are completely dormant, and most need protection to survive. At the other extreme,...

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Are You Overlooking This Key Piece of Bathroom Decor? (10 photos)

After finalizing the flooring and faucets for your bathroom, you may be tempted to give the window treatment short shrift. But a thoughtful choice can really enhance the room’s overall look — as these beautiful bathing spaces prove.

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Where to Hang Open Shelves in the Kitchen (16 photos)

Open shelving in the kitchen is a bit of a love-it-or-leave-it idea, and whether it’s practical or not comes largely down to how you use your kitchen. But if you do want to incorporate floating shelves, a question emerges: Where should you hang them? There are many great places to put open shelves, and...

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10 Ways to Use Classic Blue, Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year (19 photos)

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” says Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a release announcing the company’s 2020 Color of the Year. “It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue...

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10 Ways to Design Your Master Bath for Maximum Storage (10 photos)

When you’re tackling a bathroom remodel — whether with the help of a bathroom designer, architect or contractor...

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10 Fresh Ideas for Good-Looking Wood Fences (13 photos)

Whether you’re looking for more privacy, added security or to enhance your home’s curb appeal, the right fence can be just what you need. Hardworking wood may be one of the most commonly used materials, but that doesn’t mean your fence design needs to look just like your neighbor’s. Here are 10 fresh...

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Bathroom of the Week: Modern Farmhouse Style for a Master Bath (15 photos)

“My client is a busy dermatologist, and she told me that she lives in the bathroom when she is home,” says Richard Ryder of Clearcut Construction. So in a house with lots of future renovations planned, the master bathroom she shares with her husband was the top priority.
The Raleigh, North Carolina,...

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12 Gorgeous Flowers and Shrubs for Winter Gardens (14 photos)

From flowers, such as ruby red camellias and fragrant sweet box, to shrubs with colorful branches and variegated foliage, there are plenty of plants that can brighten winter gardens. In most cold-winter regions, it’s best to plant perennials, shrubs and bulbs in fall, while the ground is still warm....

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Which Type of Kitchen Sink Should You Choose? (10 photos)

There are many types of kitchen sinks to choose from. Review this guide outlining the pros and cons of each mounting style and material to find the best sink for your kitchen.

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Highlights in Sustainable Design at the 2019 Greenbuild Expo (9 photos)

Thousands of green-building professionals came together recently in Atlanta for the 2019 Greenbuild International Convention and Expo. The purpose of the Nov. 19-22 conference was to help pros learn about and find cutting-edge solutions to improve resiliency, sustainability and health in buildings,...

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11 Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without a Sledgehammer (11 photos)

OK, so you have a perfectly good kitchen. The layout works and the cabinetry is solid, but it just needs a little uplift. There are plenty of relatively minor changes you can make that don’t involve restructuring your life or your house. Here are several you can try.

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8 Reasons to Choose a Partially Freestanding Bathtub (8 photos)

A freestanding bathtub that’s against or partly enclosed by a wall or ledge gives you the best of both worlds. The shapely tub appears to be unattached, yet there’s a place nearby to put books and beverages. Here’s why a partially freestanding tub is a winning combination...

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10 Stylish Ways to Maximize Bathroom Storage (13 photos)

When you’re tackling a bathroom remodel, whether with the help of a bathroom designer, architect or contractor,...

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Striking Color Combo: Green and Hot Pink (7 photos)

Perhaps it’s a reaction to the all-white or heavy-on-the-gray interiors that have been trending during the past several years, but there’s been a recent notable shift toward injecting fun color into living spaces. One combination that seems to be popping up everywhere is pink and green.

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7 Winter Cabins and Porches With Airy White Palettes (13 photos)

Embracing white in winter may feel a bit counterintuitive. Aren’t warm tones and bright holiday hues just the cheerful color hits we need in the dark season? But white can feel refreshingly clean and bright this time of year, as Scandinavian...

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7 Ideas to Get Your Back-of-the-Island Storage Right (21 photos)

Part of being an interior designer is always looking for new ideas. That’s why we attend a lot of design shows in search of the next best thing. Recently I began noticing countless clever ways designers are creating storage on the back of an island, rather than letting that space go to waste. Here are...

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A Clean Home for the Holidays in 5 Days (14 photos)

Every day we’re getting closer and closer to holiday events, and if you’re hosting a gathering at your home this year, you’re likely starting to feel the pressure of throwing the perfect party. Undoubtedly, “clean the house” is on your checklist for the event.
While that task probably isn’t your...

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Designer Gives a New Home Midcentury-Inspired Style (13 photos)

Designer Pamela Pennington says that these homeowners were craving an architectural change when it came to their new house in Los Altos, California. “Their old home was very transitional in style,” she says. “They wanted their new space to be streamlined but warm, with lots of different textures throughout.”...

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10 Gifts Perfect for the Cozy-Loving People on Your List (10 photos)

Whether you’re looking to splurge on a loved one or need a small but thoughtful gift for that cozy-loving friend or co-worker, this guide is a good place to start your search. With 10 crowd-pleasing ideas to choose from, you’ll have all of the hygge-obsessed homebodies on your list checked...

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How to Enjoy Your Garden More This Holiday Season (12 photos)

Colder weather and shorter days tend to make us feel like hunkering down indoors, but a dose of fresh air can be just what we need this busy season. Whether you’re looking for ways to entertain friends out-of-doors or would like to escape the house for a bit of peace and quiet yourself, here are 10 ideas...

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To-Dos: Your December Home Checklist (12 photos)

With residents of cold regions preparing for snow, plus all the holidays and social gatherings, December is a notoriously busy month. But with a little preparation (and some extra time carved out for finding your Zen), you can savor the best of the season, whether it’s winter walks or hot cocoa. Check...

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Mar. 25, 2019

Small Spaces: Unique Uses of Wood Brackets

When you live in a small urban apartment, like me, often times the apartment does not come with much overhead lighting, and if it does come with overhead lighting, it’s overbearing fluorescent light from the 70’s that provides no ambience or hygge.

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Jul. 4, 2018

New Cut-to-Size Decorative Grille Program!

Take advantage of Designs of Distinction’s cut-to-size decorative grille program! No minimums and quick-ship! Our beautiful steel grilles are hand woven in 8 styles and available in 6 finishes. Builders, designers and manufacturers can now specify the exact opening size of their door panels and receive the pre-cut panels, ready to install

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May. 23, 2019

AWFS 2019 – July 17th-20th – Booth #4872

Come see our new products at AWFS 2019! We will be at booth #4872. Schedule a meeting with us to get a walk-through of our booth and receive a Starbucks gift card at the meeting. More information on AWFS can be seen here. 

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May. 4, 2019

ICFF May 19-22nd, 2019 : Booth 385

Visit us at ICFF in New York May 19-22nd. We are excited to be showing our new cut-to-size decorative wire grilles program, brass bistro shelving and a new line of acrylic, chrome and wood furniture feet.

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