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Houzz Tour: Designers Make a Couple’s Home Feel New to Them (24 photos)

Like many homeowners looking to change homes in the past few years, this Charlotte, North Carolina, couple encountered a very tight and competitive real estate market. Knowing they loved their neighborhood, they decided to stay put and update their home to make it new to them.
They searched Houzz...

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Bathroom of the Week: Playful Style That Nods to Tradition (7 photos)

This young couple loves the historic feel of their 100-plus-year-old home outside Philadelphia. But they also love putting their own stamp on it. They first worked with interior designer Caroline Finnegan of Hernden House on their living room and family room, before moving on to the hall bath their two...

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How to Choose a Ceiling Fan for Comfort and Style (11 photos)

Ceiling fans make great additions to the home year-round. They cool us down in summer and warm us up in winter. New features and technologies mean they’re more energy-efficient than ever, and design updates have led to some pretty stylish models.
Personal preference plays a big role when buying...

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10 Dramatic Kitchen Island Countertop Ideas (10 photos)

If you’re adding a kitchen island, the countertop selection is an important factor that affects the overall design of the room. Which means it’s also an opportunity to create something dramatic. Here, 10 kitchens show how various island countertop materials, colors, styles and features take the spaces...

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Pros Share 8 Design Tips for Screened-In Porches (11 photos)

With the summer solstice comes prime screened-in porch season. If you’re looking at your own porch, you may be wondering how to control pollen or glaring sunlight, or you may simply want to give it a refresh. Or perhaps you’re considering adding a screened-in porch to your home. Technology and design...

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5 Bedroom Design Features Pros Always Recommend (one photo)

Creating a relaxing bedroom takes a lot more than just placing a bed in a room. We asked 40 design and remodeling professionals on Houzz to tell us the features they recommend to homeowners looking to create a stylish and rejuvenating bedroom. Here are five bedroom features they say everyone should...

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10 Ways to Turn Your Backyard Into a Resort-Inspired Retreat (13 photos)

Imagine stepping into an outdoor space and seeing a swaying hammock, glowing garden lights and bold tropical foliage, and hearing the sound of water trickling from a fountain. Can you already feel yourself sinking into vacation-relaxation mode?
With a handful of design moves, your backyard can...

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Yard of the Week: Growing Plants, Community and Connections (10 photos)

Homeowners Rose and Jerry Thomas see their renovated backyard as more than an inviting outdoor space with beautiful plantings and comfortable seating. It’s where they savor the sights and sounds of their property’s natural inhabitants every morning. They watch their young son, Axel, explore and...

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6 Interior Design Trends From London’s Clerkenwell Design Week (6 photos)

This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London was bigger and better than ever, with new venues, larger exhibition spaces and a huge array of influential exhibitors and speakers. The festival took place May 21-23 at destinations around the trendy Clerkenwell neighborhood in east London. Read on to discover...

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4 New Kitchens With Fun Backsplash Ideas (8 photos)

A backsplash typically occupies a generous amount of visual space in a kitchen. Depending on your choice of colors and materials, you can play down the visual plane so it recedes from view, or you can punch it up with some attention-grabbing personality. Here, pros show examples of the latter. See how...

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How to Get Rid of Household Mold (11 photos)

You can procrastinate about some cleaning tasks, but when it comes to mold, it’s better to take care of it sooner rather than later. Mold can cause health problems and destroy whatever it grows on. The spores of mold fungi commonly float through the air, and when they adhere to damp surfaces and start...

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Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Inviting in White, Wood and Green (13 photos)

When Kansas couple Calvin and Amy Girard bought their 1952 brick home in 2012, they knew they would one day have to do something about the extremely tight kitchen and its lack of countertop space and cabinet storage. They kept putting it off for years until things started going awry. In 2021, the plumbing...

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What to Know About Adding a Pergola (19 photos)

A pergola is remarkably versatile. The material it is made of and where you place it in your garden can turn it from a functional but basic structure into a one-of-a-kind statement piece. Extras can range from lights, ceiling fans and adjustable overhead slats to entertainment systems, fire features...

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Houzz Tour: Moody Makeover for a Coastal New England Home (34 photos)

The tiny island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, is so often shrouded in a thick fog, it’s nicknamed the Gray Lady. Rather than fight nature, when designer Kaitlin McQuaide recently redesigned the interior of a circa 1900 house on the island, she and her client leaned in, choosing a palette of dark and midtone...

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Bathroom of the Week: Parisian Sophistication in a Chicago Condo (13 photos)

Chicago homeowner Jennee Rommel loves all things elegant and French. Unfortunately, nothing in her condo’s primary bathroom suited her love of Parisian hotel bathrooms. “I knew the existing bathroom had to go. It was very basic beige and was not my flavor at all,” she says. She had a strong idea of what...

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Before and After: 3 Kitchens With Beautiful Bold Backsplashes (7 photos)

In an area that’s bigger than a breadbox and smaller than a wall, framed by cabinets or other features, a kitchen backsplash is a natural place for a striking artistic touch. Whether with vivid colors, a dramatic pattern or both, a bold backsplash can take a kitchen from sensible to sensational in the...

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12 Trees Landscape Designers Love for Containers (14 photos)

Having a small yard or other confined outdoor space, whether it’s a tiny patch of land, patio or deck, doesn’t mean you have to give up on growing a tree. While they’ll never reach the height of a stately elm or oak, the following trees and tree-like shrubs can add a focal point, shade and even wildlife...

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8 Ideas From Pros to Elevate Your Outdoor Entertaining Spaces (12 photos)

With the summer entertaining season upon us, you might be wondering how to make your yard more suitable for outdoor gatherings. Or maybe you would just like to add some pizazz and comfort to your patio or deck. We spoke with landscape design and building pros on Houzz about their ideas for elevating...

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4 Steps to Get Ready for Kitchen Construction (8 photos)

There are two actions that come to mind as being the most important in getting ready for a construction project: Avoid denial, and prepare. Everything you need to do falls under one of these two categories. But how, specifically, can you prepare for the first day of construction? Here are the basic steps....

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10 Scenic Screened-In Porches for Summer (10 photos)

Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching. Now is the perfect time to refresh or even expand your screened-in porch to enjoy the outdoor relaxation season’s peak. Keep reading for some fresh looks and amenities to inspire your own porch design.

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4 New Bathrooms With a Low-Curb Shower in 64 Square Feet or Less (4 photos)

A low-curb shower helps create an open and airy look in a bathroom, which is especially important with a relatively small footprint. The low-profile barrier also keeps water contained in the shower, is easier to construct than a curbless design and offers a natural delineation point for switching up...

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5 Must-Have Features for a Stylish Small Bedroom (14 photos)

Bedrooms are great spaces to get creative with design and decorating. That’s because there are many opportunities to play with color, pattern, furniture, lighting and scale. But these often-small spaces can be challenging. Beds today take up a lot of square footage, leaving homeowners struggling to find...

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Kitchen of the Week: Warm Neutral Style in Wood and Limestone (4 photos)

A warm neutral kitchen is the goal of so many homeowners right now that designer Kirby Foster Hurd is betting the look will appeal to future homebuyers as well. She channeled the style in this Arcadia, Oklahoma, kitchen, which is part of a new spec home she designed with building firm MassaRossa Luxury...

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Tour a Family Home Layered in Warm Woods and Creamy Whites (8 photos)

Some homeowners have numerous design requests when it comes to remodeling their home. Others, like this young couple with three elementary-school-age kids, are a bit looser with their needs. “They really wanted a family home that they could raise their kids in, that was big for them. They also...

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What to Know About Adding an Outdoor Kitchen (20 photos)

An outdoor kitchen is a natural gathering spot in the landscape. After all, everyone ends up in the kitchen indoors, so the odds are great that the same thing will happen when there’s a kitchen outside. An outdoor kitchen encourages you to enjoy dining al fresco whenever...

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8 Trends in Contemporary Lighting for 2024 (16 photos)

Contemporary lighting designs all embody a combination of creativity, craft and innovation, but their looks can be all over the map. Nonetheless, at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held May 19-21 at New York’s Javits Center, we did notice some...

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Bathroom of the Week: Modern Farmhouse Meets Coastal Style (9 photos)

Nothing about this Broomfield, Colorado, 1980s bathroom was working for this single dad. So he searched Houzz for help and found interior designer Hope Pinc. The two browsed her website and Houzz for inspiration and so she could get a better sense of his preferences. “We selected materials and...

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12 Kitchen Island Designs Worth Considering (12 photos)

A kitchen island can give homeowners more work surface, extra storage, a spot for casual meals and improved traffic flow. But one island design does not fit all. For inspiration on catchy island colors, interesting shapes and clever seating arrangements, check out this roundup of stylish and functional...

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10 Ways to Refresh Your Patio (10 photos)

Refreshing your patio with new furniture, decor or color automatically brightens the space and draws you into it. The good news is that giving your existing patio an upgrade doesn’t need to take a whole lot of time or money. Instead, you can tackle many updates in a day or a weekend,...

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Before and After: 3 Imaginative, Art-Loving Gardens (10 photos)

Nothing against garden gnomes and stone frogs chilling on rocks, but if you have the budget for a custom art piece — or the time and inclination to hunt through secondhand stores or architectural salvage yards — you can create a garden that truly enchants both you and any passersby who can see it. Below,...

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May. 21, 2024

The Countdown is ON to IWF 2024

Where will you find Designs of Distinction® at IWF 2024? WHAT: International Woodworking Fair – North America’s largest wood products technology and design show. WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. WHEN: Tuesday, August 6 through Friday, August 9, 2024. FIND US AT: Booth C2562 in Building C, level 1. What will you find […]

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Mar. 8, 2024

KBIS 2024 Review

KBIS 2024 did not disappoint! Marking its 60th anniversary, KBIS 2024 “exponentially grew from 2023,” attracting new and international exhibitors. Per NKBA, there was a 40% increase in new exhibitors at KBIS, and, with over 41,500 visitors – it was the largest turnout KBIS has ever seen. Per the official KBIS 2024 Wrap Up, “attendees […]

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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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Jun. 12, 2024

International Woodworking Fair (IWF) Atlanta

WHAT: International Woodworking Fair – North America’s largest wood products technology and design show. WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. WHEN: Tuesday, August 6 through Friday, August 9, 2024. FIND US AT: Booth C2562 in Building C, level 1. Get a FREE Guest Pass to IWF 2024! Contact us today – guest passes […]

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Mar. 12, 2024

Closets Conference & Expo / Wood Pro Expo Illinois – April 17-19, 2024

  VIEW OUR EXHIBITOR PORTAL HERE Register for FREE using Guest Pass Code: DDBROWN24   About the Show Conference: April 17, 2024  |  Expo: April 18-19, 2024  Closets Conference & Expo is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Illinois The 2024 Closets Conference & Expo is the ONLY international tradeshow for the closets and home organization industry. The […]

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Mar. 5, 2024

Closets Conference / “What’s Your Problem?” Breakfast – April 18, 2024

Closets Conference & Expo – “What’s Your Problem?” Breakfast & Roundtable Discussion Join us on Wednesday, April 18 at 8AM CST for the “What’s Your Problem?” Breakfast, hosted by Cabinet Makers Association (CMA), and sponsored by Designs of Distinction. This breakfast will take place at the Closets Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, IL at the […]

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Feb. 12, 2024

Cut-to-Size Materials Webinar – April 10, 2024

  Cut-to-Size Materials – Designs of Distinction Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 11 AM CST for our first Webinar! In this session, we will discuss our Cut-to-Size Materials. We will address questions such as: – What does Cut-to-Size mean? – What materials are available to Cut-to-Size? – How are Cut-to-Size materials priced? – […]

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