Consumer News

Subscribe to Consumer News feed Consumer News
Houzz - Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchen and Bathroom Design
Updated: 1 hour 32 min ago

Houzz Tour: Historic and Chic in Hancock Park (8 photos)

2 hours 46 min ago
The architecture of this 1927 Spanish Colonial residence was in pretty good shape when the homeowners found it, but the interiors were heavy and dark. Designer Rodrigo Vargas, an architect by training, decided right away that the key to restoring the historic Los Angeles home to its former glory was...

Shop Houzz: Bestselling Vanities (184 photos)

3 hours 45 min ago
Don’t let the bathroom drop low on your list of priorities during your home remodel. It’s a space you depend on and use multiple times throughout the day, so its design shouldn’t be an afterthought. To kick-start your bathroom revival, we’ve rounded up a collection of our bestselling vanities in every...

Houzz Call: Show Us Your Sandbox (5 photos)

3 hours 45 min ago
Sandboxes come in many shapes and sizes, and can attract the young and anyone else who likes to play. These sandy spots allow for endless creativity and hours of summer entertainment.
We want to see your home sandbox! Share a photo of it with us in the Comments, and tell us who uses it most and

...

Houzz Tour: 5 Rooms in 1 Compact Box (12 photos)

4 hours 45 min ago
Kitchen, closet, entrance hall, laundry room and study all in one, this oak monolith combines a number of household functions into a single compact unit. This clever piece of furniture stands in the living area of an apartment — a former loggia...

New This Week: 3 Kitchens That Pull Off Neat Storage Tricks (7 photos)

4 hours 46 min ago
Storage isn’t just about finding a good spot for something. Sometimes it’s about freeing up additional space or visually concealing something you don’t want to see. These three kitchens show how a little clever thinking can maximize a space.

8 Reasons to Plant a Great Tree (9 photos)

9 hours 45 min ago
What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than by planting a tree in your garden or on a neighborhood street? Trees help mitigate heat-island effects by providing shade for streets and parking areas, add to the value of a property, provide habitat, cool the air and absorb carbon dioxide. Of course, they...

Tree Care: 5 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy (6 photos)

9 hours 45 min ago
Mature trees are a valuable commodity in the yard because they take a long time to establish and then become gorgeous specimens that provide shade and year-round benefit to wildlife. Protecting them by keeping them in great health is an effective way to invest in the long-term look of your landscape....

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Peach in the Bedroom (9 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:00
A designer recently told me that lots of people are afraid to use peach. A color must have done something truly terrifying for the masses to fear it so. What did peach ever do to us? Well, I’ll tell you. In the 1980s, there were some truly hideous uses of peach — frilly bridesmaid dresses with 27 ruffles,...

How to Design an HOA-Approved Pollinator Garden (7 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:00
If you live in a neighborhood with a strict homeowners association, you know how difficult it can be to make landscape changes. While HOAs can foster home values and community spirit, they can also lead to some pretty stifling rules and oversight. If you’re worried about how an HOA will respond to a...

10 Cool Ways to Embrace the Trend of Sharp Black Lines (9 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:00
The industrial trend that’s been popular for a while has had a sophisticated makeover. Think pristine white walls used to showcase linear black furniture and architectural details such as metal-framed doors and windows. The trend can be a little scary, as it leans toward a more...

Zen Weeding: The Smart Way to Weed Your Garden (8 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:00
Do you hate to weed? Love to weed? Are you confused about what’s a weed and what’s not? Weeding may not be what most excites us about gardening, but it is an integral part of the practice of bringing beauty to our nearby spaces, and restoring nature and our connection to it.
Practice involves

...

Shop Houzz: Bestselling Bar Stools (184 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:00
It’s easy to see why these bar stools top the favorites list. They boast sturdy materials like solid wood and metal, and come in a whole host of styles and colors to complement any space. It’s time to give some TLC to the areas in your home where you spend the most time, so sit back and keep...

How to Create the Feel of More Space at Home (10 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:00
Bigger does not always mean better. It’s possible to create a more spacious and comfortable home without adding a single square foot. Before you start spending money knocking down walls and digging out the basement, why not look more closely at what you already have, how you use the...

3 Key Pieces: Midcentury Vibes in a Puerto Rican Living Room (5 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:00
Most interior designers will tell you that every piece of furniture and stitch of fabric they select for a room is vital to its overall aesthetic, but there are still those few special pieces that make a space stand out. In this new series, we ask designers to choose the three most important pieces in...

Houzz Tour: 380-Square-Foot Loft Doesn’t Waste an Inch of Space (9 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 09:00
A homeowner approached Chris Strom with a challenge: to turn his old garage and its footprint into a guest house for his mom and a place to park his vehicle. The solution came in the form of a red two-story building on top of the original concrete foundation.

Great Home Project: Refresh Your Living Room (10 photos)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:00
Does your living room have a case of the blahs? Whether you’re looking for quick furniture-arranging help or a complete overhaul, read on for the need-to-know info on making your living room live up to its full potential. We caught up with interior designer Mollie Openshaw to get the scoop...

How to Grow a Flower Garden for Bouquets (26 photos)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Imagine stepping out into your backyard — vase and clippers in hand — and snipping fragrant stems of sweet peas, delicate peonies and sprays of lilac. If you’ve dreamed of trying your hand as a backyard flower farmer, let this be the year you make it a reality.
Here’s how to get started, including

...

How to Hide Your TV in Plain Sight (8 photos)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:00
There are a lot of fancy new ways to hide your TV today: Motorized picture frames, electronic mirrors and compartments that pop up from the foot of your bed are among the latest features. But all you really need is a little black paint or stain and some well-considered placement, and you can...

Houzz Tour: Modern Minneapolis Home Balances Openness and Privacy (12 photos)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:00
Built atop a plateau in a quiet neighborhood of Minneapolis, this new house provided a young family with great views of the surrounding neighborhood. Still, a sense of privacy and enclosure was called for, so large overhangs, clerestory windows and an L-shaped layout at the back of the house create a...

Pages