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Editor’s Letter: Ideas for Life

July 9, 2017 2:12 pm

Read the Editor’s Letter from our new issue before it hits newsstands next week. Here is the best idea for life: Choose to be extraordinary. No matter who you are, you can overcome obstacles with imagination and focus. This is the practice of good design—finding the right tools to identify hidden opportunities. Learning how to […]

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Houzz Tour: A Strong, Contemporary and Sophisticated Sydney Home (22 photos)

July 9, 2017 2:12 pm

This new build for a family that relocated from Melbourne, Australia, to Sydney makes the most of the city’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle and celebrated harbor views. It was a collaboration of South Africa-based SAOTA, which designed the house; Sydney-based Tanner Kibble Denton Architects, which contributed… Houzz Galleries

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All About Hue: Optimal Colors for Each Room of Your House (20 photos)

July 9, 2017 2:12 pm

When choosing which color to paint a room, most of us first consider our favorite shades or the ones we believe work aesthetically. Here’s another consideration to throw into the mix: the color that is optimal for each room’s purpose, be it a calming hue in the bedroom or a hunger inducer in the dining… […]

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Rehabbing a Home? Be Ready for These 5 Costs

July 7, 2017 2:12 pm

So you want to calculate the price tag on a house rehab, but you have no construction background. How do you go about it? Understandably, this is a common scenario that holds many people back from flipping houses. It’s also one of the most common questions people ask Tarek and me. A rehab’s costs involve […]

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Newtown House

July 7, 2017 2:12 pm

Newtown House is a minimalist residence located in Kyoto, Japan, designed by Kohei Yukawa and Hiroto Kawaguchi. The clients wanted a home in which they could enjoy nice views as well as have good communication with the people around. The architects arranged the home so that the parent’s room and children’s rooms were opposite each […]

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Just Listed at $4M, This Spanish Colonial Revival in Southern California Promises Resort-Like Living

July 7, 2017 2:12 pm

Built in 1927, Casa Comodoro is a landmark estate nestled in Orange County’s prestigious Panorama Heights. One of the first homes built in the North Tustin hills, this historic property offers modern amenities as well as a storied past—the updated Spanish Colonial Revival was also home to a speakeasy during the Prohibition era. Now being […]

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Trending Now: Bathrooms Are Bringing the Black (9 photos)

July 7, 2017 2:12 pm

More than half of the top 20 bathroom photos trending on Houzz feature at least one prominent black design element. Whether it’s found in the tile, grout, light fixtures or hardware, shades of ebony are making a bold statement in the most popular bathroom photos added to Houzz from April… Houzz Galleries

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Kitchen Storage Solutions: Where to Stash a Stand Mixer (10 photos)

July 7, 2017 2:12 pm

Not too long ago, several astute readers noticed something in a story they didn’t agree with: a stand mixer placed on a high shelf. While it was probably there just for the photo shoot, the readers brought up a good point. These countertop mixers weigh a lot and are not easy to move around. Here […]

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Houzz Tour: Antiques and Old-World Style in Southern California (15 photos)

July 5, 2017 2:12 pm

This homeowner is passionate about antiques and architectural salvage. So incorporating them into her Mediterranean-style house was of the utmost importance to her during an extensive renovation. Along with the antiques and salvaged pieces, faux painting techniques give the home a relaxed, old-world… Houzz Galleries

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The Huge Risk Home Buyers Take When They Waive Inspections

July 4, 2017 2:12 pm

If you’re buying a home in a competitive market and your offers keep getting beat out, you may be tempted to resort to desperate measures. In addition to offering more than the asking price or a quick closing, some buyers agree to waive inspections. This is never a good idea. The home may look OK […]

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