Today I'm handing out the award for the "Most Hated Chore in America," and offering up a collection of my best tips that make this chore easier, faster, and generally less awful!

A nice, fluffy towel is a luxury, and it will only stay that way if you take proper care of it! Avoid these 7 common mistakes that can quickly ruin your towels.

Today I'll be teaching you how to make a refreshing DIY face mist that will rehydrate your skin, help your makeup stay put, and keep you feeling fresh all summer long!

With great power comes great responsibility, and such is the case with essential oils! Learn the 7 mistakes you should avoid in order to use essential oils safely and responsibly.

Sleep is too important a topic to ignore! With the help of these 7 simple tips (and one free printable!), you can make sure you're getting the best sleep possible!

Of all the products in the laundry aisle, borax might just be the most useful! Find out why here, and learn over two dozen useful things you can do with it around the house!

From striking colour combinations and sumptuous materials to luscious landscaping, dress your home to impress with a beautifully designed facade. We’ve gathered together 33 examples of stand-out facades from the Houzz archives to get your creative juices flowing.
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When it comes to designing a new kitchen, it can be hard to see past the challenges of your existing space. But someone with a creative eye, such as an architect, interior designer or kitchen renovator, can help you find ways to transform the space. Check out the before and after images of these five...

Choosing the right flooring for a space is one of the most important design decisions you’ll make. But with so many options available – timber, tiles, carpet and more – it can also be one of the most confusing. We’ve gathered together 38 flooring images from around the world to help you find a look you’ll...

There are many things to consider when designing a new bathroom, but how to keep it clean might not be top of your mind when you’re looking at tap finishes and tile colours. With a little forward planning, though, you can design a bathroom that stays fresh and tidy with minimal effort.
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In a Q&A format, we talk to the designers – and examine the creative thinking – behind some of Houzz’s most loveable rooms.

This 19th-century mission house sat empty for many years. It needed a head-to-toe renovation to introduce plumbing and replace load-bearing beams in the ceilings and floors, among other much-needed updates. This scared away most buyers and even property flippers – all but Sara Fjelkman and Carl-Johan...

A butler’s pantry is the new must-have in kitchen design, and tops many renovators’ wish lists. But to ensure the space provides all the functionality you’re looking for, there are a number of key elements you need to get right. We’ve asked three experts to share the most common design blunders rookie...

From softening hard lines to pepping up a minimal scheme, large hexagonal tiles are a brilliant way to add pattern and personality to your home. Their honeycomb shape offers the chance to create interesting formations, and they can be used in numerous ways, as these 10 ideas illustrate.

In this Q&A series, we turn the spotlight on one thought-provoking renovation or extension each week. Here, David McCrae, principal architect at mm+j architects, shares the journey of extending a two-bedroom, one-bathroom...

Nothing will cheer up your exterior more than a splash of colour. From pink to navy and everything in between, vibrant hues are turning up in exciting and inventive ways to amp up the kerb appeal of homes across the country. Whether you’re into high-impact brights or the softer shades of nature, we’ve...

Is a bathroom reno on the cards for you this year? We’ve asked three bathroom design experts to share the top trends in fixtures, finishes and technology you need to know about for 2019. Prepare to create the fashionable bathing space of your dreams.

Some colour pairings go beyond trends to become true style perennials. Blue – from deep navy to palest duck egg – and white is one such classic that works in urban and country settings alike.
Try introducing simple white and blue elements into your home to see how this timeless combination imparts...

As a chill creeps into the air, thoughts naturally turn to creating warmth. And there’s no better – and more visually pleasing – way to cosy up your place than with a fireplace stoked with wood or fuel. Here are 37 outstanding examples of beautiful fireplaces from around the world that we hope will light...

When the time comes to renovate your bathroom, lighting is often an afterthought that’s overshadowed by selecting tiles and tapware. But when a good lighting scheme is considered and designed from the very beginning, it can set the perfect mood and raise your bathroom from bland to beautiful. Here are...

In a Q&A format, we talk to the designers – and examine the creative thinking – behind some of Houzz’s most loveable rooms.

Looking at inspiration photos of vaults, trusses and other high-soaring ceiling features can make those of us with low ceilings feel, well, low. But low ceilings should not have the power to keep your home from feeling like your dream house. Check out these seven clever ways designers give ceilings a...

If you haven’t been to the old town of La Rochelle, France, you’re missing out on the joy of strolling through its cobbled lanes and vaulted arches. Designer Coralie Bizot of Décoralie Concept in France invited us to see her...

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here, Rob Bolus, group standards and technology development manager at Methven, gives you the lowdown on the dangers of lead in bathroom and kitchen...

Siblings who share a room may not always get along, but the benefits of bunking together are huge – including more bonding time, fewer middle-of-the-night runs to your room (since having another person nearby at night is calming for many kids), and practice in life skills including how to share personal...

It’s no secret that colour is one of the quickest and and most effective ways to dial up the wow factor in your home. But when it comes to choosing a palette, where do you start and which looks are trending? These winning residential projects from the 2019 Dulux...

“How do you transform a gloomy old post office into an airy beach house on a budget?” That was the question the design team at OOF! Architecture asked when its clients approached them to renovate their beach house on the...

One thing that guides actress Taraji P. Henson through life is something her late father used to say to her: “If you have been blessed, then it is your duty to go out into the world and be a blessing”.
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Could the interior of your car use a little TLC after the winter wear and tear? This cheap and easy car upholstery cleaner will leave your car's interior as clean as the day you bought it!

You've seen micellar water in the skincare aisle at the store, but do you actually know what it is? Find out what all the buzz is about, and why it actually lives up to the hype!