Keeping clutter under control can be a serious challenge! If you feel like you're fighting a losing battle, give this easy and effective organizing hack a try!

It's time to dust off your hot glue gun! Check out these 11 brilliantly useful things you can do with hot glue, including cleaning, decorating, and more!

I'm on a mission to prove just how useful essential oils really are, especially when it comes to cleaning! Check out these 13 brilliant essential oil cleaning hacks here.

If you're interested in a cutting board that's easy to clean, won't harbor bacteria, resists stains and smells, and won't hurt your knives, then you've found it right here!

Whether you're obsessed with skincare or you keep your routine simple, you try your best to care for your skin. But these 9 habits may be undermining your efforts!

If you love your stand mixer as much as I do, you definitely don't want to miss these hacks! Discover smart ways to store attachments, minimize mess, and more!

There’s no doubt the digital revolution has changed we way we store, keep and access information in our homes. If you think about all the physical ways we kept information only 30 years ago, so many have been replaced digitally… but have you also decluttered the outdated physical items in your...

This early ’70s two-bedroom apartment suffered from little storage. Its owners decided to find every conceivable opportunity to create integrated storage so they could live a tidy life. Dave Gerson of Forest Joinery takes us through...

Remember when red glass-plated splashbacks were all the rage? And when shiny surfaces were de rigueur? What about rustic timber touches? Kitchen design is, and should always be, constantly evolving. Here, we present you with the top five most-saved kitchen images of the past year. When gathering this...

Practical storage is an essential part of any good kitchen design. But how much do you need, where where should you put it, and which storage inclusions will be the most useful in your kitchen? To help you refine your ideas, we asked nine designers for the tips and tricks they used to maximise storage...

In 2007, Brent Harris called San Francisco landscape architecture firm Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey (RHAA) and asked if Robert Royston could design a garden for his architecturally significant mid-century modern property in Palm Springs, California. Royston, who was 89 at the time, had been semi-retired...

What home and lifestyle trends will dominate in the 2020s, and how will our homes change as a result? To find out, we interviewed six Danish experts on future trends and housing. Although it’s impossible to give a definitive answer from where we stand today, they pointed us to five overall mega-trends...

There’s no denying that bricks stack up well as a building material – they’re strong, insulating and translate beautifully to myriad home styles. But the truth is, when it comes to looks, not all exterior brickwork is created equal. If yours is less than appealing, here are nine tips from the experts...

In this Q&A series, we turn the spotlight on one thought-provoking renovation or redesign each week. Here, Mark Diedricks, builder and managing director at Arklen, shares the journey to creating this award-winning, four-bedroom, three-bathroom...

In Charente-Maritime, France, in the Petite Champagne region near Cognac, sits Fontagard, the property owned by Adrien Granchère. All white in its country-stone livery, the manor towers over a hamlet of only 12 residents, and is known in the...

Gutters, downpipes and other rainwater goods are designed to divert water into drains without it coming into contact with the main fabric of a building. What is required to do this efficiently will depend on the age, design and location of your property. Houzz caught up with UK-based architect...

Are you desperate for more space but not in a position to renovate? A backyard room could be your answer, whether it’s in the form of a granny flat or studio in a compact inner-city backyard, or a converted shed out the back of a vast country property. Here are 24 backyard accommodation ideas from around...

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

Recycled and reclaimed timber products in a home add authenticity and history to a new renovation and are great for the environment too. But what do you need to consider when...

I’ve spent more than two decades working almost exclusively from home. During that time I’ve written about the home design and renovation industry for major newspapers, magazines and digital media. Apart from the occasional in-person editorial meetings and photo shoots, I’ve typed away from the comfort...

As Australia’s capital city populations continue to increase, we are seeing growing numbers of people embracing balcony gardens and smaller outdoor solutions. There are plenty of ways to work with balconies and limited spaces, not only to make them feel bigger, but to...

This 33-square-metre apartment is perched on the fourth and top floor of a brick building in Paris, France, and enjoys an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower. The owners live in the suburbs and rent out several flats in the city. This one-bedroom property hadn’t been renovated for fifteen years when...

Designing a stylish and functional kitchen takes skill. Fortunately, there are experts you can call on to lend a hand. We canvas the differences between professionals who can help you.

When life undergoes change, it can be easy to sacrifice our health. Neglecting sleep, exercise and nutrition can be the path of least resistance. But there are small steps you can take at home to keep your health on track in stressful times. I recommend you get started on these now.

Five years ago, this home in Sydney, NSW, was in need of a sensitive update when the owner’s partner and her children joined him and his teenagers under the one roof. The brief was not simply stylistic, it encompassed a refresh that reflected the different lifestyle of the newly blended family.

Architect Sarah Waller has long been fascinated with modernist glass houses, such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House (1945-51, Illinois, USA) and Philip Johnson’s Glass House (1949, Connecticut,...

A well-lit kitchen delivers on both style and functionality – we’ve asked three lighting and design experts to reveal the brightest looks of the moment and how best to use them in your cooking space.

Do the rooms in your home feel a little formal or, dare we say it, dull? Try adding in the odd asymmetrical feature – an artwork hung to one side of the wall, a mirror that tapers at one end, a roofline guided by the landscape and not the rules of symmetry – and watch your home come to life. Here are...

Cleaning grout is one of those chores I’m always trying to avoid! It’s just such a pain and I’ve never really found a DIY method I love. Well, today we’re all in luck! My daughter-in-law, Kaitlyn, tried out a bunch of different (bleach-free) grout cleaning methods and is here to report her results and cleaning […]

If you spend more time trying to find a particular recipe than you do actually cooking it, don't miss this post! Check out 7 great ways to organize your recipe collection here.