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What is the Best Carpet for Your Home? What is the Best Carpet for Your Home?

Carpet in the home theater room helps eliminate echoes.

Guidelines To Make A Complicated Subject Simpler
Finding the best carpet for your home starts out simple and quickly becomes complicated. You know you want something that will …

Spa Space Spa Space

The ultimate upgrades for the master bath 
By Elizabeth Anthony
Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries …

Kitchen Winners! Kitchen Winners!

Outstanding kitchen from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Welcoming Guests for the Holidays Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting
By Janine Godwin, Organizing Designer
Family and friends gathering together during this time of year creates memories that will last a lifetime, and surrounding yourself with those you …

Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

Dream big but start small
By Elizabeth Alexander
It’s the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.   — J. W. Marriott
If …

Al Fresco at Home Al Fresco at Home

Outdoor dining trends include fresh new options
By Cheryl Alexander
When you are planning an outdoor dining space you have much to consider, from the ambiance you want to create as well as the high-tech appliances you …

Function and Flair in Your Kitchen Function and Flair in Your Kitchen

On-trend sinks and faucets make for easy updates

What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring What’s Underfoot: Top Trends in Hardwood Flooring

No More “Shades Of Brown Only” — Today’s Flooring Is All About Color
Wider planks. Darker colors. Richer tones. And more natural looks that showcase wood’s inherent textures and grains. These are just a few of …

Tantalized By Tile Tantalized By Tile

By Elizabeth Anthony
Inspiration and influence for tile floors and walls come from everywhere: fashion, upholstery, wallpaper, furniture, media and even electronics. In our homes and offices, where each element must uniquely capture the current style …

This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot This Summer, Choose the Right Tree for the Right Spot

Easy tips for tree planting success

Splashdown to Summer Fun Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning your pool for a fabulous outdoor experience
By Elizabeth Anthony
Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision …

Flooring Trends Flooring Trends

From hardwood to carpet to tile, what’s new and fabulous underfoot

The Best in Bathroom Design Winners
from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The Best in Bathroom Design Winners <br>from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory — hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in the 2013 Design Comp­etition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners …

Decorating Tips for Every Room Decorating Tips for Every Room

Instant changes from accessories to window treatments make a refreshing difference
Decorating spruce-ups do not have to involve a lot of time or expense when you follow these inventive tips from Sally Morse, Director of Creative …

Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

Building a pool that fits your lifestyle is the key
By Melanie Saxton
Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. …

Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride – Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride – Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall

By Jennifer Miko
With fall weather approaching, cooler conditions welcome new opportunities to bright­en up your landscaping. There are many wonderful plants to consider that thrive after the summer months. Annuals are versatile and can be …

Top 10 Home Improvement Tips Top 10 Home Improvement Tips

Regular maintenance adds value to your investment
By Cheryl Alexander
Your home is one of the single biggest investments you’ll ever make so it only makes sense to make the most of your investment and ensure your …

Flooring Trends Flooring Trends

FROM HARDWOOD TO CARPET TO TILE, WHAT’S NEW AND FABULOUS UNDERFOOT
A high-tech lifestyle, subculture movement and über conveniences are just some of the aspects of today’s lifestyle that are influencing the products that we are …

Before You Buy Hardwood Flooring Before You Buy Hardwood Flooring

SEVEN TIPS FOR SAVVY SHOPPING
You’ve decided to go both timeless and timely with a beautiful new hardwood floor for your home. Congratulations! But before you hand over that credit card or sign that check, you …

NKBA Top 10 Industry Trends for 2013 NKBA Top 10 Industry Trends for 2013

Major kitchen and bath trendsetters: gray color schemes, quartz surfaces and transitional style
A s we settle into a seemingly healthier national economy, some kitchen and bath design trends continue to flourish, while consumer budgets for these …

Survey Identifies Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013 Survey Identifies Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

Sustainable and low-maintenance design in demand
American homeowners increasingly are drawn to adding outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreation on their properties, according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society …

The New Rock of Ages The New Rock of Ages

Make a distinct design statement with stone veneer
By Angela Crissman
One of the latest design trends — for both interior and exterior projects — is the use of stone veneer. These innovative products, which combine art …

Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting New Countertops Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting New Countertops

Find the right material for your space
By Angela C. Crissman
Looking for a countertop material that will take center stage and dramatically transform your space? Choosing a new countertop for your kitchen or bathroom is an …

New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement

The Top 10 tips to add value to your investment
By Cheryl Alexander
New Year’s resolutions are usually packed with good intentions, but sometimes the intention lacks direction and we fall off track. Don’t let that happen …