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6 Budget Tile Tricks That Deliver a High-End Look (13 photos)

Anyone who has browsed a tile store lately knows there is a dizzying number of beautiful options available. But for those on a tight renovation budget, cost can be a huge limiting factor when making selections. We’re taking a look…

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Shop Houzz: Valentine’s Day Gifts (124 photos)

The sweetest day of the year is just around the corner, so make sure you’re prepared for a romantic evening with your loved one. Whether you like to cook, give presents or say it through poetry, you can find everything…

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Room of the Day: Couple Downsizes to a Condo Home in Stages (8 photos)

“We just couldn’t do it cold turkey,” homeowner Cathi Campbell says. She and her husband, John, were maintaining a 5,000-square-foot empty nest outside of Vancouver, Canada, and with retirement looming, they believed they were ready to make a big change.…

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Bank Black Movement Gets a New Online Home

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

“We’ve got to strengthen black institutions,” said Martin Luther King Jr., on April 3, 1968. “I call upon you to take your money out of the banks downtown and deposit your money in Tri-State Bank.…

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Purple Punches Up a Woodsy Kitchen (6 photos)

Crafted of oak and incorporating dramatic purple cabinetry, this kitchen is an antidote to all the white and gray designs around. “I like color and enjoy putting some into my kitchens,” says Stephen Graver, who designed this striking room. “There…

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5 Siding Materials That Go Beautifully With Brick (15 photos)

We love brick. Who doesn’t? The building material of choice for ages, it is revered for its rich, organic texture, color and visual interest. And it only gets better with time, the color having more depth after baking in the…

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San Francisco’s Bus Rapid Transit Future Is Taking Shape

A stretch of Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco (Photo by Dllu)

San Francisco transit planners have been talking about building bus rapid transit for the better part of two decades. It will be at least another three years…

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Valdivieso constructs a house on top of a water tank

A former water cistern provides the foundation for a single-occupancy home near Madrid. In a former life, the underground tank contracted water from an on-site well to supply the local houses.

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