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Houzz Tour: A Home Nestled in New Zealand’s Coastal Hills (12 photos)

Perched up in the heavily forrested hills of Wellington, New Zealand, surrounded by native bushland, is the Korokoro House. This beautiful modern home, with striking facades and stunning views from every angle, was designed by architect Liz Wallace of…

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20 DIY Ornaments to Give or Keep (20 photos)

If your branches appear a little bare or your packages need a little sprucing up, or if you’ve swapped more cookies than your teeth or stomach can bear, consider a homemade Christmas ornament or two.

New This Week: 2 Kitchens That Show How to Mix Materials (4 photos)

With appliances, cabinets, furniture and more commanding attention in the kitchen, these rooms can look overly busy. That’s why the tendency is to keep the materials and colors simple. But when done right, mixing materials, colors and textures can create…

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Houzz Tour: Design Lessons From a Deluxe Spec House (11 photos)

Elements of a successful spec house can offer ideas for your own home remodel. Developer Becky Fuller creates high-quality, stylish homes with a passion beyond dollar signs: “My houses are kind of like my babies,” she says. “I really don’t…

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How Community Engineers Are Changing Houston

Neighborhood Centers’ Cleveland-Ripley Center, near Houston (Credit: Margie Pena/Neighborhood Centers)

Houston’s Neighborhood Centers changed its script for supporting community-driven development about a decade ago, and something interesting happened. Instead of looking at problems, they started with a…

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10 Ways to Spice Up Your Dining Room (8 photos)

With the holidays coming, you might be starting to think about hosting a gathering or two. If so, make sure your dining room is company-ready by making a few tweaks ahead of time. From simple additions (a throw on every…

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