• 9 Home Projects to Tackle During School Hours

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  • 9 Ideas Coming to a Kitchen Near You

    By Pangaea | <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com" target="" title="">Houzz.com</a></b> This year, the driving force behind what we want in our kitchens is our need for calming spaces and improved functionality to reduce stress in our busy lives. All of these trends either make our kitchen-related tasks easier, or they aesthetically move the look just a little more in a minimal direction. <br> If you are getting ready to build or remodel - or even if you just want to freshen up your kitchen a bit - here are 9 features to consider for your dream kitchen. <br> <b>Related:</b> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/photos/kitchen" target="" style="color:blue;text-decoration:underline;cursor:text;font-size:14px;">See More Kitchens at Houzz</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1119146/list/12-Ways-to-Have-a-Nicer-Kitchen-This-Year" target="" title="">12 Ways to Enjoy Your Kitchen More This Year</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1139724/list/2012-Trends--See-What-s-Ahead-in-Kitchen-Faucets-and-Fixtures" target="" title="">What's Ahead in Kitchen Faucets and Fixtures</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1128543/list/2012-Appliance-Trends--Kitchens" target="" title="">What's Ahead in Kitchen Appliances</a> <br style="font-size:14px;"> <br> <br>

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  • 7 Pretty, Practical Jewelry Organizing Ideas

    <b>By <span>Lisa Frederick</span> | <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com" target="" title="Houzz.com">Houzz.com</a> <br></b> Ever since I outgrew my musical jewelry box with the spinning ballerina inside, I've been at a bit of a loss as to where to stash my expanding collection of baubles. In a perfect world, I'd have a closet tricked out with custom-configured, velvet-lined drawers, with a designated spot for each chunky necklace or chandelier earring. Not being Carrie from Sex and the City, however, I need a budget-friendly - yet still artful - way to keep them in their place. These ideas fill both needs with aplomb. <br> <b>More from <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com" target="" title="">Houzz</a>: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/storage-and-organizing" target="" title="">Browse hundreds of jewelry storage ideas</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/jewelry-storage" target="" title="">Creative jewelry stands and holders</a></b>

  • 13 Fantasy Kids' Rooms

    <b>By <span>Becky Harris</span> | <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com" target="" title="Houzz.com">Houzz.com</a></b> Designers seem divided on the issue of theme rooms for kids. On the one hand, they'll probably outgrow the theme within a few years. On the other hand, they are SO MUCH FUN until they do! Themed rooms for kiddos are not limited to bedrooms; playrooms, rec rooms, finished basements and playhouses can all carry a theme as well. <b>Related: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/photos/kids" target="" title="">Browse thousands of kids room photos</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.houzz.com/kids-loft" target="" title="">See creative kids loft spaces</a></b>