Dream Spaces: 7 Magical Treehouses and Backyard Forts (17 photos)

The idea of a treehouse as a secluded bird’s-eye retreat, hidden among the leaves and worlds away from daily life, is enough to inspire countless kids — and plenty of adults — the world over. Whether you’re looking for a space to inspire creative play for your children, a peaceful retreat for meditation...

Trends: Not Your Everyday Kitchen Sink (13 photos)

These days you can’t flip through one page of Houzz kitchen photos without hitting a farmhouse-style kitchen outfitted with a Shaws Original fireclay sink, or a contemporary or transitional kitchen with a sleek stainless basin. While these choices are both great, there are other options out there, and...

A Model of Green Living Inside and Out (10 photos)

Many of us dream of living off the grid in a self-sustaining home, complete with chicken coops, a vegetable garden and thoughtful environmental features. It seems as though this would be possible only in the country, and when life demands that we be close to the city for work and play, it’s all too easy...