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The Hillside House
faucet), which determines maximum flow. This simple, cheap part could save you a bundle on hot water costs. See the hot water info page on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site for more on this topic.
incarnation, the kink in the plan goes towards shaping the outdoor space. Note how the outdoor dining terrace ends at the bend in plan. While this house departs from the strict linearity of the previous examples, it also acts as a transition to my next ideabook, where I look at U-shaped plans.More: The L-Shaped
Hart Associates Architects, Inc.
to design large, rambling, coastal homes in fashionable Eastern summer enclaves. Less formal interiors were designed with more open floor plans, departing from preceding Victorian themes and foreshadowing this significant 20th-century preference. Promoted through pattern books, through magazines and
Arkin Tilt Architects
Chalk Hill Off-Grid Cabin
should set aside $7,000 to $10,000. While that seems like a large chunk of money, you can usually expect to see big savings immediately. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that monthly bills drop by 50 to 80 percent after a solar water heater is installed. An excellent page on its website can help
Chris Jovanelly Interior Design
For pure fun, I just love the zebra stripe molding here. Fabulous no matter what you put it around!What do you think? Are you ready to depart from traditional architectural trims and try something out of the ordinary?More: Frame Your Views With Great Moldings and Casings
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A Small Lake House
footprint had been. Unlike the previous structure, which dipped into the lake, the new home doesn't take up square footage on the lakeshore. Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation applauded the new layout.
Mark Ashby Design
Scenic Drive Project
"In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear."Be picky about the pots, pans, small appliances and other kitchen tools you buy. Do your research, test things out at a friend's house, ask salespeople questions. Approach these
Furman + Keil Architects
Moving inside, the rest of this ideabook focuses on sliding doors and barn doors, because of the way they depart from typical hinged doors. What you won't find are pocket doors, which lose their presence when open and are much harder to incorporate into an existing