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California Home + Design
Living Room with Beautiful Fireplace
Ideabooks5,276
Questions11
existing wood-burning fireplace. It typically costs between $2,000 and $5,000, including professional installation. Because gas fireplace inserts function as heaters, they give off significantly more warmth than wood-burning fireplaces and vented gas logs; you can choose a model with adjustable flames
“Setup” — herbert17
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
2 Reviews
Lake House
Ideabooks4,582
Questions0
Consider how it will function. Books are lined up on these shelves, but the mother in me sees an opportunity for storage and organization. This little nook looks to be about a quarter of the way up the stairs. If this were my home, I would purchase baskets that fit snugly on the shelves and assign one
“built in book case” — kelleyoung
Castle Building & Remodeling
7 Reviews
Contemporary House Remodel and Addition
Ideabooks12,577
Questions15
where am I supposed to fold the 15 loads of washing I do each week?2. Maybe this would discourage my son from bringing home his laundry.3. Compact, functional, no piles of clothes … I like it!
“Need to change laundry doors” — sherryvarga
Alix Bragg Interior Design
4 Reviews
Home Farm 1
Ideabooks5,034
Questions8
A double living space provides opportunity for each room to serve an independent function while maintaining an open floor plan. In this room, a table divides the two spaces while simultaneously providing usage in both areas.
“purl design” — birdgirly
Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture
3 Reviews
Outdoor Living
Ideabooks21,761
Questions12
to eliminate dark corners — places where someone could hide or the spot where the coyotes hop the fence. The amount of lighting you need for this function depends on your comfort level and your situation, but it's best to avoid prison-yard levels of illumination. Path lights, subtle style. Path lights
“Leopard bamboo” — ashumway
David Heide Design Studio
33 Reviews
ASID Showcase House 2009
Ideabooks185
Questions1
like this one is just the thing for shaving or applying make-up. When you get task lighting right at the bathroom vanity you’re highlighting form and function – a win-win scenario.Check out these innovative lighting ideas
“Floor” — sept2006
Amy Lau Design
5 Reviews
Beach House Bridgehampton
Ideabooks6,760
Questions10
The unusual use of Serge Mouille's Spider Sconce in this room creates a sleek and modern look that is still extremely functional. The multiple arms allow for an array of light at several angles in the room, while also allowing for an adjustable reading light at night.
“floating nightstands...besta? akrum?” — sjhamn
Bruce D. Nagel Architect
Modern Farmhouse
Ideabooks15,740
Questions2
ceiling framing without cover fits a “No more than necessary; no less than than required” mantra quite nicely. It quietly expresses its necessary function.
“Shelving” — ruthellen4
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