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Benjamin Vogt
April 1, 2015 5
For years I’ve struggled with the north side of my house, where, depending on the...
For years I’ve struggled with the north side of my house, where, depending on the time of year, a plant may be in full sun or full shade, sitting in very moist soil or extremely dry ground. I have lost plant after plant but have slowly discovered true...
Building Permits: What to Know About Green Building and Energy Codes
Matt Clawson | April 1, 2015 3
Environmentally sensitive home designs and construction methods have been valued for generations. My own father considered naming his fledgling construction company Here Comes the Sun in hopes of focusing on solar energy back in 1977. But the degree...
11 Ways to Work With a Windowless Room
Yanic Simard | April 1, 2015 11
They say you never know what you had till it’s gone, and that’s certainly true for windows. When dealing with a windowless room, you really start to miss the natural light and appreciate the openness they bring. But whether you’re planning a little...
My Houzz: From Belgium With Love
Carolyn Reyes | April 1, 2015 16
More than 20 years ago, Hilde and Reza Leiaghat began providing Los Angeles residents with a line of curated vintage furniture and reproductions through their chain of Pom Pom Interiors stores. So popular was their style of relaxed luxury that Jennifer...
Herb Garden Essentials: How to Grow Basil
Marianne Lipanovich | April 1, 2015 41
Basil, native to Asia, has become a seasoning staple in cuisines around the world. The familiar and fragrant sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is grown as a summer annual that generally reaches about 2 feet tall. Even if you’re already...
Shop Houzz: Off-the-Wall Accents for April Fools’ Day
Houzz | April 1, 2015
Prank-filled April 1 is the perfect time to get playful with your interior. Add temporary lightheartedness with an eclectic pillow or two, bring levity to a party with outrageous barware or stay wacky year round with outlandish decorative accents. All...
Houzz Tour: Stunning Rooftop Deck Tops a Totally Remodeled Home
Mitchell Parker | April 1, 2015 2
Nearly 26 years ago, Geoff Lomax’s brother turned to him as they stood outside the 1929 Mediterranean-style home they had just bought together in Berkeley, California. He pointed to the roof and jokingly said, “That’s where a rooftop...
HouzzLenz: The New Way to See Your Home
Houzz | April 1, 2015 172
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYIKDcMwreY At Houzz we’re always looking for the next innovation that will make home remodeling and design more productive and fun for everyone. Today we’re rolling out HouzzLenz, the first wearable device from...
Houzz Tour: Elegant Georgian Townhouse for a Family of 6
Catherine Macaulay | March 31, 2015 21
The owners of this Georgian townhouse had an advantage when it came to renovating their home. The interior designer they called, Henriette von Stockhausen, had directed their home’s initial renovation some 15 years earlier and knew their likes and dislikes...
Great Design Plant: Thuja Occidentalis ‘Bobozam’
Jay Sifford | March 31, 2015 12
Perfect garden plants are few and far between. To qualify as such, a plant should be hardy, be adaptable, possess year-round interest and be easily tended. Mr. Bowling Ball arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Bobozam’) is one such plant. Let’s...
Houzz Tour: Family Rebuilds Home and Community After Hurricane Sandy
Becky Harris | March 31, 2015 43
When we make plans, God laughs. Or so it would seem for Chris and Shannon Nelson and their two children, who, after living overseas for years, planned to move back to the States and make their family beach house their full-time home. Their 50-year-old...
Shop Houzz: How to Style a Classic Nautical Beach House
Houzz | March 31, 2015
The nautical beach house has a traditional appeal inspired by boating and sailing. Bold primary colors look best against the neutral backdrop, softened by the warmth of leather, wood and rope. Mix in brass and bronze lanterns or sextants and other authentic...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your One-of-a-Kind Chicken Coops
Annie Thornton | March 31, 2015 53
Chickens, like people, have basic needs when it comes to their homes; theirs are protection, fresh air, room to roam and enough space to live and lay eggs happily. And while time-honored coop styles exist, a lot of the design is left to the creativity...
My Houzz: A Family Makes a Fresh Start in a Remodeled Beach House
Carolyn Reyes | March 31, 2015 58
This three-story beachfront property has undergone several renovations since Andy Gordon purchased it almost 15 years ago. The latest came with his recent marriage to Carlo Brandon in 2013. This renovation involved two interesting design challenges:...
To-Dos: Your April Home Checklist
Laura Gaskill | March 31, 2015 26
After the grueling winter some regions experienced this winter, many folks are itching to get outdoors and feel a little sun this spring. No matter where you live, answer spring’s siren call with these cleaning, freshening and gardening projects to...
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