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Kitchen of the Week: Good Looking and Accessible to All
Jeannie Matteucci | January 9, 2015 89
When Dave and Judi Cornis found that houses on the market didn’t seem compatible with Dave’s wheelchair, they decided to build a home that would suit their needs. The empty-nest couple chose a scenic site in Port Townsend, Washington, a community...
Small-Space Ideas Unfold in Origami-Like Cube Loft
Annie Thornton | January 8, 2015 46
In 1984 architect Charles Moore — educator, author and one of the leading practitioners of postmodern design — joined the architecture department at the University of Texas at Austin. There he started a design practice with architect Arthur...
Houzz Tour: Home Keeps Its Place on ‘Sustainability Street’
Kate McKee | January 8, 2015 18
Situated in a Sydney, Australia, cul-de-sac locally known as “Sustainability Street” because of its commitment to reducing negative environmental impacts, this midcentury brick home needed a stylish renovation that kept sustainability in mind. Homeowners...
What to Know About Concept Design to Get the Landscape You Want
Falon Mihalic | January 8, 2015 12
You have hired a landscape architect and had an initial site meeting, during which you walked the property and discussed priorities, a budget and a project timeline. Now the landscape architect is coming over to present your property’s concept design....
Before and After: Front Lawn to Prairie Garden
Benjamin Vogt | January 8, 2015 94
For years my wife and I talked about removing our front lawn and installing a garden. Of course we were hesitant for many reasons, from finances to how the neighbors would react. Finally we got up the gumption, and with a little support from friends and...
Shop Houzz: Create a Complete Media Center
Houzz | January 8, 2015 2
Television has come a long way since the days of big, boxy sets — we can watch our favorite shows or movies in high definition with superior sound. But all that technology comes with messy cords and big black screens that can detract from the vibe...
Mudrooms That Really Clean Up
Mary Jo Bowling | January 8, 2015 108
When we asked people to share their best mudrooms, we were surprised by the outpouring of love for a room whose most important function is storing and organizing boots, coats, gloves — basically, the things we shed as soon as we enter the house. Readers...
Organizing Secrets: It’s the Little Things
Laura Gaskill | January 8, 2015 214
Imagine walking into someone’s home, opening the junk drawer and seeing not a pile of junk, but neat little compartments holding necessary items. A pantry where the jars and cans are lined up like soldiers, shelves labeled and not even close to...
Great Design Plant: Snowdrops Offer a Spring Peek
Charlotte Albers | January 8, 2015 14
Common snowdrop is one of the first bulbs to appear, and it’s blooming now in areas where winters are mild. Over the next few weeks, more will begin appearing in gardens as the days lengthen and the temperatures moderate. These diminutive cold-hardy...
Houzz Tour: New Love and a Fresh Start in a Midcentury Ranch House
Mitchell Parker | January 7, 2015 158
Hannah Crowell and James Wilson’s friends thought they were crazy. That’s because when the couple showed photos of the home they had just bought to their friends, people couldn’t get past the home’s terrible condition. The house hadn’t...
Savvy Style and Easy Flow in a Contemporary Kitchen
Joanna Simmons | January 7, 2015 17
When Paul Brivati was asked to design the kitchen for this London terraced house, he soon became involved in rethinking the entire ground floor. “There are four bedrooms upstairs, but downstairs was not that great,” he says. “It was cramped and...
How to Move Water Through Your Landscape
Falon Mihalic | January 7, 2015 32
Drainage problems and issues with moving water are common challenges for homeowners. They can originate from the way the site was developed when the home was constructed and may become worse over time, depending on the neighboring topography and changes...
6 Smart Ways to Work Your Square Footage
Marty Buckenmeyer | January 7, 2015 73
New homes are getting bigger. The size of the average American home built in 2013 was 2,600 square feet, which is bigger than ever, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While it can be nice to have such a spacious dwelling, many of us live in much...
Shop Houzz: Decorating With Coastal Surf Blue
Houzz | January 7, 2015 9
Coastal Surf is one of the “it” colors for 2015. Named Color of the Year by Kelly-Moore Paints, this deep blue can hang 10 with many shades of yellow — from bright saffron to pale butter. Add classic beige accents to create a neutral backdrop,...
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