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How to Grow Your Own Juicy Plums
Marianne Lipanovich | March 27, 2014 13
If you’re new to growing fruit trees and a little worried about their care needs, a plum might be the way to go. Compared to other fruit trees, they can handle a little less water, and they aren’t as apt to be bothered by pests and diseases. This...
What to Know Before You Buy Teak Outdoor Furniture
Christine Tusher | March 26, 2014 31
Teak has long been a top choice for outdoor furnishings, due to its buttery gold color and durability. Its high content of naturally occurring rubber and oils serves as Mother Nature’s weatherproofing, protecting against water, rot and insects, ensuring...
My Houzz: 2 Tools + 1 Resourceful Guy = Lots of Great ‘New’ Furniture
Nanette Wong | March 26, 2014 88
“Moving into this apartment was worth going broke for,” says retail visual merchandiser Taylor Hoff. Unfortunately, that meant Hoff didn’t have a lot of money to spend on furnishing his San Francisco rental. “I didn’t want crappy furniture but...
Guest Picks: Kick Back in Your Own Surf Shack
Laura Gaskill | March 26, 2014 6
The weather is still frightful here in New England as I type these words, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming of summer! In my fantasy daydreams, I imagine furnishing a teensy little beach cottage in Santa Monica, California, with casual, colorful...
Get More From Your Kitchen Island
Kathryn Peltier | March 26, 2014 41
Many kitchen islands open directly into another room. If you don’t require seating on that other side of your island, it’s a great opportunity to make the island serve purposes other than cooking and eating. When planning for an island, consider...
How to Grow Your Own Luscious Cherries
Marianne Lipanovich | March 26, 2014 17
A cherry tree adds beauty to your landscape and deliciousness to your dishes. Cherries are quick to produce, setting ripe fruit not long after their blossoms appear, especially in comparison to the other stone fruits, such as peaches, nectarines, plums...
Room of the Day: Wings, Wind and Water Inspire a Bathroom
Mary Jo Bowling | March 26, 2014 39
When Sara Baldwin’s family built a house outside of Eastville, Virginia, in a pine forest on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, it only made sense that she would design the bathrooms. Baldwin is the owner of New...
Budget Decorator: Let’s Go Thrifting
Laura Gaskill | March 26, 2014 84
Looking to refresh your home for spring? Take a detour from the big-box stores and head to the nearest flea market, junk shop or yard sale instead. With creativity and some elbow grease, you can furnish and decorate a home that looks uniquely...
Give Your Garden an Industrial Edge
Jay Sifford | March 25, 2014 29
True gardeners know that their spaces are never really finished. They are in a constant state of flux. Plants sometimes grow larger than the nursery tags lead us to believe, voles devastate a beautiful bed of hostas, an heirloom Japanese maple falls prey...
Guest Picks: Space-Saving Multipurpose Furniture
Kim @ NewlyWoodwards | March 25, 2014 18
My family is gearing up for some major downsizing this spring, so making the most of every square foot is at the top of my mind. That means we need more floor space, more storage and less clutter. Here are 20 stylish and savvy multipurpose furniture pieces...
Design Workshop: Reasons to Love Narrow Homes
Eric Reinholdt | March 25, 2014 59
The simplicity, directness and beauty of a narrow floor plan makes it suitable for many building sites, and not only those on tight lots. Homeowners with narrow sites who feel constrained by tightness can embrace the narrow building plan, which...
Hello, Honey: Beekeeping Anywhere for Fun, Food and Good Deeds
Noah Wilson-Rich | March 25, 2014 113
Honey bees are more important than you may realize. A recent Houzz ideabook discussed the benefits of native bees, of which there are around...
12 Easy Decorating Ideas Inspired by Nature
Laura Gaskill | March 25, 2014 21
Give your living space a big breath of fresh air by decorating for the season using simple, natural materials and nature-inspired colors. From creative ideas for sea glass to fancied-up pressed flowers, decorating with nature is...
The Case for Stationary Draperies
Becky Dietrich | March 25, 2014 52
The world of window treatments comes with its own rules, perspectives and even its own language — all of which can be confusing and strangely idiosyncratic. And it doesn’t get easier once you decide to go with draperies, as opposed to shutters or...
Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize
John Hill | March 25, 2014 86
Considered the Nobel Prize of architecture, the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize is given by Chicago’s Hyatt Foundation. It honors a living architect (or architects) whose built work demonstrates...
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