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How to Stage Your Kitchen for a Home Sale
Laura Gaskill | August 9, 2014 101
A major kitchen overhaul can cost a huge amount of money — money you probably will not fully recoup when you sell. Instead of going for a full-on remodel, consider what small changes you can make to update your kitchen. Paint rather than replace cabinets,...
Great Design Plant: Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata)
Curtis Adams | August 9, 2014 8
Spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata) is a magnet for pollinators, particularly bees and wasps, and can be an integral part of a native planting around a vegetable garden. This Eastern native...
Guest Picks: The Kid’s Got Game!
Rita Templeton | August 9, 2014 3
Football. If you’ve got a kid whose fascination with it borders on obsession, you’re going to want to check out these cute finds. I’m not a football fanatic myself, but even I can’t help admitting that I’d like to hang out in a room with such...
9 Ways to Change Up Your Vegetable Garden for the Coming Season
Annie Thornton | August 9, 2014 77
Late summer is a good time to think about cool-season vegetable plantings, but in addition to testing new crops, consider updating your garden’s bones and structure too. These creative edible...
Objects of Desire: Adirondack Chairs Perfect for Summer Lounging
Christine Tusher | August 9, 2014 41
First made by Thomas Lee in 1903 as an outdoor chair for his vacation home in — you guessed it — the Adirondack Mountains of New York, this classic piece has come a long way from its original design of 11 flat boards fitted into a straight-backed,...
You Said It: ‘I’m Never Leaving’ and More Houzz Quotables
Becky Harris | August 8, 2014 14
This collection of some of my favorite Houzz moments from the week is all over the place, but that’s a good thing — variety is what keeps me coming back for more. One writer broke down back-to-school routines while another broke down the painting...
Great Design Plant: Meadow Blazingstar (Liatris Ligulistylis)
Benjamin Vogt | August 8, 2014 23
One morning several years ago, before the monarch butterfly populations crashed in 2012 and 2013, I was looking out of my window at the garden, admiring the splendor I’d created. Suddenly a far corner lifted off in a splash of orange, then another splash,...
Kitchen of the Week: Seeking Balance in Virginia
Jeannie Matteucci | August 8, 2014 93
A difficult layout, an off-center window, a looming refrigerator and a weird ceiling were a few issues facing the family who wanted to update this Virginia kitchen. The solution was to introduce a sense of balance and employ a few design tricks to unify...
How to Keep Your White Spaces Looking Great
Laura Gaskill | August 8, 2014 89
White spaces can be light, bright and beautiful — but how do you keep them that way? If you’ve been wondering how to get the scuffs off your white floors, freshen your floaty curtains or lift jammy handprints from your lovely white sofa, we’ve got...
Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet
Mitchell Parker | August 8, 2014 207
Once you get past the size of Vina Lustado’s $40,000 house, which is 140 square feet, two things may still surprise you. One, she designed and built the house to be her home for life. “It’s not temporary. I’m never leaving,” Lustado...
12 Edibles Perfect to Plant in Late Summer
Marianne Lipanovich | August 8, 2014 5
A gardener’s work is never done. Even though August is the high point for the summer vegetable garden, with ripe tomatoes and peppers,...
Guest Picks: Chic Black Accents
Britt | August 8, 2014 17
There is something so chic about classic black accents. In anything from lighting to art, to textiles and furniture, a touch of black helps bring a room together. Sophisticated, bold, simple or elegant — no matter your style, black can help ground a...
What Those Home-Sale Disclosures Are Really Saying
Christine Tusher | August 8, 2014 26
While a home inspection is your first line of defense against hidden property damage, your inspector can report only what can be seen. And while an inspector can peek into an attic, he or she can’t peer into the home’s past. Fortunately, most states...
My Houzz: Creativity Flows in a New Hampshire Cottage
Rikki Snyder | August 7, 2014 114
When painter and felting artist Lauren Decatur was searching for a new place to call home, a little isolated cottage tucked away in the woods of New Hampshire had the perfect balance of peacefulness,...
Top 12 Summer-Blooming Perennials for Deer-Resistant Drama
Karen Chapman | August 7, 2014 71
Trying to outwit the deer is a lifelong challenge for those of us who live in deer country. Just when we think we understand their fickle tastes, they develop a liking for something new. The phrase “deer will eat anything when hungry enough” is certainly...
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