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My Houzz: Wasting Not, Wanting Not in a New Portland House
Salvaged and secondhand elements make for a home that's earth conscious, thrifty and beautifully personal
"the R.E.X. — for "the Reuse Everything Experiment." "My grandmother was very poor... the R.E.X. provided the perfect chance to use them. The main bedroom headboard is... paid $45 for the antique lamp. The brass chandelier is an antique that Quimby updated... Fort R.E.X., when he was 6. It is built with scrap wood. When the treads showed up for..."
10 Tips for Chic Little Bathrooms
Get more visual appeal and storage in less space, following the lead of these stylish compact bathrooms
"needed 45 inches and could not go an inch wider - we're having to retrofit the new... took a 5 x 4 ft space from a closet and made a powder room off our bedroom. Used some... photos of 5 x 4 powder room Regarding a narrow tub- can't seem to find one using my normal... shy of 5 x 8. Brghealey- I love your bathroom-as is. Is there anyway you can recess... tiny (1.8x1.8m) room work so much better. Look to nature to match the sky. Bring in..."
10 Big Space-Saving Ideas for Small Kitchens
Feeling burned over a small cooking space? These features and strategies can help prevent kitchen meltdowns
"above it (36"w x 30" h x 28"d,), great for larger items and baking trays, large wok,... small, 10'x11', which includes a small, 36" wide staircase in one corner jutting in about... a 30"w x 24" h x 14"d cabinet above it; even with the duct running up the center of... is a 30"x18" farmhouse; the large single bowl is so much nicer than any double bowl... small (11x12) kitchen with no counter space next to the stove at all. I've managed to..."
How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
"stacked 2x4's. (I avoid to say 2" x 4" because they are actually just 3 1/2" x 1 1/2)... number of 2"x4" 's in my mechanical room that dry out and get all toasty. These 2"x4"... standard 2x4 form should be fine. A treated (or freshly cut green) 2x4 is where the... three 2"x4"'s nailed one on top of another. The worst repair was one we ripped out... Each 2"x4" was installed with three 3" nails. A total of 9 nails for a shower curb..."
Turn That Spare Room Into a Walk-in Closet
"tiny 5 x 7' bathroom. I currently have one unused bedroom, 10' x 10' with a small... size (10x14) and the third is 10x8. Though the latter has a closet, it is more of a... old 4' x 6' closet. We used wood, not melamine, but I think either material is acceptable... (maybe 9X10) bedroom into a walkin closet / dressing room. Hired a local closet installer... (approx 10' x 14 w/ a new Marvin window.) Here's my point, the Cal Closet "designer" never..."
12 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Better
"dimensions: 5'X7' very poorly arranged. Shower inside meas. 2'x27", shower head is 6' up... bathroom is 6'x8'. The shower is tiny (32x30 are the outside dimensions!). DH and I are working... of a 5x8 bathroom; the big savers being the pocket door, the narrow wall hung vanity... approximately 4x4. It was wonderful with a molded seat and the depth allowed one to have... 100cm X 180 cm) and i wonder if i could place a shower too. We replaced a recessed..."
How to Add a Kitchen Backsplash
Great project: Install glass, tile or another decorative material for a gorgeous and protective backsplash
"large 6" X 36" gray limestone tiles installed horizontally for our backsplash going... thresholds 36" x 2" which I used to frame the window. I am really pleased with the way... large 8x18 pieces. You can check out our sight on Houzz at Counter Dimensions under... large 12 X 24 simple porcelain in a taupe colour, the accent tiles are cherry coloured... Depot 3"x3" tile in a herringbone pattern. I'm also thrifty! Kitchens have a number..."
The Lowdown on High-Efficiency LED Lighting
Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks great
"(maybe a 1"x1") that would go all the way across the bottom of your shelf and hide the... range is 36V-120V then you have to wire enough LEDs to get within those two numbers... 350mA x 4 LEDs) which falls within the 0-12V range of the driver. In theory everything... about $45. Puck lights work well under cabinets, inside cabinets and in niches. The..."
6 Garage Organizing Tips That Really Work
"the 10x12 shed. I have a second shed - formerly 10x12 now 10x16 that contains the... grandfather. 4x4 posts, 2x4 framing, 3/4" top covered with 1/8" aluminum. The back is a 1/2"... used 6 4x4 posts and 2x4 framing and a 3/4" plywood top all painted white (spare paint... A 4' x 8' x 0.090 sheet runs about $35. I've only seen it in white, which is what... with 2x4" and floored with 3/4" (I think) plywood. Both shelves hold mostly my..."
9 Big Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Bathrooms
Look to these layouts and features to fit everything you need in the bath without feeling crammed in
"tub, 8x6" window, another 12x2" window, and vanity around the corner but I'm never... is 4' x 7', so we could go with italianvillage's idea, except, the door would be... 4 ft x 4 ft, it appears larger with a mirrowed ceiling. I lived in Denmark for a... good old 5x7 in an older house. Lots of people grew up in them. Point is when it is... a 30” x 30” shower is not a shower at all; it is a torture chamber! Pray you don't..."
Doorless Showers Open a World of Possibilities
Universal design and an open bathroom feel are just two benefits of doorless showers. Here's how to make the most of these design darlings
"for a 36x36 shower with a 60x32 tub behind it. my thought would be to put a low... is 3' x 9' and I'd like to have no door to the shower area, currently 3' x 4'.... nd - 5x6 is a good start but 6x6 is better. Rain shower heads will minimize splashing... about 3' W x 6' or 7' L to contain all splatters, gorgeous tile work with the dividing... open 9 x 4 sunken shower that I love. The bathroom floor extends seamlessly over..."
10 Tips for Getting a Dining Room Rug Just Right
Is the rug you're eyeing the right size, shape and weave for your dining room? Here's what to keep in mind
"table is 84x36 and extends to 120x36)? Thanks, d Good to know I find that the pattern... is 4' x 4' square, except when company comes, then it's 4' x 6'. Do I get a 8'... 8' x 8' rug, or 8' x 10'? Hi carolann, I think that the size of your rug will depend... for a 8' x 8' rug, but if there's plenty space you can go for a 8' x 10' rug. thank... g-4902X-OW5083.html if you put something heavy on the edges for the first week, it..."
11 Ways to Get More From Your Summer Porch
Watch the world go by at your leisure from a porch decked out with comfy furniture and inspiring accessories
"used a 6x6 with 2x trim the frame around post at face is 1x trim.. Railing is 1x4... over 2x2's T&B w/2x6 Cap top of rail .. just edge knocked off small 45 cut ..... high the 45 Braces are just 2x3 about 8" long .. I'm sure the new buyer painted my... will be 40x10 and faces SE-- I can show my husband your pics! (Our screened porch is... is 53x14--and faces NW.) I can't wait to see which we love more. Yes! Porches can..."
The Family Home: 8 Easy Tips for an Organized Bathroom
If your bathroom has that hit-by-a-hurricane look that tends to come with kids, sort things out with these tried and true ideas
10 Elements of an Inspiring Workout Zone
Give yourself an incentive to exercise regularly by creating an environment that will get you moving at home
"a 12' x 12' x 1-1/4" thick wrestling mat from Resilite and use it as flooring in... nit-48x14x74-Chrome-industrial-garage-and-tool-storage My new workout space is coming... In a 6 x 3 foot chunk of living room real estate his body has been completely transformed... my P90X videos. I would recommend a thin layer of carpet under the mat just to protect... purchased 3'x4' HEAVY black rubber matts from Tractor Supply Store for $39 each. Their..."