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So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to Color
Colorful kitchen appliances are popular again, and now you've got more choices than ever. Which would you choose?
"appliances in the 1970s are still trepidatious about using strong color on kitchen appliances... appliances. In the 1980s we clung to white and sometimes black, and sometime during the... cabinetry. In typical fashion, now things are swinging back. Home cooks are proud of their... fridges in some crappy apartments I lived in when I was in college. Then I looked... know if a drop-in cooktop can be made in colors?? I have a KitchenAid( Architect series)..."
Lessons in Living Comfortably: Embrace the Scratches and Dents
"floors, the chests with peeling paint, and the comfort, character and welcome that those... rooms in our homes. The ropes might be removed for special occasions, but it still... living in a museum and it ruins the welcome we want our family and guests to experience... table in the guest room that my son-in-law picked up by the side of the road in... championed in this article is alive and well in Portland, Oregon...in fact I'd venture..."
Genius Home Prep: A Guest Room in a Box
"I got in touch with a friend to tell her our family was coming to her city for a... I been in her place with a demanding job, a husband away and two young children, I... bedding in storage cage in building's basement (yes, I have guests in my 465 sq ft... sheets live in a dresser in the guest room. All of our queen size sheets live in the linen... couch in the cedar chest, and then the chest is moved (it's on wheels and is not..."
Simple Pleasures: Share Supper in the Kitchen
"supper in the kitchen with friends? Part dinner party, part casual gathering, a shared... shared meal in the kitchen instantly puts people at ease — it naturally invites participation... squeeze in. Below are some of our best tips to make your cozy kitchen supper a big... bar, a bbq baked potato bar, a gourmet sandwich bar, a sorbet/ice cream bar and a... few days in advance when we have a taco bar. The further in advance you make it the..."
My Houzz: French Country Meets Southern Farmhouse Style in Georgia
Industrious DIYers use antique furniture, collections and warm colors to cozy up their traditional home
"have plug ins in the floor!! I do have a plug in the floor in the great room and it was... is all in storage in four large storage units in Nashville awaiting our buying a house... light look in a Florida condo. So lovingly done. Much about the spaces in this house inspire... every room in the house is magnificently done. I love how you have done every room in... thing, put in in your house and enjoy. Love your collectibles. It shows years of collecting..."
Kitchen Evolution: Work Zones Replace the Triangle
Want maximum efficiency in your kitchen? Consider forgoing the old-fashioned triangle in favor of task-specific zones
"efficiency in your kitchen? Consider forgoing the old-fashioned triangle in favor of... triangle — in which the refrigerator, range and sink are placed 4 to 9 feet apart, forming... the sink in a small closed or semiclosed kitchen. The work triangle is still useful... think in terms of work zones instead.... small sink in there. All food is in there and the fridge is in the kitchen but right next... else in the kitchen in logical "Zones" in relation to the triangle. My current..."
20 Ideas for Easygoing Summer Parties
Ditch the fancy and fussy in favor of laid-back entertaining that leaves you more time to enjoy the fun
"fussy in favor of laid-back entertaining that leaves you more time to enjoy the fun... instead of in, getting guests to pitch in and embracing low-key, budget-friendly decor... thing in the morning (save some ice to add just before the party starts). Ice cools... prepared in advance--pulled pork (for sandwiches), BBQ chicken, salads, BBQ beans with... - out in the street, tables, dancing, etc. - but the people have been living in the..."
Don’t Be a Stickybeak — and Other Home-Related Lingo From Abroad
Need to hire a contractor or buy a certain piece of furniture in the U.K. or Australia? Keep this guide at hand
"furniture in the U.K. or Australia? Keep this guide at hand... madness. And in light of recently announcing Houzz sites in the U.K. and Australia, we thought... * In SA, like in the UK, we 'garden' in our "garden", not in our 'backyard".... wrong in the UK.... Flip flops (UK) are Thongs in Australia but thongs in the UK... toilet. In my travels in USA I found these interesting confusions in everyday usage... Strip (in Victoria), or The Verge (in Western Australia). I was brought up in Northern..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cheery Retro Style for a 1913 Kitchen
"vintage look in a Portland kitchen that honors the home's history... construction in this historic Portland, Oregon, kitchen. Homeowners David Spencer and Jerry... kitchen in their 1913 home. Modern-day materials with a retro twist honor the historic... lived in in about 1950 in mind. The above kitchen design pulled off my goal better... been used in a kitchen, but duplicate the original built-ins in the dining room, which..."
Grow a Lush Privacy Screen
No need to wait forever for patio privacy the green way. These 10 ideas will get your screening up and running in no time
"with them in your outdoor space, unless they’re invited. And while good fences really... harsh in outdoor spaces with a lot of hardscaping. Greening your patio, deck or... patio in peace, nor should a lack of space for planting beds leave you waving at... 20 feet in about 4 years. They will work in zone 5. Keep in mind that grasses need... apart. Put in 3 staggered sections. It's hard to see in the back of the photo but the..."
10 Popular Home Design Trends — Timely or Timeless?
Weigh in on whether these of-the-moment decorating elements will have staying power or become a memory of these times
"Weigh in on whether these of-the-moment decorating elements will have staying power... sure. In the '50s, people ripped out Victorian details and claw-foot tubs in favor... go down in history as the next macrame plant holder. Interior design trends come and... atomic age. In the '70s and '80s, Danish modern pieces and other icons of the '50s were... tags. In the last decade, we've seen some new decorating trends emerge. Some will..."
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Steps to Surviving a Remodel
Living through a kitchen remodel isn't always fun, but these steps will help you work around a kitchen in disarray
"still in boxes in the garage, (and some not in boxes, as I use them every so often... you live in the snow,slush,mud belts this room is BEST done in late spring to early... the rest in boxes, and label the boxes!!! Stack all that nice clean boxed stuff in the... kitchen was in the dinning room though we wased dishes in the basement. Washing - either... clients. In my own renovations, I set up a long table in the dining room on which I..."
Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage
Get the dimensions that will let you fit one or more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need
"more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need... difference in garage dimensions now is that we tend to want more space for storing our... help you in planning a new garage or remodeling an existing one. If you have ever... litter in the garage and put in a pet access in that door. Besides finding out we... is more in scale with other openings in the envelope of the house. But a double door..."
All Together Now: Tackle Home Projects With a DIY Co-op
"ou're in good company when you pair up with a pal to clean, organize, repair and... so much in just a couple months, but the remaining to-do list is long. The underlying... We've been in business a week, and both of us have crossed a task we were dreading off... working in all three gardens, one of us per year treats us all to bbq. anneowl - What... ceilings" in our homes. I'd already scraped a few rooms down in my house, so my friend..."
Houzz Tour: Picture-Perfect Simplicity
It’s like camping out in a catalog sometimes at this classic farmhouse — Pottery Barn and other retailers love it for photo shoots
"camping out in a catalog sometimes at this classic farmhouse — Pottery Barn and other retailers... spread in Sebastopol, a tiny farming community in Northern California. She and her... fireplaces in my country since '94 after I finished chemical engineering in polymers in... am so in love with this house. Love the old fan. We use two of them in the summer... see it in its entirety on the shelf in the second picture. The house has an orderly..."