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8 Cabinet Door and Drawer Types for an Exceptional Kitchen
Pick a pocket or flip for hydraulic. These alternatives to standard swing-out cabinet doors offer more personalized functionality
"doors and drawers. Make it extra functional and extra beautiful with cabinetry that... doors and drawers can enhance your kitchen's design.... -Door-and-Drawer-Types-for-an-Exceptional-Kitchen All of these are great solutions... (the best of which sit on separate shelves and have ball bearing glides) and the blind... frame of the cabinet. I'm 5' 2" and have this in my office and it's amazing! The... hoisting) of a below counter storage for a stand mixer and ease of pop-up to usable height..."
Mantel Makeover: From Builder's Grade to Live-Edge Wood
See how an all-wrong mantel became a gorgeous fireplace focal point at the hands of an interior designer and her carpenter
"hands of an interior designer and her carpenter... scale and look of this stark white mantel did not stand up to the two-story vaulted... “Builder's grade, plain old wood painted in a screaming white shade." This was interior... ceiling and the flagstone fireplace surround. She tried painting it a honey color to... build and install; two to three to varnish), Zaeske had a stunning live-edge mantel... happy than design is perfect. "There is no bad or good design but rather happy and unhappy..."
Houzz Tour: Builder's Beige Gets a Makeover
"furniture and textures to fit a family's personality... terms of finishes ... and it was builder's beige," she says. The home lacked moldings... lifestyles and felt warm and inviting. They wanted character and color with great attention... hosts out-of-town guests and loves to entertain. "This is definitely the party house... interior designer Shirley Meisels. "Although relatively new, it was pretty basic in... hardware and character in general. "The clients wanted a family-friendly home that..."
Are Ceiling Fans the Kiss of Death for Design?
Ceiling fans get a bad rap for being clunky and outdated, but these streamlined styles and a bevy of pros beg to differ
"clunky and outdated, but these streamlined styles and a bevy of pros beg to differ... defense of those designers, most of the fans they ripped out were horrendously outdated... ceiling fans design suicide? I say "hardly," and the Houzz community agrees! This has been... cry for design help: My husband and I are building our first home. He has graciously... ceiling fans and we actually use them daily. However, it seems that every design show I..."
5 Qualities of a Happy Designer-Client Relationship
Cultivate trust, flexibility and more during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance
"flexibility and more during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful... most of us have gotten a lot of invaluable tips, design ideas and trend information... about designers and decorators — that we're all bossy people who roll into your lives... together a design plan, slap on a hefty fee and then steamroll through your house executing... client — and it has forever changed my design business. Here we'll discuss the qualities..."
Luxury of Space: Designing a Dream Laundry Room
Plan with these zones and amenities in mind to get a laundry room that takes function and comfort to the max
"zones and amenities in mind to get a laundry room that takes function and comfort... time in and money on, but making design decisions that emphasize comfort and practicality... laundry less of a chore. Instead of shoving your washer and dryer into the basement, try... Few of us like to do laundry, and an ineffective space can make it worse. These aren't... following some of these tips to lay out a dream laundry room that you'll actually enjoy spending..."
Roots of Style: Midcentury Modern Design
Midcentury modern still charms with its linear forms and low-sloping roofs. Appreciate it now — such simplicity can be hard to replicate
"forms and low-sloping roofs. Appreciate it now — such simplicity can be hard to replicate... home design. This honesty of construction appeals to our need to understand and... popularity of midcentury modern home design leads us back to that 30-year stretch from... period of extraordinary economic growth, which produced an appetite for progressive... progressive design in everything from clothing to automobiles. At the time modern home design..."
Make Your Garden Come Alive With a Sense of Movement
"illusion of motion for an exceptional garden that stirs emotions and the imagination... An exceptional garden employs bold and subtle concepts such as rhythm, formal and... conscious and subconscious. A bubbling fountain may give it a voice and movement. On... illusion of implied movement is guaranteed to set your garden apart from those of your... shape and color to give it a personality. It speaks to its visitors on many levels..."
Regional Design: Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry
On the fringes of the South Carolina coast, a range of classic vernacular styles meets modern technology and updated sophistication
"fringes of the South Carolina coast, a range of classic vernacular styles meets modern... thing designers and builders in South Carolina's Lowcountry agree on, it's that the... to rise and porches on the south to shade the interior and create a place of respite... the hot and humid weather has always been a major influence on design, no matter what... houses were designed to buffer the harsh, hot, humid climate," says Jane Frederick of Frederick..."
Binge on the Design of ‘House of Cards’
"for sets and fashions rife with intrigue... all of the merciless machinations of Frank and Claire Underwood and their adversaries... on all of season two of House of Cards on Netflix this past weekend? Once I started... notice of the subdued sets and fashion choices — every one was made with the same... theme of ruthless pragmatism continues through the entire season. As I watched all... same kind of cunning. If you’ve got your own thick political plot brewing, make sure..."
8 Things Successful Architects and Designers Do
Good architects tell a story and engage the senses. They understand the rules — and know when to break them
"story and engage the senses. They understand the rules — and know when to break them... ocher and oxide red — to fill in the line work of my sketches and suggest order.... architect’s design process is extremely personal and nuanced. For example, I have certain... too soft and not too hard. It has a broken clip at the top and a small blue button near... begin each design, visiting the project site, writing, taking notes and sketching in a..."
Learn the Language of Trusses in Design
If figuring out all those intersecting beam configurations under roofs makes your eyes cross, here's help
"language of trusses, especially because there are as many variants in truss design as... trusses are exceptional architectural elements, at once structural — they hold up the... scale and rhythm. But with the many truss types out there, how do you decide which... truss is and how it differs from, say, a queen post truss or a hammerhead truss, here... inside and outside a home and neglect to pay attention and understand the structural..."
Roots of Style: Many Cultures Make Their Marks on Mediterranean Design
If you live in California, Florida or certain other parts of the U.S., your architecture may show distinct cultural influences
"parts of the U.S., your architecture may show distinct cultural influences... definition of design in this region, but Latin American and Native American cultures merged... exploration and establishment of missions in the 18th century, Spain solidified its cultural... populated and scattered settlements of those times but also because adobe structures... architecture and medieval customs established connections between the northeastern U.S...."
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
"ersal design and an open bathroom feel are just two benefits of doorless showers... the most of these design darlings... universal design and aging in place. And while they're a little more sophisticated now... innocent age of 14, I arrived at my hotel tired, jet-lagged and longing for a good, hot... the art of soaping up and rinsing off without drenching the whole room. It turns... bathroom door and looked around, flummoxed. Where on earth was the bathtub? Then I glanced..."
City View: Dallas Design Corrals a Range of Styles
All antlers and cowhide? Hardly. See the real styles and trends, and the misconceptions, about design in this Lone Star State hub
"antlers and cowhide? Hardly. See the real styles and trends, and the misconceptions... about design in this Lone Star State hub... honor of the return of the Ewings and South Fork Ranch fame to prime-time television... sought out design professionals in Dallas to find out about design styles and trends in... about design in Dallas is that it's one of two things: 1. big and glitzy, or 2. all... wrought iron and nailheads. There is, of course, some of that to be found here, but Dallas..."