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214 Diagonal Ideabooks
Design on the Diagonal
"designing on a diagonal may improve your overall look and could even increase traffic flow... on the diagonal is just the fresh new look your home needs for the new year!... seat in a diagonal position and it really opened up the room. I like how placing the... furniture on a diagonal in picture #2 really made it more interesting rather than looking... I love diagonal placement - my new home feels this way even though the tile is laid..."
Architect's Toolbox: Rotated Squares and Diagonals in Design
"one on a diagonal. So we use a diagonal to increase the perceived size of a room as... along a diagonal are two devices architects and designers use to achieve emphasis and... along a diagonal. In this example, the diagonal created by the straight wall below... using the diagonal, this designer increased the overall size of the room and has been... Using the diagonal in this bathroom plays off of the triangular art glass window and..."
Railing Detail: The Diagonal Cross Balustrade
"bungalow with diagonal cross balustrades and made it my life's mission to switch out our... railings with diagonal cross balustrades. The wooden railing style features an X spanning... only one diagonal piece per section, this porch appears longer and leaner. Diagonal... see why diagonal crosses are often referred to as farmhouse railings. Is this not the... seen? The diagonal crosses in this balustrade mimic the angled lines of the exposed rafters..."
Diamond Muntins Help Windows Look Sharp
As the real deal or a decorative grille, diamond window muntins show attention to detail and add traditional flair
"love with diagonal window muntins and grilles lately. A muntin is a strip of wood or... window. Diagonal muntins create a diamond grid system of small panes of glass, also... allure of diagonal muntins, windows are outfitted with a diamond grille. The grille is... The diagonal grille pattern is repeated in both this exterior window and the transom... windows with diagonal muntins in this Boston kitchen. I just love when windows are placed..."
Keep Your Garden in Lines
Lines move through a landscape with power. See how this classic design element can energize and order your own garden
Architect's Toolbox: Beautifully Layered Spaces
Union Jack Balustrades Raise the Flag for Railing Style
Do be cross with your porch and deck railings — this intersecting balustrade design shows admirable attention to detail
5 Homes That Won't Box You In
Unexpected architectural shapes outside create unique spaces inside these homes that respond strongly to their sites
Modern Icons: X Marks the Spot
Renovation Detail: The Crossbuck Door
You might not need them for support, but cross our heart, crossbuck doors add an engagingly rustic decorative touch to homes
Renovation Detail: The Knee Brace
Playing a supporting role in architecture but earning attention in their own right, knee braces are a favorite on Craftsman home exteriors
Championing the Solar House, From the 1930s to Today
Homes throughout history that have used the sun offer ideas for net-zero and passive homes of the present, in a new book by Anthony Denzer
How to Compose Your Shot for Stunning Home Photography
A photo pro shares secrets like camera height, lighting and lens type for creating images that do your home justice
8 Top Tile Types for Your Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash designs don't have to be set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range of styles
"on the diagonal, which really livens up the ordinary square but cheaper tile, I would... understand why diagonal tile design requires more tile. My husband and I were going to install... on the diagonal and border it with half tiles. We had lots of extra tile left over... using a diagonal pattern took up more space, and therefore used less tile, than the... side? Diagonal tiled backsplashes are classics! These backsplashes are great examples…..."