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Fiber Cement Siding Takes a Front Seat
Not just a wood or vinyl substitute, fiber cement is a stellar siding choice in its own right for modern home exteriors
"Hardie board, after the name of their number-one manufacturer. Fiber cement replaced... Hardie board used until the 1980s, when it was banned for obvious reasons. This history... Hardie board and other manufacturers' fiber cement products from becoming a commonly... "cement board" panels, way better than the Hardie type fiber board panels, in my opinion... Hardie board, but unfortunately our builder used a cement board by another company..."
Pocket Hole Joinery, the Beginning Woodworker's Best Friend
"simply cut boards to size, drill a few holes and put them together. Pocket hole joinery... into a board at a set angle and depth, forming an oval-shaped "pocket." Then you simply... connecting board. It's ideal for beginning woodworkers. That being said, it is also used... through Ana White's website. She has an extensive library of free D.I.Y. furniture plans... go! ana-white.com ... She's the Queen of Kreg and the Pockethole Princess. Joining..."
Houzz Tour: A Light and Bright Victorian
"the same white of the walls - Benjamin Moore decorator white (it has a drop of gray... bright white. Usually in San Francisco, backgrounds are painted in a contrast color... bright white felt reminiscent of a dramatic East Coast Victorian a la the movie "Practical... interesting white). I would never have guessed that the large, two-story facade on the... crisp white paint on the front exterior shows off the amazing trimwork so beautifully..."
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Ceiling fans get a bad rap for being clunky and outdated, but these streamlined styles and a bevy of pros beg to differ
"Discussions Board ever since Houzzer sunshinesarah posted this cry for design help: My... going with white to match the ceiling or dark to match doorknobs and trim? Lights or no... I have white fans with white ceilings & bronze on the tan ceiling in the red room... light and white to match the ceiling. The Modern Fan Company has some wonderful choices... iling white fans, in 3 of the rooms with cathedral ceilings; great room, kitchen..."
Houzz Interview: It's the little things that make a house a home
"did a Board and Batten treatment that included our family room, kitchen, and eating... black and whites from when our grandparents were young. Our kids ask questions about... wondering how board and batten would look (my husband has no idea what he is in for). Thank... for the board & batten! I have never seen anyone do it but you and I! I was shocked... Her board and batten family room is my favorite home improvement, but I just LOVE..."
Update That Beachy Style!
"Questions Board when Houzz member berne asked, "Do you have any ideas on bringing co... decorative white moldings? House is a large seaside colonial." Yes, as a matter of fact... The white cabinets, white walls and dark wood floors. My fridge is not paneled... blue and white interiors, and really love the first photo - what a perfect rug for a... and the white and light palette complements the style of the house, bringing the chic..."
Houzz Interview: Wendy's Shabby Nest
"especially whites, beiges, browns, grays, and blacks with soft blues and greens thrown... bead board paneling, open shelving, mixed metal finishes and a farmhouse style sink... all that white with small kids...must be a magician too! I love all the pillow and... head boards! I could just move into your home, the laundry room is my fav too. Your..."
Guest Picks: A Scandinavian-Inspired Christmas
"reds, whites and wood tones. — Candice from The Design Boards... crisp whites and bright, deep reds....I can never keep the palette that clean though... red and white but can come in a range of colors. I love the red and white ones because... Red and white is a common color scheme in Scandinavian Christmas decor. These mushrooms... red and white butcher's twine they are hung with. They'd be a perfect touch to a S..."
"antique white serving platters, books books BOOKS. I love order. I love things. I love... bulletin board full of scraps and fabrics and notations: the chaos must be aesthetic... I love white/cream/gray books lined/piled together for that French-haute-intellec... g the white is brilliant. Keeping to all black frames and black-and-white art adds..."
Wash Up: Designing a Friendly, Efficient Laundry Room
"blue-gray and white room with slate tile and cabinets and a closet for storage. It's still... ironing board at the same time. Plus, I'm always on the lookout for cute, laundry-... works with white appliances. Here, the shelves are awfully inspiring, too. I'm nearly... fit with white appliances. I like the way this room warms up with wood cabinets (useful... ironing board - are giving me laundry storage envy. I'm typically not a fan of country..."
Guest Picks: Warm and Inviting Home Office Finds
Country Style Gets an Urbane Update
Pledge your allegiance to classic reds, sliding doors and rustic siding to bring an air of country to your modern home
"Crisp white board and batten. Hooks marching peg by peg around the living room.... farmhouse white? Visit GRIT to learn more. Help the classic look go modern by painting... crisp white with the traditional barn red. Adding a bit of rustic wood into the... using white in a country home is a somewhat modern idea. The first country homes... purchased white paint to reflect heat, differentiate the farmhouse from the barn and..."
Ideabook 911: My Exterior Needs an Update
Inside Houzz: No More Bumper Cars in This Remodeled Kitchen
More space, more storage, and the dogs can stretch out now too. A designer found on Houzz creates a couple's just-right kitchen
How to Make an Enchanting Kids' Play Kitchen
To delight your little one this holiday season, give an adorable wood oven and sink you build with love
"class? Ana White, the creative and handy blogger behind Ana-White.com, wants to change... release, White is sharing instructions and plans for this darling children's play kitchen... designed by White and built by Kristen Wright. "My simple play kitchen design took a new... sink," White says. "Even as the mother of four, Kristen found time to make what is... (http://ana-white.com/) - TONS of great plans that you CAN build!!! Becky, love this...."