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Bathroom Tile: Loving the Look of Ledgestone
Stacked-stone tile looks amazing in a bathroom, especially when washed with light. Here's what to think about before you buy
"com/Articles.asp?ID=257 I've been wondering about using it in my great room on one wall... not sure about keeping it clean. Has any one seen this done? Thanks for the pictures... asked me about the mirror reflecting the stone back at them. When you look through... think about before you buy..."
Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber
Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs
"Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including... basics about installation. The suggestions about discussion of carbon footprint during... discussion about its use. Are its Pros and Cons about the same as ipe. Mahogany is one... material. About synthetics... to build, ask about all natural materials. default only... We're about to use Black Locust for a deck in Philadelphia. We just got the material..."
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
"Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient... LED runs about $8 and a quality dim-able power supply runs about $1/watt (each LED... running about $25/5 meters and the lowest density at about $8/5 meters. Power supplies... more info about power sourcing these lights. For instance, how do they power the lights... unless your about 3 feet tall. I am installing LED lights in a shallow lightbox at the..."
From Queasy Colors to Killer Tables: Your Worst Decorating Mistakes
"beans about buying blunders, painting problems and DIY disasters... to go about is giving them accurate information about it being a neurological disorder... think about it, dream about, before I buy the paint and commit to it. (I also work... the one about temporary furniture that ends up out-staying its welcome! Made me laugh... learned about color bouncing! I never had a problem with yellow, either. Peach, on... grey for about an hour between late afternoon and dusk. The rest of the time, it was..."
Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Questions to Ask First
Learn about the hidden costs and treasures of older homes to avoid budget surprises and accidentally tossing valuable features
"Learn about the hidden costs and treasures of older homes to avoid budget surprises... shows about renovation are very misleading about the costs. Home repairs are expensive... wrote about that issue: http://www.jarchitect.net/Blogs.htm Obviously, this article... only here about two years and she upgraded the oil tank, windows and a few other things... we are about to tackle a bedroom renovation brought on by leaky ceiling, mold removal..."
Incredible Home Catwalks Make for Purr-fectly Happy Felines
Walkways and tunnels custom built to the tune of about $35,000 keep a homeowner’s 18 cats on cloud nine
"tune of about $35,000 keep a homeowner’s 18 cats on cloud nine... entrance about 15". My father, who is not a cat fan and freaks out about cat smell... going about their day. Quite impressive! But who will buy it down the road? Lol... Talk about mental cruelty!!! And having grown up with a really great cat, where's... seriously about that fantastic "cat pole". What a kind person to create a home..."
Why Google Just Paid $3.2 Billion for a Company That Makes Thermostats
"It's all about GOOGLE, and GOOGLE is about data collection and SELLING DATA. Someone... filters! How about some filters from DiscountFurnaceFilters.com! Seriously though, check... one. About the concerns of privacy, it's understandable, but I guess that is what... Google is about collection of human behavior and how to monetize that pattern, anything... I'm not about to turn my home into the digital equivalent of the Big Brother TV show..."
6 Green-Roof Myths, Busted
Leaky, costly, a pain to maintain ... nope, nope and nope. Get the truth about living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate
"truth about living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate... advice about implementing green roofs in Perth, Western Australia ? Would love to... What about states like Louisiana? We have very hot summers and hurricanes. We live... discussion about green roofs in arid climates is so important, thank you. arteshouse -... conversation about the true environmental qualities of this decision I still believe my..."
How to Prepare for and Live With a Power Outage
When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark about how to stay as safe and comfortable as possible
"the dark about how to stay as safe and comfortable as possible... wondered about that statement too. Our well is about 100' deep and we do have a hand... learn about solar power and alternative sources. It pays off! We were without power... don't know about, THEIR CARS. Duracell has an 800 watt inverter that you can hook up to... posted about generators and how to hook them up. You can listen to them at solar1234..."
A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List
She's planning her own renovation and daydreaming about what to include. What amenities are must-haves in your remodel or new build?
"daydreaming about what to include. What amenities are must-haves in your remodel or new... What about Dekton for a pie in the sky near groutless shower? There may also be... think about what I really like in a bathroom, so thanks for touching on so many points... frustrating. About the mounted soap dispensers: Most have a straw attached which fits inside... heard about it. Make sure whatever you put in the shower is not porous. There are..."
A Quick Downsizing Quiz for the Undecided
On the fence about downsizing? We help you decide whether that fencing should encircle a mansion or a mini trailer
"fence about downsizing? We help you decide whether that fencing should encircle a... article about the Sebastapol tiny house - we've read about tiny house for years now... total of about 2400 sq feet and needs lots of small renos. Well, here is to re-sizing:... downsized about 8 years ago. Less yard, less house. A brief stint in a rental helped... it is about 30% smaller than our current house, but probably 40-50% cheaper, even..."
How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living
Need a home office, a playspace or extra room for your stuff? Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom sheds
"Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom sheds... worry about it, but our inspectors get pretty excited about pier footings. If you... anything about sheds, or vineyards. I have a shed that I use as a craft room. It's 4m... houzz about adding backyard sheds. When we were building ours, we found a shortage... cost me about $750 in materials to construct. So many different looks and styles. It... and hard about what you want to put in your shed and if you have the space, make it..."
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make... contractors about stained cabinets and was told they were out of the budget. Went with... feedback about the wear with chalk paint really has me excited...but apprehensive! I... backs about chipping. It is important to do the proper prep. Clean well with TSP... cabinets about 12 years ago with a Latex paint because I hated how hard it was to clean..."
Get a Perfectly Built Home the First Time Around
Yes, you can have a new build you’ll love right off the bat. Consider learning about yourself a bonus
"I was about to warn Bud about the use of the word "perfect" but the point has been... agree it's about each individual and the group. It's about who we are when we are alone... architect about this time last year and have gone through many iterations and refinements... think more about our 15' x 14.5' master bath layout, 2) should I bring in the builder... think about collecting them into a book / workbook. lblumensaadt - Thanks for the..."
A Cook’s 6 Tips for Buying Kitchen Appliances
An avid home chef answers tricky questions about choosing the right oven, stovetop, vent hood and more
"questions about choosing the right oven, stovetop, vent hood and more... spot-on about ovens. It's all about the seal. I am very very disappointed in Viking... agree about the induction. I am 64 and thought my new kitchen would have gas, but... agree about the double ovens. I went for two ovens vs a warming oven. For those... things about the Breville Smart Ovens. As for appliances: research the devil out... advice about the door and seal. Will be looking out for that next time I go looking..."