DESIGN YOUR HOME
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Landscaping Tricks to Manage Stormwater Runoff
Help rainwater absorb slowly back into the earth with paving grids, gravel beds and other porous systems
"rainwater absorb slowly back into the earth with paving grids, gravel beds and other... land to absorb so quickly. The result was a huge torrent of water gushing down the... otherwise absorb some of that water. Last week I talked a bit about how a green roof... can be absorbed. Some paths of flagstone cross the wet spots so we aren't inconvenienced... water to absorb into. The look of the designs with the grass incorporated in the driveway..."
Living Roofs Crown Green Design
Living roofs save energy, improve air, water, curb appeal — and the view from above doesn't hurt either
What Chipotle and Radiohead Can Teach Us About Sound Quality at Home
Contemporary designs filled with glass and concrete can be hostile environments for great sound quality. Here's how to fix that
"lot to absorb sound except bodies or the burritos themselves,” Golub says of the... diffuse and absorb sound from speakers. It's all in an attempt to create the best musi... tapestries to absorb sounds...all while balancing the livability factor of the room. I think... things to absorb sound than have to worry about play lists for the space? Ahhhhhhhhh... terrible at absorbing sound and diffusing it, the two key components in creating warm,..."
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
Leaf blowers, trucks or noisy neighbors driving you berserk? These sound-reduction strategies can help you hush things up
"surfaces that absorb the sound, or reverberation, before it gets to your ears, and 2. blocking... self-absorbed, inconsiderate neighbors and their children/dog for the last 4 years... which absorbs sound and put it in the walls of our living room and on the ceiling... sound absorbents between floors and walls. Lots of great tips! We are getting ready... Sound Absorbers for the HomeBlocking sound and absorbing sound are two different..."
Design Your Landscape for Peace and Quiet
Block unwanted noise with plantings, barriers and water features for a more soothing outdoor experience
"*Plants absorb, deflect, refract and reflect noise. *Desirable white noise can mask... may only absorb 10-20% of noise. These were articles sited research for road noise... soil berm absorbed over 85% of the highway sounds; could NOT eliminate "back-up" buzzer... sound absorbent "fuzz" needs to be shielded from view and the elements and in the... more and absorb more sound. Plants absorb and diffuse sound via their leaves, branches..."
5 Design Lessons from Restaurants
Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All
"used to absorb compression in horizontal surfaces, but later it was laid vertically... area, absorbing high compression...."
Color Guide: How to Work With Black
Take a walk on the dark side — your home has nothing to fear with this color when you know how to use it
Reading in Bed Comes Out From Under the Covers
No more sneaking a flashlight beneath the sheets. Grown-up bedtime reading deserves grown-up lighting and other bedside amenities
11 Wonderful Ways to Use Wool Around the Home
10 Ideas for an Exuberantly Abundant Landscape
Let passion and largesse overflow for a garden that provides a rich experience along with a beautiful scene
Discover the Draw of Writing on the Walls
Let your freehand break free with write-on wallpaper, dry-erase paint and other design inventions that celebrate the scribble
Do These Surprising Contemporary Exteriors Hint at the Future?
Is Your Garden Minding the Viewing Speed Limit?