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Design With Weather: Introduce a Rain Chain
"pitch of the roof, stream across the gutter, cascade through the downspout and finally... worthy of appreciation, and that is by replacing a ho-hum aluminum downspout with... nice a rain barrel would look at the bottom of a rain chain - I'd have to see a picture... varieties of rain barrels - I always think of them as being bright blue or black plastic... out The Art Of Rain site suggested by texaslightsmith and was in awe! Happy Easter..."
Design Workshop: Modern Metal Shingle Style
Steel, copper and zinc shingles take siding to new heights, with less maintenance than their wooden cousins
"teel, copper and zinc shingles take siding to new heights, with less maintenance... at the range of possibilities that 21st-century shingles can offer.... courses of wood shingles to monumental effect, stretching them over their sprawling... application of shingles in architecture. Today shingle cladding enhances formal expressions... expressions of building volume and skin. The shingles are often modular, allowing for easy..."
Guest Picks: The Lights of Your Life
"home was of the same stock glass chandelier variety, but believe us, none was stunning... designs made of art glass, in exotic colors of nature that brings beauty and warmth to the... brass, copper and gother olden metals abound. I have a lot of different period furniture... there's lots of nice metal paints around: flat, glossy and metallic in all kinds of colours... BIG fans of mixing finishes! There's no steadfast rule that everything needs to be the..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on Arts and Crafts
A love of surfing, proximity to the coast, and major life changes inspire a relaxing and thoughtful design
"love of surfing, proximity to the coast, and major life changes inspire a relaxing... design of the original Arts and Crafts cottage and surf shack. With the new construction... small Arts and Crafts cottage in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. He turned the garage... the idea of tearing it down and starting over. The result, Surfer's End, is a home... home full of good vibes. Houzz at a Glance: Who Lives Here: Architect Richard Bubnowski..."
Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors
Explore some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both home and landscape
"some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions... a part of the architecture. The examples here range from the tightly enclosed and... scale of our structures, to temper weather extremes and for visual screening.... option of a door out of the garage for example, that allows me the option of going... think of transition spaces kind of like layers of clothing and not that many people..."
Design Workshop: Put Industrial Mesh to Work Around the Home
From open gratings to fine weaves, commercial metal mesh is a durable and beautiful choice for residences too
"versatile kit-of-parts aesthetic that’s been tested by years of commercial service. And if... example of this and one that deserves consideration for both interior and exterior... It ranges from raw and utilitarian, like welded-wire fabric, to the finely woven... rigors of the commercial environment, you can be assured it’s designed to last.... a few of the ways this industrial material can be used in the home...."
Roots of Style: Pueblo Revival Architecture Welcomes Modern Life
Centuries-old details of adobe construction still appeal in the desert Southwest, adapted to today's tastes
"details of adobe construction still appeal in the desert Southwest, adapted to today's... settings of the American Southwest. Adobe structures of Native Americans established... developed out of Anglo-Spanish influences and is distinguished by a row of fired brick atop... features of the original pueblos. Blockish forms freely assimilate into cohesive clusters... canales (rain-water gutters) that appear as small piercings in thick exterior walls..."
Design Workshop: Natural Wood Siding Minus the Maintenance
"weather out of buildings, a worthy and necessary goal. But the task of creating home exteriors... cycle of maintenance and accepting weathering as part of a home’s design aesthetic... as part of their aesthetic — and even celebrate it.... coast of New England with a client who requested of us: "no paint!" We designed... the idea of selecting materials that look better as they age. It reminds me of the Japanese..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Dark Kitchen Brightens Up
"Summer of Love was in full swing. “The oak cabinets were very late 1960s and very... solid copper range hood, and all the cabinet knobs are solid copper after I cleaned... the rest of the new look. Where is the microwave? Here's a close-up of my art instead... an idea of the cost of the kitchen renovation. One criticism I have of HGTV shows... strategy of using wood to warm the space, the strip over the hood looks very out of..."
Kitchen of the Week: Elegant Updates for a Serious Cook
High-end appliances and finishes, and a more open layout, give a home chef in California everything she needs
"small town of Ross in Marin County, California, were excited to update the kitchen in... and top-of-the-line appliances and finishes. But they also wanted to create a beautiful... heart of the home. Kitchen at a Glance Location: Ross, California Size: About 500... Also, the range hood does not protrude as far out from the plane of the adjacent uppers... just out of reach! But I have now replaced most of the shelves with drawers of various..."
The Future of Backsplashes
Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever
"sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering... future of backsplashes, and the response will be “seamless.” Seamless materials... strip of sealant out of a tube along the joint -- needs to be free of sealant look... amongst all of these examples is the use of what looks to be higher CFM hood fans. Some... objective of keeping many of the "timeless elements" of the kitchen. Used a solid backsplash..."
Kitchen of the Week: Renovation Honors New England Farmhouse’s History
Homeowners and their designer embrace a historic kitchen’s quirks while creating a beautiful and functional cooking space
"a lot of fun.” These homeowners absolutely love their 19th-century farmhouse in Hudson... embraced most of its quirks. However, the kitchen, which had undergone an unfortunate 1970s... This is art! P.S. High praise for the cupboards with glass instead of a bunch of open... g the range. The color is reminiscent of that used in farmhouses of yore. The layout... either side of the range, why would you have the cabinets that flank the range take up..."
Kitchen of the Week: Industrial Design’s Softer Side
Dark gray cabinets and stainless steel mix with warm oak accents in a bright, family-friendly London kitchen
"vision of what she wanted, which was design-led with a slightly industrial feel, using... atmosphere of the space were crucial too. “It had to be a relaxed family area,” Powell... board of images, and she and Powell worked closely together to design the space.... pulse of current trends,” Powell says. “One tear sheet she had featured an open shelf... both side of the slide-in range and the bottom drawer below the range is perfect for..."
Houzz Quiz: What Style of Kitchen Should You Have?
Should you be cooking up a storm in a modern, traditional, farmhouse or another style of kitchen? Take our quiz to find out
"style of kitchen? Take our quiz to find out... have lots of art on neutral walls. I like all of the desserts......not at once. The... veining of a marble countertop or the grain of walnut cabinets." not sure how I feel... exception of open shelving, but I love the blue/yellow of Mediterranean. Spanish? No... elements of the style that I find appealing, however the neither of the photos supplied... futuristic range hood products! :) I love quizzes. Took this one twice because the results..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Cabinets Snazz Up a Space-Savvy Eat-In
"Colaneri of Brunelleschi Construction reorganized the space, putting all the cabinetry... been one of my favorite colors and shades of this color have been hanging around the... a fan of those stools and that part of the kitchen looks unfinished to me. Finally... instead of leaving them wood toned. The photo of the bar sink shows this and makes... piece of art up there, or even another mirror to make it look bigger in there. The..."