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For the Kids: Secret Forts Indoors
"cold for tree houses and playhouses, create a cozy kids' hideaway indoors... cardboard house out of a brown cardboard box with no printing on it. I cut out doors... had that house until he was 4..he loved it..through numerous renovations and many many... tv box house lasted almost 7 years in my family room. We put a heart window, a rectangular... of this house. Then there's the fort she built using the couch cushions . . . except..."
Good Houses Are Good Neighbors Too
The best houses engage the world and fit into their surroundings, even while celebrating their own distinct style
"The best houses engage the world and fit into their surroundings, even while celebrating... just-right house. Number nine talked about a house that is a good neighbor and engages... does a house engage the world, and why is it important that it do so?... space is best when it's large enough to be a room of its own. A place for comfortable..."
Cool Your House (and Costs) With the Right Insulation
Insulation offers one of the best paybacks on your investment in your house. Here are some types to discuss with your contractor
"of the best paybacks on your investment in your house. Here are some types to discuss... -Your-House And of course, there's always the straw bale houses: http://www.houzz... is the best way to make my house more "green"?. When we tell them the first thing... renovated our house. Because the whole house is underfloor heated (or radiant heating - I... option? Our house loses heat in a maddening way. The walls on the side of the house that..."
7 Ways to Shoot a Great Holiday Card Photo at Home
Make this year's holiday card stand out from the crowd with your home as the backdrop and these tips from the pros
"of the tree or fireplace, Case mixes up her holiday shoots with indoor and outdoor... is the best tree ever!! Everyone who sees it wants to do the same with their cards... Christmas tree in every room. Last year I decided to decorate one with all of the photo... of this tree! @ Lisa Fioranelli- I'm from the jersey shore, one of the worst hit areas... grandparents houses are now gone. Our memories are something that cannot be washed away..."
So Your Style Is: Traditional
Smitten with classic home design? Use this primer to bring the best of the traditional look to your house
"bring the best of the traditional look to your house... enjoyed this house also. Its kitchen & living rm were the least attractive to me... too... is the best ideabook I've seen! Mainly because I can relate to it so well. Your words... of the house. It's expensive, like the woodwork around the windows. Only your library... is the best collection of designs yet! Each designer did a wonderful job - and the... This house, however, had very dramatic color all over. I felt tied to it. Now..."
Tour Sarah Susanka's Newest Right-Sized House
Get ideas for neighbor-friendly, efficient home design from best-selling author's latest project near Chicago
"design from best-selling author's latest project near Chicago... architect and best-selling author of the "Not So Big House" books, has just finished her... This house is part of the School Street Project, a development that will include... schools, houses of worship, the town's Main Street and the commuter rail station for... ng is best. Some nice details, but hardly a small house. The house appears to take... my own house. Small? My house is only 950 sq. feet I consider 2,450 sg. ft. quite..."
A Little House Unfolds Into an Outdoor Theater
Turns of a crank reveal seating for events, but this little structure's best act is bringing people together
"structure's best act is bringing people together... This house has a secret. Although it looks plain, some cranks of a hand winch unfold... abandoned house into something special that brought neighbors together.... name Open House is perfect! Super idea! I wish that someone had thought to either clean... see the house become a more elaborate stage for plays and such. If the community is... idea! THE BEST USE OF SPACE EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing work...very creative kudos to..."
10 Ways to Boost Your Home's Resale Value
Figure out which renovations will pay off, and you'll have more money in your pocket when that 'Sold' sign is hung
"for the best possible results. These 10 home improvement projects make smart use of... there! The best thing I did to a 1903 Craftsman house was to take the paint off all the... of the house. The guy doing the work suggested repainting the entire house (one coat)... in this house; it was NOT warm. We have been house hunting for awhile. Please do not... And the house is getting painted. Right now, if I had to sell the house, there's no..."
Patio Design: Here Comes the Sun!
"tents to trees, these options show how easy it can be to access--and even create--shade... to your house. Some options, such as temporary awnings, can be added yourself over... modern house makes use of the natural shade of this tree. Where possible, use your... of this house. The similar palette (and that one great aubergine chair) creates a nice... your trees and create a haven beneath them. Take note when the sun hits hottest, and..."
Design Photography: When the Fog Rolls In
"in the best light. Sunlight allows materials and forms to stand out and be read more... looking at houses that they are always photographed with blue sky and sun shining through... a new house with a very small lot. The challenge will be to create another haven... see the house but the view from the house, its link to the water and beyond. But what... and bare trees this blue house in The Netherlands stands out, if softly. Seen from up..."
Houzz Interview: Brenda's Cozy Little House in Texas
"little house sits amongst tall pine trees in East Texas. I'm surrounded by the quilts... with your house. My first meeting with this house was when we were planning to movehere... from my house (thus my new eight foot fence), I want to block out noise as best I can... tearing down trees for buildings. And I keep adding bird houses and abodes for these creatures... Little House and a self-described "homebody". It's easy to see why - she has surrounded..."
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Lovell House
"bought the house because it reminded us of a modern tree house. It's a beautiful wooded... Lovell House was originally an 1,100 square foot mid-century modern house that was... make a house a home? No matter the style of the house, first and foremost the plan... mid-century house that everyone else had deemed "The Teardown". It's an inspiration, and... of the house when you first saw it? Well, I think they were actually being nice when..."
Architectural Images: Truth or Fiction?
Technology draws an ever-fainter line between photo and rendering. Can you tell the difference in these 17 images?
"in the best possible way. The images that follow straddle the increasingly fine line... of the houses depicted. Are they life-sized models that people inhabit (truth) or... of this house give the impression that it is a rendering, but that is immediately countered... include that house next door? Truth: The lighting in this view screams "rendering," but... of the house's white surfaces and the almost-perfect grass make it appear so. Hints..."
Design Photography: Let's Get Symmetrical
"in its best light, if you will. Having previously looked at the aesthetic merging... part of a house that is anything but symmetrical, but the centering of the structure... of this house exudes symmetry, especially with its centered openings. But note how... frames the trees beyond. The symmetry of this hallway is achieved by echoing the long..."
2 Washington Studios Give Artists a Place to Create
Offering well-equipped art studios to work in and a tree-dotted setting to dream in, one homeowner is making creative visions a reality
"and a tree-dotted setting to dream in, one homeowner is making creative visions a... Thoreau's best work was done in isolation at Walden Pond, and Vincent van Gogh painted... to her house. Architect Geoffrey Prentiss worked closely with her, building a dramatic... the main house. The main house's corrugated metal roof matches the roof and running-seam... was to house spaces that would be splattered with paint and materials, I knew I wanted..."