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Renovation Detail: The Kitchen Laundry Room
Do your whites while dishing up dinner — a washer and dryer in the kitchen or pantry make quick work of laundry
"your whites while dishing up dinner — a washer and dryer in the kitchen or pantry... washer and dryer are concealed behind bifold doors, and while we will replace the... unmentionables and sautéing veggies in the same space. But after 14 months in our home I can... folding and am often reminded to switch the laundry due to the hours I log cooking... a main floor laundry with a small floor space ... and she makes her laundry piles..."
Houzz Tour: From Old Stable to Minimalist Guesthouse in England
Its interior bays once held racehorses, but now this all-white and wood home holds fascination as a modern part-time home
"this all-white and wood home holds fascination as a modern part-time home... electricity and modern plumbing, the structure was relatively sound and stood steady, so... demolition, and electrical and plumbing work... doors and walls define the new layout; they now stand out amid the new neutral palette... horse ties and sliding stable doors complement Ramus' simple, modern additions perfectly... contrast. The white (and I'm not usually a white wall fan... my bedroom walls are painted..."
Bring In a View Like You’ve Never Imagined
See how art photographers turn a plain white wall into a magical window with a centuries-old camera technique — and how you could try it too
"plain white wall into a magical window with a centuries-old camera technique — and... Kuzmickas and Abelardo Morell have you covered. They specialize in camera obscura, a... camera and applies it to an entire room.... had a white topped round table, and a lens and prism in the roof, the lens system... Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges? What would such a prism look like and where would it... through and projecting these images onto the wall and ultimately the photograph. Time..."
My Houzz: Flashes of Industrial Style in a Modern-Rustic Dream Home
In this picture-perfect getaway, you can sleep under the stars without leaving your bed — and heated brick floors keep toes warm
"bed — and heated brick floors keep toes warm... locally and gathering special pieces like a porthole window. Houzz at a Glance Who... Longpré and Rosalie Clermont Size: 1,900 square feet on 9 acres; 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms... the land and preservation of the trees Year built: 2000... herringbone floors and casement windows with glossy white walls and ceilings and an open... exterior and heated brick floors. I love the wall planks and floors. Also the height..."
Houzz Tour: Eclectic Down-Home Style in Texas
A Texas family goes for comfortable, colorful furnishings and crisp white walls for a look they call ‘Southern Americana’
"furnishings and crisp white walls for a look they call ‘Southern Americana’... relaxed and comfortable doesn’t mean it can’t be chic and stylish. This Texas family... fresh and eclectic feel and represented their personalities, showcased their art... gallery-white walls were the way to go, while the furnishings and accessories would... blues and crisp white. It’s all-American!” says designer Laura Umansky, adding that..."
Houzz Tour: Midcentury Meets Mediterranean in California
Squash-colored walls are painted crisp white to provide a bright backdrop for modern furnishings, lighting and textiles
"crisp white to provide a bright backdrop for modern furnishings, lighting and textiles... style and a midcentury modern aesthetic. However, when they purchased a traditional... century (and still are) as chairs, loveseats, and sofas. What type of flooring... great and I love it. I love the brighter spaces and the wood floors are awesome!... home, and had decided on a very soft gray, but am loving the look of the white, with..."
Houzz Tour: Warm, Curvy Modernism in Palm Springs
"bright white interiors and rich bursts of color... weather and great golf courses drew Laurie and Les Cooper to Palm Springs, California... detail and unexpected touches made me love this project. And that marble as artwork... colors and simplicity. That said, I want to go find a paper dress and go-go boots... years back and know exactly what condo development this is in and I must say this is one... house and it certainly is stylish. I just had to tour this house here when I glimpsed..."
My Houzz: Serene Simplicity in Brooklyn
"Clean white backdrops and minimal furnishings give a Red Hook rental a peaceful air... brown and blue walls with a fresh coat of white and pruning their yard to create a... Tice and Kristy Hadeka, cofounders of the Brooklyn Slate Company, have a knack for... walls and an overgrown yard, but the couple knew they could update it to fit their... designer, and Hadeka, a Parsons graduate student, source by hand each of the slate pieces..."
A Romp Through Pet-Friendly Materials
Deceptively durable, these stylish flooring materials and fabrics let you give Fluffy the run of the house
"stylish flooring materials and fabrics let you give Fluffy the run of the house... drooling and more than a few lost pillows. Sound familiar? Having Chewie has forced... chore. And all it took was picking some clever materials for our townhome. Below is... with pets and cork floors? I love cork, but with cats and dogs and puppy training, wondering... latex floor enamel. The house is over 100 years old and the floors are long past..."
Edit Your Photo Collection and Display It Best — a Designer's Advice
Learn why formal shots may make better album fodder, unexpected display spaces are sometimes spot-on and much more
"compromised and ended up hanging a single, albeit artsy, black and white photo of the kids... large black and white candid photo of her children, plus a few smaller shots to the... wall, and we were trying to visualize the placement when her husband came home and... homes and be hit in the face with their kids right away,” he explained. “It feels... with 9 black and whites on the wall is not a task for amateurs. My cousin and I tried..."
Houzz Tour: Light Dawns on a Toronto Penthouse Loft
Somber details in a former warehouse give way to bright white walls, nautical touches and exposed fixtures with an industrial edge
"bright white walls, nautical touches and exposed fixtures with an industrial edge... the red and white decor and accessories that blended in with the brick walls had to... building, and the interior finishes and kitchen appliances needed an update. The dark... bright white paint and updating the builder-quality fixtures. "We agreed that the... Green and red walls greeted designer Golbou Rad when she first met this loft. In..."
5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile
Take a walk on the wild tile side, with unexpected designs for walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings 2013 show
"walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings 2013 show... watching and responding. Here's a sampling of some of the most cutting-edge looks from... see some black and white flors for the ouside patios. Amazing. Especially loved pictures... stone and ceramic (the local counter and tile fabricator just throws it out and it... variation in black and white striped stone. This article is so inspirational! Thanks!... good with black granite counters and gold Tuscan marble floor in kitchen Fiandre's Precious..."
'Weave' Stone Tile for an Elegant Bath
"Style and Dimension to a Tile Floor... on the floor. It adds elegance as well as visual and tactual texture. This simple... rectangles and squares and has the illusion of a woven surface. The mosaics come polished... honed and are mounted on 12" x 12" mesh sheets for ease of installation. Prices are... around $20 and up per square foot.... shower floor and niche. Used the porcelain on bathroom floor. Pam Moore, your shower..."
Houzz Tour: From Burned Down to Done Up in Las Vegas
"home — and laid the groundwork for a beautiful new floor plan... says. And second, he felt that the compartmentalized nature of homes built during... window and dropping down inside the scorched remains, Palacios immediately changed... walls and showing him exactly how the home could become the open-concept layout Anderson... like, and it was a no-brainer.”... table top and metal support. You have to clean any floors daily, with two kids and two..."
Plaster Tops Popularity List for Pool Finishes
Classic white or dyed to suit a mood, plaster is the most common and affordable finish for pools today
"assic white or dyed to suit a mood, plaster is the most common and affordable finish... shell and can be dyed to suit different styles, surrounding materials and landscapes... common, and it's still one of the least expensive finishes for an inground pool. Plaster... references and be wary of taking the lowest bid. There are some shortcuts that may result... quality and longevity of the finished product.... White pool plaster is a simple combination of white cement, white marble aggregate..."