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Love to Cook? You Need a Fan. Find the Right Kind for You
Don't send budget dollars up in smoke when you need new kitchen ventilation. Here are 9 top types to consider
"Don't send budget dollars up in smoke when you need new kitchen ventilation. Here... climate and don't use gas mechanicals! What Chris Hale is referring to is the requirement... checked! Chris, can you give me more information on the type of professional who would... cook, but don't want to look at the kitchen when I'm finished. Depending on where you... things Chris speaks to above. But also, using infrared technology they can locate..."
The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
"f you don't understand passive design, you could be throwing money out the window... houses don't need to be expensive. Chris Corsen of Maine built his first PH for $135/sq... "cold". Don't forget to play with the concrete a bit as well... there are some cool... hear but don't really absorb. Duh, we want to be comfortable. But to be comfortable... I don't know if newer homes have overcome this, but he thinks the trade-off is..."
5 Steps to Help You Hire the Right Contractor
Don't take chances on this all-important team member. Find the best general contractor for your remodel or new build by heeding this advice
"Don't take chances on this all-important team member. Find the best general contractor... people they don't particularly like. You don't have to be best buddies but a professionally... or GCs don't even know what that is or don't know basic building science. They don't... approved. I don't think any builder or contractor will pull a permit for a project that... Also, don't forget liking the contractor. If you are even slightly annoyed when meeting..."
Houzz Tour: A Texas Home Gets a Healthy, Fresh Start
Mold eradication was just the beginning for this Austin family's home on a creek bed — toxins of all kinds now don't make it past the door
"kinds now don't make it past the door... Sometimes I don't understand the choices people make, honestly. Am I too old for that swing... Sometimes I don't understand the choices people can AFFORD to make. Would love to see... chemicals" why don't we step back for a moment and consider these people. Both Jules and... great. Don't worry about the plants and grass - the deer will take care of that in... cabinetmaker Chris Honea of Honea Woodworking to find a finish that was durable, sustainable..."
My Houzz: A Grand Overhaul for a Growing Family
"townhome, Chris and Richard Cahill realized that the harsh contemporary edges of stone... baby-proof," Chris says. Besides wanting something kid-friendly, the couple needed to... helmed by Chris, a landscape architect and owner of Botanical Decorators who also has... here: Chris and Richard Cahill; their 1-year-old daughter, Logan; dogs Pugsley and... Thank you Chris! : ) Chris, I have 3 small children. I don't believe a house is ever..."
My Houzz: Empty Nesters Simplify in a Portland Loft
Chucking two-thirds of their stuff and heading to the city, a couple discovers the freedom of downsizing
"years, Chris and Sharon Newman have learned how to purge. As a director of claims... Insurance, Chris has shuffled the couple around the U.S., to Washington, New York, Ohio... downsizing,” Chris says. “When you live in 1,100 square feet, you just can’t have a lot... here: Chris and Sharon Newman Location: Pearl District of Portland, Oregon Size:... cluttered. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful, but if I lived there I would rip out the..."
Houzz Tour: A Stunning Low-Energy Home in the Cotswolds
Tucked into a hill next to a once-derelict barn, this new home follows a Passivhaus approach with contemporary flair
"says Chris. Undeterred, Chris, of Seymour-Smith Architects, applied under the E... Architect Chris Seymour-Smith and his wife, Helen, know the property well, as it sits... ” says Chris. “The houses are superinsulated, airtight, ideally point south to maximize... see and don't know about Grand Designs but even so this house is simply perfect. I'm... here: Chris and Helen Seymour-Smith and their sonLocation: The Cotswolds, Englan..."
My Houzz: Rustic Charm in a Handsome Log Cabin
Snowy vistas, hand-crafted touches, antlers aplenty ... this mountain home is the quintessential log cabin, especially during the holidays
"" says Chris. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Cliff and Chris Wheeler Location:... f and Chris Wheeler moved from Portland, Oregon, back to their roots in Bend after... " says Chris. "My husband is a real outdoors person. He loves to hunt and fish." Cliff... tour! Chris and Cliff's creativity in decorating this log home without going "over... " says Chris. Cliff and Chris plan to use a chairlift from Hoodoo Mountain Resort..."
Houzz Tour: Sustainable, Comfy Living in 196 Square Feet
Solar panels, ship-inspired features and minimal possessions make this tiny Washington home kind to the earth and cozy for the owners
"Chris and Malissa Tack didn't think they were living in excess. Content in their... " says Chris. "That can be a wonderful option for many people." Houzz at a Glance... here: Chris and Malissa Tack Location: Snohomish, Washington Size: 133 square feet... Kummin - don't like? - don't do it......but really, no one is impressed with your commentary... on you Chris and Malissa, We are thinking about buying some property and putting a..."
Houzz Tour: Color and Personality in 500 Square Feet
This Los Angeles home for 4 has a small footprint, but the family is big on creative solutions and styling
"husband, Chris, found it, the structure was dilapidated and saggy, with dirty cream-colored... bedroom, and Chris and a friend could build a guest room in a small freestanding shed. "It... husband Chris, the director of production at the American Film Institute; and their... so I don't eat "crappy food" myself, but I instantly felt bad for all the busy,... parents that don't have time or money to make home-cooked meals every day or clean open..."
Guest Picks: Romance for Two, Over Dinner at Home
No need to drop major bucks on dining out this Valentine’s Day. Set a sweet mood with tableware, accessories and love
"husband, Chris, and I love a good date night out as much as the next couple, sometimes... wonderful. Chris is planning the menu, and I’ve been eyeing these items to set the table... thing, don't forget to "dress" for dinner as if going to a fine restaurant. My husband... because we don't enjoy the experience at the restaurants that evening - even though the... because we don't have to drive home. Nothing says "I love you" like homemade chocolate..."
My Houzz: Modern Sleekness and Serenity in Austin
Check out the before and after photos from inside and out to see a home's complete transformation in 10 months
"salon, Chris and Leigh Cortinaz decided it was time to give their house a modern makeover... " says Chris. "That motivated us to follow through with our remodel." Working with... here: Chris and Leigh Cortinaz and their long-haired chihuahua, Delilah Location:... house and don't even recognize it as being the same! Wow! It certainly was worth the... Home. Chris found everything on this second-floor balcony via Craigslist. AFTER:..."
Laundry Room Redo Adds Function, Looks and Storage
After demolishing their old laundry room, this couple felt stuck. A design pro helped them get on track — and even find room to store wine
"Chris Perkin thought his partner, Nathalie Kohler, was taking too long to decide... style, I don’t have it,” she says. “I can’t pick colors or cabinets. It doesn’t work... Kudos Chris and Nathalie on your new laundry room. And what a talented designer you... but I don't think that the wine fridge should be in the same room as the washer or... actually don't mind spending time in. Thanks, all you wonderful Houzzers, for the great..."
Guest Picks: Accessories That Are Perfect for Fall
Bring on rich textures, deep colors and intoxicating scents to put your home in an autumn state of mind
"While I don’t necessarily decorate my house for autumn, I incorporate a few warm colors... house? Don't care for people 'plugging' their products as part of their 'comment'... so I don't care if it's a little flimsy. It's so cute! The rope basket might be... Now you don’t even have to choose. ’Tis the season for schoolwork and school pictures..."
My Houzz: Elegant Updates for a 1928 Bungalow
"altor Chris Berry specializes in selling homes in conservation districts and historic... here: Chris Berry, Paige Blend and their dogs, Tyson, Echo, Ruuq and Junebug Size:... window. Don't know why more people don't use slate for counters instead of the ubiquitous... Craftsman I don't absolutely love. My Dream House; a bungalow! Yes! You just confirmed... because I don't want to wait 20 years for the neighborhood to tidy-up. Bravo, though..."