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5 Reasons to Hit That Secondhand Store
"New things have their place, but old things have a history and beauty all their own... be easy to fill a home quickly with goods from a chain store, but we may be missing... reasons to consider adding vintage pieces, antiques and good old hand-me-downs to your... the best things are not necessarily shiny and new — think of the gorgeous patina on... home, and to appreciate the old stuff you already have.... likely to buy new to furnish my house with is things like bedding, towels, and art;..."
10 Look-at-Me Ways to Show Off Your Collectibles
Give your prized objects center stage with a dramatic whole-wall display or a creative shelf arrangement
"stage with a dramatic whole-wall display or a creative shelf arrangement... one gets to see them, the process of adding to them is not nearly so much fun. Showcase... light with a nifty display idea that’s sure to get people talking.... personality to the home. To make sure it's not seen as clutter you need to edit, edit,... just the things I like". I know I will be able to pass on some of your ways to really... I have to work at keeping the collections to a minimum or rotate them to reduce the..."
Hang 'Em or Hide 'Em: 10 Stylish Ways to Store Pots and Pans
"ready with racks, drawers and creative storage solutions... more to designing a kitchen than selecting cabinetry, appliances and surface materials... challenge, due to their size and bulk. You want them stored in a way that makes them easy... easy to grab for cooking, but you may not necessarily want them on full display in your... would love to have big drawers for my stuff...on my list of things to change in the kitchen..."
Beat the Midsummer Blahs — 10 Ways to Recharge a Kids' Space
Overcome boredom and encourage a fresh wave of creativity and fun among young ones with these energizing ideas
"wave of creativity and fun among young ones with these energizing ideas... beginning to run dry, you have come to the right place. Here are 10 ways to tweak your... and yard to encourage creativity, adventure, fun and even (could we be so lucky?) a... you're sure to hear that summer off from school is the highlight of the year — but keeping... colour and things for kids to touch and do - too many friends with kids are hung up with..."
Easy Green: Big and Small Ways to Be More Water-Wise at Home
These 20 tips can help us all make the best use of a precious resource. How do you save water in summer?
"resource. How do you save water in summer?... time to get serious about conserving water. Whether your goal is to help your community... 20 ways to save water and protect our waterways are a good place to begin.... With warmer temperatures and less rainfall in many regions, summer is a great time... all need to do our part! BTW, It is best if you are watering your lawn NOT to do... additional things that can help the environment: to add on to #15 about doing full loads..."
So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home
Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process — by following this architect's guide to building a new home
"guide to building a new home... you want to live and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your re... relationship to the world, to your family and to yourself. Creating a home is more than... As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research and plan your trip. You’ll... You’ll want to have a sense of what the end result should be and how much it’ll cost.... be able to go it alone, having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will..."
The ABCs of CAD
Computers help architects produce countless renderings and shorten lead times. But still there's one big thing CAD can't do
"one big thing CAD can't do... important to remember that drafting is an art, whether by hand or with CAD. Learning... did 20 to 30 years ago. Gone are the days spent bent over a drafting table, pushing... architects to digitally draft and draw, creating plans and assembling specifications much... Learning how to draw beautiful and accurate plans takes years, and it’s not something a computer... takes to become a great architect...."
10 Ways to Open a Kitchen to the Outdoors
"weather too, with a kitchen setup that embraces indoor-outdoor flow... bummer to be cooped up by a hot stove. If you’re considering some updates to your... friendly to outdoor living, consider opening up your kitchen to light, air and outdoor... entertaining with glass doors or pass-through windows. See if one of these 10 ideas for... planning to do that with a house I am trying to buy now, then build an outdoor kitchen..."
Decorate With Intention: Helping Your TV Blend In
Somewhere between hiding the tube in a cabinet and letting it rule the room are these 11 creative solutions
"working with what you've got, get inspired with these 11 creative ways to style around... to keep the TV visible, it would still be nice to not let the "big black box" take... wanted was to completely hide the TV — those bulky armoires and oversize TV cabinets weren't... weren't doing our living rooms any favors. And while most of us today are content to... close to being bearable to me. I do not find televisions to be something I want..."
Decorating With Antiques: Set the Stage With Lighting
Complete a vintage scene or create contrast with lamps, sconces and chandeliers that have traveled through time
"contrast with lamps, sconces and chandeliers that have traveled through time... baby, Rock Hudson was my babysitter. Honest! He lived in the apartment next door... door to us, near Warner Brothers Studio. Given that background, I’ve always believed... which to live out life’s drama — making a beautiful environment that evokes something... you love to include antiques in the “set design” of your home, then antique lighting..."
Room of the Day: A Garage Makeover That Rocks
A once-neglected Los Angeles garage becomes a stylish man space: music room, office, lounge and guest quarters
"wanted to ensure that he still had a space to call his own. With a semicircular driveway... back only to store things they never used, such as old bikes and mattresses. They even... space with Mosher’s favorite things and repurposed furniture and accessories. Now... struggling to figure out what to do with them! It kills me to throw them in the bedroom... wanted to ensure that he still had a space to call his own,.." sounds to me like she..."
My Houzz: Creative Thrifting Beautifies a Texas Bungalow
Secondhand finds and a designer’s gift for reinvention turn a historic-district house into a quirkily elegant family home
"don’t have to have money to create a beautiful design,” says the owner of Objects Living... makeover to suit my personal style.” Spencer believes there are three parts to good... having things around you that make you happy.” Spencer’s own home is located in... filled with houses built between 1880 and 1920. “After looking at several other homes... seemed to have it all,” she says. “Spaciousness, great light, a fabulous kitchen,..."
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Closet Touches Anyone Can Do
"appropriate to talk about closets. A new year means making resolutions to get organized... donating it to those who need it and giving the things you need some breathing room. Read... a day to really dig in, check out Get It Done: Clean Out Your Bedroom Closet to get... dreamed of doing the same ever since (it’s never happened, but I like to make my closet... According to what I come across on Houzz, it seems a large percentage of the population..."
My Houzz: An Antique Cape Cod House Explodes With Color
Creativity and color burst from every corner in this unique 18th-century Massachusetts home for an artist and her family
"Creativity and color burst from every corner in this unique 18th-century Massachusetts... tends to more than 300 sheep.... tried to do with my own living space. Personalized and colorful with lots of your... So nice to see so much to do with your family. That really is what makes a house a... While I do favor the minimal I do like to see a good use of color and this is a very... going to be quite difficult to revert to neutrals, after all. This is no criticism..."
Be Your Own Best Florist With a Bouquet Garden
Shop your backyard for gorgeous floral arrangements — these ideas will help you bring the garden to the table beautifully
"surprised to find that the combinations composed of many of your favorite flowering shrubs... be used to create a lovely tabletop bouquet — and even inspire the next season's plantings... season to a point. Look to history and images of still life to see how humankind... don't want to spray them with pesticides. Pamela Bateman, your arrangement with edibles... went home to make one themselves. It was just another way to get them to look at the..."