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Shhh ... It's a Secret (Door, Room, Staircase)
Whether you're the cloak-and-dagger type or just want some practical storage, hidden places in the home show their appeal
"places in the home show their appeal... trapdoor in the floor. Once you were in the lab, if you pushed on a stone in the wall... riddled with secret rooms and hidden compartments. Grandpa's laboratory was accessed... just hide in a pocket, but that doesn't mean hidden rooms, passageways or compartments... and fun in their homes. Is there anything you'd like to hide?... hidden room in our old house by putting a mirrored pocket door in the midst of our built-in..."
How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
Keep butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe food prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker
"prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker... fixture in any kitchen and contributes to the character of the food that is prepared... boards in clean and attractive shape.... stain with the cream and it looked good as new, with no signs of warping. Good article... house was built in 1960 and has a piece of butcher block inset into the counter (between... island in the kitchen...Thanks! I had a custom crafted John Boos 4x8 ft center island..."
The Well-Concealed Kitchen
"Kitchen With Elements From the Living Room... often used in other parts of the house into the kitchen, making them warmer, cozier and... chair in the kitchen — or something as simple as painting cabinets so they look more... 'vintage' in the kitchen with the suzani rug is actuall a La Cornue range in the CornuFe... standard built-in cabinets that become places to hide away little used items. Have things... cooks in the kitchen! Good luck with your project - share that banquette when it's..."
Instant Living Spaces
"Zones with Shelves, Screens, Glass and Furniture... Live in a loft or studio space? Trying to figure out how to define different areas... and more built ins and movable shelving. It is really true that you can never have... guest bed! The problem was solved with Zoom-Room, the electronic, remote controlled... retractable bed (www.Zoom-Room.com). It worked perfectly in the living room (you can put... living area in a compact space and now I have some ideas! Thanks!! oooh nice collection..."
15 Home Ideas Fit for a Crowd
Spend less time corralling chaos and more time enjoying family togetherness with this advice from someone who's been there
"togetherness with this advice from someone who's been there... grew up in a blended family with four siblings plus me, and our house could get a little... chaotic. In fact, looking back it seems like it was a minor miracle that we all got... to go with them. To think that I grew up in a family with 6 kids and 1 bathroom... shoes in the basket. Every single boy walks in & kicks his shoes off in the middle... living in a house that was built in 1970. I have a wonderful contractor working upstairs..."
DIY Project: Mobile Container Garden
"anywhere with a planter on wheels... species with hard-to-pronounce names in order to do it? Nope. Did it simply involve... starting with a small, mobile container garden, then slowly work my way into the big-boy... interested in a beginner's stage of gardening, here's the rundown on getting your own... raised beds which were built with fence posts. Swiss chard is very beautiful and comes... Gardenmaps in Feb. In late March I e-mailed to ask when I would be receiving the planters..."
Modko Litter Boxes Address the Mess
"cat box, with an award-winning result... come up with a solution. He and Teper read every litter box review on Amazon and decided... everything in our homes to be well thought out," says Teper. "You can buy almost anything... redesigned in some way. This is just one of those things that hadn't been rethought."... caught up with Teper to hear more about Modko's innovative designs, and what's on the... friend built me a cabinet that I keep all the pet items in, extra beds, toys, shampoo's..."
Indoor Slides Make Getting There All the Fun
Take a straight shot between floors or twist up your ride with a spiral. An indoor slide puts the playground right at your feet
"your ride with a spiral. An indoor slide puts the playground right at your feet... stage in swanky Manhattan penthouses to providing the fun secret way to get from... basement in Minnesota, these playground pieces are anything but child's play.... and bunk beds in my dream home, just like I did in my "dream home" designs as a child... would be in a better mood in the morning after sliding down to have breakfast. I'm..."
Guest Picks: Contemporary Bookcases and Shelving
"novels in style on bookshelves that veer from the traditional plot... battle with the number of books in my house, so I am always on the lookout for more... let them integrate with the space too! Here's a custom set I designed for my clients'... statement with a couple of books they are certainly nice. But don't call them bookcases... are well built, well designed and fully capable of being used to store books.... rooms in which space is limited. It can be customized, so you can move the shelves..."
Houzz Tour: A Radical Reconstruction Raises an Austin Home
With a new second floor and some room swapping downstairs, this 1935 Texas bungalow now fits an architect and his family beautifully
"With a new second floor and some room swapping downstairs, this 1935 Texas bungalow... footage came in a second-story addition for the boys, with two bedrooms and a cool secret... bungalow in Austin, Texas, when his second son was born. When his two boys recently... you walk in to a POW!*! and get hit in the gut with a whole lotta' ZiNg. Well done... house. In fact, I've lived in my last 2-storey house and probably my last storey-..."
Designer's Touch: 10 Imaginative Kids' Rooms
Flights of fancy are actively encouraged in these creative, inspiring bedrooms and playspaces for children
"encouraged in these creative, inspiring bedrooms and playspaces for children... is king in children's rooms. It can be a bit intimidating to find a style that will... imagination with these inspiring professionally designed spaces.... Love the built-in bed, penthouse living and inspirational headboard idea. I love decorating... falling in your bed! I like many of these designs, including the child sized Philippe... childs bed - not a good plan ... Forget the kids, I want a room like one of these..."
8 Fireplace Designs for a Radiant Master Bedroom
Sleeping quarters get glowing with fireplaces from subtle to splendorous, creating a most luxurious air of comfort
"glowing with fireplaces from subtle to splendorous, creating a most luxurious air of... element in a master bedroom than a fireplace. Whether you are building, remodeling... can add in addition to its increasing your home's resale value and overall design aesthetic... room. The bed is obviously a component in a bedroom but a bedroom needs more. I compliment... wake up in the morning we see everything around the bed - the ceilings, the light piercing..."
10 Wildly Colorful Kitchens That Thrill and Delight
"loose with fearless color and personality... experiment with color in your home.... supreme in many homes, colorful cooking spaces have made a major comeback. Miles away... kitchens, with their neon countertops, brightly colored cabinetry, incredible backsplashes... to work with! I loved the Rainbow Hued kitchen with the blue subway tiles even more... color! In today's world with stainless steel and white, these homeowners a very brave..."
7 Out-of-the-Box Retaining Wall Ideas
"Railroad Ties With Stylish Rock, Metal, Blocks, and Poured Concrete... shows in 2003, I was shocked at how much a good retaining wall could cost — mainly... grew up in South Florida, the flattest and most humid peninsula ever, retaining walls... 4-feet high with pine straw at the crest. There are so many other options out there to... planted in front of it. The wall is covered in ivy and sempervivums, and sedum in..."
Weekend Decorating: 8 Ideas for Lighting Your Entry
"Entryway With a Fixture That Illuminates and Delights... Stand in your entryway and look up. Are you pleased with what you see? If not, here... starting with this ideabook about lighting. For those who already have a fully furnished... upside down in just one weekend.... your name in my above comment. For some reason I always spell it with a "c", but I usually... ideabook in this series!! Thank you!!! As you continue your theme on entries, please..."