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Houzz Prizewinners Take Their Kitchen From ‘Atrocious’ to ‘Wow’
A North Carolina family gets the kitchen they always wanted — and not a minute too soon — courtesy of the Houzz sweepstakes
Stand-Up Desks Rise to Health Challenges
Visit an Artist's Backyard Studio and Guesthouse
The '70s Are Back. Can Ya Dig It?
Houzz Tour: Step Inside (and Out) a New Florida Showhouse
2012 'New American Home' at International Builders Show celebrates latest materials and ideas for luxurious, indoor-outdoor living
How to Install Energy-Efficient Windows
Learn what Energy Star ratings mean, what special license your contractor should have, whether permits are required and more
7 Ideas to Get You Back on the Front Porch
Remember the good old days, when porches offered front-row seats to street scenes? They can be even better today
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Garage
Stop fearing that dirty dumping ground and start using it as the streamlined garage you’ve been wanting
"for the car... Help those of us who actually need the help! Please... My one car... have a 3 car garage with 3 cars in it. Over several months, I posted items on CL, selling... the cars and slipped it into his car and off he went. Came home and put the bin back... bedroom, 4 car garage home to a 2 bedroom, 2 car garage rental home in just over one week... have a 3 car garage and can't fit one car in it. My husband has every tool you can..."
Houzz Call: How Are You Handling the Record-Breaking Cold?
"house to car to destination ,back to car & home again regardless of temps. If car works... loss of electricity, no heat, frozen and bursting pipes, cars that won't start and... started 2 cars this morning. The 1999 Toyota Corolla, in the garage, started right up... in my car and if I was going any distance or out of the city, I'd have candles, etc... their cars. There have been a lot of bursting water pipes under the roads...... the..."
How Your Landscaping Can Keep Burglars Away
Prevent home break-ins with strategic landscaping and good practices instead of menacing — and maybe less effective — measures
"their car through my front yard and totaled my parents car that was sitting in the... replace our car. That was the second car we had totaled in the driveway. This is the most... topped by electric fencing. Mine isn't, but I do have two German Shepherd dogs who look... ) My car is ancient and, to my embarrassment, the paint has started to peel off... crime and electric fences. I also considered installing plantation shutters in my home..."
Get a Bird's-Eye View of America's Housing Patterns
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future
"on your car to get around. So, living in a tiny apartment in Manhattan would be perfect:... yard, no car. But I think this needs to be examined more closely. Cities are not how... water and electricity to skyscrapers (and keeping them running when they need repair... nonexistent; cars are parked in below-grade spaces that flood in heavy rain. Manhattan... heat, electricity, and water; possibly no reliable elevator, even if you have impaired..."
How to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
New project for a new year: Swap your conventional heater for an energy-saving model — and don’t be fooled by misinformation
"about the electric ones. Have heard too many horror stories about electric. If we had... tank, electric, ouch. I have installed tankless water heaters on many projects and... 20-30 gal. electric and install a switch to turn it off... we've lived with turning the... off of electricity and gas, so if there is a power outage you are not going to have... conventional electric water heater that was inefficient, leaking, and gobbling up space..."
Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection
Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home
"parking our cars which it is long enough to fit 2 midsized cars. we have a workshop in... have all electric no gas, the longest our electric went out in 25 years was during hurricane... steps from car in garage area to kitchen or pantry area makes a big difference when bringing... pull the car into the garage and take three steps up into my back hall and kitchen area... with one car for a long time in a suburban neighborhood that was walkable to many places..."
So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to Color
Colorful kitchen appliances are popular again, and now you've got more choices than ever. Which would you choose?
"sure the electric cooktops are also a lot better than the old electric coil stoves.... to have electric wired and buy an electric stove was sooo worth it. before I replaced... white electric range. At a temporary rental decades ago I had a range that was pale... gas or electric about $9,000. Wouldn't this look great in farmhouse remodel? quite... to any car/body shop and they'll spray them any cheery colour your little heart desires:..."
You Showed Us: 20 Nutty Home Fixes
We made the call for your Band-Aid solutions around the house, and you delivered. Here's how you are making what's broken work again
"about cars. My Dad fixed things in my car engine with twine and duct tape! To the... to his car parts and found a car knob and installed it, works fine. Also in our motorhome... a used car dealer who was willing to pay us $50 for the car - before he found out... Flintstone car. Washing machine lids are GREAT for replacing the flooring on cars! And... to keep electrical/electronic cords contained. My parents were very generous with us..."