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How to Artfully Build a House on a Hillside
"building on a site with a slope. We'll also look at a variety of completed project examples... building a house on a sloped site, let me suggest this mantra: "No house should ever... challenged by a home under construction on a steep terrain. The goal is to sit the house... which a home has successfully been nestled into the topography.... I was a little confused. When you put a house on a steep lot, 99% of the time you..."
Turn a Shipping Pallet Into a Stylish Ottoman
"project is a frame. Retrofitting a shipping pallet works perfectly. Once you're happy... choice of a pallet, it's time to get to work creating your one-of-a-kind upholstered... need are a few supplies and a very basic knowledge of sewing and woodworking. Watch... A low-slung upholstered ottoman is an easy, budget-friendly and high-impact DIY... still a fraction of what you'd spend having a custom ottoman made. A custom ottoman..."
Houzz Tour: A New Texas Farmhouse Pulls a Neat Trick
Fresh from the drawing board, this home for organic farmers in Austin looks remodeled and expanded over time
"come at a different time in the house’s life. “People say it’s a great remodel, which... A brand-new farmhouse almost sounds like an oxymoron. Usually the structures are... look like a really old house. He accomplished the effect by creating add-ons that he... decades. A living room punches out from the structure and mixes different materials... which is a compliment because we wanted it to feel like it had always been there,” Rauser..."
Use a "Regionalistic Style" to Develop a Cohesive Landscape
"idea of a regionalistic landscape design has a greater audience in the idea of celebrating... once had a woman from Minnesota email us with a set of photos. She had been inspired... developing a cohesive landscape design that looks like it belongs to the area. This concept... in pots a variety of mediterranean grasses and perennials. She had cleverly placed... Minnesota were a shocking contrast. It would have been better had she valued her native landscape..."
A 1920s Grill Inspires a Patinated Patio
"include a vintage stone grill, a custom trellis and a table crafted from a salvaged... enjoying a cold drink, a chat and even a full summer meal. Here's a closer look at how... Starting from a blank slate, landscape designer Susan Cohan created an inviting, sunny patio... It was a really fun project to work on. There's a lot of great salvage ironwork out... .it's a historic property and every building, including the barn on the property..."
There's a Zebra in the House: A Classic Animal Print
"prints are a popular choice but can be a tough sell to many people. They're naturally... tacky. A great animal print to start with if this is a fear of yours is the zebra... introducing a new pattern into your home in a small way. Go wild; have fun with prints... wild. As a result, many people are afraid that they can't pull them off in their homes... It's a great print but it's simple black-and-white color scheme makes it easier..."
Houzz Tour: A Coastal Cottage Delights in a Wealth of White
Crisp but relaxed, the sophisticated style of this summer home has created an inviting getaway for relaxing and entertaining
"home was a "designer's worst nightmare" — a split-level floor plan with multiple, d... build a central staircase and create a functional flow between spaces," she says... Houzz at a Glance Who vacations here: A couple and their 3 kids Location: Marblehead... evokes a casual-chic feel for the family while they visit in the summer, but it's... describe a 4,800 square foot home as a "cottage" is out of touch with the concept of..."
My Houzz: A Backyard Getaway Emerges From a Grain Shed
"wanted a hideout. So when her Ohio farmhouse came with a shed used to store grain... space into a cozy getaway. Art used a lift to move the building across their land, where... floors. A salvaged tin roof, fresh paint on the walls and a good power wash gave the... At a Glance Location: Plain City, Ohio Size: 112 square feet (8 feet by 14 feet)... and has a loft. We added a "lean-to" bathroom complete with a full sized shower. The..."
Beadboard Panels Offer a Shortcut to a Classic Style
Traditional touch: Change up plain bathroom walls with beaded hardwood planks and trim you can install yourself
"can be a serious chore to install, but you can get a similar look with beaded hardboard... fiberboard) or a more ecofriendly hardboard, and comes in a number of finishes. My family... panels a shot in our small bathroom for a classic decorative finish that will protect... g has a classic look that never goes out of style. Traditional tongue and groove... worse in a house full of boys to sit on a wet seat. Yuck! I love how they added the..."
My Houzz: A Musical Couple's Home Strikes a Personal Chord
"decorating a home. When musicians Flip Breskin and Zeke Hoskin acquired their first home... music and a yard where they could garden and entertain. Over the past 14 years, the... gardens to a mix of plants and trees that provide year-round color, interest and fragrance... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Flip Breskin, cofounder of Puget Sound Guitar Workshop;... Hoskin, a songwriter; and their cat, Vortex Location: Columbia neighborhood of Bellingham..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Addition Joins a Historic California Home
Two design pros give their century-old home extra breathing room while boosting its energy efficiency
"future with a cohesive connection to all of its components. Houzz at a Glance Who lives... built in a railroad town in the East Bay area near San Francisco. Twenty years later... later a cellar was dug out under the entire structure to provide more space during the... with a keen eye on energy efficiency. The new addition celebrates the house's past... what a discussion! I don't recall seeing a modern addition on a traditional style..."
A Little Sparkle, a Little Shine
"using a combination of "old, new, fluffy, shiny." A quick scan of my living room... and new (a mix of antique and contemporary furniture), something fluffy, but a serious... moved into a new place several months ago, and while it's definitely feeling like home... Recently, a favorite blogger hit the nail on the head: She wrote that her fail-safe... adding a little shimmer from the homes on Houzz. Here's what I found:..."
A Zig and a Zag: Chevron Patterns
"can add a lot of energy to a room. The word "chevron" refers to a "V" shape. Very thin... known as a "Herringbone" pattern, often seen on wool suits. I do have a question about... noticed a zig zag explosion, which I credit to Madeline Weinrib's scrumptious rugs... rugs and a certain Miles Redd picture that could possibly be the most blogged about bedroom... "rafter", a component of a roof structure - traditional roof shapes have pairs of rafters..."
Are You a Maker? There's a Fair for You
Get inspired, show your work or just enjoy the amazing creativity at events around the world devoted to the art of hand crafting
"together in a small workshop. If you're a maker yourself, maybe you're making jewelry or... you're a maker. If you're not currently a maker, maybe you're interested in becoming... stationery for a wedding; maybe you're building furniture from reclaimed barn wood or crafting... where a maker fair can come in handy.... audio, to a docking station made from a 1925 Magneto recharger once used for a Model... T, to a liquor caddy fashioned from a legendary AR 4x speaker. And I am happy to..."
Embrace a Hot Trend With a Kitchen Warming Drawer
Serve food at just the right temperature with this increasingly popular appliance, coordinated to match your kitchen's style
"installed with a matching wall oven, a warming drawer can be coordinated with other kitchen... I love a piping-hot plate of food, so it seems a built-in streamlined warming drawer... feel of a streamlined, high-functioning kitchen. As the countdown to my own cookery... Take a look at these examples and let me know what you think.... gives a lot more flexability than a single oven and warming drawer. I have a warming..."