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Idea of the Week: Float Shelves in Front of Windows
Patio of the Week: Water and Fire Mingle in a Canadian Front Yard
If the illuminated moat winding through this Ontario patio doesn't dazzle you, the 8-foot-wide fireplace will
"their front patio a modern makeover. "He has an amazing sense of balance and style... do more of that kind of work," Laan says. "We did not have much space to work with... The base of the space is decks and stone pavers surrounded by a lazy moat; fires, fountains... not in front of the house, not for me anyways. Why did they do it there? Lack of space... near the front and on the side of the house near a corner so not a lot of backyard...."
5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
Splash bold green, blue, orange or red on your front door, then balance it with a more restrained hue on the rest of the house
"on your front door, then balance it with a more restrained hue on the rest of the house... the rest of the house that don't try to compete for attention. Check out these Houzz... colorful front doors, along with potential palettes that incorporate a bold front door... on the front door. Many people have no trouble picking out a fun color to paint the... the rest of the exterior. And what about the trim? The key to working with bold colors..."
Know Your House: Anatomy of a Brick Veneer Wall
"plenty of style options for traditional exteriors... piers of brick, architects and builders were able to construct large and small buildings... at the front of the house. Here I go again, singing the praises of Ben Pentreath's... picture of the brick Tudor townhouse at the top of this article illustrates this b... brick-clad house that was built about 9 years ago. We noticed that some of the mortar... survey the house if you have concerns. A neighbour of mine just finished a two storey..."
Roots of Style: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House?
Cottages, bungalows, farmhouses ... whatever you call them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house has
"them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house... layout of rooms and the necessity of ventilation and entry and egress. These houses... demand for housing grew rapidly after World War II, and getting homes built quickly became... Building a house with just enough detail to give it identity satisfied many buyers and... facing the front as secondary elements. This eventually translated into two-story versions..."
True Confessions of a House Stalker
Letting go when a new owner dares to change a beloved house's look can be downright difficult. Has this ever happened to you?
"beloved house's look can be downright difficult. Has this ever happened to you?... length of the property, and in front of the house it was surrounded by daffodils in... is a house down the road that I have been in love with for years, an old farmhouse... simple house with good and honest lines. The landscaping once upon a time was simple... flanked the front door in gracefully curved beds filled with vinca and pachysandra. A hedge..."
Roots of Style: Where Did Your House Get Its Look?
Explore the role of architectural fashions in current designs through 5 home styles that bridge past and present
"the role of architectural fashions in current designs through 5 home styles that bridge... fashion of architecture, defined by the overall form of the structure and/or its details... One of the most common questions people have about their own home is, What style... amalgamation of different features. Nevertheless, most homes have a link to an established... purely out of necessity with little regard to design aesthetic, and are considered to..."
Go Ahead, Eat in Front of the TV
But at least do it stylishly. A favorite guilty pleasure turns sophisticated with seats, tables and screens designed for a mealtime show
"eating in front of the tube. Which one would you go for? Share your thoughts in the Comments... against house rules. Now, my husband and I follow much the same pattern with our... habit of eating with the TV on, it can be a welcome treat to bend your standards... eating in front of the Tv is what we do. Always looking for good ideas specially for... picture of a couch that isn't white! And all of these are cloth couches which don't..."
"g the front of the house: exterior colors, garage doors and more... with the front of the house. A touch of refined farmhouse meets colonialism meets timeless... brought house plans to show me. The house looks amazing and so well-thought-out, so... Much of our discussion revolved around what materials to use and what look to create... base of the pillars have been created out of the same materials as the house. They..."
Photo of the Week: Refuge on the Open Plains
"ranch house in Eastern Washington embraces the solitude of the quiet prairie... entire front of the house welcome the outside indoors.... middle of 50 acres of pasture and prairie in Eastern Washington's Kittitas County... This house has a very satisfying shape. Thanks for showing us this sleek yet cozy... with lots of windows. Double cellular shades stay up in daytime to admit light and solar... walls. The front of the house is entirely transparent, but is set back from the porch..."
The Two Faces of Homes
Often proper in the front and more private in the back, modern and contemporary homes lead a double life
"in the front and more private in the back, modern and contemporary homes lead a double... examples of how the front and back of a house are expressed differently, though not... Winslow House (1894) in terms of the contrast between the formal street front and the... reality of backyards ... as compared with the front which is always fitted up for the... but the front is still formal and public, while the back is informal and private...."
8 Apron-Front Sink Styles for Kitchens of All Kinds
Simple or showy, matching or contrasting, apron-front sinks are popping up in kitchens far from the farm
"apron-front sinks are popping up in kitchens far from the farm... What type of apron sink will work in your kitchen?... seen one of those. Apron front sinks come in such a variety form stone, nickel and copper... worry of water wicking into a seam I didn't notice had a failed bead of caulk. Thanks... about 1/3 of the cost! my sink is made of concrete, its been in service for 14yrs and... apron front sinks. Do the extra depth of the kitchen sinks make the owner bend down..."
Sit a Spell: The Art of the Front Porch
"found front porches absolutely charming. They promise a sort of sweet simplicity... glass of lemonade, waving to the neighbors as they walk by. Front porches can be... older houses and those of more traditional design. That's not always the case, though... A set of clean steps is just as inviting as a traditional front porch stocked with... white of the trim, it's casual and summery. I like that the furniture on the porch..."
Make the Most of Your Entryway
Whether you have a grand staircase or a tiny front hallway, you can maximize your home's entryway for beauty and usefulness
"a tiny front hallway, you can maximize your home's entryway for beauty and usefulness... my time of apartment living when my "entryway" was part of one room that consisted... consisted of the kitchen, living and dining spaces all in one. Though I may not have a sprawling... the age of your home, you might have an entire room or a grand staircase dedicated... dream of a formal entry was not meant to be, so I had to get creative and designate..."
10 Advantages of the Humble Ranch House
Boomer-friendly and not so big, the common ranch adapts to modern tastes for open plans, outdoor living and midcentury mojo
"ranch house has languished on the bottom rung of the architectural food chain. Critics... tract-house living. Which is a shame, because ranch houses can be an affordable,... profusion of cheap land and sprawling suburbs, with a horizontal footprint that turned... find some of their advantages, along with ideas for working with ranch homes.... styles of houses and I am finally getting my dream house after 44 years of marriage..."