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7 Tips for Making Contractors Your Allies
For a contractor as vested as you are in your home project's success, follow these time-tested techniques from a professional designer
"For a contractor as vested as you are in your home project's success, follow these... worked for contractor for over 30 years. I work for a roofing contractor for over... a time for the work to be complete (barring true unforeseen circumstances which should... worked for did it also. Hope your future experiences are better :-) Thanks for sharing... deal as for a more involved project. For example, I might fill some small holes and..."
Hello, Honey: Beekeeping Anywhere for Fun, Food and Good Deeds
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7 Strategies for a Well-Designed Kitchen
Get a kitchen that fits your lifestyle and your design tastes with these guidelines from an architect
"house? For me it's the kitchen. I love to eat, cook and spend time with family, and... kitchen for your lifestyle, stay within your budget and maximize resale value? One... lighting for one person might not work for another. I find under-the-cabinet lights... s.com for some cool ones. I am planning a new home and for my kitchen I want a pull... Great for pot, pans right below. And open kitchens - are for people who don't cook..."
Guest Picks: 20 Fetching Pieces for a Retro Kitchen
"the past for a cooking space that'll put a smile on your face today... that begs for some retro style. Polka dots, chrome and bright colors are easy ways to... all out for kitschy fun. — Ana from Rearranged Design... batteries for my kit-cat wall clock! To-Do... Don't forget the bottle opener! http://www... freezer for cold drinks!), the step-stool -- and that clock! Don't forget blue/whtie... the red bar stool/step ladder chair. I actually found one on a rainy night...in someone's..."
Collective Wisdom: Display Ideas for Collections of All Kinds
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My Houzz: A Breezy Beachfront Getaway for 8
Gutting and redesigning turn a dilapidated Florida triplex into a comfortable weekend retreat for a big family
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11 Popular Materials for Fireplace Surrounds
Whether industrial steel or classic brick speaks to your style, one of these materials is sure to set your heart aglow
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Ideas for L-Shaped Kitchens
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The Cure for Houzz Envy: Kitchen Touches Anyone Can Do
Take your kitchen up a notch even if it will never reach top-of-the-line, with these cheap and easy decorating ideas
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12 Cozy Corner Banquettes for Kitchens Big and Small
"great for a casual eating experience, morning coffee or a conversation hub while... required for such a seating arrangement; the cozier the better.... works for me, not against me! Agree Tricia Rose. Thank you for your comments. I greatly... friends for lunch. (Remember when kids walked home from school for lunch?) This is... to end granite / counter top on both sides, so no space for a banquette, wish i have... so much for this article. I have been looking for a way to cozy up my banquette...."
10 Top Tips for Getting Bathroom Tile Right
Good planning is essential for bathroom tile that's set properly and works with the rest of your renovation. These tips help you do it right
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Which Is for You — Kitchen Table or Island?
Learn about size, storage, lighting and other details to choose the right table for your kitchen and your lifestyle
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Basement of the Week: Fun for All Ages in Connecticut
Crafts, wine, billiards and ... soccer? Yup, this tricked-out family basement has room for all that and more
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7 Tips for Designing Your Bedroom
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Your Essential Resource for a Healthy, Ecofriendly Kitchen
Find the Houzz guides to choosing earth-friendly kitchen counters, cabinets, appliances, lighting, flooring and tile — all in one place
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