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8 Inventive Takes on the Breakfast Bar
From simple wood slabs to sleekly sculpted shapes, breakfast bars expand eating, working and prep space in the kitchen
Cast a Spell With Outdoor Lights
Make a night on the patio magical or conjure a warm welcome for guests on the porch with well-chosen outdoor lighting fixtures
"night on the patio magical or conjure a warm welcome for guests on the porch with... brightly lit porch or patio. Choosing an exterior fixture adds charm, curb appeal and character... Read on for a few simple tips to choose outdoor fixtures that light up the night... been used on sailing ships for centuries because they do not rust or otherwise deteriorate... just sit on your porch or patio. Pin lights like these are perfect for reading outside..."
Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail
Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option
"focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly... transparency on top of these priorities and you can see how complicated things can get.... snowstop on the roof). As a final flourish, we used the same system on our loft stair... compromised on cost by using pickets down the side of the house. A gate at each end allows... rails on my own home but refuse to build them for others. Don't want to be sued...."
DIY Projects: Outfitting a Sleeping Porch
"cabin on the water, understands the allure of the sleeping porch. It's even better... sleeping porch can be as simple as covering an old twin bed with some comfortable quilts... sleeping porches, though, retain a sort of rough character, bridging the gap between... sleeping porch, there are a few key things to consider: 1. Rain & humidity. Even with... into the porch. As many furnishings as possible should be water-resistant, and those..."
Porch Life: Banish the Bugs
Don't let insects be the bane of your sweet tea and swing time. These screening and product ideas will help keep bugs at bay on the porch
"keeping your porch pest free, ranging from the very effective to the potential myths.... ceiling porch sure is pretty! My porch ceilings are also blue & I never get wasp or... screened porch with a blue ceiling and an unscreened front porch with a blue ceiling... cedar porch timbers? I really like the idea of screened porch that can transform... aluminum on our front porch ceiling so I'm not sure if it can be painted. Does anyone..."
Renovation Detail: The Knee Wall Railing
Small in stature but big on privacy, knee wall railings add a Craftsman-style element to porches and don't block the view
"but big on privacy, knee wall railings add a Craftsman-style element to porches and... Used on porches, knee walls can help protect your residence from the elements, grant... found on many old homes, especially those of Craftsman or foursquare design. Upon... railing on our 1920s Craftsman home was the classic knee wall. Why the previous owner... front porch back to its roots!... together on this waterfront home. Porch dwellers are given privacy while also being..."
Reinvent It: A Houzzer Turns Thrifted Pieces Into a Swinging Daybed
"le up on this delightful porch piece and you'd never guess it's made of salvaged... screened porch of her dreams, a swinging daybed was a big part of it. "The inspiration... of the porch — to be a relaxing room," she says. "When I think of relaxing, I think... the new porch included ample room to swing, clear views for sunsets and plenty of... daybed on our covered porch where I spent many rainy afternoons cuddled inside a sleeping..."
Get the Hang of Hanging Flower Baskets
Learn all about container materials, soil and designing a hanging flower arrangement for a bountiful look on your porch or deck
"bountiful look on your porch or deck... to your porch, patio, arbor or deck — and it's easy, provided you know a few tricks... some tips on planting your hanging baskets and keeping them lush and thriving all season... the hook on the basket and the hook in the beam. This way when the wind blows the plant... design on picture 4 called and what is the significance of the arch. Very pretty.... knock on the door and ask the owners. Then you can contact your local ag agent or..."
From Canning Porch to Beautiful Vintage Bath in Oregon
"tacked on to the house in the 1920s or ’30s. After eight years in the home, the... canning porch off the back of the house into a beautiful new bathroom, complete with... color on the walls is Morgan Mist by True Value. Cornell Meadow (also on the color... I sit on it as my grandchildren play in the tub or put a glass of wine on it for... as hard on the bank account! :) beautiful project!!!! This certainly says HOME!! Love..."
10 Elements of a Porch Paradise
If dreamy days with breezy chats and lazy lounging are your cup of tea, see how to pull your porch together to bring your vision to life
"pull your porch together to bring your vision to life... great porches. If you're designing a new porch, freshening up your existing one or... talking porch once a week for awhile now, and I think it's time to wrap(around) it... thousands of porches, figuring out everything I love about them, sharing them and learning... dreaming of a porch, consider which of the following are must-haves for you.... Lounging on a porch on a hot summer day without an icecold lemonade is unimaginable..."
Double Front Porches Stack Up Comfort
Twice the space, twice the outdoor pleasure. A double front porch lets you enjoy views, fresh air and company that much more
"front porch lets you enjoy views, fresh air and company that much more... front porch is often considered the quintessential element of Southern architecture... Front porches were the original social networking tool, a pretelephone way for neighbors... If one porch is good, two must be better — especially when an expansive view is involved... front porches in the United States goes back to the first settlers. But if you ask..."
Screen the Porch for More Living Room (Almost) All Year
"screened-in porch. It's much cheaper, quicker, and easier to add than a regular room, as... grill on the patio in the summer to make more room on the screened porch. Make sure... screened) porch on the front of the house, and we barbecue on that, but I wasn't sure... based on the existing screened porch. I then gutted most of the interior of the... stayed on the screened porch. Most of them came with an absolutely beautiful view..."
Magnificent Porch Swings!
"adding a porch swing to your home. It's inviting. It encourages you to sit down, relax... include a porch swing. I tend to be drawn to a very classic, simple wooden design when... look at porch swings. However, I do think that there are a lot of other options. There... kind of porch swing would you enjoy?... smaller porches! http://bit.ly/9dxs9w luv my porch swing made for me from local twigs... Relaxing on the Sunshine Coast of BC Love all the different porch swings. Wonderful..."
Porch Chat: Sleeping Porches
"continuing our porch series this week with sleeping porches. Traditional sleeping porches... located on the second floor of a house, often atop a covered porch below. They were... These porches usually had some rustic cots or bunks and served a very important function:... night on hot, summer nights in the days before air conditioning. These days they... of the porches below are also outfitted for enjoying much cooler nights...."
Good Houses Are Good Neighbors Too
The best houses engage the world and fit into their surroundings, even while celebrating their own distinct style
"front porch was where you found everyone in the evening, especially during the hot... and keep on eye on the neighborhood. A small "box bay" that extends out over the sidewalk... such as a porch, from which you can see the street, and the street can see you. Creating... even a hammock. Remember that it is a room that's part of the home, so treat it with... front porch, a place from which to engage the world. Sure, these spaces are smaller..."