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You Won't Believe What These Homeowners Found in Their Walls
From the banal to the downright bizarre, these uncovered artifacts may get you wondering what may be hidden in your own home
"in his walls that sold at auction for a reported $175,000, we asked Houzzers to chime... yards or walls or that had simply been shellacked over. Here are a few things they found... inside the walls, I often write something and the date when I open a wall up. I love... tearing down walls! When renovating our 1923 home we found a birds nest with a family of... n-His-Wall--What-Has-Your-Home-Hidden- We found razors in our 1930's bathroom wall..."
Steep Your Rental in Color — Without Painting the Walls
Let your favorite hues loose without skirting your lease, with these room-by-room ideas for apartments and other rented homes
"painting the walls. Even if your landlord has a strict no-painting policy, or you know you... have a home that is vibrantly colorful and utterly you. Check out these ideas and... in your home with rental-friendly color.... my own home, but still afraid of color on the walls. Adding color with throws, furniture... on the wall panels instead of directly on the wall also minimizes the number of holes... lot more wall coverage for your money than a piece of traditional wall art, and it's..."
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
Leaf blowers, trucks or noisy neighbors driving you berserk? These sound-reduction strategies can help you hush things up
"work from home, and apparently I am in good, and growing, company. There are 3.1 million... work from home, and this number is increasing. Do you know what we do for at least a... floors, walls and ceilings. To decrease sound you must obstruct or dampen the sound... constructed homes and multiunit buildings have noise-blocking requirements. Just like there’s... quiet at home: 1. adding surfaces that absorb the sound, or reverberation, before it..."
Inside Houzz: A Walnut Wall of Storage Opens Up a Kitchen
"30-foot wall of storage frees up cooking areas and counters for food prep and entertaining... searched for home professionals on Houzz and came across general contractor Brian Osborne... walnut wall of storage that took all the pressure off the cooking stations and hangout... build a home theater in my basement and the money tree was getting thin. So now we... lovely wall of walnut. Nicely done. We did something a bit similar with a kitchen..."
Houzz Tour: Fieldstone Divides and Connects a Wisconsin Home
Modern architecture looks right at home on its site, thanks in part to a bold north-south wall of local stone
"right at home on its site, thanks in part to a bold north-south wall of local stone... property as walls, and to the stone wall that runs the length of this particular house... internal system (House IX) or even an important feature or concept that drives the design... fieldstone wall, but also in the way it is physically and visually linked to the landscape... tour, the wall is a way to distinguish these two halves of the property and separate..."
11 Reasons to Love Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Again
"embrace wall-to-wall carpeting again. In fact, I’m not sure why it fell out of favor... spent on wall to wall carpeting and switching to a complete wood floor home I can tell... get my home in Heaven (and it will probably have it too : D). Wall to wall carpeting:... , and wall-to-wall, and I always preferred bare floor. My current home was purchased... rid of wall to wall carpet. Yuck! Sunroom I live in Perth (Australia), in a home with..."
How to Create Your Own Semicustom Media Wall
Don’t let the price of a custom built-in stop you. Put one together with ready-made pieces and a little finish help
"feet of wall space in my basement for a TV and storage for DVDs, board games and books... have a home theater system yet. well done & great step by step article & photos.... it is wall to wall. Well done! That is a very nice Ikea hack; I'm glad to see that... to the wall unit makes me nervous. Fantastic, this is just the idea I want to create... media wall was all too hard and expensive but now I want to give it a go! why didn't..."
Hide Cords in Style With DIY Graphic Panels
Keep wires under wraps for a neater-looking home office or media center, with wall panels you make to your exact taste
"neater-looking home office or media center, with wall panels you make to your exact taste... panel system is a great solution to hide the wires and have a completely customizable... impacting the walls. Lots of people are more productive working in an organized space; if... them with wall paper. Then I stick them to the wall using teacher's putty. It is really... along that wall. With this idea, I can have a clean wall below the windows. We have paneled..."
Hot New Greens for Fall Decorating
Make your home ultrahappy with ultramarine or cheery with chartreuse, using the popular colors on walls, furniture or accessories this fall
"your home ultrahappy with ultramarine or cheery with chartreuse, using the popular... colors on walls, furniture or accessories this fall... management systems for designers, are touting two greens for fall: Ultramarine Green (a... into your home. Read about fall 2012's hottest blues... out than wall paint or furniture. Brown-GreensThe wall color here, in this season's... color in a home is to paint the insides of wall niches. If you prefer more neutral interiors..."
Houzz Tour: Multicultural Modern California Home
Three African-inspired courtyards, an impressive art collection and exterior shades combine in a dynamic Venice Beach residence
"natural systems and technology to boost the home's efficiency. The design also takes... designing a home for one of Venice Beach's typically long and narrow lots, he recalled... designed a theater made of mud for the drama department.... Inspirational home. Brilliant home. But I could never go past the glass walkway. No way.... Having a home with a courtyard myself, I know how wonderful a completely private outdoor..."
How to Create a Built-In Home Bar
New project for a new year: Get the nuts-and-bolts info on building a swank home bar into a nook or wall
"swank home bar into a nook or wall... your next home gathering more stylish, more sophisticated and easier by adding a home... designed this home bar for a villa in Malta, the walls are to be finished in a faux finish... Funky-Home-Bar We are in the process of adding a Family Room to our home and it will... Now Open Home bars that I have designed often are the nucleus for home entertaining... a new home and we are putting a bar on the stairway wall in dining room/kitchen...."
Should You Install a Urinal at Home?
Wall-mounted pit stops are handy in more than just man caves — and they can look better than you might think
"Wall-mounted pit stops are handy in more than just man caves — and they can look... to your home can help you save space. It's also a time saver and, yes, a conversation... people's homes that is! :-) Just as a bidet works best in a home fancier than mine... ipped homes plan to stay there forever. A urinal in a home for sale would be an instant... treat our home toilet like a public pissoir! And having a urinal in my home? Hell NO..."
Meet the Next Generation of Incredibly Adaptable Homes
Move a wall or an entire kitchen if you please. These homes scale down and switch it up with ease as needs change
"ove a wall or an entire kitchen if you please. These homes scale down and switch... need a home with four bedrooms and an eat-in kitchen. Or you're in your dream home... from the home and community you've come to love and start over somewhere else? As baby... whose walls can actually open and close to create flexible spaces, or one where... expand walls or shrink them, depending on a family's needs. Or a duplex that can transform..."
Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home
Written words drive the design of a house for aging in place, from a plethora of bookshelves to a personal word wall
"their new home remodel, architect John DeForest took a detailed inventory of every book... The word wall is wonderful. A home designed for reading - that is a dream home! It... the word wall and the sunroom. Very nicely done I love homes that feature such individual... modern homes, with the abundant amount of windows, used typically for homes on the... in this home's neighborhood, it is common to tear down the original homes and build..."
DIY Home: Add Open-Shelf Storage for Less Than $40
Got an empty wall and overflowing cabinets and drawers? Curb the clutter with inexpensive open shelves you can install in a day
"empty wall and overflowing cabinets and drawers? Curb the clutter with inexpensive... large open wall that I had painted with a trellis design. I knew the shelves would complete... shelving system below would also be a neat way to add extra storage. These can be found... shelf-system-telescopic Thanks so much! I love these open shelves and plan to add... a big wall o' shelves in my dining room, but I really like the look of your painted..."