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Cool Your House (and Costs) With the Right Insulation
Insulation offers one of the best paybacks on your investment in your house. Here are some types to discuss with your contractor
5 Common-Sense Ways to Get a Greener Home Design
You don't need fancy systems or elaborate schemes to make your home energy efficient and sustainable. You just need to choose wisely
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
Color Makes a Garden Dining Room Sing in Santa Fe
Vibrant stucco walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico
Contractor Tips: What Your Contractor Really Means
On Show: The Ingenuity of Ancient Architecture
"without waste or crowding. Needs of the many out way the needs of the few, no pun intended... between the kitchen and the breakfast room. It would add no feature and would destry the... one big kitchen and dining room and separate bedrooms and living areas for each nuclear..."
8 Stunning and Soothing Shower Designs
Step into these brave bathroom designs, from Roman inspired to supermodern, and let the ideas wash over you
Could Your Living Room Be Better Without a Sofa?
7 Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger and Work Better
Max out on comfort and function in a mini space with built-ins, wall mounts and decorating tricks that fool the eye
Bathroom Surfaces: Ceramic Tile Pros and Cons
Learn the facts on this popular material for bathroom walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit
Dealing With Pet Messes: An Animal Lover's Story
Cat and dog hair, tracked-in mud, scratched floors ... see how one pet guardian learned to cope and to focus on the love
Budget Decorator: 8 Ways to Make Old Furniture Look Brand New
Learn stripping, staining, painting and reupholstering basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy of center stage at home
"unfinished kitchen island. before assembling it, i bought a min wax stain in a gray/weathered... into the kitchen after updating it from Queen Ann cherry to an ebony stain with new... English-style Kitchen Dresser for the cottage. I did the whole thing for $3.50 [the cost... used a kitchen torch to burn the faces to get a black that showed the grain but read... hazardous waste center. The advantages of oil-based paints are better coverage and, some..."
13 Strategies for Making a Large Room Feel Comfortable
"living/dining/kitchen/hall. It's very convenient and comfortable without too much furniture... room and kitchen, there's great flow. You just have to use your imagination. Our... room, kitchen two living rooms and a dining area, at least 1600 sq ft. It is challenging... room and kitchen, there's great flow. You just have to use your imagination." Thanks... go to waste! One foolproof combo is a console table placed against the bare wall..."
'Houses of Maine' Puts Modernism in Its Place — in Nature
Set in the meadows and woods of Maine, the homes in this book give modern architecture a natural context
"is very wasteful.(ginormous even! LOL)The first one especially... Futile to think that... energy wasteful design, instead of minimizing the perimeter of the home and concentrating... and a waste of perfectly good land space that could be used for growing organic... to the kitchen. The curved profile of the roof is the project's most distinct design... near the kitchen, where a breakfast nook juts out from a south-facing glass wall. Small..."
8 New Uses for Your Side Yard
Lovely to look at and delightful to use, these side yards meet a home's needs as dining, entertaining and living areas
"trash bins. With the bold addition of three distinct components, it's now the grand... structure to a kitchen garden. Depending on the dimensions, they also can be kid and grandparent... this side kitchen garden for its attractive design, functional spacing (there's room... Not much wasted space here — the design harnesses all the available square footage to... between the kitchen door and the perimeter wall, this side yard has a playful floor treatment..."