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How to Grow Your Own Peaches and Nectarines
Make gardening a little sweeter with these juicy fruits, which you can eat after plucking or preserve for later
"fuzzy and nectarines are smooth. For most people, that’s the only difference. And... peaches and nectarines available. It’s not just a question of if you want a fruit with... round. And if that isn’t enough, you have the choice of having a standard tree, pruning... us lots and lots of fruit and we made jam and gave it away to friends and family. It's... give less and less fruit and became sickly and eventually died (Hate the neighbors ever..."
Canopy Beds: All Grownup and Still Magical
"Drama and Romance With an Elegant Four-Poster... romantic and whimsical and often imagined myself as a princess climbing into her tall... grew up and wanted nothing to do with the frilly, flighty canopy bed. When I grew up... even more and became an interior designer, I learned to appreciate many styles of decor... magical (and majestic) without being ostentatious or overly girly. I especially like... melodrama here and there isn't a bad thing: The bed is the most important feature of the bedroom..."
15 Cozy Book Nooks and What They Want You to Read
Put the beach reads away; these comfy spaces are creating a fall reading list. What books do they suggest to you?
"throw and getting our read on. Some of the most inviting reading spots on Houzz have... exercise, and if you hate my taste in books, refreshments or both, you won’t hurt my... books and bevvies you think would be best for any of these great reading spaces.... peace and joy. Winter would be seed catalogs and garden books and a pot of soup... trilogy, and "The Salmon of Doubt," by Douglas Adams, and "Hyperbole And A Half," by..."
Houzz Tour: 20 Acres, a Train and a Midcentury Gem Fuel a Remodel
Original wood ceilings, a cool layout and, yes, a quarter-scale train persuaded these homeowners to take a chance on a run-down property
"layout and, yes, a quarter-scale train persuaded these homeowners to take a chance... overgrown, and the creek had run over its banks and flooded the wetlands, so there was... husband and wife kept coming across photos of a grim-looking house in a wooded area... years, and the front of the house had a large wood face that had turned orange in... planes and the materials used and the way they harmonize and you feel a euphoria...."
Houzz Tour: A Base Camp Designed for Adventure, Durability and Style
Rugged materials join refined good looks and clever details in a Washington family’s all-year getaway
"looks and clever details in a Washington family’s all-year getaway... National Park and near other wildlife and recreational areas. It is a perfect vacation spot... Hampden and Matt Hutchins, responded with a simple, rugged design that is responsive... environment and low on maintenance, letting the family focus on the outdoors. Let’s take... smaller and smaller pieces where it threatens and damages wildlife and native plant..."
Tale of 2 Car Shelters: Craftsman Garage and Contemporary Carport
Projects in the Pacific Northwest complement the existing architecture and sites of 2 very different homes
"architecture and sites of 2 very different homes... region and designed by the same architect, these two car shelters are drastically... homes and their sites, Design Northwest Architects designed structures that feel... house and outbuildings are situated on the site. Architectural details and use of... owners and the property are the stock and trade of a good architect. Really great... coming and going, loading and unloading. I'm sure we'll work something out. Meanwhile..."
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
"interesting, and the Fieldstone House near Milwaukee is a particularly good example. The... walls, and to the stone wall that runs the length of this particular house, designed... physically and visually linked to the landscape, which “consists of a small farm field... field and the heavily wooded topography of two glacial kettles,” the architect says.... property and separate the plan into functional zones. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here:..."
Houzz Tour: Living With Style (and Impermanence) in 450 Square Feet
Temporary digs don't have to mean mishmash furniture and drab decor. Just check out this Vancouver rental studio
"furniture and drab decor. Just check out this Vancouver rental studio... boxes and no sad little rental studios. But since this was a temporary living situation... a cozy and chic home for one. With a smart layout — including one very well-placed... palette and pops of DIY style, she gave the studio a brand-new look without painting... you have privacy and no bulk Use of space is amazing Gorgeous! Love the tufted chair..."
Transom Windows: Why Use Them — and Where?
"boys and girls, it's time for a brief little architectural discussion. In the world... battleships) and a small, detail window over a door or, sometimes, atop another window.... closed and the transom coverings open. It's a lovely combo of privacy and light.... entry and internal doors. I've seen transoms used above glass doors and windows on... the top and lower windows and open the transoms throughout the house there is a breeze..."
At-Risk Teens Get a Well-Designed Home and Real Hope
Designers and other volunteers create an apartment to keep older foster kids off the streets, off drugs and on a path to a better life
"gners and other volunteers create an apartment to keep older foster kids off the... drugs and on a path to a better life... foster care and potentially into homelessness now have a vibrant and inspiring place to... the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. A 100-bed dormitory and treatment portion... education and vocational training under one roof. The program is Lauri Burns’ newest... tools and assistance they need to thrive on their path to adulthood. Grammy-winning..."
Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — the Tiling and Grouting Phase
Step 3 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Pick the right tile and test it out, then choose your grout color and type
"right tile and test it out, then choose your grout color and type... showers and learn more about how to get tile, grout and edging details right. Previous... overwhelming, and it's difficult ground to cover in a short meeting with a potential renovator... waterproof and tile your shower can help you can ask the right questions when interviewing... avoid. And once you find the perfect tile, you still need to decide on your grout..."
Learn the Lingo of Drapery Rods and Accessories
Understanding these drapery hardware options is essential to window treatments that hang properly and look polished
"jargon and you will be an expert in no time.... pretty, and attaching the blackouts to the curtain will make them dense and dark.... The last and final problem is that the windows are 130" long, and I have to use rods... living room and dining room and if anyone can help I would really appreciate it. This is... concept room and the windows for the living room and dining room are on the same wall, but... type, and the rods have gotten all scraped up from sliding the grommets back and..."
Architecture and the Art of the Wall
See how common building materials can become uncommonly beautiful displays of color, pattern, texture and light
"plantings and water features. Yup, I like concrete and modern, minimalist, and pristine... apartment and retaiuning the concrete walls and brick walls. However, dust falls from... modern and concrete go together very well. I love the look and you have chosen some... concrete privacy's sake facing the front and it can still be welcoming if some thought... concepts and some high art on show in this ideabook, but would the living spaces inside..."
6 Ways to Help Your Dog and Landscape Play Nicely Together
Keep your prized plantings intact and your dog happy too, with this wisdom from an expert gardener and dog guardian
"intact and your dog happy too, with this wisdom from an expert gardener and dog guardian... problems are and how to overcome them will help keep the peace between you and your dog... Dogs and outdoor spaces go together naturally. But with their penchant for digging... airport and eating plants, some dogs can wreak havoc on landscape design. Knowing what... dog, and leave you both with a beautiful yard to enjoy. Here's what to keep in mind..."
Room of the Day: Comfort and Sophistication
"from cold and uninviting to warm and welcoming... ceilings and lovely architectural details. But the long, narrow layout and the lack... floor and midcentury furniture and accessories transformed the space. “I really wanted... Garrett and Stephen Fronk’s 1878 Victorian flat. Located in San Francisco’s Liberty... friend and designer Sara Story for help, the pair created a welcoming living room... warmth and better storage. Elegant window treatments, a new built-in enclosure for..."