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A Honeymoon Cottage for Edward and Bella
"America and a honeymoon cottage in the woods where Bella and Edward will have some... books and I already have solid plans to go see Breaking Dawn: Part 1 this weekend... scenery and architecture (that's about as true as people saying they get certain lad... scenery and the architecture in the movies makes up for a lot of the cheese factor... Volterra and the magnificent woods of the Pacific Northwest serving as a sublime backdrop..."
Create Drama, Function and Beauty With Luxuriously Draped Fabric
"this well and have used fabric in some beautiful and creative ways to transform their... types and styles of window treatments have come on the market. Gone are the days... unexpected and delightful ways. It always amazes me the impact a few yards of fabric... shading, privacy or protection, drapes can completely change the whole atmosphere of... Porch- and Guest room especially! :) The room with the yellow swag curtain has me..."
7 Questions to Help You Pick the Right Front-Yard Fence
Get over the hurdle of choosing a fence design by considering your needs, your home’s architecture and more
"landscaping and lasts, typically, the life of your home. And with the hundreds of fencing... Design and John Hreno of Terra Ferma Landscapes know the dilemma well, and they helped... gardens and windows. People stop and admire and have said they know we've done something... create some privacy between our homes and were able to bring our fence down between the... came out and we love the sense of privacy it creates. Thanks for this article; it couldn't..."
The Narrowest House in the World?
This 4-foot-wide workshop has eating, sleeping and working spaces in its 150 square feet. Chime in on how livable you find it
"sleeping and working spaces in its 150 square feet. Chime in on how livable you find... work, eat and sleep in a 48-inch-wide studio? This tiny Polish structure, wedged into... bedroom and desk. Studio at a Glance Who works here: Etgar Keret Location: Warsaw... peaceful and beautiful and no I could never live there, perhaps visit for 10 minutes... newspaper and a bag of groceries, and suddenly the place will feel cluttered. Fine for..."
Basement of the Week: Guests Gets a Cottage-Like Stay
Converted to a comfy space with a full bath, a bedroom and extra amenities, this Maryland basement is great for visitors and the owner alike
"bedroom and extra amenities, this Maryland basement is great for visitors and the owner... family and friends, she created a bright and charming guest cottage–like space under... formerly dark and slightly scary basement into an inviting space complete with a living room... station and workspace. Basement at a Glance Location: Bethesda, Maryland Size: About... height legal in Maryland? It isn't here! Very bright and cheery! Would love info..."
Houzz Tour: A Portland Bungalow Gets a Major Lift
"bedrooms and a walk-out basement — plus a boost in income... years and never even noticed it. “It was neglected; the windows were broken, and... it, she and her husband and business partner, Klaas de Jonge, couldn’t overlook the... bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is... neighborhood, and quickly scooped it up for vacation rental income. The couple expanded... attic and lifting up the house to create a ground-level unit. They added space-saving..."
11 Survival Lessons From Thanksgiving
With 10 people in 1 house for 3 days, you learn fast. Find out the good, the challenging and the just plain kooky
"challenging and the just plain kooky... between 70 and 80. There were a few challenges and a few triumphs. While I’ve written... household, and Thanksgiving 2013 has come to a close. We had 10 people staying here at... guests and fixing up guest rooms, I have never handled this big a crowd. Here’s how... work, and some of the details that could work for you, if you have a big group invading... buying and preparing the food, and serving and cleaning up. I did not mind and felt..."
12 Delightfully Different Garden Walls and Fences
If pickets seem picked over and you shrink from chain link, try these full-of-personality fencing alternatives
"picked over and you shrink from chain link, try these full-of-personality fencing alternatives... fences and walls that are creative and functional; they’re barrier solutions full... vinyl and chain link — but now it’s time to meet their more alternative friends.... cattle and sheep at an appropriate distance, and the manure deposits out of the croquet... flowers and needed sheering once a year. The orchard, and chickens were back there..."
Houzz Tour: Comfy and Cozy in 630 Square Feet
This Maine cottage's clever layout, thoughtful storage and hosting abilities show that downsizing doesn't have to mean doing without
"storage and hosting abilities show that downsizing doesn't have to mean doing without... light and nature-inspired accents and textiles bring the pristine Maine surroundings... grown and out of the house, a retired couple realized they wouldn't need much space... lines and bright colors to add functional flavor to the home. Plenty of natural light... inviting and inspiring living space. Fabulous touches of color - and I'm not very a..."
Update Your Windows for Good Looks, Efficiency and a Better View
Great home project: Replace your windows for enhanced style and function. Learn the types, materials and relative costs here
"style and function. Learn the types, materials and relative costs here... ventilation and protection from the elements, they significantly contribute to the character... maintained and kitchen and bathrooms contemporarily renovated, the building inspector... build and maintenance, he actually said a pleasure to inspect and report on. wuff... pleasing. And it's the most expensive?! If privacy is a concern, there must be some other..."
Design Your Landscape for Peace and Quiet
Block unwanted noise with plantings, barriers and water features for a more soothing outdoor experience
"barriers and water features for a more soothing outdoor experience... relax and enjoy your yard. Noise pollution is a stressful irritant that is almost... refract and reflect noise. *Desirable white noise can mask undesirable noise. Let’s... Creating privacy is expensive and full of compromises. So beautiful! We don't have... sound privacy for just about any property! This waterfall was designed and installed..."
Daring Style: Bedroom and Bath, All In One
"furnish and decorate a contemporary penthouse loft that had the bedroom and bathroom... lofts and open-plan homes, designers and architects are looking for ways to make... light and bright as possible by eliminating walls and doors. Does that concept feel... beyond!" and I think people will either love it or hate it. It's the wide open bedr... home and loft design magazines, but had not experienced it firsthand until I was..."
8 Stunning and Soothing Shower Designs
Step into these brave bathroom designs, from Roman inspired to supermodern, and let the ideas wash over you
"supermodern, and let the ideas wash over you... showers and hand wands allow you to easily wash away the stress of the day. Take a... soothing and meditative shower, to a Roman bathhouse-inspired space — to see how designers... shower and a wall shower, and a light overhead. The shower is about 4'x6' and completely... photos and dream, I do so free of budgetary and practical limitations. This way I... be wise and select all bathroom finish choices with safety in mind. Function and..."
Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Get the best of both worlds with a kitchen that can hide or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design
"walls and open up kitchens to adjoining spaces, and demo day always brings big smiles... who cook and entertain often and don't particularly like to have their kitchen mess... to look and feel like. But after years of living with open kitchens, I realize there... prepared and eaten. I propose that you can have your open-plan kitchen but employ some... presently and opting for a dry and wet kitchen, with the ability to cook in both and..."
Patio of the Week: Water and Fire Mingle in a Canadian Front Yard
If the illuminated moat winding through this Ontario patio doesn't dazzle you, the 8-foot-wide fireplace will
"balance and style, and over the years I have pushed him to do more of that kind of... decks and stone pavers surrounded by a lazy moat; fires, fountains and a dazzling... lounging and entertaining. Patio at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their teenage... we grow and the new glass privacy screens and large Ipe and stainless steel gate closes... built and installed a custom front gate and some glass privacy panels. The glass..."