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An Outdoor Dining Spot Creates Quiet Time in the Heart of San Francisco
See how this abandoned site became a big-city oasis with the help of a new lawn and a unique outdoor dining area
"beautiful raw concrete structures, another covered in corrugated metal and yet another made... like the concrete structure. Some places are better left alone and this outdoor space... However, the concrete structure looks unfinished, and that ball of roots hanging over the... of bare concrete and home to squatters. With lush landscaping (and you can do this... me the concrete dining area would have to go. If you've ever lived in the city you..."
My Houzz: Old-World European Flair in Oregon
Custom woodwork, stained glass and Arts and Crafts touches create warm, earthy interiors in a ranch-style home
"steel and concrete where we've been able to use it, the smoothness and color of the plaster... from a concrete/masonry supplier as plaster finished interiors are uncommon. The sealer... says.The concrete floors have 2- by 4-foot strips used as leveling guides and decorative... including maple and cherry. "What's funny is how much our furniture, carpet — or lack... original concrete floor. The beams are original to the home. Sal built the coffee table..."
Houzz Tour: Downsizing for Loft Living in Fort Lauderdale
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
Houzz Tour: A Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Lovingly Restored
In a 15-year labor of love, one dedicated Ohio couple focuses on conserving over remodeling, protecting an architectural legacy
"brick, concrete and solid woods. With great respect for the Dobkins House, the... Cherokee red concrete greet visitors at the entrance. Utilizing three essential materials... to the concrete floors. Years before Wright designed the Dobkins House, his homes... pigment-dyed concrete floors on the terrace create a seamless transition into the interior... Walls and counters converge to form an equilateral triangle in the kitchen (workspace)..."
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Merging Styles: Industrial Loft Meets Modern Luxe
My Houzz: Charming Vintage-Industrial Oregon Studio
Quirky antiques and meaningful family hand-me-downs fill a couple's retro-style downtown Portland apartment
8 Laundry Room Ideas to Watch For This Year
The Hardworking Home: A look at the most popular laundry photos in 2014 hints that dog beds, drying racks and stackable units will be key
"folding counters and plenty of storage are sure to help you get the job done, but don’t... top of counters and wooden floors. That confuses me a bit, isn't there sometimes a... top of counters and wooden floors (which is why my drying rack is above the tub).... basement -- concrete floor, etc. I swear if my husband would go out of town for a few... stone counter top, changed the door swing to outward vs. in to accommodate front..."
Get More From a Multipurpose Laundry Room
Laundry plus bill paying? Sign us up. Plus a potting area? We dig it. See how multiuse laundry rooms work harder and smarter for you
"to have counters or an island for folding, they can moonlight as flat surfaces for... side with counter space for folding and an airing cupboard for folded and ironed laundry... Scullery counter on the opposite side with washup and dishwasher and undercounter cupboards... former concrete basement floor. I am considering a single unit that does both washing... sink, counter space, bench and coat hooks, door to outside side porch. Loved it..."
March Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Get a jump on spring by spiffing up surfaces, clearing clutter and getting your warm-weather clothes in shape
"cleaning counters and curtains to doing an exterior check, here are nine home tasks... under the counter. Anyone know the name of the stove hood? Great article. I love the... white concrete drives tend to turn black with mildew and dirt. I mix 1/3 bleach... on your concrete, it could pit it, so be careful with that as well. good ideas on the... on the counter. (not pictured: two vases of flowers and the stock pots hidden under..."
8 Kitchen Organizing Ideas for Messy Cooks
Not the clean-as-you-go type? Not to worry. These strategies will help keep your kitchen looking tidy no matter what your cooking style is
"has less counter space than some New York apartment kitchens I've seen, I suppose it's... on the counters because I like the utensils to stay clean and the counters to look... down the counter and relocate any unnecessary items. If I'm using a recipe I read over... prevent the counter from getting dirty. All cuttings get piled onto a paper towel or into... down the counter once, and all the leavings end up in a bag I can easily move to the..."
Kitchen Islands: Pendant Lights Done Right
"under-counter lights. In a working room like a kitchen, task lighting takes on an... colored maple cabinets, changing out counter tops and I have been loving the lighting... kitchen counter where pendant lights can be installed. This counter (for eating) faces... bar or counter stools at this counter? If so it'd look good to have two larger fixtures... be 2 -3 counter stools for this counter. The pendant width sizes I liked are around..."
Materials: Highlighting Copper Around the Home
"sinks and counters, and from plumbing pipes to gutters, roof details and sink basins... copper counters! Becky you read my mind, this is a copper thief's dream! I love this... actually maple with a stain! My dear late father built a cupola for our garage many... accents and counters can take on a very modern look when paired with a light, minimalist... copper counter tops. ...and here it is as a unique tile border...."
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