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Get the Family to Pitch In: A Mom’s Advice on Chores
Foster teamwork and a sense of ownership about housekeeping to lighten your load and even boost togetherness
"instructions on how to wash them by hand. I left him to do it on his own. I was very pleased... article on "Get the husband to pitch in" soon appear on house too? Looking forward... Same on dryer - a mark next to the most used dryer setting on the dial you use to... waited on, he's the youngest at 12 and the last one at home. He's always asking me... dishes on the table unless asked to put them in the dishwasher. He's in for a rude..."
How to Artfully Build a House on a Hillside
"house on a sloped site, let me suggest this mantra: "No house should ever be on any... construction on a steep terrain. The goal is to sit the house within the landscape, as part... building on a site with a slope. We'll also look at a variety of completed project examples... house on slopes Drainage and water flow is always one of my concerns with homes on... years on a sloping lot and 2 years on a flat lot, I would for practical reasons choose..."
Get Your Edge On: 11 Ideas for Style in the Fast Lane
Show off your personality and give your design a surprising twist with one of these slightly edgier touches
"orange-on-white chinoiserie print that I'm putting on drum shades. Thanks so much... hot the water was. I just returned from a vacation rental which had a trough sink in... magic on my 14 year old chesterfield leather furniture to give it that delightful... terrible hard water. No matter how often I cleaned or squeegeed my glass shower doors they... the the water. Sometimes it gets a little chilly not having doors but, the way I look..."
Get a Jump on Summer Prep for Home and Garden
Pick from these 16 things to do now — from hanging a hammock to bug-proofing screens — to maximize summer's sweetness
"Read on for more timely tips on prepping your home and garden now so you can enjoy... dinners on the grill and hammock lounging, savoring each day of summer makes this sweet... shows a water spigot and shower on that porch. Be careful of that water up against... and that water will find it and you could have rot. Are outdoor string lights different... Add a water feature. The sound of burbling water is very soothing and has the added..."
Waterlox Rocks on Wood Countertops
"encounter stay on top of the surface and can be wiped off, instead of soak in. After extensive... research on the subject, it seems like a lot of folks are using a product called "Waterlox"... to use on counters are non-curing vegetable oils such as corn oil and olive oil. These... any info on how to do this safely without the water getting underneath? I have been... sanded it on one occasion, ten years ago, but on a daily basis, I just wash it with water..."
Houzz Tour: A Bark-Covered Floating Getaway on Lake Union
If the unusual siding doesn’t clue you in to the fine craftsmanship in this floating home, the handmade handrails, lights and furniture will
"lay eyes on this floating house, you may think it’s the secret lair of some fantastic... floating home on Seattle’s Lake Union.... installations on the West Coast. Wabi Sabi on steroids!!!!!!! I love this, the owners... house boat on Lake Washington ever since seeing "Sleepless in Seattle". I like this one... use in on a houseboat is the best of both worlds. Amazing house Cool place. The article... the teak on the roof level. Absolutely adore the Fusion quartzite and will consider..."
White Delights on Home Exteriors of All Styles
You can't go wrong looking on the bright side for a home's exterior — white exteriors like these have been succeeding for hundreds of years
"looking on the bright side for a home's exterior — white exteriors like these have... success on home exteriors. What is remarkable is how white suits so many home styles... brick on the bottom and wood on the top. I really hated the brick but had a hard... even on well cleaned and prepared brick exteriors. I would like to paint my little... paint on brick? Does climate matter? I am in the midwest, with temperature extremes..."
On Show: Weird, Wondrous Science Meets Design
Houses grown, not built. Power-generating soil. And snail poop that ... well, see for yourself in our coverage of a new Rotterdam exhibit
"we walk on? How will we make, build and live with already limited and stressed resources... ends up on your plate, in your body, and downstream (for instance, antibiotics in the... the water supply). Before any of these projects are commercially available to lower... placed on restaurant rooftops, in O'Hare airport (supplying pesticide-free fresh veggies... starting out on my own. and i agree fish farms a re not good. I'm guessing The Urban LIving..."
Houzz Tour: Between Sea and Sky on Raft Island
"enclave on Raft Island overlooks Carr Inlet on the southern end of Puget Sound, Washington... hands-on all the way, creating an artistic masterpiece both indoors and out.... Modern Loft on Raft Island, Gig Harbor, Washington Size: Main house, 3,200 square feet;... overlooks the water. With a distinctive style cultivated by their son and architect, Randall... marks on the interior and exterior spaces with various pieces of art, design, and..."
My Houzz: Check Out the Curves on This Cliffside Home
Circular forms star in a home on a Washington gorge, from the boulder pile downstairs to an exterior side with nary a straight line
"a home on a Washington gorge, from the boulder pile downstairs to an exterior side... their time on their vineyard property in a series of mobile homes, and then in a prefabricated... perched on the edge of the cavernous Columbia River Gorge. But two decades of travel... Washington, on the Columbia River Gorge Size: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, home office, loft and... started on the outside, the gradually brought you into their home. this was well done..."
7 Awesome Add-ons for Kitchen Cabinets
"recipes up on it too. Here are a few great Kitchen Cabinet add-ons that do wonders for... the TV on the kitchen wall. With Hulu etc, we can watch all the TV we need in there... block on the counter. The block is also double ended, so you can even keep steak... knives on the other end if you want. I also have a Simplehuman paper towel dispenser... offensive on the eye as you may fear! Although I don't have many electronic gismos,..."
Houzz Tour: Cottage Style Goes Modern Rustic on Lake Wisconsin
Reclaimed wood contrasts bright white finishes for a fresh take on rustic in an inviting summer home
"fresh take on rustic in an inviting summer home... summer home on Lake Wisconsin to reflect their own style. They spend most of June, July... find that on days with no sun too much white can look like a snow storm. Love it on a... Soft on the eyes and easy to love, and live in. Resource for the ceiling light fixture... overexposed? On my monitor, it looks cold and harsh; even the brown wood looks cold. I'm... needed on a sunny day. I think a little pop of color here and there would be very..."
4 Zurich Projects Build on High-Rise Livability
Generous landscaping, underground parking and terraces make these apartment complexes models of thoughtful housing
"On a recent trip to Zurich, I spent a good deal of my free time checking out new... building on the Garden City ideas of the middle of the 20th century; they provide amenities... focusing on the buildings and the spaces in between. Where possible, I've linked to... settled on a unit near the train station. It was convenient as I commuted to a nearby... one side on my deck. My spouse (I picked him up in Switzerland!) wants to move to a..."
Get on a Composting Kick (Hello, Free Fertilizer!)
Quit shelling out for pricey substitutes that aren't even as good. Here's how to give your soil the best while lightening your trash load
"waste. On average, 30 percent of household garbage sent to the landfill is green waste... with much water, and pour it on my lawn, garden and pasture on my way to and from caring... definite word on this? The problem with grass is all of the chemicals people put on the grass... Depending on the chemicals you use on your lawn, I would think most would have leached... compost on my lawn, but I’m planning to try a thin layer this year. I have a typical..."
Houzz Tour: Problem Solving on a Sloped Lot in Austin
"narrow lot on a steep downslope, a live oak tree in the middle of the property, an eroding... regulations on home size and the needs of homeschooled kids and a work-from-home husband... needs art on the walls? SO Mrs. Gonzalez is my new superwoman hero. My jaw was on the... ideas on this site for years. I have never commented on anything, ever. But this... painting on white walls or breaking there knees running on those crazy confusion stairways..."