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Pet-Proofing Your Home: A Room-by-Room Guide
Not all pet dangers are obvious. Keep furry friends safe and sound by handling all of these potential hazards
"who gets a dog or cat soon learns that a certain amount of vigilance goes with pet ownership... in your home and garden? From the bathroom and laundry room to the office, kitchen... I had a beloved pet die a few years ago from eating a few pieces of MULCH. There... what a nightmare. We both were holding a dog down, a neighbor had heavy duty nippers... We had a tank water heater (round) installed in a corner. There was a window that..."
Guest Picks: A Mix of Metals for the Home
"Add a dash of shine to your rooms with these 20 metallic furniture, lighting and... are just a few of the lovely metals that grace all of our homes. Matching metals is... Shelves. For a limited time, this new metal drawer system is available exclusively from... To view a video and press release about this product go to: http://www.durasupreme... complement to a less formal space such as a sunroom, a breakfast nook or an entrance hall..."
Tile Floors Help a Hot Home Chill Out
Replace your hot-weather woes with a cool feel for toes when you treat your floors to deliciously refreshing tile
"woes with a cool feel for toes when you treat your floors to deliciously refreshing tile... take a cue from homes in warm climates and fill your space with beautiful, refreshing... there's a tile to suit every space and purpose. Deliciously cool underfoot, withstanding... Such a helpful ideabook as I embark on tiling my entire house with a darker grey-green... done on a bathroom wall, though a similar design would look spectacular on a floor..."
10 Tips for Designing a Home Exercise Space
"carve out a small space in the home for a yoga mat or some weights. The following tips... creating a workout space in the home. How intense your workout space is depends on... in your home. You may be interested in (and lucky enough) to have a whole room filled... outside for a walk or hike. These things are great but they can definitely be enhanced... type of home exercise design is right or you.... client's in-home gym, due to the large size, we used a gridded carpet pattern to break..."
My Houzz: Creative Thrifting Beautifies a Texas Bungalow
Secondhand finds and a designer’s gift for reinvention turn a historic-district house into a quirkily elegant family home
"finds and a designer’s gift for reinvention turn a historic-district house into a quirkily... light, a fabulous kitchen, and a floor plan that made sense. It just needed a cosmetic... pieces have a history and a soul, and a room is not the same without them.” Spencer has... Spencer’s own home is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Fairmount district, a neighborhood... create a beautiful design,” says the owner of Objects Living. “Design isn’t about..."
Houzz Tour: A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square Feet
An extraordinarily scaled-down home and garden for a couple and their 2 kids fosters sustainability and togetherness
"scaled-down home and garden for a couple and their 2 kids fosters sustainability and t... spending only a few nights in their new summer home. But the weekend turned into a few weeks... : The home is in its fifth use. Previously it was a single-family home in Vanport... it took a while before we found our home. We saw so much potential in this house despite... Village, a shipyard worker's abode, a goose-checking station and an auto mechanic's..."
Houzz Tour: Rebooting a 1930s Bungalow in 3 Days
"A design team mixes old and new to upgrade a computer science teacher's home in a... house a heart to Hart. When Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of Brunelleschi Co... Jersey, home of computer science teacher Earl Hart, they had to use their design smarts... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Earl and Yves Hart, and their 2 sons Location: Maplewood... have done a much, much better job. Well judygilpin, if a family of 4 not having a dishwasher..."
Can You Live a Full Life in 220 Square Feet?
"Tiny homes pose a dilemma: How can you make a pocket-size space comfortable and stylish... up for a November 2012 vote on a proposal to allow the construction of microunits... it's also a lifestyle choice, says Felice Cohen, who has lived in a 90-square-foot apartment... can live a full life in the tiniest of spaces.... living in a small rural home works just as well. My 750 sq ft home (a comparative mansion)... bathroom, a bigger kitchen, a mudroom, a living / family room on the main level, a king..."
Houzz Tour: Reviving a Farmhouse in California’s Wine Country
"A rickety 1800s home gets a more contemporary look and layout, becoming an ideal... needed a lot of love.” Despite the home’s problems, the 5-acre property had a tranquility... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is a weekend retreat for a San Franciscan and... atop a knoll overlooking a valley ringed with vineyards, this Healdsburg, California... vacation home is both commanding and quietly humble — a case where the view is far more..."
My Houzz: Enchanting Eclecticism for a Dallas Artist
Collected treasures, an artful mix of materials and one very large tree make for a one-of-a-kind Texas home and studio
"make for a one-of-a-kind Texas home and studio... of the home, built by Mark Martinek of Mod Construction, was a Southern catalpa tree... my new home." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Constance Chantilis and her dogs... one-of-a-kind house as the for-sale sign was being placed in the front yard. She was... nature is a key ingredient to the health and overall upkeep of Chantilis' creative soul... entire home is elevated to accommodate the root system of the tree, listed on the..."
Roots of Style: Your Home May Have a Renaissance Classical Past
If Georgian, colonial revival or Italianate details are in your house's mix, you might have the 15th century to thank
"living in a Renaissance-inspired dwelling? Chances are likely, for this primary root... became a primary focus of expressing that knowledge. Crossing from Italy into France... resulting in a profusion of domestic architecture in the style. In the 15th century,... influence a particular genre of fashionable suburban architecture often found in upscale... begins with a wish and a dream! My house is a shabby 1913 Dutch Colonial Revival sans the..."
Houzz Tour: Seeing the Light in a Sydney Terrace House
A narrow row house gains lots of interior sunshine and a connection to the outdoors without sacrificing privacy
"A narrow row house gains lots of interior sunshine and a connection to the outdoors... with a lack of privacy and natural light in a narrow Victorian terrace house, he resolved... moths to a flame, in this house you can’t help but go toward the light. Houzz at a... here: A young man who shares his home with friends and flatmates Location: Bondi... make a room, but this row house in Sydney’s Bondi Beach neighborhood shows how light..."
Organic Matters: Thwart Insect Pests With Trap Crops
"Add a few sacrificial plants to your garden to lure insects away from the harvest... cropping. A pest that is attracted to a particular plant is lured away by plants that... to have a healthier, more productive garden next year. One organic technique that... s are a generous bunch, always sharing seeds, plants and especially the produce they’ve... maddening to a gardener as seeing bugs chowing down on rows of lovingly tended vegetables..."
Houzz Tour: A London Townhouse Lightens Up
A dramatic redesign of this multistory home transforms its dark 1970s-era interior into an all-white Scandinavian idyll
"A dramatic redesign of this multistory home transforms its dark 1970s-era interior... It was a far cry from the owner’s idea of home, which owes a lot to her Scandinavian... since the home was built in 1970 and left a lot to be desired. So its new owner wasted... treads and a glass balustrade, angled to create a better connection between each floor... just a short stroll away from Hampstead Heath, was hard to beat, and its square..."
Houzz Gifts: Set an Organic Glam Table
"pieces for a holiday table that's as festive as it is feel-good... together an organic glam holiday tabletop with a mix of rough-hewn and polished items from... Calabrese. A mix of pinecones and glitter, reclaimed wood and gold, feathers and glass... table a whimsical, woodsy vibe that works for Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve or... or just a bit more- things that are entirely original and will never be reproduced..."