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Help Your Stair Landing Take Off
Whether for storage, art, plants or whatever else strikes your fancy, your stair landing can serve your home in a thoughtful way
What to Consider With an Extra-Long Kitchen Island
More prep, seating and storage space? Check. But you’ll need to factor in traffic flow, seams and more when designing a long island
"space. As our kitchens have become more and more connected to our living spaces, they’ve... concern when our contractor for our second home proposed a long, one level island (albeit... exhaust fan, our house--especially the upstairs--would always smell like our last meal,... means that our trashcan at one end is visible from the seating area... IF they had only... layout. In our primary residence, we have a large L shaped island, with a portion of it..."
How to Get the Closet of Your Dreams
"rather that our closets … stay in the closet. But there is hope for disorganized, messy... systems to custom configurations, there’s a solution that can work for you.... was one our builder suggested for our home. The wall, or reach-in, closets in the bedrooms... had a custom closet built. I originally wanted tilted shelves but our designer informed... cost of customizing closets. We went for professional help in our master closet (a..."
The Kitchen Counter Goes to New Heights
Varying counter heights can make cooking, cleaning and eating easier — and enhance your kitchen's design
"even with our eyes closed, find the counter where we expect it to be. Despite this s... clients custom features that won't hurt (and might actually help) resale value.... raising ours to accommodate our taller heights. In our two baths, we are raising one... height of our island considerably when designing our kitchen, as both of us are tall... 6feet so our kitchen counter is at 38in. Our kitchen designer was great in setting up..."
6 Reasons to Hire a Home Design Professional
Doing a construction project without an architect, designer or design-build pro can be a missed opportunity. Here's why
"aspects of our oral health. Similarly, residential designers (architects, interior designers... remodeling and custom home projects go as smoothly as possible. Talk with almost anyone... looked at our architect's plans and visited our site on a hunch that moving our kitchen... free up our view of our fish pond. Wow, she moved the whole kitchen to another wall... construction, our builder and our architect are phenomenal. Each person brings their own..."
My Houzz: Antiques Mingle With Modern Style in a 1920s Tudor
See how careful curating and a strong vision turned an empty New England home into an eclectic sight to behold
"felt like ours," says fashion and lifestyle blogger Noelani Zervas of her 1928 brick... cabinets were custom made for a left-handed person.... building our our present home. Love, love your home! Living in a 1920s Southern colonial... tile." Our tile is STILL in perfect condition...only green and purple. Luv what you... well in our house built about the same time. I have a bathroom very similar to the... about our home when we put it on the market. Wow, I am just in awe. What a wonderful..."
9 Fashionably Cool Living Room Color Palettes
"change our living room with each passing color trend. I always encourage clients to... elaborate custom window treatments. But when it comes to the relatively affordable... decorating! Our landlord is painting our house to our choice of colour scheme. I like... tones in our new house and I like it so much better than the beiges in our old house... about our color selections on our blog today so this post caught my eye. http://www..."
More Top Paint Picks for 2014: New Greens, Blues and Neutrals
Valspar’s new colors aim to lift spirits and express creativity. Here’s how to use 9 of them in lively ways
"installment of our series on top paint companies’ 2014 colors of the year, we look to Valspar... cultures and customs gone by, and reinvent style with expressions of creativity,” the company... moved into our home a couple years ago we basically painted our entire house in the shades... grey). our neighbor's purple lit up the street a few months back, but now ours makes... painted our fence the licorice sort of colour to give a feeling of space, why inside..."
16 Lounges Go Wild for Science at San Francisco's Exploratorium
"16 of our favorites. Visiting the Exploratorium Reopening: April 17, 2013, at Pier... unique custom lounges were temporarily on view for the museum's opening gala, on April... details on our vignette, you can read our Blog: http://loczidesign.com/seed-of-life-l... one of our engines, which is how I learned about the status of the old Exploratium... including our lounge act.... really appreciate it. Love "metamorphosis"! Chairs with..."
My Houzz: Putting the Craft in an Ohio Craftsman
"designer and custom furniture maker, and relied on his skills to help personalize their... "But OUR STYLE is modern" and rip all the historic fixtures out and paint all the... think our neighborhood is full of creative neat people, and you guys are a fantastic... "high-end" "custom" jobs (in truth, a term that means "vulgar" in so many cases.) I... had had our previous office in one of the upstairs bedrooms, but realized after some..."
Generate Buzz as a Beekeeper
Fresh honey and happy flowers are just two of the perks of a backyard beehive. These 5 guidelines will help you get started
"crucial to our ecosystem. And as the number of bees nationwide decreased recently due... with customers in Portland, Oregon, he's found that chickens have become the gateway... be. Now our bees are in the chicken yard, which is great because our electric fence... acquired our first hive a year ago and continue to learn as we go. We placed the hive... edge of our vegetable garden, and that works for now. However, when we expand to two..."
Have Your Say With a DIY Decorative Sign
Express your thoughts in just the right amount of space with a hanging sign you easily make yourself
"ourselves in our homes. They add an “other” element to walls — a different texture and... create a custom sign that will whisper, talk or shout from your walls — and your heart... are two custom signs I did, one on painted canvas and one on acrylic. I have framed... it. At our first dinner party after we hung it, our friends instantly noticed the... bit of our heart — our purpose in sharing a meal with them. Maybe this spring we will..."
11 Amazing Home-Away-From-Home Tree Houses
Go climb a tree — and spend the night. Tree house hotels and lodges are booming as exotic vacation alternatives
"leave our comfort zones and try something new — learn and emulate a different culture... food, its customs etc. If that’s the case, oftentimes it’s where we choose to sleep that... year for our wedding anniversary, Thanks!!! I had no idea that you could rent a treehouse... mention-our favorite. Their website is treehouseincostarica.com. They are the real... ideas for our front yard 28 ft long and 18 ft across along the hedge and it goes toward..."
Basement of the Week: Luxurious and Lovely in Tennessee
Bright artwork led to this walk-out’s restful, neutral palette, but the generous amenities are the real soothers here
"upstairs. “Our firm had completed a lot of work throughout this home, but there simply... Rosenkranz Custom Homes Size: About 2,500 square feet Photography by Marty Paoletta/Pro... finishing our walk out basement and this was very helpful. With a guest bedroom like... ideas for our "lower level" Spectacular basement. I live in Ontario and all homes (with... ideas re our upcoming '3-generation' home. Wow in all caps doesn't convey the gor-gee-ousity..."
My Houzz: Soothing Neutrals Calm in an Airy Netherlands Home
"parts of our home, we know whose hands helped to create it,” she says. “And that makes... their own custom furniture pieces, the owners created what Aggy, a teacher, calls “a... looking out our condo windows at the view does. Nature is far from neutral with its endlessly... effort. “Our whole family and all our friends helped to transform it into the home it... extra custom storage. A newly plastered white wall is spruced up by black and white..."