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Knot Again! Macrame Is Back
"hanging in our mountain condo ' s powder room!!! Our kids did not believe their non crafty... living in our backyard...sigh... I have childhood memories of my mum making macrame pot... brighten up our courtyard about a year ago. I love them. He tolerates them. They look even... with our memories and momentos, the macrame did not go with us! We had "generously"... clunkiness in our houses. even the "new" takes here still make me smell patchouli! ugh..."
Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
"and have our own tub in the master bath that is seldom used. Our plan is to stay in... remodel our guest bath! We did this for a large unused corner tub. Our shower is so... shower as our plumber/friend suggested is that for our purposes, that stall would have... even in our line of work our clients have told us previous consultants/providers said... is that our changes will enhance the resale of our house (not that we plan to sell)..."
Spend Less Without Being a Grinch: 8 Holiday Ideas
"careful that our zealousness for the holiday season does not burden our finances or our... important was our knowing what the season was really about. The birth of Jesus our Savior... times in our life! To stretch our Christmas dollar we have decided to have a Yankee... tradition in our household. My husband and I come up with our budget for Christmas. We tell... to know our waiters and waitresses and our local store cashiers and the guys who work..."
5 Favorite Granites for Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops
See granite types from white to black in action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each
"cabinets in our kitchen. Our slab has a lot of garnet in it. Love it. We have Bianco antico... one of our top choices, and our fabricator steered us away from it saying that it... soapstone for our counters, and granite for the island. Our granite is palladio We love... cook. Our granite island is the best. We had our custom cabinets made of cherry... pleased with our granite. The green in the granite 'pulls out' the green in our backsplash..."
Laminate Floors: Get the Look of Wood (and More) for Less
"planks in our kitchen/den and two of our bedrooms. Our house is slab on grade. At first... would ruin our resale value (for homes the value of ours) and we'd be better off putting... staff at our showroom, or from our experienced layers. Solid Strip Timber can be supplied... option for our one-story, slab-on-grade home. Now I might just be changing my mind.... brand) in our kitchen and breakfast room. We were afraid real (or engineered) wood would..."
5 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid
Get your bath right for the long haul by dodging these blunders in toilet placement, shower type and more
"things in our house would had been different. Btw, I wanted niches in our shower, again... around our MBR, just how it worked with our traditional design. I first I thought... function. Our bath is off the hall to our master bedroom, reed glass doors on hall to... plan for our final home. A seperate water closet is the only way to go in our house... not want our shower without a curb because of the rug issue. Our toilet is tall and..."
7 Reasons Why Your Shower Floor Squeaks
No one wants to deal with a squeaky fiberglass shower floor. Here's what might be happening and how to fix it
"unit in our house, but if it is all one piece, how do we address the problem? ( we... pans. Ours are custom, solid and never squeak. And, they pass a 48-hour flood test... visit our website | Contact | Store locator and enter your postal code or call us... 993 0033 our customer service will help you. Thank you! www.fleurco.com We also installed... bucks with our frameless glass walls and door if your pan squeaks and you have or can..."
12 House-Hunting Tips to Help You Make the Right Choice
Stay organized and focused on your quest for a new home, to make the search easier and avoid surprises later
"began our AGGRESSIVE house hunt over a year ago. With our three part list in hand... low in our area that the good houses are snatched up in a day or two. Our sellers... went with our gut feeling, put an offer in a few hours after our initial visit, and luckily... including our photo! Cheers-Lucy When you are considering a particular neighborhood or... style (our top three priorities, one of them -the atrium garden- being a very rare..."
Your Perfect Lounge Space: Great Ways With Sectionals
"since our kitchen to family room area is all open. Although our fabric is light... do for our living area that is in the same space with our kitchen/dining areas. It's... com/store/item.aspx?DepartmentId=36&ItemId=55865 My hubby and I just purchase our first ever... do with our family room. :) It would be great to see how a sectional would work in... sectional for our newly enclosed front porch, but haven't picked out one yet. The porch..."
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
"is how our gatherings usually go!). There are lots of kids in our family and friend... do with our families and our upbringing. Both my husband and I come from very large... Remodeling our current 1981-vintage kitchen is on our to-do list. My previous kitchen... to see our vision come alive! The hardest part of designing our own place (for me)... 90% of our living is in this big room. We do have a small study off the main room..."
Could You Be a Landlord?
Sure, the extra income would be great. But jumping blindly into owning a rental property could be disastrous. Here's what you need to know
"Having our tenants pay our mortgage is helping to establish our retirement fund, I... save for our next (our current) home. After we moved out of that home, we hired a property... they know our names and could easily get our contact info, all communication about the... off by our tenants over the 30 year term with little money out of our pocket, we will... WORK. Our first home had a basement apartment. It was occupied 90% of the time and..."
Just Add Water: Rain Barrel Magic
Take your rainwater storage from practical to beautiful with a new breed of design-friendly rain barrels
"reduce our water usage and it will also top up the pool. Our town subsidizes the... nicely. Ours is tucked beside our back deck, so it's not obvious. The rain barrels... water our plants. I admit I use municipal water to water our plants as we installed... one of our projects in your article! We have more examples of our rain barrels & tanks... That's our concern here in Scotland over recent plans. The worry that our drinking..."
Home Staging to Sell: The Latest Techniques That Really Work
Get up to speed on the best ways to appeal to potential buyers through accessories, furniture, colors and more
"staging our home is that we have a back room in our basement that is fairly large that... done on our homes. We don't have fancy furniture or upscale decorating - but our homes... we sold our big family home once our kids had moved. Lots of stuff after family living... and know our markets so we may advise our clients properly. Of course, whether they... orange-green. Our first week living here was spent repainting the main living areas to a..."
Light-Happy Changes Upgrade a Small Bathroom
Glass block windows, Starphire glass shower panes and bright white and blue tile make for a bright new bathroom design
"planning our new home. We both only shower and after having discussed the fact that... bills in our opinion is significantly less. We also believe that a shower is a lot safer... (much of our remodeling work today is converting tub spaces into showers). So happy... leave our house without a "full" bath which instantly drops its market value in our... our area, despite the gorgeous shower. Also drops appraisal value, in case of financing..."
Houzz Tour: Whole-House Remodeling Suits a Historic Colonial
Extensive renovations, including additions, update a 1918 Georgia home for modern life while respecting its history
"do to our country/colonial (ours is not historic :) ha Excellent taste.... were on our mind - modernizing but staying in tune with this ancient town (birthplace... did to our early 1700's house at that time--covered the plank floors with vinyl--wood... place. Our 1935 bungalow was built with a minimalist eye! The kitchen has a sink... exactly like ours on the outside but the floor plan was altered (probably because of cost)..."