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Designer Trick: Take Your Shower Tile to the Ceiling
"Tile the whole wall in your shower to give your bath a light and lofty feel... happy with the outcome. In some instances it works; for others, it may not be the best... illusions for the eye can do great things for design. In this case, a simple trick can make... don't have the grand bathrooms shown to us in magazines or in this ideabook. But that's... that's the great thing about this trick: It can work in any size of bathroom. Whether..."
15 Ways to Get the English Cottage Look
"Love the idea of bringing warm, cozy English cottage style home, but don’t want to... break the bank to do it? While you may dream of splurging on a claw-foot bathtub... along the way by the homeowner. Even better, if it feels like the items in the house... loo at the bottom of the garden in the old days. There is nothing to equal the romantic... the door to the laundry room now exists, to make sure the morning sun was the primary..."
Get the Lead Out: Lead Safety at Home
Keep your family safe by properly testing for and dealing with lead in old painted surfaces, water and soil
"turn-of-the-century home you hope to lovingly restore or that special family heirloom... present in the soil around our homes, window glass, plumbing, old painted furniture and... home. Get the full scoop here.... trim. The two painted exterior doors were replaced; the front door was wood but was... stabilize the oxidized spots on the lead for well over a decade. If the window... oil onto the oxidized came and this will bind the oxide to the surface. The oxidation..."
Single Design Moves That Make All the Difference
"to note the rooms where one thing —one imaginative stroke — makes all the difference... browsing the homes featured on Houzz. There’s always a fresh idea, an important old... room, the look would be substantially diminished. Let’s take a glimpse at some... with the hope that you’ll gain new vision for how to greatly enhance a space with... change the feel of the room! Yes, the sweet puppy definetly makes the room! Love the..."
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Master Bedroom Touches Anyone Can Do
"envy is the calmness, the serenity, the pretty touches and the lack of clutter in the... bigger than the first floor of my house. Here’s the thing: I don’t envy the massive square... some of the luxury master suites on Houzz … they have fireplaces, they have TVs that... the most beautiful master bedrooms on Houzz. Achieving this relaxing vibe may take... comes to the master bedroom, Houzz envy is extra easy to cure. Let’s get started...."
Kitchen of the Week: Color Bursts Enliven an Arkansas Kitchen
You'd never guess this kitchen suffered spatial challenges when you see its more open and colorful plan today
"limited the team's options for the kitchen floor plan. But designing outside of the... routes with the rest of the house and plans for an adjacent laundry room initially limited... you on the kitchen. The tile is the icing, but the wire mesh glass, the cabinet color... of love over the years. The screen door is stroke of genius. Great job. Beautiful... stuff and the screen door to the pantry. The crown molding works well too. Thanks for..."
8 Ways to Rethink the Dining Room
"outside the box. In the end, a builder's floor plan may designate the room for dining... propose the idea of repurposing the dining room. Having an eat-in kitchen, I like many... hands the number of times we use the dining room each year. Why deem a room necessary... up in the land of Southern Hospitality, I thought I would never in my life propose... use for the space based on how your family lives.... take in the views. The large island in the kitchen takes the place of a breakfast nook..."
Houzz Tour: A Toronto Home Comes Back From the Brink
Not even squatters deterred an interior designer from turning an abandoned 4-bedroom into a chic, unique home
"reminded the designer of his home country. “The fact that it had not been lived in for... took on the renovation of an old home in Toronto that had been abandoned for more than... underneath the decades of accumulated grime was remarkable enough for them to put in the... the winning offer: original moldings and hardware, along with wide hallways and rooms... turn-of-the-century details were still there.” Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Stephane..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Onetime Carnegie Library Gets Cooking
Trading books for baguettes, this California kitchen underwent years of remodels before its latest modern incarnation
"to call the library home, Bay Area designer Matt Bear worked with The Last Inch, a... to redo the space, paying tribute to the remaining structure within a modern design... one of the 2,500 libraries built by businessman Andrew Carnegie. After a new library... built in the area 50 years later, this structure became a private residence, and years... little of the original interior. When a local family of four decided it was their turn..."
Kitchen of the Week: More Light, Better Layout for a Canadian Victorian
Stripped to the studs, this Toronto kitchen is now brighter and more functional, with a gorgeous wide-open view
"ed to the studs, this Toronto kitchen is now brighter and more functional, with a... focused the renovation around the kitchen. Set at the back of the house, the kitchen... bones, but the interior needed an update to work for the family of four who live there... opening up the kitchen to the backyard, expanding windows and using a traditional color... what are the walnut boxes above the shelves to the right and left of the sink. It appears..."
The Gable Goes Mobile, Micro and Mod
"feature the familiar peaked roof in unexpected ways... out of the confines of the city and moving into nature. The following three prefab... The year 2013 may be remembered as the year when micro started to become cool. People... tap into the idea of home through the distinct gable form. One was designed by Renzo... Spain. The third is a Canadian product that was unveiled at the IIDEX Canada expo... Piano for the furniture company Vitra. Another comes from Ábaton and was designed and..."
Get Cookin' With the Right Microwave
Energy zapped from trying to pick a microwave model and location? This guide will fire up your decision making
"aren't the belles of the ball nor the cutting-edge appliance du jour. Yet most people... about the four main types of microwaves here and get some tips on how to choose and... stove like the over-the-range microwaves. Gives the kitchen a nice look. One thing I found... also said the floor of the cabinet must be plywood. Your comments? Over the range... that the unit will stick out over 4 inches beyond the face of the cabinets. That seems..."
Kitchen of the Week: Salvage Meets High End in Vancouver
Reclaimed fir floors and a salvage-yard gate cozy up to choice appliances in a warm and sophisticated Canadian kitchen
"turning the space into a wine bar and an appliance garage. In the rest of the kitchen... space. The Hayleys designed their kitchen with the help of contractor David Babakaiff... it to the dining room, giving it an extra 40 square feet. Demolition revealed a... flooring and the original white Ikea cabinets have a sophisticated, contemporary look.... Love the use of the space under the stairs. The pull out cabinet is great and they..."
Your Kitchen: Where to Stash the Dish Towels
"Solve the Dish Towel Dilemma With 13 Ways to Keep Them Handy and Dry... wet, in the way, collecting in dirty and damp piles, or somehow never where you need... solving the dish towel conundrum doesn't take much — as can be seen by these nifty... towels on the oven door and recently we installed an over the door bar on the cabinet... like over the stove, not so great. Here's the side of my built-in for the fridge..."
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Dining Room Touches Anyone Can Do
Get a decorator-style dining room on the cheap with inexpensive artwork, secondhand furniture and thoughtful accessories
"room on the cheap with inexpensive artwork, secondhand furniture and thoughtful accessories... from the kitchens on Houzz; with the holidays fast approaching, I think we should... tackle the dining room next. You don’t have to win a Showcase Showdown on The Price... found the antidote. Together we’re going to turn this envy on its head, by swiping... liven up the room. The one about the stool with the plant in a corner of the room really..."