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Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
"Get all the remodel details down on paper... fits into the footprint of a dated tub. But what's the best way to go about this conversion... sight of the fact that most of us have bathrooms that are about 50 square feet (5 by... conversion? The first step is to put everything down on paper. Before you start ripping... searching for the perfect grout color, make sure you measure, plan and research.... closet in the next door bedroom. Also, to the left of the toilet - if facing the tub..."
8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Laundry Room
"washing the dog. Shouldn't we make this space as functional and pleasant as possible... way from the barren basement rooms so many of us grew up with. Take a few tips from... we get the lay of the land. The house has the laundry on the second floor. I still... too have the washer on the right and the dryer on the left. It would be better the... items over the floor, past the clothes I am WEARING, and into the washer, endangering..."
Kitchen of the Week: Drab and Dysfunctional to Radiant in Minnesota
Clunky storage and lackluster floors get nixed in favor of open shelves, plaid vinyl and an effective kitchen work triangle
"family, the old finishes weren't ideal, but the lack of a work triangle, the poor lighting... updating the material palette in a fresh but traditional style. Kitchen at a Glance... cized the doors in the kitchen. The kitchen in our 1935 bungalow has 4 doors and... through the center of the space-- hard to tell from the photos. However, the main... Ford GT over the Benz anyday. Opinion does make the world do around. The attached photo..."
The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Lifesaving Items and Niceties
Gather these must-haves in advance for a smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home
"car at the roadside motel, I got up the next day and with bleary eyes beat the movers... along the way, not realizing that every RV in the Southeast combined with seemingly... wearing the same clothes as the day before. Ugh. Thank God for my sister-in-law... she set the bar very high. When I got to the house, there was a very practical plastic... The day I moved into my very first house did not go smoothly. I had to drive from..."
Kitchen of the Week: Preserving Period Charm in Atlanta
Additions and updates to this kitchen respect the past while meeting the owner's needs in the present
"respect the past while meeting the owner's needs in the present... after the Great Depression, the kitchen behind her house was moved to the second... was just the latest in a succession of owners that dated back to the 1880s. At that... updating the kitchen, English remained mindful of its past, preserving the cabinetry... tribute to the old, while contemporary upgrades still let the original craftsmanship shine... Location: The historic West End neighborhood of Atlanta Size: 200 square feet Photography..."
8 Stunning and Soothing Shower Designs
Step into these brave bathroom designs, from Roman inspired to supermodern, and let the ideas wash over you
"and let the ideas wash over you... wash away the stress of the day. Take a look at these incredible spaces — from a sta... amenities for the shower such as rain heads, body jets, steam showers and hand wands allow... to have the "gutter" that drains the water without the lip over the shower, but too... not for the shy..especially the center stage bathroom.The Roman inspired and the s... happy with the results. The room is approximately 6' X 10'. The glass shower doors make..."
Why to Put Your Tub in the Shower
Save space, cleanup time and maybe even a little money with a shower-bathtub combo. These examples show how to do it right
"want in the tub without having to worry about water damage or a mess. Two, the right... bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it's a solid one and a growing trend... at the tub too. the shower is on the left and the tub to the left of the opening... knees over the edge of the tub, with one sliding door open and then switch doors... to use the handheld sprayer to clean out the tub and the rest of the shower space..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cheery Retro Style for a 1913 Kitchen
"most of the quaint construction in this historic Portland, Oregon, kitchen. Homeowners... stripped the kitchen down to its studs and created a blank slate for building a new... honor the historic kitchen's original style, while vintage-style appliances and lighting... bring the cheerful spirit of this space back to life. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... costs for the full remodel, custom cabinetry, traditional plaster walls and electrical..."
10 Advantages of the Humble Ranch House
Boomer-friendly and not so big, the common ranch adapts to modern tastes for open plans, outdoor living and midcentury mojo
"so big, the common ranch adapts to modern tastes for open plans, outdoor living and... favor in the 1970s, the ranch house has languished on the bottom rung of the architectural... Popularized in the 1950s by architectural designer and developer Cliff May, the ranch celebrated... finesse, the ranch was copied so often — and so poorly — that eventually the style became... shortcomings, the ranch (or rambler, as it's sometimes known) has a lot to offer potential..."
Houzz Call: Send in the Dogs
Have the greatest dog in the world? Share your best design photo featuring the dog you live or work with
"Have the greatest dog in the world? Share your best design photo featuring the dog... company in the workshop or on the job. We want to meet them! Please post your best portrait... dog in the Comments section below. We'll be featuring some of the best photos in an... story for the homepage. Update: See the follow-up feature and add more photos here!... her into the kitchen and, if she turns her head to the side, out the door to the backyard..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Cabinets Snazz Up a Space-Savvy Eat-In
"character. For the kitchen the homeowners wanted more room and a playful look that felt p... reorganized the space, putting all the cabinetry on one wall and a fold-up table on the... reflects the homeowners' style and the home's roots. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... think that the sink is too close to the edge of the cabinet run? According the the NKBA... also like the vertical space racks and the mirrored effect behind the sink. Using different..."
New Strategies for Hiding the TV
"some of the latest methods for integrating the TV and media components into the room... since the days of the bulky set with rabbit ears. Nowadays people are hiding their... Where is the line between hooking things up yourself and calling in the professionals... Gullo of The Electronics Design Group. Architectural designer Leigha Heydt adds that... to hide the cable box or DVD player without an extensive smart home program, because..."
House Hunting? Look Carefully at the Light
"skylights and the sun in any potential home, lest you end up facing down the dark... Take the second house my husband and I bought. If there had been a category on Facebook... posting the status of one’s relationship with one’s home, mine would have said, “It’s... start with the good things: It was in a beautiful setting with a pool, large yards and... lighter. The windows go wall to wall on the south and east in the den. The south facing..."
Kitchen of the Week: Amazing 40-Square-Foot Kitchen
This tiny nook with almost all reclaimed materials may be the hardest-working kitchen (and laundry room!) in town
"may be the hardest-working kitchen (and laundry room!) in town... to give the client everything on her wish list. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here:... function. By the look of it the header over the entry to the kitchen it is not load-bearing... Are the cabinet boxes custom made with the salvaged NYC Pine, or just the doors? Oh... then set the drying rack in the sink next to the sink pan and rinse and dry. Look..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Budget Makeover in Massachusetts
For less than $3,000 (not including appliances), a designing couple gets a new kitchen that honors the past
"colonial with the intention of bringing it back to life. Although the kitchen was closed... didn't have the usual suspects (granite, stainless steel and an open concept) on her kitchen... list. The Massachusetts interior designer craved history instead. Miller's background... vinyl, the couple used their professional skills to work together and hold down the... tribute to the kitchen's original architecture in a fun, fresh way. Kitchen at a Glance..."