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Basement of the Week: For the Love of Sports and Games
Skateboards, an elevated train, a surfboard lighting fixture ... see how one family packed their basement with fun features
"surfboard lighting fixture ... see how one family packed their basement with fun features... room with plenty of comfortable seating, a wine cellar and a kitchenette. Here's a closer... major feat of engineering to make it happen. Excavating this basement on the beach involved... table light is my fav. Sweet!!! Love the board light and Woody carving. If the rest... surfboard light are sick! Where could I get more information about the print on the wall..."
Room of the Day: Home Office Makes the Most of Awkward Dimensions
Smart built-ins, natural light, strong color contrast and personal touches create a functional and stylish workspace
"natural light, strong color contrast and personal touches create a functional and stylish... These lights just draw attention to the narrowness of the space as does the runner... share of NYC apartments and certainly see the upside of small. I once worked for... small. Plenty of small spaces can feel airy and open. This one just happens to make... pictures of my family. Love for my family is in the heart, not in 2D photos of them..."
Objects of Desire: 8 Gorgeous Globe Light Fixtures
Conjure the music of the spheres with everything from a single globe light to a constellation of pendants
"music of the spheres with everything from a single globe light to a constellation... they’re lighting a half bath or a grand entryway, globe fixtures have a way of giving... eight of my favorite spaces with globe lights.... images of rooms lit by gorgeous glowing spheres as I continually seek out new ways... blown light bulb. I was thinking of adding the following light fixtures in my hall... for this light and can not find any. Seems there are plenty of globes just no replacements..."
Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Kitchens of 2012
Citing savvy organizational solutions, gorgeous lighting and more, Houzzers saved these kitchen photos in droves
"gorgeous lighting and more, Houzzers saved these kitchen photos in droves... bold lighting and plenty of natural light give these kitchens looks that Houzz readers... images of 2012 based on the number of times they've been added to ideabooks, and you... enough of in 2012. These spaces were all about the details, and Houzzers saved these... remember all of the little things: unique trim, antiqued cabinetry finishes, ceiling tiles..."
Kitchen of the Week: Hints of Nautical Style for a Shipshape Kitchen
A designer reinvents her dated kitchen with shades of days gone by and a nod to its seafaring location
"shades of days gone by and a nod to its seafaring location... owners of Carnik Residential Design, recently purchased a 1960s ranch house for themselves... The use of mirrors on the back splashes is genius and creates a lot of light where... instead of the overhead drum shade lighting fixtures since they do give off plenty... pronounced lighting. I adore the kitchen island. Great use of old furniture. Love the... the look of this type of paneling. I disagree that it looks claustrophobic...I bet the..."
Kitchen of the Week: High Function and a Little Secret in Missouri
There’s plenty of room for cooking and a hidden feature too in this flexible, family-friendly kitchen
"ere’s plenty of room for cooking and a hidden feature too in this flexible, fami... that all of them could enjoy. They didn’t want to abandon the history of their cottage... on top of some more linoleum — and once they were ripped out, rotted wood floors were... bottom of the legs instead of wheels that will not scratch the floors; they don't... corner of the antique pie safe at the top right of the second photo). I dig it. Something..."
Found Objects: The Most Natural Decor of All
They're beautiful, plentiful and best of all, free. See how to turn surprise finds into uniquely personal displays
"beautiful, plentiful and best of all, free. See how to turn surprise finds into uniquely... space of honor, displaying a collection or creating a unique work of art from them... the box of rocks on display. Becky~ Really great article and examples of how to create... 'heart' of the bobcat. All found objects! Here is the picture of my bobcat sculpture... wall of art, or a grouping of sticks in a bowl. Organizing elements like trays,..."
10 Small Structures That Whisper of Wonder
"leave plenty of room for imagination... grain of sand? Is it that devoid of only the most basic utility, they can be ex... "Auguries of Innocence": To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild... the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. Seems to me that reading some of Blake's... explorations of ideas beyond the need for "this and that"? Or is it that they can be wonderful... silhouette of a dragon, so that when you light candles, the neighbors see the dragon backlit..."
Patio of the Week: 3 Microclimates and Countless Blooms
A trio of outdoor rooms plus a porch swing, exuberant plantings and plenty of seating make this Massachusetts yard ready to entertain
"trio of outdoor rooms plus a porch swing, exuberant plantings and plenty of seating... the back of the house in the form of a screened-in porch, open patio and pergola-covered... wanted out of the whole deal was a great porch swing. That's it!" swears landscape architect... photos of it decorated for Halloween! Thanks for showcasing of what landscape architects... the idea of an outdoor chandelier. Beautiful! The outdoor plants and design are so beautiful..."
Houzz Tour: The Case of the Disappearing Clutter in Toronto
With two young children, it's no mystery why this minimalist-leaning Canadian couple renovated with plenty of sleek storage
"renovated with plenty of sleek storage... was one of the biggest challenges that we faced," says Round with a laugh. He and his... situation out of their home with alot of love and thought. Your living room in general and... a sign of life is an odd concept. I find the lack of clutter admirable, especially... video of your backsplash art installation...wow! What patience! Great job guys... the look of tile, here's another suggestion-faux tile or faux glass mosaic tile wallcovering..."
Bathe in the Light of Clerestory Windows
"for more light, air — and privacy, too... dictionary of architecture defines a clerestory as “the upper stage of the main walls... walls of a church above aisle roofs, pierced by windows,” the use of them in domestic... offer — light with privacy — should make them desirable. The examples that follow highlight... various ways of integrating clerestories into different spaces, illuminating them (pun intended)..."
Skinny Windows: Exclamation Points of Light
"walls with light and well-curated views... of the outdoors, and, as mentioned, views that encompass both sides of the horizon... qualities of ribbon windows, an architect reminded me about their antithesis: narrow... expanses of glass, they have their own advantages: more privacy, selective framing of... variety of reasons for incorporating "anti-ribbon" windows. Ribbon Windows: Openness... feeling of openness and light. I must have light. I have some skinny windows and they..."
Look to the Sun for More of Your Home's Lighting
Manage sunlight with design-savvy windows, solar tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty
"advantage of sunlight and minimize the use of artificial lighting — is one step in this... even out lighting and reduce glare, getting light into the center of deep plans, borrowing... costs of energy, the depletion of finite resources, and the projected long-term effects... effects of emitting carbon into the atmosphere, using less energy for heating, cooling... g and lighting a house is becoming extremely important. Passive daylighting — designing..."
Simple Pleasures: Savoring the Season of Fire and Light
"aspects of this season. Candles, fairy lights and a roaring fire can do wonders to... a fact of life. And if living with winter has taught me anything, it’s to savor the... boost light on short, dark days and (even more important) bolster the spirits. So... a mug of hot cocoa and get cozy around the fire. Here are 10 ideas for boosting light... light and creating a magical ambience around the house.... quality of light to enjoy; I love the soft light and pastel colors produced by the..."
Houzz Tour: Seaside Home's Charms Come to Light
A dark 1902 house brightens up with a new layout, a white interior and furnishings with plenty of character
"state of what I’d bought for a while, I knew what I wanted to do.” Fast-forward three... see pics of the owners. Their place is so homey and light. They rent out their guest... not out of the scope of the average person. Even though I am not an "everything is... lovely and light filled space! I am so jealous of the living room right off the garden... Full of light, but keeping it clean must be a full time job :) OMG she has my hair..."