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117 plug in electric fireplaces MD Ideabooks
Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?
What to consider if you want to stop relying on public utilities — or just have a more energy-efficient home
"living in a more sustainable and energy-efficient manner, we’re here to help. In the... described in Walden, is something many of us seek. We need a reprieve from our gadget-filled... inherent in off-grid living, including siting a home, the building envelope, generating... of my electricity consumption in terms of dollars; I think of it in terms of volume... and pay in electricity about the same as our last home that was 1000sq ft and one story..."
How to Prepare for and Live With a Power Outage
When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark about how to stay as safe and comfortable as possible
"When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark... home or in a nearby shelter ... and without warning, the lights all flicker and die... can live in relative comfort until the power's back on. But generators can be prohibitively... without electricity, these steps can help you make it through.... be done in advance in case of a surprise power outage. I have a question re: Propane..."
Houzz Tour: Openness Meets Intimacy in Wisconsin
Courtyards, a terrace and thoughtfully placed windows connect a home to the outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood
"outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood... who was in a wheelchair, had reconfigured the plumbing and electrical elements — outlets... Maniaci fell in love with his dream home 25 years before actually purchasing it, let’s just... intimacy in a relatively dense neighborhood. At the time, though, he couldn’t financially... corridors in an ad hoc fashion. So instead of purchasing the house right then, Maniaci..."
More Power to You: How to Pick the Right Generator
If your home's electricity goes, don't let it take your necessities with it — keep systems running with this guide to backup power
"home's electricity goes, don't let it take your necessities with it — keep systems... caught in a storm — soft candlelight instead of harsh lamps, a picnic meal on the... floor in front of a fire, a chance to catch up on conversation or family games —... result in days without a heating or cooling system, frozen and broken pipes, a flooded... use them in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, always follow the manufacturer's..."
Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen
"brick in the kitchen, and that’s a shame. Brick can lend a wonderful historic look... you’re in an urban loft. On the other hand, you fear you’ll wind up with a stack of... storing heat in the winter and cold in the summer. What ibsey said, except in my kitchen... chimney in the dining room and the stone fireplace in the living room, both of which... had a fireplace in the kitchen...charming, but we never used it. So in our renovation..."
Room of the Day: Revising History in a New Orleans Bath
Original features mix with modern and vintage touches for a bathroom with surprising and beautiful character
"company MLM in Metairie, Louisiana, learning about history while working on the fabled... homes in the New Orleans area is half the fun. “You find out how the people who came... brick fireplace with a new modernistic hearth is very eye-catching. woerner in bathrooms... to the fireplace,for even more storage? Chuck B. Beautiful! Add some candles in the... the fireplace, so cozy. Old house + such a large bathroom space in an above ground..."
Houzz Call: Send in the Design Cats
Post your best photo of your cat at home, in the garden or with you in your studio. It could be published in a featured ideabook
"home, in the garden or with you in your studio. It could be published in a featured... home, in your garden and in your workspace. We all know that cats help you decorate... little nook in my apartment. I live in an older apartment in SF (built in the 20s I believe)... lighting? Plug in the cat! (It's actually just the flash.) Hahaha ! @betsy. Plug in the... sitting in front of an electric fan in summer to cool down. I'll take this chair!..."
Bliss Out in Your Bath: 18 Ways to 'Spa Up' Your Bathroom
Can't get to the spa? Bring it to you. You can spend the saved money on new towels, candles and lavish lathers
"these are electric and plug into a standard outlet. They come in a wide variety of styles... ready in the morning, and keeping everything clean, but for evening soaks in the... about fireplaces in the bathroom. A client. Shared with me an online search he did... mounted electric fireplaces. These are a perfect solution where heat is needed as... putting them in the bathroom, but they can really help change the whole atmosphere to something..."
Discover the Ins and Outs of Pocket Doors
Get both sides of the pocket door story to figure out if it's the right space separator for your house
"is that in addition to requiring special framing in the "pocket" wall, the use of blocking... pocket door in our master bath since we didn't have another wall to put our electrical... served. In my less than 10 year old mind, sitting among extended family in that space... slides in and out without interference and hangs in the middle of the space. Because... doors in the bathroom, our bed room and to a pantry. My husband is in a wheelchair..."
Turn That Spare Room Into a Walk-in Closet
"spacious walk-in closet in what was once a spare bedroom, a nursery or that home gym you... a walk-in closet is not a huge task, and it can reap instant rewards. “People want... stuff in one space,” says Angel Martin, co-owner and senior design consultant at... Closets Plus in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Martin’s firm is one of countless companies that will... and live in the space in the way that suits you best. Nice Nice Lighting in closet shelves..."
Parents' Places: Ideas for Integrating an In-Law Suite
"adding in-law units to their homes to cut down on costs and enjoy an integrated family... mother-in-law suite, just in case. Anyone who puts an in law suite on an upper floor... alone in his villa in Provence, he expressed the wish to come and live in Canada... for the in-laws is above (or below) grade, plan space for, or put in a lift/escalator... will fit in the space. Negotiate this with them in the planning stage. An 'overstuffed'..."
My Houzz: 2 Generations Unite in an Oregon Craftsman
For the love of a little boy (and a few chickens), a resourceful family creates a multigenerational home infused with graciousness
"Craftsman home in New Bridge, Oregon. The house was in great condition and had a large unfinished... interested in trading their busy life for a more rural experience. Given the flagging... try. In 2010 they combined resources with Brian's parents to purchase a 1929 Craftsman... also live in New Bridge. "Brian and I would drive by and say, 'Isn't that a lovely home... chicken coop in their backyard, kept mostly for eggs. Two roosters and older hens are named..."
Contractor Tips: Tune In to a Top-Notch TV Room
"commonplace in the future. Whether you'll be gutting your TV room, building it new or... sharp even in these long summer twilights. (in daytime we shouldn't be watching anyway... it's not in use. I love the sliding screens. Great idea, especially for people that... room is in a south-facing porch, a living bad example of placement but the only one... stored in them aren't kid proof and if you just set the tv on the bench instead of..."
Pretty Pink Color Schemes, Subtle to Sensational
How do we love pink? Let us count the ways: soft, sassy, with chartreuse and electric blue and, yes, even red ...
"chartreuse and electric blue and, yes, even red ...... believe in pink.” — Audrey Hepburn There you have it. From the farthest extremes... ex-father in law used to say, "If everyone in the world pulled in the same direction... clients in a pink room, his blonde clients in a blue room and the redheads in a light... awareness in the fight against breast cancer. When used in interiors its mostly wrongly... available in the Houzz Market Place. I've got a pink ceiling in my bath and love it..."
Goodbye, TV — Hello, Fireplace
Hide the television above the fireplace with clever camouflage, so the focus will be right where you want it
"above the fireplace with clever camouflage, so the focus will be right where you want... above the fireplace, consider keeping it hidden so your room revolves around your fireplace... mine! In this photo we built the custom built-ins around the fireplace and concealed... Annapolis, Md. The Custom Built-in that we have designed and installed in this Living... the TV in. It was in a very casual setting so we framed the wall in bleached wood..."