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6 Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning
Turn off that cash-guzzling, energy-hogging A/C — these methods of cooling your home and your body are cheaper and kinder to the planet
"designing an extension and would like to minimize our air conditioning use. We have planted... the sun porch. It is amazing how much of a difference in temperature it makes in the... screened-in porches). A bit of common sense goes a long way.... Another way I found was... shaded porch on the first floor with big open windows into the house, an open stairwell... from the porch flows through the house and warm air goes out the 2nd story windows,..."
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle
"covered porch area that has it's own entry door, as a way to enlarge the indoor space... pretty extensive nowadays, as you can see below in the pictures of a radius door and... patio or porch faces the direction the winds blow from. We have several times advised... in the porch that has the largest access to the outdoors. For those of you looking... unscreened porch. The price for the Phantom Screen was more than the cost of screening..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House
"screened porch when the bugs are high. I intend on building a screened porch one day... screened in porch). There are maybe a dozen evenings you could sit outside in summer without... damage was extensive. Although, I think this is innovative and a fascinating use of materials... on the porch with the fireplace and sounds of the "waves lapping on the shores of... screened porch. Seems smart to me, open up the house when the bugs are low, use the..."
Houzz Tour: Rebooting a 1930s Bungalow in 3 Days
"detailing Porch swing on either end of the porch facing one another. Often in the center... to the porch; the remote control doors to the office; the no-barrier approach to... a back porch during dinner? These guys are clever - I would think they could have... front porch and a posrch swing on them. Maybe a single dormer in the front and center... above the porch. I lived in one as a kid near Churchill Downs in Louisville on a street..."
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Mudroom Touches Anyone Can Do
"to the porch? A new wall out to the edge of roof ...Is there a porch? Good luck it... small porch. It's FILLED with shoes, sports gear, umbrellas, pellets (for our pellet... covered porch. We are not those people who insist on NO SHOES but some of us--not... had some porch railings left over and they were almost a perfect match for the rack... after an extension, but still small!) and have organised it quite simply with quite..."
When Does a House Become a Home?
Getting settled can take more than arranging all your stuff. Discover how to make a real connection with where you live
"a back porch with a porch swing! It was perfect! Alas after eight years we retired... colours, extension (happening this year!) and adding a few plants to the garden (plus... on the porch of the house i had viewed online, this was home.....the exterior and... raised porch house circa 1880 that we happily live in today....but as my mom used... on my porch on summer evenings with a book and an iced tea...Yep, it's home and was..."
Considering Concrete Floors? 3 Green-Minded Questions to Ask
Learn what’s in your concrete and about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and the earth
"indoor porch (plus a large outdoor porch as well), with stained concrete floors, to... indoor porch with a stained concrete floor in my last home and I loved the way it... shots extensively. I have a radiant heat concrete slab, power-troweled, scored, and... concrete porches for several years and spent a large portion of each day on them. I'm... on the porch - a lot of crud falls off when you walk on them and keeps it out of the..."
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
"been a porch originally and was the only room on pier and beam, and tore down a "... front porch to the driveway and grab bars were added in the bathroom. Mama is 86... bedroom extension. Replaced all windows with energy efficient and put granite tile... 3-season porch into a four-season room, and will have new landscaping and hardscaping... front porches. As a result, we know our neighbors. A business associate of mine..."
How to Make Your Garage a Storage Powerhouse
New project for a new year: Add shelving and containers to get your stuff off the garage floor — and still have room for the car
"at car porch niche @Virginia Lizotte: "liquid granite" is a descriptive phrase for... products, extension cords, dog towels, and gardening tools, are kept on utility shelves... of the extensive STUFF that was in there. Obviously NOT an item we used often but---as... our back porch we had to be careful to not trip over! Horse inside the old kitchen... onto our PORCH and came in the FRONT DOOR! Past two dogs who go NUTS whenever it is..."
Power to the People: Outlets Right Where You Want Them
No more crawling and craning. With outlets in furniture, drawers and cabinets, access to power has never been easier
"with an extension cord or hard wired to the electrical system. Just putting an outlet... want an extension cord coming out the back of my chair. Nice article, thanks. Installation... use an extension cord! The only way I can USE the electric fry pan is with the controls... (not the porch light) any lights we want for holidays; our pond pump; any electrical... heavy duty extension cords for $5--FIVE BUCKS!!!!!!---I was about dancing in the aisle..."
Houzz Tour: Unusual Mixes of Old and New in Texas
"I did extensive research on our home when we bought it. Unfortunately, news and... just the porch is all they apparently could stand of original tradition of the home)... front porch and the green door. confused j'adore Yes very nice... and a link to the... love the porch. Can u come to San Antonio? WOW "Unusual Mixes of Old and New" is an... Love the porch Like the plain upholstered chairs "As a kid, I resisted my mom’s attempts..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Craftsman Style
Proud of its handiwork details and with nature as inspiration, Craftsman architecture stands out for its purity of style
"the back porch now and the last of the knob and tube wiring is about to go. I'm going... like the porch which harkens one back to a time when we used to sit out front and greet... bookstore has extensive resource material. "Spring at the Gamble House", a watercolor by... woodwork, 25' porch, nearly all the original light fixtures & hardware. And yes, I do have... of my porch restoration. 95 years of paint to remove on the railings... but it's..."
Houzz Tour: Bridging Past and Present in a California Craftsman
A Santa Monica bungalow says goodbye to gloominess and hello to a bright new look that mixes modern and traditional
"with huge porches that cut out the light from the front of the house. If the wood had... love the porch and over-sized front door. It made my mind up to have an oversized single... windows and porch Pop! The kitchen bath especially are amazing, great job, and must be... 1980's extension built around it which is all pine boards - everywhere! To paint,... original porch latticework intact! I've noticed over time, that I'm a fan of horizontal..."
Get Your Home's Recessed Lighting Right
Learn the formula for how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and more
"entire porch is beautifully and well lit by using a single 8 watt LED floodlight in... whole porch more brightly and evenly than those of my neighbors' traditional porch... purchase an extension pole at your local hardware store to change recessed light bulbs... rectangular porch and was surprised that even the ceiling had some light on it. A single..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Nutty Home Fixes
"much more extensive repair to the door! Also, who knew all this driftwood could come... principle. My porch fascia has a thin piece of masonite that sticks down about a half inch... front porch. The railing is at a height that when sitting on the swing I cannot... and I extensively remodeled our next 2 homes. So he can do almost everything. But..."