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How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
"ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs... difference for a shower — and might save you thousands of dollars down the road. A shower... building a shower for a disabled person. Here are some points to keep in mind when... aking a shower without soaking the entire bathroom floor comes down to the ever-important... build a shower curb and what products to use can get complicated. But getting the..."
The Crate Conundrum: A Safe Place for Your Pooch
"ideas for a comfy den for your dog that works well with your space too... In a perfect world, our dogs are furry angels who spend their alone time dreaming... who need a convenient way to safely confine their dogs for short periods. Dog trainers... housebreaking, a key tool in avoiding separation anxiety and the best way to prevent bad —... Creating a safe, comfortable space for Bruiser doesn’t have to mean your house has to..."
9 Surprising Considerations for a Bathroom Remodel
"pick up a paint chip before you take these bathroom remodel aspects into account... To make a bathroom work, it's best to design from the fixtures and finishes backward... can make a huge difference in the day-to-day experience of it. At the beginning of... outset of a bathroom project and at every step of construction.... accomodated a 10" rough toilet and what I had my heart set on was a 12" rough... air is a must. Installing a fan was a code requirement in our reno of a '78 harvest..."
Kitchen of the Week: Broken China Makes a Splash in This Kitchen
When life handed this homeowner a smashed plate, her designer delivered a one-of-a-kind wall covering to fit the cheerful new room
"homeowner a smashed plate, her designer delivered a one-of-a-kind wall covering to fit... bring a cheerful and happy feeling into the kitchen, where a broken plate discovered... showed me a pillow that was bright turquoise, red, orange, green and white and said,... house was a little depressing — it hadn’t been loved, and frankly, it was kind of boring... is in "good taste" or "fashionable" or "stylish" now..."
How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation
"tile with a 50 percent offset, or in a brick pattern, can draw more attention to different... look in a shower or bath. While lippage can happen on any project, there are some things... it. If a tile has an eased edge, the effects of lippage are less noticeable. Often... call that a "Stacked" or "Soldier" setting. A 50% offset or "Brick... Pattern" is not less stable than a "Stacked Pattern" - there is just..."
10 Real Ways You Can Help After a House Fire
Suggestions from someone who lost her home to fire — and experienced the staggering generosity of community
"say to a fire victim "At least you got a new house", or " At least... 39;s "approved" or "certified" contractors. This is a clear... working on a bath remodel. A blowtorch sparked a fire in a wall, and in seconds it went... survived a house fire is prepare them an "insurance survival" package: a 3-ring... article on "What to do BEFORE a house fire" and other disasters, quoting the..."
Houzz Tour: Renovations Modernize a 1970s New Jersey Colonial
Better access to a great yard, an opened-up interior and family-friendly features improved this home for a Princeton family
"access to a great yard, an opened-up interior and family-friendly features improved this... responded with a thorough makeover, creating a family-friendly entry and mudroom, an open-plan... backyard, a reconfigured guest room and first-floor bathroom, and a renovated master... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their young daughter and son Location:... is in a great neighborhood on 2 beautiful acres, but its layout was not suited for..."
How to Work With a Kitchen Designer
If you're ready to make your dream kitchen a reality, hiring a pro can ease the process. Here are the keys to a successful partnership
"kitchen a reality, hiring a pro can ease the process. Here are the keys to a successful... needs a minor face lift or a complete gut job, soliciting help from a certified kitchen... thumb: If a kitchen project costs more than a few hundred dollars, it may be time to... call in a pro. Not only do kitchen designers have access to planning tools and technology... save you a lot of time, money and frustration. Use our tips to help the process flow..."
13 Simple Steps to a Perfectly Made Bed
"dreamland in a delightfully soothing, artfully dressed bed worthy of a posh hotel... end of a busy day onto a king-size mattress layered with smartly folded coverlets... tight as a drum. It's a luxurious change from my less-than-perfect bed making at home... Here's a step-by-step guide to a well-dressed, pretty and polished bed. If you've... I’m a hotel junkie. One of my favorite things about travel is collapsing at the end..."
Watch an Entryway Bar Transform Into a Table for Two
On the heels of his ingenious folding apartment, an architect turns his talent to a versatile feature for a Manhattanite
"talent to a versatile feature for a Manhattanite... quite a complete work of architecture,” Chen says. “And they tend to have a certain... bar in a bachelor’s apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood; the home is less... saying" A picture is worth a thousand words" falls a bit short on this concept... excellence a truly piece of furniture art Awesome, "Interior Architecture"!... without even a backrest, a maximum of two people only, and worst of all, have a look at..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Getaway Nestled in the Trees
"star in a California vacation house for Chicago newlyweds... A newly married couple who wanted a getaway from their city life in Chicago commissioned... design a 3,000-square-foot two-level home with a 500-square-foot garage in California... home as a one-story house with a small detached garage, but the contractor opted out... become a design-build firm. Townsend’s brother, a licensed contractor, came onboard... This is a second home for a city couple. Size: 1,400 square feet..."
10 Best Ways to Get Organized for a Big Move
"love the "stash of essentials". We moved last year, and except for a few small... can and a wafer of soap in a box the size of a golden retriever cage. Your best friend... tools and "stuff"!!! He is very handy; has a very success track record @ &... hardware in a "bits" box, and label this box number one. They will assure you... We had a move where the "bits" box was misplaced and I made about 25 trips..."
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
"to have a truly sustainable home, one must really understand the details of how a house... for such a nice article , this is getting a bit strange . If a forest fire burns a house... to have a devastating fire in a stick built house vs. a straw bale house. "ssin14... fabulous. Not a good idea. As a firefighter and hearing a story of one of these going up... concept, a bit of research may lead you to a straw bale workshop, a highly recommended..."
A ‘Brady Bunch’ Kitchen Overhaul for Less Than $25,000
Homeowners say goodbye to avocado-colored appliances and orange-brown cabinets and hello to a bright new way of cooking
"hello to a bright new way of cooking... stuck in a time capsule buried in the 1960s, when the house was built. Dated wallpaper... added a hardwood floor, updated outdated electical systems, added glass fronts to... worked in a double oven — this time in stainless steel.... tell you a story. Once upon a time I owned a small terraced house (townhouse) in London... dish at a time:) A suggestion.....there's a reason stuff from China is so "affordable"..."
Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Finish
"during a granite installation and how to maximize your investment... I've done a lot of granite installations and have learned how the process should work... and get a few tips to help you maximize your investment as well.... to take a piece of a slab outside of the warehouse, since lighting in a warehouse may... kitchen a 5 years ago. We chose a black granite from a very reputable dealer. To keep... edge with a porcelain dish (I just did this with a porcelain cereal bowl) you get a chip..."