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Kitchen of the Week: Going Elegant and Bright in a 1900s Home
"now has a classic look, increased natural light and a more open plan... Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their 2 grown children Location: Ansley... design a new kitchen and attached lounge that better suit the house and their lives... be a bit sterile....something like that...just a thought. A bit too manicured...... a year will they need that, maybe two. Anybody with a big family and doing a lot..."
How to Build a Better Shower Curb
"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..."
My Houzz: Creativity Flows in a New Hampshire Cottage
"searching for a new place to call home, a little isolated cottage tucked away in the woods... peacefulness, a natural setting and privacy that she was looking for. She made some changes... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Artist Lauren Decatur Location: Francestown, New Hampshire... up with a book on a rainy afternoon by a fireplace like yours is the stuff my dreams... veggies with a knife and cutting board or mixing by hand with a whisk. I have a collection..."
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..."
A Modern Kitchen Inspired by Edwardian Style
"make for a kitchen that is as beautiful to work in as it is to look at... part of a full renovation and extension of a Georgian country home, the designers at... crafted a kitchen in the extended area that complements the architecture of the original... actually a version of an Edwardian working kitchen would fit best in the space,” says... designed a kitchen that’s authentically grounded in the historical details of the period..."
Houzz Tour: Renovations Modernize a 1970s New Jersey Colonial
"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 Add a Solar Water Heater
"without a major renovation by putting the sun to work heating your home’s water... As a result, here in Europe, many local and national laws now require that a certain... waste, a greater percentage of the energy we do use is going toward heating water... fact, in a Passive House and many LEED-certified houses, heating water for residential... energy. A solar water heater is one way to meet that requirement without dipping too..."
Build a Backyard Fish Pond Without Going Belly Up
"incorporate a fish pond. So I wondered: What does it take to put a fish pond in a backyard... next to a waterfall, watching the sunset as a grass-skirted man danced and sliced coconuts... up to a lavish $40,000 koi pond the size of a swimming pool. The takeaway is, like... coconuts with a giant machete — it was all so serene and charming. But perhaps what completed... They take a lot of time and effort, love and care. They can be time consuming, budget..."
Could Techies Get a Floating Home Near California?
"catch a big business break, and the apartments could be cool. But what are the odds... visas. A 30-minute ferry ride to Half Moon Bay would put them about a half-hour car... working on a floating community 12 miles off the coast of Northern California. Blueseed... Blueseed, a Palo Alto start-up founded in 2011 by Max Marty and partially backed by Mike... make that a reality. The wild idea is that foreign-based companies and their employees..."
5 Risks in Buying a Short-Sale Home — and How to Handle Them
"lure of a great deal blind you to the hidden costs and issues in snagging a short-sale... especially for a first-time buyer who may be looking for a chance to get into a starter home... savings. A short sale occurs when a homeowner has fallen so far behind on payments that... without a credit-killing foreclosure, the creditors get paid, and the buyer gets a... works out a deal with the lien holders that allows for the sale of the home, with the..."
My Houzz: A Prefab Modern Farmhouse Rises in Vermont
"A prefab borrows from the simplicity of barns to suit its family and the Vermont... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: The owner of studio M | design, a partner in a Boston... than face a major renovation, the owners decided to tear it down and install a prefabricated... farmhouse as a weekend getaway. The couple's Realtor, Michael Brodeur, a volunteer fireman... could do a controlled burn as a training exercise. Up in flames it went. The new house..."
7 Steps to Create a Connoisseur's Wine Cellar
"that a growing trend in home design and planning is a dedicated space for a wine... live in a sprawling country estate or a tiny city apartment, your home probably has... has a space that can be converted into a personal wine storehouse.... belief in a higher power, opening an easy-drinking red is as close to heaven as some... building a wine cellar! On one of our current projects the clients requested a relatively..."
5 Qualities of a Happy Designer-Client Relationship
"during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance... together a design plan, slap on a hefty fee and then steamroll through your house executing... ere's a rumor going around about designers and decorators — that we're all bossy... gotten a lot of invaluable tips, design ideas and trend information from our own very... hated a client's choice of paint or countertop, the end result was pretty darn fabulous..."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Wonderful Plants for a Deer-Resistant Screen
"bay with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight... turn a problem area into a garden highlight. Rather then build a barricade, add... houses is a common one in smaller urban lots and is typically addressed with a 6-foot-tall... fence or a row of arborvitae or similar columnar trees. But this situation can be an... color for a beautiful focal point you will want to look at. In rural gardens deer can..."
Could You Be a Landlord?
"owning a rental property could be disastrous. Here's what you need to know... could be a good time to buy a rental property. Being a landlord is not only for people... Moving into a duplex or a property with several small cottages can be a smart way to house... (and it's a big if) you are able to find a property where your overall mortgage payment... saving a good deal more each year than you otherwise would be able to. Of course,..."
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