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Style and Nature Come Together in a Slovenian Landscape Design
Natural plantings and local materials create a memorable outdoor experience in picturesque Kranjska Gora
"plantings and local materials create a memorable outdoor experience in picturesque Kranjska... Austrian and Italian borders. Traditional wood and stone houses and barns with window... roofs and wood log joints dot the landscape. Alpine peaks, plummeting valleys and... holidays and winter sports. It’s in this picturesque setting that designers Tina Demšar... Demšar Vreš and Gregor Vreš have crafted a truly memorable outdoor experience. Respecting..."
The Moving-Day Survival Kit: Lifesaving Items and Niceties
Gather these must-haves in advance for a smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home
"smooth move and more comfortable first days in your new home... Atlanta, and I had tarried too long with friends in Virginia along the way, not realizing... Roanoke and Charlotte would create Phish-concert-caliber traffic. I spent moving-day... next day and with bleary eyes beat the movers to my house by about 15 minutes, still... first, and she set the bar very high. When I got to the house, there was a very practical..."
Upgrade Your Windows for Beauty, Comfort and Big Energy Savings
Bid drafts or stuffiness farewell and say hello to lower utility bills with new, energy-efficient windows
"farewell and say hello to lower utility bills with new, energy-efficient windows... s and advances in glass-making and glass-coating technologies mean that replacing... light and offer some semblance of a view, why give them a second thought, right?... installed and sealed windows can wreak havoc on your utility costs. Ever seen your curtains... windows — and a leaky bank account come energy-bill time. But government regulations..."
Kitchen Workbook: When to Pick Fixtures and Finishes
Is it faucets first and sinks second, or do cabinets lead the way? Here, a general time line for choosing items during your kitchen's design
"first and sinks second, or do cabinets lead the way? Here, a general time line for... faucets and lighting ... and to a point it does. But I try to keep my clients from... distracting, and it can be overwhelming for most homeowners to make all these decisions... cooktop and separate double oven, but it may not be the best appliance package for... design, and at some point you'll be faced with that decision. Getting overcommitted..."
We Can Work It Out: Living (and Cleaning) Together
Run a household without fussing and fighting with these ideas for how to work together on household chores
"fussing and fighting with these ideas for how to work together on household chores... vacuumed and scrubbed our floors, carpets, counters, walls and bathrooms. I'm not saying... notice us and quietly loaded the dishwasher with what was piled in the sink as well as... Torey and I were on the far side of the living room but had a perfect view. Torey... tiles, and on and on and on.......and now we are retired, he is super busy doing and..."
Black and White Bring Classic Style to a Bath
High-contrast styling and architecture-loving wallpaper give a New Jersey bathroom eye-catching elegance
"styling and architecture-loving wallpaper give a New Jersey bathroom eye-catching elegance... black and white color scheme, elegant marble and polished nickel finishes, and t... style, and it caused the designer to have to do a lot of meticulous measuring and... subway and basket-weave tile patterns. Here’s how a designer transformed a bathroom... one used and decor meant for a young girl into one a teenage boy loves, with timeless..."
Houzz Tour: Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel
Weighed down by black-heavy ’80s style, a California desert home gets a fun and lighthearted look just right for its midcentury roots
"a fun and lighthearted look just right for its midcentury roots... Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had... week, and sometimes the buyers love what Hawkes and Kemper have done so much, they... 1950s and ’60s in the Palm Springs area. Their homes rarely stay on the market for... wonderful and fun,” Kemper says. “It’s amazing to take a home that has been abused for..."
How to Get Along With the Neighbors — and Live Happier at Home
"lives and how we feel about our home and neighborhood. Whether you live in the city... relaxing, and catch up with others who walk by with their dogs or are just out for an... the hens and toss them back over the fence. Getting along (or not getting along) with... drink and sit on the porch for a spell.... later date and ask your neighbor to write down any and all concerns and perhaps invite... came over and hugged me, grimy sweat and all. He and his partner fixed up their own neglected..."
Houzz Tour: 10 Acres, 3 Generations and Many Animals in North Carolina
"a farm and invite everyone to live there. The scheme worked, and now their children... children and grandkids, as well as goats, chickens, ducks and alpacas, share the 10-acre... Britten and his wife, Sarah, came up with a brilliant plan to lure their family — a... steep roof and simple all-wood design. “We wanted it to echo the flavor of an Appalachia... William and Sarah Britten Location: Outside Asheville, North Carolina Size: 480 square..."
13 Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas and What They Cost
Corner drawers, appliance garages, platter storage and in-counter knife slots are a few details you may not want to leave out
"storage and in-counter knife slots are a few details you may not want to leave out... surface, and rightly so. Cabinets, appliances, countertops, paint colors — these are... functional and efficient. Pantry systems, pullout shelving, appliance garages, wall-mounted... pegboards and more have long been popular kitchen storage ideas on Houzz, because they... construction — and how much they might set you back...."
Kitchen of the Week: Brick, Wood and Clean White Lines
"eat-in area and bright new cabinets... clean-lined and calming signature style on another one of her projects and wanted her to... booths and cabinets past their prime were not functional for the young family who... integrity and character of the house, especially the charming kitchen,” Segal says. The... space and original elements with updated finishes.... this day and age everything seems to be all stone and tile and very uniform looking..."
Get a Grip on Kitchen Cabinets With the Right Knobs and Pulls
"type and finish of cabinet hardware with your kitchen style... panic. And by all means, don’t make a knee-jerk decision just to get it over with... design and swatch boards, I would remind clients that the hardware matters as much... looking at and touching your kitchen cabinet knobs every single day. So you want to make... choice. And after all, this is a micro design element that can have macro impact.... knobs and pulls like this kitchen with wooden knobs and brass sash lifts: http://www..."
Inside Houzz: How to Create and Use Ideabooks
Gather inspirational photos, share them with others, and put your design dreams on the path to reality
"others, and put your design dreams on the path to reality... ideas and build dreams. It's where you save your favorite home design photos and... PDFs and other details of your home project. You can also use your Houzz ideabook... colors and layouts that appeal to you. When you're ready to get started on a remodel... you want and start narrowing down your choices. With a simple setting change, you can... comments and photos also, turning your ideabook into a joint project workbook. Here's..."
How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
Keep butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe food prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker
"counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe food prep — with... blocks and cutting boards in clean and attractive shape.... kitchen and contributes to the character of the food that is prepared there. It acquires... knives and can be refinished countless times. Take good care of your butcher block... block, and it can become an heirloom piece passed down by many. Here are some tips to..."
My Houzz: Tradition Lives On in a Historic Home and Lodge
Tour an eclectic seaside property in Washington state, complete with a residence, vintage trailers for rent and creative gatherings
"suites, and there are 10 vintage trailers and four cabins on the property as well.... Rosenbaum and Anastasia Corya heard the seaside property was up for sale in the summer... eclectic and impressive collection of vintage trailers parked outside. The two devoted... lodge and the 10 trailers outside, restoring a unique set of overnight rentals available... Rosenbaum and Anastasia Corya Location: Seaview, Washington, on the Long Beach Peninsula..."