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Guest Picks: Stylish Desks for the Student in All of Us
A Punch List for Party Decorating
Of course, food and friends are the only essentials for a holiday party, but a few special touches really turn up the cheer
The Right Built-ins for Your Fireplace
Building the perfect storage around your fireplace starts with deciding what it's for. These 14 examples will get you started
"opposite wall....just need to figured out how to hide the HDMI wiring in wall.... the main wall in the great room, which leaves the homeowner with an underutilized space... side and windows, pass-through areas and the location of their kitchen made it undesirable... on this wall would have involved additional and considerable expense. Add to that the... with the wall. I really want to add built ins on either side of the fireplace, but..."
My Houzz: Brightness and Creativity in a Live-Work Townhouse
Quirky finds, vintage and modern furniture, and warm and cool materials pair beautifully in this remodeled Toronto home
"took down walls, added a rear addition with a wood-burning fireplace and drew on Bennett... large windows and no curtains or blinds though. On closer inspection I just can't... of the window or not. Thank you for sharing. Very clean and smart Beautifully done... ceiling windows to the back of the house. It's nice to see a renovation that preserved... on the wall across from the sofa. I would prefer it in the back family room, which..."
The Sunporch: A Room for All Seasons
"exterior windows goes by many names: sunporch, sunroom, solarium, Florida room, sun... it has windows that close. While older sunporches are typically three-season rooms... with 2 sliding panels to still have the function of a screened porch in pleasant weather... glass windows in the winter. A sunporch is a great opportunity to let your "I love..."
Architecture Pays Tribute to the Tax Man
Skipping taxes doesn't always mean skipping the country. These architectural features let owners avoid certain taxes without leaving home
"British window tax (just count the number of windows and multiply that by the rate... of the windows. All of a sudden the large window was now an operable door. Another... raised window would pocket up into the wall above and create an opening large enough to... British window tax, but not the Tansus in Japan. Thanks for the history lesson. Charmean... pay the window tax. lol. Fascinating information! The Mexican solution furpants..."
Houzz Interview: Maria's Dreamy Whites
"lot of windows, high ceilings, and an open floor plan. You live in a modular home-... around the windows and doorways. I think those little improvements have made a big difference... those windows in the living room...I'm so jealous! Your home is lovely and it's... gray--your wall color is fantastic, so I am bolting over to your blog to find out the... and the window trim does make all the difference. Gorgeous!!! I could move right in..."
American Architecture: Mission Revival
If you love the look of Southern California's old churches, you'll find this architectural style a blessing
"doorways and windows *Covered walkways and arcades *Round and quatrefoil windows Each of... stucco walls. The way light plays across these spaces is wondrous. Similar features... doorways and windows, and a red tile roof define Mission revival. A quatrefoil window adds... quatrefoil windows. Smooth plaster siding, broad overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails..."
Houzz Tour: 1926 Bungalow Renovation
Quilts: Perfect for Changing Seasons
Great Compositions: The L-Shaped House Plan
"exterior walls forms an edge that extends like open arms in two directions preparing... has no window's. That's where the l-shape is and the back is very opened. the sun... throught the windows and warms the house. I was looking for idea's to soften the front so... large hung sliding "barn" door opens the entire wall and living space up to the view and... linear window wall is mirrored in the length of the pool. There is a clear sense of..."
How to Jazz Up a Solid-Front Door
The leaves of drop-leaf tables can be folded down to save space or raised to create a bigger surface
"arm that slides or swings out from the center of the table.... against the wall, but it can seat four when the leaves are extended. Drop-leaf tables were... on the wall, and a bracket on a swinging hinge turns out to support the leaf. The... from the wall and have both leaves raised for holiday meals or special projects.See..."
"secures a window or door with a surface-mounted vertical rod. The turn of a handle raises... casement windows, but it is not as secure as modern locks and is mostly used indoors... rods that slide into a locked position with the turn of a handle. Door pairs don't always... with a sliding bolt lock. This surface-mounted security bolt is similar to the cremone... This sliding bolt is specifically designed for Dutch doors. Another common bolt..."
"doors slide into pockets, so they're hidden when not in use.... doors sliding one way, you will need to slide back all 4 doors to walk through.... to most Sliding Folding Doors. It is important at an early stage of deciding what... iling windows — that open. If a traditional door were used in this space, valuable..."