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Houzz Call: Show Us the House You Grew Up In
"you grew up in influence your design style today? Perhaps you had a conversation pit... I grew up in, but the one my children grew up in. When I was growing up, our family... grown up in. The home I grew up in was first a log cabin in the northen area, I... we grew up in. The house I grew up in is a Mid Century Modern in Highland Park Illinois... I grew up in, just shy of 1200 square feet and shared by 8 people, did influence my..."
5 Tips to Wake Up Faster and More Happily
Shine when you rise even if you're not a morning person, with these strategies to banish the brain fuzz
"waking up? Well, I have a pretty good handle on what works; I just don't follow it... wakes me up every morning. Waking up with a happy little dog snuggling against me has... wake you up. Lovely ideabook, Lisa. Our favorite tip? It would be #5, "Set up a reading... wake you up at that time. I've bee successful with that, in fact, I wake up 5 minutes... lighting up your room about two hours before you want/need to get up. I have no trouble..."
Bulletproof Decorating: Upholstery That Stands Up to Anything
Kids and pets are no match for fabrics as durable as these, which meet higher style standards than ever
"would hold up in houses with lots of pets - although really beat up leather has a wonderful... cleaned up our act. Thank Greenpeace for being a watchdog for this. Now we need to... will hold up & not snag. I would prefer a natural fabric to synthetic--that's just a... really held up. I am quite interested in Crypton, however couldn't find the fiber used... chair up significantly! Not all clients can afford these products. Perhaps listing..."
8 Ways to Spruce Up an Older Bathroom (Without Remodeling)
"sprucing up and not dealing with the total hideousness. The sprucing up will only be... playing up the funky colored tiles with fun wallpaper, light fixtures, and window... spruced up bathrooms had pink, or green, or teal, or mustard yellow fixtures. It only... play it up and tone it down at the same time with dark rose. I bought dark rose EVERYTHING... completely up to date. There is nothing ugly here to be working with. My husband and I..."
Simple Pleasures: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Slugging down any old sludge while pulling on socks is no way to start the day. Learn to brew amazing java and savor the experience here
"wrapped up in the rush of morning routines that you skimp on this small (but, I would... setting up your coffee station to finding the perfect spot for enjoying that first... I sit up in my bed, propped up by fluffy pillows, and hold the cup in my hands, savoring... already set up in my Keurig, which I desperately bought for my shoulder surgery recuperation... Brazen back up and running because we are heavy duty coffee drinkers. There is nothing..."
TVs in the Bedroom - Thumbs up, Thumbs down?
"catching up on a show or two. But tell me, what about you? Thumbs up or thumbs down... has come up in the past, I have found people to be very divided on whether or not they... Thumbs up up up! after a hard days' work my husband and i can watch our favorite channels... thumbs up! Maybe one day we can graduate to a mounted flat screen. As you illustrated... cuddling up in a blanket on the couch. For the times where I really want to watch something..."
Let’s Clear Up Some Confusion About Solar Panels
Different panel types do different things. If you want solar energy for your home, get the basics here first
"neighbor put up photovoltaic panels on the front of their house because that's the side... something up or get discounts In Australia we're a bit spoilt when it comes to solar... can end up with a large part of the available power in your part of "the grid" trying... makes up the bulk of the costs. Also, solar panel prices keep dropping. We were... to set up solar energy power base independent to unreliable electricity system in..."
Build a Backyard Fish Pond Without Going Belly Up
You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think. But you'll need this expert design wisdom
"the way up to a lavish $40,000 koi pond the size of a swimming pool. The takeaway... lined and up to 5' deep. My husband installed a fancy filter system that kept the water... clean it up in the spring and to remove tons of leaves in fall, but it was a joy to... break up the ice so air can get to the fish. My pond is pretty shallow and in a severe... to open up the ice (bubbler stops working)- best to do it gently (drill or even better..."
Heads-Up Hues: 10 Bold Ceiling Colors
Visually raise or lower a ceiling, or just add an eyeful of interest, with paint from splashy to soothing
"touch up the ceilings, then the walls in neverending "touch ups". So much faster... Woke up this morning wondering what to choose for my living room and kitchen vaulted... ceiling open up the rooms to feel like a tree house. I just painted an upstairs art studio... you come up the stairway it appears there is no ceiling. . every day is blue and sunny... simply put up a new layer of drywall on top of the old ceiling. Ceiling colors don't have..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Cabinets Snazz Up a Space-Savvy Eat-In
"a fold-up table on the other. Antiqued turquoise cabinetry, eclectic hardware and... to pop up as a popular well liked color from most of my online interior design clients... this one up. And my friend, collaborator, contractor and miracle-maker Terry West in... wound up with a little dining nook in a sunny corner to boot! This used to hold... and hang up chairs. The execution, not so much. Not a fan of those stools and that part..."
Movin' on Up: What to Consider With a Second-Story Addition
Learn how an extra story will change your house and its systems to avoid headaches and extra costs down the road
"building up, digging down or adding on the best way to maximize your house's potential... signed up. So why does every article open up with a big ad that says "Houzz is the... opened up from an e-mail link by someone WHO HAS ALREADY SIGNED UP. Kenneth Freeman... building up doesn't cost you land and you avoid pouring a basement which is a huge expense... we went up in 1986 with a second floor over 2/3 of the house, did the last 1/3 in 1990..."
Stand-Up Desks Rise to Health Challenges
"propped up on the foot tray, this changes everything, becuase once my legs are up,... mix it up by turning home computer use into a stand-up activity. That's my point.... a walk-up kiosk at a university, library, or retail store. But most people are on... chest up & out, and the monitor tilted away from you, and low. Mine's 26" away from... stand up desk for about twenty years, first at a drafting table and now at the Herman..."
Brush Up on Paintable Wallpaper for a Posh Look
Customize your wall treatments the affordable way, with richly textured wallpaper painted any color you like
"cover up the sheetrock I messed up trying to remove my old wallpaper. When the old... put it up and then perhaps touch up the areas that smudged? I'm thinking of antiquing... I put up sheets of copper that had a disign on them. Looks great! I love paintable... pick it up pretty cheap when it goes on sale( at least I did at Menards. I bought alot... covered up the uneven walls. I painted it a beautiful taupe and it is absolutely stunning..."
Light Up Your Night With an Easy Outdoor Table Lamp
"Hit up Goodwill and the hardware store to make this lamp for a deck or poolside patio... light up at night. I also picked up the solar lights at Home Depot. It said they... you come up with. Please post!! This is a wonderful idea! Thank you so much! Mary Another... that come up every day at 2:00pm, however, sometimes there are small bursts of gusty... to jump up on small tables/pillars. I can imagine this lamp hitting the concrete...."
Morning Nook Tips for Sleepyheads to Get-Up-and-Goers
Whether you whack the snooze button or spring out of bed, these ideas can help you create a refreshing space that helps you on your way
"to set up a special corner that supports your purpose. Morning sunshine is the key... setting up a sitting area there as well. Soak in the light of lengthening days with... to GET up than even to WAKE up. It's somehow just now occurred to me that if I promised... sun come up: I love the peace of the morning. I am very flexible and can start the day... always tidy up the kitchen in the evening, and we always have fresh flowers on our dining..."