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Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover
The Nest's much-improved take on the thermostat has us pondering reinventions of other necessities around the house
"way in water conservation features, option in heights etc. IMO there is still much... room? Water closets are wasteful, we spend a penny and waste a gallon. I want he... y and water would be wonderful! Solar lights that are affordable for families. Heating... running water, and I’m grateful for our “ugly” but functional utilities! I spent my... additional feature inside the fridge. ie: An extra icecube tray or something similar..."
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Mudroom Touches Anyone Can Do
"Lived in WA state with two dogs, beach nearby, and sand and water everywhere from the... with NO water shut off valves---the water was reversed in the shower and the washing... plastic watering can. If in Hawaii they call it a sand room, perhaps in Oregon we should... with the watering can is TOO CUTE for color TV. Absolutely cries for a "captioning... sit, the water just drips down to the bench-the mud/sand needs a place to be cleared..."
Kitchen Counters: Granite for Incredible Longevity
This natural stone has been around for thousands of years, and it comes in myriad color options to match any kitchen
"drop of water leaves a spot, and calcium buildup from the water is a big problem.... DISTILLED WATER (at $1.85/gallon) will clean hard water spots off of granite especially... distilled water. Spots and streaks disappear. Beware of buying granite. Ask questions... the hard water spots around the faucet were impossible to get rid of. I'm guessing it... d/t the water stains. I'm finding that some quarts surfaces are even more expensive..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Nutty Home Fixes
"little water. I felt sorry for the little birdies who depended on this water source... on hot water, close the shut-off, then shut off the water and give the trickle shut-off... holds water properly and as an added "bonus" the large branch is a nice place for... livestock waterer that had a blue plastic floating lid to cover it and keep the heat... and the water comes up over it. That lid got a hole in it. You know how milk jugs..."
Choosing a Deck: Plastic or Wood?
Get the pros and cons of wood, plastic, composite and more decking materials, plus a basic price comparison
"Ultimately water, in some form or other, is the ultimate and only cause of building failures... control it. Water, or lack of it can really mess up your plumbing too, but I though www... splinter...Is water proof, element proof and a LEED certified...Costs about $8.00 per sq... brush with water and dawn soap once in the spring, maybe once in the fall. Easy. All the... regular feature of summer. We have a 23 year old house. The builder installed a redwood..."
A Quick-Start Guide to Bird-Watching for Fun and Learning
Set out some seed and grab your field guide. Bird-watching is an easy, entertaining and educational activity for the whole family
"to the water trough...? All the while being dive bombed by mad Chickadees. Water... Food, Water, and Shelter. Different bird foods attract different birds. If you want... trick. Water can be a fountain, birdbath, or something as simple as the saucer for... filled with water and set on the ground. Shelter can be birdhouses. Other things to remember... use a water wiggler to attract birds and prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the..."
12 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Better
"The water will fall into a stone-filled pit and hopefully recharge the water table... lot of water can splash out onto the floor, so be careful when getting out of the... uses sink water waste plus saves space is linked. Most small terraced houses over here... to have water almost up to your shoulders. I did see in a Kohler catalog, I think... idea of water up to your shoulders is far better than only up to your waist! It reminds..."
Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"by past features. Period features can be re-instated. Collecting appropriate pieces... the one featured here. We did our best to preserve the original tile roof, but it was... house is featured in a lot of architecture books as an example of shingle style, even... innovative. It features a hodgepodge of elements from international design (Japanese, Chinese... amongst the features - the old and the new must match, proportions, forms, colour, tone..."
The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
"woods and water it's oftentimes difficult to implement solar PV. Passive House is the... throw water on the curtains every so often. With the chimney in the center pulling... that had water 're-cycling' through it. Food kept beautifully. This also acted as... west with water trickling through it, keeping sun at bay. Oh the dreams and ideas!... Solar hot water systems and pv generated electricity are great 'newer' tools. Traditional..."
Master Bathroom Choices: One Sink or Two?
"you see featured here and some different things if your looking for ideas. Take a... lots of water pressure. Skip the tub. 67 inch long countertop and 1 sink, we love extra... excess water all over the sink. Two sinks removes a possible point of contention IF... using water while another is taking a shower...some one is screaming PDQ. We are... them and water goes everywhere! A longer spout reach lets you get your hands IN the..."
Solstice Daydream Break: 10 Breathtaking Swimming Pools
"in the water can at least hold their head above water to avoid drowning. Mvaussie... magazines/features/editorials. Nobody who builds a pool in Australia would be unaware... With waters Of turquoise blue. With a long stretched pool And a pleasant view.... safety features could be a separate Houzz article. Enjoy what is beautiful for beauty's... these features or on real estate pages where the pool fence is some combination of..."
How to Install a Toilet in an Hour
Putting a new commode in a bathroom or powder room yourself saves plumber fees, and it's less scary than you might expect
"Find the water supply line (in his step 9). Turn off the water to the toilet. STEP... as much water as possible out of the bowl STEP 1.4 - : Disconnect the water line at... would have water all over the floor and a sprained lower back. You left out some steps... sure the water is all drained before you head across the carpeting. STEP 1.7 - : Put... leak, the water is immediately visible, instead of seeping under the flooring. Mike..."
Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Michael Symon Shares His Tastes
"the tea water to boil - never mind water for pasta! So, that is one of the best things... were hard water issues. It has an internal system that softens the water. German e... had the water piped to it so there was no need to refill a reservoir like other brands... advanced features). Several years ago, I replaced my microwave with a Miele steamer... bottle with water and chlorine to spray the surface within a few hours, it wasn't necessary..."
Kitchen Counters: Concrete, the Nearly Indestructible Option
Infinitely customizable and with an amazingly long life span, concrete countertops are an excellent option for any kitchen
"made from water, so it's a living thing...even after it has "cured". And water in concrete... excess water out of there. But even still, water moves for a lifetime. You can't... sitting water. but i would assume that a good heavy duty sealer could remedy that,... there is water getting into those pinholes and potential for grime and whatnot to get... getting water and grime in the pinholes, have them come back and apply more sealer..."
My Houzz: Rising to the Renovation Challenge in Toronto
An eye for potential and substantial remodeling lead to a chic and comfortable home for a Canadian family
"where water is everywhere, are used to being near water and do not feel a need to... Australian waters. I do claim knowledge of Canadian waters, the thousands of lakes and... lakes. Water is a novelty. I had house guests from Australia here in October. The... but the water is fresh and there are no tides. Ontario has thousands of lakes and... exceptions for water front properties. Pools/property must be fenced to protect people accessing..."