L H Design


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A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors

Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film? Full Story
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qofmiwok
Sorry alisoncartwright, but that is ridiculous. Faded artwork and faded sofas are a "patina"? Nice euphemism. Mine used to be vibrant and energetic and now they are just washed out. If bright things, the way they were designed, are considered "magazine spread" then I guess that's what I want.
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wegiemom
Two words: DO IT I live in a high rise, face west and have two black couches in my living room. I had good quality window films in stalled when we moved in 8 years ago. I still live in a high rise, still face west, and I STILL have two BLACK couches in my Living roomW
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Dream Spaces: 10 Secluded Garden Nooks

Sometimes dreaminess is a single bench or a romantic table for 2 tucked amid greenery. See for yourself Full Story
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escolat
My secret garden
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That is breath-taking!
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How to Grow 10 Favorite Fruit Trees at Home

Taste test this summer, then plant a mini orchard in fall or winter to enjoy fresh-off-the-tree fruit next year Full Story
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onevoice
Sarah Anspaugh, you just might've come across the clue for keeping robins away from ruining an entire crop of cherries - plant Serviceberry adjacent to them.
As your experience indicates, they appear to prefer them.
Sorry I can't help you out with any info on Paw Paw - but there's plenty online.
July 1, 2014 at 9:01am     
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tesshiva
My husbands old Golden Retriever adored the rotten pears off the ground under their tree. I can remember watching him chomp the mushy fruit, absolutely grinning while angry yellow jackets buzzed all around his head. That dog must have had the worst gas, later in the day!!
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11 Ways to Get More From Your Summer Porch

Watch the world go by at your leisure from a porch decked out with comfy furniture and inspiring accessories Full Story
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janett123
I love my front verandah. We have an old Victorian with a wrap-around porch, so have hung ferns and railing 'window' boxes around all 3 sides. Lots of wicker furniture and candles. This year I added a small deck pond, and got a few small pond plants and some goldfish. I live out here all summer long. When I go out in the spring to set it up, my husband says, 'well, bye, guess I'll see you in the fall!'
July 2, 2014 at 7:17pm     
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Forgot to add we live in Cornwall Ontario Canada, and have been having a very hot summer so far. Last night we sat on our verandah and watched our July 1st fireworks going off down by the river (St. Lawrence). We live 2 blocks away and the breeze coming off the river is 'heaven'.
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Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail

Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option Full Story
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redryder60
Maybe it's just me but I need a rail where I don't feel I'm gonna fall off! I like the idea of these transparent ones but too many are too scary!
July 2, 2014 at 12:36pm   
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Great article!
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Contractor Fees, Demystified

Learn what a contractor’s markups cover — and why they’re worth it Full Story
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mylilremodelproject
Michelle Portesi I couldn't agree with you more! Construction IS a highly specialized field. There are MANY tradesmen that are VERY specialized in what they do, and those who are not, you can clearly see through their quality (or lack thereof) of craftsmanship. Just because a tradesman makes his job look easy, doesn't mean it actually is. Remember, most have many years of experience in their fields. My husband specializes in rails and staircases, with majority of his work focusing on curved rails/solid treads, and hand carving. Curved and angled railings often have parts that that have to be hand-carved (this comes as a big block that has to be hand-carved to fit the rail and the profile). Bending a rail is a science all on its own. You have to know exactly how much each type of wood has to be over-bent in order for it to snap back to align with the stairs (bad alignment means the balusters will not be centered on the hand rail and stairs when installed, and potentially thousands of dollars in material and labor will get trashed). Each material has its own strength, density, and hardness. Knowing how each material will behave when it is bent comes with experience. It is not something you can look up in a DIY handbook and attempt on your own.
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Michelle Portesi
@mylilremodelproject - That is a GORGEOUS staircase. And it's one I wouldn't have attempted to design construction wise myself. That's why God created architects! Or even better, the craftsmen who specialize in building staircases. Having truly knowledgeable and skilled tradesmen are invaluable to construction companies, designers and homeowners alike. I have certainly relied on a master staircase builder on a few projects.
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8 Low-Cost Luxuries With a Big Payoff

Consider the small stuff — like switch plates and throw pillows — to give your home a touch of class Full Story
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cindinfocus
When I remodeled to sell our 100+ year old home, I had to do something to the 70's remodeled brass switch plates and doorknobs that had tarnished badly. Since our budget was strained with the recarpeting, new HVAC system, repainting, I had to look for an affordable alternative. It took a few coats of antique bronze finish spray paint, topped with a few coats of satin finish Lacquer left over from my photography career, and every doorknob, strike plate, floor register and switch plate had a fabulous period style look to it. It took several weeks to do, but it made the house!
June 22, 2014 at 7:17am     
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JB Fisher Properties
Love, love, love the switch plates!
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How to Install a Drip Irrigation System

Save time and water with a drip watering system in your vegetable garden — a little patience now will pay off later Full Story
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sj4home
scoutstella, that's probably what I should do, although most kits don't come with the pressure regulator, timer, or filter. All essential to really use the system effectively. Those items will at least double if not triple your initial investment.
June 23, 2014 at 1:06pm   
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juleslarosa
Well, we had a "professional" landscape gardener put our drip hoses in and they fell apart by the second year, now she want to just put in a overground hose with a sprinkler, I feel like she doesn't know what she doing--you guys here make it seem so much simpler than she has, should I get rid of her?
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How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot

Get a designer's tips for turning a hillside yard into the beautiful garden you’ve been dreaming of Full Story
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Kathleen
Thank you Carol. We are thinking of using native rock for low walls. Couldn't agree with you more on not having grass. Have used the stone and thyme in the front. Due to shade issues will need shade plantings.
June 19, 2014 at 4:11am     
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marymwa
I love this conversation and am getting some ideas on how to tackle my slope. I also wanted to include techniques that avoid any runoff of water into the street/sewer system. I think it is more than a french drain but an actual trench filled with gravel or rocks. I saw an example once but forgot the name. It rains very seldom in the coastal area of San Diego but I am trying to avoid the runoff. I also want to terrace the hillside with block walls. The most pronounced slope is on the side of the house before the street. I definitely like the picture of the Mediterranean plantings which would go well in my area.
June 27, 2014 at 12:14pm   
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16 Ways to Get More From Your Small Backyard

Make a tight or awkward yard a real destination with these design tricks from the pros Full Story
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perezgroup
Very nice!
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California Fence Company
I too have a small backyard and I think I can use some of the tips mentioned in the ideabook. But I think you have made use of too much of hardscaping which needs much time and efforts. Anyways the ideas were great. I would love to incorporate at mine.
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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen Full Story
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Allison Crossley
Thanks. This was very helpful
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Cuisine
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Take It Outside! Inspiring Ideas for Outdoor Dining

Make fresh-air meals as comfortable and genteel as those indoors — and maybe even a bit magical Full Story
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rsowel
Southern porch dining in Louisiana.
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subtlesparrow
I just love the green wooden table with mix-matched chairs! Cozy, country, and wonderfully romantic.
June 28, 2014 at 5:48pm   
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How to Keep Your White Kitchen White

Sure, white kitchens are beautiful — when they’re sparkling clean. Here’s how to keep them that way Full Story
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homelvr
I think it is the "how to" and interactivity of this thread that has made it so interesting and useful. I bookmarked it because there are many suggestions I want to keep. (Formica Calcutta Marble, Bon Ami, SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB!) Everyone has been so generous sharing. Thanks!
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The Most Helpful Furniture Piece You May Ever Own

Use it as a table, a seat, a display space, a footrest ... and indoors or out. Meet the ever-versatile Chinese garden stool Full Story
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clevelandarchichic
I don't think they are practical at all, actually. As side table they are too small to fit a drink if there is anything else on them and as a stool they are VERY uncomfortable. On a patio they are breakable....I could go on but I think garden stools are a terrible fad. Their only redeeming quality is that they add color when you need it.
July 2, 2014 at 11:20am   
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carrps
I have five of them -- both inside and outside. None of them even have a chip in the glaze. I think I'd be hard pressed to break one without tossing it off the second floor balcony.

When used as a seat, they're designed to be used with a woven straw cushion -- but any cushion would do.

I like them because I don't have the room for big side tables in most places.

It's kind of hard to think of something popular for hundreds (maybe thousands) of years as a fad!
July 2, 2014 at 2:40pm     
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8 Fabulous Prefab Homes Around the World

See global examples of housing’s best-kept secret — and learn why prefab may be the future of home building Full Story
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kjaloha
How much do these homes cost? Are they comparable to a custom built home?
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Building a home using the modular technique has come a long way in the past several years. Depending on the company you choose, you could build anything from a storage shed to luxury condominiums, we choose to be somewhere in the middle by offering full customization of floor plans and many component, structure, style, and color options to choose from. We do stick within certain systems building methods which dictate roof and overall structural designs and we typically find ourselves to be 20% less in final pricing compared to a similar home that is built 100% on site. Some other builders can beat that price by doing more volume and allowing less customization. Another group of builders in the industry chooses to do anything and everything that a customer wishes but is closer to 5-10% less in final pricing compared to a similar home that is built 100% on site. With all good systems built home manufacturers, one should get a product that is pre-engineered for efficiency, built using systems to control quality, kept out of inclement weather and the issues that come along with that, and more time effective than a traditional, 100% site built home.
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What to Know About Working With a Custom Cabinetmaker

Learn the benefits of going custom, along with possible projects, cabinetmakers’ pricing structures and more Full Story
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brooketurkstra
Great work. Leslie
July 2, 2014 at 7:23pm   
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jacksonbeth
We worked with Web Don. They produce semi custom cabinets at a great price point. And we were beyond pleased! ( http://www.carolinaheartwoodcabinetry.com)
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Decorating 101: How to Choose Your Colors

Learn where to look for palette inspiration — and one commonly advised place maybe you shouldn’t Full Story
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sherums
pilbarapink: I'm having trouble visualizing the carpet, but I keep thinking Spanish or Mexican floor tile.... there is a lot you can do with blues, greens, yellows, and even light sandy taupes. I had a wall that terra cotta color at one time and absolutely loved it. I used a lot of light taupe and then splashes of the other colors I mentioned. Blacks, greys, and browns would work equally well.
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sherums
I am the painter in our family. I love to refresh the paint every few years, so I am not at all afraid to pull the furniture out away from the wall and have at it. That said, I think when one is moving into a new home, it is a good idea to pick a neutral that will not clash with your stuff and get it up. Later, the rooms can be retouched, accent walls can be painted, or the whole thing can be redone. It is not always realistic to wait until you are in. We are building, so the paint must be on the walls prior to moving in. Since I am buying new furniture, that is a little intimidating. In fact, we can't even lay the floors until I paint! I am sure I will stick with warm neutrals and white trim and then update later as tastes and time permit.
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