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Mindi Freng Designs
playroom was a last-minute project that I revealed on Christmas Day. I needed a space for my kids to be able to do whatever their imaginations dreamt up for them," says Freng. The designer bought the siding and shingles from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a mere $11. She salvaged the carpet squares
option, as this playroom demonstrates. The carpet squares were leftovers from a school project, and create a fun, patchwork effect. Furniture picked up at auction adds bags of vintage character and, if already scuffed, can take a little more rough treatment.
Parker & Associates Building Design Consultants
New Terrace Home - Glebe
that seems to collect so quickly. Factor plenty of storage options into your open-plan design to avoid a build-up. Cupboards, drawers and shelving will all come in handy whenever a tidy-up is needed and are especially important in smaller homes.
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stained glass window for an extra splash of fun. Next: More grown-up mobiles to accessorize your home
In a cheerful Turkish kitchen, this simple arrangement of curled lucky bamboo looks like a prop from a medieval fair. It takes up minimal space, but its height gives it the impact of a larger plant
Ridge Oak Residence
Another great advantage of a pew's proportions is length. Meant to seat up to eight people, a long pew can stand up to a long expanse of hall in an entryway. It's a great spot for stopping and putting on boots, dropping an attaché case or backpack, and transitioning from the outside world to home or
Use under-sink space wiselyThe plumbing fixtures necessary under a bathroom basin can use up valuable storage space. Instead of competing with pipes and taps in awkward cupboard spaces, hide the plumbing and open up the rest for your own use. This vanity is both stylish and practical.
Telegraph Hill Residence
Consider dressing up the display by placing a freshly cut flower on the rolled towel or tying the towel with a ribbon.
A heated towel rail. A slimline, contemporary option offering plenty of storage space, a heated towel rail allows you not only to display your towels, but to warm them up before you use
Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation
After having the wall sealed, Duebber had it painted white. The painted concrete floor can stand up to moisture, but Duebber left in drains for those just-in-case moments.He widened the staircase and cut away some of the framing overhead so that no one would have to duck while heading down. The treads
as the dark ceiling. This creates crisp edges that stand out as part of the design. "I paid special attention to spots where different elements butt up against each other; it's a chance to mark it and play off it," he says.Laundry room cabinets: Ikea
Kerrie L. Kelly
Young Family Home
about throw pillows and bean bag covers. Covers often get overlooked for the laundry when clothes make mountains all by themselves, so gather them all up for a good washing. Unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer, it's usually safe to wash cotton bean bag covers in the machine and to dry them on medium
should be wiped with a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water. Bean bag covers also go through a lot of wear and tear, so check for holes that need patching up. Browse bean bags