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Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home Full Story
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Our lovely home of seven years in a family friendly street perfect most times....two things we could not anticipate: the neighbors across the fence in back kept nervous large dogs who barked at night and their waste was not collected and smelled on most warm days when we used our pool. And the sweet neighbors on the other side began a brood of lively boys, gave them a fort taller than fence so our pool privacy was hampered not to mention the balls that came flying over fence.
The doggy neighbors left and the new buyers love weekend extended parties with lots of music and run an outdoor TV for the children with one cartoon over n over...... So perfect house, imperfect good neighbors we overlooked ...kept the peace and coexisted.
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I wish I had fully understood the that we are on a flight path for an Air Force base in the next town over that now allows commercial use. It's otherworldly to live in a farm area/suburb and have planes stream by one after another some nights so close to the ground that I occasionally jump out of bed to see if it's going to hit anything!
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Room of the Day: A Garage Makeover That Rocks

A once-neglected Los Angeles garage becomes a stylish man space: music room, office, lounge and guest quarters Full Story
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rahnch
dear aleanor those types of inlaid tables are not specific to one particular culture, they are commonly made in Turkey, Lebanon, Spain, India, Morocco, to name a few places. They have been around for hundreds of centuries, and if my history is correct, are mainly attributed to islamic art.
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Hi there. Islamic art yes, and the shapes certainly appear all over but the type on inlay in those is particularly Syrian, just as certain rugs are Moroccan and Persian, lamps are Egyptian, etc. India has inlay of similar quality but the designs tend to be different. These are not a Moroccan tradition...I was told in part because the wood just wasn't there for it to build up (for this the source is more anecdotal).

They are sold all over and copied but inlay of that detail and in those patterns (at least as far as the photos show) are of Syrian origin. Syrians make and trade them in others places and have done for a while but even with all of the movement (over three million refugees as of today, and more internally displaced), there are many fewer than there were. Processes are starting now in Lebanon, turkey and Jordan in particular, to allow refugees who can find work to do so; artisans a have some latitude in some places and it is hoped that some Syrian traditions will be saved at the same time as they provide livelihoods for refugee families.

My point is more general though. We are careful here to attribute accurately the eames, corbusier and other chairs, the houses of various luminaries and the ages of French chairs but there is less accuracy about other traditions, including those that are well known. African art is almost always mis-ascribed. If the author doesn't know or can't confirm, it is better to leave the description general than to take a guess or to accept at face value what can't be verified. I seek to learn on houzz and it is hard to have confidence in information about which I know noting when things about which I have good information are misrepresented with confidence.
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Just a Few Things for the Dream-Home Wish List

A sunken hot tub, dedicated game room, tree house, hidden wine cellar and more. Which of these home luxuries would you like best? Full Story
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lenoraanna
Hello Artistexclusive, Thanks for you comment. And, to answer your question, Shelter-Kit is a company (it's been around for some 35 - 40 years, with an excellent reputation. It's been featured in hardbound coffee table books & in various magazines as well as a story in the NYTimes) that makes post & beam kit buildings. Theses are then shipped to the customer who may either assemble the structure themselves or hire someone to do it….no building experience needed! The most amazing thing, besides the quality of wood & products used, is the fact that every board, post, nut, bolt, nail, siding, roofing, windows, doors & stairs (if having a 2nd floor) is all part of the kit. Everything is pre-cut or drilled so electricity is not needed & there is no waist. Our house is just over 3,000 square feet….3 barns, of different sizes, are combined to make the house. Shelter-Kit engineers took our ideas & brought our dream to fruition & the process was fairly quick & fun. I love our house ! FYI - Shelter-Kit ships overseas, certainly throughout the US, & Canada. They have helicoptered cabins onto high cliffs & into canyon floors. Many of their houses & cabins are delivered to islands. This is particularly cost effective for islanders because everything comes at one time, no one ever has to go back to the mainland for a "part" & there is no construction waist to clean up & dispose of. And apparently their engineers are skilled at earthquake code designs (for those who live on a fault line)!

Well, I guess I've sung their sterling praises. You can find this company online at Shelter-Kit.com, or something pretty close. Happy trails!
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Hi lenoraanna thank you so much!!! I'll check them out they sound fantastic! So happy you love your home and it turned out so well!!
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The Cure for Houzz Envy: Great Front Facade Touches to Borrow

Pull up to a better view and make visitors feel welcome by perking up your home’s face Full Story
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Cynthia Charleville
I work at a flag and banner company. No need to send a flag to the dry cleaner. Flags are nylon or polyester and much more durable than your clothes. Put it in the washer with regular detergent and then throw it in the dryer for 10-15 min.
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