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Houzz Tour: A Cubist Confection Oriented Toward Nature

Dramatic yet understated, a West Vancouver house defers to its woodland and ocean setting Full Story
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Terri Deskins Contemporary & Abstract Art
Wow! Fabulous!!!!
last Friday at 3:46pm   
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sandougal
Fabulous home. The skill and craftsmanship is inspiring. Although I am sure these owners are fabulous parents, I personally couldn't have my 2 year old anywhere near the open stairs, expanses of concrete, and open ended deck above a drop. Perhaps this is not an everyday residence? But as a piece of art and inspiration, breathtaking.
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A Kitchen Opens Up for a D.C. Show House

Removing a fieldstone wall helps turn a cooking space from dark and dingy to open and filled with light Full Story
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Michael Walsh
Beautiful Wood-Mode Custom Cabinetry. Especially love the Vintage Navy finish in the butler pantry.
last Monday at 12:35pm     
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franki7
You nailed it....great new look!! That butler's pantry is "da bomb!" franki
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Houzz Tour: Going for Broke in Las Vegas

With bold architectural moves and killer views, this 8,000-square-foot resort-style home doesn’t hold back Full Story
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VizX Design Studios, LLC
wow
last Thursday at 7:02am     
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sddalg
That is a show stopper! Thanks for sharing.
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10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less

You heard right. Sometimes the best way to refill your creative well is by taking a step back Full Story
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KEE Design Studio
I loved reading your "less" list.....I do try to do these things and I do think they are my key to sanity sometimes when life/work is busy....thanks for summing it all up....less is definitely more!
April 8, 2014 at 2:16pm   
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penneelane
Amazing. I'm so down and out right now and a lot of it has to do with the overwhelming amount of stuff going on in my brain that is a cause and/or result of researching, analyzing, attempting to perfect, keeping in touch with everyone, second-guessing a wall color, etc. I am going to print this out, highlight each tip, and stick it to my mirror and back of my front door. Thanks again !!
April 9, 2014 at 3:24am     
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Houzz Tour: Sleek and Neat in Toronto

Clean lines and generous hidden storage give a renovated home for 4 a more spacious look without a bit of clutter Full Story
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Peggy Tupper
The reading nook has many personal items and looks like a cozy spot. Many comenters say the home looks "stark". The living room has an entire wall of cabinetry. Obviously the home owners put their stuff away for the photo shoot. On other articles on Houzz, the issue is clutter.
April 11, 2014 at 6:42am   
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makyambo
Beautiful house
last Monday at 8:24am   
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What to Shop for in Cabinet Hardware and Millwork

Learn about finishing touches for kitchen and bath cabinets to pick the options that will work best for you Full Story
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santoslhauper
Jim Hederman - Cabinets can be installed either way. I've always done it the way you have. Test fit and level toe kicks, then put in the floor, then trim and re-install toe kicks.
It seems to me flooring is replaced more often than cabinets. And you aren't paying for square footage of flooring you'll never see. Flooring that you have to put holes through to mount the base cabinets. It does inhibit changing the shape of the kitchen if remodeling though, because then you have to replace the floor.
April 2, 2014 at 7:08am   
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colleenlantzy
Good article for preparing ideas for my new kitchen
April 2, 2014 at 6:17pm   
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Roots of Style: The Birth of Modern Architecture

Learn how Prairie, Craftsman, art deco and other styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today Full Story
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Steven Corley Randel, Architect
@mcd59 Glad to hear that you like it! SCR
November 10, 2013 at 10:11am   
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zakhil
away some doors
December 18, 2013 at 12:55am   
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Elements of Modernist Landscapes, Classic and New

Can a garden be modernist without the lawn and glass-walled views from indoors? See which midcentury principles still work for today Full Story
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onthecoast1
@bigredkate I live in coastal Alabama and our kids play in direct sun all the time. When my 3 kids were small, they would tan beautifully without sunscreen, but they were in and out of the sun all day, so not getting too much sun at any given time. When we went to the beach though, where the rays reflect off the sand, they would burn in 20 minutes without sunscreen. I used a waterproof SPF 50, but it still has to be reapplied every 2-3 hours if there is no shade at all. Those of us with kids generally leave a sunscreen for faces in our automobiles, just in case. Most of our local parks have unshaded play areas. The sun is not the devil -- we need it in moderation for vitamin D and energy.
April 1, 2014 at 12:19pm   
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bigredkate
The sun is not the devil, but even if you tan without burning you are doing damage. I spent my childhood in the sun and didn't know what sunburn was. Nevertheless I am now a patchwork quilt after regular surgeries to remove skin cancers. It takes years for the damage to become apparent. I know my dermatologist and my plastic surgeon much better than I would prefer.

We need sunlight, but prior to 10am, and after 3pm. Australian schools have a strict 'no hat, no play' rule as our outdoor lifestyle and generally Anglo Celtic heritage is literally a lethal combination.
April 2, 2014 at 12:11am     
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Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Home on a Working Farm

Rural Wisconsin provides the bucolic setting for a barn-inspired home that fosters comfort and connections Full Story
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halbanes
cordybrown and others who want to buy a barn: if you are a do-it-yourself kind of family and cultivate contacts in the country, you can find yourself a barn for a thousand dollars cash and you will have all the beautiful virgin lumber you need. Craig's List and Ebay are some places to start. It's where I did my research, before I decided to sell.

It's a lot of work to take down a barn and you may want to have someone on your team who is familiar with construction processes. You'll need a lot of muscle and brawn to handle big pieces that weigh hundreds of pounds, a cherry picker to remove the roof and get to the rafters, a lot of nails to be removed on site before the wood is loaded for hauling, a big rig to haul the lumber, a place to store the lumber out of the weather until you need it, some sort of numbering system to know what sizes and kinds of lumber you have and exactly where it is in the stored stacks. Require a tetanus shot for everyone working on the project. Take the barn down in the winter. And watch out for snakes and other resident wildlife. And be sure there is a road to haul out your treasures from the deconstruction site. And of course, lots of photos of the wood and pieces you especially like and ways to keep track of where they are stored.

I am quite serious - this is what the buyer of my barn did - and that's just skimming the surface. But my point is this: it can be done and you can have your dream home with the lumber you salvage. Sweat equity.
April 6, 2014 at 5:41pm   
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Southwest Greens of Virginia
Absolutely stunning!!
April 8, 2014 at 2:31pm   
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Advice on Canyon Farming From L.A.'s Vegetable Whisperer

See how a screened garden house and raised beds help an edible garden in a Los Angeles canyon thrive Full Story
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dreamdoctor
Also do not use treated lumber in or near water - the reason it does not rot is because it is poisonous to life. Railroad ties count as treated lumber - any form of treatment. If using reclaimed wood older than say thirty years check it for lead content if it has any remnants of paint on it. If you are planting next to a structure that is over 30 years old (or if there was ever a structure there that is now "gone") check the soil for lead - the plants will absorb it. By the by - if you are in a dry area consider using stone mulch - a "trick" I learned in Arkansas - went back after almost thirty years and the plants are still doing fine (unattended). Planting next to a side walk or the like has some of the same benefits.
April 1, 2014 at 10:18am   
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boohoo789
I really like the idea of screening in a small vegetable garden when the critters are taking over. Thanks for the idea!
April 8, 2014 at 12:39pm     
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