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The Best Uses for a Bay Window

See how to furnish a bay window or merely enjoy the view more, in both casual and formal settings Full Story
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I have bay window envy… {sigh}
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Community Building Just About Anyone Can Do

Strengthen neighborhoods and pride of place by setting up more public spaces — even small, temporary ones can make a big difference Full Story
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marsia
It's not the sights and sounds, it's the mind that is on drugs or excessive alcohol. The addicted behavior is not acceptable to me. If you think that tolerance and sympathy for a homeless drug addict is going to keep them from breaking into your house and stealing anything they can for drug money, go for it. I have treated people like this, and though the person under all that addiction and pain may be very lovable and wonderful, the behavior can not be tolerated, or they stay in that miserable state. This is probably not politically correct to say, but if you really care about people on the street, don't put up with them thrashing the environment and being public nuisances.
October 10, 2013 at 9:27am   
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Danielle Parsons_Smith, I think I had a reaction to your comment about people calling the homeless "undesirable". Bad label to put on a person, but I can understand the frustration. No one wants their neighborhood to become unsafe and decline because the government won't deal with homelessness and severe mental health issues. That was my main point.
October 10, 2013 at 9:39am   
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Get Your Home's Recessed Lighting Right

Learn the formula for how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and more Full Story
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Thank you very much for all your time. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Conoco Web, Picture Lights & Piano Lamps
Discover Conoco Lighting and our mission to provide elegant and sophisticated LED lighting for paintings and art. conocoweb.com
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12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls

Discover one pro designer's time-tested favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more Full Story
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I painted my son's room Sherwin Williams Mountain Air (SW 6224) mixed at 150% to make it slightly darker. His bathroom next door is SW Sleepy Blue (SW 6225). The trim is white and carpet is light khaki. His room has a large window facing west. We are happy with the color.
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6 Ways to Deal With a Bad View Out the Window

You can come out from behind the closed curtains now. These strategies let in the light while blocking the ugly Full Story
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pajallen
We have huge windows on our 'sun room'. It overlooks two busy highways, one on the front and one on the side. So far the open land across the street on the front is not used, but in time something will be there. We like to use the room, but in the evenings it's like being in a goldfish bowl...totally exposed and well lit. I would like to cover the lower part of the windows, but the cats run the window sill and love to look out; they would totally love something they could climb :-( The 3 windows are each 6 feet across by 13 feet tall with the lower 2 feet or so as a separated pane. Nothing opens. There are other windows on another wall, but what might work for the front would work for them too. All suggestions will be great to think about. Thanks!
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@pajallen Our initial thought is large curtains that can slide across the whole expanse, but that might not be good for the cats to climb. Another option would be top-down/bottom-up cellular shades. You could cover the top and let the cats run around, cover the bottom and let in light, or just cover the middle. These shades give you tons of versatility.

For ultimate climbability, we'd say plantation shutters. They can be made to fold out over a large expanse like bi-fold doors.

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Design Practice: The Basics of Marketing Your Business

Pro to pro: Attract clients and get paying work by drawing attention to your brand in the right places Full Story
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I like to say, how came I make a blueprint for building a house. I want a new house that me and my husband be the first people live the.
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Abeyta Group Remodel / 360 Painting Dallas
Excellent article. It's very practical and provides a ton of valuable action items.
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Single-Wall Galley Kitchens Catch the 'I'

I-shape kitchen layouts take a streamlined, flexible approach and can be easy on the wallet too Full Story
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A few photos from our recent project, the Dumfries Solar Laneway House.
Photos by Two Column Marketing. http://www.lanefab.com/laneway-house-built-projects/dumfries-st-solar-laneway-house/
January 8, 2014 at 9:25am   
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I've always found a Left-to-Right layout to be very pleasing: Refrigerator (storage), Sink (prep), Stove (cooking), Pantry Storage (spices, oils, canned goods). A lot of people like to put the stove in the middle because of the range hood, but arranging the work spaces as above allows two or more cooks to operate while crossing paths the fewest times.

A single wall kitchen in a small floorplan allows more work space, light and interaction. So many older homes and condos have what I call the "Dreaded Cave" where cooking is a hidden chore.
January 27, 2014 at 10:26pm   
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Here's a Bright Idea: Smart Bulbs for Better Lighting

Lightbulbs that can change brightness and color with a cell phone command show flashes of design brilliance Full Story
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Great article Mike! Thank you for sharing the amazing advances in LED smart bulbs. We have a great selection of LinkUp LED bulbs and controllers. Plus, our knowledgeable team of engineers provides complimentary design services! (888) 880-1880

Here is a link to our LinkUp Bulbs: http://www.environmentallights.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=linkup
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extrodinaire
Many companies exist, that enable you to control your lights ( dim), thermostat, open door locks, modular s for lamps and appliances. All these systems can be turned on from the home or on the Internet (with your computer, iPad or smartphone). What is important no special bulbs necessary
June 10, 2013 at 7:59am   
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Coming Soon: Turn Your Kitchen Counter Into a Touch Screen

Discover how touch projection technology might turn your tables and countertops into iPad-like devices — and sooner than you think Full Story
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nicolecarba
This tech is already being used in a London restaurant Inamo - great food as well!!
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Our live discussion on Houzz about counter materials starts in just a few minutes at 11am Pacific. Join us! http://bit.ly/16NL9dX
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Unlock Your Smart Phone's Front-Door Powers

Take your locks and keys into the digital age with 3 solutions that put convenience and new capabilities on your doorstep Full Story
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صلاح العلي
how many you have unlock new capabilities on your doorstep
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HANOR 3D system.(new technology patent) This is a very new and reliable mechatronic safety lock, personal identification unit.
With this method you can give out your key (for example you lose) without any problem as the key has special pin code.
It is integrable RFID, Safe, Cylinder, Cam, Furniture, and Mortise Locks etc. Can by constructed it self only /HANOR 3D technology/ new locks. Can be connected to any known communications system into /bluetouth, internet, etc./. Now we are looking for company who wants to step ahead with their products safety, or joint development and production work.
We have a WORKING demonstration sample, but it needs development for mass production. The system has better features as CyberLock. www.videx.com (the CyberLoc system is not a new technology), www.iLOQ.com. (the iLOQ systems is not a new atechnology. It is only, konstruktion New)!

Its main feature is that not only one individual can use the same key to various places safely, but also the same key can safely any other resident's apartment that agreed to grant access to their flats, etc. - the key in the hands of an outsider will be useless without an individual code). http://gyar.eu/V7 http://2jump.info/il-H
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New Strategies for Hiding the TV

Its easy to be discreet when you've got cabinets, panels and high-tech TV hiders like these Full Story
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katelyn1953
Joyce-when we flip our living room and dinning rooms we are planning to turn our entertainment center into a china cabinet. It is very similar to our dinning set and we don't currently have a china cabinet.

Sherry Gibson- I don't know what style you house is decorated in, but I have a friend who keeps her tv in a corner cabinet that resembles an antique pie safe, works in her 1916 home.
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Our favorite is the fieldstone fireplace!
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8 Ways to Create a Neighborly Front Yard

Foster community spirit by setting up your front porch, paths and yard for social interaction Full Story
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Aubry T
I love the free little library idea! However, most of the year in Arizona, not many people venture out onto the sidewalks. We have a very cute shady front patio, with a misting system. We sit out there a lot, and the only people to ever walk by are dog walkers. So we know all the people that have dogs in our neighborhood, the dog-less people I have no clue who they are haha!
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katelyn1953
Random thoughts on previous posts; please post photos of more modest homes. As much as I love the show stopper homes I get more out of stories and pictures of more modest homes. Ebooks, I love all things book "real books" e books, I love them all and there is a place for both, while I buy e books, I seem to inherit paper books. Where I work, we have an informal book exchange (a card board box by the time clock) but the idea of a little free library appeals to me, I think it may be a summer project as we have a lot of walkers in my neighborhood, if it works great, if it doesn't, I'll be out a minimal investment as I'll make it out of scrap wood.
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15 Ways to Make Your Neighborhood Better

Does your community lack ... well, a sense of community? Here's how to strengthen that neighborly spirit Full Story
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acw2355
In in Vancouver WA, just across from Portland and our downtown area is implementing some of these ideas; the street art in a couple of intersections, and the street book library as well as a billboard for local events. Love the idea of a poetry stand. Also someone mentioned a soup night for neighbors. I love that idea and think I'll give it a try. We did a drop-in New Year's eve for our street and it was a blast - everyone could walk home!
January 5, 2014 at 11:19am     
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We live in a "brand new" over-50 neighborhood where most residents have had to downsize, leave their longtime homes and memories behind and, in many cases, are recently widowed. I felt it was important, especially for the singles, to feel a sense of family and support. Some of these folks moved from quite a distance because of the quality of the neighborhood and the amenities despite the fact they knew no one at all.
So, I hosted semi-monthly get togethers on our patio. I borrowed the builder's large mounted map, made tiny tags with each homeowner's name and attached it to their site on the map. Everyone wore their name on their shirt and it was easy for folks to look at the map and see where they live in relation to a guest at the party with whom they were bonding.
We share emails with strict instructions not to send each other junk mail and that way if someone wants to go to a movie or shopping, etc., and doesn't want to go alone they can shoot out an email in search of folks who might want to join them.
Our community building/swimming pool will not be built for 3 years but when it is finished I'd like to incorporate the free library and the peotry board, as well as a communication board for folks wanting company during a day trip, etc.
Great suggestions. Thank you so much!
January 12, 2014 at 10:25am     
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Book It: Bring a Mini Library to Your Front Yard

Take a book, leave a book. An ingenious lending-library idea is sweeping the nation — see if it's right for your neighborhood Full Story
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This is for Astraea and all the others who are posting regular negative comments about this wonderful global development. I suggest you re-read all your own posts to understand and sense the degree of palpable negativism you're putting out there. Do you do this in all aspects of your life? If so, I suggest you try, instead, to "go to the positive." If this great trend won't work for you & your segment of our planet, so be it, but let's try instead to applaud those who conceived of this and are spreading the good. In life, positive generally begets positive, so let's keep out the negative.

Congratulations to all who are bringing these mini libraries to life & lives.
February 16, 2014 at 7:54am     
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Kimberlie Jones
My son is currently building five little libraries to put up at five of our elementary schools for his Eagle Scout project. He is making them look like little red school houses.
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Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding

Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen Full Story
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Water base.
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The company that makes the marine quality paint that was used to cover my laminate cabinets is AWL.
the stuff is amazing if applied properly and that means sprayed on in shop and on site where uprights etc. can't be removed. I don't know what prep was used (probably some serious sanding?) but the final result is an incredible euro looking, tough as nails lacquer finish. Stands to reason as this product is used to paint yachts. AKZO NOBEL....North American supplier: East Water St. Waukegan Illinois 60085 TEL: 847-599-6212, FAX: 847-599-6209 Australia: Unit E54 Gold Coast City Marina 76 Waterway Dr. Coomera Queensland 4209 Australia. TEL: 61.7.5573.9655, FAX:61.7.5573.9677 Europe: Bannerlaan 54 2280 Grobbendonk Belgium. TEL: 32.14.25.7770 FAX: 32.14.23.0880. this is not something that you can just paint on but if you have the money to invest in getting someone to do a do a proper job you will NOT be disappointed in the final product. My laminate cabinets went from dark brown to off white and they're virtually perfect.
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Design Workshop: Cool Lighting Tricks

We turn you on to pro lighting strategies to highlight features, create intrigue and make the most of indoor and outdoor rooms Full Story
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Excellent article. Lighting is the single most dramatic change you can make to your home environment. Great ideas!
March 22, 2014 at 6:12am     
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Bravehart Building
Great lighting examples. Great article! This detail is mission critical in my view and where clients often gag on the budget, until they really understand the implications of reducing amount and types of illumination.
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Grow a Lush Privacy Screen

No need to wait forever for patio privacy the green way. These 10 ideas will get your screening up and running in no time Full Story
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Lyn Thiessen
So happy today, one running 12 foot stand of bamboo on a fenceline has been taken down with a saw, chopped from the soil with a pick ax and rhizomes deposited in 4 big black garbage bags. Plastic tarp laid end to end. 4 raised cedar planters and 1200 pounds of soil now holding down the tarp covering the bamboo . Any random pieces that work their way through will be taken down with the weeds. My garden is in place.
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Xeriscape Gardens: How to Get a Beautiful Landscape With Less Water

Conserve water and make gardening much easier with the xeriscape approach’s 7 principles Full Story
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Kate McArdle
Climate appropriate plants is the key everywhere!
March 31, 2014 at 11:27am     
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gwen47
I get free mulch from some local guys who trim and cut down trees and run it through a chipper. They are more than happy to dump it on my driveway to get rid of it. I do tip them well. It doesn't seem to be contaminated with anything. I got such a big pile last year it took about two months to spread it all. I think my neighbors were taking bets on whether I would ever get it done. Fortunately I have nice, patient neighbors who enjoy my "English Style Cottage Garden" made up of plants which are native and adaptable to south central Kansas. Yes, it is possible. Native doesn't have to mean wild and unkempt prairie.

The marigolds reseed themselves each year and grow to an amazing size.
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How to Give Your Driveway and Front Walk More Curb Appeal

Prevent injuries and tire damage while making a great first impression by replacing or repairing front paths Full Story
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Really great that you mention safety along with beauty. Let's not lose the usability of the walk way with how we want it to look. They can be both.
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charlotteleigh
So many ideas! So little time and money! HA!
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Design Lessons From Tiny Homes

Microspaces in a Phoenix exhibition abound in innovative ideas we can all use Full Story
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Sheryl Fowler
Admittedly I did not ready the entirety of each comment. Despair set in when I started reading all the negatives, because all I could think of while looking at these entries is how the ideas presented could provide housing for the homeless. I'm not sure that room for possessions or even "a crapper" would be deal-breakers for these people who now live in tents on the outskirts of my town.
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Sorry , yes I didn't ..but any way ..your ideas a great ...
I will say low badged houses ..
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5 Places to Love Corrugated Metal in Your House

It’s budget friendly, versatile and even colorful. Is it any wonder this popular exterior material is making inroads indoors? Full Story
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Stay true to your inner compass when it comes to your environment, your ambitions & your style! Just what is "normal"...see attached pic! Enjoy your day & the folks in it!
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The Top 5 Ways to Save Water at Home

Get on the fast track to preserving a valuable resource and saving money too with these smart, effective strategies Full Story
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Very good move. It amazing how fast water collects and what a svaings it is to our water usage.
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A K Smith Architects
Jamey, Nice collection of photos in your idea books. I see many oportunities and applications on your upcoming project.
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Help for Selling Your Home Faster — and Maybe for More

Prep your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the money and the best pros for the jobs Full Story
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Marie Langley
By now, I'm pretty good at seeing our home through a potential buyer's eyes and then decluttering, depersonalizing, and pumping up the dream factor. Having said that, we've brought in a stager every time and I would continue to do it. They have a professional design eye, as well as a creative approach to solving problems I'd stopped seeing...even if it's just a matter of optimizing how a room looks. I'll happily put my attachment and ego to the side and take every advantage we can get in this competitive market!
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7 Great Places for a Hammered Metal Finish

Amp up the character in your kitchen (or any room, really) with the gorgeous texture and artful look of hammered metal Full Story
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Silva Vodopivec
Love the texture !
March 26, 2014 at 6:37am   
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These uses of hammered metal in the home are fantastic. I would love to see how one of our woven coil shower curtains looks next to the hammered nickel bathroom sink.
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How Your Landscaping Can Keep Burglars Away

Prevent home break-ins with strategic landscaping and good practices instead of menacing — and maybe less effective — measures Full Story
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Great Plants for Lush, Low-Water Gardens

Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Give it living color with unthirsty grasses, flowers and succulents Full Story
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charlielou
My favorite childhood memory is from one summer at the lake. My family was staying at our cottage and one day, my father, who liked to wander in the woods, came back so exited. Everyone else was too busy doing their own thing, but me, as in character, was simply splashing my feet in the lake - sitting on the dock. I followed my dad, and he brought me to a place that was formerly swamp. Large trees, but no underbrush or plants--- simply a padded carpet of moss under the tree canopy. It was so beautiful, I can still see it to this day. I tried to find the moss room years after as an adult, but it wasn't there. It must have been a result of the climate conditions for that year, I'll never forget it though- it still exists vividly in my memories.
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charlielou, I love moss. It feels so good under bare feet!
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Design Workshop: Reasons to Love Narrow Homes

Get the skinny on how a superslim house footprint can work wonderfully for your site, budget and quality of life Full Story
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@rerdle - here are a few exterior views of the long houses that are on my boards currently...two are dogtrot variants and one has a separate studio/guest wing addition. Plans are available on my site: http://thirtybyforty.com/plan-packages/
Good luck...!
April 6, 2014 at 9:10am     
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As an avid organic city gardener I enjoyed your article. Maybe I will seriously think adding bee keeping to my list of gardening activities.
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How to Harvest Rainwater for Your Garden

Conserve a vital resource and save money by collecting stormwater for irrigation in a barrel or tank Full Story
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Yes, Bermuda people don't trust the water from their dams because of all the planes disappeared in there.
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Chocolizard empty the olives out first next time.
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Grow a Beautiful Garden With Ecofriendly Greywater

Reducing home water waste means lower bills and a healthier planet. Here's how to set up a greywater home irrigation system that can help Full Story
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victoran
So glad people are using grey water. My dad used washing machine and kitchen sink water to water his yard 60 years ago.
March 27, 2014 at 7:06pm     
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kat sabine
We're big fans of grey water in the drought southwest, but last summer I killed off a bunch of well-established shade bushes when my hose from the washer was in my side yard and the water was too hot. It burned the roots of my plants and I've had to start over! now I use it to green up the local grass we can't seem to get rid of. For years, I've had a hose off my air conditioner as well to drip into my sweet potato vines.
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How to Farm Your Parking Strip

Get an up-close look at a thriving street-side edible garden, one of many sprouting up in Seattle Full Story
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Curt D'Onofrio
@waffel , "Buy what you must, grow the rest and exchange with locals" -> Agreeing. Our locals are our neighbors. Our cherry tomatto plant produces way to much. We share them whomever wants them. We know it's not much, but we try to share, otherwise, they are going to go to waste...and that's not an acceptable answer to us
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carolynlm
I've seen these parking strip vegetable gardens in my mom's Seattle neighborhood. Great idea! I'd love to do it on my Castro Valley parking strip but it would end up feeding the deer before we humans could get anything.
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