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Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid

When it comes to interior design, Scot Meacham Wood wears his heart on his tartan sash Full Story
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Living here in Los Angeles where everything seems to be either mid century Modern or Hollywood glam, I always look to Scot's designs and furnishings to give me that "peaceful" feeling. He's actually one of the only designers I follow on Pinterest. His style is timeless and masculine. Check out pictures of his place during Christmas/holidays--tartan never looked better!
August 17, 2014 at 10:33PM     
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keepsakewala
impressive.. to fill in so much plaid so elegantly
September 4, 2014 at 4:03AM   
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Key Measurements for a Dream Laundry Room

Get the layout dimensions that will help you wash and fold — and maybe do much more — comfortably and efficiently Full Story
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vikingcis
My laundry is compact and has side door leading outside to a clothes line as we have so much sun all year round. I have the dryer mounted on the wall to utilise space for a bench. Broom/mop cupboard also houses ironing board, cleaners, picnic baskets etc.
Over sink cupboard keeps vases and hand washing as I still like to take care of fine knits and silks.
I wouldn't be without a sink. It is used for my mop bucket filling, filling bucket for cleaning toilets, and for the men in the house for cleaning their greasy hands after working on cars etc. The long cupboard on back wall is used for laundry baskets and can baskets house shoe cleaning, craft and dog lead etc.
Love my cleaning room and could not live without one.
Re: Top/Front loaders, I find the top loaders tangle clothes, use too much water and don't spin as well. Front loaders are more environmentally friendly and clean the clothes better.

In reference to sun dried clothes needing ironing, if you fold straight from the line you don't need to iron. I fold the ironing immediately (husbands shirts and trousers) a couple of my blouses, everything else is folded and put away and you would never know it wasn't ironed.
August 6, 2014 at 4:16PM     
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Dream laundry room? Must have a sink (how else do you manage mopping buckets, cleaning, etc.?). Love my new top loader washer - it's an LG - (no agitator), large capacity accommodates quilts and rugs, water saving because it adjusts water to weight of load, equivalent cleaning to front loaders, spins like a jet engine so it has reduced drying time in half -- very energy saving in all ways. If no room for a counter, need a fold down table for folding of course. Fold down ironing board, plenty of storage areas, and something to accommodate hanging items (whether they can't go in the dryer, or they've just come out and need to be hung up). I would have to add a room on to my house though because it was built in 1953 and the laundry hookups are in the garage. Dream on!
August 27, 2014 at 2:39PM   
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10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features Full Story
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Sauve
All of the front loaders I have had have a small filter at the lower right corner of the front. I didn't know that was a filter until the service man who came to pick up my machine for the same complaint you have expressed fixed it right there and showed me how to clean the filter. It is more of a bother to clean than the filters in top load machines but front loaders clean better than top loaders or it certainly seems that way to me. Not to mention they use less water also. Or maybe it is only the ones I've purchased. I think they are quieter also not to mention that I have never had an unbalanced load in a front loader. I suppose it is a personal choice more than anything else.
September 6, 2014 at 10:03AM     
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erinbliss
This is a High Efficiency top loader. I think it's unbalanced once in the two years I've had it. I was washing multiple blankets.
I think it cleans as well as any front loader I've used AND all the water drains out without having to mess with filters. I'll never have to worry about it leaking or flooding and I can set it to soak.
It's not as good as the old washer I had from fifteen years ago but I've noticed none of the HE types are. I can't imagine getting my old factory job clothes cleaned in one of these washers. At least not with one wash. So much for 'high efficiency'!
September 6, 2014 at 10:29AM   
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10 Gorgeous Courtyards From Mod to Moroccan

Some have pools or fountains; some are awash only with greenery. These courtyards run the gamut of styles but have alluring looks in common Full Story
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charlotteleigh
I am agreeing with alwzrt. That Urban Courtyard is calling my name.
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Great courtyard ideas Laura - I love the Moroccan center-house courtyards the best - I love the public space feel to them, as well as the amount of light they give to interior rooms.

We recently took a walk-out basement space to create a comfortable courtyard setting with terraced plantings, a fire pit, and actual antique Chinese bricks, roof tiles, doors, and molded brick carvings reclaimed from Qing Dynasty homes which had been torn down.

Link to the photo of the walk out basement courtyard (top two photos):

Design Project - Dream House - Shanghai China - Green Antiques 1

Design Project - Dream House - Shanghai China - Green Antiques 2

Link to the Ideabook for the house which contains the courtyard (bottom photo):

Ideabook: Dream House - Frank Lloyd Wright with a Twist in Shanghai China
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20 Outstanding Outdoor Living Rooms

Why give up style and comfort just because you add fresh air? Turn any porch or patio into a sumptuous room by following these leads Full Story
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Ancient Surfaces
We have to show you this lovely home we worked on in Paradise Valley AZ. The outdoor living spaces that the home owner has created for her family were stunning.
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Muturi Njuku
It's true they have an ancient feeling. Beautiful.
September 13, 2014 at 3:34AM     
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28 Great Homes Smaller Than 1,000 Square Feet

See how the right layout, furniture and mind-set can lead to comfortable living in any size of home Full Story
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rinqreation
I don't see the challenge, might be because I'm not from the US?

We live on 800sqft (75m2) and our only challenge is to store all the materials for our hobbies.

A single person living in a 250sqft (23m2) home (bathroom and such included) or smaller is a challenge (I know, because I've been there). Or a couple or small family living on less than 750sqft.

1000sqft is more than the average of a dutch house (which is about 900). I prefer living on a small footprint (both space and waste) without being packed up in an appartment (I do appreciate my little garden a lot).
September 3, 2014 at 7:14AM     
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rinqreation
And can you imagine 50 years ago, just two genarations, our 800sqft home gave home to a family of 14? (which was not uncommon back then)
September 3, 2014 at 7:19AM     
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10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home

Turn your everyday living space into a serene retreat by clearing visual distractions, softening your lighting and more Full Story
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stryker
They do, actually! I just looked.
September 5, 2014 at 4:13AM   
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HAHA!!! I just ordered a copy!
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How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not

Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think Full Story
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ritadiva
Thank you for this vital article on losing ones possessions.
Our house was burgled 15 years ago. I traveled for a living and had collected precious items from around the world including jewelry. Then four years ago my brothers condo burned, and he lost his life as well. Now I had all my belongings in a 2000 square foot private storage locker,( as I was moving), burgled. Everything, including photos, precious antiques , my mothers property, fathers property including his leftover inventory from his business and all my property was taken. Probably over 600 k's worth. I had 2 insurance policy's with a gap in the middle. The insurance co.is trying to prove the incident happened between policies! I had used half of your suggestions, but not all. I pray every one who reads this, realizes the importance of the advice in this article, and also have mega insurance on all your property. I have not much left to inventory, but even paper clips will be recorded and photographed!
August 10, 2014 at 7:29AM     
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Hi Alison -

I love your tireless commitment to educate all of us about the importance of preparation and use your horrible experience to help others. As a BC survivor, I do the same thing and feel like a broken record sometimes, but it's the message that we don't want to hear, but NEED TO and HAVE TO hear.

We have a "go box" with a handle and all of our important documents, including a backup drive for our computers (which actually is backed up). Worst case, if we have to grab one thing in a quick evacuation, that is it, no questions, no hesitation.

Now... I need to get out the camera and start taking pictures... thanks again!

Hugs, Holly
August 21, 2014 at 8:40AM   
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Houzz Tour: Comic Book Prints and Vintage Decor Punch Up a Dublin Home

Flowing space and an ever-changing mix of vintage finds are key to this home’s cool, creative look Full Story
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zweiback
I was just looking at one of the "what are you working on" sidebars and I think the kitchen stools here are the same that a houzz reader is asking for suggestions on whether to paint the seats! Yes, they are! See: http://www.houzz.com/discussions/1093213/What-Colour-Bar-Stools-
July 31, 2014 at 1:16PM   
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keepsakewala
i too love comic style - with masks/ hands of hulk and iron man my prized possessions
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Houzz Tour: 8 Weeks to Gorgeous Modern Eclectic Style

With young twins and their fill of remodeling, a Toronto family gets a move-in-ready home without any hassle Full Story
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patrickup
Sorry Becky, but it is definitely the same room in both pictures. The carpet is just lighter from the different direction. It is also not really a girl's room at all, the bedspread, pillows, even the dark wall are all more a boy's room. And of course the black wall is a great reference to Darth Vader. Shirley needs to check the photos again because the caption is wrong.
July 5, 2013 at 8:05PM   
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p.s. I forgot to say what a great light touch the designer has with just the right emphasis where needed using just the right texture, colour, object or contrast. Very sophisticated.
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8 Beautiful Ideas for Floating Shelves

Get clean-lined storage and display on walls, over windows and in nooks using versatile floating shelving Full Story
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These floating glass shelves on of my favourite projects ever. Nothing but glass, u channel, drywall, LED lights and some diffusers.

The drywall work was a bear. I told myself next time I would built this detail out of MDF and install as a unit. Worth the effort I think.
September 9, 2014 at 9:27AM   
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The Ikea ones are flimsy crap. Use significant "pitchfork" brackets screwed into studs, and drill solid wood shelves from the rear to slide onto pitchfork. Or go to customfloatingshelves.com and let them worry about it!
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Designer Tips for Creating a Better Bedroom

In the dark about bedside lamps? Waffling over pillows at the store? Try these ideas for a more comfortable bedroom Full Story
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I happen to enjoy a small flat screen in my bedroom. Not so much to watch at night, but rather, whenever I'm in there doing laundry, cleaning, making up the bed, or getting dressed . . . As far as throw pillows, yes, they can be a pain but I have four of them and my bed looks so much more inviting and attractive.
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christina405
Minimal space between the sides of the bed and wall or furniture allows for maneuvering the vacuum cleaner to catch dust bunnies (where do they come from anyway?). A calm and inviting bedroom has to be clean too.
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How to Design and Lay Out a Small Living Room

15 tips to arrange a compact living room for the comfort, seating options and style you crave Full Story
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meiniac
About our TV room above^^, I've looked for small extra seating to no avail. The space between the coffee table and the TV is a traffic path to the kitchen. So I came up with using floor pillows, and storing them under one of the C-tables. It's just two of us now in the house, with frequent visits from little grandkids who love sitting on the floor anyway. We've had the whole gang of 7 sprawled in here playing board games, so you make what you have work.
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Looks comfy, pleasant & clean to me! Like it. My LR is about the size of yours. Holds 1 couch, 1 chair, glass coffee table, low entertainment "credenza", small bookcase, small end table. Have to walk through to get to the wee kit. which is open to my wee LR. No xtra tv room, but I do have a large deck off the kit. Bdrms larger than LR, but had to work with what I had. Just happy to have my own home. Larger would mean more to take care of!
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Decorating 101: How to Shop for Furniture

Before you hit the stores, learn what furniture to get rid of, what to look for when buying, and how to avoid mistakes Full Story
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acagal
Thinking of the person who likes a firm sofa. Bassett makes some sofas, in the USA, to fit your firmness needs and your color/fabric choices. There are also some Italian made sofas at Macy's that may/may not fit your needs. I sit for as long as necessary before buying chairs, sofas, or cars. I buy my cars for the driver's and passengers' seats, and accessibility to instrument package, not for the hype. I may spend more hours in a car/day than in chairs or sofas. So far good seating has paid off in long life for both vehicles and furniture, as well as helping preserve my comfort. I agree with you, that many American sofas are way too soft, and lack any ergonomic awareness.
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"A piece that looks perfect in a showroom with 20-foot ceilings may not look the same under your 8-foot ceiling at home."
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Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint

Choose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started tips Full Story
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patoconnell47
Am going to paint an old brick wall with wood burning fireplace in the middle...yes there is some soot involved...! What do any of you suggest I use for primer/paint? Thanks!
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trishatz
I would call a brick company or one of the better paint stores to get their opinion.. My sister-in-law painted her brick fireplace white. It looked awesome. Good Luck. I don't think you will be sorry
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Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?

A veteran upholstery cleaner weighs in on the options for found, inherited and thrift store furniture Full Story
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Kelly Butler
This "Ideabook" has compelled me to get my grandmother-in-law's old Mission style rocker reupholstered and repaired.
Thank you!!
August 5, 2014 at 1:08PM     
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Sandra Cook
Took about 2 weeks to get our lounge reupholstered, love it, the frame work was in perfect condition still after 20 years. Here's hoping it will be with us for another 20. The dogs are not happy though as it is no off limits to them so hubby lies on the floor with them too lol.
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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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Footed cabinets
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Paint color Benjamin Moore HC-166 Kendall Charcoal
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Kitchen of the Week: Fine-Tuning a Connecticut Farmhouse

New custom cabinets and other makeover moves take an already functional kitchen to the next level Full Story
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Love these elegant white kitchens. So clean and pristine looking, nothing needs to be added. Bravo!
August 7, 2014 at 6:41AM   
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hekw
Really pretty but how do you keep the backsplash clean,re spaghetti sauce in the grout?
August 12, 2014 at 1:31PM   
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Room of the Day: A Spacious Porch Brings Family Life Outside

This Georgia back porch, decorated in neutrals and a mix of textures, serves as living, dining and family room almost year-round Full Story
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southernpointofview
Becky has done it again with another great idea book! I absolutely love this porch - so livable and cozy. It reminds me a lot of my front porch that runs the entire length of the house. One bit of encouraging advice: make your porch as deep as possible if you're building! Mine is 12' deep by 72' long. I've even seen 15' depths that are architecturally pleasing and very cozy.
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Absolutely 'DIVINE' as they would say in South Africa... would love to come over and hang out in your hanging daybed!
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The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More

Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask Full Story
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cluny
Elegant. Very, very elegant and formal.
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5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door

Want to free up some room around the house? Rethink gift giving, give yourself a shopping mantra and just say, ‘No, thank you’ to freebies Full Story
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pennyleone1
I had a disabled Aunt that worked for the Goodwill. She has since passed on. When I donate my things I think of the joy she had working at that thrift store and the life that it gave her. When I think I might want to store something or am tempted to hang on to an item I am really not using, I simply think of Aunt Linda and I joyfully give it away. Rarely but every now and then, I might think, why did I get rid of that item, but then I remember how those items help others. It's a great feeling and I can park both cars in a spotless garage:)
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When moving from my home of 40 years I was ruthless. Everything went to charities. I had never gone to my basement as it was the husbands territory. It took him a year to empty it out! Not my job. I also have never put anything in the attic. If there isn't room for it get rid of it! I was blessed with a large closet for holiday "stuff". My downfall is my clothes just keep donating but I swear it multiplies when I close the door! Best advice don't shop! But wholeheartedly disagree with no presents for kids. Kids get presents! And I think it is rotten for adults who got presents to now say it's a bad idea! Sure after you got your phooey on youey!
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To Make Your Garden Memorable, Add a Hint of Mystery

An element of mystique — intriguing gates, an interplay of light and shadow, hidden views — can take your garden to the next level Full Story
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I've always liked the idea of a secret garden. One can plant a fastigiate hedge or install a vine-laden trellis across the back corner of a lot to create a secret sitting area behind it, or use space behind a garden shed as a private get-away. The area can remain lawn if use is infrequent, but a small space is better off paved if use is regular. You need only 35 to 45 sq. ft. for a bistro set or a lounger, but 95+ sq, ft, for a 4-seat table and chairs. Consider how the square footage is laid out (square, long and narrow, triangular) before deciding on furniture and usage. Take a tape measure with you to the store. Small, enclosed areas are less likely to get a breeze, so it's best to keep them sunny so any mosquitoes don't hang around. Shade cloth is very helpful in hot climates as an area stays cooler without being closed in. Also consider how your neighbor's trees impact the area's sun/shade exposure.
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Love the Buddha statue in the garden! Brings a sense of peace. Very calming!
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