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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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JTBaldwin
We have some open shelving in our kitchen, but just for items we use often. Nothing sits for too long without being used and washed. I agree with hayleydaniels above, if you had everything on open shelves things could get dusty or worse.
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Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home

Written words drive the design of a house for aging in place, from a plethora of bookshelves to a personal word wall Full Story
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judeglmn
We are avid readers as well...where are reading lamps? We have a difficult time finding good lamps to read by
July 14, 2014 at 5:40pm     
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angeladell
I am also an avid reader. To avoid the mountains of books, and lack of enough storage in our over 4,000 sq ft house, we came up with a different idea. We only save the extremely special books, and books we know we will reread. Some are given to friends, who then give books to us that they have enjoyed. The others are taken to a fabulous used bookstore where we then receive credit towards the purchase of someone else's treasured reads. We have cut back the number of books to a fraction of what they were. About three times per year I take more books to Coas, the used bookstore. Books should be shared rather than stored.
July 16, 2014 at 7:24am     
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My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home

Remodeling enhances a Jerusalem home’s architecture while bringing in more sunlight and a peaceful vibe Full Story
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dmoran0
Beautiful synthesis of old and new.
July 16, 2014 at 9:23am     
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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right

Learn basic layout rules to get a polished, pulled-together look in any room Full Story
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speckhen
My key question for a room is always "Could we read in there?" My two kids and partner and I need space to read together - good lighting, comfy seats with good foot support (I have lymphedema), and space for tea/cocoa/water. If the arrangement doesn't work for how we actually live, it doesn't make sense. We don't have a TV - computer or tablets works for us. It means a lot of the rooms pictured here - while lovely!!! - for us would be wasted space. I'm fascinated that so many of us Houzzers do like these rooms - I just wonder what you do in them all day! :)
October 1, 2013 at 7:03pm     
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tricianewman
We have 3 focal points in our living room, a fireplace, a TV and a lake view. We could not even consider the TV above the mantel because of 2 crushed vertebrae in my neck so, this arrangement we have works very well and is asthetically pleasing.
October 5, 2013 at 5:43am     
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6 Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning

Turn off that cash-guzzling, energy-hogging A/C — these methods of cooling your home and your body are cheaper and kinder to the planet Full Story
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annoulaxeni
From Athens, Greece where we know a thing or two about heat . . . aside from agreeing with "keep sun off the windows" I have these suggestions which work miracles: in the evening, when the outside temperature falls below that of the inside,OPEN UP /// in the morning, when the sun is up, CLOSE UP, including shutters if you have them. Do not wait until it's hot out! /// install a large, heavy-duty exhaust fan in an attic (or highest opening if you don't have an attic). It is AMAZING how quickly you can cool a house once the sun is down by pulling the cool air in through a few strategic windows and out the attic! /// use good ol' revolving fans in windows if -- like us -- you'd prefer any day to live with fresh air over air-conditioned air.

And use the air-conditioning to knock things back a few degrees during a heat wave. Just turn it off ASAP.
July 15, 2014 at 11:57pm     
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Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House

Multiple buildings form a vacation compound that's more like environmental art than architecture Full Story
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janehommel
I dunno about inside, permanent woodpiles.
Difficult to clean, and the spiders would love them.
July 7, 2014 at 3:01am     
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faithrose
Awesomeness!
How refreshing
July 15, 2014 at 8:35pm   
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Tanya Hajduk
Love the idea "to make the structures appear like shadows in the forest". A beautiful and restful effect (see 6th photo from bottom).
July 16, 2014 at 1:43am   
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Houzz Call: Are You Letting Go of Your Lawn?

Many facing a drought are swapping turf for less thirsty plantings. If you’re one of them, we’d like to hear about it Full Story
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Michelle W
We have a lot of lawn, but we are gradually reducing it with native planting. Because it is a big area we find working in stages is easier on our backs and wallet. And the interesting thing is that once there are a few native plants and shrubs more pop up all on their own, they seem to find each other and they bring back the birds and insects too.
July 4, 2014 at 1:23pm     
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cricktmaster
Our backyard is very shady and has a lot of tree roots on the surface. Very little grass will grow. When moss began to grow we let it take over. I get bits of moss from my friend's properties and "transplant" it to the bare spots in my yard The moss is really starting to fill in and it feels wonderful on my feet. I can still have my green without having to mow or water.
July 5, 2014 at 5:25am     
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lisainevanston
Crickmaster, love the moss! When we visited our daughter in Japan, we went to a park and at the entrance was a special exhibit and volunteer to show us all the different kinds of moss growing. Twelve or 15 kinds, who knew?
July 5, 2014 at 6:42am     
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turf for lawns
July 5, 2014 at 8:52pm     
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Decorating With Antiques: Tables to Elevate the Everyday

They may have common uses, but antique tables bring a most uncommon beauty to dining, game playing and more Full Story
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Michelle W
I bought a pine table on Trademe for the enormous sum of $10 and painted the pedestal white and added a wood top, perfect for the kitchen.
July 5, 2014 at 1:24pm     
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Houzz Call: Show Us Your Summer-Loving Dog!

Share a photo of your pooch kicking back in the backyard, helping you in the workshop or enjoying your favorite summer getaway Full Story
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kennedytarheel
Our english setter wondering who will blink first.
July 5, 2014 at 6:00pm     
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A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors

Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film? Full Story
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We live in Houston , Tx and had solar film installed shortly after we moved into our house. The difference was dramatic. Only negative is that it changes paint color.
July 4, 2014 at 6:59pm     
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Dream Spaces: 10 Secluded Garden Nooks

Sometimes dreaminess is a single bench or a romantic table for 2 tucked amid greenery. See for yourself Full Story
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beezey44
Be prepared to share your nook with your pets!
June 29, 2014 at 12:59pm     
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Better Your Bed (and Body) With Bolsters and Neck Rolls

Get physical support and decorative elements for your bed in one fell swoop with long, tubular pillows artfully arranged Full Story
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janehommel
If you sleep alone, a bolster pillow is a great substitute to a human beeing (or a viszla) ;-)
June 28, 2014 at 11:06am     
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Keates Nelson
Bolsters are too big, but I often use a little travel pillow instead of a regular pillow. Tucked under my neck, it's just enough support and cushioning, especially in summer when I like to have less cloth and bulk around my face. And it's small enough to put aside when I don't use it.
July 4, 2014 at 9:26pm   
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cm2121
I like the historical concepts photo with one pillow, a neck roll. Just hate being a guest at someones house and having to figure out a place to put all the throw pillows so I can actually sleep in the bed. It has always seemed "unwelcoming" to me.
July 8, 2014 at 12:27pm     
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10 Great Ways to Unplug and Tune In to Nature

Whether you pledge to camp out or just promise yourself a stroll, these ideas will help you heed the call of the outdoors Full Story
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mrsobbs
As a grandparent, and rancher, we worry our city dwelling offspring and grandchild manage enough non-motorized outdoor time. So for the past two summers we've gifted our grandson (and his mom gets a break for) a week of Wilderness Awareness School. Last year it was Twin Eagles near Sandpoint, Idaho, and this year it's in Duvall, Washington (wildernessawareness.org). No phones or games, no TV or radio either. It's learning through fun, with wonderful young instructors the pupils consider cool, and who are completely in tune with nature. After that week of camp we take Alex two weeks, bringing him back to our remote, rural acres where he gets up close and personal with Hereford steers, lambs, chickens, bees, driving a tractor, building buck & rail fences, fishing, swimming and eating from the garden. And he gets to see how satisfying it is to work hard, to humanely raise livestock, and farm without antibiotics, GMOs, herbicides or pesticides.

No virtual on our watch.
June 27, 2014 at 10:35pm     
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20 Ideas for Easygoing Summer Parties

Ditch the fancy and fussy in favor of laid-back entertaining that leaves you more time to enjoy the fun Full Story
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jsetla
Just had a big party. Filled the hot tub on our porch with 200lbs of ice and drinks which delighted everyone. Then it was my backup fridge after the party. Two guests at a time rotated as bartenders. They met each other and a tons of other people in the process. The porch-bar was the favorite spot to be.
June 4, 2014 at 6:55pm     
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10 Bold Ideas for Modern House Numbers

Call them creative, quirky or bold. When guests drop in, they'll simply call these address numbers stunning Full Story
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hayleydaniels
Those may look great and impress your friends, but I can tell you as the wife of a firefighter, if the house numbers aren't clearly visible [and not in a cutesy way], EMS, fire and police services will have a harder time getting to you if you call 911. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard my husband talk about how the house number wasn't visable which cost them and the person in need of aid precious time that might have saved a life. Save the cutesy for the inside of the house if you value your safety. And sorry if this offends anyone..........
December 8, 2013 at 10:39am     
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