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Chic New Interiors Take a Ranch House Beyond Typical

Sophistication is the name of the game for this California home — and the designer played it skillfully with finishes and furnishings Full Story
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lavenderlepus
Hands down one of my favorite featured houses!
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tshome
The first couple of pictures, I liked the before better and I don't even like orange. But once they got to the dining room, I was buying it.
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Inside Houzz: Setting a Midcentury Mood in Portland

Wanting to keep their home’s 1950s vibe but lose the outdated functionality, a couple finds help on Houzz Full Story
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limindove
Nicely done! We live in Chicago and also have a mid century house need to be remodeled. Do you have Risa's contact that she might be able to recommend someone in Chicago area? Thanks!
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corbettpdx
Is this a Robert Rummer home? Quite a famous builder in Portland in the sixties
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My Houzz: From Dated to Dreamy in 3 Weeks

The results belie the speedy makeover of this 1940s Quebec home — which not even a colony of ants could derail Full Story
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zweiback
Really wonderful job. I second painting or staining the banquette - it looks too raw compared to the polished look of the rest of the remodel. But please, no collaging!
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lisadoll
Congratulations on your fabulous renovation.
This is a beautifully done home, but it wasn't the decor that made everyone feel instantly at home for the first holiday. It was the graciousness of the couple who lives there!
It's refreshing to see a young couple who is just so respectful , and appreciative of the talents of generations past, while incorporating their own fresh ideas.
It's so lovely that dad helped with furniture construction; that the original blueprints are framed, and that vintage fixtures and family finds are included.
I adore the bold choice of "decorator's white" throughout, and also the color of the kitchen cabinets! The deep color anchors the countertop and I find that contrast is the key to making a statement in a small space.
Thanks for the great reno advice,
and may you have many happy years together renovating future homes. I'm sure this is ONLY THE BEGINNING!
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Guest Picks: 20 Terrific Space-Saving Dining Sets

These small tables and chairs in styles from traditional to modern make mealtimes comfy affairs Full Story
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Virtus Design
Great space saving ideas especially for our New York City clients!
April 7, 2014 at 8:21am   
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baraaart
Nice wood table
April 9, 2014 at 7:06pm   
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Houzz Tour: High Contrast Shakes Up a Townhouse

A tight budget and a run-of-the mill space didn’t stop two designers from whipping up chic interiors Full Story
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hiphy
That light fixture in the first photo is the coolest ever!
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Suburban Modern
Don't know if y'all are following the hilarious and heated Houzz discussion about whether to put a TV over the fireplace...? This design gets my vote for a nice and easy solution. Copy states the large graphic over the fireplace was chosen to cover the ubiquitous builders' TV hole. Good one!
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Houzz Tour: A Do-Over Addition Brings in Light, Air and Views

Double-height glass solves a host of the problems that plagued the previous add-on in this Washington, D.C., bungalow Full Story
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denold
I like what they've done, from opening up the floor plan to adding big windows. The only thing that really makes it look unfinished to me is the unfinished floor and chipped edges of the wall they knocked down. I know they want this to be some kind of an artsy statement but I think most people won't see it in that light. To "ordinary" people this looks like an unfinished project. Other than that, love the renovation.
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flipwiz
Loved the reclaimed wood on the staircase and the back window wall. To me, it would have made sense to pair the kitchen bench with a table to create a dining area and use what is now the dining area as a family room -- much easier to keep an eye on kids. I was also not crazy about the new roofline. It felt very early-70's contemporary to me with a portion jutting up to accommodate the clerestory windows.
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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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Nailya Lau
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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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.
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Southwest Greens of Virginia
Absolutely stunning!!
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Bathroom Workbook: 12 Things to Consider for Your Remodel

Maybe a tub doesn’t float your boat, but having no threshold is a no-brainer. These points to ponder will help you plan Full Story
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royalpayne
Yes, by all means, safety bars. And if not now, at least the blocking for them to be added later. In my 'Your new house' portfolio I plan to pass on, I have visually recorded every improvement we have done. Down to the studs pictures of blocking, electrical runs, plumbing, HVAC ducting, floor joist directions, types of underlayments under the hardwood and tile upgrades, insulation R factors and brands..... In short, every thing I wish had been passed on to me. Oh, and owners manuals of all appliances currently in the house. With their date of purchase and all warranty paperwork.
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love your art!
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Houzz Tour: Major Changes Open Up a Seattle Waterfront Home

Taken down to the shell, this Tudor-Craftsman blend now maximizes island views, flow and outdoor connections Full Story
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suevetter
I grew up in the house next door to this house from 1949 to 1965. The previous homeowners did a terrible remodel to this house. It is now a beautiful home.
I used to play outside by the old fireplace.
April 6, 2014 at 1:43pm   
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vegaspat
Stunningly beautiful remodel! I love the way they treated the cove ceilings! I would have liked to see an after outdoor picture showing the house below street level. Enjoy, you lucky folks! And kudos to the architect.
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Inside Houzz: The Right Kitchen Counters in Just a Few Clicks

Concrete kitchen countertops eluded this Pennsylvania homeowner until she turned to Houzz Full Story
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Here are two 'different' options for countertops. GlassECO, from Fisher Recycling, is a custom, recycled glass counter top that comes in a wide variety of colors. Below are two countertops, and a detail of one of our favorites, a green glass finish. This is a great option to add an eclectic element to your project, and is also environmentally and budget friendly. Charleston Forge is a more traditional, yet beautifully unique approach, using hammered metal and hand-planed wood to make custom wooden pieces that are truly remarkable and one of a kind. They offer a wide variety of finishes, and also offer quality leathers and glass tops. Below is a tabletop they constructed.
April 8, 2014 at 1:15pm   
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hawkb
That piece of "aluminum" looks like an old razor blade to me. Ick!
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Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills

The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare Full Story
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daylilydiva
Once I got past the horror of whitewashing redwood (!) I have to admit the home is a lot more welcoming and bright. Amazing how just updating the windows can make such a difference...
April 1, 2014 at 11:32am   
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Kandi Garcia
Beautiful ! My husband and I are in the process of renovating our 1959 mid century home. It's always great to see finished work! Thanks for sharing.
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Guest Picks: Bright New Style for a Craftsman Living Room

How to highlight the architecture in a 1920s bungalow? Try midcentury furniture and colorful accessories Full Story
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Rachel Grace
@Brian Dillard we've used our fireplace more post-reno than we did pre-reno! We referenced the 'Minimum Mantel Horizontal Clearances - Flat Trim' portion of this document. http://www.fireplacesnow.com/mantel.asp
March 26, 2014 at 8:16am     
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Brian Dillard
Awesome! Happy to hear that it has worked out well for you functionally. I think we've decided to go the same route with ours. Thanks for the info and keep up the great work. :)
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10 Expert Tips for Growing Edibles in Containers

Get glorious veggies and fruits on your patio with a pro’s guidance — including his personal recipe for potting mix Full Story
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Robert Beebe
An insight on how to mix the Planting Soil? I dump layers on a large tarp and pull one edge over to the other side, rolling the ingredients back and forth in several directions til I'm satisfied with the blend.
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bmarten
Thanks Steve for the great article & terrific tips! I'm in S Florida & can no longer put my plants in the ground like I used up north since the slugs, snails & lizards seem to feast upon the tender young plants. I started using containers inside a fully screened in area and the tomato & pepper plants are doing ok but have been battling loads of white fly. My basil has also developed black spot fungus, it seems to be a constant struggle.
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Treatments for Large or Oddly Shaped Windows

Get the sun filtering and privacy you need even with those awkward windows, using panels, shutters, shades and more Full Story
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gamemom
We left our trapezoid windows uncovered because we like the light coming in and nobody can see in at that height. In the bedroom we use shutters on bottom and in the living room we use bottom up shades (working on decorative curtain panels that will hang along the sides).
March 28, 2014 at 3:49pm   
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