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Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot

Welcome autumn with 7 gorgeous plants that thrive in containers and enliven your porch or patio throughout the cooler season Full Story
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judyrud
p.s. you can see the leaves of lily-of-the-valley on the left of the last picture. It loves the shade, smells divine in the spring and is perennial. HOWEVER! it must be contained. You can also see a bit of my edging. I spent all summer digging out a large patch that was becoming very invasive, and it wasn't easy. Thus it would make a great container plant.
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Thanks Judy.
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Houzz Tour: An Eclectic Ranch Revival in Washington, D.C.

Well-considered renovations, clever art and treasures from family make their mark on an architect’s never-ending work in progress Full Story
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redryder60
The need for an architect has never been proven more eloquently than this homeowner and his amazing skill. Wow.

My husband and I may embark on a HUGE renovation of an abused home that started life as a 1900's barn. Thank goodness we already have an architect with vision. I hope our transformation is as gorgeous, practical and appealing as this one!
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sparkeygreen
Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous. This is the way mid century modern needs to be done.
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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink

Learn about basin configurations, sink shape, materials and even accessories and speciality sinks Full Story
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Whatknot
buster57, we had a corner sink and hated it for one reason. Only one person could stand in front of it at a time. If you have the option, try to make it accessable from the other side so you're not quite so limited.
September 14, 2014 at 11:03AM     
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buster57
Thank you Whatknot. It's a small kitchen without much options. If we move it we lose a huge storage cabinet. I guess I'll just make sure only the wife does the dishes (no dishwasher either) & JUST KIDDING....about the wife only thing. Oy vey....does anyone have any positive experiences with corner sinks???
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Guest Picks: Handy Finds for Painting Projects of All Kinds

Make over rooms and furniture more easily and with better results with the right paint and gear Full Story
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exbavarian
@kistone: See the armoire I painted above! It was a plain oak piece of furniture, no different from the oak cabinets you are describing. Just stained and varnished oak! I used a good basic furniture cleaner (Formby's) to thoroughly clean the piece before painting. If there are any trouble spots you can also lightly sand them out. The nice thing about AS paints is that no major prep is required. My armoire turned out really well; even my husband likes it (he was initially not thrilled about me painting it ;)
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Katy Jordan
Great article and I've added a few of these to my "to try" list. I used to get paint tray liners, until I realized that the plastic bags we used to get from the grocery store (and sometimes still do when we don't take in/forget our reusable bags) are perfect for this - and free. I turn them inside out so that any print on the bag doesn't bleed into my paint and slip them over my metal trays - perfect! When I'm done painting, I grab the handles and pull the bag back to right-side out, tie and toss.

I'm also a huge fan of Frog tape, but another thing that helps for stripes or edges in different colors, there's this: After painting the base color (or ceiling or whatever), apply the tape, then lightly paint over the edge at the side where you're painting the new color USING THE FIRST COLOR. I'm not sure that makes sense, so I'll explain. I painted the door to a modular cabinet in my office. I painted the whole door a pale pink shade, then taped the door for my stripes. I pressed my tape edges down and used Frog tape, so I wasn't very worried, but just in case, I went ahead and lightly painted all the edges in the same light pink I had already used. (That way, if there is bleed, it will be the base color.) Then I painted my darker pink stripes over everything. When I pulled the tape off, I had beautiful crisp lines. I did lightly (LIGHTLY) sand when I was done to deal with any slight ridges created where the two colors met.
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Great Design Plant: Passiflora Incarnata

Enjoy the amazing flowers and edible fruit of U.S. native Passiflora incarnata (also known as maypop) — the butterflies sure do Full Story
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Ginny Stibolt
Candie, your best option is to stiff to plants native to your area. This passion vine would need more moisture than your climate offers. Good luck with your landscaping.

Priyaka, thanks for the update on the northern tolerances.
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Mary Condreay
We have this growing in our back yard on a trellis . It has beautiful blooms that last just for one day.We do get a variety of butterflies that visit !
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8 Ways to Frame Your Fireplace With Shelves

Make your fireplace even more appealing by bypassing standard shelves for standout designs like these Full Story
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Kim Harvey Design, LLC
Here's one of my versions of effectively using up the space on a 24' wide by 2 story tall great room. There's no need to make the fireplace the focal point here especially in Florida, but it is nevertheless an integral part of the design.
September 9, 2014 at 6:15AM     
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Sheila Schmitz
timglidden, my first thought was the right right on the same wall as the fireplace. That way you could use your current furniture arrangement for watching TV, just enjoying the fire, or both. Keeping it on the same wall helps to define the area, while putting the TV where the art work is might turn the entire open plan into a TV room. That's not such a bad thing -- it all depends on how you want to use the room, and how visible you want the TV to be. For more opinions, you might post this (with more pictures) in the Advice section. You'll get a lot of tips over there!
September 15, 2014 at 9:38AM     
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Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More

Making some bathroom upgrades? Here’s how to place all your main features for the most comfortable, personalized fit Full Story
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bat80233
I really appreciate the practicality of this ideabook.
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In order to receive a building permit the architect should be required to demonstrate they can get all the way from an automobile into a shower or bathtub with a wheelchair or walker. It's pretty stupid to end up prematurely in an assisted living situation merely because you can't take a bath.

Showers should have really solid grab rails for safety and/or recreation.

Showers should have a place to sit down to wash your feet or shave your legs.

Two shower heads are a must, especially if you shower by yourself.
Once you shower with two heads every other shower you take will be lacking in quality.
Five heads are better than two. Showers are one of the best parts of the day.
You should treat yourself.
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