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The Cure for Houzz Envy: Laundry Room Touches Anyone Can Do

Make fluffing and folding more enjoyable by borrowing these ideas from beautifully designed laundry rooms Full Story
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designanddine
Wonderful article and nicely curated photos Becky!
I was recently in Austin TX and popped in an under construction town home that caught my eye..
The architects were very smart not to lump the laundry room btw the kitchen and garage - such a typical placement for it! Instead, they placed it on the 2nd floor with a door off the hallway (for the kids) AND a door straight from the master bedroom closet! Now this is where the laundry action happens - Not downstairs by the kitchen or garage!
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designanddine
Heres a link to the plans of my above comment: http://www.southrivercityhomes.com/units-12-3/
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Houzz Tour: Going for Broke in Las Vegas

With bold architectural moves and killer views, this 8,000-square-foot resort-style home doesn’t hold back Full Story
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janicemclaury
this is not a style I am naturally drawn to, yet I find every aspect intriguing and gorgeous... just perfectly soothing - everything from the lighting in the gardens to accentuate the landscape and shadows to the various textures and stunning materials used in the interior. love, love, love it - just magical!
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amellee
Beautiful design, bathroom has stolen my heart, the bath tube.... oooo...
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Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw

Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material Full Story
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mistraalmeridional
I would love to see techniques like straw bale and cob building being introduced/promoted in developing countries where a lot of people struggle to own or build safe homes out of more common construction material, and could also benefit from the passive energy heating/cooling aspects of those techniques. Maybe this is already prevalent and I/we don't know about it? Would love to hear from some experts about their experience!
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skyval
Mistraal - My post a few inches above yours was talking about that and there are lots of programs I've heard of , and as my post said , there's a big need for it in northern countries , too , the U.S. especially where there is such a huge disconnect in the equality of people , especially women and children .
Michael Reynolds in Taos has gone many places around the globe to teach these building techniques , he has a website .
There's so many neat , cool ways to build affordable , safe housing , one I love is building houses with pallets , lots on the web about that .
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Great Solutions for Low Kitchen Windowsills

Are high modern cabinets getting you down? One of these low-sill workarounds can help Full Story
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Kathryn Peltier Design
@razorrudy: I have this in my own kitchen. The sash fits just barely below the countertop - no stool or apron. I wanted to be able to see as clearly as possible out these windows, not having to raise them even enough to accommodate trim. I can't imagine what safety issue there would be - you're simply using your countertop essentially as the stool.
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quatorze
I would think having at least one low counter, to fit under a low window sill, would be an asset in coming years as the population ages and more people have issues dealing with normal to high counter tops, due to wheelchairs, etc.. If one cooks in large pots, as in making stock, a low counter can be a godsend.
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Step Right Up: Expressing Movement on Modern Stairs

Seeing a person on a staircase changes our perception of the design Full Story
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Goldcon Construction
Great article!
April 6, 2014 at 3:19pm   
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Usage of under stares
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen

Get the ideal kitchen setup by understanding spatial relationships, dimensions and work zones Full Story
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divinemrsm
Honestly, I think it's just semantics...an attempt to transition one phrase into the other. After reading the houzz article describing 'work zones', it could just as easily describe my 'work triangle' kitchen. I Dishwasher & trash next to sink, check. Landing areas next to major appliances: check. Large island to keep guests a bay: check.....

I live in a small town filled with older homes. I know few people who upgrade their kitchens to look like the glam-fabulous photos here on houzz. Most people I know don't ever get around to kitchen remodeling and just make do with the old.

Another thing: I read that kitchens have come a long way because all the architects used to be all men and they seldom spent time in a kitchen, therefore kitchens weren't 'user friendly'. Once women came on to the scene, their input helped kitchens evolve into rooms that function well and are family gathering places.
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Studio Z Architecture
I don't have time to read all the other comments, so maybe someone has already said this, but I think it's a good idea to have the sink and the cooktop/range on the same run of cabinets, so that they are not separated by a walkway. This makes prep and cleanup easier and safer, since no one can walk between the chef and the sink while the chef is trying to drain pasta.
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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Lettuce

Leaf, butterhead, crisphead or romaine — lettuce is best harvested in the cool weather of spring and fall Full Story
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California Fence Company
Lettuce is something that all gardeners love to grow because it is a cool season vegetables which is one of the easiest to grow and goes well with all types of food. But yes, there are some tips that need to be considered while cultivating them, thanks for sharing them here.
April 2, 2014 at 10:31am   
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Steve Masley Consulting and Design
We built a mobile salad table on wheels, so you can move it into partial shade in high summer, then back out into full sun in the cooler weather of spring and fall. We'll be putting plans up on our web site in the near future.
April 2, 2014 at 11:33am     
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10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers

No garden ground doesn’t have to mean no home-grown food. These herbs, veggies and fruits are just as happy in a pot Full Story
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Steve Masley Consulting and Design
Victoran, make sure you boost the pots up off the ground with spacers (don't block the drain hole!), or move the pots every season. If the pots are resting on the ground, the tree roots will migrate up through the drain holes and into the pots. I was called out to troubleshoot a container garden that had 1/2-inch tree roots coming up through the bottom. They had been in the same place for a couple of years.
April 5, 2014 at 12:23pm     
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Sylvia Reynolds-Blakely
RollingPlanter.com. i like your ethos. Makes sense to have rolling containers until you know how much sun your favorite plants need.
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Cast Concrete Countertops With a Personal Twist

From frame making to pouring to inlays, learn how concrete counters are cast — and how an artisan embellishes them Full Story
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grandmashim
I miss the concrete countertops in the house we sold four years ago. We made the forms, hand mixed dyed concrete and poured them ourselves. Curing time was the hardest step for me, I was anxious to see our results.
January 23, 2014 at 2:22pm   
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rubval12
Do you know what's the f'c used in the concrete?
February 1, 2014 at 8:38pm   
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7 Must-Dos on the Day You Show Your House

Don’t risk losing buyers because of little things you overlook. Check these off your list before you open the front door Full Story
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Wildflower Designs Unlimited, LLC
What do you do if the neighboring properties are a mess? As in desperately in need of paint or junk cars in the drive? We live in a newly listed, totally remodeled home on a rural lake. Neighbors are elderly but unwilling to spruce things up. I think they don't want us to sell. There are no zoning restrictions here.
Potential buyers are finding it very distracting.
April 6, 2014 at 5:55am   
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Kath
Wildflower your neighbors are going to give you a real headache. It's a shame. Some one will buy….the question is when. Of course blocking the view would be a real hep but with what…or can you?
April 6, 2014 at 3:25pm   
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Design Workshop: 3 Ingenious Ways With Wall Cabinets

For storage, space dividers and more, look to integrated cabinetry that enhances a room’s architecture and helps you live better Full Story
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Sandra Lawson
I have used a run of free standing wardrobes to create a dressing room section in my large master bedroom. The back of the wardrobes act as a feature wall for the bed placed against it. Creates two rooms from one and provides great storage!
March 30, 2014 at 1:33am     
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hshunter
Great article, love the examples! It is has really made me think about cabinets not only as storage but as an architectural element as well.
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Houzz Tour: Naturally Modern in the Montana Mountains

Earthy materials and a woodsy palette anchor this home to its site, while clean lines and ecofriendly touches make it a standout Full Story
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zannej
I admit I just followed because of the name. My brother is named David Johnston and my father was also named David Johnston. Probably no relation, but you never know. I do love architecture though. So hello and thank you for sharing your ideabooks.
April 8, 2014 at 3:12pm   
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CJ's Creations
I would really like the color name in the Entry way & Main bathroom, please. Its very warm yet fresh!
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