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Roots of Style: Ranch Architecture Roams Across the U.S.

Great remodeling potential and generously spaced sites make ranch homes ever popular. Is one of the many variations right for you? Full Story
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ekbell
We recently renovated my parents' home - a traditional, 'rambling' ranch. After living in a two story home with high ceilings for ten years, I love the cozy, more human scale of the ranch. We do have a vaulted ceiling in our den, which is nice in a room for entertaining.

During our remodel, we chose not to create an open concept living/kitchen area. I don't understand why that is so popular - maybe I make more noise in the kitchen than others, but my family was annoyed when they were trying to watch tv and I cranked up the mixer/blender/exhaust hood/etc...

Thanks so much for this article!
December 25, 2013 at 3:39pm     
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Texas Ranch by Webber|Hanzlik (now Webber+Studio) with a great roofline:
February 15, 2014 at 3:44pm   
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12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls

Discover one pro designer's time-tested favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more Full Story
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I painted my son's room Sherwin Williams Mountain Air (SW 6224) mixed at 150% to make it slightly darker. His bathroom next door is SW Sleepy Blue (SW 6225). The trim is white and carpet is light khaki. His room has a large window facing west. We are happy with the color.
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Get the Organizing Help You Need (Finally!)

Imagine having your closet whipped into shape by someone else. That’s the power of working with a pro Full Story
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gibbs300
Where can I find a library ladder for my tall shelves?
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garden2500
I would rather spend my money on other things - nothing against professional organizers. I read an article recently that has helped. I, too, have lived in my house for over 20 years and not only have my many things but everything that was my mother's. It is so emotional, and therefore quickly draining, to go through so much stuff at once. The article I read suggested many things but a couple I have tried and found helpful are as follows: 1) try to straighten/clean out/organize one room/area at a time because then you can see the progress you are making. If you move from room to room doing a little, it will take longer to see your progress and you may loose your motivation and feel overwhelmed. You also may end up just moving things from room to room instead of really addressing the issue; 2) don't wait until you can have hours to tackle a room. Use 10 to 15 minutes of time whenever you have it by dividing the room and focusing on one thing like going through a drawer or a box. I went to a Dollar Store in my town and got plastic organizers (some 3 to $1 so very affordable) and have organized my bathroom cabinets. I was surprised at how I was overbuying my supplies because I didn't realize I already had the items in my cabinet. . . which meant I was causing myself to have less room without even knowing it! I have also matched all my socks so now all fit in my drawer and I don't get frustrated trying to find a pair when I'm getting ready for work and doing laundry is much better when you actually have space to put away your clean clothes! I'm not big on getting rid of everything in the name of decluttering. I have things I love and I don't want to get rid of them but I do keep repeating to myself that old saying, "A place for everything and everything in it's place". My goal is that whatever (and however much) I decide to keep, there must be a space for it that does not compromise my feeling positive about my home and having my family and friends over for visits. I feel wonderful when I fill a bag with clothes, hats, shoes, household items, etc. and take to donate. I am getting much more out of it then the folks who will become the new owners of my things!!
Good luck to everyone who have any version of the daunting tasks of cleaning, straightening, organization, etc. You will find you will feel more energized as you go through each day and use a few of those 10 to 15 minutes to tackle what you have. I even painted my Kitchen this past weekend!
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How to Build a Greener Driveway

New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced Full Story
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Tara Framer
Ok... It's time to do my driveway... I'm in Westchester county -- in a suburb of NYC -- and I'm still looking for a paving contractor who does permeable or other Eco-friendly driveways, but there don't seem to be any in my area. Please respond if you know of any paving companies in the NY tri-state area who offer 'green' paving. Thanks!
April 16, 2014 at 8:17pm   
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Sidonia
Hi Tara. I know of MPS Paving Systems Australia who do beautiful natural stone permeable driveways all over the world. I'm not sure who their contractors are in NY area but you could contact them and find out: www.mpspaving.com.au. Hope this helps!
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Great Plants for Lush, Low-Water Gardens

Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Give it living color with unthirsty grasses, flowers and succulents Full Story
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charlielou
My favorite childhood memory is from one summer at the lake. My family was staying at our cottage and one day, my father, who liked to wander in the woods, came back so exited. Everyone else was too busy doing their own thing, but me, as in character, was simply splashing my feet in the lake - sitting on the dock. I followed my dad, and he brought me to a place that was formerly swamp. Large trees, but no underbrush or plants--- simply a padded carpet of moss under the tree canopy. It was so beautiful, I can still see it to this day. I tried to find the moss room years after as an adult, but it wasn't there. It must have been a result of the climate conditions for that year, I'll never forget it though- it still exists vividly in my memories.
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chrisinky
charlielou, I love moss. It feels so good under bare feet!
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