BCG llp


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Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor

Once nearly uninhabitable, this 18th-century farmhouse is now a beautiful example of ecofriendliness and self-sufficiency Full Story
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ellie48
I truly love this house. And it is located in Devon. I visited Devon once. I spent a week there. Great climate. I love combo of old/original and new/ contemporary. I might tweak the kitchen design just a tad. There just seems to be a lot of wasted space? - the opinion of a non-cook. Go figure. The house otherwise, beautiful.
August 21, 2014 at 3:39PM   
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luvwhidbeyisland
A beautiful home that honors the older elements. Like the wood stove placed within the large brick firepalce.
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Design Workshop: Give Me an ‘H’

Look to modern versions of an H-shaped medieval floor plan for more privacy and natural light Full Story
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jillybeansisme
So I'm guessing my house is more "U" shaped since the back is straight across and the front is a small inside of the "U" for a covered area. I actually thought of it as a sort of Sudoku square, because it is a square divided into 9 portions. Front to back left side is guest bedroom, laundry/craft room, kitchen. Middle is the inside "U" porch & entry, living room, playroom. Right side is 2nd bedroom, bathrooms & closets, Master Suite. There are, just as described in the "H" house, two small hallways on either side of the central living/play rooms, which provide privacy and seclusion from the public areas.

I think one of the biggest differences is that in my house I can move in a circular pattern and not have to get back to the "central bridge" between the legs. Back when H homes were first built, it seems like it was a necessary pattern for those cross breezes/ventilation whereas in modern day, convenience is more important at least to me. I want to be able to age gracefully in my home before I give it to my daughter. Now that energy costs are so expensive, I suspect my home will be much less expensive that a similar square footage in an H home.

All those extra corners on the H house also usually add to building expense, but again, this article was about design not cost.

The article was definitely an interesting read.
August 16, 2014 at 4:58PM   
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litojr
nice layout, you can think alot of combination design.
August 17, 2014 at 8:37PM   
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Swing Into National Hammock Day

Only one day to celebrate such a worthy pastime? Pshaw. Start on July 22 and let these photos inspire you to keep on rockin’ Full Story
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lizthefrizz
Thanks for the article! I always loved laying around reading in the hammock when I was a kid. We had two trees with hooks in them that we hung a traditional hammock from. Unfortunately, after a hurricane knocked over one of the "anchor trees," I kind of let go of the idea of getting my own hammock. I loved getting to see all of the different styles/ways to hang/etc. in this article!
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e141696
Enjoying the hammock with Dixie Dog.
August 5, 2014 at 8:22AM   
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12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You

The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info Full Story
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Apartment 46 for the Home
LOVE that you are not "by accident" builders. :)
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Elizabeth Barkley
HGTV is NOT Interior Design. There is so much misinformation out there and too many Debby Decorators trying to pass themselves off as Professionals. People do your homework. Hire someone who has had formal training. I am not an Interior Designer, I hired one and she saved me from making some colossal mistakes.
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How to Avoid Paying Too Much for a House

Use the power of comps to gauge a home’s affordability and submit the right bid Full Story
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Judy Jones
@allise I agree, but avoid over landscaping as many buyers know that this will up their maintenance costs substantially (lots of beds mean tons of weeding or paying for mulch)!
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allise
Ha! Yep Judy, my idea of 'upgrading' the yard is to create an oasis of low-maintenance beauty. A lush water-wise garden is so possible with today's drip systems. Room like areas for sitting and entertaining create value too. A plan that respects and enhances the overall drainage scheme of the property. Moving water AWAY from the foundation is one important key to adding value. In desert areas, the flash 'flood' waters need an easy escape. Many tract homes need a skilled hand to improve these issues. One case where a resale can be a better investment than brand new is where the owner has 'solved' the landscape challenges with grace and intelligence.
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Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City

When bold art meets great architecture and interior design, something wonderful happens Full Story
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sebringcb
Love the fun and whimsy!
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Sheila Schmitz
I just keep coming back to that hilarious two-sided sign.
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