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Rise and Shine: Beds That Favor Your Creative Side

You can have a little fun in the bedroom with a bed design as individual as you are Full Story
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karenslikes
Nothing better than lying in bed and seein the stars!
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gmicute
When I was a girl I thought the best bed in the world would be one of those great big four posters with curtains that actually close. Now that I'm an adult, while I'd still like something aesthetically pleasing, I'm just happy with comfortable.
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Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design

Give your kitchen unexpected flavor by combining wood, stone, glass and more. Here’s how to get the mix right Full Story
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btalkw
I had my heart set on a white kitchen with honed black counters. My husband had his heart set on a walnut kitchen with marble counters. We came to what is, for us, a perfect compromise. I did convince him to give up marble for quartzite.

Seems like you either love or hate a white kitchen. I find it easier to keep clean than my old oak kitchen because I swipe away mess and specks the minute I see them.
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Architecture: Incredible Scottish Homes on Houzz

Take a tour of some great Scottish designs on Houzz, from wee homes to brooding castles and romantic lodges by the sea Full Story
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roxieks
A trap door leading to tunnels. Whimsy, yes Tunnels where do they lead, yes my heart is pounding. Maybe a winery, a room of secrets and treasure, or the home of a leprechaun!!!!
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goballstate
LOVED getting to see these unique homes and landscapes. I just returned from a holiday in Scotland less than a week ago. What an enchanting country with absolutely lovely people.
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Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Traditional Texas Farmhouse

Contemporary details update the classic form in this Austin home with a kitchen designed for a professional baker Full Story
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Olsen Studios
Great project Patrick!!
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webbcr
LOVE the yellow rug in the master. Where did you get it?
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9 Questions to Ask a Home Remodeler Before You Meet

Save time and effort by ruling out deal breakers with your contractor before an in-person session Full Story
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Gerald Lorentz
Good article. . . just one thing to add to the list. . .

Before anything happens (and after these questions are answered) ask for their schedule of your project on an Excel spreadsheet showing the cash flow and completion projections.
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redryder60
Excellent ideas. However, having been on the phone with architects recently, I can tell you that if they can't communicate by phone in this day and age, you shouldn't work with them. You can tell a person's competence, temperament and overall personality by phone if you both take the time.

I was able to perceive total arrogance with one, willingness to listen with another and felt a third could certainly be someone I would work with -- just over the phone.

This will save both you time and money. Force them to talk to you by phone since some communication, unless you are living in the house at the time of remodel, will be this way.
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Houzz Tour: Home Expansion Lets the Sunshine In

A Dublin home expands to accommodate a couple’s growing family and their love of entertaining Full Story
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pathasplans
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Like kitchen
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Inside Houzz: A Walnut Wall of Storage Opens Up a Kitchen

A 30-foot wall of storage frees up cooking areas and counters for food prep and entertaining Full Story
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granny4five
Obviously, you get a step ladder for an item that you don 't 'to use very often.
September 13, 2014 at 8:23AM   
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marsia
I love walnut and glossy white. Gorgeous natural yet glam combination. We are going to do our entryway in a walnut built-in closet and a wall of glass cabinets that can get pictures put under the glass so I can make a huge mural that is drawn on paper and protected under a wall of glass doors. It's great to see similar materials so I can tell how ours will look! (I haven't shown my sketches to the builder yet, so they are very rough.)
September 13, 2014 at 9:43AM   
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8 Things Successful Architects and Designers Do

Good architects tell a story and engage the senses. They understand the rules — and know when to break them Full Story
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outofplumb
I would add a ninth idea except it rarely happens: “They see how the design worked out and learn from it”. Steward Brand’s excellent book, How Buildings Learn, talks at length about how architects rarely if ever actually evaluate the use of a building once completed much to the chagrin of those that have to live and/or work in the buildings. Similar points in Michael Pollan’s also excellent book, A Place of My Own
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bpcochran
Concrete and wood horizontal
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15 Cozy Book Nooks and What They Want You to Read

Put the beach reads away; these comfy spaces are creating a fall reading list. What books do they suggest to you? Full Story
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earthwavegirl
This is the most enjoyable article I've read in a long time. So genuine and fun! But being a writer, I see myself WRITING books and screenplays in all those spaces. Thanks Becky!
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Light Dances Through a Renovated Row House

Generous sunshine and gleaming white surfaces now highlight this Londoner’s books, artwork and minimalist furniture Full Story
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Jenny Sutton
Kitchen is too sterile - needs some clutter!
September 2, 2014 at 9:24AM     
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