Category Archives: Home Design

DIY Feather Christmas Tree

DIY Feather Christmas Tree Christmas decoration trends this year is the feather Christmas tree. Decorate your home with a feather Christmas tree and enjoy! Follow this simple how-to for a stylish feather Christmas tree. You can make them for a fraction of the price you'd find in a store and have fun doing it! First…
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LEED Platinum Residence – Whole Home Remodel

In the course of a remodel, plenty of homeowners bring up words such as clean, simple and eco-friendly. But few mean these words as seriously as artist Hadley Williams when renovating the East Bay home she shares with her husband, Ben Williams, and their two children. Those terms became a guiding force in carrying out…
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Horizontal Fence Panels: Modern Garden Design Ideas

Horizontal fence panels offer an incredible look and modern style that will provide both the privacy for your backyard and great visual aesthetics. A simple definition of a garden fence constructed with horizontal fence panels is that these are horizontal boards “sandwiched” between vertical stringers. Fence panels are offered in a variety of materials, different…
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How to Cook Your First Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Cook Your First Thanksgiving Turkey If you're making your first Thanksgiving turkey or just need a refresher on the basics, we're sharing easy step-by-step instructions for how to cook a turkey from start to finish, including a roasting chart with cooking times for every size of bird. Turkey Roasting Tips 1. Remove giblets…
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Cob Cottage – A Stunning Vacation Home

Nature lovers who are looking for a sustainable vacation home must check out this adorable Cob Cottage on Mayne Island, British Columbia. The mushroom-shaped natural habitat was built in 1999 by CobWorks and the Cob Cottage Company. It is the Canada’s first fully-permitted cob house. The 600-square-feet house might appear a little strange from outside,…
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Elegant Walk-In Closet Ideas

Walk in closets have always been a symbol of luxury, but the days when a walk in closet exclusively belonged in a mansion are over. We have some of the most functional and beautiful walk in closet ideas to help you create an impeccable, organized dressing area. If your clothes and accessories are works of…
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How To Sterilize Jars For Canning

Home canning has been practiced for generations since it’s a great way to preserve produce from your garden or take advantage of the bounty of in-season produce from your local markets. However there is some danger involved if you don’t take the necessary steps to prevent the growth of bacteria or botulism, ensuring the glass…
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Lovely Sunroom Design and Decor Ideas

A sunroom is also called a sun parlor, sun porch or sun lounge and it’s a structure usually built onto the side of a house. It allows you to admire and to enjoy the surroundings and the views while being sheltered and protected from rain, wind and other weather conditions. We all know that sunrooms…
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Amazing Examples Of Modern Japanese Architecture

The list of reasons to visit Japan is pretty much endless. But one of the best excuses to pack your bags and jump on the next plane to Tokyo is the country's incredibly diverse and innovative array of modern Japanese architecture. As you can see from this list, there seems to be no limit to…
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10 Best Roofing Materials for Warmer Climates

10 Best Roofing Materials for Warmer Climates Roofing materials impact how buildings keep cool, especially in warm climates. When you consider how a building keeps cool, the most common thing that comes to mind is air conditioning. But the first real line of defense against the heat is a building's roof. And a hot day…
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How to Clean and Remove Stains from Leather Sofa

The benefits and rewards of owning leather furniture are numerous. Leather upholstery is natural, durable, and looks good as the focal point of any room. Leather is also one of the few materials to actually look better with age – it develops an attractive sheen with frequent use. Leather furnishings need plenty of tender loving…
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Awesome Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Ideas

You know, not too long ago the only spaces in your home that you had to worry about designing were those that are inside. But, that’s simply not the case anymore. Even in the coldest climates, homeowners are paying an increasing amount of attention to the design of their outdoor living spaces. Truthfully, it’s for…
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The Most Common Hazardous Household Chemicals

Did you know that every day in your home you come in contact with toxic and hazardous chemicals? If you don’t pay attention and make a concerted effort, it’s almost impossible to avoid this stuff. Let’s look at the most common household chemicals, and what you can do to reduce your exposure and susceptibility to…
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The Pond House by Holly & Smith Architects

Located on the coast of a pond at Ten Oaks Farm in Louisiana, The Pond House is a sustainable home designed by Louisiana’s Holly And Smith Architects. The residence seamlessly blends in with its serene and natural surroundings. Its natural look along with its views of the calming pond lined with towering oak trees is…
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Use The Roof To Create Your Missing Garden

Use The Roof To Create Your Missing Garden! Humans have grown plants atop since antiquity. Besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, and recreational opportunities. The project we present today uses the roof of a newly designed top floor to create the ‘missing garden’ for its community. We are also…
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Positive and Comfortable Yellow Rooms

Let the sun’s shine in your soul and decorate your room to create a lively feeling. Yellow, a color that reminds us of the wonderful summer days, make the room look warm, attractive and provide a bright display. You could start fine with accessories such as tables, chairs, cabinets, lamp shades, cushions and throws, artwork…
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