Atten-TION! Acquire Design Battles With Military Decor

Atten-TION! Acquire Design Battles With Military Decor

There is something poetic about classic World War II–recalling military decoration. Simple, weathered, industrial and durable, it exudes a calculated boldness surrounded by nostalgia. Perhaps it is the fact that anything intended for an army is always considered in terms of practicality original — function earlier form, in other words. The dirty little secret is …

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Discover the Intricacies of Pocket Doors

Discover the Intricacies of Pocket Doors

Pocket doors will infuse an average space with architectural charm and may be excellent space savers — but they have their drawbacks, too. Here’s some coverage of the two sides to assist you decide whether pocket doors are right for your new house or remodel. Pocket doors are adored by many men and women. Whether …

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The 2013 Greatest of Badges Are Here!

The 2013 Greatest of Badges Are Here!

awards Greatest of profile badges annually to the top home pros at the specialist community — not just in the United States but also in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Winners are selected in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. The Design winners are the ones with the most popular designs in 2012. Customer …

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10 Coolest Rooms on , of Those most quirky

10 Coolest Rooms on , of Those most quirky

These 10 rooms take thinking outside the box into new levels. They are examples of architecture and design gone wild and injected with creativity, playfulness and imagination. But it requires more than creativity to create a distance so different from traditional norms. It requires significant courage (and a strong bank account). Though the majority of …

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Think Like an Architect: Know Your Homesite To Get a Fantastic Design

Think Like an Architect: Know Your Homesite To Get a Fantastic Design

Terrific home designs always have two things in common: They reflect the lives of the inhabitants, and they relate to, or are extensions, the environment in which they are built. The very first step to a great design is knowing the site of the home. Where is the best place for your house? Which site …

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Produce a 'Forever House' Link

Produce a 'Forever House' Link

There’s something reassuring about the notion of living at the same house for many years, with layers of memories infused into each coat of paint on the walls and each repair made with your own two hands. As we go about nowadays, it is natural for our houses to fall into the background … but …

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Double-Hung Windows Offer Singular Traditional Style

Double-Hung Windows Offer Singular Traditional Style

The double-hung window is about as traditional a window as may be. It’s not surprising that its style fits colonial and much more traditional houses, as the double-hung window became the window of 18th-century America. The double-hung, or sash, window was was invented by Robert Hooke in the 17th century. Windows before then were typically …

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Double-Sided Fireplaces Multiply Design Options

Double-Sided Fireplaces Multiply Design Options

Whether it’s a habit floor-to-ceiling layout or a prefabricated version, a double-sided fireplace could be the element of warmth your space is missing. Double-sided fireplaces provide twice the form and performance of a normal fireplace by supplying two focal partitions and warmth on both sides — sometimes in two completely different rooms. Since these models …

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White Delights on Home Exteriors of All Styles

White Delights on Home Exteriors of All Styles

From tropical to traditional, classical to modern, the color white has been used with good success on home exteriors. What’s remarkable is the way that white suits so many home designs. While it might not be suitable for many late-19th-century houses, in which a polychromatic approach is best, certainly another fashion from the 17th to …

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