Bonnet Roof

Bonnet Roof

A bonnet roof is a type of hip roof, often with a sharp incline at the summit and a gentle slope at the bottom, but its defining characteristic is that it extends past the vertical walls, making a covered space for porches or patios, like a bonnet. LDa Architecture & Interiors The eaves extending from …

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10 Outdoor Ability to Turn Over

10 Outdoor Ability to Turn Over

Memorial Day is about honoring the lives of men and women who died protecting and serving our nation. Many homeowners will lift a glass and celebrate the holiday the unofficial beginning of summer — about a tablescape of Americana decoration, chilled peas, cold beer and a homemade dessert. However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day, …

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Classic Color Duo: Blue and White

Classic Color Duo: Blue and White

White and Blue is a color strategy steeped in history. This classic color palette dates back to the ninth century, when cobalt-blue pigments were used to create themes on white pottery and porcelain in China. Throughout the 18th century blue and white printed cloths started popping up in France. Blue and white is an attractive …

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Energy-Efficient Windows: Know the Parts

Energy-Efficient Windows: Know the Parts

Windows would be a house’s charmer. They add that touch of character that completes the house’s style, particularly if they’re windows. But if your windows are a little gray around the edges, and it’s not possible to update them for efficiency, then it’s time to select new windows. And as you’re already replacing them you …

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5 Pool Houses and Modern Pavilions

5 Pool Houses and Modern Pavilions

A number of the characteristics that define modern structure — large expanses of glass, minimal surface articulation, exposed construction (frequently steel), horizontal roofs — keep individuals from contemplating a residence in such a fashion. The glass makes lots of men and women feel vulnerable, minimalism is at odds with the clutter that life generally entails, …

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Teach Your Landscape Rhythm

Teach Your Landscape Rhythm

According to Marjorie Elliot Bevlin, writer of Design through Discovery: The Elements of Style (my college design textbook in the 1980s), there are six components of layout and seven fundamentals of layout. Though these design principles are universal, I find I return to Bevlin’s basic explanations again and again. They’re particularly useful as I seek …

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Sweet Georgia Summer Beach Home

Sweet Georgia Summer Beach Home

This sweet southern shore house, set on Tybee Island in Georgia, was not necessarily the cheery home that it currently is. When designers Joel and Erika Snayd of Rethink Design Studio initially visited, it was a 1,100-square-foot cinderblock structure. “We were scared to death when we saw the home,” says Erika. “Everything was cold and …

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Recessed Lighting 101

Recessed Lighting 101

What it is: Recessed lighting, sometimes known as recessed cans or may light, is installed inside the ceiling instead of on the ceiling surface. It has two main components: casing, the space where the bulb matches, and trim, the finished edge that sits around the ceiling. Philpotts Interiors The kind of home is dependent upon …

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