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Basement of the Week: Surprises Around Every Corner


When it arrived to remodeling his customers’ basement, designer Jeff Lindgren appeared to their two major passions: matches — everything from pool, and Frank Lloyd Wright. “When they called me, the owners had only helped…

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Elephant Leg Column


The elephant leg column is as much a component of Craftsman style as quarter-sawn oak. This column is tapered. Starting out enormous in its base, it tapers to a top, or funding. Additionally, it has…

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Basement of the Week: For the Love of Games and Sports


You know a cellar is quite important to a family when it takes a significant effort of engineering to make it happen. Excavating this cellar on the beach involved pumping out and purify sea water…

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A Texas Home Gets a Healthy, New Start


Health is occasionally directly affected by the health of your home. Potential dangers lurk in paint, fibers, electronic equipment — you name it. No one understands this more than ecological health professor Jules Elkins, who…

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18 Home Exteriors Gone Wild With Color


There’s not any principle (unless your homeowners association includes one) that houses need to be painted beige, grey or ecru. And why should insides have all the fun when it comes to colour? In the…

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Texas Gardener's December Checklist


We are fortunate to live in an area of the country where we can garden almost yearlong. Our winters are typically mild, though we can have a jagged snowfall or ice storm. While our friends…

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Fantastic Lakes Gardener's December Checklist


Hello, winter and the holiday season. Many Great Lakes gardeners are nearly too busy this past month with vacation tasks to spend time gardening. But the winter garden offers inspiration for holiday decorating, as well…

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7 Delightfully Bulbs for Your Spring Garden


As the autumn days become shorter and the weather becoming less appealing for gardening, so it’s easy to put thoughts about your backyard on hold and focus on warm, cozy winter days inside. But do…

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How to Utilize Pachysandra Responsibly from the Landscape


Pachysandra is a low-maintenance, evergreen ground cover that spreads quickly. Its leaves are a lighter shade of green than many evergreens, and it blooms with sweet, vibrant white blossoms in early spring. It is deer…

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Rescue Success for a Historic Rotterdam Home


Once hardly habitable, this historical Rotterdam, Netherlands, home now boasts a modern interior with its original bones. Architects Fabiana Toni and Rocco Reukema purchased it as part of an initiative to rescue historical buildings. “For…

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