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Rebecca Gross
March 4, 2015 2
A roof is one of the most functional aspects of any house, providing the very essence of shelter. But just because it serves this important purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be an exciting...
A roof is one of the most functional aspects of any house, providing the very essence of shelter. But just because it serves this important purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be an exciting...
Orchids 101: Try Something Different With Dendrobiums
Marianne Lipanovich | March 4, 2015 2
Trying to pin down dendrobiums can be tricky. For one thing, there are more than 1,200 species. Unlike most other popular orchids, dendrobiums also might be either deciduous or evergreen. Adding another layer is the question of what they are called. Deciduous...
Big Ideas for Compact Kitchens
Sara Emslie | March 4, 2015 6
Even the smallest of kitchen spaces needs to deliver big when it comes to form and function. No matter how awkwardly shaped or compact your cooking space, design tricks can help make even tiny corners work hard and look good too. These kitchens offer...
Houzz Tour: An Air of Mystery, Grounded in Practicality
Claire McCall | March 4, 2015 2
With dark wood elements against cool concrete floors, this new Auckland, New Zealand, home has amped-up glamour. Its layout makes good use of its narrow suburban site while preserving its occupants’ privacy. “Although there are a lot of bungalows...
Why White Is the Ultimate Pop of Color
Yanic Simard | March 4, 2015 20
Many people think of an accent color as being a bright, bold shade that they wouldn’t dare use in a larger amount. But in my opinion, one of the most effective colors to use for contrast isn’t even a true hue but a combination of all of them: pure,...
Shop Houzz: Farmhouse Style for the Living Room
Houzz | March 4, 2015
You see them more and more: spaces decorated with a nod to the classic American farmhouse. The style may be most evident in the living room, where livable design is the ultimate desire. With beadboard walls, wide-plank wood floors and these farmhouse...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Carrots
Marianne Lipanovich | March 4, 2015 3
Carrots are fun to grow in fall or spring. First of all, they offer instant reward, or at least as instant as one can get with a vegetable — you can start harvesting some varieties in as little time as a month. Second, they have some cute shapes. You...
My Houzz: Thoughtful, Eclectic Style for a Sunny Seattle Apartment
Ellie Arciaga | March 4, 2015 8
In a notoriously drizzly city like Seattle, a home that is flooded with natural light, even during the gray winter months, is hard to come by. So Kathleen Tarrant and Christopher Harrell felt like they hit the jackpot with their ever-sunny apartment on...
Building Permits: When a Permit Is Required and When It's Not
Matt Clawson | March 3, 2015 64
You have the vision. You know what you want. But getting that sparkling new kitchen or expansive master closet isn’t as easy as making a wish and snapping your fingers. From the beginning, your project is set up for numerous pitfalls and missteps, and...
Design Workshop: How to Make a Home Sit Lightly on the Land
Eric Reinholdt | March 3, 2015 11
Architecture’s relationship to nature — the building site — is something architects and designers must consider in the opening act of any project. Nature is a force that shapes...
Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Peas
Marianne Lipanovich | March 3, 2015 6
Fresh peas are a sign of spring, one of the sweetest, most tempting offerings of the garden. They’re also less well known as a fall and even a winter crop for mild areas, as they thrive in cool weather. There are two general types of peas. English...
Color of the Week: Spring Blossom Yellow
Jennifer Ott | March 3, 2015 55
It seems appropriate to kick off this new series with a color that signals growth and renewal. Spring blossom yellows are soft yellows that have a pinch of green in them. They’re the colors of the first flower buds to come popping out of the freshly...
Houzz Tour: Beach Shack Reborn as a Copper-Clad Cottage
Niobe Syme | March 3, 2015 31
The owner had lived for years in a 1830s cottage in need of serious repair in a densely populated beachside suburb of Sydney, Australia. Although his cottage was dark, cold in winter and hot in summer and lacked cross-ventilation, he deeply valued its...
Shop Houzz: Plant an Indoor Garden Anywhere
Houzz | March 3, 2015 2
Fresh plants help clean the air and bring an organic style to interior rooms. Set up your own indoor garden with this collection of planters from the Houzz Shop.