Author: Backad

Stressed Out? Try Hitting the Woodshop

Stressed Out? Try Hitting the Woodshop

Could it be that we’re in a renaissance of working with our hands? I mean actually working with our hands? You know, using heavy tools that render calluses, on projects that at the close of the dayper month or week give you something that can’t be emailed or uploaded, however that can be utilized for …

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Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic at California

Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic at California

This family of four was going out of New York and wanted to deliver their eclectic town style for their new San Francisco house. After opening up the kitchen and adjoining spaces to a free-flowing great space, designer Paige Loczi utilized warm grays, dyes and oranges to complement the unique navy cabinetry. Topped off with …

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Survey: Renovations Are Up in 2013

Survey: Renovations Are Up in 2013

More than 100,000 individuals have spoken. And they say this is going to probably be the year renovations come back. The number of U.S. users moving ahead with decorating and redecorating projects has risen by 12 percent compared to this time this past year, and 7% fewer people than last year say they are delaying …

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Merge Your Tub Space Into a Shower — Choosing Accessories

Merge Your Tub Space Into a Shower — Choosing Accessories

I’m always eager to install the beautiful finishing touches on a shower. Extra care is necessary in these past steps — you don’t need to undo all the work that has gone into making your shower completely watertight. Based on the type of wall tile or rock used, exact drilling could be necessary to anchor …

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7 Steps to Produce a Connoisseur's Wine Cellar

7 Steps to Produce a Connoisseur's Wine Cellar

Paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us all happy. Regardless of your belief in a higher power, opening an easy-drinking red is as near to paradise as some of us get on Earth. So it’s not surprising that an increasing trend in house design and preparation …

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Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Complete

Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Complete

Installing granite on your bathroom or kitchen is among the greatest investments you can make for your home. However, it’s anything but easy. The process of selecting and installing granite can be very confusing and misleading. I’ve completed a great deal of granite installations and have learned how the process ought to work. Follow along …

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Show Us the Home Quirks Love

Show Us the Home Quirks Love

Just like with any relationship, the one that you have with your house is complicated, and as more time goes on, the more convoluted it gets. You learn about your home’s quirks, the romance fades, then something magical happens and also the”defects” become a part of the reasons that you love it. We would like …

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Time Travel into ers' Childhood Homes, Part 3

Time Travel into ers' Childhood Homes, Part 3

A number of these ers’ childhood homes were built by grandfathers and fathers, and some are still in the household, being lovingly renovated by another generation. Construction was learned by some of the home builders since they enlisted help and went. In today’s financial climate, we could learn a great deal from the ancestors of …

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Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Mighty Mountain Gardens

Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Mighty Mountain Gardens

With pictures of soaring peaks, gushing valley rivers and evasive wild animals, high hills epitomize for all the ultimate, last sanctuary of Mother Earth. While tackling the Himalayas or the Andes is definitely not for everybody, all of us gardeners may discover direct inspiration in those scenic landscapes and their resilient plants. The trek between …

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10 Ideas for an Exuberantly Abundant Landscape

10 Ideas for an Exuberantly Abundant Landscape

After spending 15 years writing about home and garden design, I’ve consumed innumerable lessons about using design to convey personal style and a sense of wealth. I love the word”prosperity” itself. It evokes a feeling of largesse, and who doesn’t want to have an abundant selection of plants to utilize in their backyard? Websters defines”prosperity” …

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