Category: Eclectic Homes

Glistening, Industrial Outdoor and Inside

Glistening, Industrial Outdoor and Inside

Recently I wrote about a house where the architect was also the programmer. How about a situation in which the architect and builder are just one and the same? Such is the case with this Martinek House, also called the Pivot-Slide House, so called because of the glass doors that pivot and slip open to …

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Graphic Patterns Snazz Up a Living-Dining Space Near Sydney

Graphic Patterns Snazz Up a Living-Dining Space Near Sydney

The owners of the house in Sydney’s Turramurra suburb wished to warm the interior’s sharp lines, so that they switched to designers Adam Scougall and Ben Napier for help adding more character to numerous chambers, such as this combined living and dining area. Adam Scougall Adam Scougall The team started with a fresh color palette …

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Show Us Your Own Pet Projects!

Show Us Your Own Pet Projects!

We’ve been noticing some interesting outdoor features built just for pets about lately, which makes us want to understand what sorts of pet projects you have been working on. A brand new bath for Fido? A new catmint plant for Fluffy? A brand new chicken coop? Please snap a photo and share your work together …

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Subsidized Housing Requirements

Subsidized Housing Requirements

Subsidized housing makes it possible for individuals and families with significantly lower incomes to attain housing arrangements. Home plans are supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides funds to local housing agencies. Although specific requirements vary by county, the HUD has established overall requirements for subsidized housing throughout the …

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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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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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12 Steps to a Secure, Cozy House for a New Year

12 Steps to a Secure, Cozy House for a New Year

Each year brings different challenges to your home’s maintenance. Winter is generally the most stressful, so it is ideal to be ready. Following these professional advice will help keep you protected from fire, water and carbon monoxide — and help you to save power and increase the comfort of your house. Innovative Construction Inc.. 1. …

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