Category: Eclectic Homes

Color and Art Light Up a Texas Home

Color and Art Light Up a Texas Home

Not everyone who sees a very small carport envisions a contemporary dining room, but Billy Brown had a vision for his house from the very beginning. After Brown first saw his house 12 years ago, it had lots of cosmetic work. When he walked in the door, however he had been sold. A huge backyard, …

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Adhere to a Ranch House Renovation

Adhere to a Ranch House Renovation

Follow the progress of Mike and Leann Rowe of Lutz, Florida, as they purchase, renovate and move into a 1970s-era ranch Home in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Here and over the next few months, I’ll show how they:Found the right home Assembled a project teamEstablished a budgetDecided what to keep and what to jettisonHandled surprises …

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Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement

Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement

There are gardens with full-frontal vulnerability, and then there are gardens which look like fortresses. And neither extreme is gratifying for people who live, work and play . Inside her book Landscaping for Privacy (Timber Press, 2011), Seattle design and horticulture author Marty Wingate hits the great sweet spot, offering property owners a range of …

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6 Ways to Take Care of Your Washing Machine

6 Ways to Take Care of Your Washing Machine

Your washing machine needs some love. Think of what this machine does for you: It cleans a hamper’s worth of dirty clothing in less than an hour and removes all sorts of stains without washing daily in and day out. Like any appliance, you need to clean and care for your own washing machine to …

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Reduce It: How to Eliminate Old Light Bulbs

Reduce It: How to Eliminate Old Light Bulbs

For the sake of our health and the health of the planet, it’s a good idea to pause before throwing anything questionable in the trash — or the recycling, for that matter. Light bulbs are among these items that can be difficult to eliminate. It is dependent upon the kind of light bulb you’ve got. …

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