Hip Roof

Hip Roof

A hip roof slopes on all four sides. It can be pyramid-like and reach one peak, or possess a ridge between two of the slopes. Really sturdy in its structure, it requires less bracing than the roof, but at the cost of losing valuable loft space. A hip roof is a good choice in areas with strong winds and is simpler to attach gutters to, because the roofline stays on peak of the wall. Cathy Schwabe Architecture Hip roofs are…

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21 Patios Ready to Party

21 Patios Ready to Party

By now you ought to be getting prepared for the official start of terrace party time. Kicking off Memorial Day, this season means collecting outside, grilling and simmer for three or more months. Consider different events that could drive how you design, decorate and accessorize your terrace. Molly Wood Garden Design Baby bath tub. A gently upholstered and inviting terrace makes it easier to”ohh” and”ahh” over that umpteenth onesie that the mother-to-be opens. Harold Leidner Landscape Architects Chess club party….

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Fantastic Design Plant: Parry's Agave

Fantastic Design Plant: Parry's Agave

From the desert scene, the agave is reversed when it comes to sculptural character and beauty — and it has a bonus culinary price. Native to the Southwest United States and Mexico, agaves typically thrive in climates like those found there: hot and dry. This poses a problem for many locales. Agave parryi is a problem solver and a landscape gem. Its streamlined spread will not dominate planting beds, and its glaucous green leaves are genus standouts. Cold hardy to…

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Renovation Detail: The Casement Window

Renovation Detail: The Casement Window

Every night as I wash dishes in my kitchen sink I stare from the window that is handiest, dreaming about the day I will throw it into a Dumpster and replace it with a French casement window. Attached for their framework by side hinges, casement windows have been installed singly or in pairs within a common framework (French). They are famous for their capacity to open wide, allowing for optimum ventilation and unobstructed views. What’s best is how readily they…

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Reimagine the Rose Garden

Reimagine the Rose Garden

Long, formal rows of perfectly spaced bushes are not the only way to incorporate roses into your own landscape. Planted among other perennials or even evergreens, or bunched together in no specific pattern, roses are able to look perfect even in lawns that lack a committed “rose garden” space. Mixing roses into your own landscape, in one color or some, is simple with the ideas below as inspiration. Zeterre Landscape Architecture The expression of a country cottage is charming. The…

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Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the House

Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the House

We may think of Easter since the sole time to bring out the eggs. However, it’s possible you have had eggs on display yearlong without entirely realizing it. Take a look around. Do you have a Jacobsen Egg Chair in your living space? Or perhaps egg sculptures dotting your bookshelves? Many classic and contemporary furnishings and accessories take on the soft, contoured nuances of eggs. Have a look at these egglike designs that can offer comforting softness to your indoors…

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Designer's Touch: 10 Tidy Laundry Bathrooms

Designer's Touch: 10 Tidy Laundry Bathrooms

Whether you’re washing, drying, sorting or folding, your laundry area is bound to find a good deal of use. However, is yours being used to its entire potential? Because most laundry rooms are on the smallish side, the key is to maximize space and function. Whether you are lucky enough to have a complete laundry area, or you’ve got a washer and dryer tucked right into another area, these helpful tips are sure to save space. Venetian Stone Gallery 1….

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Mismatched Homemade in Heaven

Mismatched Homemade in Heaven

In mismatching I believe. It is almost my motto. Bedroom lays kind of give me the willies. I simply can’t stand anything which looks like it came right out of a catalog or, even worse yet, off the showroom floor. All that matchy-matchy material features a personal touch. And it generally has the personality of a earthworm (meaning blah). I much prefer a space with a great deal of quirky personality, sort of a Maya Ruldoph of chambers. And it’s…

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Reflecting Pools as Liquid Assets

Reflecting Pools as Liquid Assets

The element of water will infuse any landscape with sparkle since the smooth, mirrorlike surface brings pictures of skies, clouds, overhead branches and even architecture to the floor plane. You don’t need a lot of square footage to bring a reflecting pool in to your outdoor space. Actually, a shallow saucer filled with water will reflect whatever’s around it and conjure the exact same visual feeling of a sizable gazing pool. Here are a few of my favorite reflecting pools…

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Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own

Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own

Virginia Woolf announced, “A woman must have money and a room of her own when she is to write fiction.” Whether you are a budding author, designer, artist, or simply needing a calm refuge, you deserve a creative area reserved just for you. Having a special place all to yourself may look to be a luxury, but it does not need to be big or fancy to fit the bill. The purpose is to create an atmosphere which nurtures your…

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