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Month: June 2019

Supersleek Contemporary Home in Australia

Supersleek Contemporary Home in Australia

Claire and Josh Griffiths possess their dream family home just a kilometer away from the sandy shores of Scarborough Beach in Perth, Western Australia. Josh, a building surveyor, and Claire, a hair stylist, are attracted to clean lines and uncluttered spaces. They teamed together with the Tascone Design Team to make their contemporary space. “We had that ‘first night in a new house’ bizarre feeling,” Josh says. “It felt like home straight away since we knew every nook and cranny…

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Bathe Your Garden

Bathe Your Garden

You’ve heard of planting items en masse, but does that mean you select five petunias instead of two or one? Try out 50or even 550 petunias — frequently that’s what is needed for a good mass planting to earn a “river.” Obviously, all those plants can get pricey, so the ideal solution is to obtain a plant that is quickly growing and spreads easily. Creeping sedums, thyme, herbs and ground covers are great choices. Invite your crops to spread through…

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Spectacular Landscape Lights Dazzle in the Dark

Spectacular Landscape Lights Dazzle in the Dark

Lighting layout principles say that lighting ought to be subtle, particularly for the landscape. Soft pools of light ought to be strategically placed to enhance chosen outdoor areas and also allow other areas to remain in the dark. Nothing ought to be overdone, and by no means should the actual light source be seen. And for the most part, this approach will result in a pleasing nighttime vista. But sometimes, outdoor lighting just has to make an impression. Jeffrey Gordon…

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Roof Overhangs Project Lower Energy Prices

Roof Overhangs Project Lower Energy Prices

Summer is coming upon us swiftly. Soon, if you are in the Northwest U.S., then you will be outdoors enjoying all of the sun you can get. If you are in the Southeast, you will be inside with air conditioning, taking a break from heat and humidity. But regardless of your area, there is one building feature that can aid in summer cooling and winter warming: heavy roof overhangs. Depending on thickness and positioning, big overhangs (or perhaps strategic awnings)…

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