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  • Bathroom of the Week: Wood Walls Warm Up an Eclectic Master Bath (11 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-21 17:13:02 by: bossgate

    When bathroom designer Michelle Fee decided it was time to remodel the master bath in her 1980s Atlanta home, it turned out to be way more complicated than designing someone else’s bathroom. “I’ve seen everything, so I kept thinking, ‘What do I choose?’ ” Fee says.First she got stuck ...

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  • Houzzer Profile: Amit Slowo, Ivy Product Manager

    Posted 2019-05-21 16:00:06 by: bossgate

    Learn more about Ivy's newest tool for interior designers, Room Boards, and the team behind it in our latest Houzzer ...

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  • My Houzz: A Chef’s Kitchen Renovation in Wine Country (32 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-21 13:00:22 by: bossgate

    Photos by Kitchen and Office at a Glance - Who lives here: Amy and Rocky Vogler, their 6-year-old daughter and their Labrador mix - Location: Kenwood, California - Size: New kitchen: 320 square feet (30 square meters); new office: 280 square feet (26 square meters); total home: 1,500 square feet (139 square meters); two bedrooms, two bathsThis kitchen in Kenwood, California, was a long time coming for cooking professional Amy Vogler. She and her husband, Rocky, lived in the 1970s-era house for more than 10 years before deciding to flip the locations of the kitchen and family room. Since moving into the house in 2007, the couple had done a lot of work to modernize the home before tackling the kitchen. “It definitely had a lot of that ’70s, ’80s look — bold wallpaper, carpet,” Amy says.Amy, of , develops, tests and writes recipes for cookbooks and is also a producer on video and television projects, cooking apps and websites. The previous kitchen and adjacent workspace were cramped, and storage space was minimal. Amy and Rocky worked with architect Malcolm Yuill-Thornton on preliminary designs and drawings. They hired contractor for construction work and for painting. Local pro Rhyne Design Cabinets did the custom cabinetry. Rocky, a civil engineer and former carpenter, did a lot of the work ...

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  • Highest-Rated White and Gray Vanities (139 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-21 12:00:13 by: bossgate

    With all the sizes and styles of vanities and sinks available, I'd think I could find a double sink vanity that measures 54" wide, in order to replace all the custom made 54" vanities in my neighborhood. But I can't find anything. I don't want to ...

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  • 4 Porch Makeovers That Dramatically Transform Their Homes (12 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-21 11:00:26 by: bossgate

    A welcoming and well-designed porch extends your home’s living space and creates an attractive view for visitors and homeowners alike. The following four porch makeovers show the impact a porch makes on the appearance of the home, from a closed-off screened porch turned open entry to a dark front ...

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  • The Right Height for Your Bathroom Sinks, Mirrors and More (11 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-21 10:00:24 by: bossgate

    A bathroom layout is mostly a pretty easy decision. If the plumbing is already in place and you’re using standard-size pieces, like a typical 60-inch bathtub, there aren’t a whole lot of options for rearranging that floor plan. However, when bringing your dream design into the real world, you have ...

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  • 10 Container Gardens That Mix Edible and Ornamental Plants (11 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-20 13:00:23 by: bossgate

    Having limited space for potted plants doesn’t mean you need to give up flowers in order to grow tasty tomatoes or a pot of herbs. Ornamental plants in potted edible displays not only look beautiful but can also attract pollinators and, in the case of marigolds, ward off pests. Take a look at these ...

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  • Dallas Boy’s Bedroom Infused With Vibrant Color (4 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-20 12:05:07 by: bossgate

    Johnston Larkin added built-in bookshelves on both sides of the window for storage, and also to have display place for the boy’s favorite books, trophies and knickknacks. “The great thing about designing a kids’ room is that they already have so many accessories that they want to show off,” the designer says. “I just help them curate their selection.”The walls behind the shelves are covered in a blue-and-white wallpaper with a weave pattern. The cabinet doors below have an Art Deco design and brass pulls that pop against the green ...

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  • 8 Steps to Surviving a Kitchen Remodel (9 photos)

    Posted 2019-05-20 11:00:22 by: bossgate

    Congratulations — the kitchen remodeling job you’ve planned for months is finally ready to begin! Now comes the hard part: making do without a fully functioning kitchen for the duration. There’s no escaping the inconvenience, but with some smart planning, it doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your ...

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