Innovative Screens Add Architectural Wonder on 3 Modern Homes

Innovative Screens Add Architectural Wonder on 3 Modern Homes

Formerly I’ve looked at louvers and wood slats as devices for controlling sun and adding texture to an exterior. Screens can also be a strong formal gesture, giving a home an aspect of beauty while also filtering sun. The three…

Fantastic Design Plant: California Poppy

Fantastic Design Plant: California Poppy

Even though California wildflowers are alarmingly threatened in their natural habitats, a number of them function beautifully — if quirkily — in house gardens. In fact, the wildflower that’s easiest to grow can also be the best understood and the…

Southeast Gardener's November Checklist

Southeast Gardener's November Checklist

Fall is an excellent time to be in the garden. Soon enough there will be a killing frost; after that happens, it is time to re examine your garden into bed for the winter. Our first frost date is inconsistent…

How to Design an Accessible Shower

How to Design an Accessible Shower

When designing a bathtub for someone in his or her golden years, remember this person may have poor vision, mobility or balance. A caregiver or partner might require room to aid with the bathing process, thus a shower space ought…

Great Design Plant: Milkweed

Great Design Plant: Milkweed

One of the perennials to get in your garden is milkweed. I know that when most men and women hear the name, they cringe, grimace or turn up their nose, stating, “But isn’t that a weed?” No, not actually. And…

8 Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes

8 Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes

If you like the design of your current kitchen and your cabinets are in great shape, painting them may be a smart thing to do. Another budget-friendly route would be to buy and install new cabinet boxes (or “carcasses,” as…

Great Lakes Gardener's August Checklist

Great Lakes Gardener's August Checklist

August has arrived, the last gasp of summer. It’s a fantastic time to initiate a job, admire the best of the late-summer garden and revel in the bounty of the harvest. It’s too soon for fall planting of perennials and…

Save Money on Home Staging and Still Sell Quicker

Save Money on Home Staging and Still Sell Quicker

Getting resourceful and frugal does not merely apply to interior design. When staging a house to sell, be cautious about spending cash. A lot of people spend their cash in all the wrong places, when consulting with a fantastic Home…

Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'

Easy Green: Discover the Appeal of 'Ecovillages'

“Ecovillages” — communities specializing in green living — are springing up in rural, urban and suburban areas around the world. While these communities are really varied, all of them aim to produce sustainable practices an integrated part of daily life…

Renovated Dude Ranch in Wyoming

Renovated Dude Ranch in Wyoming

Quick Canyon Ranch, the Escape home of Clint and Becky Pickrel, is perched on the so-called “Border of Earth” in the Bottom of Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. The calmness in their little bit of heaven is so palpable that the…