Shutters once had a real function. They were a security measure, a way to close up houses safely at night or when the occupants were away. But they serve no purpose on a modern house. Please don't glue fake shutters to your siding!!!
This is actually a project from a few months ago I forgot to report on. Here's how I chipped out the old vinyl floor, pulled the existing toilet, snapped in the new floor and popped in the replacement all between 8am and 8 pm.
I'm speaking at the MREA Energy Fair, Friday May 15th at 2:30 and 5:30 to spread the good word on green design and remodeling. Here's what I plan to say!
The drywall was hung, taped, and textured and now its ready for me to get on with painting. I have a quick decision to make. Help!
I finally pulled out the tired green wall-to-wall carpet in my living room and revealed ... a lovely warm toned and dense grained hardwood floor underneath. I'm so happy I can't stop rubbing my hands together in glee.
Today, a breakdown of the Midcentury Modern style - both at NASA and at home - in one of my favorite recent movies: Hidden Figures.
The definition of a true MCM kitchen is not the laminate counter tops and pastel appliances. You can recognize a classic ranch kitchen by its layout and by the driving philosophy behind it.
Here's an interesting example of the residential ARCHITECTURE being constructed at the same time as the ranch house was filling the country. Farnswoth house has been called the “reducio ad absurdum of the notion of a dwelling.”
A little insight into my ranch's inception. It, along with some 300 other local homes, was built in 1952 by a local contractor. Today, I find out a little more.
You can remodel your home and substantially increase your living area without adding on a single square foot! Staying within your existing footprint is easier, cheaper and more sustainable.