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This concrete home was designed as ‘expandable’ low-cost housing

A clever approach to addressing a dire need<p>Building housing for a rapidly expanding city can be a nightmare. Ignoring the problem can be even worse. In Batam, Indonesia, architects have come up with a solution to the area’s fast development: a concrete house that can expand over time.<p>With the …

Architecture

Curb Appeal Counts: Three Steps To Increasing Interest In A Property For Sale

In today’s competitive real estate market, first impressions weigh heavily — and that includes the curb appeal potential buyers observe when initially driving up to a property.<p>Three key ingredients that play into the initial visual impact include the front door, the yard and paint colors. In my …

Landscaping

Reston 'WOW' House: Stunning Home With Huge Backyard

WOW House: This five-bedroom home can be yours for $689,900.<p>RESTON, VA -- If outdoor space is your thing, get a load of this huge home in Reston on …

Outdoor Spaces

Yes, Affordable Vintage Rugs Exist (If You Know Where to Look)

Few items can be as transformative as a quality rug—it can cover dated floorboards, imbue a room with instant personality, and visually segment an …

Home Decorating

You’re likely eating tiny chunks of plastic in home-cooked meals

What did you have for dinner last night? Some pasta? Maybe a nice sandwich and a side of chips? A roasted chicken breast? It doesn’t actually matter …

Particles

Break away from the ‘wall of stainless’ by going bold

Walk into any appliance showroom and you’re likely to see an all-too familiar wall of stainless steel refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, and …

Kitchens

Layers of History—and Color—in an Artist Couple’s 1828 Manhattan Townhouse

It’s fitting for an artist who loves “layers of history” to settle down in a building with a storied past. The 1828 Federal-style townhouse was …

Living Rooms

Root Beer Pork Chops Recipe

"These are great for outdoor grilling. Simple and very tasty. The glaze at the end gives them a lot of concentrated flavor."<p>Ingredients<p>4 (1-inch …

Cooking

durable-concrete-polished-floor - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

An In-Depth Guide To Polished Concrete Floors ← Back to article<p>An In-Depth Guide To Polished Concrete …

Home Decorating

Millennials love this new housing community in a forgotten stretch of California thanks to its ultrafast internet and dirt-cheap home prices

California is no paragon of affordability, particularly when it comes to housing.<p>In five California metro areas — including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — the salary needed to qualify for a mortgage to buy a median-priced home is over $100,000 a year.<p>Homeownership in California on a …

Real Estate

Cool Interior Designs Illustrate The Versatility Of A Mezzanine Floor

The idea of having a mezzanine space seems a bit obscure mostly because the mezzanine area is neither a separate floor like all the others nor a …

Interior Design

Interior Designers Share the Best Pendant Lighting for​ ​Kitchens

Considering kitchens are the heart of the home, casting the right light in them is essential. Easier said than done, though, right? And since it's …

Kitchens

10 Ways to Get Your Home Poppin’ With Chartreuse

When decorating to to create a fun and unique abode for yourself, it’s essential that you consider the entire color scheme. Otherwise, you’ll have a …

Home Decorating

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

Hygge

Small city of Oakland looms large in design gems

Snake-oil salesman, famous architect helped create unique suburb in St. Louis County.

St. Louis

casa XI | Ignacio Carbó architect

XI House is a project built up from the cross-section and the concept of promenade architectural<p>The house is entirely organised upon a central …

17 Stir-Fry Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

When you need dinner as fast as possible, there's nothing speedier than a stir-fry. Though all that stirring and frying may sound complicated if …

Healthy Eating

Creamy Cold Coconut Cake

<i>It is a perfect cake for all coconut lovers! You will adore this creamy dessert – especially if you are a fan of the popular Italian cookies:</i> …

Easy Three-Ingredient Spaghetti Carbonara

Easy Spaghetti Carbonara<p>Your pasta fix made easy.<p>February 11, 2018<p>If you're a pasta fanatic like me, sometimes you're in the mood for pasta but the …

Every item on Taco Bell's new $1 menu, ranked from worst to best

With the unveiling of its new $1 $2 $3 Menu, McDonald's fired the first salvo of the second Fast-Food War. But Taco Bell has been quick to respond in kind.<p>Enter the chain's newly expanded dollar value menu.<p>There's a lot of competition among fast-food chains to grab the attention of budget-conscious …

Cooking

Kohler's new smart fixtures make Alexa your bathroom buddy

While Kohler is best known for its classic bathroom fixtures, over the past few year it's released a few high-end smart products, like toilets. But now the company is expanding to the whole bathroom. The brand introduced a new platform at CES, Kohler Konnect, that runs on a new line of products …

Google Assistant

9 Hyper-Efficient Tiny Spaces That Get it Right

(Image credit: Husman Hagberg)<p>Tiny homes and tiny apartments are chock full of amazing ideas for living simply and stylishly no matter how much space …

Genius

See the Stunning Newport Mansion Jay Leno Just Bought for $13.5 Million

Former <i>Tonight Show</i> host Jay Leno has purchased an expansive seaside estate in Newport, R.I., for $13.5 million.<p>Called Seafair on Ocean Drive, the …

'3beirut' by foster + partners is a residential development in lebanon

<b>foster + partners has completed ‘3 beirut’, a sustainable residential and retail development that responds directly to the culture of beirut, …

Merced Manor home, maintaining 1930s-era charm, asks $1.4 million

Comes with built-ins, exposed beams, and recessed ceiling<p>Featuring three beds, two baths, and 2,024 square feet, this fully detached home, located in the small Merced Manor enclave, has been renovated over the years, but still maintains some of its period details.<p>Built in 1936 on the western side …

Real Estate

Former French Laundry Chef Brings Friends Together for Fundraiser

<i>EASTSIDE</i> — Chef Jason McKinney, formerly of <b>French Laundry</b>, will bring his culinary friends together at the Cedar Room on <b>Monday, October 23</b>, for a five-course dinner to raise money for slain chef <b>Shane Whiddon</b>’s family. Chefs on the roster for the evening: McKinney, Ian Cairns (French Laundry alum), …

Charleston

Michigan Park’s seemingly simple, but totally modern rectangular home lowers price to $1.05M

It first landed on the market this past May for $1,125,000<p>For those in search of a home that will wow with a waterfall and a gourmet kitchen, this renovated single-family home in Michigan Park has lowered its price. When it first landed on the market in May 2017, it asked $1,125,000. Now, it’s up …

The Best Home Decor From H&M Home (According to These Designers) — Shop Like a Decorator

Whether in-store or online, any fan of H&M Home will tell you it's their one-stop shop for stylish and inexpensive home decor. However, what they …

Stylish

Upper East Side Townhouse Next to the Guggenheim Asks Almost $30 Million

Currently configured as four apartments, the Manhattan property is primed for a single-family conversion<p>A 19-room townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East …

Before & After: Saying So Long to a Stucco Exterior

The exterior of Erin's home was not only weathered and not particularly stylish, it appeared to be falling apart. They decided to tackle a major …

Stylish