Michelle Butchko

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10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

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A Case For Painting Interior Doors A Crazy Color

If you found painting your front door a bold hue to be a thrilling step outside of your comfort zone, then, why not continue the streak inside.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior design by Maureen Footer.<p>Interior design by Richard Bories & James Shearron.<p>Interior design by Miles Redd.<p>Interior …

Interior Design

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10 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Your Bookshelf

Yes they look great standing upright, filled with books. But they can do so much more.<p>Try these inspired design ideas to make the most of your bookshelves.

The Smallest Homes Money Can Buy

Minimalist living at its finest.<p>These minimalist houses might make you act on your dream of living with less stuff. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Washington State

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

Cleaning

Summer Bathroom Style: Modern Seasonal Decor Ideas

There’s nothing I love more than finding ways to create a relaxing vibe at home. And there’s no place that can facilitate a spa-style feel quite like …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

Home Decorating

Hedge Fun: At Home with Garden Designer Deborah Nevins

Every gardener has a signature, and Deborah Nevins’s is the monumental hedge. Her NYC-based landscape design firm Deborah Nevins & Associates deploys …

Landscaping

Transforming Home Features Three 90-Degree Rotating Rooms

In Tehran, this majestic and highly unusual house boasts too many luxurious elements to detail. But undoubtedly some of the most visible and enviable …

Architecture

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10 Creative Instagram Accounts to Follow

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the internet, it’s that every new platform provides a brand new chance to discover amazing artists. These …

Can't Buy Happiness: 5 Simple Ways to Turn Any House Into a Home You Love --> http://on.apttherapy.com/Ok7bgV What's the difference between a house and a home? A house is a structure you live in that provides for your basic needs and safety. A home is a place that provides you mental and emotional support, a place you look forward to being in to get away from the outside world.

Gardening 101: Lavender

Lavender; <i>Lavandula:</i> “The Practical Feminist”<p>Alice Walker once wrote that “womanist is to feminist as lavender is to purple.” As the Pulitzer …

Feminism

Articles about simple concrete and steel fire pit oakland on Dwell.com - Dwell

A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.<p>Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>A cross-hatch covering adds …

A 16th-Century French Countryside Estate

A dilapidated French estate is restored.<p>When renowned conductor William Christie purchased this 16th-century house in the French countryside, it was in ruins. After orchestrating the revival of the dilapidated estate, the result is a grand 15-room house restored with original details, from the …

Interior Design

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

3 Very Effective Ways to Spend 10 Spare Minutes

It's summer, and life should be easy. Here is Fay Wolf's video tip on the top three BULKY items you can declutter... in just ten minutes each.<p><b>• The</b> …

Nude Portraits, Silk Walls, and More Small Space Tips You've Never Heard Before

Interior Design

10 Outdoor Showers You Have To See To Believe

Modesty is overrated.<p>Rinse off under the sun (or the stars!) in one of these open-air bathrooms. You may not have one in your house yet, but if you can dream it, you can do it. Future dream house goals.

Wine Tasting

Why Matching Doesn't Matter

Rooms that prove confidence overrides all decorating rules.<p>Interior design by Rodman Primack. Photography by Manu Foto, courtesy of Rizzoli.<p>Developing your home's personality can be intimidating and overwhelming: <i>Does this go with this? Can I commit to this wall color? Will this be a forever piece</i> …

Interior Design

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Rolling furniture turns Kapitaal offices into a design store

Plywood display units roll out from the walls to transform this Utrecht business incubator into a shop (+ slideshow).<p>ZakenMaker, Studio Toon Welling …

Garden Visit: Starry Nights and String Lights in Northern California

When Marni Leis moved to Northern California 30 years ago, she experienced culture shock, at least when it came to the local architecture. Mill …

Landscaping