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21 Cheap Closet Updates You Can DIY

Contrary to what you may believe, it’s NOT impossible to get more storage space out of your closet. These simple, inexpensive DIY updates will do …

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A Major Restoration Rescued This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium

A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien Engels.<p>When Simon Mason first saw his future home in the Belgian hamlet of Elewijt, near Brussels, he thought all it needed were some modern electrical outlets, maybe a new …

The Best Espresso Machine, Grinder, and Accessories for Beginners

<i>This post</i> <i>was published in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>, the site devoted to finding the best gear and gadgets. Every product is independently selected</i> …

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40 Laundry Room Cabinets To Make This House Chore So Much Easier

40 Laundry Room Cabinets To Make This House Chore So Much Easier ← Back to article<p>Sweet laundry room designNext<p>BACK TO ARTICLE:

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Bourbon Street Rib-Eye Steak Recipe

"After eating this style of steak in a restaurant a few times, I worked on making my own marinade. The results are tender and do not have an …

How To: Make Your Own Track Saw

If you watch any quantity of maker videos on <i>YouTube</i>, you know that track saws are all the rage these days. What is a track saw? It it sort of a portable table saw. It is a saw that includes guide track that gets clamped down to your workpiece and then a circular saw runs along the track to make …

12 Fresh New Front Door Colors to Welcome You Home

We love the look of a colorful front door to welcome guests into our home. Perhaps our front door is like our home’s jewelry — adding a little …

Expert Guide for Choosing the Right Caulk for Any Job

Admit it. You’ve been one of the lost souls standing in the caulk aisle, staring dumbfounded at the magnitude of caulk choices. This article will …

12 Ways to Turn Your Patio into a Mid-Century Modern Oasis

My $3500 Tiny House, Explained

Meet “Timothy”, the new tinyhouse-style conference room at MMM HQ.One of the nicest new trends of recent years is really the revival and rebranding …

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Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks

Starlight Village, a new housing community in Leander, Texas, offers eight models that combine midcentury flair with modern convenience.<p>"Inspired by the Space Race and growing up in Air Force base housing, my husband, Michael, and I dreamed up a neighborhood built entirely of midcentury modern …

Whitewash Fireplace DIY

Whitewash Fireplace DIY TIPS• Use real whitewash, not paint - paint is for losers<br>• Real whitewash is hydrated lime and salt - SEE RECIPE below<br>• Do a test …

How to Make Popular Cocktails | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mike Hagan, a bartender and a recent feature in our So You Want My Job series.</i><p>There’s been a trend lately to …

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The 8 Best First Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

There are essentially two categories of first dates.<p>There are first dates with people you’ve never seen in the flesh, nor probably talked to on the …

Stylish Ways To Decorate With Modern Bathroom Vanities

Stylish Ways To Decorate With Modern Bathroom Vanities ← Back to article<p>Floating wood vanity with a mid century flairNext<p>BACK TO ARTICLE:

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Setting up a (Real World) Workshop

I’m in the final stages of setting up a new workshop in Covington., Ky. It’s my seventh (!!) workshop. I could probably write a book on the process, …

Midcentury modern charmer wants $799K

Updated just enough<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Princeton, New Jersey<p><b>Price:</b> $799,000<p>Although its year of origin is unknown, it’s safe to say …

Sunnyvale Eichler Remodel

Sunnyvale, California<p>My Sunnyvale Eichler feels like being on vacation while at home. Entranced with a friend's Eichler home, I set out to find one of my own in 2012. I was very fortunate to find a home wonderful layout and in original condition, and everything was replaced - windows, floors, …

Tour A Mid-Century Modern Home In California With Its Own Perfumery

How do you display 400+ perfumes? With custom shelves and loving care, of course.<p>In his San Francisco loft, Dan Rolleri kept his perfume collection hidden away in a back room where the bottles filled two metal cabinets and overflowed onto a nearby desk.<p>When guests visited, Rolleri says, “I didn’t …

Dinner Date at Home: How to Plan a Romantic Dinner Date | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mike Fisher, a classically trained chef and consummate bachelor.</i><p>There’s nothing more romantic than a dinner …

Sweet backyard studio packs loads of amenities into 312 square feet

Granny flat inspiration ahead<p>As U.S. cities hurt for housing, accessory dwelling units—also known as granny flats—are becoming an ever more appealing option. If you’re thinking of building a backyard home, consider following the example of this lovely Sydney studio from architect Ulrika Saar. The …

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How to Joint Two Boards at Once with Your Router

You can use a router to joint two boards at once. This is a really handy trick if you don’t have a long-bed jointer or you don’t have a jointer at …

Teeny Tiny House Packs a Ton of Style Into a Small Space

If you love the woods and solitude but aren't totally sold on the idea of roughing it, or are looking for an unconventional guest room option, this …

Don’t Glue Anything Without This Handy Reference Chart

For years I wondered why all my beautiful small-scale models kept falling apart. I underestimated the most important factor: adhesive. You can glue almost everything with super glue — but some materials just won’t stay together. Is it possible to glue rubber to glass? Will plastic stick to wood? …

70s Kitchen & Living Room Goes Modern Geometric

Seattle, Washington<p>When this stylish family moved into their dated, Ballard home, a remodel was quick to ensue. One of the homeowners, being an architect herself, created reimagined versions of the two most-used spaces. The updates would bring the home out of the 70s and into a new era without shag …

20 kitchen design trends for 2018 you need to know about

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All Of The Residents In This Connecticut Town Were Just Made Scottish Lords And Ladies

And here's how you can lock down a title of your own.<p>If the tumultuous flurry of royal wedding news has you dreaming of an ennobled existence of your own, it might be time to pick up stakes and move to Scotland — the town of Scotland, CT that is.<p>Typically, it's not easy for folks in the USA to come …

Baby Ruth

Austin, Texas<p>Our Midcentury styled 450 SF Accessory Structure took us 4 short months to complete. Baby Ruth sports a full bath, polished concrete floors, encaustic cement tile, clawfoot tub, cedar ceilings, metal roof HVAC, and midcentury gems. Located on Ruth Ave in Crestview neighborhood in …

How to Use a Chronograph and Tachymeter on a Wristwatch | The Art of Manliness

In our guide to men’s wristwatches, we discussed “complications” — the various extra features on a watch that go beyond just telling time. Two of the …

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Adjustable Taper Jig for Table Saw - Cheap and Easy!