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Everything Is Awful So Let's All Escape To This Treehouse For Grown-Ups

Can we spend the next four years here?<p>The architecture firm Snøhetta has built a cabin in the woods of Northern Sweden. The coolest part? It's built into the trees themselves, acting like a treehouse for grownups—and a getaway from the world.<p>The two-bedroom cabin is part of the renowned Treehotel, …

House Design

This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …

Houses

14 Tips For Incorporating Shiplap Into your Home

Farmhouse style decorating has been on the rise ever since the beginning of HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. Hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, take houses from …

Interior Design

Wet basement? Try these cost-effective solutions before calling a contractor.

Wet basement? Thinking about calling a basement waterproofing contractor? Stop.<p>Many contractors will propose the installation of expensive interior drainage systems — even if you don’t need one — when most moisture problems can be solved through less expensive means. You’re more likely to get good …

Home Improvement

Gardening 101: String of Pearls

String of Pearls, <i>Senecio rowleyanus</i>: “Quirky Elegance”<p>The succulent String of Pearls, with its small green bubbles along a slender stem, recalls the plastic pop-apart beads of childhood dress-up bins. It can’t help its quirkiness. Read on for everything you need to know about this slightly offbeat …

Gardening

How To Decorate Your Space In 5 Layers

Ever wondered how to decorate your space like an interior designer would? We're lucky to work with many fabulously talented designers in our offices and we asked one of our favorites, Caitlin McBride, to give us her professional insider tips on decorating a space, using one of her recent living …

Home Decorating

At $250 million, newly listed Bel-Air mega-mansion is the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.

Los Angeles is now home to the most expensive house for sale in the country: a $250-million mega-mansion.<p>Just how lavish is the Bel-Air property, which hit the market Wednesday? It’s got four levels, 38,000 square feet of interiors, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, an infinity pool with a …

Luxury Homes

7 home improvement projects to try this year

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Home Improvement

DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Do you love the contemporary look and feel of floating shelves…but feel intimidated by tackling such a project yourself? I want to let you in on a …

Woodworking

Lima Residence

LIMA Residence - A series of connected folding roof and wall planes clad in metal were strategically positioned to accentuate views of the canyon below and mountains beyond. At points the folded walls lift up revealing poured-in-place concrete walls that enclose much of the first floor spaces. …

Architecture

Kekkila Garden Shed

Combining a garden shed and a greenhouse, the Kekkila Garden Shed offers a visually pleasing workspace for the at-home gardner. The prefabricated …

House Design

Kelly Residence

Kelly Residence - Sustainable design is at the heart of this house without being overtly expressed in the external aesthetic. The house is designed with photovoltaic cells hidden on the roof, grey water reclamation, artificial lawn, and rain-screen façades to help thermal stability, as well as …

House Design

18 Of The Most Luxurious And Expensive Places To Stay In Scotland

In case you win the lottery or have a spare grand just lying around.<p>1. This amazing Loch-side retreat, perfect for a bibliophile.<p>It has eight bedrooms, an incredible library and breathtaking views.<p>A week here would cost you £2595-3995.<p>2. These stunning cottages overlooking the dramatic Glen Lichd …

Scotland

Cozy industrial loft conversion in Pilsen rents for $1,950

There’s a lot to like about this interesting loft space<p>If you’ve been seriously considering taking the trigger on an industrial loft but you’re still not 100% certain that it’s the type of home you’d like to buy, here’s a fully furnished loft in Pilsen that you can rent in the meanwhile to give the …

Houses

This impressive treetop hotel by Snøhetta ‘floats' above a forest floor

With a suspended net terrace for star-gazing<p>This treetop hotel is not your ordinary treehouse. Located in Harads in northern Sweden, the impressive 55-square-meter (592 square feet) space appears to float ten meters (approximately 33 feet) above the forest floor and camouflages itself within the …

Architecture

These small but beautiful homes prove just how impressive a tiny living space can be

They're little but perfectly formed.<p><b>Living spaces can be tight for many of us, but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of a tiny …

Interior Design

Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app

Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some …

Home Theater

Nate Berkus Warns Parents About the Dangers of Glass Tables

He would know: His 18-month-old daughter accidentally shattered his coffee table.<p>Even though glass tables are sleek and stylish, celebrity designer Nate Berkus has banned them from his home. Why? His 18-month-old daughter, Poppy, was involved in a shocking incident where the surface on their family …

IKEA

Follow the Department of Energy's DIY Projects to Reduce Energy Usage In Your Home

If you own your home, there are lots of little ways you can improve your house for long-term energy savings that cut down your utility bills. The …

Home Improvement

Modern Carroll Gardens penthouse asks $2.375M

The expansive condo features three bedrooms and a generous amount of outdoor space<p>Who says you have to look to Manhattan to find a modern duplex that’s truly one-of-a-kind? In Carroll Gardens, an unconventional condo with three bedrooms and two bathrooms boasts plenty of unique characteristics with …

Houses

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

Over the past year, the Amazon Echo has taken the world of smart home tech by storm. In November, Google finally released its long-awaited competitor.<p>The Google Home is a $130 smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. This clever bit of …

Google

In the kitchen: Rethinking potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I’ve really enjoyed the winter weather we’ve been experiencing in Southern California lately. It’s given me a chance to focus on the indoor projects that have been piling up: cleaning out closets, sorting through old cookbooks and replacing my faucet aerators and shower …

Home Decorating

How to Create a Cozy, Hygge-Friendly Bedroom for Winter

How to Create a Cozy, Hygge-Friendly Bedroom for WinterBaby, it's cold outside. Here's how to make sure your sleeping quarters feel warm and personal when the temperature dropsWhen the mercury begins to drop and the winter months set in, there's nothing like retreating to a cocoonlike bedroom that …

Interior Design

Beautifully preserved midcentury home in Florida asks $1.4M

It was designed in 1952 by Jack West<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> Sarasota, Florida<p><b>Price:</b> $1,395,000<p>This beautifully preserved midcentury …

Houses

Why all this rain can be bad for gardening

In the face of all this rain, California gardeners may be tempted to plant in the soft, damp soil following years of drought.<p>Experts advise against it, however, as digging in overly wet soil can lead to “compaction,” a condition where water access and root growth are restricted. And that means your …

Gardening

Why shouldn't fish get to enjoy the sights, too?

Fish take in the world with inverted aquarium.<p>There's nothing like taking in the nature constructed around a garden pond. It's a soothing spot for …

Lifestyle

Quickly find a lost Roku remote with this trick

Everyone knows the frustration of misplacing a remote. When all you want to do is relax and binge-watch your favorite show, first you've got to set off on a top-to-bottom sweep of the room or house until you (hopefully) find it under the couch or in between the cushions.<p>If you happen to misplace …

Home Theater

How to use Single Sign-On to watch pay-TV on your iPad

Back at WWDC last June Apple announced a major update to Apple TV that leaned heavily on the use of Siri for search in addition to features like Live tune-in and the ability to manage Home Kit accessories. They also revealed a new single sign-on capability that allowed customers in the US to …

Home Theater

Sonoma Spa Retreat

This retreat space was created as a private exercise, meditation and relaxation studio for a businessman and his family. Topography, orientation and relationship to landscape were all considered in the choreography of experience that heightens one’s sense of discovery, accentuates privacy and …

Architecture

The Most Expensive Home in the Country Hits the Market for $250 Million—See Photos

Take a look inside the most expensive home in the United States, which comes equipped with a movie theater, bowling alley, and $30 million worth of cars.

Real Estate