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How to Get a Designer Bedroom on a Shoestring Budget

How to Get a Designer Bedroom on a Shoestring Budget

For a lot of us the decorating process is never really over, I'm sure you'll agree that at least that's how it feels. Our recently purchased upholstered beds make for great centrepieces in our main...

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Loft Conversions: Create Your Own Private Sanctuary

Loft Conversions: Create Your Own Private Sanctuary

Today's household seems to be busier and noisier than ever before with the influx of everything digital. From electronic games to televisions to sound systems, there is never a dull moment and...

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8 Interior Design Blogs to Follow in 2015

8 Interior Design Blogs to Follow in 2015

With 2015 underway undoubtedly the New Year has you thinking about making a few new changes when it comes to your living space or improving its look. Where to get some awesome inspiration? Pay close...

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Fireplace and Fire Pit Burners: Warmth without the Hassle

Fireplace and Fire Pit Burners: Warmth without the Hassle

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If you want to set up an outdoor fire pit and are looking for the right gas burner, there are an excellent range of fire pit burners you can select from. Whatever the size or shape of your fireplace...

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Custom Make your Own 3 Tiered Stand

Custom Make your Own 3 Tiered Stand

I love the idea of old dishes, crystal and silver. I search high and low to find amazing pieces. From rummage sales to thrift stores to free classified ads to hand-me downs, I treasure those vintage...

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John Anthony Drafting & Design

John Anthony Drafting & Design

Thank you for visiting John Anthony Drafting & Design on Fine Home Building.  We are an Arizona architectural design company servicing the areas of Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe...

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Impressive and Efficient Windows​

Impressive and Efficient Windows​

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These large and​ versatile windows are an integral part of the design of this very energy efficient house designed by GO Logic Architects of Belfast, Maine.

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  Where I was on September 11, 2001

Where I was on September 11, 2001

Like most people, it's easy for me to remember where I was and what I was doing on September 11, 2001.

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A Great Great Room

A "Great" Great Room

An exciting great room forms the center of this "X" shaped beachfront house on Cape Cod.

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A Bath Where East Meets West

A Bath Where East Meets West

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An international romance translates into a stunning master bath in Virginia

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

These open-air kitchens showcase some smart ideas for deck, backyard, and even rooftop entertaining.

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Fireplace

Fireplace

A fun project, the photo does not show the smaller right side cabinet.

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Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

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Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project.

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A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed.

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Design snapshot: Shingled swordfish as sea

Design snapshot: Shingled swordfish as sea

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an artful shingle pattern.

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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush.

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Design snapshot: Vestige of Victorian era entry

Design snapshot: Vestige of Victorian era entry

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a pair of striking entry doors.

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Design snapshot: Alley gateway

Design snapshot: Alley gateway

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a gateway that tempts and thwarts our curiosity.

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Design snapshot: Distinctive bay window with a view

Design snapshot: Distinctive bay window with a view

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a corbelled oriel.

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