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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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Design snapshot: Understated classical entry

Design snapshot: Understated classical entry

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a photogenic treat.

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Design snapshot: An entry door with a touch of mystery

Design snapshot: An entry door with a touch of mystery

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a beguiling "Design snapshot" detail.

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Design snapshot: Brick-paving pointers

Design snapshot: Brick-paving pointers

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of brick underfoot

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Design snapshot: Victorian dormer

Design snapshot: Victorian dormer

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a rooftop jewel.

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Design snapshot: Romantic cottage and garden

Design snapshot: Romantic cottage and garden

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a storybook-like scene.

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Design snapshot: Chimney tale

Design snapshot: Chimney tale

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an exuberant chimney.

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Design snapshot: Entry-porch essentials

Design snapshot: Entry-porch essentials

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of an integral entry porch.

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Design snapshot: A roof-type reverie

Design snapshot: A roof-type reverie

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a hipped gable.

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