Author: Fattle

Artful Stairs: Pairing in Steel

Stairs are among those components in a house that allow architects to truly flex their style muscles. When many pieces of a stair are standardized — both the height and length of risers and treads, railing heights, and the openness of guardrails — numerous factors allow for intriguing surfaces and construction details. One means of […]

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Items Glam and Go Glossy

For a complex upgrade that will not break the bank, consider introducing high-gloss paint to your interiors. Anything from a coffee table for your walls will encounter an instantaneous transformation under the guise of the shiny and chic option — and with the right prep, a little patience and a free weekend, you may even […]

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Capes Across America

Cape Cod houses are available across America in diverse variations to match differing climates and norms. This is because the Cape is, in its spirit, the one house style that conjures for us dreams of beachfront vacations, flower gardens, white picket fences and a simpler, more relaxed lifestyle. Historically, the Cape Cod house started as […]

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Guest Groups: Dreaming of a Casual Summer Cottage

With the Fourth of July round the corner, I would wager that summer cabin daydreams are hitting their annual peak. In this ideabook, I piled up a couple of summery pieces which would be essential for my fanciful shack by the sea — believe twists on tradition with weathered wood and sailor stripes, salvaged materials […]

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Thanks, Steve: Apple-Inspired Design at Home

Losing Steve Jobs got me to thinking about just how important Apple is to those who love layout. From the first Macintosh to the iPod, iPhone, iPad and iconic Apple Stores, Apple has led the way. And not only in engineering, but in producing wonderful, user-friendly, holistically constructed objects. Who can forget that legendary “1984” […]

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The Rachel Zoe Project Is Back

I’m just going to admit it. I cannot WAIT for Season 4 of The Rachel Zoe Project to air tonight. Though her grossly exaggerated Valley Girl accent can be bothersome, Zoe can make unparalleled drama around a missing earring, an Oscar-dress hem or even a kit overlooking boob tape. She reacts to a lost FedEx […]

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How to Clean Brick and Concrete with a Pressure Washer

Like most homeowners, you probably take great pride in your hardscapes for the convenience they provide. When properly maintained on a regular basis, a hardscape can literally last you for decades, but aggressive cleaning methods can compromise its quality and reduce its lifespan. Luckily for you, we’ve got some helpful tips on how to clean […]

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The best way to Clean a Glass Cook Top Which Is Discolored

Glass cooktops offer a sleek surface that allows for fast clean up and heats. Spills and meals left to sit can cause glass. Heat in the burners make cleaning difficult and can burn off the foods on the area. Cleaners are specifically formulated to eliminate remove difficult stains without damaging or scratching the glass cook […]

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Patching Up a Concrete Floor

Holes and cracks in cement are very common. They can be caused by a number of factors but even then, the most important thing is to know how to patch up the concrete. Fixing cracks or holes in the cement floor is often more complicated than just pouring wet cement and flattening out the surface. […]

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The best way to Cut Lettuce Therefore It Keeps Growing

Leaf lettuce grows well in climates with cool-weather, especially in home gardens. Lettuce can be usually grown by cool locations all the year. Fall planting and spring is most useful for hotter inland locations with warm summer temperatures. As the leaves develop independently in the crown, leaf lettuce is effective with the cut-and-come-again approach. While […]

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