Author: Fattle

How to Rent Your Downstairs Apartment

It’s becoming more common to observe that a garage or first floor of a home turned into an apartment for lease income. These types of flats are often called in-law units, named after a location for your own mother-in-law to stay when visiting. Usually an in-law unit is a studio or one bedroom that has […]

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How Many Kitchen Recessed Lights Do I Need?

When calculating the amount of recessed lighting fixtures you require, you need to take into consideration the square footage to be illuminated and the angle of the light pattern projected by each fixture, which depends on the type of bulbs you are using. The height of the ceiling is a third variable, but you can […]

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How Soon to Plant After Tilling?

Tilling turns and mixes the soil to aerate it, improve drainage and also make it simpler to plant in. Tilling can also free buried weed seeds and also disrupt the delicate balance of microorganisms that keep the nutrients in the soil. When to till your garden is located in part on the number of months […]

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DIY Vintage Kitchen Decor

The small things make the biggest difference in a customized vintage kitchen. An authentic vintage kitchen, over time, would inherit accents, accessories and fixes which were distinctive and one-of-a-kind. Make your very own clever decor items — which each have an individual postage — using cast-offs, recycled cookware and unexpected juxtapositions to function functional as […]

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Antique Sewing Machines: Tailor Made for Nostalgic Decor

My maternal grandmother, Nana, would have been 100 years old this season if she had been still with us. She was a master carpeting sewer before the late 1960s. A few years after retiring from the trade, she began having grandchildren, and her lifelong sewing skills were transferred into an yearly tradition of making us […]

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Championing the Solar House

Based on author and teacher Anthony Denzer, a solar house — one which deliberately utilizes the energy of sunlight for heating spaces — is often considered as a product of the 1970s: “An eccentrically shaped structure using oversized sloped glass walls and also diagonal bamboo siding … an earth berm … a Volkswagen van neighboring” […]

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Portrait of a Terribly Good Neighbor

Years ago my friend Billy called me, distressed. It was summertime, and he had been feeling overwhelmed trying to take care of his lawn and gardens. Billy had been a homeowner for only a year and had been looking forward to planting heirloom tomatoes, herbs and cherry trees in the large plot the prior owner […]

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The Way to Decide on a Kitchen Backsplash That Wows

A kitchen’s backsplash functions similar to jewelry. Simple or snazzy, it may bring a whole look together; the ideal backsplash helps your kitchen reach its potential. Our comprehensive guides, rounded here, will be able to help you discover the backsplash material and colour that fit along with your kitchen’s look, your cleaning style and budget. […]

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Bathed in Color

There is a reason so many baths in high-end restaurants have reddish walls — it is a flattering colour for all skin tones. The proprietor might be expecting that looking good in the bathroom mirror means you are going to feel good about frequenting the institution. But red can be a tricky colour to pull […]

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Watch Pritzker Prize

The Hyatt Foundation has Given the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize to Toyo Ito, 71, of Japan. Ito has created some of the most outstanding buildings of the past few decades, and because the tsunami in 2011 he has been overtly concerned with diplomatic efforts within his own country. He’s the sixth architect from Japan to […]

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