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Day: October 13, 2020


9 Things To Consider When Building a Vacation Home by the Beach

The sand, the sun, the sound of waves lapping against the shore—when you are living by the beach, life is good! As amazing as it all sounds, there are many things to consider if you are thinking of building a vacation home by the beach.While the location, safety factors, proximity to the beach, and accessibility can be easily fixed, it's finalizing the house plan that can feel like a Sisyphean task. Your plan outlines the complete structure of the home from the foundation to the entire interior layout. It is the "map" or the complete resource your builder has for the entire building project -- making it all the more important to get it right!With over 30K+ house plans created by over 200 design experts and architects, Architectural Designs is an excellent place to find the perfect plan for...

How to Store Plates in a Drawer, Plus 11 Other Kitchen Organization Ideas

Photography by Aaron BengocheaThere’s more to kitchen organization than stowing items away behind closed cabinet doors, clearing the countertop of bulky appliances, or divvying up your utensils into little dividers. As much as we love magnetic knife racks, labeled spice jars, and lazy Susans, these products aren’t necessarily a guarantee that your kitchen will be hardworking. If you really want to set your space up for success, you’ll have to look beyond the cupboards into all the nooks and crannies where clutter tends to gather: the pantry shelves, the back of the sink base cabinet, the corner of the island. Keeping this holistic view in mind, we gathered 12 ideas that make for a truly clutter-free kitchen.  Photography by Amy Carroll; Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel...

Ori robotic furniture offers new sofa edition of Cloud Bed

The sofa edition of Ori’s Cloud Bed is shown here in both the descended bed position and the ascended living room position. BOSTON – Ori, the robotic furniture system that moves to save space, has launched a sofa edition of its Cloud Bed that’s now available throughout North America. “The launch of the sofa edition comes at a time when people are spending more time in cramped apartments, and multifamily property owners are looking for ways to optimize and improve the utility, usability and flexibility of each square foot,” said Hasier Larrea, founder and CEO of Ori. “Adding the Cloud Bed to our Ori colle...

The return of warm, earthy browns is among fall decor trends | Home & Garden

Don't overdo brown, she warns, but blend it with modern materials like marble for beautiful juxtapositions."Bringing it in with light woods, leathers and other natural materials can help make a space feel timeless," Jimenez says.Melissa Morgan of M Interiors in San Antonio, Texas, thinks brown's rebirth is "a reaction to years of very light, tonal interiors. Clients are looking for warmth and sanctuary in their homes more than ever."Lighter, yellowish browns, like caramel, often works well in leather."In upholstery, we consider saddle leather to be a form of brown that's like a trusty pair of blue jeans - it goes with everything," said Chicago designer Brynn Olson.Soft browns and caramels are also appearing in pillows, lamps and drapes. Caning is on trend too, said Amy Leferink of Interior...