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Life in a household with kids often centers around homework, food and play. So when a Toronto family hired architect Mary Tremain, of Plant Architect, to extend the back of their house, they asked her for an addition that would bring all of these activities...
Design Workshop: Smart Ways to Store Wood Outdoors
Shorter days and cooler nights are a reminder of how much I look forward to the fall, but also that winter isn’t far away. I watch the hard frost creep closer my studio here on the East Coast with each day, and I realize that it’s probably time to...
Hidden in Plain Sight: 10 Cleverly Closeted Home Spaces
Everybody loves a good closet, a place where you can shut a door to conceal clutter in one fell swoop. In that spirit, forward-thinking designers and homeowners have learned the advantage of tucking all kinds of living spaces — home offices, laundry...
Objects of Desire: File These Secretary Desks Under ‘Gorgeous’
When I think of a secretary desk, I think of my dad’s home office while I was growing up. When my dad needed to work, his antique mahogany secretary became an elegant place from which to telecommute. But when my parents entertained, it was closed to...
Folding Designs Make the Most of Your Space
Remember folding tables? Many of us grew up with one in our homes. It had a simple design: Its two leaves could collapse down, leaving just a narrow central worktop, with legs neatly stowed beneath. When folded up, it left masses of space free, but could...
15 Fun Organizing Ideas for Fashionistas
It’s time for fall shopping, and you know what that means: Look out, closet; there’s a whole lot of new stuff coming your way! Here are 15 creative ways to max out your storage options and create eye-catching displays for everything in your wardrobe....
Get More From Your Bed (Storage, for Starters)
When choosing a bed, most people are concerned with comfort, size and looks. But storage is another thing to think about. Yes, many beds now provide space in headboards, in footboards and even beneath the bed (drawers, anyone?) in which you can display...
Houzz Tour: Lofty Ambitions Transform a Manhattan Apartment
Brendan Crane was looking for a place to call his own in Manhattan, but each apartment he visited fell below his expectations or above his budget. “I had a hard time finding an apartment that I felt was worth the cost...
Build a Better Bedroom: Inspiring Walk-in Closets
A cramped closet stuffed with a thicket of shirts, skirts and trousers makes dressing a struggle and leaves clothes crumpled and damaged. Which is why so many of us would love a walk-in closet. The last word in style in the clothes storage world, these...
15 Ways to Enhance Your Cabinets With Grilles
For those who love the idea of clear glass cabinet doors but don’t think their china, books and objects are ready for their close-ups, a grille can be the answer. The metal mesh material allows for peeks through cabinet doors, which adds depth...
8 Beautiful Ideas for Floating Shelves
Floating shelves — those that attach to the wall without visible brackets — are sleek, chic and so versatile. From filling a tricky nook to customizing a workspace, floating shelves are an underrated workhorse all around the house. Here are eight...
Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home
This house should restore your faith in the printed word. To accommodate his clients’ love of reading in their new home remodel, architect John DeForest took a detailed inventory of every book on every shelf, table and mantel inside the couple’s former...
4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great
A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we...
Houzz Tour: Clever Storage Ideas From a Manhattan Duplex
Creative storage is an art form that takes a calculated approach to hiding things and still having them be accessible. Architectural designers at raad studio struck the right balance with custom...
Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage
Surprisingly, common garage dimensions have remained roughly the same since the Ford Model T began the obsession with the automobile about a hundred years ago. The T’s 134-inch length, a little more than 11 feet, is considerably shorter than the average...
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