Month: September 2018

Houzz Tour: Ingenious Garage Makeover at Bordeaux

Houzz Tour: Ingenious Garage Makeover at Bordeaux

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When your budget’s tight, you get creative when searching for a new home. A house that was modern was wanted by french photographer Jérémie Buchholtz but did not want to break the bank. When he discovered an old garage available near downtown Bordeaux, France, Buchholtz pounced on it and recruited design firm FABRE/deMARIEN to see […]

Design School: Embrace Repetition

Design School: Embrace Repetition

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Repetition is a traditional layout strategy that can take the mundane to fantastic and the ordinary to extraordinary. Adding mass amounts of a single item can give credence to minimal things such as light bulbs, mirrors or books. Just adding two identical pieces of large furniture into a room can give ho-hum bits a striking […]

Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It

Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It

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In houses filled with kids, casters can make cleaning a breeze. Wheels also provide much needed fluidity and flexibility in tiny homes. And in houses where interests collide, wheels can create multifunctional pieces that serve all members of the household. All that out of a humble wheel? Yes!! Casters run the gamut from cheap to […]

Expand Your View with Picture Windows

Expand Your View with Picture Windows

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Picture windows — big fixed windows typically without glazing bars — are a terrific way to bring in light or highlight a special view. Preservationists may shout in the notion of image windows in certain styles of historical homes, however, as with anything, there is a time and a place for image windows. Especially appropriate […]

Kitchen of the Week: A Open and Light-Filled Transformation

This 1914 Portland, Ore. house had the typical quirks that include older houses: layers of wallpaper and paint, obsolete wiring and plumbing, a mish-mash of materials. The kitchen was badly organized and too tiny. The owners love to cookso they enlisted the help of Ogawa Fisher Architects to assist them transform their kitchen into a […]