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Garage Renovation Part 1

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This is not one of those posts with beautiful photos of a clean, decorated house. This is what real life home renovation looks like in the middle of the mess with unfinished walls, exposed wiring, and old doors that need replaced. But… this is also progress being made, taking the time to figure out what makes the most sense for our needs and budget, and getting everything organized. If there’s one thing you probably know about me, it’s that I like my things organized… even my power tools in an old dirty garage. The next big project on my list is...

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The Best Bookshelves Add Serious Storage and Can Even “Raise” Your Ceiling

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Courtesy of Vitsoe. Reading up on Domino’s shopping guides is like having your own personal product concierge. We do the tedious part—deep-dive research, hands-on testing, and tapping experts for advice—so all you have to do is hit “add to cart.” That’s why we call them Simply the Best. At its most basic, a bookshelf should serve as a neat, sufficient storage and display space for all your favorite titles and beloved knickknacks. But the best bookshelves? They offer function and then some. Design enthusiast and Summers in the City’s Heather Summers cosigns looking beyond the obvious when shopping shelves, like...

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A Contemporary Urban Residence In Brazil [Video]

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In São Paulo, Brazil, a contemporary residence stands bold in sheets of steel, raw concrete and wood. The modern mass is set back from the street, discreetly shielded by corrugated steel gates and tall hedgerows. Created by FCstudio architects, the 424 square metre residence was designed for a couple with two young daughters. To practically accommodate their energised family lifestyle, the main floor of the home is fashioned to flow seamlessly into the garden. This indoor-outdoor functionality keeps everyone connected whilst carrying out their activities. Fully hidden by its solid borders, the garden feels like a quiet, green oasis in...

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Today’s IKEA Mudrooms: A little less mud and a little more room!

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Custom design elements — like changing benches, coat hooks and cabinet storage— make mudrooms practical and full of possibilities. Who knows what to call them anymore, and I say this as someone who’s designed hundreds of IKEA mudrooms. The name “mudroom” really isn’t in tune with today’s needs. Originally they were intended for large homes in cold climates as a place to put muddy boots, heavy jackets and other gear. Today they’re a must-have not just for what they do but for what they let you do. These are places to drop your sports gear or the kids to put...

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Bright Modern Interiors Connected By Green Accents

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Made characterful with colour, these three modern home designs are bright and bold. Whilst each one communicates a very different aesthetic, all are connected by green accents. The green elements conjure a revitalising essence that feels close to nature. Our first featured tour is a scene of creative contrast. Clashing colours make a vibrant setting filled with artistic energy and vigour. The second house tour is a journey of discovery through quirky design elements that meld into a truly unique apartment. Last of all, we journey to a home with a decidedly more sophisticated vibe, where neoclassical elements are reimagined...

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