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  1. Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage
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    Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage

    Architectural designer Chris Greenawalt's Boston kitchen renovation includes a striking approach to spice storage: a back-lit shelf accessed by a library ladder. Here's how he did it.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.14.13

  2. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
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    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  3. 5 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions
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    5 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions

    What to do when a tightly cramped kitchen yearns for more space? Here, five great examples on how to win the storage battle with arguably the most trafficked room in the house.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.26.13

  4. Design Detail: Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: Modern Bridges

    From a striking catwalk to a glass-walled skybridge, we cover walkways and platforms the span great divides.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.13

  5. Detail We Love: Porthole Windows
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    Detail We Love: Porthole Windows

    Nautical influences run deep in modern design, from the blue-and-white color palette to spatial organization. One maritime element that's cropped up on occasion is the porthole—a creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.13

  6. 7 Creative Wallcoverings
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    7 Creative Wallcoverings

    An aptly placed pattern does a modern interior good. Spy seven of our favorite wallcoverings in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.15.13

  7. Material Focus: Brick
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    Material Focus: Brick

    The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.17.13

  8. Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood
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    Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood

    One of the most ubiquitous materials in projects featured in our pages is cedar—a tree species that's found all around the globe. Spy seven projects that deftly use wood in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.01.13

  9. 7 Houses with Creative Courtyards
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    7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

    For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  10. Kansas City Makes It Right
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    Kansas City Makes It Right

    Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Make It Right's latest community revitalization project. Though the neighborhood of Manheim Park hasn't been affected by a natural disaster, it's been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.13

  11. 7 Facades Full of Color
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    7 Facades Full of Color

    No shrinking violets, these polychromatic facades are awash with bright hues.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.13

  12. 7 Masterful Finishing Touches
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    7 Masterful Finishing Touches

    A house is clearly more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes a single masterstroke adds the ultimate finishing touch to a project. Here are seven such moves.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.12.13

  13. 7 Modern Stereo Setups
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    7 Modern Stereo Setups

    Is there such a thing as "home" without music? Whether it's classical or hip-hop, country-and-western shuffle or white-blazer soft-rock, it would sound fantastic coming out of one of these stylish...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  14. Material Focus: Corrugated Metal
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    Material Focus: Corrugated Metal

    Corrugated metal is a repeat offender in many modern homes. Architects love it for its affordability, availability, and durability. Here are seven creative ways to apply the material in residential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.06.14

  15. A Seat at the Bar
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    A Seat at the Bar

    Belly up to the bar (or kitchen island) and perch atop one of these seven modern stools.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.07.14

  16. 8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors
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    8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

    In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.13.14

  17. 10 Tiny Windows
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    10 Tiny Windows

    Sometimes you want to let the whole world in and other times…not so much. Here, we celebrate the architectural antidote to floor-to-ceiling glass: the tiny accent window.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.30.14

  18. Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home
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    Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home

    Without compromising design-forward thinking these seven beautiful residences made use of the economical material to carve out a place to call home. For more inspiration be sure to check out 8 Ways...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.10.14

  19. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
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    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  20. How To: Home Office with Built-Ins
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    How To: Home Office with Built-Ins

    Carving out a study niche doesn't mean adding on an extension to your house; instead, consider built-ins—they can change the entire function of a room, or simply create some much-needed workspace.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

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