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6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly functional room, the process of remodeling can be very overwhelming for a homeowner. Avoid a disastrous renovation by keeping these tips in mind. This post was provided by Porch.com editor-in-chief Anne Reagan.
October 28, 2014
Norwegian wood-burning iron stove designed by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll.

Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove

An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.
October 28, 2014
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Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century apartment.
October 28, 2014
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Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.
October 28, 2014
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Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.
October 28, 2014
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Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three hour drive into the Okanogan National Forest for cross-country skiing and hiking. They asked Tim Hammer of CAST architecture, also based in Seattle, to design a structure that could survive forest fires, five feet of snow pack, house guests (and their ski gear), all while requiring minimum maintenance and energy usage. The result is a hardy weekend retreat that’s fine-tuned to its residents and its surroundings.
October 28, 2014
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Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape

In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape. "The story of Quintessa and the intense focus of the Huneeus family is about the land and the celebration of place," Greg Warner and Michael McCabe of Walker Warner Architects say. "Per the founder’s vision, Quintessa is not about a building, it is about a place—any structures built in this place need to be minimal interventions that integrate with their surroundings."
October 28, 2014
Red Velvetwire Powerslayer held in hand.

Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done

Smartphones may be mobile devices, but their short battery lives mean that users need to constantly tether themselves to wall outlets. With this in mind, Velvetwire set out to design a more stylish, eco-friendly way to recharge. The Powerslayer uses a special software to ensure devices don't overdraw power, which conserves energy and protects batteries. The Museum of Modern Art Design Store and Kickstarter recently announced the Velvetwire Powerslayer would be one of the products launched by their collaboration.
October 28, 2014
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8 Living Rooms We Love

From pretty sitting rooms to luxurious lounge areas, these supreme living spaces show how to make the much-used room stand out.
October 27, 2014
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