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How to Build a Floating Home

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home. For his first floating house project, an elegant dwelling in Seattle built by G. Little Construction, Cobb extensively researched methods of retaining buoyancy. Here, in his own words, he shares his insights and the fundamental differences between building houses on land and houses on water.
May 12, 2015
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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Attic

When planning your attic, there's a lot to consider for such a tiny space.
May 1, 2015
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7 Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts for Mother's Day

These simple, inexpensive DIY projects will make perfect, last-minute gifts for Mom.
April 27, 2015
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Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites

Their backs against the wall, these architects responded with innovative solutions to overcome narrow, remote, and all-around inconvenient sites. Click through the slideshow to see how they did it.
April 10, 2015
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Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring

April showers may bring May flowers, but spring rain also offers an opportunity to maximize the storage of our most precious resource—water. The following rain chains show us how to conserve and capture rainwater in style.
April 2, 2015
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6 Ways to Use Color at Home

An accent wall needn't read like an outdated real estate marketing tool. When done right, offsetting spaces in your home with a new coat of paint can make all the difference.
March 25, 2015
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How Induction Cooking Works

Considering taking the induction cooking plunge? We've broken down how it works in four steps.
March 21, 2015
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8 Ways to Design With Tubular-Steel Furniture

What do Marcel Breuer's Cesca chair, Eileen Gray's Bibendum chair, and Charles Pollock's CP Lounge have in common? It's all in the material: tubular steel. "I considered such polished and curved lines not only symbolic of our modern technology but actually to be technology," Breuer said. While wood patinas and leather cracks and ages, slick industrial steel is capable of retaining its just-new luster for decades (with a quick polish, of course). Herewith, eight examples of how to incorporate tubular steel pieces into your modern abode.
March 20, 2015