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Modern Designs for Modern Families

Modern Designs for Modern Families

Chances are, if you are about to purchase a home, you have for the most part been viewing variations on the same traditional interior layout that has been used throughout the last half century. Unless you are buying or designing a custom home, you are most likely...

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Dominant Design Trends for 2015 Honored

Dominant Design Trends for 2015 Honored

In June, the Gold Nugget Awards - the nations largest and most prestigious awards in the areas of design, planning and development - held its 52nd annual gala bash in San Diego, California. Builders, Architects and Land Planners from around the globe were recognized...

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New Interior Design App

New Interior Design App

CSL may be an England-based sofa specialist, but don't let that fool you. Those Brits still know a thing or two about interior design. To prove it, CSL has recently released the Colour My Room app, a free online and phone app that let's shoppers upload an image of...

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10 Buildings That Changed America

10 Buildings That Changed America

A new PBS TV special produced by WTTW Chicago will explore the "10 Buildings that Changed America." The show will air in 2013 and will feature 10 buildings that have changed the way Americans work, live and play. The 10 buildings that will be investigated over the...

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The Obamas’ White House Decorating Plans

The Obamas’ White House Decorating Plans

Every new president is allotted $100,000 plus an allowance from the White House Historical Association to revamp the estate. According to New York magazine, Laura Bush spent $74,000 from the White House Historical Association funds on a set of china during her...

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The End of the McMansion?

The End of the McMansion?

With the housing market slowing down, home builders are tailoring their home designs to be smaller and less costly. According to MSNBC, relentless downward pricing pressure from a large inventory of preowned and foreclosed homes for sale is driving the trend. Los...

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Another Gorgeous Water Tower Conversion

Another Gorgeous Water Tower Conversion

Lately I've had a thing for water tower conversions. And while I didn't think anything could outdo Judy Fuller's Art Deco tower in Wisconsin, I think the Munstead Water Tower just might. Built in 1898, 130 feet tall, and resembling a medieval tower, this conversion...

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From Eyesore to Eye-Catching

From Eyesore to Eye-Catching

Creative and adaptive reuse is cool, but this project is extraordinary—Judy Fuller, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, converted a 675,000 gallon, Art Deco-style concrete water tower into a stunning four-story home. The new home sits high on one of the city's largest hills and...

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