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Trundle Beds Double Away On Design

I have always been partial to trundle beds. My youth bedroom features a white iron daybed with a pop-up trundle underneath, and buddies who slept over thought that it was the funniest thing to have a “secret” bed that pulled out at a minute’s notice. Originally designed as a sleeping pad for servants that remained by the family’s side during the night, trundles have evolved into a time-honored solution for optimizing overnight quarters without consuming undue space. These trendy trundles choose the old favorite to a new level of chic. Which one is your favorite? Inform us in the Comments. Malcolm Davis Architecture This trundle expands the functionality and spices up the design of a spare, slender guestroom/office. The desk appears as though it would be useful for keeping nighttime reading than for doing actual work — you would have to sit cross-legged to write or type. Casart Coverings Trundles…

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Rooting for Indoor Trees

Trees are for forests; they can live inside. In fact, indoor trees are a wonderful way to bring a bit of the outdoors in your home. Just be sure the tree you’re planning to get is suitable for indoor usage. Ficus, jade, Norfolk Island pines, citrus trees and palms are some common indoor trees. Whether you opt for a regular ficus tree, which can be purchased at most home improvement centers, or a rare specimen, a tree adds a exceptional presence to any interior. Be sure to follow the maintenance instructions for your chosen plant, and prune trees to keep their shape. Listed below are a dozen insides that feature indoor trees. In the bathroom to the entryway into the dining area, there’s no area of the house that can not benefit from a living, growing accent. Island Architects Ficus are a common indoor tree, and here you can see…

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City View: Minneapolis Design Style

If there’s 1 thing residents of the Twin Cities don’t do, it is hibernate! Minnesotans across the board agree that the biggest misconception in their region is that they don’t have to invest a lot of time outside. “People from different states appear to believe that the weather is cold all the time and that people remain indoors. In reality, the weather in the summer is fantastic, and we’ve got one of the greatest rates of outside living in the nation,” says landscape architect Meg Arnosti of Windsor Companies. Additionally, for example residents of most states in between the coasts, they want to make it clear to people who have a skewed view of the United States that Minneapolis and St. Paul are complicated and filled with culture and fabulous fashion. Behind conventional facades are fresh and updated insides that blur the lines between indoors and out. There is a…

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The Two Faces of Homes

In the superb book Body, Memory, and Architecture — currently 35 years old — authors Kent C. Bloomer and Charles W. Moore discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s Winslow House (1894) in terms of the contrast between the formal street front and the asymmetrical back. They quote Nathanial Hawthorne: “The greater picturesqueness and reality of backyards … compared to front which is always fitted up for the public eye” A contemporary word for the latter would be “curb appeal,” but the entrance remains public and formal, while the back is private and casual. This ideabook collects varied examples of how the front and back of a house are expressed differently, although not always as discernibly like the Winslow House. The focus is on modern and contemporary dwellings, but the exact same idea can be implemented to residences of any style. CONTENT Architecture This house by the Content Architecture of Houston introduces an…

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Measuring Spectracide for Shrubs

Using chemicals on shrubs to get rid of or avoid insects and diseases requires attention to detail when it comes to diluting and program prices. When using Spectracide to get rid of insects, the particular amount for each shrub rides on the entire height of the shrub. Treating fungal issues with Spectracide is not as precise but the right dilution rate is important to avoid damaging the leaves. Ounces According to Height Spectracide Tree Shrub Insect Control Concentrate Drench Spray is intended to penetrate shrub roots to treat and prevent borers, various species of beetles aphids and scale insects. Measure how tall — at feet — the shrub is in the soil to the peak of the canopy. Multiply the height of the shrub by 3 then translate the resulting amount into ounces. For instance, you’d use 15 ounces of Spectracide tree shrub insect control concentrate on a 5-foot-tall shrub….

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So You've Moved In Together — How to Merge Your Stuff

Whether you and your honey have moved into a brand-new space together or just one of you has made the move, unpacking the boxes can be cause for alarm. All these are items taken from house to home, items which were concealed under the bed, and boxes and boxes of incredibly important things. Even when you’re ready to share space with the one that you enjoy, merging styles can result in some bumps on the highway. When that broken-down recliner appears — you know, the one with the duct-taped arms and sunken seat — you might feel as if you’re losing your sanity. But don’t worry, there is a way to deal with it which can keep both of you happy. Ryland Peters & Small | CICO Books One of the most difficult scenarios couples confront is not related to the way to decorate (though that is near the top)….