Jerkinhead Roof

A jerkinhead roof is really a gable roof on which the peaks of the gable ends are clipped off with everything looks like a hip roof. The best thing about this style is that the clipping streamlines the peak of the gable roof, which can otherwise be tremendously stressed in close, thus reducing the possible … Continue reading Jerkinhead Roof

Home Above the Range: Smart Programs for Cooktop Space

My husband and I are nearing the end of a significant kitchen remodel. After tearing walls down, reconfiguring the layout and bringing in modern cabinetry and appliances, we are getting down into the specifics. 1 detail I’m considering is the thing to put above our newest cooktop. I’m thinking about several possibilities. For purpose, the … Continue reading Home Above the Range: Smart Programs for Cooktop Space

Sliding Barn Door

Sliding barn doors hang on a rail system that permits them to move back to open and shut. This not only removes the requirement to permit for extra floor space that a swing operation would require, it is often a requirement considering their normal dimensions and weight. While these doors typically resemble their namesakes, the … Continue reading Sliding Barn Door

Pamper Your Pooch

A little over a year ago our family of seven climbed into a family of eight with the addition of our gold Lab, Sam. Like most dog owners, we are convinced that Sam is the smartest, friendliest, most well behaved dog there ever was. We are also convinced that when he goes too long without … Continue reading Pamper Your Pooch

Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Transitional Kitchen

Think about a transitional kitchen because the great moderator. With the welcome and warmth of conventional design and the clean, simple lines of modern design, transitional spaces project balance and harmony. Because they offer a great deal of flexibility, they’re a great alternative for homeowners who do not want to restrict themselves to a single … Continue reading Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Transitional Kitchen

Book 'Flea Market Chic'

There is a stereotypical idea of what a”flea market chic” home looks like, and those who love modern or contemporary may think it’s not for them. Nevertheless, the new publication Flea Market Chic, by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell (CICO Books), reveals how antique finds can adapt an assortment of styles. Using flea market goods … Continue reading Book 'Flea Market Chic'