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Who doesn't love a project that's quick to complete and offers major impact? With our new house we've been spending the last year on what seem like massive, slow moving projects. Besides refinishing the wood floors and sprucing up the shed, nothing else in the house really felt like we were actually finishing anything. Completed projects being few and far between made us feel like we wanted a quick and easy win this winter that wouldn't break the bank.When it comes to quick, easy, and generally inexpensive, there are few more impactful projects than low voltage outdoor landscape lighting. Everything you need is easily purchased, straight forward to install, and you don't need to worry about electrocuting yourself since all of the wiring is low voltage....
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Installing an ELFA Closet Storage System One of the biggest headaches in our adult life is how to stay organized. Closets are great places to keep stuff out of sight, but also a place that collects... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
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I have looked at thousands of unusual homes over the years, but I can honestly say that I have never quite seen anything like... The post Don’t judge a house by its exterior appeared first on ~ House Crazy ~...
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We’re all familiar with the old adage, “Less is more.” In the design world, nothing embodies this saying quite like minimalism, a style that attempts to strip a design down to its essential elements. Maybe you hear the word “minimalism” and immediately think of a cold, sterile, and uninviting space. We’re here to change that image. Minimalism isn’t about harsh lines and bland colors. It’s all about achieving beauty and peace through balance and simplicity. Intrigued? Here’s our crash course on minimalist style, and how to make it work for you. Neutral Color Schemes One of the most obvious markers of minimalist style is the absence of bright colors. Instead, neutral color schemes with plenty of bright white spaces are complemented by grays and blacks....
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Let's kick off February with a little free printable in time for Valentine's Day.I admit, I'm more of a candy valentine fan (remember Aggie's sweetheart birth announcements? but I think the other mothers my run me out of town if I dared to give a bunch of already hyped up 3 year olds a sugar high.  Instead we went with a non edible option this year - glow bracelets.  Or in this case, glow fairy wands.Easy peasy - just print, punch and push the bracelet through. Want to make your own?  Grab the free printable here.Want a sneak peek at my latest project? Follow Brooklyn Limestone on instagram, facebook and twitter for lots more...
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Who remembers our old furniture and pillow hoarding room at the end of the hall that we used to call “the storage room”? You may recall that we stole a bit of its square footage to create our laundry room), which conveniently left us with a more rectangular shaped room and easier access via the new glass door that we installed at the end of the hallway. And if you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you already know that it has been undergoing a bit of a transformation lately… First, some background. We knew this room would someday become a great bonus space for us....
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Building a lakefront home inherently addresses one of the principles of sustainable design, connecting with nature. The home is designed to maximize multi use spaces creating a compact and efficient design, while providing views through the home upon approach, encouraging both visual and physical movement towards the lake.Goals such as minimizing the footprint, reducing site impact, crafting spaces to draw one outdoors and reducing dependence on fossil fuels logically follow this principle....
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 Building a lakefront home inherently addresses one of the principles of sustainable design, connecting with nature. The home is designed to maximize multi use spaces creating a compact and efficient design, while providing views through the home upon approach, encouraging both visual and physical movement towards the lake.Goals such as minimizing the footprint, reducing site impact, crafting spaces to draw one outdoors and reducing dependence on fossil fuels logically follow this principle....
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Guidelines on Installing  Subfloor and Underlayment Here are some recommended guidelines on how to properly install subfloor and underlayment. All of my remodeling projects consist of gutting down to the studs and starting over.  I prefer this method for these reasons: confirming there is no rot,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
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I’ve been shadowing Mike on a few Pro-Follows, and we’ve also been working on some built-in cabinets and shelves. If you read Part 1 or Part 2 of the Pro-Follow, you know that Mike is a big fan of Kreg woodworking tools. He’s got the Kreg Pocket Hole jig, Kreg clamps, Kreg router and table, and more! Mike really feels that these Kreg products make it easy to complete some beautiful woodworking projects. The toughest part to these built-in cabinets is making the face frame (the frame fixed to the front of a cabinet or shelf), and that’s where the Kreg Precision Beaded Face-Framer comes into play. This face-framer is so exceptional because it makes notching rails and stiles effortless, eliminating tedious cuts on a table saw....
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