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Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak

May 8, 2017 1:39 pm

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration. Peter Bil’ak is a polymath of a designer. His activities encompass type design, typography, graphic design, Web design, set design and choreography, publishing, writing, and much more that can’t even be categorized. Born in the […]

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Choosing Color: Transform Your Exterior With 2 Cans of Paint (9 photos)

May 8, 2017 1:39 pm

One of the quickest and most budget-friendly ways to give the exterior of your house a new look is to pick a new hue for your front door and window trim or shutters. If you keep the body of your house in a neutral hue, or a material… Houzz Galleries

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Pet’s Place: ‘Star Wars’-Named Pup Steals the Couch, and Hearts (10 photos)

May 8, 2017 1:39 pm

Take one look into his big puppy eyes, and it’s not hard to see why BB is a beloved family pet. Houzz Galleries

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5 Essential Steps for Buying an Investment Property

May 6, 2017 1:39 pm

Taking your first step into the world of real estate investment can feel both thrilling and daunting. As with anything new, there’s a learning curve, but with a little time and research, you’ll find the results can be very rewarding. Before you buy your first property, here are five things you’ll need to do. Prepare […]

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Evans House

May 6, 2017 1:39 pm

Situated high above the city, the Evans Residence is a remodel of a mid-century modern house. The project was framed around taking something ‘modern’ and making it more contemporary. While the idea of indoor/outdoor living is typically taken for granted in Southern California, the altitude of the site allowed for an atmospheric connection rather than […]

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12 Projects to Indulge Your Spring Fever (12 photos)

May 6, 2017 1:39 pm

You’ve made it through the snow, sleet and rain, and now that it’s finally spring you’re bursting with pent-up energy. Don’t just sit there — take advantage of your spring fever and get to work! Read on for a dozen doable, budget-friendly ideas for making over your home this spring, inside and out. Houzz Galleries

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10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners (9 photos)

May 6, 2017 1:39 pm

The rewards of gardening are great — fresh air, exercise, beauty and relaxation, to name a few. But designing and planting your very first garden can feel like an overwhelming task. Luckily, gardens are surprisingly forgiving creations, and the best way to learn is by simply… Houzz Galleries

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Trulia: Majority of homes remain priced below pre-recession peak

May 6, 2017 1:39 pm

Many reports show home values soaring to new heights and surpassing pre-crisis peaks, however Trulia’s new study shows while the median home price is up, the majority of homes are still lagging behind their pre-recession levels. In fact, all homes may not regain their full pre-recession value until about 2025. HousingWire.com Topics

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Ben Carson responds to letters from soon-to-be ghost town

May 6, 2017 1:39 pm

Subsidized housing in the small town of Cairo, Illinois, has seen its final days and will soon be demolished, sending about 200 households packing. Despite the complexes’ horrendous living conditions, many residents are opposed to leaving their homes. Here is how HUD Secretary Ben Carson responded. HousingWire.com Topics

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Room of the Day: Familiar Silhouette Animates a Living Area (4 photos)

May 2, 2017 1:39 pm

The homeowners’ request was clear and straightforward: “The couple wanted a Mickey Mouse-themed space,” says Kate Deng, co-founder of Mr Shopper Studio. This condo’s owners are self-confessed Mickey Mouse lovers. “They initially preferred bright colors, but we felt it would make the area look a little… Houzz Galleries

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