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Insiders: Here’s How to Install the New This Old House App

As an Insider, you’ll want to take full advantage of our streaming apps, accessible on mobile and connected devices at no additional cost. Here’s how to download the app: Visit the app store on your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or Android Device Click the search button and search “This Old House” Download the new This Old House app Open the app and click “Sign In” Enter your regular Insider email address and password (the same one you use at ThisOldHouse.com) Stream away! Binge every season ever, commercial free, on your favorite device. Helpful Tips: -Please ensure…

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The New Ace Hotel Kyoto: Japanese Design Meets Bohemian Style

We have yet to meet a Commune-designed Ace Hotel that we didn’t like. Their latest collaboration has yielded one of our favorite projects yet: Ace Hotel Kyoto, the hipster hospitality chain’s first ever outpost in Asia. The architect behind the 213-room hotel is Kengo Kuma, who designed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Part new build, part historic structure, it features multiple courtyards and gardens and a distinctly Japanese facade that references the traditional wooden houses (machiya) of Kyoto. Inside, LA-based Commune Design has interpreted Japanese traditions, by way of West Coast bohemia. Beautiful Japanese textiles are used to cover casual…

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How to Install Glass Block in the Bathroom

Glass block is a popular choice for bathrooms, and it’s easy to see why. Rather than partitioning spaces between the sink, toilet, and shower or tub with dark walls that can make the room feel claustrophobic, keep the light as well as add some privacy. If you replace one or more of the solid walls with glass block walls or windows, you can transform a tight space into a bright space — without sacrificing privacy. Glass block can be used in several ways in the bathroom. Glass block windows are available in a limited number of sizes, and can be…

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Enter to Win $2500 from Furniture Company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Want to give your space a spring refresh? We’re partnering with North Carolina-based furniture and fittings maker Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to give away a $2,500 shopping spree to upgrade your interiors with their furniture, lighting, hand-crafted rugs, and accessories. For a chance to win, just enter here by midnight EST on March 15, 2020. Here are our editors’ favorite picks from the Spring 2020 collection—just a small sampling of the company’s down-to-earth, made-to-last offerings. Above: The Yves Chair is a tribute to the craft of blacksmithing, with a hand-forged frame made in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s available…

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2019 and 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Last year—2019—offered a mixture of good and bad news on the energy efficiency front, and 2020 (the 40th anniversary of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, or ACEEE) promises more of the same. Overall, there’s a lot to celebrate, but much more needs to be done to advance efficiency and address climate change. In this post we’ll look at the good, the bad, the ugly happenings of 2019, and the promise of the current year—2020. The good I’m an eternal optimist, so let me start with the good news. Public recognition of climate change has been gradually increasing (e.g.,…

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2020 Idea House: The Cottage on the Cape | Interior Webcam

Watch the live interior build of our 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape, a 3,100-square-foot home that packs a whole lot of living within a smartly designed footprint. Share this story Share All sharing options for: 2020 Idea House: The Cottage on the Cape | Interior Webcam https://www.thisoldhouse.com/cottage-on-the-cape-idea-house/21161796/2020-idea-house-the-cottage-on-the-cape-interior-webcam

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