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Très Chic: A Smart, Stylish Parisian Apartment Designed for a Young Family (and Cat, Too)

When we first encountered this exceedingly clever Paris duplex by SABO project, we wondered why it had been dubbed the “Sacha Apartment.” Is that the client’s name? Was it inspired by the street address? Turns out, Sacha is the name of the clients’ beloved cat. We should have guessed. Among the most salient features of this gut renovation, which combined two apartments into one, are the unexpected feline-sized pass-throughs carved into multiple walls on the first floor. The owners, a young couple expecting their first child at the time, wanted a home that would be kid- and cat-friendly. SABO project…

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The Best Backsplash Materials for Your Kitchen

Backsplashes are the decorative focal point of your kitchen, adding visual flair, exuding personal style, and setting the mood for the heart of your home. But what’s regarded as a distinctive design element today began as a purely functional one—backsplashes were first installed as a way to protect the wall over the stove or sink from splashes of water, grease, and food spatter. The first backsplashes stood only 4 inches tall for this utilitarian purpose and were made of inexpensive ceramic tile. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that designers began to view backsplashes as an ornamental element. Backsplashes started…

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JM Releases Full Line of Densities For JM Cladstone Water & Fire Block Mineral Wool Insulation

JM Releases Full Line of Densities For JM Cladstone Water & Fire Block Mineral Wool Insulation | 2020-03-12 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use…

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Urban Rustic: Installing Hardwood Flooring

Editor’s note: This post is one of a series by Eric Whetzel about the design and construction of his house in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. A list of Eric’s previous posts appears below. For more details and more photos, see Eric’s blog, Kimchi & Kraut. In our previous home we had decided not to use any carpet. Not only did we prefer the look of tile (for wet areas) and hardwood (living areas and bedrooms), but we also knew these surfaces would be easier to keep clean. Although I grew up in two homes that both had mostly wall-to-wall…

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High/Low: Milk Glass Radiohus Pendant Light

High/Low: Milk Glass Radiohus Pendant Light - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action.…

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Removing Carpet From Stairs

Carpets get dated and worn over the years, and stairs are some of the most highly trafficked areas in our homes. If you’ve purchased a house with carpeted steps—or simply are updating your existing home—chances are a stair carpeting removal’s in order. Fortunately, with a few tools and some know-how, you’ll be able to wipe the slate clean in just a few hours’ time. First, Check Under the Carpet If your carpeted stairs are flanked by pieces of hardwood, chances are that the hardwood flooring does not extend beyond the edges that you can see. Builders commonly recreate the high-end…

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