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The Importance of Windows in Hot Climates

Controlling solar heat gain through windows is among the most important aspects of a well-designed hot-climate house for architect Peter Pfeiffer who not only places emphasis on choosing the right windows, but orienting and shading them properly as well. Photo courtesy of Barley Pfeiffer Arctitecture. When designing homes in a hot climate, be sure you’re looking at the right loads. Apologies to readers if this is a bit basic, but it was one of the first things that came to mind recently when I was asked about common mistakes made in hot climate homes. So, it might be useful to…

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Crafts and Kinship: Broom Making, Weaving, and More at Berea College in Kentucky

Founded in 1855 by an abolitionist minister as the South’s first interracial and co-ed institution, Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, remains a model on so many fronts. For one thing, it’s an esteemed liberal arts school that is tuition free. To make that possible all students hold jobs on campus, and for more than two centuries those work-study options have included learning practical crafts to help sustain the area’s artisan traditions—Berea is in Appalachia, and 8 out of 10 student come from the region—and to earn money for the school. At Berea, there are workshops in weaving, woodworking, ceramics, and…

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Elegant Storage À La Carte: Long-Lasting Freestanding Pieces from Henrybuilt

We’re longtime fans of Henrybuilt, the design-driven manufacturers of flexible, sophisticated, and exquisitely hand-crafted systems for kitchen, wardrobe, and all throughout the house. (They also happen to be members of the Remodelista Architects & Designers Directory.) And now, for the first time, you can order exceptionally made à la carte pieces from Henrybuilt, thanks to Primary Objects, their newly launched system of freestanding furniture and household components. We’re admiring, in particular, the collection of storage pieces, which check all of our boxes here at Remodelista. Expertly made of luxe, quality materials, they’re sleek outside yet hard-working and versatile inside. In…

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Urban Rustic: Basement Paint Splatter

We didn’t want to spend a lot of money on basement flooring. We wanted to keep things simple, especially because we weren’t going for a high-end look in that space. The basement is mostly unfinished, at least by traditional standards. We use it for working out, reading, office work, some smaller arts and crafts projects, and miscellaneous storage.Whatever flooring we came up with had to be durable, if only to avoid having to replace any of it should the basement ever have a problem with water (e.g. from a failed sump pump or a leaky hot water tank). The plan…

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10 Easy Pieces: Bathroom Waste Bins

10 Easy Pieces: Bathroom Waste Bins - 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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