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How to Organize a Pantry

It’s no surprise the National Association of Home Builders found that 85 percent of home buyers considered a kitchen pantry “essential” or “desirable.” Behind closed doors—or perhaps concealed by a pullout mechanism—this storage spot is your kitchen’s secret weapon. Arranging it properly will help you speed through meal planning and prep since you’ll know where all your food staples are and be able to access them easily. A cluttered or chaotic pantry, alas, can be a total twilight zone, where simply grabbing a snack can feel daunting. So invest in a few targeted products and set aside some time (an…


Print Edition: Patterned Housewares by an Australian Designer, via Anthropologie

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A 100-Year-Old Remodeled Row House in D.C. (Dog-Friendly Details Included)

While many of us have been working away on more than a few jigsaw puzzles the past two years, Robyn Segal and her husband, Marshall Rifkin, have been puzzling over a large-scale version: their century-old row house in Washington, D.C. “We were looking for a home that we could renovate,” says Robyn, the founder of Peltrie Place, a boutique real estate development firm. “The house had great bones, but the 100-year-old floor plan was formal and had a handful of underutilized connected rooms that blocked all of the light and were not practical for how we live today.” Among the…


Trend Alert: Modern Wall Hangings in Wintery Shades of White

Owners of drafty castles are well aware of the benefits of wall-hung textiles: tapestries and other fabrics provide a valuable extra layer of insulation. They also absorb sound while adding visual warmth and interest. And we’ve been noticing of late that wall hangings can do all that in a modern, subtly geometric way: welcome to the era of the shades of white rug and quilt displayed as art. Rugs Above: Armadillo’s Umbra rug is from its Ellipse collection, designed in collaboration with another eco-conscious company, Louisa Grey’s London design studio, House of Grey. It’s custom made of undyed Afghan wool…


Where Should the Air Barrier Be Located?

Where to put the air barrier in an assembly may seem obvious, but this question has many dimensions . . . literally. Let’s look at the question of air barrier location from three perspectives. First, building assemblies are three-dimensional. The air barrier can go on the inside, outside, or in between. Second, the type and location of insulation makes a difference. Third, the air barrier can include or exclude buffer spaces, like a crawlspace or attic. Which way should you go? Inside, outside, or in-between Most houses in North America are built with framing lumber that creates frames for the…


Modeling Software and Mock-Ups

Missing a detail when working through an unfamiliar assembly is easy to do. Getting your head around air and water movement and the thermal boundary with all of the parts and pieces that are required to build a sound structure often requires more information than can be shown in a simple plan or elevation drawing. I often find myself drawing in 3D using a modeling software. Sometimes I go as far as building a mock-up of the assembly. Other times both are needed. If you are an architect, you’ll have the software tools to make professional, photo-realistic drawings. I’m not…

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