Universal design for kitchens and bathrooms

by Marvin Windows

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We'll all get older, and along the way there may be some setbacks. With most people wishing to remain in their home as they age, or in case of a sudden disability, universal design is an important consideration when building, buying, selling or remodeling.

We've talked about it before, but let's go into some tips on two of the most important and most-used rooms in the house: the kitchen and bathroom. Both are used regularly for basic activities...

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Make a Flock of Chicken Eggs

by DIY Maven

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I don't know if this chicken family finally solves the 'what came first, the chicken or the egg' conundrum or if it makes if more tricky. What I do know is they're darling! Made of hard boiled eggs, Mrs. Hen and her chicks would be popular guests at your springtime get-togethers. If you'd like to make a flock

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Vegas Style on a Dollar Store Budget

by DIY Maven

Larry Hart loves his glue gun. So much so in fact that he used it to help give his mother the one thing of which she always dreamed: a big, shiny house. Located in a once thriving but now down on its luck neighborhood of Las Vegas, Hartland Mansion, which the family calls the residence, can give any casino a run for its decor money. Besides the glue gun, Larry also employed his cake decorating kit to jazz up the place, using it to pipe plaster...

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Mid-Century Modern Original Interiors

by DIY Maven

created at: 03/12/2010

Nothing beats illustrations or photography of original mid-century modern interiors. The grainy pictures, the comic-book quality of the drawings, it's all quite marvelous. Not only are they entertaining to look at, they're also inspirational. And what better way to be inspired to design your MCM home than to look at original images from the period? That being said, I've perused images on the internets for some examples. Here's some juicy ones. 

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6 'Ultimate' Kitchens

by DIY Maven

Kitchen Night

Uniques Homes launched an 'Ultimate Kitchen' contest in their February/March issue, inviting realtors to submit images and details of the most spectacular kitchens in their most spectacular listings. Some might label them 'state of the art' or 'over the top' or both. Of all the entires they received, they culled them down to 6, using the

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Tell me how to cut glass!!!

by DIY Maven

Recycled Drinking Glasses by Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje
Transglass Carafe

I have one of those 'craft' bottle cutters--the kind with the wheel-y cutter and tapper deal. For cutting a straight line on a regular bottle, it works fine. Well not fine, but it does cut. What I wanna do it cut necks of bottles both straight and wonky like the bottles pictured here. These particular examples are from Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje, and

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