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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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LiveModern subscribes to blogs about modern and sustainable design for housing products and services. We've aggregated the subscriptions into the Blogs section. If you publish or know of a blog that other LiveModern readers would like, please contact us and we'll subscribe to it here.



 

 


Spring clean up

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Do you see what that is? No, not the cute dog with the dopey expression on his face. Up a bit. In the glass? That bright circle in the middle? It's my flash bouncing off the window because it is so freakin' clean. It's taken three years but we The Guy has [...]

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Heathdale House by Teeple Architects

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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 In this week's Design Studio, we examine the main staircase in the Heathdale House project by Toronto's Teeple [...]

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cool bathroom by massimiliano braconi

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:47 AM
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Massimiliano Braconi is an artist and designer of bathroom fixtures and furniture who has worked with the likes of Scarabeo, Master, Azzurra, Simas , Rapsel, Moco, Artemide, Ycami, Fantini, Foscarini, Ddesign and Slide.

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Countertops: Why Kitchen Remodels Cost So Much

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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I’ve been working with a new builder to develop a more accurate budget for the ADU project. One element of the design that accounts for a HUGE percentage of the overall cost is the kitchen. And, in the kitchen, one of the of the most expensive elements is the countertops. We’re not building an elaborate kitchen [...]

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Marmoleum Options

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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I’ve always been a fan of Marmoleum. Not only is it a “green” material, but it’s incredibly durable and forgiving. We’ve got two dogs, and with our wet Portland winters, it makes a great buffer between our living space and the outdoors. Here’s a couple of neat options I just found on the web…can’t recall [...]

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Rainscreen Design

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Here’s a great guide to designing a rainscreen system. Kudos to the guys at Build Blog for assembling the info!

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Revised Rendering - No more Roll Up Door

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Well, to placate the city, we’ve removed our glass roll-up door. While a bit of a hit for the design, there are some functional benefits. Namely: Standard French doors are more energy efficient It would be easier to convert the lower level to a living space at some point in the future. It will help the appraisal - [...]

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How to Lose $600 on an Appraisal

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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In previous posts I’ve hinted at my dismay with the appraisal process. Well, I thought I’d take a moment and spell out a few details, hopefully so others will go into the process with their eyes wide open. First, I’ll preface this post with my belief that there are plenty of ethical, professionals in the field [...]

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Is Green the New White? Confessions of a Dwell Reader

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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I was listening to a bit of a round table discussion on creating new “green” jobs as part of an overall economic revitalization. A great idea, no doubt. In fact, if the government were to really put its energy behind developing alternative energy sources, we could deliver a real one-two punch: freedom from foreign oil [...]

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Venetian Blinds: Just Say “No!”

by Shawn from Live/Work  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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I’m just as guilty as the next person - there are a few rooms in my house with the ass-ugly venetian blinds. If I had my way, I’d replace them all tomorrow. Eric over at Longhouse has found a nice modern solution from Ikea. Take a look:

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