• Home Design

    4 toilets in 1 bathroom? Realtor explains viral home’s design

    (NEXSTAR) — This gracious home just outside Milwaukee features modern amenities, plenty of historical charm, and four toilets side-by-side in the same bathroom. A real-estate listing in Wisconsin has gone viral thanks to the usual layout of its largest bathroom, which includes four side-by-side toilets — with no dividers — arranged directly in front of four separate sinks. After the home hit the market, the listing began garnering a lot of attention on social media thanks to its unusual bathroom layout.(Jeff Showers of Shutter Zone Media) The house, built in 1851, didn’t originally feature four toilets in the same room. This unique addition came later, after the first owners donated the…

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  • Real Estate

    $675,000 Homes in Michigan, Florida and Idaho

    Detroit | $675,000 A three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in a midcentury-modern co-op built in 1956 The architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe worked on a number of projects in Detroit in the mid-1950s, including Lafayette Park, a residential development of high- and low-rise buildings. This unit is in one of the low-rise structures, where vacancies are rare. While they lived there, the sellers reversed some of the late 20th-century changes made by the previous owners and restored the original polished-concrete floors. Lafayette Park is about five minutes from downtown Detroit by car, and about the same distance from Ford Field, the stadium of the Detroit Lions football team, and Comerica Park,…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Smart Homes makes you look smarter at Enclave of Distinction

    A fiber optic conversion station and a swimming pool alert system are just two of the smart home features at Enclave of Distinction. Naples interior designer Molly Hoover decorated an exquisite model to show what life can be like living in the exclusive new Enclave of Distinction. Tucked away on Livingston Road in North Naples is a development of only 27 smart homes designed by Naples architects Stofft Cooney and built by one of Southwest Florida’s most reliable homebuilders, Distinctive Communities™.  Experienced home builders, the team at Distinctive Communities™ works closely with Realtors, so they know the hot buttons that excite their buyers. For starters, the quiet secluded Enclave of…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    The kitchen trends that will transform our homes in 2022

    Our kitchens have always served multiple purposes. They are the heart of the home where families and friends can gather, as well as a functional space for cooking, working or simply relaxing. In 2022, our kitchens will continue their hybrid role, as we will be more inclined to introduce permanent solutions to home working, as well as taking a fresh look at the flow and layout of our homes. From a design perspective, deep blues and forest greens will lead in 2022, accented with brass hardware, feature flooring, and a new approach to kitchen lighting. Below, 8 design experts weigh in on the kitchen trends we will see in 2022……

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  • Home Design

    The latest trends in new homes: Warm, light-tone cabinets, quartz counters and more | Entertainment/Life

    The prospect of making any major home design decision, like picking out flooring, cabinets or counters, turns my intestines into a Gordian knot. Like most people, I fret: How will this choice look with everything else in the house? Is it too boring? Too novel? How will it affect resale? Will it stand the test of time? Will it make my hips look big? And that’s just one design choice. When new homebuyers have to make all those design decisions at once, they might as well just plan on dissolving into sobbing puddles of self-doubt. I know. I have been in those design showrooms, struggling to make humongous, bank-account draining…

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  • Garden Design

    Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Soliciting Designs for Nature Playhouses | Homes & Lifestyle

    Posted on November 6, 2021 | 12:51 p.m. Three playhouse plans will be selected, and partners will get a $5,000 stipend Backcountry Casitas designs focus on children ages 5-13. (Courtesy photo) The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is accepting applications for its 2022 Backcountry Casitas program. The garden is calling for interested parties to help build nature playhouses that encourage the community, especially families, to get outdoors and play in the natural world. Three designs will be selected and installed within a new section of the garden opening in June. All selected partners will receive a $5,000 stipend to support their build. The program is open to architects, contractors, design-build teams,…

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