Cool-Season Vegetables: How To Grow Onions

Look in a garden catalogue and you will find all kinds of onion varieties. But if you’re only getting started, all you must decide is if you want green onions (also called scallions or bunching onions) or the conventional bigger onions, which are sliced for cooking, sandwiches and salads, and should you prefer yellow, white …


How to Select the Drain for Your Shower

At the core of every fantastic shower is a superb shower drain. But which drain is the right one for your shower? It is simple: the very best drain for your shower is the one that you love the look of which meets the requirements of the job. Every nation, every town or every state …


Get It Done: How To Clean Out the Pantry

True confession: My pantry is a nightmare. Each weekend I swear I will clean it out, but then I come up with an excuse to not. I am aware that hot cocoa mix from my secret Santa is lurking in the back among expired sauces and the jumbo box of straws I bought on impulse …


Allée

An allée is a pastoral walkway through evenly planted trees. Tree-lined driveways and garden paths are allées that attract travelers into their destination in style. (The word “allée” is French for “way.”) Traversing an allée strengthens the impression that you has came. Liquidscapes A true allée has opposing trees planted to make visual symmetry, like …


Freshen Up Your Dining Room to Savor Drinks More

One of the wonderful advantages of living in an older home is that many have a formal dining area. In some houses this is also to a eat-in kitchen or a breakfast nook, and in others it is the sole area in the house to dine. There’s something wonderful about having an entire room dedicated …


Soak in the Good Life Using Swim-Up Pool Counters

As I sit here in humid 90-degree Atlanta summer heat (actually, hiding inside the air conditioning, frettting over Vitamin D deficiency), I am dreaming about enjoying a frozen beverage while submerged in a cool body of water. Counters involving pools and outdoor kitchens, pavilions with televisions, and even a cottage using a swim-up deck create …


5 Cabins Right and Creative Studios from the Backyard

Sometimes once you would like to get creative, you need to leave the home. This can be mighty inconvenient, as crowds of angry latte swillers don’t take too kindly to you along with your notebook hogging a four-top table at Starbucks for eight hours every day. See how homeowners have discovered unique ways to add …


Tabby Wall

Tabby walls were originally constructed in coastal regions with a concretelike slurry of equal parts lime, shells, sand and water. The mixture is poured into a timber framework and left to harden, and then the planks are removed and place above the prior pour and the method starts again. The wall slowly grows taller using …


ICFF 2012 Report: the Lighting of Rich Brilliant Willing

A name like Rich Brilliant Willing is bound to attract some attention. Named Best New Designer in the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Rich Brilliant Willing arrived to the 2012 ICFF using a Multitude of new furniture and lighting pieces. The firm’s name is a clever moniker according to the 3 founders’ last names …


Concrete Driveways: Poring Over the Pros and Cons

We have already discussed gravel driveways, along with their advantages and disadvantages. I am quite impressed with all of the superb feedback you guys have provided! Hearing about firsthand encounters is always so useful for those that are thinking about a similar project. Next up on the driveway substance listing is concrete. My expectation is …