The present vainness was painted and retiled whereas slate chalkboards from a college had been cut into squares for the floor with green glass tiles used as accents. Lynette Hasselgren and her household downsized by over 1,000 sq. ft when they bought a historic log cabin in Walkersville, Maryland. To imbue the house with a definite sense of favor on a restricted price range, she used a mix of paint, cloth, and inexpensive items gleaned from the greenback store. While householders could proceed to do extra tasks all through the autumn, some consultants predict spending will fall. Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing predicts annual declines in renovation and restore spending of 0.4% by the second quarter of 2021. Justin Sullivan, who is also a contractor, says he is seeing more folks use their home fairness to fund these tasks. Kitchen and bath have all the time been popular remodeling choices, … Read More

Black, white, wood & grey decor meld in peaceful perfection, as this collection of five stylish interior designs demonstrate. Against a fresh canvas of basic white and pale grey, beautiful wood tone becomes the stand out colour in the scheme. The warm natural tone accentuates cooler commodities in the layout, whilst powerful black moments bring confidence to the mix. Varying the quantities of each tone within a room scheme is transformative, and can completely shift the character of a space from light, spirited and encased with cosiness, to deliberately dark and ultra dramatic. Stick with us as we study the perfect balance of white, wood, grey and black living spaces, bathrooms, bedrooms and luxury closets.

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An historic, Federal-style home flourishes on the banks of Hunting Creek in Easton

Something magical happens during the drive past fields of sunflowers and acres of verdant farmland toward Still Waters Farm, the name former owners gave this property nestled near the tranquil headwaters of Hunting Creek in Easton. A sense of calm and contentment settles in.

“We used to own a getaway in Utah,” recalls Tom Frank, who shares the 265-acre property and its historic house with his wife, Lois. “But as our four kids grew up and we approached retirement, we decided we wanted a more local family compound, with easy access to outdoor activities.” The Easton spread not only replaced their vacation home, but also their permanent abode in Glen Arm, Maryland, where Tom worked as a marketing executive for his family’s retail packaging business.

The core of the stately Easton house was built in the late

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This unique concept by Sergey Makhno Architects is a 2,280 square metre luxury bunker, which lies buried beneath the Earth’s surface at a depth of 15 metres and below. Outside, the sweeping concrete entranceway of Plan B looks like some sort of a futuristic gallery for art. Inside, the underground home resembles a spacecraft, housing all essential equipment required for long-term isolation. Mysterious low-lit curving corridors lead to indoor gardens and grow rooms. The self-sufficient home has a layer of electrical equipment and a generator, its own well, a water treatment system, and a closed ventilation system. Whatever happens up on the surface, life down here will go on.

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Nestled on Spa Creek, an Annapolis home melds classic architectural forms with modern, open interiors

The right waterfront property is hard to come by near Annapolis, where lots lining the Chesapeake Bay and its picturesque tributaries are always in demand. This was certainly the case for John and Deborah Kontor, who searched long and hard before finding a spot they liked in a charming enclave of older homes. The small lot contained a circa-1940s Colonial overlooking a scenic curve of Spa Creek.

“As soon as I stepped in, I said ‘this is what I want,’” recalls Deborah, a kindergarten teacher. “It needed extensive work, but we fell in love with the lot and the neighborhood.”

The couple was ready to renovate immediately after buying the house—but discovered it was in worse shape than they’d thought. “It didn’t make sense to remodel,” relates Deborah. “There just was not much to work

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