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What You Need to Know about Jack and Jill Bathrooms

Jack and Jill Bathrooms allow occupants from two separate bedrooms to conveniently access the same bathroom. But how do you know if this is the right type of bathroom to include in your home? Freshome asked several experts to weigh in on the pros and cons, resale value and other factors you need to consider. […]

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Buyer Beware! 4 House Hunting Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Find Your Dream Home

Looking for your dream home is tricky. Especially if you’ve never been through the home buying process before, it can be easy to make missteps or to get caught up in small details that really don’t make much difference. With that in mind, we’re here to help. We’ve pointed out four of the most common […]

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8 Ways to be the Perfect Weekend Host

Whether it’s just for the night or you’re having family come for a holiday weekend, it’s up to you to make sure your guests feel comfortable and welcome. Sure, you might have a guest who’s impossible to please, but making sure they have everything they need can help reduce some of the stress you feel. […]

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Vietnam Residence Hosts Family Home and Rice Business

Lan House, a Vietnam residence and rice business venue in Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, is a dual-purpose home designed by H2 Architecture Studio. The unconventional dwelling accommodates working spaces and a rice storage unit on its bottom floor, while the upper level serves as a welcoming family home. They split this Vietnam residence into two […]

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High-End Workout Equipment: Technology to Transform your Home Gym

New year, new you! Right? At least, that’s usually the goal. But how many of us set resolutions, then head to the gym to use their high-end workout equipment and find it’s packed? In fact, it’s packed with all the other people who set health resolutions just like ours. Come March, sick of dealing with […]

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5 Ways People Are Going Bolder With Glass (9 photos)

Residential glass, pros say, has undergone something of a transformation in recent years. While the norm was once limited to just traditional windows, homeowners and home design pros today are opting for a wider approach, incorporating the latest versions in window walls, room partitions and more. We...

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10 Times to Hire a Contractor (10 photos)

Wondering if it’s time to hire a general contractor? These pros are experts at managing all aspects of a project, including applying for building permits, hiring subcontractors, overseeing work and cleanup, and more. If you’re thinking of undertaking a major home improvement project, remodel or...

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How to Remodel the Laundry Room (30 photos)

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“What’s funny about laundry rooms is that we’re in them a lot, yet we approach these spaces as an afterthought,” designer AJ Margulis says.
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Cozy Up in These 10 Romantic Garden Seating Nooks (11 photos)

A garden calls for at least one intimate seating area, a place to retreat to for a private tête-à-tête or a quiet spot to enjoy all on one’s own. While seating nooks vary in their style and location within a garden, the most alluring ones all seem to have a few factors in common: an intimate scale, a...

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Cooking Up Color: 7 Ways to Shine With Yellow in the Kitchen (11 photos)

Continuing our series on accent colors for kitchens, we turn to happy yellow. The quickest way to add a burst of warmth and energy to your kitchen is through the use of vibrant hues such as yellow. But, especially with the brighter shades, careful consideration is needed about how much to use and where...

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Houzz TV: Animals, Love and Color on a Florida Farm (26 photos)

“I learned a long time ago that I have to make whatever space that I’m in my own,” Gany Lalo Bernal says. “It has to say something about who I am.” That philosophy was paired with Gany’s lifelong dream of living on a farm. When she came across a blog post nine years ago about a woman who had moved from...

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7 Trends in Home Bar Design (15 photos)

Designers deserve a toast: They create such spectacular home bar setups these days, it’s hard to imagine that their clients ever want to venture out to the local watering hole. Whether one of your 2019 goals is to become a mixologist who understands what bitters actually do, to host wine tastings with...

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How to Clean Your Washing Machine (9 photos)

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Just because you fill it with laundry detergent doesn’t mean you don’t need to clean the washing machine itself. It sounds counterintuitive, but while your machine
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New This Week: 3 Stylish Powder Rooms (3 photos)

You might think a small bathroom doesn’t deserve much design attention. But powder rooms have long been favorites of designers and homeowners for expressing a wild side. That’s because powder rooms are often frequently used by guests, which means these rooms are great for creating a little surprise even...

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Kitchen of the Week: Soft, Breezy Style With More Storage (15 photos)

After raising their three children, Mike and Linda Brawner moved to a two-story house overlooking Lake Murray in South Carolina where they could relax and enjoy their retirement. Although the location was ideal, they felt that many features in the 2001 home were dated, especially the kitchen with its...

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Make Your Garden a Haven for Backyard Birds (14 photos)

You can do more to welcome birds to your garden than hanging a feeder and calling it a day. To make your backyard an avian sanctuary, you can also plant native plants to provide food and areas for shelter. These additions to your backyard can provide a rest stop for migrants in the fall and can help...

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10 Beautiful White-and-Wood Bathroom Designs (20 photos)

A white bathroom looks clean, crisp and bright. Add some natural wood elements into the design, and suddenly the space feels warmer and more inviting. While there are many ways to approach the popular white-and-wood combination in the bathroom, the following 10 bathrooms from 38 to 700 square feet do...

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How to Create a Joyful, Clutter-Free Bedroom (8 photos)

Imagine walking into your bedroom and seeing clear, clean surfaces. The bedcovers are smooth and inviting, the pillows are plumped, and on your nightstand is nothing but a vase of fresh flowers, a candle, a cup of herbal tea and your journal and pen. Any clothing has been easily put away because it fits...

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An Inspiring Contemporary Cafe in a Former Automotive Warehouse

This Greater Goods Coffee Roasters contemporary cafe in Austin, Texas, was designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. The architecture studio took on the challenge of upgrading a 61,569 square-foot old automotive warehouse in East Austin. With connectivity in mind, they sought to make it ideal for public use. The result is an inspiring contemporary cafe, roastery […]

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Sneaky Sustainability: 7 Ways to Design a More Efficient Home

If you're interested in building a more sustainable, eco-friendly home, you probably already know most of the basics: installing solar panels for power, opting for water-saving fixtures in the bathroom, you know the drill.

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Getting Ready To Sell? These 5 Small Repairs Make A Big Difference When Showing Your Home

When it comes time to prepare your home for sale, you want to ensure it’s in the best possible shape by the time you show it. This way, when a potential buyer asks about the property’s condition, they know it is ready to be sold without much work left to be done. After all, most […]

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New Orleans Artist Debbie Boyd Hageman Looks to Mother Nature

New Orleans-based artist Debbie Boyd Hageman has always looked to mother nature for inspiration, solace and refuge. From the time she was a little girl out in the garden with her mother, helping to grow their vegetables, to photographing and painting outdoors in her beloved New Orleans, Boyd Hageman finds her creativity flows best when […]

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This London Outbuilding Isn’t Just a Garden Shed (8 photos)

Many garden sheds are small wooden structures tucked away in the back of the yard and filled with bikes, lawn mowers and garden tools. This one in southwest London is wood, but that’s where the similarities end. Supersized and superbly designed, it’s a multifunctional outdoor room that’s as smart as...

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How to Mix Colors and Make It Work (12 photos)

White on white, white mixed with gray and, hmm, maybe a little more white? It’s certainly an in-demand look, but some people want a bit of bold color in their palettes. To help you mix color with more color to get the look you crave (without going totally overboard), here are some of my top tips for...

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.

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San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

24 February 2019

  • 2019 Seminar Schedule at a glance
    FRIDAY, March 1 12:00 Debra Lee Baldwin – Success with Succulents Author Debra Lee Baldwin shares insights on selection, using and caring for succulents. She will have her popular books on succulents available for sale and signing both before and after her presentation 1:00 Steve Harbour – Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money […]
  • Seminar Speaker Biographies
  • Debra Lee Baldwin
    Success with Succulents Whether your garden occupies an acre or a patio, succulents can serve as easy-care, low water problem-solvers. As Debra introduces these textural, intriguing plants–which come in every size and color–you’ll find inspiration and ideas to express your creativity and beautifully enhance your outdoor living spaces. Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored […]
  • Steve Harbour
    Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money Steven Harbouris a California native with nearly forty years of professional experience as a landscape designer and horticultural expert. He is an APLD Certified Landscape Designer, and has also served as an ISA Certified Arborist and CAN California Certified Nurseryman. His designs have garnered accolades and awards, […]
  • Tony Gurnoe
    Garden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture at the San Diego Botanic Garden, oversees and coordinates all collection development, horticultural management, and conservation projects at the garden. Tony’s background is in sustainable horticultural crop production, ecological restorative planting, and ex-situ conservation of California natives, cycads, and threatened subtropical species. His […]