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Capitalizing on the postwar baby boom and expanding suburbs, amusement parks sprang up throughout Southern California. The crown jewel was Disneyland, which focused on themed sections and changed amusement parks forever. Other parks followed, transforming Southern California into one of the world's top vacation destinations.
Whether it's a standalone feature or part of a complete kitchen, an outdoor bar can make your backyard a destination and reason to entertain. It can be as simple or elaborate as you and your budget allow; many are made of repurposed objects and materials like pallets and barrels, while others are part of a home chef's customized dream kitchen. S
Various architectural styles came out of the Victorian era and often blended features from each style. Transitions to or from the Victorian era resulted in houses that might have combined Richardsonian arches on Stick-style homes, or Greek Revival (which came before) features on a Queen Anne. Enjoy this collection of diverse Victorians from coast to coast.
Drought-tolerant landscaping has become more popular and even mandatory in regions that experience little or sporadic rainfall. Learn how to create a drought-tolerant garden and design a water-wise landscape.
Those round, galvanized steel pools are making a splash all over social media, on websites, in magazines, and maybe even a neighbor's yard. Known as stock tank pools, they are a fun, inexpensive, and versatile way to put a pool in your yard without taking out a loan. Discover 14 compelling reasons why a stock tank pool—aka cowboy pool, hillbilly pool, trough pool, plunge pool—might be your next outdoor project.
A renewed interest in the era and iconic architects like John Lautner, A. Quincy Jones, and Jones and Emmons has made mid-century modern homes hot properties. Many new homeowners restore these architectural gems, while others update them to meet contemporary needs and lifestyles. Discover 24 different ideas for landscaping a mid-century modern house.
Witness the transformation of a Santa Barbara home's garden as it goes from bland to beautiful.
Witness the transformation of an old house on a narrow lot in Chicago's Albany Park as it becomes a home and office with a show-stopping yard.
What's the name of that green plant hanging from your shelf? You know, the green one with the oval leaves. I researched, photographed, and wrote about 30 popular house plants to help familiarize readers with what they are and should be growing indoors.
My bathroom was in dire need of a remodel. With some sweat equity, resourcefulness, and less than $500, we made it happen.