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Snaidero Kitchen-floating cabinetry

Look closely at these floating cabinets. They’re not wall mounted as far as I can tell, but instead they have tall legs (about 9 inches off the ground) and there is a mirror installed at the toe-kick, in addition to a light behind the mirror which casts a light at ground level. Such a clever way to add light to the flooring which makes the space seem larger than it is.

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LG Washer/Dryer Combo

Sometimes when dealing with tight-quarters, you may need to spend a little more to get the space-saving gadgets. In this case the space saving gadget is the combo washer/dryer by LG. It’s great for a closet or even under a counter because it doesn’t require an external venting source and runs on standard voltage, so no rewiring is required. So, if you don’t already have a standard laundry room, it may actually save you a little by not having to vent or rewire a closet.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1599
Availability: Buy LG Washer/Dryer Combo here

Landscape Hotel by Jensen and Skodvin Architects

Wow.

Basically each room is a detached small independent house with one, or sometimes two of the walls constructed in glass. The landscape in which these rooms are placed is by most people considered spectacularly beautiful and varied and the topography allows a layout where no room looks at another. In this way every room gets its own surprising view of a dramatic piece of landscape, always changing with the weather and the time of the day and the season.

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Glass House, London

I remember seeing an exterior photo of this home a few months ago with no details or link to further information. But today, while day dreaming about London real estate, I stumbled upon the real estate listing! For a mere £1,295,000, this could be yours!

The Glass House (also known as the “Sliver House” was built between two Victorian buildings by Boyarsky Murphy Architects and is just 3 meters wide (less than 10 feet).

More information:

View Glass House, London here

Anderson Windows

When faced with old windows that have broken glass and mechanisms, or that are painted shut, or worse make it difficult to keep your home temperature regulated, it may be time to upgrade. Anderson makes windows that can be easily integrated into a modern remodel, and comes in three different product lines (400 series, 200 series and architectural) to meet your design and price point needs.

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Toto sink

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Sub Zero Looks for Less

I really want a Sub Zero refrigerator but I don’t want to pay $6000 when I can get one with similar dimensions and appearance for a lot less.

Here’s my plan: I’m going to get a Maytag or other rectilinear refrigerator for less than $1200 and then to give the refrigerator a built-in look, I’m going to have a vent custom made in stainless steel to dimensions that will equal the width of the refrigerator and so the height will match the height of the cabinets.
Additionally, I’m going to remove the curved handles of the refrigerator and replace them with straight line handles.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1169
Availability: Buy Sub Zero Looks for Less here

New Favorite Website: The Selby

The Selby features portraits of notable personalities in their homes as photographed by Todd Selby. All the homes are pretty interesting. The home of paola kudacki and james penfold is pretty fantastic.

Soho Eggshell Tub

This luxe modern, free standing tub is perfect for a remodel and the price isn’t too bad either.

Deck mount telephone style tub faucet included
White cast acrylic construction
Maximum water capacity: 44 gallons
Maximum immersion depth: 17.7
Water capacity: 44 gallons
High back and contoured for comfort
Dimensions: L 63″ x W 20″
Weight: 143lbs

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Home 00 by Studio i-29

Amsterdam’s i29 has done it again with the 00 House. This 1614 square feet home appears to be quite large due to the expansive wood floors and open spaces. The large movable walls allow for changing the space when necessary.

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Closet doors

These closet doors are actually not too bad. You rarely expect anything from the major hardware stores to be something that you mind find in a home decor magazine, so when you find something that’s simply designed with no silly flourishes, it’s a pleasant surprise. These may be a good replacement for your builder-grade mirrored sliding doors.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Open shower

I’m trying to figure out how add a shower to a narrow half bath by taking over a closet to get some extra room. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of room to take any more width, so there’s not really a way to add a shower door or other major division.

This small bath separates the lavatory from the shower with a simple step down, but keeps the flooring and wall tiled with the same glass mosaic to give the feeling of a larger space instead of smaller fractured spaces. The drain in the floor and simple shower head doesn’t take a lot of space and because there’s not a door, the space feels more open.

Also, the little perch for shampoo and soap is not obtrusive into the space, yet perfect for the necessities.

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Wall of Books at Philip Wood and Tanya Ketenjian’s home

Okay, so the remodel posts are supposed to be less about furniture, and more about actual construction or remodeling your home, but this wall of books sort of qualifies because you would want to actually attach these to your wall for stability, but in this case Philip used two Expedit shelves from Ikea and stacked them.

Anyway, I love the look of tall stacks of books because they add a real sense of warmth without clutter (assuming it’s all books spines and not knick-knacks you’re looking at).

Also, I’ve met Philip through one of my best friends who is a Citizen-Citizen designer, and Phillip is just an all around down to earth, cool guy.

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Sly Slim

I live in an older home with great bones, but it is in need of some serious updates. I love these simple modern doorknobs. Updating to these would really update the feel for minimal investment.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Sly Slim here

Kraus Ceramic Lavatory sink

If you’re on a budget, but still want style, $175 is a pretty good deal on a sink.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Kraus Ceramic Lavatory sink here