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6 Great Ways With Garden Ground Covers

August 31st, 2013
Ground cover plants play an important role in the garden. Characterized by their low-growing forms and ability to strangle weeds with a carpet of vegetation, ground covers provide many benefits to almost any outdoor space. There are an enormous variety of ground cover plants available, often with unique growing requirements ranging from full sun and dry conditions to moist s ...

Chill Out: 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat Outdoors

August 29th, 2013
Summer doesn't have to send you and your guests clinging to the comforts of air conditioning, especially if you're willing to make your backyard a little more inviting with the addition of some welcome shade, air movement or maybe a splash of water. By incorporating one or more of these cool features into your outdoor space, you'll find yourself spending more and more time ...

How to Get Along With the Neighbors — and Live Happier at Home

August 29th, 2013
Seeing people bringing a tall ladder or power tool from a neighbor's house to theirs is a common sight on my block. In the evenings many of us sit outside on the front porch relaxing, and catch up with others who walk by with their dogs or are just out for an evening stroll. When our chickens escaped into a neighbor's yard, not only were they not angry, but they helped me ro ...

5 Common-Sense Ways to Get a Greener Home Design

August 28th, 2013
Going green with your home design project is a decision made by degrees, with layers of opportunities to choose materials and methods that will yield improved energy efficiency, sustainability and functionality. It's a commitment with a potentially great outcome that involves research, diligence and often additional funds. But even basic green measures can make a differenc ...

13835 MARINE DR, White Rock, BC

August 28th, 2013

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10 Unusual Interior Materials for High-End, Custom Appeal

August 27th, 2013
The more unusual the material, the more personal a space can be. Unique materials aren't just fun — they can help a home become a personal expression of its owner.

Some of these products have been around for ages but were previously used in different contexts or environments; today's production techniques have helped simple materials achieve sophisticated designs. Other prod ...

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August 27th, 2013
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14056 TERRY RD, White Rock, BC

August 27th, 2013

I just sold this House at 14056 TERRY RD, White Rock, BC .

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14 Idea-Filled Cottages to Suit Every Mood

August 26th, 2013
Do you dream of living in a charming stone cottage, a saltbox on the coast or a cozy vintage cottage with loads of character? No matter the style you prefer, there is bound to be a cottage that appeals to you — and here at Houzz, homeowners, architects, designers and builders have shared many inspiring examples of cottage living. These 14 cottages are packed with ideas to ta ...

9 Power-User Tricks to Get More From Houzz

August 25th, 2013
Whether you love browsing photos, searching for a contractor, chatting in Discussions, reading featured ideabooks or all of the above, the Houzz team is always working to make your experience better.

Whether you're a new Houzzer or the one who shows everyone else all the tricks, there's probably a tip in here to expand your experience, from power searches and finding photos recommended ...
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