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Laundry Room Organization

Laundry Room Organization

There were two aspects of our house that drew us to it: the first was that the original owners were the builders and they carefully customized it, taking great pride in its design and construction.  The second was that the house was full of unexpected 45-degree...

The Design Process:  The Inventory Phase

The Design Process: The Inventory Phase

A few weeks ago, we covered the design process in four phases.  The four phases of design include the Inventory Phase, the Inspiration Phase, the Design Phase, and the Construction Phase.  Design involves going back and forth between these phases, but you must start...

Introduction to Architectural Drawing

Introduction to Architectural Drawing

Architectural drawing plays a vital role in architectural design and It is important to have an understanding of the various types of architectural drawing regardless of whether you hire a design professional or design everything yourself.  Architectural drawings are...

Graceful Favorites 2016 Week 6 – Dark Sky

Graceful Favorites 2016 Week 6 – Dark Sky

I am an avid outdoor runner, but I often have a hard time figuring out just how much - or how little - to wear.  The summer temperature in Florida never dips below 72, so the decision is easy: a tank top and running shorts.  But minor temperature fluctuations in the...

The Graceful Kitchen: Supermarket Meal in a Flash

The Graceful Kitchen: Supermarket Meal in a Flash

Keeping your house in order and your budget in line can be difficult.  One of my goals is to limit the time I spend in some areas of my life to free up time for other things I might be interested in.  And one of those areas where I try to limit my time spent as much...

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