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12 Tips to Save Your Sanity During a Renovation

12 Tips to Save Your Sanity During a Renovation | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
It’s easy to get excited about a home project at the beginning, when the work seems theoretical and you hear yourself saying things like, “Oh, we could just knock all of these walls out, no problem!” Then reality sets in. The workers you hired go AWOL, your budget is blown and you can’t find your good shoes under the pile of scrap wood and duct tape. It’s time to take a deep breath and make a plan. Read on to find a dozen ways to stay sane while you are creating your dream home, no matter...
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Great Ideas from houzz, to keep sane when the reno bomb blast hits!

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How to Choose the Right Garden Edging for Your Outdoor Space

How to Choose the Right Garden Edging for Your Outdoor Space | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
Often overlooked and undervalued, garden edging can mean the difference between a great space and one that is a maintenance nightmare
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Hideg House by Béres Architects

Hideg House by Béres Architects | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it

Focusing on sculptural cliffs and hillside woods, Hideg-ház is an unusual object in the landscape of the outskirts of Koszeg, a historical town in Hungary.

The building is located in a country with very diverse climate. Hot summers and cold winters desire a smart mix of architectural decisions to keep the cabin comfortable and easy to run in all four seasons. The clients had a clear concept about what they wanted to achieve in terms of building services and comfort. A combination of high-tec and simple ecological solutions resulted in extremely low energy consumption and moderate building cost...


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A Backyard does not need to be all green, look at how carefully placed rocks can create a stunning backdrop and provide contrast on a different scale for this unique home that takes advantage of all this with carefully place windows, even using the direction the timber is laid to highlight the view.

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Outdoor DIY Inspiration: Al Fresco Ovens

Outdoor DIY Inspiration:  Al Fresco Ovens | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
For those of you brave enough to take on this type of project, here are five different ways to make homemade, wood-fired pizza and/or bread ovens. They range from quick hacks to more polished projects.
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Color Makes a Garden Dining Room Sing in Santa Fe

Color Makes a Garden Dining Room Sing in Santa Fe | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
Vibrant stucco walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico
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This former usless courtyard has been transformed with all the trimmings including a fireplace, vertical garden and unique boulder fountain and is a great example of how to create a valuable home from what looks initially like a bad dream.

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The Seduction of Outdoor Sculptures, Screens and Installations

The Seduction of Outdoor Sculptures, Screens and Installations | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
Why keep your passion for art inside? Introduce it to your backyard to build your own stunning open-air gallery
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Arty Screens and features can add a lot of value to your home if done right. Check these great ideas out.

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Tranquil Nap-Time Spots to Daydream About

Tranquil Nap-Time Spots to Daydream About | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
Blissful and serene, these envy-inducing settings will put you to sleep, but for all the right reasons...
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We all need places to relax.

Here are some great areas that have been created both inside and outside the home.

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New Website - Easy Pizza Ovens

New Website - Easy Pizza Ovens | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it

Imagine having your own wood fired pizza oven that cooks pizzas in 2 minutes flat!

In easy to build kit form... from a refractory manufacturer that builds commercial ovens for baking bricks and tiles.

 

This website shows in detail how easy it is.

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Great News! ... Quality wood fired oven at factory price. (In kit form)

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Building a luxury home pool - construction insights

Building a luxury home pool - construction insights | Design Ideas for Backyards | Scoop.it
Building a pool with construction joints When constructing a large swimming pool, if a solid foundation is not existing, like rock for instance, we need to break the structure into pieces so that it can withstand movement.Commonly we will integrate...
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Good Information

Now days many engineers put extra steel in the shell but for extra long pools this is a safe option if you know what you are doing.

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