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Modern Monday: Doing White Right

We love the modern look of clean, white walls. But too much white can make a space seem cold, sterile and uninviting. That’s why this apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, appealed to us so much. The designer brought warmth to the rooms with wood floors and wood facings in the kitchen. Notice on the back wall in this photo how the white tile is complemented with grey grout – another subt...
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Enhancing Window Safety

It’s National Window Safety Week — a great time to take stock of what you can do to enhance safety in your home. Every year, thousands of children are injured in falls from windows — and one in every four of those children winds up in the hospital. Marvin’s Window Opening Control Device for Ultimate Casements limits the window opening to 4 inches unless overridden in a tw...
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How Australia Does Modern

Concrete block is a fairly common building material in coastal areas, but it’s often painted or somehow softened visually. Not on this beach house in Perth, Australia, which boldly lets the stark concrete blocks speak for themselves. But other elements of the home help to refine the blunt visual force of the concrete. Light, open spaces, and an interior courtyard, bring a sense of ai...
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Which state has the most expensive dream home?

For most of us, a home will be the most expensive thing we ever buy. And someone among us has to own the most expensive one, right? Business Insider profiled the most expensive homes for sale across the country. Take a look at the article and figure out which is the highest-priced home in your state. Here are a few we think are noteworthy. North Dakota’s most expensive home is the le...
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Beautiful Blend of Old and New

This beautiful retreat in rural Minnesota uses timbers from an 1870s barn for dramatic and structural effect. What a warm, light interior the designers created. And letting in that light are Ultimate Push Out Casement windows from Marvin. Chosen for their harmony with the period design, they also provide the durability and energy efficiency demanded in today’s buildings. Congratul...
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