How To Build An Outdoor Fireplace (& Save $1,000’s)

An outdoor fireplace can be both a beautiful and functional asset – plus add value to a home. It provides the perfect focal point for entertaining, and it offers warmth at the same time.

Not only that, but outdoor fireplaces can instantly upgrade the sophistication of a patio. When positioned right, they can extend the usable square footage of your home outward – making it appear that your home is larger.

When you look at it this way, permanent stone fireplaces are more of an “investment” in your property, because when you go to sell your home, the increased value can essentially cover the cost you paid for the installation.

All that said, we don’t want to pay more than we need to. According to Improvenet.com, a professionally installed outdoor fireplace can cost up to $20,000!

How to Save Money on an Outdoor Fireplace…

SunJoy Stone FireplaceSunjoy Mornington Fireplace – Under $1,500

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Real World Design Challenge

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The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.

Steps for Competing in the Challenge

1. Register a team

To register your teams fill out the form by clicking here. Teams are made up of 3-7 students in grades 9-12. Each team needs a coach

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E-Decorating Services | Likely Design

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Flat Fee Design Consultations
(In-person and/or E-Decorating Consultations)

What are “Flat Fee Design Consultations?”

A flat fee design consultation is a decorating service for those who don’t want the full involvement of hiring an interior designer, but might just want some suggestions, inspiration or instructions on how to accomplish a new look on their own! You e-mail me some photos, room dimensions and some helpful information through my Client Information Worksheet, and after approximately 2 weeks (per room, shorter if it’s the Paint Color Scheme or Simply Space Planning Package) I’ll send you my drawings, photos, color schemes, shopping lists and instructions on how to accomplish your new design. That’s it!

Do I need to live near you for a design consultation?
Nope! You can live

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20 Stunning Traditional Exterior Design Ideas

When it comes to having a house that feels like a home, ones thoughts often turn toward interior design. However, if you really want your home to be everything that it can be, then you also need to think about exterior design as well!

There are, of course, a number of different ways in which you can design the exterior of a home. By and large, though, most people will prefer to keep their designs on the traditional side. The reason for this is easy to understand. Traditional exterior home design is the most instantly recognizable and appealing aesthetic out there. If it ever comes time to sell your home, you can bet a home that features beautiful traditional exterior design will always attract eyeballs.

With all of this in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some home exteriors that get traditional design right.

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Scandinavian-Style Living Room Design Inspiration

At the first sign of cooler weather, our homes enter their own form of hibernation. Out comes the chunky knit throw and the candles. We surround ourselves with more lighting and greenery to make up for the dwindling daylight hours and barren trees outside our window. We also, naturally, retreat to one of the coziest places in the home: the living room.

When looking for pointers on how to cozy up a space, look no further than Scandinavia⁠—the area of the globe comprised of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The tenants of Scandinavian design are largely intuitive. Scandinavians create bright, airy spaces to counteract the long, dark days of winter. All-white everything is common, but their palette also includes tan, gray, and black (Occasionally, you’ll see pops of blue, pink, or green in the form of accents). Scandinavians also favor design elements rooted in the natural world⁠—think wood floors, faux fur

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Home Bunch Interior Design Ideas

 

How wonderful it is to start a brand new and fresh week with you! Today feels even more special because I adore this designer! Lisa Furey of Lisa Furey Interiors is incredibly talented and I have being featuring her work for many years now. Having her on the blog is like having a good friend knocking on your door… your heart warms up, you open your arms and you welcome them with a big smile.

Keep reading more about this recently-renovated converted barn home and chances are that you will feel as excited as I am for seeing Lisa’s work. Today is a happy day, my friends! 🙂

Recently, this breathtaking home underwent an extraordinary and comprehensive renovation by Lisa Furey Interiors, Spire Construction and CZ Woodworking. Lisa’s goal was to return the barn to its roots. Think Rustic, industrial, masculine, farmhouse. Designed to withstand the rigors of

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New Living Rooms for Everyday Life

By its name alone, the living room sounds like a comfortable repose for all. But with open floor plans and busy lives defining factors for many Americans, this shared public space often epitomizes the struggle between enjoying real life and keeping a home prim and ready for visitors. A family room or even a kitchen with seating can be too large, open, busy, and associated with entertaining guests. That’s why many seek an alternative space in which to unwind together.

 

pajama room

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A large home in the Brentwood Park area of Los Angeles offers the ultimate in comfortable luxury: two pajama rooms, one in the basement and this one upstairs near all the main bedrooms.

Chicago designer Rebecca Pogonitz, founder of GOGO Design Group, credits the Scandinavian appreciation for a simpler, more soul-nourishing lifestyle—often known by the Danish term ”hygge” (pronounced hue-guh)—for this move toward coziness and

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Design right – GOV.UK

‘Design right’ automatically protects your design for 10 years after it was first sold or 15 years after it was created – whichever is earliest.

You can use it to stop someone copying your design.

Design right only applies to the shape and configuration (how different parts of a design are arranged together) of objects.

You can also register your design for better protection provided it meets the eligibility criteria.

You must register a design to protect 2-dimensional designs such as graphics, textiles and wallpaper.

Prove your design right

You’ll need proof of when you created a design if you want to claim design right.

This could be getting signed and dated copies of your design drawings or photos certified and kept by a solicitor or intellectual property attorney.

There are other ways to prove design right. You’ll usually need to get professional advice.

Design right disputes

The Intellectual Property

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Mechanical Design Engineer – Exterior Systems

The
Role

As a
Mechanical Engineer developing Structures and Absorbers for the Vehicle Exterior
group you will be responsible for design, release and launch of components for future
vehicle lines including, but not limited to:

·      
Front End Module

·      
Wheel Liners

·      
Sound Absorbers

·      
Front End Integration (Ensure craftsmanship fit and finish;
Front Fascia, Headlamps, Fender, Hood)

You
will be part of the team that creates and executes world class systems in terms
of styling, function and customer quality. You will utilize your expertise
in one or more of these commodities and develop as a full vehicle engineer –
designing and delivering entire systems rather than just components as you work
with a lean and agile team of the best automotive engineers in the
industry.  You will report to the Engineering Manager of Exterior Systems.

Responsibilities

As
part of Tesla’s Vehicle engineering team you will design release and

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Peeping inside celebrities homes has become the new must-watch TV

Trevor Noah, who has been broadcasting from a desk inside his Manhattan apartment amid the coronavirus pandemic, kicked off his Tuesday night edition of “The Daily Social Distancing Show” by addressing the many people who have emailed him to ask about his taste in objects and art.
“I’ve been getting a lot of questions from you online asking about things behind me. The other day people asked me why the plant was dying, so I’ve replaced it now,” he quipped.

He’s filled his space with art and books, like “Wild Beautiful Places,” a National Geographic photography book featuring shots from around the globe, along with a book about Barack Obama.

Noah said people were also curious about the “round things” in his home that look like sculptures.

“These are actually African heritage domes, which a mother hands down to her son to remind him of the bond they’ll always share,”

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