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Growing Your Own The Vegetable

The vegetable growing world is a traditional one, an outdoor pastime for robust folk, with the emphasis on bigger and better crops. But we live in modern times and there is a niche for these miniature crops, especially in our urban sprawls. Tasty miniature garnishes for tight spaces,…

Beautiful Wood Floor

With a rich history and an ability to be adapted to suit contemporary or traditional rooms, in grand and more rustic designs, it is little wonder that a carefully pieced parquet floor is as desirable today as it was in…

How To Make A Table Base

Cedar’s natural resistance to the elements, including moisture, helps it hold up to the weather outdoors. We left this table base unfinished, but you can stain the wood to make it even more durable. This homemade base 22×46 inches from…

How To Clean Out Gutters

One of the best maintenance jobs you can do for your old house is to clean out the gutters. Clogged gutters can cause myriad problems, including leaks inside the house. Keep your gutter system running smoothly by removing leaves and…

Thinking Big With Small Kitchens

When designing a small kitchen, it’s important to prioritize, steal space where available, maximize views and storage, give plenty of thought to the lighting scheme, remove unnecessary clutter and be realistic about what is and isn’t possible. Planning & Design (Mary…

Essential Design Integrated

Functionality, connectivity and timelessness are the three main things we always look at. Understanding the needs and lifestyle of our clients allows for a “made to measure” space. Essential Design Integrated (EDI) likes to switch things up. Recently, when the designers were commissioned to redesign a 30-year old property…