Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line, so they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws during seasonal changes. This article explains how to build solid footings that will stay put year-round.
A small, single-story addition to the row house adds a playroom without eating up too much outdoor space. A green roof also helps makes up for lost garden beds, while creating attractive, leafy views from the second and third floors. In summer, when the s
White-painted base cabinets give this farmhouse kitchen an elegant simplicity, while open shelves and exposed beams add a sense of loftiness. I love the white cabinets contrasted with the rich butcher block counters.