Idea Guide Archives by Category

All entries are listed below by category in chronological order (oldest entry on top). You can roll over an entry to read the first few lines, then click on the title to read the entire entry...


Sis' Arts & Crafts Doorknobs (12-28-03)
Sis' Light Fixture (12-28-03)
Sis' Front Door (12-28-03)
Parker's Special Bungalow Things (03-01-04)
Traditional Craftsman Bungalow Colors (03-06-04)
Arts & Crafts Stencils (04-28-04)
Dard Hunter Rose Tile (05-05-04)
Bungalow Cool Air Returns (05-18-04)
Bungalow-Style Pedestal Urn (06-04-04)
Mosaic Tile (06-05-04)
Front Doors and Entryways (08-17-04)
Bungalow-Style House Numbers (09-27-04)
Our Friends' Light Fixtures (10-17-04)
Craftmanship of our own (10-21-04)
Bungalow Mailboxes R Us (Revised) (10-28-04)
Light My, wait...Front Porch (11-15-04)
Carl & Karin Larsson's Bungalow (12-09-04)
Entryway Light (02-08-05)
Windowboxes (04-26-05)
Cabinet Locks! (05-25-05)
Aluminum Switchplates from Restoration Hardware (07-18-05)
Candela Rechargable Lights (08-06-05)
Emtek Exterior Door Handle & Lockset (10-25-05)
Duette Window Blinds (10-30-05)
More tile ideas... (01-06-06)
Re-Purposing Old House Parts (04-14-06)
Redrawing the View from Your Window (07-10-06)
Making Our Own Art (09-18-06)
Redrawing the View from Your Window, Part 2 (10-18-06)
Birch Bark Candles (11-04-06)
Designing with Salvaged Wood (01-02-07)
Becoming Well- Read Red (01-08-07)
Our Lady of Perpetual Protection from Plaster Dust (03-07-07)
Studio for dreaming in (03-16-07)
For Your Off-the-Grid Lifestyle (06-15-07)
Fun Things to Do with Salvaged Windows (09-12-07)
Garage: Curtain Fabric (09-26-07)
Frank Lloyd Wright Stencils (10-03-07)


Loft-Style Basement Inspiration (12-29-09)


Diane's Divine Bath (10-23-03)
Bathroom & Shower Faucets from Chicago Faucets (01-03-04)
Double Square Wall Sconce (01-07-04)
Ceramic Floor Tile Patterns (01-09-04)
Subway Tile (01-12-04)
Clawfoot Tub (01-16-04)
Kohler "Memoirs" Pedestal Sink (01-18-04)
Kohler "Memoirs" Toilet (01-26-04)
Bathroom Light from Schoolhouse Electric (02-04-04)
Slanted shower ceiling? Creative solution. (02-17-04)
Modern Deco Bungalow Bath (03-13-04)
Master Bathroom Design (04-09-04)
Clawfoot Tub Faucet (05-12-04)
Bungalow Medicine Cabinet (12-30-04)
Fun with Bathroom Floor Tile (01-14-05)
Ideas for the Master Bathroom (04-01-05)
Pottery Barn Bathroom Hardware (07-21-05)


Beadboard on a Vaulted Dormer Ceiling (12-29-03)
Parents' Guest Bedroom (01-10-04)
Ideas for the "Nook" (01-23-04)
A Sweet Children's Room by Parker (03-25-04)
Bedroom Skylights (06-27-04)
Parker's Master Bedroom (07-09-04)
Unbearable Lightness of Bedrooms (08-28-04)
Better Kids' Beds (08-26-08)


Loft Ladder (01-10-04)
Parker's Magic Built-In Dressing Room (03-07-04)
Unbearable Lightness of Bedrooms (08-28-04)
What's in YOUR closet? (10-01-04)
Master Closet Wardrobe System (10-12-04)
Hidden Doors (11-06-04)
A Seattle Wine Cellar (12-01-04)
Organizing A Bathroom (01-19-05)
Marker Board Walls (06-03-05)
Drawers in Stairs (06-27-05)
Built-In Ceiling Shelves (01-18-06)
Built-in Benches (06-21-06)
eNook (04-27-07)
Inspiration: Ross Chapin Architects and Clever Design (03-22-08)


How to Incorporate Design for Children in a House? (08-31-06)
Home Made Baby Gate (09-08-06)
Sweetest Playhouse for Kids and Adults (10-23-06)
Better Kids' Beds (08-26-08)

Dining Room

Open Stairway (03-04-05)
Open Stairway Redux (03-09-05)


To Paint Stucco or No? (08-10-04)
Gardens...SERENITY NOW! (09-14-04)
A playhouse nicer than my REAL house! (11-19-04)
Bungalow Exterior Door (02-02-05)
Backyard fence (03-27-05)
Back Porch Columns (06-22-05)
Mormor and Farfar's Garden (06-13-06)
Roof for a Grill (07-05-06)
Outdoor Spaces (01-20-07)
Garden Dreaming (03-24-08)
Color (05-14-08)
Outdoor Craftsman Wall Sconce (10-21-09)

Family Room

Fireplace (01-29-04)
Obama Family Fireplace (11-01-04)


Mission Style Bed (04-25-04)
An Arts & Crafts Sideboard of Our Own (12-12-04)
Nursery Room Rocking Chair (01-04-06)

HouseBlogs Idea Guide Widget for HouseBloggers (05-16-06)


Energy Conservation Projects: EFI.ORG (10-13-05)
Show Off The Guts (01-22-07)
Basement Flooring Solutions (01-16-08)

KBIS 2006

KBIS Booth Tour: Franke (04-23-06)
KBIS Coverage: Interesting Ideas for the Kitchen (04-23-06)
KBIS Products: Iron-A-Way Your Laundry Clutter (04-24-06)
KBIS Unusual: Fish N Flush (04-24-06)
KBIS Booth Tour: Ginger Co (04-24-06)
KBIS Products: Retro and Vintage Appliances (04-24-06)
KBIS Product: A Microwave in a Drawer (04-24-06)
KBIS Products: Wood Basement Pole Cover (04-24-06)
KBIS Booth Tour: Delta Faucet (04-25-06)
KBIS Products: Kohler Sliding Cutting Board (04-25-06)
KBIS Product Long Post: Countertops (04-25-06)
KBIS Unusual: Neo Qi Energy Cocoon (04-25-06)
KBIS Products: Bendywood (04-25-06)
KBIS Ideas: Magnetic Chalkboard Refrigerator (04-25-06)
KBIS Products: Universal Design Tub (04-26-06)
Attractive Shower Design (04-26-06)
KBIS Booth Tour: Kohler (04-26-06)
KBIS Products: Internet Refrigerator (04-27-06)
KBIS Ideas: Rethinking Subway Tile (04-27-06)
KBIS Booth Tour: Sub Zero/Wolf (04-27-06)
KBIS Ideas: How NOT to Do Task Lighting (04-27-06)
KBIS Unusual: Wash Your Dog (04-27-06)
KBIS Products: InSinkErator Evolution Series (04-28-06)
KBIS Unusual: Soak Your Kid (04-28-06)
KBIS Ideas: Storage (04-28-06)
KBIS New Product: Panasonic WhisperGreen Bathroom Fan (04-29-06)
KBIS Booth Tour: Electrolux/Frigidaire (04-29-06)
KBIS Products: I'm a Fein Fan (04-29-06)
KBIS Unusual: Questionable Branding Choice (04-29-06)
KBIS Booth Tour: Toto (04-29-06)
KBIS Launch Event: HGTV BathDesign (04-29-06)
KBIS Unusual: For That Soaking Wet Tan (05-02-06)
Modern Makeover for a Clawfoot Tub (06-02-06)


Karna's Kitchen Idea (02-08-04)
Parker's Kitchen (02-22-04)
Bungalow Kitchen Cork Floor (04-05-04)
Vintage Kitchen Sink Dreams (04-22-04)
Eloise's Kitchen (09-25-04)
A Holiday Special...Other People's Kitchens (11-24-04)
Temporary Kitchen Floor? (01-31-05)
Fold Down Breakfast Nook (03-17-05)
Kitchen Color Inspiration (06-08-05)
Ikea Farm Sink!? (07-25-05)
Toekick Drawers in the Kitchen (03-01-06)
Under the Counter Rolling Table (07-13-06)
Faux Stainless Steel Covering for Appliances (12-09-06)

Living Room

Ideas for the fireplace front and mantel (03-15-07)
Living Room Lighting Scheme? (11-13-07)

Other Bungalows

Suzanne's Sweet Bungalow (10-25-03)
Rick and Carrie's "Back from the Brink" Bungalow (10-25-03)
Aaron's Parents' Tudor Revival Bungalow (01-10-04)
North Charleston Bungalows (04-13-04)
Alaska Bungalows (06-11-04)
The Ball House (06-19-04)
Virginia Bungalows (09-07-04)
Chicago Bungalows - Ravenswood Manor (11-09-04)
Gites in France (01-02-05)
Minneapolis Bungalows - Longfellow (05-20-05)
Chicago Bungalows - The Villa (09-13-05)
Chicago Bungalows at Christmas (01-01-06)
Minneapolis Bungalows - Edina (05-25-06)

Other Gardens

Kerri & Bill's Birch Bay Garden (07-17-06)

Started years ago as a scrapbook, this collection of photos serves as inspiration as we restore our own bungalow. We hope you find it either useful or entertaining as well.

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