All posts by Eric Gibs

Astley Castle

Astley Castle – Treasure within Ruins

Groundbreaking modern accommodation has been inserted within the ruined walls of this ancient moated site to combine the thrill of modern architecture with the atmosphere of an ancient place. In the late 1990s, the Landmark Trust had tried to provide the site with a viable

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Why We Need to Totally Rethink Bathroom Design

Bathroom design in most Canadian homes has hardly changed in a hundred years – aside from cosmetics. But when it comes to how bathrooms actually work, many experts say today’s bathrooms are a disaster and are wasteful and unhealthy. What are your thoughts? Do you

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The Oak Pass – an “Upside Down” House

The Oak Pass Main house uses an “Upside Down” program, with public spaces above the bedrooms, which are buried into the hill and beneath a green roof of edible herbs. This relatively large house at 8,000 square feet appears much smaller and carefully integrated into

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6 Natural Fly Repellents

As the weather becomes warmer, and spring begins to fade into summer, more and more people begin to flock outside. There are so many things to do outdoors, especially as children begin leaving school and are eager to play. However, there is a shadow on

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DIY Bath Bombs

Anyone who has ever used a bath bomb will know it adds a whole other dimension to your relaxing soak in the tub. These fantastic fizzies add an effervescent feel to your water combined with all the luxury of a spa treatment due to their

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Kitchen Remodeling | Costs

Unless you’re the type that eats out at a restaurant three times a day, the kitchen is the hive of the household and sees a lot of traffic throughout a day. Whether you only cook a meal or two per week or are a culinary

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Dishwashers are more economical than traditional hand washing of dishes but commercially made dishwasher tablets and packets are a different matter altogether. Many commercial products can ring in at 40 to 50 cents per load, or even higher depending on the type you choose, but

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Mesmerizing Master Bedrooms

Your master bedroom should be your sanctuary, your refuge amidst the craziness of the world, or the rest of your house. When you step into your room, you should feel a wave of relaxation wash over you. Your master bedroom, whether you share it or

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Stunning Lofts Around the World

Nowadays thousands of condominiums are scattered all over the world. People decide on acquiring a particular place depending on the location and price and what the place looks like. Comfort is also a big factor. Nowadays, huge spaces like lofts are getting more popular every