New Land Rover Defender Design Analysis: Our Expert Weighs In

Some design jobs are simply impossible, and directly replacing the 67-year-old Land Rover Defender with a modern vehicle is one such example.

The basic Land Rover is a legend, the strongest remnant of a company no longer extant, having been caught up in the integration and annihilation of the entire British motor industry. In 1885 Rover essentially invented the modern bicycle with equal-size wheels front and rear, the Rover Safety Bicycle. The company moved to motorcycles in the late 1900s and to cars in 1904.

Known for quality, Rover was the first firm to make a gas turbine car, and with the 1970 Range Rover the company invented today’s luxury SUV. Rover was eventually sold piecemeal to BMW and Ford, then passed on to Asian owners—cars to China’s SIAC, utility vehicles to India’s Tata—and Rover itself is no more. Land Rover remains based in the U.K. and retains its experienced

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Design/Build: How to Choose the Right Exterior Door

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Upgrading the front door is consistently listed among the top home-improvement projects for the greatest return on investment. In addition to enhancing a house’s curb appeal, it is the first design element people engage with upon arrival. So as you budget for the construction of a new home or a renovation project, consider setting aside a little extra for the front door. You can commission a custom design, but most people buy stock products. Here’s some advice for how to shop.

Front door basics

While there are seemingly endless variables for determining a door’s configuration, they are all based on a few design standards. Focus on doors with stiles and rails that range from 4 in. to 6 in. Look for clear glass without a bevel. Use simulated divided-lite (SDL) muntins. If SDL glazing is not an option, go without muntins rather than using grille-between-glass muntins. When selecting the proportion

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What a $40K Landscaping Design and Exterior Remodel Looks Like

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In Renovator’s Notebook, homeowners open up about the nitty-gritty of their remodels: how long it really took, how much it actually cost, what went horribly wrong, and what went wonderfully, serendipitously, it’s-all-worth-it-in-the-end right.

When Meredith Marshall, a principal in renovation company Milkshake Los Angeles, learned about a 1,100-square-foot, Spanish-style home for sale in the West Adams neighborhood of L.A., she was eager to scope it out. But when Marshall pulled up, she discovered there wasn’t a whole lot to look at. “Even when I got up close to the house, I couldn’t truly see it,” she says, recalling two monstrous palm trees, each one around five feet in diameter, crowding the front steps. The only silver lining: The giant plants (mostly) covered up the bad black paint job. 

It took 10 people, one small bulldozer, and a few hours to dig out the stumps (the roots were causing issues

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The Designer Rooms – Home

Hi everyone, just a quick update from us. First of all, we hope you’re all well, keeping safe and enjoying time at home with your family.

As you can understand, this is an uncertain and frustrating time for us all. We are classed as a non-essential business and therefore all of our stores are closed. We also do not have access to our offices, warehouses, and all staff members are at home. Our staff and customers’ health is priority here.

We would like to take this opportunity to address some frequently asked questions.

“Are you still taking orders?” Yes. We have decided to offer never-before-seen discount on our website – 20% off everything. This gives our customers the chance to secure new season goods during lockdown, and deliveries will be arranged as soon as business resumes as normal.

“I have ordered online, when will I receive my order?”

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Drawing room – Wikipedia

A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained, and a historical term for what would now usually be called a living room. The name is derived from the 16th-century terms withdrawing room and withdrawing chamber, which remained in use through the 17th century, and made their first written appearance in 1642.[1] In a large 16th to early 18th century English house, a withdrawing room was a room to which the owner of the house, his wife, or a distinguished guest who was occupying one of the main apartments in the house could “withdraw” for more privacy. It was often off the great chamber (or the great chamber’s descendant, the state room) and usually led to a formal, or “state” bedroom.[2]

In modern houses, it may be used as a convenient name for a second or further reception room, but no particular

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Before and After: An Interior Design Student Upgraded Her Family’s Kitchen from Builder Grade to Beautiful

Suchada Eickemeyer and her husband bought their California home for their family of five in 2016, just as she was beginning interior design school. Suchada knew from the start that she would be able to put her newly acquired skills to good use in the house’s kitchen, which she says initially came across as ’90s builder grade.

The orange oak cabinets and drawers felt like they were a few more opens and closes away from completely falling apart, she writes: “The bottoms of drawers would literally fall out when we pulled them out, or the entire drawer would fall off its glides. The chipped tile countertops never felt clean, and we had to keep moving things around to avoid breaking shelves [to the point] that it was a nightmare to find any tools we needed to cook.”

It took a couple of years to save up for the renovation Suchada

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How to Design an Outdoor Living Area

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Options for what to include in the ultimate outdoor entertaining area.

Today, almost any activity you enjoy inside your home you can bring to the outside. Depending on your budget, your outdoor room can be simple, with a stamped concrete patio, a grill and a table for dining, or more elaborate with a fully functional outdoor kitchen complete with concrete countertops for preparing and serving food, a sink and a refrigerator. You can take the concept even further by adding such amenities as a concrete pizza oven, a fireplace or firepit, a concrete bartop for serving cocktails, an architectural concrete fountain, landscape lighting and concrete statuary.

Here are ways to use concrete to build the basic elements of your outdoor space:

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Decorative Concrete Surfaces

Start by installing stamped, stenciled or stained concrete patios and walkways to establish the

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Industrial Interior Design | HomeAdore


This stunning residence building located in Barcelona, Spain, has been completely redesigned in 2019 by Estudio Vilablanch.

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Casa Escobar by Luciano Kruk Arquitectos

Escobar House is located in Haras Santa María de Escobar, a gated community on the North corridor, 54 km away from the center of Buenos Aires city. It has been designed in 2019 by Luciano Kruk Arquitectos.

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Rivaparc Renovation Apartment by Nhabe Scholae

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this industrial apartment has been redesigned by Nhabe Scholae.

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Casa ADP by Giovanni Aquila

This modernist apartment redesigned in 2018 by Giovanni Aquila is located in Ragusa, Italy.

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  • “The Potsdam Central School District has a long and positive relationship with SEI Design Group, as they assisted our district throughout the pre-referendum process to achieve a successful vote on our $18 million capital improvement project that was completed in 2015. We have continued to work with them on annual $100,000 projects since that time. Their team was extremely professional and responsive to our needs and were available 24/7 throughout the entire project. We are extremely happy with the services they provided and the end results. “

    Joann Chambers,Superintendent of Schools, Potsdam CSD

  • “Lyndonville Central School District has had the pleasure of working with SEI Design Group since 2006. They have completed several projects including our 2010 and 2015 Building Condition Surveys, Capital Outlay projects and two capital improvements projects. We have been extremely impressed with their professionalism, level of expertise and responsiveness to our needs throughout all our

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