Meet Dee Williams: She Lives in 84 Square Feet

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When Dee Williams wakes up, she climbs down a skinny ladder and pours water from a ceramic jug. After making a cup of tea on her single-burner stovetop, she soaks a towel in the leftover hot water and washes her face, pretending she’s in the shower.

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When Dee Williams wakes up, she climbs down a skinny ladder and pours water from a ceramic jug. After making a cup of tea on her single-burner stovetop, she soaks a towel in the leftover hot water and washes her face, pretending she’s in the shower.

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Warner Bros. Mansion on the Market for $40M

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The dazzling Beverly Hills estate of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner is on the market for $39.999 million – a lush price for a mansion that’s hosted some of the world’s greatest luminaries.

Marilyn Monroe crashed for an extended stay in the guest house, according to current owner Daphna Ziman. And since she’s lived there, Ziman has hoste…

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The dazzling Beverly Hills estate of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner is on the market for $39.999 million – a lush price for a mansion that’s hosted some of the world’s greatest luminaries.

Marilyn Monroe crashed for an extended stay in the guest house, according to current owner Daphna Ziman. And since she’s lived there, Ziman has hoste…

Leonardo DiCaprio Lists Second Home in a Month

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shutterstock_383516680Now that he finally has an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is narrowing the number of homes in which he can display it. The leading man has listed his home in Studio City for $2.395 million, just a wee…

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shutterstock_383516680Now that he finally has an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is narrowing the number of homes in which he can display it. The leading man has listed his home in Studio City for $2.395 million, just a wee…

$5,000-a-week student pad up for grabs in London’s Mayfair

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A London townhouse on Mayfair’s Park Lane is up for rent for $5,172 per week and looks set to go to a super-rich student from the Middle East….

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A London townhouse on Mayfair’s Park Lane is up for rent for $5,172 per week and looks set to go to a super-rich student from the Middle East….

5 Organizing Secrets Only the Pros Know

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We professional organizers have many secret tools and tips. They’re what make us very successful.

When our clients pay close attention and ask us questions, they obtain the magical key to unlock their clutter dilemma.

Many people who opt not to work with a professional set out with the best of intentions. They dive into a project after seeing an idea in a magazine or on Pinterest. They…

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We professional organizers have many secret tools and tips. They’re what make us very successful.

When our clients pay close attention and ask us questions, they obtain the magical key to unlock their clutter dilemma.

Many people who opt not to work with a professional set out with the best of intentions. They dive into a project after seeing an idea in a magazine or on Pinterest. They…

Clintons Buy the House Next Door in Chappaqua

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shutterstock_329730752Hillary Clinton has her eye on the White House, but she’s also thinking about her Chappaqua home. She and her little-known husband, Bill, just paid $1.16 million for the house next door, effectively creating a Kennedy-esque, albeit not waterfront, compound in the lush environs of upstate New York.

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shutterstock_329730752Hillary Clinton has her eye on the White House, but she’s also thinking about her Chappaqua home. She and her little-known husband, Bill, just paid $1.16 million for the house next door, effectively creating a Kennedy-esque, albeit not waterfront, compound in the lush environs of upstate New York.

'What Do You Mean My Home Isn't Legal?'

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By Gemma Alexander

Home may be where the heart is, but good luck convincing the authorities of that if your home is illegal.

Your heart – or finances – may lead you to hang your hat in any number of atypical dwellings, but the truth is, it takes more than love to make a house a legal residence.

Most states have adopted the International Reside…

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By Gemma Alexander

Home may be where the heart is, but good luck convincing the authorities of that if your home is illegal.

Your heart – or finances – may lead you to hang your hat in any number of atypical dwellings, but the truth is, it takes more than love to make a house a legal residence.

Most states have adopted the International Reside…

House of the Week: An Art House in New Orleans

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New Orleans is known for its vibrant spirit, from the music that spills onto the streets to the colorfully painted homes that dot the city. Now imagine that joyful vibe being captured not just on the exterior of a home, but all through it.

That’s exactly what it’s like to walk through this historic home in the French Quarter, which is listed at $1.65 million by Sam Poc…

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New Orleans is known for its vibrant spirit, from the music that spills onto the streets to the colorfully painted homes that dot the city. Now imagine that joyful vibe being captured not just on the exterior of a home, but all through it.

That’s exactly what it’s like to walk through this historic home in the French Quarter, which is listed at $1.65 million by Sam Poc…

Jackie O's Childhood Estate in the Hamptons Listed for $39M

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Just down the road from the famous “Grey Gardens” home where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ reclusive cousins once lived sprawls the century-old Hamptons estate where she summered as a child. Dubbed Lasata, the property belonged to Onassis’ paternal grandparents.

When fashion designer Reed Krakoff and his interior designer wife, Delphine, bought Lasata in 2007, it had not been renovated in decades. “Vintage wallpaper and vintage plumbing,” Delph…

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Just down the road from the famous “Grey Gardens” home where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ reclusive cousins once lived sprawls the century-old Hamptons estate where she summered as a child. Dubbed Lasata, the property belonged to Onassis’ paternal grandparents.

When fashion designer Reed Krakoff and his interior designer wife, Delphine, bought Lasata in 2007, it had not been renovated in decades. “Vintage wallpaper and vintage plumbing,” Delph…

DIY: Refresh Your Bathroom With a New Sink and Vanity

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You’re tired of your old, dated bathroom, but not yet ready to do a full-on remodel – it’s a common scenario.

Here is an easy fix that can cost you as little as $200 and about an afternoon’s worth of time: a new vanity/sink combo.

An updated sink and vanity will stand out and draw the eye to it, instead of to other bathroom elements that may be less than perfect. And if you happen to be replacing an old pedestal sink, you will i…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/install-new-bathroom-sink-vanity-204137/

You’re tired of your old, dated bathroom, but not yet ready to do a full-on remodel – it’s a common scenario.

Here is an easy fix that can cost you as little as $200 and about an afternoon’s worth of time: a new vanity/sink combo.

An updated sink and vanity will stand out and draw the eye to it, instead of to other bathroom elements that may be less than perfect. And if you happen to be replacing an old pedestal sink, you will i…