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Top 100 Home Trends in August

From AI Trashcan Concepts to Streamlined Renovation Projects

— September 4, 2018 — Art & Design
These August 2018 home trends range from AI trashcan accessories to streamlined renovation projects that embrace a minimalist design approach. While smart home products have been around for some time, this month's examples expand beyond digital assistants to more unexpected everyday products. Standouts include 'Oscar,' an AI-powered waste receptacle that can recognize and sort trash items like organic matter and recyclable plastics.

Other August 2018 home innovations to note include writer-inspired home organization accessories. Marie Kondo's 'Hikidashi' home storage range is a direct reference to her best-selling book 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' and aims to encourage individuals to streamline both their lives and the spaces they live in.

Self-sufficient desert retreats, indoor microgreen gardens and high-end houseboat residences round off this list and speak to consumers' ongoing desire for sustainable design and architecture solutions.
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Activity
Freshness
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Dedicated Wireless Speakers
Dedicated Wireless Speakers
The Roku TV Wireless Speakers Exclusively Pair with Roku-Powered TVs
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98
AI Trash Receptacles
AI Trash Receptacles
'Oscar' is an Artificially Intelligent Trash Can That Takes Care of Sorting
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97
Chilean Wooden Holiday Homes
Chilean Wooden Holiday Homes
Ignacio Correa’s Design is Stilted and Highly Contemporary
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96
Solar-Powered Smart Doorbells
Solar-Powered Smart Doorbells
Soliom's Wireless Video Doorbell Sustains Its Own Energy Needs
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95
Timber TV Consoles
Timber TV Consoles
The 'MeiliAudio' Consoles Offer Elegant Casing For Your Television
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94
Modern Strongly Sculptural Apartments
Modern Strongly Sculptural Apartments
AWE Office's Angular Flats are Eye-Catching & Interesting
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93
Geometric Statement Light Systems
Geometric Statement Light Systems
The Archilume Alto, Aura and Balance Lights Boast Basic Shapes
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92
Smart Laundry Baskets
Smart Laundry Baskets
'LaunderPal' Intelligently Manages Clothing with Washer-Friendly RFID Tags
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91
Artful Wallprinting Technology
Artful Wallprinting Technology
WallPen's Wallprinting Says Goodbye to Stickers and Wallpaper
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90
Handmade Ceramic Device Stands
Handmade Ceramic Device Stands
Montelouro is an Aesthetically Driven Product with a Modern Twist
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89
Collector-Centric Storage Solutions
Collector-Centric Storage Solutions
The IKEA 'SAMMANHANG' Range Appeals to the Modern Collector
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88
Tudor-Style Modern Homes
Tudor-Style Modern Homes
This Dwelling by Jean-Maxime Labrecque Features a Mirrored Staircase
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87
Army-Inspired Beer Holders
Army-Inspired Beer Holders
Frontier's Tactical Vest Beer Koozie is an Original Summer Accessory
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86
Sensor-Filled Digital Frames
Sensor-Filled Digital Frames
The Canvia Frame Ensures That Images Always Look Perfect in Any Space
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85
Stylish Reversible Pocket Knives
Stylish Reversible Pocket Knives
Gerber's Empower Automatic Knife is Sleek and Powerful
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84
Upcycled Glass-Blown Vases
Upcycled Glass-Blown Vases
Jeff Martin Joinery’s Vessels are Otherworldly with a Rough Exterior
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83
Premium Affordable Cookware
Premium Affordable Cookware
Made In's Stainless Steel Cookware Line is Durable and Long-Lasting
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82
Transformed Edwardian Abodes
Transformed Edwardian Abodes
The Molesworth Street House Expands Fully Throughout the Thin Lot
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81
Buoyant Wireless Cork Speakers
Buoyant Wireless Cork Speakers
House of Marley's New Bluetooth Speakers That are Durable & Stylish
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80
Pirate-Themed Whiskey Tools
Pirate-Themed Whiskey Tools
The New Ship Decanter is an Artistic Glass Boat for Purifying Whiskey
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79
Voice-Ordering Delivery Features
Voice-Ordering Delivery Features
foodora Makes Its Convenient Food Delivery Even More Innovative
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78
Cathedral-Inspired Family Houses
Cathedral-Inspired Family Houses
Mole Architects Creates a Striking Sawtooth Brick Facade
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77
Interstellar Cloud-Inspired Lights
Interstellar Cloud-Inspired Lights
The Nebulae Collection Replicates Dynamic Sky Illuminators
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76
Gabled Agrarian Home Designs
Gabled Agrarian Home Designs
The Sullivan House Was Inspired by Classic Barns in the Ohio Area
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75
Indoor Microgreen Gardens
Indoor Microgreen Gardens
GroFast's is a Space-Saving, Accessible Indoor "Tabletop Farm"
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74
Streamlined Minimalist Renovations
Streamlined Minimalist Renovations
Lydia Xynogala Transformed a Traditional London Townhouse
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73
Dualistic Housing Concepts
Dualistic Housing Concepts
This Home by Snark Boasts a Functional Space for Growing Plants
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72
Traditional Brightly Lit Homes
Traditional Brightly Lit Homes
Delfino Lozano Rearranges the Layout of a House in Guadalajara
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71
Homey Wooden Prefabricated Houses
Homey Wooden Prefabricated Houses
Atelier Ordinaire's Structure Has a Rich Wooden Presence
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70
Shoppable Vacation Homes
Shoppable Vacation Homes
The McKinley Bungalow Vacation Rental Home Has Curated Goods for Sale
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69
Accessible Pet-Focused Homes
Accessible Pet-Focused Homes
The Atelier Dog House Features Design Elements to Aid a Disabled Dog
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68
24-Hour Germ-Fighting Cleaners
24-Hour Germ-Fighting Cleaners
BYOTROL24's Disinfectant Cleaner Continuously Sanitizes Surfaces
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67
Family Friendly Water Cannons
Family Friendly Water Cannons
The Backyard Aquatic Bombard Shoots Water for an Exciting Game
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66
Renovated Sizable 30s Villas
Renovated Sizable 30s Villas
Bureau Brisson Architectes Arranges a Fluid Contemporary Interior
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65
Speaker-Hidden Security Cameras
Speaker-Hidden Security Cameras
The LizCam Hidden Camera Disguises Itself in Plain Sight
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64
Multipurpose Pet Cameras
Multipurpose Pet Cameras
The Lovoom T20 Offers Features for Play and Remote Pet Management
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63
Buoyant Adventure Parks
Buoyant Adventure Parks
The Jungle Float is an Exciting and Fully Functional Waterborne Jungle Gym
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62
Modern Cast Iron Cookware
Modern Cast Iron Cookware
The Ironwood Skillet is Informed by a Minimalist Contemporary Design
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61
Sport-Themed Wine Holders
Sport-Themed Wine Holders
The Baseball Bat Wine Rack is a Rustic Artistic Addition to Any Home Bar
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60
High-Tech Eco Villages
High-Tech Eco Villages
'ReGen Villages' is a Self-Sustaining Living Concept Powered by AI
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59
Stunning Rose Gold Cookware
Stunning Rose Gold Cookware
All-Clad's C4 Copper Collection is Durable and Stylish for Any Kitchen
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58
Illuminated Plant Holders
Illuminated Plant Holders
The New Glow in the Dark Planter Urns Provide Enchanting Garden Lighting
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57
Luxe Fort-Like Retreats
Luxe Fort-Like Retreats
The Five Element House Sits on a Hilltop Looking Down on a Beautiful Lake
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56
Gym Equipment Bathroom Fixtures
Gym Equipment Bathroom Fixtures
The Scavolini 'Gym Space' Ensures Consistent Daily Workouts
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55
Prehistoric Snack Bowls
Prehistoric Snack Bowls
The NACHOsaurus Bowl Makes Eating Fun and Educational for the Whole Family
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54
Architecturally Connected Houses
Architecturally Connected Houses
KWK Promes Fosters Communication Between Home and Nearby Roads
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53
Contemporary Modular Home Extensions
Contemporary Modular Home Extensions
Modscape's Extension Carries an Expressive Sculptural Feel
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52
Creative Home Decor Illustrations
Creative Home Decor Illustrations
Gucci's Line of Homeware is Creatively Promoted on Instagram
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51
Illuminated Pool Floats
Illuminated Pool Floats
The New Glow Float is an Exciting and Comfortable Chair for the Pool
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50
Floating Structural Abodes
Floating Structural Abodes
The North Avoca Studio is a Modern Home Hanging Off the Side of a Cliff
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49
Geometric Minimalist Concrete Houses
Geometric Minimalist Concrete Houses
This Scandinavian Home by Russell Jones is Sophisticated
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48
Independent Compact Rooftop Homes
Independent Compact Rooftop Homes
MINI Living & FreelandBuck Design a Functional Micro Home in LA
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47
Fully Customizable Furniture Collections
Fully Customizable Furniture Collections
MARQQA's Offerings are Colorful, Playful and Contemporary
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46
Space-Economic Statement Pendant Lamps
Space-Economic Statement Pendant Lamps
Daniel Rybakken's Design for Luceplan Boasts Minimalism
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45
Reinvented Modern Duplexes
Reinvented Modern Duplexes
The Gouond House Offers a Luxurious Take on Classic Attached Homes
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44
Affordable Smart Apartment Services
Affordable Smart Apartment Services
The Roomrs Start-Up Helps Young Professionals Find Housing
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43
Contemporary Steel Outdoor Furniture
Contemporary Steel Outdoor Furniture
LAUN Introduced the DeMille Lounge Chair and Confetti Table
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42
Dreamy Boutique Rentals
Dreamy Boutique Rentals
The Garde Summerland Store is Both a Concept Store and Vacation Rental
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41
Trapeze-Inspired Atrium Embellishments
Trapeze-Inspired Atrium Embellishments
Robitaille Curtis Creates a Dynamic and Contemporary Atrium
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40
Multifunctional AR Rocket Decorations
Multifunctional AR Rocket Decorations
PLUME Doubles as a Lamp, an Alarm and a Bluetooth Speaker
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39
Beer Cooler Coffee Tables
Beer Cooler Coffee Tables
The Baleares Pop-Up Ottoman Offers a Hidden Cooler Inside
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38
Industrial-Style Apartment Buildings
Industrial-Style Apartment Buildings
Emulsion Uses Metal and Steel for the Albany Road Project
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37
Luxurious Modern Row Houses
Luxurious Modern Row Houses
Workstead Mixes Historic Heritage with Contemporary Design Elements
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36
Unzipped Whimsical Furniture Lines
Unzipped Whimsical Furniture Lines
Visser En Meijwaard's Designs Relies on Bold Colors & Modernism
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35
Handmade Rainbow Wall Art
Handmade Rainbow Wall Art
Mandi Smethells Draws on Color Combinations for Her Whimsical Designs
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34
Scent-Emitting Lamps
Scent-Emitting Lamps
The Himalayan Misting Salt Lamp Releases Essential Oils Throughout the Room
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33
Experimental Designer Homeware Collections
Experimental Designer Homeware Collections
Adorno Supports Emerging Talent in the Design Industry
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32
Classic Architecture-Inspired Flooring
Classic Architecture-Inspired Flooring
GRT Architects' Textured Triangular Tiles Evoke Class
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31
Lightweight Grill Accessories
Lightweight Grill Accessories
The Outset Grill Prep Station Combines All Grilling Needs into One
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30
Luxe Hidden Hillside Homes
Luxe Hidden Hillside Homes
The Oak Pass House Opens Completely to the Beautiful Surrounding Forest
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29
Refined Luxurious Townhouses
Refined Luxurious Townhouses
MKCA Creates a Contemporary Interior with a Strong Romantic Twist
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28
Relaxing Steep Slope Sanctuaries
Relaxing Steep Slope Sanctuaries
The Casa Peninsula is Surrounded by Breathtaking Views of Nature
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27
Exciting Sci-Fi Lamps
Exciting Sci-Fi Lamps
The Tie Fighter Desk Lamp from Firebox is Perfect for any Star Wars Fan
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26
Recycled Beer-Themed Stools
Recycled Beer-Themed Stools
The Kegstool From UncommonGoods is Made From a Carved-Out Keg
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25
Contemporary Geometric Homes
Contemporary Geometric Homes
The Villa No 30 Has a Unique Shape That Houses a Modern Interior
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24
View-Optimizing House Designs
View-Optimizing House Designs
Salmela Architect Uses Glazed Construction for This Minnesota Home
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23
Ultra-Compact Minimalist Flats
Ultra-Compact Minimalist Flats
Ruetemple Creates a Highly Organized Apartment Interior in Moscow
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22
Contemporary Spanish-Style Homes
Contemporary Spanish-Style Homes
The Stradella House is SAOTA's First Project in Los Angeles
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21
Small Fast-Cooking Ovens
Small Fast-Cooking Ovens
The Brava Smart Oven is an Elegant and Stylish Cooking Appliance
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20
Fully Stocked Trailer Rentals
Fully Stocked Trailer Rentals
El Cosmico Trailers Offer Uniquely Vintage Vacations in West Texas
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19
Sustainable Hillside Abodes
Sustainable Hillside Abodes
The Off-Grid Guest House Blends into the Beautiful Rolling Landscape
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18
Artistically Contemporary Home Furniture
Artistically Contemporary Home Furniture
Gus* Modern's Living Room Furniture Line is Chic & Luxe
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17
Beautiful Outdoor-Referencing Houses
Beautiful Outdoor-Referencing Houses
studiofour's Contemporary Minimalist Home is Very Artful
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16
Contemporary Farmhouse-Style Homes
Contemporary Farmhouse-Style Homes
JBAD Builds a Modern Two Pitched-Roof Abode in Ohio
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15
Branded Organizational Boxes
Branded Organizational Boxes
Marie Kondo Launched a Line of 'Hikidashi' Home Storage Boxes
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14
Reinforced Traditional Chinese Houses
Reinforced Traditional Chinese Houses
O-Office Architects Uses Concrete & Steel for This Abode
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13
Cube-Shaped Tiny Black Cabins
Cube-Shaped Tiny Black Cabins
Alfonso Arango Builds a Secluded Abode Amid a Mountainous Landscape
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12
Maintenance-Free Housing Concepts
Maintenance-Free Housing Concepts
The 'CoHaus' Anticipates the Needs of Baby Boomers & Millennials
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11
Boxy Smart Apartments
Boxy Smart Apartments
This Apartment Uses Rotated 'Function Boxes' to Maximize Space and Airflow
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10
Luxe Hidden Houses
Luxe Hidden Houses
The Chameleon Villa Disguises Itself to Blend into the Lush Bali Landscape
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9
High-End Tiny House Boats
High-End Tiny House Boats
The Le Koroc Boat is a Luxurious Home Away from Home on the Water
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8
Automated Urban Micro Farms
Automated Urban Micro Farms
Babylon Micro-Farms Produces a Winning-Design for Small-Scale Farming
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7
Unconventionally Designed Modern Cottages
Unconventionally Designed Modern Cottages
Villa G Resembles a Scandinavian Cottage With a Twist
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6
IoT Plant Terrariums
IoT Plant Terrariums
OrchidBox is the World's First Internet-Connected Mini Smart Garden
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5
Cat-Friendly Furniture Collections
Cat-Friendly Furniture Collections
Severus Lian & Hao-Wen Chang's Peek a Boo is for Cats & Humans
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4
Millennial-Focused Functional Furniture Lines
Millennial-Focused Functional Furniture Lines
Seray Ozdemir Creates Furniture for Narrow Spaces
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3
Organized Smart Storage Beds
Organized Smart Storage Beds
Casa Kids Creates Modern Furniture for Children with a Lot of Things
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2
Capacious Tiny Homes
Capacious Tiny Homes
The 'Pohutukawa' Offers a Plethora of Comforts In a Compact Space
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1
Self-Sufficient Desert Retreats
Self-Sufficient Desert Retreats
The Sawmill House is a Luxe Sustainable Structure in Tehachapi
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