Aug , In Roman times, there were two ways to carry marble blocks down to the valley sliding them freely from the mountain (a dangerous method that damaged the stone) or transporting them on a lizza, a sort of wooden sledge controlled by strong ropes These sledges slid along slipways created for this
Dec , The engawa is a generous hallway, a roofed transition zone, located between the interior rooms in a Japanese home and the garden, created by the spaces of the house to merge with the garden, the floor becoming a platform for entertaining, an outdoor corridor, an entry, a deck and a place for a seat.
Apr , Similar to the previous photo, a substantial trellis defines this outdoor living room on the deck But another important trend Here, the spa area and lounging, dining and grilling area are separated by different elevations and connected by attractive stairs clad in matching wood Contemporary Deck by Scott
Jan , When it comes to porch flooring ideas or decking materials, there is one major difference between a deck and a porch While a deck is open to the sky, Wood adds texture to the appearance and it can be painted or stained to match the color scheme of the exterior design Usually, when talking about wood
Jul , With the weather we have had so far this summer, Custom Concrete Contracting crews have been busy! One of our latest projects, a custom patio in Bellingham, WA, greatly improved the outdoor living space for a local homeowner we took an unusable space (image below) and turned it into a feature of
Feb , The living room of the same house displays a classic feature of Deck design widely spaced roof beams and the structural wood decking spanning them Here, the beams sport light gray paint instead of the original wood tones The renovation of the house in revealed well insulated exterior walls and
May , Keep your deck looking its best and save feet from splinters by applying a new stain and sealant every year or so A stiff bristle push broom can be an effective cleaning tool when paired with trisodium phosphate (TSP) or an outdoor cleaner like OxiClean Follow the instructions carefully to make
Aug , The gray rock in the garden area repeats the color of the concrete flooring and is at almost exactly the same level, so you barely notice the change as you look outside Having the In this home, the interior hardwood and the decking material are the same color, but the hardwood has more shine They are
May , Architect Gianluca Gelmini transformed an old fortified building in Bergamo, Italy, into a beautiful modern space For outdoor patios and walkways, the choice often comes down to stone, brick, wooden decking, or gravel Gravel is inexpensive and easy to work with, but erodes over time, needs constant
Sep , As we have seen in recent years, wood textures have been mastered by the ceramics industry It s difficult to argue against the case for a tile that looks like wood while being much easier to maintain and clean The trend of the floor material s continuing up the side of the wall and even onto the ceiling
Jul , Lifted garden House by acaa The roof of the clinic is an open area as the rooftop garden Various types of plants and trees are established on the stair like wood deck with different levels The floor of the dwelling place continuing flat to wood deck is the outcome of the careful consideration into details.
Oct , The name stuck, as terrazzo means terraces in Italian Early Venetian recipes used marble chips pressed in clay and sealed with goat s milk for sheen Modern day terrazzo consists of at least percent aggregate, and either Portland cement or epoxy is used as a binder Divider strips, typically made of
Jun , The basics Using wood to edge a bed instantly adds a casual, organic and rustic feel to the garden Many types of wood can be used, from treated posts to landscape timbers, and there is also a wide variety in quality of materials Less expensive wood edging will last for a few years, while treated durable
Nov , The height of the fireplace is similar to the height of an indoor ceiling, suggesting roomlike proportions, so those who sit here don t feel overwhelmed by the palm trees and buildings towering overhead The stained hardwood decking warms up this space and there s plenty of luxurious outdoor seating.
Feb , Here wood shingles on the side of the deck mimic the wood shingles on the home Matching materials is a Just like indoors, the underside of a deck or staircase is a perfect space to convert into storage use it for items such as garden tools, empty pots and outdoor recreational equipment Tip Even if your
Sep , The ft of modern DIY style decking has been welded onto metal stilts drilled into the cliff face at Rhossili Bay on the Gower in Wales which is regularly voted Britain s most scenic beach.
Oct , Though here the brick is part of the building s structure, it has not been covered with climbing plants or disguised in any way The beauty of the material is celebrated, with the brick as a backdrop to outdoor dining We can see how well the wall combines with the wood decking and steel staircase.