Excited about their first working session with the architect, homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer led Mat Cummings to the dining room of their Queen Anne He poured effort into every aspect, from installing the fir beadboard ceiling and mahogany decking with mitered corners where the porch wraps around to
Sep , It will spread to form a dense carpet of rounded leaves in a variety of colors, including purple, bronze and green There are also several variegated types White, pink or blue flowers appear in spring and summer Frost hardy ajuga can smother other plants if conditions are ideal (moist shade), but the
Aug , Yet key features of traditional Japanese residential design ensure privacy, natural light, protection from the elements and contact with the outdoors no matter the size of the house or Mats come in standard rectangles whose edges are bound in black cloth or, in the case of wealthy households, brocade.
Aug , Edible Urban Oasis need to write (make sure to get info) BEFORE The original backyard already had a deck, but the railing s scale disrupted the space and the location of the steps down to the lower part of the yard forced everyone to walk through the center of the deck, cutting through any outdoor
Aug , Interlocking outdoor deck tiles are simple, easy to install over a cement patio with little prep, and instantly dresses up a boring slab Find any random tidbits like this that make life a little easier (or in my case, make another dreaded project something to look forward to) Please share I love discovering
Aug , Mediterranean Patio by Exteriors By Chad Robert Exteriors By Because this area had little fuel and high moisture content, embers were unable to find anything to burn If you have your heart set on wood decking near the house, look for factory applied treatments or lumber that has a high fire rating.
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Jul , pallet deck a The outdoor rug was advertised as a patio mat, but when it arrived, it was called a camping mat, was folded twice, and came in a bag with a handle and four plastic stakes a I actually didn t mind because as you can see, it works out great that the stakes are holding the outdoor mat
Mar , Thanks to a mutually beneficial relationship with some friends, Australians Harriet Goodall, Mat Campbell and their two children get to live in a rustic country cottage In exchange, Campbell The couple added casters and stained decking timber as part of its reinvention The floor cushions are made from
Mar , You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think But you ll need this To that effect, for me anyway, I find that the most peaceful, tranquil, relaxing and inspiring home landscapes are those that incorporate a fish pond Make sure you budget for rocks, plants or decking.
It s my favorite rug! All spills clean up great! I ve even taken it outside and hosed it down after a big party! If you find an outdoor rug you fall in love with, give it a try inside! Out newly built deck was finished and I was ready with my rug and wicker table and chairs, which we left out all summer and it looked perfect!
Mar , You can get more enjoyment from your outdoor space with these steps If you re lucky enough to have moved in somewhere with good bones an existing patio or deck, raised planting beds or an inviting shade tree look for ways to show off these elements Treat artificial turf like an outdoor rug.
Oct , Get the facts on advantages, disadvantages, costs and installation to see if a cork bathroom floor is right for you Maintenance Consider laying down a bath mat near your tub and shower to soak up any possible standing water after a bath or shower Regular sweeping and dry mopping should take care
May , The decking itself is recycled cedar fence boards left over from another home improvement project Schang cut and nailed them directly to the by s The result has exceeded both of our expectations, he says, and I can t ever imagine getting tired of this space and the simple magic of an outdoor soak.
Jan , And then again, from outdoors, on the front of the house It s far too early for the Songbirds can t store sufficient calcium in their bodies, and look to natural sources like snail shells, isopods including pill bugs and millipedes, and even earthwormsnone of them easy to find right now (A related topic In
Aug , Sandpits appear to be commonplace in Australian school grounds and outdoor spaces Now, given that Australia has its fair The benefits of having sand available in schools and nurseries far outrank the risks and the effort needed to get a sand pit set up and maintained Where we live, it s too cold to play
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Jul , After Froelich told the homeowners, We ve got to get you some light back here, which helped initiate the conversation about adding on a back porch The porch, they determined, would not only open up the space but also serve as an outdoor dining space and as a walkout from the kitchen On the next
Jul , Get distracted by a noise music blaring, a bus passing or a neighbor s conversation about what s for dinner These sounds seep into a If your floors are sporting hardwood, tiles or linoleum on subfloor concrete, you may want to try rugs or carpet coupled with a sound absorbing padding Cut pile carpeting