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don’t be surprised if all your friends want to come for the weekend, too.HOW TO DO IT: Use teak with abandon in decking, trellises and fences. This durable hardwood requires minimal maintenance and lends a tropical feel to any outdoor room.
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Just remember that, ecologically speaking, wood can be the best or the worst of materials. It can be almost perfect when harvested sustainably. It's durable, it has a long life cycle and milling can be simple and requires little energy. However, wood that's not harvested sustainably can be environmentally
Debra Toney, AIA Assoc.
Ivy Street Kitchen
subtle or as bold as you want. It can be easily cut into one-of-a-kind patterns, such as the circular motif pictured here. Plus, it's affordable, durable and easy to maintain. Cons: Linoleum can wear and fade with time and use. Many manufacturers add a protective coating before the material is sold;
Elizabeth Swartz Interiors
Colorful Waterfront Home, Hingham MA
most money where you spend the most time. In other words, if you live in your family room and rarely use your living room, invest in the comfort and durability of your family room furnishings first.
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Cary Bernstein Architect Choy 2 Residence
adds texture to a monochromatic color scheme in both the kitchen and dining room. Sisal rugs and other rugs made of natural fibers have excellent durability and are easy to clean.
Bug Acres of Woodstock
mass and physical properties allow it to absorb and radiate heat over a longer period.Pros: Radiates heat quickly; low maintenance; modern styling; durable; cost effective.Cons: Heat dissipates quickly; limited color options; welded components can’t be replaced.
Orchard Guest House Dragonsleaf Estate
porch extends the living space and makes the whole house feel larger," he says. He chose a very low-maintenance standing-seam metal roof for its durability and rural look. It has an enamel-coated-paint finish.
This pool patio is made with Belgard Mega Bergerac Squares and the Belgard Dublin Cobble. Cost: $3.50 to $5.50 per square foot (materials only)Pros:Durable and affordableEasy to repair — if a paver is damaged, you can pull it out and replace itCon: Feels rougher on feet and hands