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Rottenstone - $19.99
Rottenstone is a rock used as a polishing abrasive in woodworking, and is usually made with limestone mixed with other materials. This fine powder can be mixed with natural oils to polish wood to a fine finish.
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The stair's handrail is made from a mast from the client's childhood sailboat; they left the rigging on it.
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white is the hallmark color of coastal interiors: It spreads and amplifies light rather than soaking it up.
n coastal interiors, fabrics are simple, unassuming and put-your-feet-up comfy.
When they're done right, crisp white rooms are arresting in their purity and simplicity. But if they feel too austere or one-dimensional to suit you, branch out a bit. Layers of cream, beige and khaki evoke the subtlety of shifting dunes. Matte and honed finishes, rather than shine and glimmer, give the colors a soft, chalky spin.
Organic materials such as sea grass, straw and jute, in the guise of rugs, furnishings and accessories, bring a natural warmth and texture to coastal interiors. A few touches of rope — nautical balls, cabinet and drawer pulls, even stairway spindles — add lighthearted appeal yet stay true to the theme.
While exotic hardwoods may jibe with tropical interiors, American coastal style dictates a lighter touch. Picture driftwood: worn smooth and bleached out, with a salt-kissed patina. That's the look you're after. Whitewashed or pickled woods, blond maple and ash, or bamboo — on flooring as well as furniture — feel pitch perfect. Painted planks and beadboard are coastal classics as well.
Like the beach itself, coastal rooms should feel breezy, so don't stifle them with a surfeit of furniture and bric-a-brac. Decorate with an eye to maintaining clear vistas and sight lines — accent the periphery of a space rather than clogging its center. Even if there's no briny air to blow through the house, it's nice to feel as though it could.
4. Choose a big sink. If your bathroom has the space, consider a large trough sink instead of double sinks. The larger sink is able to accommodate more hands at once and is quicker to clean. Great for a laundry or mud room too.
6. Install wainscoting. You probably already know how rough children can be on walls, especially in tight places. Installing wainscoting not only will help protect your sheetrock from dents and scratches, but it will add character to the space.
The entryway is also a spot for getting cleaned up as soon as you enter the home. Houzz users also mentioned a place for cleaning off muddy boots and dirty dogs. The shower on the left side of this mudroom/laundry room doesn't let dirt make it beyond the threshold.
Well-insulated windows, floors and ceilings can help make up for the large percentage of glass. Radiant floor heat and even conventional heat keep it warm inside, making it perfect for walking around in stockinged feet,"
Despite the frosty Northeastern winter months, the family uses the sunroom year-round. Light plays an important part here: Recessed ceiling lights and sconces throughout the room let family members gather to dine, listen to and play music, and entertain.