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52 Retaining Walls Penfield NY Ideabooks
Cor-Ten Steel Brings Enduring Texture to Landscapes
With its rich color and rusty patina, this material makes for an arresting and long-lasting choice for garden walls and more
"surrounds, retaining walls, steps, planters and more. Check out Cor-Ten in a variety of... Corten retaining walls and planters for small residential projects to large municipal... create retaining walls. I'm attaching pictures of this project. Our company is David... use as a retaining wall and steps/terrace. This stuff is a little bit of heaven but... Brooklyn, NY, looks like somebody dropped a giant, rusty railroad car into an historic..."
Houzz Tour: A Connecticut Beach House Builds New Memories
"that retained the home’s quirky, simple seaside architecture; added a clean, serene... house. The walls are white or near white. I need to paint my walls and am planning on... the open walls and the renovation without changing the shape of the exterior. Congr... floors, walls, structure. I wonder how they do this? Having lived through many a... on the walls and sea shells on the windowsills. And a bit more art or photos. But..."
Houzz Tour: Laid-Back Comfort in the New York Woods
""jlhaner", the walls of the Master Bedroom are Classic Grey by Benjamin Moore and the Ceiling... bedroom walls in particle board instead of real wooden boards. What did they save... for the walls in the master bedroom? Did you just use a router and a steady (very... located? The wall lamps in the bedroom are exquisite! Great mix of rustic with color -... Smallwood NY that had this kind of potential, but it was never realized! The architects..."
From Backyard Shed to Motorcycle Haven
"feature wall and slat walls to keep things tidy. “For her the design element was the... feature wall,” says Reed. “For me it’s having my screwdrivers, pliers and wrenches... reclaimed wood wall when I see one - that beadboard wall could work in so many different spaces... Upstate NY to places like Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon) and Weirs Beach---with h... reinforced the walls and added new insulation. The existing roof was new, but the walls were..."
Houzz Call: Show Us the House You Grew Up In
"pit, wall-to-wall carpeting in the bathroom or one of those intercom systems from... cape in NY, the regular cape in another part of NY, the California-style U-shaped stone... with two walls of windows. It also had the first casement windows I'd ever seen--they... chimney wall that divided the great room from the kitchen. The great room side had... opposite wall. The kitchen side had all exposed brick, with an oven built into it. The..."
Roots of Style: Many Cultures Make Their Marks on Mediterranean Design
If you live in California, Florida or certain other parts of the U.S., your architecture may show distinct cultural influences
"spouts in a wall with a parapet are one kind. Spanish colonists brought other knowledge... stacked-stone walls, often covered with stucco, for their dwellings. Few structures have... stucco walls, etc. create comfortable, attractive and ..... romantic houses! Love... on L.I. NY and there are approximately 200 of these spanish gable homes. The builder... for the walls? The way I understand, it's really energy efficient and can be covered..."
The Truth About 'Simple' Modern Details
They may look less costly and easier to create, but modern reveals, slab doors and more require an exacting hand
"large walls of glass, reveals, a low-slope roof with interior roof drains and more... feeling wall. The wall area vs floor area is ~3.5 to 1. So for a 2000 ft^2 house... concrete walls? My other question would be what is the width of the reveals that give... block walls with fiber cement panels but that would be rather costly. David - Installing... wash the walls with light. As the author noted, modernist construction details are..."
Room of the Day: Romancing a Maine Dining Room
"on the walls, linoleum “area rugs” on the floor and fussy sheers on the windows, it... insulated the walls but the original single pane windows show in the after photo. Those... lathe walls are wonderful and I am a firm believer that windows enhance the character... like the walls - were made because so much of the original material needed to be removed... plaster walls. The house needed new plumbing and new electrical wiring - there was..."
17 Things Color Consultants Want You to Know
Dithering over potential palettes for your home? A color pro might be the way to go. Here's how it works
"on the walls and can't make up their minds what to do," says Mary Nolte of Kaleidoscope... it on a wall, then choose a single small wall and paint that whole wall top to bottom... select a wall color you won't regret" or "Should I paint an accent wall?" or "Candice... their wall. If they are, then yes- testing a part of the wall is a good idea. This... as your walls and prime and paint those for your samples ... not the wall. You can..."
Great Design Plant: Winter Jasmine Gladdens Snowy Gardens
"a low wall, or they can be tacked loosely to an arbor and allowed to festoon from... western N.Y. the first time in a large pot, the second time planted in the ground,... mulch that retained too much water? or the clay is just too much for them as it was saturated... soften retaining walls: One of my favorite ways to grow this is over a retaining stone... stone wall where its young bright green stems and profuse flowers can be readily..."
How to Work With an Interior Designer
Interior designers do much more than make a home pretty — they turn it into a harmonious haven that's uniquely yours
"aesthetics: wall colors, window treatments, pillow patterns. But that's just scratching... under the wall-to-wall .. which seemed like a bad idea & code violation to me! That would... powder room wall papers before you can select, you will make yourself crazy for no reason... art and wall color. We built a new home about six years ago. The house we were living... live in NY! Good advice all the way around. I do wish people would call us BEFORE..."
House Hunting? Look Carefully at the Light
"windows go wall to wall on the south and east in the den. The south facing windows in... south wall, but then I would lose my entertainment and storage wall. Time to start... I've got retaining walls & the problems that go along with them. I have a lot of so... mirrors on walls that adjoin walls that have windows. Does that make sense? For instance... On the wall that adjoins it, I hung a massive mirror on THAT wall, 6" or so from the..."
Knotty and Nice: Highly Textured Wood Has a Modern Revival
"reduce the wall paneling to 5'. Paint the ceiling and upper 3' of end walls the palest... wooden wall. New cottage, now our home = no pine walls, only on the ceiling in a... on four walls of a basement is very dark. But besides that, I have always loved the... all the walls, floors and ceiling in pine tongue and groove paneling. Every room including... other walls, or the floor etc. with other materials. Knotty pine is warm and cozy..."
Build a Backyard Fish Pond Without Going Belly Up
You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think. But you'll need this expert design wisdom
"building a retaining wall one summer and added some steps with stones found in the woods... that a retaining wall at the small garden behind the house enabled me to have a small... put in retaining walls and a waterfall/pond. My comment is not about the construction... upstate NY. We can have very harsh winters. We used a rubber liner and it was only... upstate NY. The pond is 10' deep and 110' long x 30' wide. There are about two dozen..."
Houzz Tour: New Life for a Historic Mill House
Respectful reconstruction, an addition and a new site take a Delaware home from the 18th century to the present
"period wall colors and wall paper, period lighting fixtures and hardware, etc., but... chimney wall and much steeper but also enclosed stairwells--one had a wall that was... outer wall chimneys. The early owners had hidden the "Indian Wall" by building... ceiling wall to wall closets--surely not the norm in houses of this age! We used part... stair wall! Amazing, beautiful renovation and reconstruction. Well done for not just..."