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Outdoor Style: Creative Ways With Classic Concrete
Have you cast concrete aside as being too dull or crack-prone? Learn about new design options along with the basics of using it outside
"you cast concrete aside as being too dull or crack-prone? Learn about new design options... along with the basics of using it outside... available, concrete is one of the most widely used outdoor materials. Though it’s sometimes... argument for concrete use -- love these. You can never go wrong with concrete. sphinxster... would the concrete be cut later? That is a very cool effect! Recycled concrete has a... to work with concrete and my husband agrees. Just saw this great dry stack concrete..."
Houzz Tour: See a Concrete House With a $0 Energy Bill
Passive House principles and universal design elements result in a home that’ll work efficiently for the long haul
"Gray went with a concrete structure to create a home built on super-energy-efficient... so far, with the help of solar panels, he’s expecting his energy bill for the year... carry concrete (yes actual concrete not porcelain trying to look like concrete) panels... home with concrete walls! SO smart. Very smart to make it wheelchair accessible... build with concrete, brick and mortar. Wood structures are only found in the rural..."
Houses Exposed: Show Your Structure for Great Design
"challenges with exposed structure is finding and maintaining a reasonable and consistent... covered with SIP panels. The bones of the building will be exposed internally and seen... to the exposed beams outside. We recently refaced the outside with stacked rock 45%... beauty with the structure exposed or covered. The choice the Masters' of International... have work with many homeowners over the years that also appreciate embracing exposed..."
How to Tear Down That Concrete Patio
Clear the path for plantings or a more modern patio design by demolishing all or part of the concrete in your yard
"of the concrete in your yard... shrinking your concrete patio, or replacing an old cracked patio with a fresh new one that... Concrete patios are often found in older homes, especially those built in the ’70s... love my concrete. What is wrong with concrete? I am planning on covering it with pavers... have done with the broken concrete. Same here. Nasty old concrete slab behind the townhouse... This concrete blend has a much higher surface area than a concrete with 1/2" aggregate..."
5 Benefits to Concrete Floors for Everyday Living
Get low-maintenance home flooring that creates high impact and works with home styles from traditional to modern
"works with home styles from traditional to modern... " But with its ability to take on color and a polished sheen, coupled with its many... think of concrete floors, you probably think "cold," "prison like" or "industrial."... benefits, concrete may become your new favorite on future projects. Be prepared to have... warm a concrete floor can look.... floor concrete slab with a concrete overlay. I generally don't stand for long periods..."
6 Ways to Rethink Your Patio Floor
Figure out the right material for your spring patio makeover with this mini guide to concrete, wood, brick and stone
"makeover with this mini guide to concrete, wood, brick and stone... Start with a solid foundation. Begin your planning process with this quick guide... working with some of the most popular choices, from foolproof classics, like brick... neighbor with stamped concrete overlay (not sure how that compares) that was so slick... a home with a concrete stoop which is not very attractive. After seeing your patio... pool area with a ramp, which is easy to do with the PP. It can be put over a chip base..."
Cool Your House (and Costs) With the Right Insulation
Insulation offers one of the best paybacks on your investment in your house. Here are some types to discuss with your contractor
"posts with 10 mil plastic; we sealed and inisulated beneath the floor above with... slab (the concrete floor) and on the outside of the foundation (the concrete walls).... --> 8') with a "soffit" and then the electrician will wire the cans with no concern... and out with an air-gap between them. Sorry, you can't fill that air-gap with insulation... rafters with plywood roof under a standing seam metal roof....with ridge cap ventilation..."
Add a Touch of Elegance With a Ceiling Medallion
"alled with adhesive and often less than $100, this decorative detail makes an impact... the wire with a a Romex-like metal cover and then all of that with decorative fabric... coordinate with my french-themed kitchen. I once saw or read of a mirrored ceiling medallion... of thin stamped metal) is securely fastened to the blocking and the wiring (Romex cable)... In a concrete ceiling, this is obviously made much more difficult; one cannot easily..."
Houzz Tour: Asian Elegance With an Industrial Edge
Once a grocery warehouse, this Denver loft is now stocked with a mix of dramatic, raw and refined pieces
"stocked with a mix of dramatic, raw and refined pieces... sitting area with that fabulous bar, the stained and pressed concrete counter top in the... agree with the others. I love that this isn't what you typically expect for a loft... aesthetics with modern design in an old post. You can can check it out here: http://www... problem with is the large beam over the bed. Feng shui says, a beam over a bed separates..."
Cooking With Color: When to Use Red in the Kitchen
Candy Apple Red, Red Licorice and more for your kitchen walls, cabinets or island? The color choices are as delicious as they sound
"will work with other colors and materials in your kitchen.... accented it with red glass tile for her backsplash - which looked great with her red stand... counters with craftsman hickory cabinets. I love spending time in a kitchen with red... primed with a gray primer. Eagledizine, why does red paint have to primed with a grey... cabinets with red paint, thinking to paint my cabinet with red too thanks for sharing..."
Grow a Beautiful Garden With Ecofriendly Greywater
Reducing home water waste means lower bills and a healthier planet. Here's how to set up a greywater home irrigation system that can help
"your yard with drinking water, since the same water that comes out of your kitchen faucet... happy with gently used water from showers, bathtubs, laundry and sinks — or greywater... irrigating with greywater. Now that large swaths of the country are facing historic... trees with greywater is perfectly safe, so long as the greywater doesn't come in... contact with edible parts of the plant. There has never been a documented case of greywater..."
Have It Your Way — What Makes Architecture Successful
Universal appeal doesn't exist in design. The real beauty of any home lies in individualization and imagination
"requirements with creativity and imagination. A piece of architecture can look great in... several exposed sandblasted walls with missing blocks. In other words, we left out... I met with the client one more time at her house. It finally clicked with me when... not sing with me or listen to any music other than her own. Imagining with the client... to come with them with a specific idea that may limit the design. As a client who's..."
Design Workshop: Wonderful Material Marriages
"materials — concrete and wood, glass and paint, brick and steel — just belong together... In fact with the revels you may even get away with vacuuming less! And wether a kid... ventilation (bordering on over-ventilation with timed booster switches that continue to... insights with us. Enjoyed your article. It seems just as with people the opposite materials... combined with the warmth of another, the brightness if one combined with the solidity..."
Kitchen Flooring 101: Find Your Material Match
"cork to concrete, our guide will help you pick the perfect surface for your kitchen... type of concrete is "polished concrete", they basically sand off about 3/32 of an inch... inch exposing the aggregate. This process is done to an existing concrete floor and... self-leveling concrete over the brick. The concrete topping can be stained as you like,... sealed with a protective top coat. Most of today's cork flooring products come with..."
5 Favorite Granites for Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops
See granite types from white to black in action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each
"worked with over the years. These granite selections get my stamp of approval because... clients with a mental block when it comes to making a decision on the numerous con... blend with either painted or stain-grade cabinets to make winning combinations.... can get with granite! The tips for pairing with cabinets and fixtures will make this... great with natural cherry cabinets! I love Sienna Bordeaux with my stained cabinets..."