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249 brushed concrete Ideabooks
"Concrete gets a brush with texture and becomes an interesting, less slippery surface... Brushed concrete is the result of dragging a broom across fresh concrete before it... of this brushed concrete surround.More photos of brushed concrete... stamped concrete. This mantel is constructed with brushed concrete. Spotlights highlight... Brushing concrete can create endless patterns and is sometimes considered an art... form. A brushed concrete surface looks matte compared with a highly polished or stamped..."
Considering Concrete Floors? 3 Green-Minded Questions to Ask
Learn what’s in your concrete and about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and the earth
"in your concrete and about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and... Concrete floors are becoming increasingly popular due to their versatility and durability... considering concrete floors for inside your home, there are three questions you can ask... sure the concrete is a healthy choice for you and the planet.... painted concrete floors. There is so much to think about before choosing concrete..."
Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete
"of the concrete happen on-site. Alternatively, precast concrete and concrete blocks... reinforced concrete, defined as concrete strengthened with steel reinforcing, be it bars... Reinforced concrete is sometimes referred to as poured-in-place concrete, since it ne... mesh. Concrete is a material that excels in compression, so the addition of steel... made from concrete off-site. The following examples illustrate the first condition, the..."
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
"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.... plus for concrete, is being able to have radiant heat installed before the concrete... floor concrete slab with a concrete overlay. I generally don't stand for long periods... and to a concrete floor. The tile will break, the concrete, barely a mark. Think hammer..."
A Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Hang a wreath or garland on brick, concrete, Sheetrock or wood the professional way — and avoid the potential pitfalls
"brick, concrete, Sheetrock or wood the professional way — and avoid the potential... wall of concrete that I want to hang some of our art collection salon style. Obviously... of the concrete and love how forgiving drywall hangers. I don't want to hang the paintings... up the concrete too much either. Any tips folks? I'd love to see a similar article... work on concrete? I believe they only work on smooth surfaces. If I'm mistaken I want..."
Get It Done: Attack the Coat Closet
With a concrete plan and a little elbow grease, you can tame your jumble of jackets in a single afternoon
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Radius House
"existing concrete floors had radiant heat, which dictated that the plumbing had to remain... custom concrete tub, metal thresholds, cabinetry, custom wood furniture, and plaster... The concrete floors were re-stained and refinished, and the wood rafters and ceiling... were wire-brushed and waxed. When designing residences, what kinds of features do... white concrete tub with radiant heat wrapping it keeping it warm at all times. 5)..."
10 Materials for an Elegant, Harmonious Landscape
Give your landscape the polished, rustic or perfectly imperfect look you love with these natural and engineered materials
"tinted brushed concrete driveways. So much easier to maintain, just roll on sealer... where concrete is used in many different ways by adding pigment for example to achieve... using concrete with mosaic or pebble inlays and the Zocalo in Oaxaca is one of the... stamped concrete, like cobble stones. Webuser, I've also seen those stamped concrete... stamped concrete porches and patio which all tie into the stamped paths and look wonderful..."
Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match
Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration
A Quick-Start Guide to Bird-Watching for Fun and Learning
Set out some seed and grab your field guide. Bird-watching is an easy, entertaining and educational activity for the whole family
Modernize Your Old Kitchen Without Remodeling
Keep the charm but lose the outdated feel, and gain functionality, with these tricks for helping your older kitchen fit modern times
"door to brush your teeth. If you have an older home, you might be able to relate.... with the "concrete" counters, Becky was able to find out from the designer that the counters... input on concrete counter tops. We put it in our 350 sq. ft loft we built over our... polished concrete for our countertops. It's a durable and more cost-efficient surface..."
Cool Tip: Mimic Stain With a DIY Color Wash
"there are brushes, rags, masks and gloves. Then there is the curing time, which takes... painted with concrete 'stain' (in essence, a paint). As it was prohibitively expensive... makeup brush, that our contractor decided he'd raid his wife's makeup kit in the future... streaks or brush marks are encouraged to simulate wood texture, the second glaze is softer... rag or brush, and some latex or vinyl gloves.Related: See how to make this neat little..."
So You Want to Get a Cat
If you're a cat lover, the joys outweigh any other issue. If you haven't lived with one yet, here are a few things to know
"already brushed aside these questions for the joy of having a purring friend circling... vacuuming. And brushing your clothes. Probably not applicable to all breeds, but our Birman... bristled brushes are the most effective way of getting hair up from rugs or fabric.... create a concrete-type coating after repeated use. WBCL (or other non-clay litter)... and a brushing, he spends his day at the office welcoming our customers and catching..."
Houzz Tour: A Minnesota Home Is Loved Back to Life
An industrious family serves unwanted critters an eviction notice, turning their house from run-down to lived in and cherished
"weeds and brush overwhelmed the front yard and the backyard, and the interior had become... used Behr concrete stain for the front steps and the "hello and goodbye". Thank you all... grass and brush around the house and filling the holes around the foundation. To make... run-down concrete stairs were begging for an interesting and unique update, so Araya... and a concrete stain. When the couple began the tedious task of cleaning up the home..."
Here’s How to Show Your Pet Even More Love
February 20 is Love Your Pet Day. Find all the ideas and inspiration you need to celebrate right here