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My Houzz: A New Dallas Build Handles Family Life Beautifully
An open family room, a smartly designed kitchen and walls of windows are built to suit a family of 5 in Texas
"kitchen and walls of windows are built to suit a family of 5 in Texas... spot to build their own house on. "I'm very connected to the Lake Highlands area, because... didn't build a cookie cutter McMansion like those that have taken over in Lakewood... a new build that sits in well with the neighborhood. Lovely home, what is the flooring... down.Main wall paint: Worldly Gray, Sherwin-Williams; accent wall paint: Jacaranda,..."
Pile On Style With a Dry-Laid Stone Retaining Wall
"-laid stone retaining walls have been around for ages. Look at the pyramids in Egypt... and the stone walls that line much of the European countryside — these structures have... dry-joint walls, which use mortar to hold the stones together, properly installed dry-laid... dry-laid stone walls simply use gravity and friction to stay together. Because the walls... retaining wall that will stand the test of time, consider dry-laid stone...."
"beautiful stone walls that seemed to go on forever. In our bedroom community full of... beautiful stone wall. Whether it's an historic home in Bucks County PA, a prairie school... use of stone inside and out. I'm including a unique stone wall sculpture that adorns... exterior stone inside. Bringing the exterior stone inside gives alot of substance and... This wall is breathtaking in person! Wow that is something else! I am in the process..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Style With Wood, Stone and Color
"wood, stone, color and building green. This house, designed by Thomas Roszak for... glass walls comes to mind, such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. Even though... iconic building, completed over 50 years ago, has had a lasting impact on modern home... glass walls more tolerable, and architects have a plurality of influences, not just... office building (a pretty office building though). The irony of an Ecohome with such..."
How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit
"how to build a cozy outdoor gathering place for less than $500... type of stone, along with a bit of research, were at the top of my list. While browsing... campouts) and build the stone around that. What a great post! Thanks so much for taking... smaller. The stone was about $280 total, with some stones left over, the fire bricks were... local building official (issues building permits) or sometimes it's even posted on..."
"With stone cutters few and far between, this moldable material is a solid choice... Cast stone is made from moldable, curable mixtures containing portions of natural... how cast stone can be used in place of carved stone. This cast stone mantel continues... this cast stone backsplash. The corbels are cast stone, too. Mantels are a great example... up the wall to create a frame for the television. Cast stone can mimic cut limestone..."
Building Built-Ins: They're Really Just A Bunch of Boxes
"into) the wall. - Built-ins can provide large quantities of storage because they can... entire wall without overwhelming the look of the room. - The trim in your house can... a full wall of bookcases, a smaller room might do better with a combination of cabinets... WHO CAN BUILD YOUR BUILT-INS? - Local cabinet makers can bid on your project once... easy to build them yourself. If you're intimidated by adding drawers and doors, just..."
Insulation Basics: Heat, R-Value and the Building Envelope
Learn how heat moves through a home and the materials that can stop it, to make sure your insulation is as effective as you think
"home’s building envelope (the walls, slab and roof that protect your home from the... no two buildings are the same, and because there are so many ways to insulate, it... through walls and windows. 4- envelope- walls, floor and roof must be air tight and... tight building envelopes has been the use of double stud walls with dense packed... frost wall below grade on the weather side of the house and a 12" frost wall on the..."
10 Rock Wall Ideas for a Style-Strong Patio
Strengthen the look of your yard — and solve landscape design dilemmas — with a rock wall that fits right in
"a rock wall that fits right in... Rock walls have long been used to define outdoor spaces and add natural appeal to... low rock walls dotting the countryside. Landscape designers and homeowners today are... rustic stone structures for current lifestyles. From innovative designs integrating... the rock wall has come a long way from its rural roots.... gabions for walls. All of the stone walls you have picked are beautiful. Stone adds such..."
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
"basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material... wood stud wall. The IRC also says you can build straw bale walls in all seismic categories... a R-2 building. You could build an apartment building up to 2 stories and 7,000 sf... adobe walls facing north, all south facade walls are filled with LIGHT CLAY STRAW... never build one. Once the fire gets into the walls, they spread and the way they... interior walls look finished! I'm wondering if I could build an outdoor shower and an..."
7 Out-of-the-Box Retaining Wall Ideas
"retaining wall could cost — mainly for the labor and skill involved. Since I grew up... retaining walls were kinda new to me. Now an Atlantan, I tend to see the same exact... retaining wall again and again: 8x8 railroad timbers stacked about 4-feet high with pine... retaining wall a bit more personal. Take a gander at these fantastic ideas, then think... retaining wall before running out to snatch those railroad timbers again...."
So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home
Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process — by following this architect's guide to building a new home
"guide to building a new home... ether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a... more than building “3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms.” It is so much more than the sum of a few... end of a building process- think RESNET building performance and energy ratings- check... able to build something reasonable practical, but unique. Building in rural Newfoundland... go to a stone yard to experience all the beautiful natural stones that are available..."
How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
"how to build a shower curb and what products to use can get complicated. But getting... altered if building a shower for a disabled person. Here are some points to keep in... concrete walls on a walk in shower with a poured concrete wall dividing it from the... white stone brick wall) with an orange color and placed pottery collection in it-just... plumber build the custom-sized shower bed, then the tile guy laid the stone. It has..."
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
"you can build your own backyard fish pond for about $2,500. Here’s what you'll need... started by building a retaining wall one summer and added some steps with stones found... house build very soon and I gotta say, I'm more excited about the fishpond than I... little stone waterfall, the other end will be above our lower level so... she's gotta... me to build the garden around it. My pond drops off to 4 feet without plant shelves..."
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"We are building a home on acreage near the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and... called Stone Set, sustainable porous paving. It is more porous than turf and as it... "Subterra Stone" and "Turfstone" products. These have been around for over 30 years.... all the stone needs brought in and compacted in 4-6" lifts. There are also subsurface... natural stones and it looks fantastic. The resin is UV stable, doesn't crack, is porous..."