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Design Workshop: The Beauty of Humble Materials
"plywood, concrete and other modest surfaces... concerning the concrete board. I love concrete backer board (concrete reinforced with mesh)... polished concrete floors, concrete counters, doors made from recycled wood from the... with a concrete sealer, for privacy screens at times. In your opinion, is this suitable... from the concrete board you're describing here. I love its striations, texture and color... polished concrete floors (which I saw in many of the images featured) as well as Terrazzo..."
Design Workshop: Wonderful Material Marriages
"materials — concrete and wood, glass and paint, brick and steel — just belong together... wall of concrete that had been cast against wood and had that telltale rich and interesting... I love concrete and wood together! great article! I love record my extreme admiration... marble and concrete, while beautiful and functional in its proper place, looks cold and... love the concrete and the glass hallway wall! I like the reveal on the stairway too..."
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..."
Skip the Brick for a Statement-Making Chimney
Clad your chimney in metal, concrete or masonry for a dynamic architectural element and a most contemporary design
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Portnoy/Danzig Residence
My Houzz: Super Efficiency and Serenity Near the Florida Surf
It can withstand a hurricane and earned LEED Platinum certification, but this island home knows how to chill too
"home’s cast-in-place concrete structure, to ensure a strong, hurricane-proof home... place concrete to withstand a potential hurricane,” says Beck. The couple used recycled... idea of cast concrete for hurricane resistance and the sense of a family beach house... polished concrete, or did they add some brighter chips? Loved the concrete wall! And... polished concrete and were finished by the guys at Sarasota Superfloors. (www.saras..."
Your Kitchen: 10 Great Alternatives to Granite Counters
"I love cast concrete, recycled glass and Paperstone. I recently used cast concrete... in most cast-in-place concrete I've seen. It has a more natural look (stone) than... go with concrete. We ended up using Formica which offered us MANY different color... cheaper than concrete, paperstone, soapstone, etc. We even chose 2 different colors (orange... Friday. The concrete aggregate (24x24” terrazzo-like tiles) floor is done. Should I seal..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"now is concrete. Check these http://www.custommade.com/concrete-island/by/bahkoconcrete... cast concrete and people who like to DIY. And of course, some professionals are better... The 'concrete' category can also include products like Icestone, or Fuze, concr... website. concrete countertops are not as susceptible to stains nor as heavy as you describe... trained concrete professional can create lighter weight, stronger, and more dense concrete..."
Houzz Call: Have a Beautiful Small Bathroom? We Want to See It!
Corner sinks, floating vanities and tiny shelves — show us how you’ve made the most of a compact bathroom
"custom cast concrete countertop. The cool retro aesthetic and materials complement... addition to a concrete house from the 50s. So I asked myself, "How do you add on to an all... all concrete house?" And the answer was obvious: WITH AN ALL GLASS BATHROOM !!... exterior concrete-block wall (i.e., no storage space between the studs on that wall)... added a concrete shower, exposed copper pipes, a glass bottle wall and floating concrete..."
Room of the Day: From Dark Basement to Bright Master Suite
Turning an unsightly retaining wall into an asset, these San Francisco homeowners now have a bedroom that feels like a getaway
"sexiness to a concrete retaining wall. But with a few clever design moves, you can certainly... the wall cast a dark, imposing presence in the former storage room. Now it’s a celebrated... wall a concrete colour to tie it back to what was there while looking so amazingly... actual concrete.”The architect and homeowners selected sapele wood with a walnut stain... went with concrete, it might have been too close of a memory of what was there before..."
Design Workshop: The Art of Joining Materials
Watch for carefully crafted meeting points in a home's building materials — they're among the hallmarks of great architecture
Sculpture in the Home: Style or Bust
Color Guide: How to Work With Neon Brights
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
Layers of dirt help create energy efficiency and an unusual look on a steep slope in Washington state
"I see cast concrete like that found in the hallway of this wonderful house, I think... Love the concrete floors AND the layout. Honestly there are so many options for a home... of that concrete flooring. As far as passive solar heating and earth cooling, concrete... colored concrete? Stone slabs? Thanks Love it. Built a similar one in Missouri and... done in concrete with the texture and even the knotholes of the wood molds that were..."
Trend Watch: 13 Kitchen Looks Expected to Be Big in 2015
3 designers share their thoughts on what looks, finishes and design elements will be on trend in the year ahead
"finishes (had cast concrete counters), shaker style cabinets, ceiling detail, open/airy,... trend casting (marketing) angle of the article ; the kitchen is a very personal room... kept my concrete countertops that I've always loved. The primary color is a bright... the big cast iron white sink (I like it.)? Got new stainless faucet already in...."