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Houzz Tour: All Glass Outside, Warm Wood Inside
Wood and stone balance transparent outer walls in this Gulf Islands home, for an open and warm feeling all over
"Wood and stone balance transparent outer walls in this Gulf Islands home, for an... an open and warm feeling all over... longhouses) and influenced by modern Canadian architects, like Ronald Thom and Arthur Erickson... of wood and stone, making it open to its surroundings yet a warm environment to be... Island and mainland British Columbia in Canada. The area begs for something rustic... cabin, and such was the first inclination of clients working with RUFproject on their..."
Get Glass Windows and Doors Gleaming Clean
Preserve a spotless view with these guidelines for keeping soap scum, hard water spots and dirt at bay on glass surfaces around the home
"spots and dirt at bay on glass surfaces around the home... general tips and tricks will help keep your glass doors and windows sparkling and clean... sparkling glass windows and doors on Houzz, and now you may be wondering how to get your... options in glass, and some require special care and cleaning. My main advice to clients... your own glass surfaces clean, gleaming and ready for their own close-up. "Not all..."
5 Gravel and Stone Types for a Rockin' Landscape
Give your garden design some textural bam with pebbles, granite, river rocks and other permeable materials
"feet; and it comes in many different colors and forms. Check out my favorites and... gravel and other small rocks. I work them into nearly every design I create for my... ws of glass sand, one wheelbarrow of glass nuggets and two 94lb concrete bags, adding... material and quite cheap. It is used as an almost ubiquitous ground cover and comes... experts and artisans all over the web, and even the Indian minister of concrete :)..."
How to Keep Your Home's Beautiful Glass Sparkling Clean
"tools and tricks keep water spots and soapy film at bay... Glass is only as pretty (and functional) as it is clear. Glass vessel sinks sit pretty... panes of glass. Here are tips for how to clean the glass in your home, so you can see... fingerprints. Glass shower doors make even teeny bathrooms appear larger, that is if they're... scum. And the gorgeous windows in your living room will not let in as much sunlight..."
Kitchen Counters: Sturdy, Striking Recycled Glass With Cement
Ecofriendly and full of character, this heat- and scratch-resistant material is a great fit for custom kitchen counters
"endly and full of character, this heat- and scratch-resistant material is a great... durable and guilt-free countertop that doesn't involve mining or petroleum-based resins... recycled glass with cement might be right for you. Read on to learn more about this... article and judywilliams106 state) as it's cement, aggregate (the glass) and water... concrete and so we have an island made of plain concrete and exposed aggregate (a trial..."
Restoration Rallies a 1790 Stone Springhouse
An old outbuilding gets a new purpose — several purposes, that is — thanks to careful efforts by stonemasons and architects
"Architects and the builders at Orion Construction. Chipping away at the stucco plastered... office and guesthouse. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is an outbuilding... that love and respect old and historic structures and want to preserve them at all cost... Ireland and came across a dilapidated stone house, roof missing, and very overgrown;... flooring and stone were all intact and preserved. I certainly think of it more as "..."
Glass Home Exteriors Reflect Modern Tastes
Advances in coatings and insulation make glass a more usable choice for home exteriors than ever before
"coatings and insulation make glass a more usable choice for home exteriors than ever... overcome. And with the advanced technology of insulated glasses and special coatings... types of glasses and integrating shading in front of the walls, for example, their deficits... eight glass walls are not for everybody — they can make people feel like they are... display, and generous window shades can be at odds with the architecture. Yet by using..."
Want a Clear Decorating Conscience? Try Recycled Glass
Choose recycled glass for counters, backsplashes, accessories and more — this material is as durable as it is ecofriendly
"recycled glass for counters, backsplashes, accessories and more — this material is as... is that glass is recyclable — not just once, but on and on, without any degradation... hough glass was once an expensive material used in very limited applications, today's... have made glass a huge part of our lives. Although its beauty is a welcome addition to... recycling, glass goes straight to the landfill when we're done with it. Although glass..."
Great Material: Glass Block Grows Up
"humble glass block for privacy, pattern and light... shapes and textures, coupled with inventive use, give glass block new life in the... When glass block had its last heyday, the Rubik's Cube was all the rage, Madonna... gloves, and Apple was better known as a fruit than as an empire. But don't hold '80s... wall. Glass Block is alive and well! Residential and commercial applications! We... structural glass (and glass block) flooring systems if that is what you're referring to..."
7 Stunning Glass Walkways in Modern Homes
Enclosed but not hemmed in, these modern walkways provide a path between rooms and clear views of the landscape
"rooms and clear views of the landscape... example) and energy (heating and cooling systems can be lowered in a living area at... slopes and water's edges. Smaller buildings also mean that certain functions can stand... them with glass walls, which reinforce the distinction of the buildings they connect... cedar and stone cabin it was actually the least expensive and most integrity preserving... clean and it doesn't rot like wood can. I love glass and in Hawaii it is very practical..."
Bathroom Floor Tile: Glass Mosaic for a Luxurious Look
It's gorgeous. It's expensive. It's slippery when wet. Learn the pros, cons and costs of glass mosaic tile here
"cons and costs of glass mosaic tile here... cons and costs to help you decide if glass mosaic tile is a good fit for your bathroom... Glass mosaic tile flooring can certainly add beauty to a bathroom, but it’s still... durability and safety in a wet environment. Here you’ll learn all about the pros, cons... color of stone and glass tile. Never ever use wall mastic otherwise you've just thrown... a glass tile it is approved for wet installations. The better Glass tiles come with..."
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
It's more than just a patio door — it's an architectural design element. Here's help finding the right one for your home and lifestyle
"large glass patio door hasn't been around for very long. It took modern manufacturing... wealthy and aristocratic is now available in a wide variety of styles for every home... available and what you should know about each.... sliding glass doors because they're cheap and I could afford them, and yes, they are... folding glass doors, and hopefully will get to recycle the glass panes. But now I want... wall of glass and minimal framing lifts up and over your head like a garage door. It..."
Houzz Tour: High-End Modernism in a Jet-Set Town
Expansive glass highlights the mountains in this four-level architect's home, while stone and wood bring nature up close
"stone and wood bring nature up close... nsive glass highlights the mountains in this four-level architect's home, while stone... celebrities — and wealth. Four ski areas serve its 6,658 residents and the visitors to what... model and talent agency) and their 2 kids Location: Aspen, Colorado Size: 10,000... varied and more modern, but the home, on Wright Road, shares some qualities with his... expanses of glass to take in the mountain views. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Architect..."
8 Top Tile Types for Your Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash designs don't have to be set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range of styles
"set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range... budget and application. Whether your backsplash goes up to the bottom of the upper... inspiring and intriguing tiles can add to your kitchen's unique look.... travertine and the deco strip is a mix of glass, stone and mother of pearl. Torry Manzo... kitchen and 3 baths at our house and in our daughter's kitchen and utility room, so..."
Double Take: Interior Glass Pushes the Boundaries
"technology and architectural glass and taking all three to new heights. She began her... designer and photographer in the fashion industry, and became fascinated with large-scale... and elevate architectural glass into a unique interior design element for the 21st... ideas and good inventive firm-related images," she says. "So I invented some large... images and was lucky to have an agent that took me worldwide." One of her large projects..."