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Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"stayed: original hardwood floors, woodwork, pocket doors, window seats and a quirky... including the original Craftsman light fixtures, which were sold at a yard sale. Years later... The original Craftsman front porch with its signature pillars also got the heave-ho... perfectly good original porch. But that's the thing — it's easy to look in from the outside... doors), original 5" wide oak floors, art tiles (on the vestibule floor and around the..."
Houzz Tour: Original Charm and New Light in Seattle
"between the original features and the new construction. “Retaining the original character... main floor plus 900-square-foot rental unit Photography by Miguel Edwards (interiors)... celebrate original elements. Here Sara and Jeremy retained the original opening when... retaining this original breakfast nook. With fresh paint and newly covered cushions, it t... painted original built-ins. Organization and furnishings kept things tidy as the family..."
Love the One You're With: Honoring a Home's Original Charm
"hardwood floors, an open floor plan, and a roof deck facing a beautiful ocean view.... someone kept original cabinets in a kitchen or the original pink fixtures and tile in a... Respect the original architecture, for goodness sakes! Great article. Thank you! :-) Lovely... the 2nd floor and HATED the dark wood paneling that covers the walls in almost the... entire 1st floor. But, having gone to some zoning board meetings about a house that was..."
My Houzz: Original Drawings Guide a Midcentury Gem's Reinvention
Architect's spec book in hand, a Washington couple lovingly re-creates their midcentury home with handmade furniture and thoughtful details
"home's original character remains. The couple was fortunate to get a complete set... of the original drawings of the house, and they plan to honor and reflect Cowan's... including the floor to ceiling windows, slate floor, pocket doors, sliding shelves and doors... and the original built-ins are fabulous. I would have fallen in love with this house... with the original house as they have versus demolishing it to make way for something..."
'Houses + Origins' Reveals an Architect's Process
"ses + Origins, published in July 2012 by Images Publishing, is the first monograph... Houses + Origins collects 10 projects — nine houses and one office building — three... includes floor plans drawn consistently and clearly labeled and keyed. Photographs are... reading floor plans. Yes, most people who buy architectural monographs are architects... Houses + Origins (Images Publishing, 2012) Tour WA Design projects:Berkeley Courtyard..."
Clash Course: Pile High, Lean Low
Forget the walls. For a truly original and exciting artistic display, turn your attention to styling the floors
"truly original and exciting artistic display, turn your attention to styling the... Your floor can display art, books and other creative objects just as beautifully... on the floor looks temporary, as if you're deciding whether to keep it. Also collects... on the floor look like you just haven't found the time to hang them properly. Also... later the floor. It never got any wall space. Maybe when I'll be old enough to meet my..."
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"the wood floor right for you. Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are very... all wood floors are equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors have... wood floors, but let's get through solid wood first. More flooring guides... Wood floors are a classic addition to any home. Barring damage from fire or flood... solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value to your interior as long as you're..."
Houzz Tour: Refreshed Spanish Colonial in the Hollywood Hills
Designer updates home in neutral tones while honoring original architecture and celebrating iconic L.A. views
"honoring original architecture and celebrating iconic L.A. views... staining the original floors, painting the interior and exterior, and refurbishing much... left the original architecture intact and focused on updating the finishes, which included... of the original hardware and woodwork. Another important design consideration was... enhance the original architecture and draw attention to the views. Houzz at a Glance:..."
What Lies Beneath
"hardwood floors we love. Much like the flooring in the first of this series of photos... 20th-century origin. Floors can make or break the design of a dwelling. You know this if... photos, our floors help provide the simple elegance of our place, and suggest the character... perfect floor beneath your bare feet. A friend and contractor said that he once painted... painted wood flooring deep blue for a couple's summer home and in the night the wind blew..."
Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?
The ecofriendliness of this grass for flooring, wall coverings and furniture isn't cut and dried. Get the facts here
"grass for flooring, wall coverings and furniture isn't cut and dried. Get the facts here... bamboo floors, we also know that certain manufacturing processes, deforestation concerns... entombing the original floors under cheapo click flooring was easier than getting the original... wood floors that we have on the 2nd floor of our townhouse. We got bamboo flooring that... bamboo flooring, some of the cheaper bamboo flooring planks are not nearly as hard..."
What to Know Before Refinishing Your Floors
Learn costs and other important details about renewing a hardwood floor — and the one mistake you should avoid
"hardwood floor — and the one mistake you should avoid... of your floors to sand them. If your home has heat registers in the floor, remove a... hardwood floors start showing their age; scratches, dullness and discoloring are the... hardwood floor can be sanded about six to eight times during its lifetime. So unless... your wood floors can be brought back to life. You need at least 1/32 of an inch of wood... professional floor refinisher to appraise the situation. You can’t refinish laminated wood..."
How to Paint Your Hardwood Floors
"solid wood floors can give them new life without the expense and mess of refinishing them... make your floors a beautiful design element in their own right, particularly with interesting... hardwood floors, but if you know how to apply nail polish, you already know the basics... beautiful floors, BUT the first floor bedroom floors could not be finished in the same... against the floor, all painted the same gray as the floor. The result: floors look expansive..."
Laminate Floors: Get the Look of Wood (and More) for Less
"laminate flooring and why you just might want to choose it... inate floors aren't wood, though they usually appear to be. Rather, laminate floors... laminate floors that look like ceramic tile or slate are becoming more available. Laminate... Laminate floors are relatively inexpensive, easy to install and hold up well to wear... laminate floors are moisture resistant, they can be used in areas where the material... "wood" floor I can hear whether it's a floating laminate floor or a nailed-down wood..."
When to Use Engineered Wood Floors
"wood floor could be your best choice (and no one will know but you)... the wood floor right for you. Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are very... plank wood floors, it's time to delve into the world of engineered wood floors. Once... wood floor can be difficult to distinguish from a solid plank floor. But believe... wood floors behave a little differently than plank floors do; they tend to be easier... all wood floors are equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors have..."
Transition Time: How to Connect Tile and Hardwood Floors
Plan ahead to prevent unsightly or unsafe transitions between floor surfaces. Here's what you need to know
"between floor surfaces. Here's what you need to know... or a floor assembly that's destined to fail. Most of the floor framing in North... tile floor to the hardwood of another room is often given little forethought. However... used on floors. But these days most of my clients want large, natural stone tile.... and tile floors. Hi John, as always great information. How do you test the floor for... over the original floor joists. We look to alternated the sheets by 50 %ish stagger..."