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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..."
Kitchen of the Week: Modern Update for a Midcentury Gem
A kitchen remodel keeps the original redwood paneling and concrete floors but improves functionality and style
"keeps the original redwood paneling and concrete floors but improves functionality and... respected the original architecture,” she says.... fidelity to origins i find. I'm wondering if the concrete floor is slabs or poured and... on the floor, the upholstered chair fabric - these colors are perfection. Kudos.... kitchen floor. I've been trying to convince my husband that a fatigue mat is not... concrete floors are original to the home. Szidon was careful to preserve and reuse as..."
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..."
Kilim, Flokati, Beni Ourain, Boucherouite: What’s the Difference?
Get the global story you want for your floors by learning the origins and characteristics of rugs from around the world
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..."
Drama’s Afoot With Striking Black Floors
"Drench your floors in black for a memorable interior scene... black floor is timeless. Whether you prefer solid, boldly patterned or partnered... black floor haters. I put in black bamboo floors and own four pets. The floors are... painted the original hardwood flooring on the entire ground floor black except the kitchen... painted floors. My first condo had the original floors, and they were heavily worn... kitchen floor. I run a rechargeable floor vacuum over it once a day. Maybe twice because..."
Make Your Floors Terrific With Terrazzo
Durable, sanitary and unique, this bespeckled surface is a winner for floors, walls, countertops and sinks
"winner for floors, walls, countertops and sinks... terrazzo flooring peaked in the 1950s and 1960s as an economical option for slab co... kitchen floor- and yes my floor is a cement slab. "The slab also includes hydronic... of the flooring or the fact that there's an inch of grime on the floor? Wow. $94... had the original floors polished, and they look lovely. I also wanted to replace the... with wood floors. Now when I visit Im disappointed to not see the floor or feel it under..."
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..."
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 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..."