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Houzz Tour: An Updated '70s Home Puts Art on Show
See a Deluxe 'Catio' Built for Feline Fun
"of the plant life around can injure cats. A secure enclosure was a must. Here’s how... tried plants but my cats destroyed all of them even the grass we planted for them... sloped roof on it as I live in snow country. It had a door in to the house as well... of our roof to the top of the fence to completely protect from above. We ran more... lots of plants. We had perches up high so they could see out. They loved it out there..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Pet Projects!
Bubble windows, fountains, doghouses, showers — what outdoor treats have you put together for your furry friends?
"catmint plant for Fluffy? A new chicken coop? Please snap a photo and share your work... unsafe plants for dogs/cats has Day lillys on it so mine are planted out front where... All plantings are dog pee tolerant and non toxic. There is nothing here that won't... destroying plantings. That is a fantastic backyard!!! I just don't know how it would... know what plants are dog pee tolerant because my two large dogs have destroyed plenty..."
Tubular Daylighting Devices Bring In Natural Light
More advanced and less pricey than traditional skylights, TDDs are the most modern way to let the light in
"between the roof and ceiling, with a clear plastic dome. The bottoms of the tubes are diffused... in some roof styles. We have a shallow pitch prairie style roof, with ducting/piping... their roof because they fear leaks. If the installation is correct you shouldn't... a safe roof to work on. You have to be careful where you install TDD's. I took... had our roof inspected and he found no problems as well. We have one in our master..."
My Houzz: Industrial-Edged Comfort in Pittsburgh
Copper, cantilevers and a cat named Mr. Martin come together in this contemporary homage to regional style
"green roof garden. Fisher says he finds inspiration in modern architects like Steven... The dirt roof, also referred to as a "green roof", really doesn't help with increasing... love the roof garden! Love everything especially the black drapery in the pic with the... use more plants, although the ones you have are quite effective and lovely. However... green roof is totally awesome. This is the kind of thinking we need more of. Shadyside..."
9 Urban Gardening Tips From Hong Kong Rooftops
Create a refuge from city chaos with these ideas gathered from rooftops as practical as they are picturesque
"those with plant life can help better the air quality too. Whether you live in Hong Kong... idea of roof gardens. Reclaiming as an outdoor spacsome of the footprint that your... of our roof garden in Switzerland. As a word of advice, check the load bearing c... of your roof space at the start of planning. We ended up using 10cm slices of raw walnut... on the roof top of the pergola in the first image to protect from rain, often used..."
5 Easy Tips for Choosing Your Exterior Paint Palette
Make your home the talk of the neighborhood — in a good way — with an exterior paint scheme that pops
"hardscaping, roofing and more. Follow these tips to choose a color scheme that works both... black roof (when it's time to do the roof, that is). Thoughts? Painting the awful... brown. The roof is a lighter multi-toned sandy color. We painted the window trim deep... peaked roofs. Give us ideas for homes built mid-70's - mid-90's in California! I... metal roof that is visible from space (well, google maps anyhow!) and was painted..."
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
"flat roof, clerestory windows, and large cantilevered overhang for passive solar... indoor plants and paintings. However perhaps the owners are wishing to keep it fairly... butterfly roof allows for the clerestory windows. Pure genius. The plan of the house... onto the roof! It looks like you both have gotten a great start in revising the few... butterfly roof was considered ultra-radical, as was its placement in the midst of very..."
My Houzz: Creative DIY Personalizes a 2-Bedroom Bungalow
Stenciling, custom finishes and furniture, and Scottish-inspired style give a 1920s home personality and warmth
"a new roof, but I was happy to see that it hadn't been updated," she says. "I wanted... green roof) that I had been looking for. And your study - aaahhhh!! Thank you for... of the plants. I do find your parlor a little lackluster... "put, some color, in... gabled roof and a spacious front porch. "Since we only have one car, we were glad..."
Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Triumph Returns
Sixteen years' worth of restoration and reconstruction efforts have brought the Martin House Complex in New York back to glory
"low-pitched roofs, horizontal windows, brick walls and deep overhangs as signature elements... introduce plantings along the bare side of the house. If they prefer formal, just introduce... has a roof that extends well beyond the walls to provide shelter around the building... glass and roof may not mimic Wright's design, but they reference it in a contemporary... side. The roof seems to magically float above the glass walls. It is actually an inverted..."
Contractor Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Get a Greener Home
Forget a fleet of solar panels (for now). These ideas can make your home a whole lot greener when money or time is in short supply
"on the roof or compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. Then you might start to think of bigger... furniture. Try planting with native species and low-water types. For hard scape; walkways... awnings and roof overhangs can help you do this. In the summer, when you don't want as... within a roof-top dome, and are much easier to install than a skylight since they require... below the roof. The reflective tubes can be run down from the second floor to the first..."
Houzz Tour: New Life for a Historic Georgia Fixer-Upper
"under the roof and adapted the interior for modern life. Houzz at a Glance Who lives... placed plants and this would be really great. How proud they must be. Fabulous job... existing roof. Sliding doors lend an open feeling, and new skylights make the ceilings... street, the roof-ridge height and setbacks. MAIN FLOOR AFTER SECOND FLOOR AFTER MAIN FLOOR..."
My Houzz: A Dream Indoor-Outdoor Home in Nicaragua
Drop In on a Hot Comeback With a Sunken Living Room
Take the plunge into a new kind of practicality with an interior design feature that has a rich history
Get Cleaner Indoor Air Without Opening a Window
Mechanical ventilation can actually be better for your home than the natural kind. Find out the whys and hows here