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Kitchen Counters: Granite, Still a Go-to Surface Choice
Every slab of this natural stone is one of a kind — but there are things to watch for while you're admiring its unique beauty
"Thanks for featuring our photos!!! I love that you said to "Befriend your supplier and... the key features. What would you like to have visible and what can be hidden. 3. consider... recognition features in search engines to help. Thanks all for the good comments! @Granite... its best features - best to have a stone that you don't have to worry about changing... of the rocks... Do they only know granite and marble? I am a geologist and none of..."
Take Your Hell Strip to Heavenly Heights: 8 Design Ideas
Trade weedy dirt and trash for a parking strip filled with wispy grasses, low-growing flowers and textural trees
"excess water to escape the sunken area if it tends to hold water too long ( to avoid... divert water from your property into your new sunken rock garden with plant material... different water needs. You will have an interesting rock garden and reduce runoff! my... feed, water etc. Add annuals if you like in the spring. And also pray the dog walkers... , but rocks? Love the look, however I can just see the schoolchildren - from elementary..."
How to Give Your Driveway and Front Walk More Curb Appeal
Prevent injuries and tire damage while making a great first impression by replacing or repairing front paths
"Rain water needs to soak into the soil to provide for future ground water. What... Plants/Rock Garden. wow i like all of them especially the last pic So many people... product for features some absolutely charming walkways. I was just discussing this with... With water shortages continuing to face us we need to make sure we are not paving... sections and rock in others which makes it difficult to get the dead leaves out in the fall..."
13 Risks to Take for True Garden Rewards
Go ahead, be a rebel. Breaking rules in the garden can lead to more happiness, creativity and connection with the earth
"gorgeous feature. Rocks are interspersed with phlox and astilbe. You'd think some... trees. Watering can be especially tricky - incorrect watering can damage or kill your... standing water provide a place for mosquitos to lay their eggs? I mean, we're not... standing water in my garden, but I have a plethora of mosquitoes. What happens? Dragonflies... natural rock outcroppings that hold puddles and I've been wondering what to do about..."
Enjoy Your Pool Long Past Labor Day
Don't give your pool and patio the cold shoulder just because the air is chillier. New accessories can help foster a warm relationship
"about fire features....not water features... I have a fire pit built into the top/side... in the water. That mist over the pool? That is the heat in your water evaporating... gladly add water features but warned us they are a nuisance because they blow out. Anyone... what water features are they talking about? And what do you mean, blow out? I am... on and water flowing down the rocks. Never had a problem with the firepit but haver..."
Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"by past features. Period features can be re-instated. Collecting appropriate pieces... the old rock that we found in the back of the house to build a rock sidewalk from the... the one featured here. We did our best to preserve the original tile roof, but it was... house is featured in a lot of architecture books as an example of shingle style, even... innovative. It features a hodgepodge of elements from international design (Japanese, Chinese..."
How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot
"over some rocks) Thank you Carol. We are thinking of using native rock for low walls... their own water issues. A people path straight downhill is an invitation for erosion... to trap water and encourage it to sink in rather than erode. It doesn't have to be... storm water. Love your ferns! Beautiful examples and I loved your analogy of a... due to water pressure. Make sure your contractor is experienced in retaining wall..."
10 Great Outdoor Chill Zones
Whether you have a huge poolside deck or a sliver of a patio, these ideas will kick stress to the curb all summer long
"run the water off in a matter of seconds and nothing gets absorbed! There is absolutely... waterproof or water resistant like acrylic or sunbrella so should withstand some rain and... with "water resistant" cushions for the side deck with a cute thatched umbrella and... watch the water, but if I don't get the cushions put away before it rains it takes days... make them water proof? We just take out cushions indoor. It is a little inconvenient..."
Dream Spaces: Spa-Worthy Showers to Refresh the Senses
In these fantasy baths, open designs let in natural light and views, and intriguing materials create drama
"don't water the lawn with drinking water. We save a lot of water already, although we... ourse/water-footprint-calculator/ With you though pamelafisk, any water saving is... the hot water tap in the shower, the water is instantly hot, so I don't let gallons... how much water is allowed to serve a home via a water credit system. Once you have been... a grey water system so that shower water does double duty on the landscape. (e.g..."
Porch Life: Banish the Bugs
Don't let insects be the bane of your sweet tea and swing time. These screening and product ideas will help keep bugs at bay on the porch
"river rock. That way the moisture stays under the rocks & hopefully the mosquitoes... with some water in a spray bottle. I spray around doors, windows, on screens...well... thanks for featuring the porch above. I don't know if it is an old wive's tale or not... standing water? We have a small ravine at the back of our yard and it flows sometimes... about the water? Hey Becky, any idea how to keep those big carpenter bees from eating..."
Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Give bacteria the boot and say sayonara to stains with this long-lasting material that's a great choice for kitchen and bath countertops
"streaks and water stains. Can anyone post a picture of what the water or oil stains on... off with water or even with a soapy rag. But if you leave a puddle of soapy water on... That's why water glasses can seem to leave a mark because the water has dried out the... acids. Water and oils cause the surface of the stone to oxidize, thus the darkened... metamorphic rock. The stone darkens due to oxidation. I suggest you do a little research..."
Find the Right Cooktop for Your Kitchen
For a kitchen setup with sizzle, deciding between gas and electric is only the first hurdle. This guide can help
"feature which boils water in 90 seconds and Perfect Convect3® convection technology... kettle of water in 90 seconds! All the burners will simmer as well. Great product! Agree... pot of water to a boil! Induction, induction, induction - this chef's heating element... shut off feature if pan empty,i,e., boiled out. I use cookware I already own, just... with more features/settings than those in a range. Second, it can have a "lighter" look..."
Is It Time to Take Down That Wallpaper?
If only it were as easy as grab and pull. Learn the right way to remove wallpaper so your next wall treatment will look great
"Change your water often and keep it hot and clean. (The water gets pasty as you use the... a warm water and fabric softener solution, applied using a spray bottle. After leaving... a warm water/fabric softener solution as wallpaper remover: http://www.ehow.com/h... get the water or stem to penetrate to soften the glue .. and the tools sold to perforate... by the water. Using a garden sprayer you spray it and wait. Entire sheets peel from..."
Take Cues From Japan for a Zen-Like Bathroom
Escape stress the Japanese way: with a blissful soak in a tub amid natural materials and minimalist beauty
"their bath water for watering their plants and landscapes. As for keeping bath water warm... clean, hot water -- or conserve the clean water and reheat it for re-use for a period... heat the water and a grey water system so that we don't waste essentially clean water... heat the water in many places. In most Japanese households, hot water reaches a comfortable... so cold water from a deep well is my source for drinking, bathing and watering etc..."
How to Remodel Your Fireplace
"70's faux rock fireplace was the first thing I updated in my house... I like rock, but... recently featured the dramatic before and after of this Houzz project on our blog. Replacing... before rock and after classy :) My fireplace is gold/bronze like the 1950s Before... in this feature. Good grief, and I thought I had the mother of all ugly ones. It is... sheet rocking the brick, adding river stone and building a new mantel…before and..."