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452 sand stone Ideabooks
Kitchen Countertop Materials: 5 More Great Alternatives to Granite
Get a delightfully different look for your kitchen counters with lesser-known materials for a wide range of budgets
"kinds of stones. No granite or marble for ME thanks! Slate stones hold the chiseled... volcanic stone from Italy. Highly recommend. Still love the color and durability of... Jerusalem Stone on coutner tops. We have it on our island as well as adjacent counter... door to a sand/gravel driveway that gets alot of use (old cabin... code required 2nd... tiles from Stone Peak. They are cheap (compared to a lot), uber durable, and look smashing..."
How to Reface Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
New project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY project or with help from a pro
"creating sanding dust. Then sand the bare wood outdoors while wearing a resperator... require sanding before application. Everyone who has seen it loves the changes.... stripped, sanded, and "pickled" with a 50/50 paint/water wash using the upper wall paint... small. I sanded and painted one wall of cabinets from the original oak finish to a creamy... is to sand and refinish all of them, replace/upgrade my appliances (they still work..."
21 Dream Showers Let You Soap Up in Style
These sensational showers have it all: spectacular design, luxurious materials and sleek high-tech features
"Full stone slabs or large format stone or porcelain tiles with super thin grout... sealant on stone ( marble, granite, & other natural stones) helps to prevent from any... porous stone are going to be impossible to clean. The white marble will turn yellow... River stone will be very hard to swipe and will require a scrub brush. There are... rougher stone surfaces but removal is not that difficult. i, for one, go at it once..."
Know Your House: What Makes Up a Home's Foundation
Learn the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come
"repointing the stones. I hear how stone is supposed to "weep," but I've considered an exterior... wall of sand bags. You know, cloth bags (filter cloth) filled with sand (like my silt)... has a stone foundation. Can you tell me something about it? Great article. Like... older stone home (1940) When I bought it, three walls had been reinforced with steel... to the stone masonry. Is it possible I need to move this dirt away? indiasnowden..."
Easy Ways to Manage Stormwater for Lower Bills and a Healthier Earth
Send cleaner runoff into local waterways and spend less on yard irrigation with these simple landscaping approaches
"between the stone as the path gets closer to the house entrance. Here is an example of... using stone and gravel and removing water-blocking elements such as huge swaths of... local stone yard. That place is like Disneyland to me. :) Endless gorgeous choices... yName=STONE&CFID=42915952&CFTOKEN=23403490 Thanks for this great article. Do you... concrete or stone/non-permeable pavers? Living in an area with quite a lot of rain and..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Paint Makeovers
Let your newly repainted house or room do the "How d'ya like me now?" strut right here — it might just be featured in an upcoming ideabook
"Rented a sand blaster and painted with Benjamin Moore paint color "Bed of Ferns" and... have to sand or degloss your cabinets, then prime with something like Kilz, then paint... paint, sanding, etc) I put down a base coat of Valspar porch and floor paint, Boston... without sanding!) Had our house painted last summer. Needed paint, and needed an update... Paint Sand in My Shoes chip (long story lol). I bet I could get even nicer after..."
24 Dramatic Kitchen Makeovers
From drab, dreary or just plain outdated to modernized marvels, these kitchens were transformed at the hands of resourceful Houzzers
"is real stone, not a manufactured "Quartz" like Ceasar Stone, etc.) The finish is... dense stone and a leather finish (like honed or antiqued with other stones) is very... Lava Stone is a lovely alternate to Granite. Treated like Glass, and looks really... look of stone, but not the movement or large color variation that most granites have... natural stone though (which so many man-made materials like Corian and recycled glass..."
Landscaping Tricks to Manage Stormwater Runoff
Help rainwater absorb slowly back into the earth with paving grids, gravel beds and other porous systems
"it with stone and geotextile fabric, then plain sand. About a foot from the surface... alternative to stone/concrete as a paving surface (walkway, patio, driveway etc.). We have... with stone for a more informal look. This is such a timely article with lots of... backfill with stone, cover all with thick plastic (including the slope to the house), then... excessive stone gives the system a holding area to keep strong storm events from overwhelming..."
Build a Backyard Fish Pond Without Going Belly Up
You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think. But you'll need this expert design wisdom
"little stone waterfall, the other end will be above our lower level so... she's gotta... river stones (helps prevent holes and looks great, too). We attached a pump and filter... edge with stone, make it more natural. Make the bottom uneven, fish will do better.... least one stone slab in pond to hold a large, shady plant and to hide fish. Wow, this... steps with stones found in the woods on our property. The next spring we had 3 large boulders..."
A New Houzz Survey Reveals What You Really Want in Your Kitchen
Discover what Houzzers are planning for their new kitchens and which features are falling off the design radar
"about stone floors, stone counters and white cabinets (which will always need cleaning)... don't like stone benchtops! Seen to many that were chipped and the risk of ruining all... used a stone-look Formica. But, my modest house and budget did not include a hard... a poly stone product. My cabinets are 2 colors cherry bottoms and cream top. When... bothered to sand it out. There are no seams. Also, I have a light-colored tile floor...."
Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your Dream House
"vine and stone flooring. it must have a red colored cement pathway somewhere in the... colored stone fence that has 3 round windows hidden among the foliage and covered with... Local stone facade. In the woods, but commuting distance to town (I live in VT).... and the stone, our house is pretty close. Although at 1,100 square feet, it could be... ally. Stone, towers, hidden passageways but of course, with all the modern conveniences..."
Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens
"identical to stone? No, but it sure takes the worry out of the kitchen. Beware stone tiles... engineered stone surface on the other benches, and stained the floors a dark chocolate... fabulous stone. Lamps on the counter top? I would electrocute myself!!!!! My personal... The main stone in my wedding ring is a sapphire. I didn't want a diamond. No color... white, sand-through cabinets installed with white quartz countertops and grey beadboard..."
Pavers for the Perfect Patio and Path
"using sand as a base. Sand rolls over itself and never packs very tight, instead... under stone and pavers is critical. You see a lot of design and ‘how to’ books suggest... crushed stone, it will last much longer and allow for more drainage. Here in the Pacific... this! Stone is a wonderful material that takes on the life of the site much more... local stone to work with! Hi Vanessa, I agree when you say ... "pavers are often..."
Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber
Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs
"called StoneDeck. 16" square stones - quite a few choices - with a rubberized plastic... quick sand on the Ipe before applying the Penofin to get off any dirt or things that... to be sanded & restained every 1 to 2 years. Perhaps mosituresheild ot composite... square stone tiles. Will that hold up in a harsh winter? Is there any drainage for... between stones. Drains and is constructed just like a wodd deck. There is a proprietary..."
Standouts From the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
"raised stone and textured stone surfaces being used for kitchen backsplashes and bathroom... semi-precious stone backsplash on the stove is impossible to clean! So are all of the raised... porous stone? Nothin's gonna get that out. You'll have to look at that for years.... steel, stone counters, self-cleaning ovens, etc. My cabinets came with the soft-close... light sanding. After this, prime unless you want a finish where your cherry will..."