655 sand stone Stories
How to Remodel Your Fireplace
"and RealStone systems stone panels up to the ceiling. While it wasn't what we set out... out at Stone Mountain Castings and Design. We do cast stone products and can make... and is stone. I'm not sure how to remove the stone or "Pizza Hut" slate hearth because... stacked stone. Realstone provides a 6"x24" panelized system that can be easily adhered... myriad of stone textures ands finishes you can create over the bricks using cement plasters..."
Gravel Driveways: Crunching the Pros and Cons
"in the stones, scattering of stones onto our lawn dreadful. I have friends who have... compacting sand and packed it down a bit. We then added the stone. We have had very... a red stone/gravel drive for 25 years and like it a lot. The color of the stone adds... the tiny stones are stuck in my tyres making the most irritating noise. While some gravel... lock the stones in place. I do not have a gravel drive nor even a house of my own, at..."
Bathroom Countertops 101: The Top Surface Materials
"chipping stones, rough edges along the stones and other issues. It took over two years... damage stone might not be chemicals you'd want to put on your skin or hair, or inhale... can be sanded right out. Minimal maintenance, too. A bit pricey but no worse than... something. I sanded the laminate, painted it with a primer, painted a basecoat, on one counter... other stone) wall tiles for bathroom countertops? I hate hate hate hate hate hate..."
9 Ways to Make Your Yard More Fun for Kids
Draw the younger set outside while keeping grown-up spaces and style intact. Some of these ideas don’t even cost a dime!
"grass and sand, and the grade are not kid-friendly considering the amount of concrete... river sand and the other with pea gravel and he loved it. Then about every few weeks... bags of sand as he loved to use the hose to make it a bit wetter. He would spend hours... Water & sand in any configuration is always a good idea. Remember that childhood is... replace the sand. Hours if fun for the whole family. Love the bean teepee! Pictures 4,..."
See 6 Yards Transformed by Losing Their Lawns
Wondering whether a turf lawn is the best use of your outdoor space? These homeowners did, and they found creative alternatives
"large stone pavers, privacy bushes around the fence and gravel and stones. My two... pebbles and stones. Annie, a great story and variety of lawn replacement ideas! And thanks... crushed stone yard surrounded by native, drought tolerant, bird and butterfly-loving... gorgeous stone facade but is was completely obscured (it also featured a roof on its... mulch and stone. Pictures are before, 2 intermediates and mature landscape 2 years later..."
3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely
Lost your way in the field of options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track
"the Praa Sands turned out? For a pop of color and coordinate with the Praa Sands, I... tumbled stone splash. If your "feel" is "high end Hamptons" white cabinets and a marble... Ceasar stone Grey honed finish). I went with the light honed material as my countertop... hated stone countertops - when I asked her why, she said they reminded her of mausoleums... CaesarStone countertops can be repaired, filled. Everything will get ugly, dirty..."
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
"love. The stones are large, not like some of the small stones I've seen in Florida. I... chosen dark stone, the sun (when it finally appeared) would warm the stone and melt the... Slate Stone Pathway at Entrance, Orange "Pop" Door and Drought Tolerant Plants/Rock... and used stone chips on half the garden where the car goes the rest in lawn and borders... 8-12" of stone put on it. Let it sit for a year and settle with all of the traffic running..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"out and sand the counters down. You could try sanding wth the grain very close to... ago we sanded the counter to the bare wood and used Waterlox. It is a beautiful finish... lightly sand and apply more product to fix the mar. Although it looks better, to be... have to sand down to the original wood and refinish. It is a very durable finish.... isn't a stone that comes close, although I do like the combination of the two done..."
10 Design Tips Learned From the Worst Advice Ever
"doors, sanding painting, sanding, painting, rehanging, but in the end, I'm thrilled... solid stone counter tops but I have been house hunting for months now and every apartment... hardboard and sanding those boards and then if they look awful I will cover them up, but... a soft stone, so much nicer than granite (the retreaded gravestone, imo, and it's... adding stone surround, with a wooden mantel to compliment the kitchen cabinets across..."
Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use?
If your floors, furniture, exterior materials or other home elements have a past life, we'd like to hear the story
"there. The stone is the stone around the Finque (small Catalunyan farm). The wood is recycled... wood, stone, metal pieces. I found a cast headboard and frame on the curb for garbage... little sanding. It lives on, among other things, on my wife's desktop, various... an 1851 stone farmhouse which formerly had a poorly constructed addition on it. We... original stone house and added a new addition on. The beams from the former kitchen..."
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"plowing and sanding/salting? Good for warm climate. You wouldn't like such driveway if... called Stone Set, sustainable porous paving. It is more porous than turf and as it... plow/salt/sand driveways in the winter and don't want to worry about keeping the little... "Subterra Stone" and "Turfstone" products. These have been around for over 30 years.... all the stone needs brought in and compacted in 4-6" lifts. There are also subsurface..."
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"with TSP, sand and wipe with liquid sand according to directions. Most of the liquid... liquid sand products recommend coating with primer within a time frame because the liquid... liquid sand softens the finish and helps the primer bond. I then use a high quality... scuff sanded the risers, and went over it with the oil paint, and that was the ticket... little sanding and you could tell they were not done professionally. However, compared..."
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Choose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started tips
"are: sanding it very smooth and sanding a little of the undamaged painted surface... compound. We sanded. I spot filled divots with joint compound. Sanded again. Then we... material, sand 100% smooth and paint in a very specific way, as follows. The tricks are:... until all sanded surfaces are covered. This mimics the look of a roller applied finish... outer sanding line and dab it so the coat is feathery on the outer edges and eliminates..."
Houzz Call: Are You Letting Go of Your Lawn?
Many facing a drought are swapping turf for less thirsty plantings. If you’re one of them, we’d like to hear about it
"stepping stones, fountains and paths. A grass free sanctuary. We are downsizing everything... eldarica and stone pines, apache plume, caesalpinia, acacia, hesperaloe, and yucca. When... with the stone and ground cover fill. We're a bit of a wildlife haven now, and even... have put stone and grass paths between different plantings of perennials such as Peony... set in sand! Not lawn here except along the sidewalk that the town insists on! We..."
Kitchen Counters: Concrete, the Nearly Indestructible Option
Infinitely customizable and with an amazingly long life span, concrete countertops are an excellent option for any kitchen
"paving stones inset with sea glass and shells as countertops in my cottage kitchen... inlaid cut stone tiles. I then acid stained the concrete, and sealed it. I'm very... mined slab stone, or synthetics, the carbon footprint is so very much smaller. Concrete... use some sand from that beach in the mix, and they can actually say "They used... beach sand to make this!", which is a pretty cool little touch. But.... No..."