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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..."
Top Tile Trends From the Coverings 2013 Show — the Wood Look
Get the beauty of wood while waving off potential splinters, rotting and long searches, thanks to eye-fooling ceramic and porcelain tiles
"natural stone including travertine. 511 Porous Plus is the best for porous stone like... look like stone. There are historic buildings all over the world were the faux look of... and or stone has survived the passage of "current fads". There are places were wood... laminate "stone" floor in, but the product was defective. I love natural things, but... a true stone floor in my kitchen would have broke the bank. Yes, wood is warmer, but..."
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..."
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..."
11 Reasons to Love Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Again
"We use stone or wood or certain sisals-but they always need rugs there typically -at... wooden/stone floors. So much easier to maintain with lovely rugs. We are by the... wants is sand in carpet. How in the world can someone think hardwood is more expensive... rble, stone) requires regular resealing. Grout gets dirty and sometimes needs replacing... hardwood and stone for living areas but there is nothing like a soft luxurious carpet in..."
Turn Off the Video Games and Turn On Your Kid's Creativity
Going nuts planning summer activities? Kids overdosing on screen time? It may be time to foster more self-directed play
"rocks and stones, and sand, and grass, and cardboard boxes on the lawn. I am totally... sticks, stones, leaves.... We lived in the city when my big kids were younger and had... lowly sand box, cardboard lemonade stands created from a box, mud puddle splashing... white sand under the oaks in my grandparents' yard were sink and bed and chair, hours... pile of sand and a "car" that my dad made from scrap wood and other salvaged materials..."
When to Use Engineered Wood Floors
"compared to stone or concrete as it does not transmit temperature as easily and tends to... can be sanded down a dozen times! With engineered wood on the other hand, you can... of the stone from a big box store. If you're set on wood make sure you buy the best... up to sanding. So that leaves you only being able to re-coat, in most cases. Re-coating... Only sanding can remedy these issues. Heavy hand scraped and distressed prefinished..."
5 Finishes Pets and Kids Can’t Destroy — and 5 to Avoid
Save your sanity and your decorating budget by choosing materials and surfaces that can stand up to abuse
"ever. Sand and seal hardwood is the way to go! Just use a high grade finish! We... travertine stone tile at no extra charge throughout the entire house. Never had tile... grain of sand on the sole of a shoe. I have to scrub wet spots from dog drool by hand... grade stone. I am in a flooring nightmare right now. glad someone finally pointed... a soft stone, so it can absorb dirt (like around the dog dish and near the stove)..."
Kitchen of the Week: Period Details Keep History Alive in Portland
Modern functionality and doubled square footage bring a 1910 kitchen into the present while respecting its past
"never sanded before the first ill-advised painting, ever since when it is dinged... prepared or sanded between coats either so its lumpy. After several attempts to deal... years, sanding and re-painting, I tried to strip some of it. I didn't have the money... the soap stone and color. I am so tired of seeing white kitchens. The sink seems too... the soap stone sinks etc. With the one exception of the foot pedals which I personally..."
3 Essential Elements of an Artful Garden Path
Make getting there half the fun with this insight from a landscape architect on designing a thoughtful path
"dust and sand are washed away). The flagstones are levelled onto a 2" stone dust base... rectangular stones under an arbor, near an orangey-colored building), what's the destination... alternative to stone, there are now porcelain pavers available on the market. We have photos... The dry-stone retaining wall in image # 8 from "The Garden Route Company" is exquisitely... sizes of stones, that the layperson generally never gets to know: thank you, Tiffany..."
Ditch the Ordinary Ditch: Create a Realistic Dry Creek Bed
"smaller stones is genius. An artistic, thoughtful dry creek bed is real beauty. Tish... shade and stone work. About a year ago she helped me think through and problem solve... I was stoning. Of all the projects I've taken on, this one was the hardest. My... rearranged the stones 5 times before it was passable. How to make the origin and the end... put the stone directly on the soil? We have collected a lot of rocks of all sizes from..."
Houzz Tour: Wood and Wonder in a Modern Carmel Residence
Gracefully aligned with its ocean views, this Asian-influenced home for a retired California couple has a deep relationship with nature
"The stone work looks a bit like the stone veneer systems you can now purchase rather... Sharon Stone's character in the film, "Basic Instinct", is located in this exclusive... some stone accents and soft corners would, I think, be a better choice. I stand... beach stones, some rough and rounded, some sharp edged - two types right? then slate... those stones without them) - I wonder the motivation as they are neither comfortable..."