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Houzz Tour: Sumptuous Sophistication for a Manhattan Loft
Except for the industrial nods and the spaciousness, you'd never guess this posh apartment was once a warehouse
"were to sand and refinish his existing floors. By the time they were done, they had... just to sand & refinish the floors?! Nothing wrong with doing a full renovation, but... natural stone. The edge of the bathtub surround serves as a shower bench; clear glass... matching stone. Howell wanted the kitchen to be lighter than the floors but not white... Stacked stone keeps the lively print from overwhelming the space and adds a contrasting..."
Houzz Tour: Excavated Waterfront Home in New York
With local building codes limiting its size, a home on the water in Long Island digs deep to discover its beauty
"local sand and gravel pit. After the pit closed, the structures became summer bungalows... from the sand. The main floor contains an open living, dining and kitchen space. Below... Sentousai stone tile by Inax. But in a bit of a trompe l'oeil effect, things are not... the same stone facade as the one in the living room. "In some ways it's an allusion..."
Lay of the Landscape: Southwestern Garden Style
Water may be scarce, but color and striking foliage are as profuse in the desert landscape as the sunsets are breathtaking
"and tan sand, and the dusty greens of the foliage. Water is scarce, but where rivers... stepping-stone path could be found in an English cottage garden.Design tip: Look for... With sand and tan prominent in the house and the hardscape, these accents add a... adobe and stone walls, timber beams and a range of desert plants. It blends with the..."
One Fern Day
"cacti and sand to make terrariums and other plantings with an unexpected twist. These... black stones. 4. Top with a layer of brick-color sand. 5. Clean sand off the leaves... colors of sand:1. Add a layer of gray sand (available at flower markets) to the bottom... in the sand. You can leave them in their containers if you like.3. Add a layer of... in the sand.For succulents in a glass terrarium, Powers suggests waiting a month between..."
Nodding to the Coast in a Bainbridge Island Entry Garden
Wrought Iron on the Inside
My Houzz: Eclectic Meets Rustic in a Decidedly Different Dallas Home
This couple's highly personal style embraces found objects, thrift store scores, international art and a whole lotta grandkid love
My Houzz: Modern, Renovated Home in Seattle
Unique materials, clever details and a dash of humor revitalize a 1960s home on the water in Washington state
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
My Houzz: Hodgepodge Happiness in a Santa Cruz Beach House
15 Great Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard
End the turf war for good with hardscaping, native grasses and ground covers that save water and are easier to maintain
"gravel, stone, native plantings and more, for fire-safe, drought-conscious and easy... an all sand yard and bringing a good portion of it inside. A sand play area is a... of all sand, or all stone yards, unless climate is not conducive to growing grass... patio stones or interlocking pavers, or stepping stones of some sort imbedded in... builder's sand (not fine sand or you really will make concrete!!). So as you do a bed..."
Kitchen Counters: High-Tech Solid Surfaces Make Maintenance Easy
Sculpted by heat and nonporous by nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low maintenance to the kitchen
"including stone, yet shed the shortcomings of their counterparts with a nonporous surface... touch than stone or e-stone and doesn't suck the heat out of my morning coffee like the... sort of stone it is. The sealing only does so much on natural stone, and things that... type of stone. The counters are no more than 5 years old and all I can see are scratches... tried sanding and/or bleaching them? I thought that was what made them so great..."
7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort
Give your joints a break while you're standing at the stove, with these resilient and beautiful materials for kitchen floors
"such as stone, ceramic and porcelain tile — can take a toll on your joints. I've heard... mostly have stone floors in our house except for two bedrooms in which we have wall-to-wall... flooring is sanded flat after it is laid and then finished. I not only prefer the flooring... and the sand and dirt found in the country. 3) I spend a lot of time cooking, canning... timber/stone/metallic/industrial "looks" - it is suitable for wet areas and needs..."
Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?
You love the old-world look, but will you like the feel of it underfoot? Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring
"tile or stone with the warm colors of wood, and they can work with almost any home... Brick on sand laid tightly with silica sand swept into the cracks eliminates large mortar... silica sand, rent a terrazzo or concrete grinder and grind down the tops of the brick... brushed sand over it to fill in the cracks and sealed it. I still liked it but not... level with sand and refill? They've just been sealed with a polyurethane, and the sand..."
Are You Gutsy Enough to Paint Your Floor White?
"tile or stone. But we had a fire in our house last April and now find ourselves having... will be sanded and I'm painting it - it will be everywhere. Ash was selected because... isn't sanded (and perhaps primed), paint isn't going to adhere well. Painting tile... properly sanding them down can anyone recommend if there is a specific type of white... to just sand & paint one room white. So 2 questions. 1. How can I remove the paint..."