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How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
"enough to step over and look seamless, but high enough to keep water out. Many states... pain of stepping over the curb. If you plan to age in the home - consider a barrier... The step in was less than 1" down and the floor gently sloped to the drain. Never... tripping step and wide opening. Easiest shower to clean we ever had. Was great for... white stone brick wall) with an orange color and placed pottery collection in it-just..."
Kitchen Sinks: Slate Surfaces Rock for Strength and Style
Go for a sandblasted pattern or keep it simple — slate sinks show quality and promise durability no matter how you roll
"Consider stepping back in time and taking advantage of the natural beauty of slate.... for a step. They always make me smile. I actually spoke to a tomb stone cutter... takes it a step further in uniqueness and durability!! Glad to see that slate is getting... move the stone. Concrete--just shatters. Every once in a while I will see a hou... size of stone and the work on it plus the base etc it would cost many times that...."
3-Season Rooms: Luxe Meets Rustic on an Ozarks Terrace
Fire features, nature-inspired furnishings and native plants make a large terrace in the mountains as comfortable as can be
"time. Step onto the terrace and we'll take a long stroll from one end to the other... :) the stone work is perfection . the 3 post coffee table is really cool Living in... The stone they used will retain heat and I wonder how hot that area will be on... c.com/StoneHill/buffalo_ridge.htm I have three small 100 year old barns on my land... type of stone did you use for the patio? Yes it is skillfully done but the overwhelming..."
Drop In on a Hot Comeback With a Sunken Living Room
Take the plunge into a new kind of practicality with an interior design feature that has a rich history
"vogue with step-down living spaces. (One Houzz user recently unearthed a long-forgotten... have a step down living a simple 6" step down around three sides. The previous owners... missed the steps and fallen. To sqrlzrus - I had a friend who didn't like her step down... a few steps. This is true for inside or outside steps. However, the rooms do have... making the step. This would make it clear to people that there was a step. I always..."
The No-Threshold Shower: Accessibility With Style
"without stepping over a threshold or tripping over a sill? Once considered only as... called Stone Peak. It really does look like leather you have to touch it! It also... natural stone, we have used the 511 Impregnator Sealer which reduces the slipperiness... softer than stone...."
Color Feast: 6 Deliciously Uncommon Dining Room Color Combos
"Let's step it up, color-wise, for the finale, and focus on multihued dining spaces... o/w the stone wall and the dark wood would overwhelm lighter and blander hues. We are... light grey stone-look tile, large format, for our new home. We have a number of antique... wood and stone wall. Dark colors recede if they are cool colors, as in the sapphire..."
Curb Appeal Feeling a Little Off? Some Questions to Consider
"you may step back to admire your work and feel your home's curb appeal is still lacking... for the steps, bluestone caps for the walls, transplants, new planting, lighting, etc... a few steps, but you get the picture. Once the portico was built, the entire pro... natural stone retainer and increased proportion/scale turned that 'okay' front entrance... does this stone cottage look??! Update- painting front door as suggested I want that..."
Wallpaper in the Kitchen: Is It a No or a Go?
"kitchen, or step outside the expectations and run to the local wallpaper retailer for a... looks like stone and is scrubable (if necessary). Visitors are surprised to learn that... isn't real stone. Using wallpaper allows you to change your colours and decor very... proper prep steps were taken upon application. :) I guess I have not moved on since when..."
Reinvent It: An Eclectic Texas Garden Grows From Creative Salvaging
Teardown pieces and upcycled finds turn a next-door lot into a garden brimming with vegetables and originality
How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not
Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think
Inspired Designs for Sloped Lots
"a few steps within fairly open living spaces. Let's move outdoors to look at the... direct from stone yards: they often have "seconds" that may have colour imperfections... edge wide steps on a slope and filled in with gravel. Just have to be creative and use... for a stepped planting effect. Not sure how they got permits and if they were inspected... of the steps and terraces. Yet here the trees and bushes intrude upon the stepped..."
My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa Cottage
"just steps from the bay. Natives of South Africa, the Carcarys (she's a personal... counted steps going up stairs! Nope, you are not alone. I count steps too, up and down... a big step (for my husband especially) to paint the floors white - but I knew that... within a stones throw. Katie at Blue Moon Trading Company has such an excellent eye... count steps and have since I was little! Mine are carpet now, so instead I count..."
The 3 Top Ways to Light Up Your Landscape
Whether you're lighting a small side garden or a wide swath of yard, you'll be in the dark without understanding these essential elements
"for that step!), security lighting discourages thieves and the Boogie Man (by illuminating... real onyx stone cover your existing recessed step light covers with the 3-S's. I absolutely... These step lights make the steps appear to float ... ahhhhh.... navigating the step at the edge of the deck, approaching the house and determining where the... rough stone wall, a piece of art. Now think about the effect you want. Do you want..."
Think Like an Architect: Know Your Homesite for a Great Design
"first step to a great design is understanding the site of the home. Where is the... showing a stone wall which was not in the original plans. Are we on the right track?... skipping a step? Should we first get estimates for the utilities? We will have to run... first step to great design is to do what in architecture lingo is called a site analysis... sloped, stepped or flat? Are there large boulders or rock croppings? Is there a pond..."
Stop the Toy Takeover by Changing the Way You Think
Make over your approach and get gift givers onboard with your decluttering efforts by providing meaningful toy alternatives
"Taking a step back and acknowledging the difference between need and want is difficult... tracks or step on trains. If you have a train crazed child, don't banish your train... built stone houses, and mud hills.... And because I think it's relevant, here are... they are stepped on. This article isn't preachy or judgmental. It is simply a suggestion..."