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748 stucco retaining wall Ideabooks
7 Out-of-the-Box Retaining Wall Ideas
"a good retaining wall could cost — mainly for the labor and skill involved. Since... ever, retaining walls were kinda new to me. Now an Atlantan, I tend to see the same... type of retaining wall again and again: 8x8 railroad timbers stacked about 4-feet high... make your retaining wall a bit more personal. Take a gander at these fantastic ideas... your own retaining wall before running out to snatch those railroad timbers again...."
Pile On Style With a Dry-Laid Stone Retaining Wall
"stone retaining walls have been around for ages. Look at the pyramids in Egypt and... stone walls simply use gravity and friction to stay together. Because the walls slope... for a retaining wall that will stand the test of time, consider dry-laid stone.... stone walls that line much of the European countryside — these structures have stood... dry-joint walls, which use mortar to hold the stones together, properly installed dry-laid..."
Stucco Smooths Modern Home Exteriors
Put your home exterior on an even keel with this versatile, sculptural material that comes in a range of modern hues
"Planar walls were often accomplished with a bit deception: Walls of brick or some... unadorned walls prevailed in the primarily European examples collected for the exhibition... covered with stucco and painted white. This gave the buildings the appearance of machinelike... , but stucco still finds a place, especially in climates conducive to it, such as... color. Stucco is often also used alongside other materials on the exterior surface..."
Concrete Block Style
"purposes: retaining walls, foundations, structural bearing walls. Yet if considered and... to CMU walls. They used the blocks on just about every house (below shot is one under... the CMU wall to fill it -- I'm guessing by coring holes or removing the top course... along the wall -- but this looks like a good option for maintaining the look of CMU on... these walls — not retaining walls, but site features — most likely have some vertical..."
Color Makes a Garden Dining Room Sing in Santa Fe
Vibrant stucco walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining room in New Mexico
"brant stucco walls, living art and chic furniture harmonize in an outdoor dining... colored stucco walls. The experience is improved by filtered sunlight, diverse plantings... the red wall really draws the eye towards the space. This is an amazing outdoor space... on the wall. One could spend hours in a spot like this. Worth every dollar spent on... overhead and walls shading much of the ground, there is probably not enough consistent sunlight..."
Houzz Tour: Colorful and Eclectic, With a Coveted View
Nobody wanted to buy this stucco box in Los Angeles, despite the water view. But after 7 years of renovating, the owners are glad they did
"buy this stucco box in Los Angeles, despite the water view. But after 7 years of renovating... for a “stucco box with zero charm, small windows and thick carpets,” Guy says, they... white walls. I am so glad the use of white walls were not a feature. I'm a bit confused... in that wall extends further up than we could see (there is also a multi-coloured pendant... white walls, I am intrigued. I would appreciate knowing what white was used. @zlynx..."
How to Pick a Nice Wall for Your Garden Room
Made by hand, prefab or growing from the ground, garden walls are key landscaping elements. Here's what to think about for your yard
"garden walls are key landscaping elements. Here's what to think about for your yard... house, walls are one of the key elements defining an outdoor room. From a design... define “wall” as any vertical structure, more or less, extending a few feet above the... build walls, grow them or split the difference by attaching a vine to a trellis.... uses for walls, it's easy to get caught up with the "What will it look like?" excitement..."
Houzz Tour: 800-Year-Old Walls, Modern Interiors in Provence
"fortress walls of Rasteau, France, some 800 years ago, this historic home evolved into... stone walls and authentic period architecture that lay beneath. Santalla saved... 3-foot-thick walls); 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon... - old walls done in a clean fresh style, retaining materials of the original structure... stone walls exposed as feature walls. It's so rare to have an opportunity to work..."
What to Know Before You Tear Down That Wall
New project for a new year: Opening up a room? Learn who to hire, what it’ll cost and how long it will take
"inside that wall, and the extent of its structural bearing, removing a wall can be a painless... interior wall is probably on your agenda. It’s a project that often seems simple enough:... and the walls right to the cement block outside wall but not the supporting wall.... removing a wall. We removed most of the wall between our kitchen and dining room during... house, the wall may be used in the seismic design of the house. The wall may not look..."
Roots of Style: Spanish Eclectic Homes Find a Place in the Sun
Flexible stucco, intricate tiles and more have kept this multicultural style going strong for a century
"xible stucco, intricate tiles and more have kept this multicultural style going strong... regions. Stucco is the next most important element in this style. Historically it covered... brick walls, but it was adapted to wood-frame construction and has proven to be... description of stucco in the intro. While it is cool looking, stucco is the opposite of flexible... NOT use stucco over lathe. We have stucco and it's the highest maintenance exterior..."
Houzz Tour: A Revolutionary Renovation in Connecticut
A 200-year-old farmhouse retains elements of its past, like reclaimed wood, yet feels decidedly modern. Yoga, anyone?
"farmhouse retains elements of its past, like reclaimed wood, yet feels decidedly modern... I love walls of glass, those storefront windows look out of place. Repeating the windows... ng to retain the charm and quirkiness that made me decide to purchase such an old... Still retaining all the great bones of the original house. Well done! Wonder who... log walls or so.. ? its like a arcitects dream but its far from that 18th century..."
Houzz Tour: Butterfly Roofs Top a Sydney Terrace House
"remodel retains 19th century facade while pouring natural light into new and old spaces... common walls, the only way to bring light into the home is by open plan designs such... entry wall. Ouch! I like the idea of a house that is "secretly" modern. :) How do... common walls on each side. Without the alleyway at the rear, which adds thousands..."
Houzz Tour: Maine Cottage on the Point
"hallway wall holds a fun gallery of photos of the cottage that show how the house and... on the wall was a new addition and a very special purchase. It is by local artist... on the wall (are you old enough to remember when this pencil sharpener placement was... exterior walls. If you look closely, you'll see a pull cord from an overhead fixture..."
9 Top Siding Materials
Everyone knows brick and stucco, but what about fiber cement and metal? Learn about the options in exterior siding before you choose
"brick and stucco, but what about fiber cement and metal? Learn about the options in exterior... synthetic stucco does not. When using synthetic stucco it's therefore important to have... inside the wall.Cost: about $9 to $12 per square foot.Stucco for modern homes Board and... siding StuccoAvailable in natural or synthetic form, stucco is a great choice for... Stucco is an excellent siding choice for many home styles, from modern and contemporary..."
Great Materials: Common Brick Stacks Up Style
So basic and yet so incredibly versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring out their best
"exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring out their best... form a wall, a room, a home, a city. And when I see a brick wall, I really get a... dress walls, floors and ceilings. It can be left just as it came out of the kiln... brick wall, think about how each brick was placed, one at a time, with skill and... brick wall in the basement but saved the brick - can't wait to repurpose it! Brick... bricks with stucco while leaving the rest natural and several of these examples will provide..."