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Canyon Barn rustic family room

Canyon Barn

Photo: Tim BIes

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cheslie wrote:
Dog friendly play yard - I am trying to create an area in my yard that can be visually attractive and hold up to the abuse of two large dogs playing. I want to end the constant battle with mud. Any suggestions?
   Comment   March 26, 2013
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How's the drainage? My "kids" (1 lab and one bloodhound mix - my Wheaton is "dainty" and doesn't like to be dirty or wet, so she watches from inside) make a huge mess on the side of the yard where water tends to hang out longer. They play just as hard on the "mud-less" side where water doesn't linger! I'm putting in a French drain and re-grading the sluggish area so they can continue to have full rain(sic)! :)
February 16, 2014 at 1:25pm   
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The area didn't have a drainage problem. Before i put the landscaping fabric & mulch, that area had grass. Anytime it rained & the dogs played the grass got ripped up. Eventually i had more mud than grass. The mulch sometimes gets moved around & wiil probably need to be filled in once a year. It's been a good solution for us.
February 16, 2014 at 6:03pm   
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relushor wrote:
Can you provide some details on the fireplace? It's the best thing i've seen!!! it looks so industrial
   Comment   October 27, 2012
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MW|Works Architecture+Design
Regarding the fireplace, it was custom designed by us. It uses bent hot rolled steel with a mix of welded and bolted seams as required for fabrication and installation.
October 27, 2012 at 2:12pm     
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Good job!
May 13, 2013 at 12:25am   
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mfaulk3 wrote:
Is this a custom door or can u purchase ready made?
     Comment   July 11, 2012
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Christopher Campbell
Where about's is this shot taken? Looks lovely!
March 20, 2013 at 3:52am     
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Quantum Windows & Doors, Inc.
Thanks for the mention MW|Works!!
July 16, 2013 at 2:37pm   
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rhondamom wrote:
Where can I find a back yard like this? - Is this home for sale? Where can I find a back yard like this one? AMAZING! :-)
   Comment   March 20, 2013

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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to The Dog Days of Interior Design?
Nothing like a retriever in the great outdoors. Rustic and dependable.So did Houzz designers use these dogs as their inspiration? Roll over to the Comments section and bark if you think so.More:50 Dogs in DesignJust for Fun: Styling Photos With Pets5 Pet Problems Solved by Design
Katya Popova added this to A Romp Through Pet-Friendly Materials
Of course, hardwood floors can work well too. Just know that when your pet reaches maturity, you may have to refinish those lovely boards. Thankfully, with hardwood floors, you can always count on intact wood beneath the scratched surface.Laminate is a practical way to get out of the extensive care of hardwood. It maintains the look while offering a virtually indestructible play surface for your best friend.
A similar thing happens in this photo, but with a dog. Yes, even a pooch can help photos. This one draws our attention outside, away from the huge fireplace that dominates the sparse interior. The dog's distant gaze lets us know that the view is more expansive when seen from the porch.
Alison Hodgson added this to So You're Thinking About Getting a Dog
2. Are you willing to make time? Dogs need exercise and attention. Consider your schedule and current commitments to help decide if you can meet a dog's basic needs. Research different breeds. Our English Lab, Jack, requires much more exercise than our little pug, Oliver, does, but in a pinch we could leave Jack home alone all day and he would be fine, and our home would be, too. Ollie? Not so much. 3. Do you have the space? Will you need to make room for a kennel? Where will the dog sleep? Will you allow your dog on the furniture? Many dogs like to be right by their people, which means they can be constantly underfoot. We taught our dogs to stay out of the work zone in the kitchen and to keep off the furniture unless invited, but this required training, which brings me to the next point.

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