The owners of this South Carolina home wanted a welcoming entry and loved the idea of keeping their front door open to enjoy the breeze while still keeping bugs at bay. The answer: sliding screened doors hung just inside the foyer, instead of outside the front entrance. Plus, the doors keep the entry and surrounding area open because there is no door swing.
Glamour Begins At Home: Born in a Barn
Spring Front Porch Gardening
Refresh the Front Porch with Spring Flowers
It might be "old school", but what kid doesn't like drawing on a blackboard. And when they are finished, give them a bucket of water and a paintbrush to wash it off again ready for next time. We've got lots of other ideas for kids on our main site. theownerbuilderne...
Bucket table for the deck. this is a genius idea. You can store all the stuff in the table that you don't want to leave out in case it rains (citronella candles, pillows, etc.), then just grab it out whenever.
A guide to creating a landscape you will love.
Texas sage (leucophyllum laevigatum) 6x6 full sun #shrub. Evergreen. Extremely drought tolerant, flowers in humidity. Hedge
Tiny White Daisies, Boxwood, & Hydrangeas - so beautiful
Add a simple side piece of wood to an ordinary wooden fence to create a birdhouse fence, by drilling holes or painting in "holes" and adding simple roof lines with wood. Cut a picture frame in half and use the corner as the roof. Coat with waterproof sealer before painting. Lots of places to hide a geocache.
hydrangeas, love the purple, pink and blues
This garden room is a Northwest take on the lanai. It's open on two sided and provides flexible options for outdoor living. The architect conceived it as a summer deck that would "float" in a sea of salal, but it was transformed into an all-season outdoor room when he and the owners decided to add a roof, a fireplace, and walls that slide closed in stormy weather.