Before & After: A Side Yard Goes from Barren to Bountiful
If you live in a typical suburban house, chances are good you have a side yard — a barren little strip of land between the side of the house and the fence covered in grass or rocks and probably not much else. But one California homeowner, instead of seeing an awkward, useless space, only saw potential. Clued in by the sun streaming through her bedroom window, Rebekah realized her sunny side yard would be the ideal place to grow vegetables.
Genius! The Easy Way to Add Privacy to a Chain-Link Fence
Chain-link fences have bordered American yards for more than a century, and with good reason—they’re cheap, easy to install, and durable. But the steel perimeter’s signature open weave left renter and Smile and Wave blogger, Rachel Denbow, feeling exposed to nosy neighbors and passing cars.The problem wasn’t just people looking in, either; it was what […]
ROMABIO 4 Gal. Avorio White Limewash Interior/Exterior Paint-101152 - The Home Depot
Romabio Classico Limewash is an authentic, slaked-lime paint that is specially formulated to create unique white wash effects for Interior and Exterior unpainted brick, stone and other masonry surfaces. This Limewash paint is easily applied as a 1-coat process to a damp surface and is washed off with a garden hose or spray water bottle to create an antique lime wash finish equal to the look in historic Europe. Unlike German Schmear technique using mortar, this paint is breathable, high…
Arcadian Outside Corner Lawn Edging GN700F | Haddonstone USA
This unique lawn edging system offers the perfect solution as a mowing edge alongside flower borders, around a tree or as a kerb to a path or driveway. Available straight and curved, combine different sections of lawn edging to suit individual gardens and outdoor spaces. Available in a range of colors Robust and frost-proof lawn edging that will weather over time and last for many years Perfect for a lawn edge, kerb or path edge Supplied individually
All Aboard! Contemporary Landscaping with Railroad Ties
It’s not unusual to see salvaged railroad ties being offered up for little to nothing on Craigslist. They’re an extremely common landscaping material, but that doesn’t mean they have to be used in common ways. Here are some ideas for using them in your landscape with a contemporary twist: This idea for stepping “stones” from Nicolock (via Houzz) is a great use for old ties.
While this one got instantly cozier with a front door overhang.
Add an awning or overhang to add dimension and substance to simpler ranch-style house. And for more easy curb appeal ideas, go here.
Rain Chains & Musical Drains: Downspout Alternatives Put Drainage on Display - 99% Invisible
Good design is in the details, as they say, and great architectural design details are often site-specific, responding to local contexts and regional conditions. In places like the Pacific Northwest where rain is a defining factor of everyday life, designing for drainage is naturally essential but it also represents an opportunity to get creative. And