Keeping houses cool in summer. By providing a taller space surrounded by lower spaces we can create a chimney effect. Put an operable skylight above the stairway. When open, the skylight will draw the cooler air from the lower floors up, keeping the top floor cooler in the process. Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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Funky Coastal Kitchen ~ A black-and-white faux bois treatment looks almost too pretty to walk on. The hand-painted pattern takes the traditional wood floors from standard to striking. A clear coat of varnish on the mahogany countertops produces a nautical look that wears well.
Painted wood floor: fill in any large gouges or scrapes, and sand the entire floor lightly. you can use nearly any paint on the floor, but if you're concerned about it rubbing off with traffic, talk to the people in the paint store/department. you can also get clear acrylic sealer to paint over the floor once it's dried and once cured, it'll protect the paint job.
how fun are these floors??! Not sure where I'd use them or if I'd even go with these colors but it's so neat! Perhaps blue and brown for a Robin's Egg bathroom/laundry room? :D