Oct , Spaces with water and fire features, vegetable gardens and even a backyard bar are the recent standouts French Inspiration This beautiful home and surrounding landscape outside Chicago were inspired by the French countryside The brick patio surrounded by pea gravel, the folding cafe chairs and
May , Keep your deck looking its best and save feet from splinters by applying a new stain and sealant every year or so Apply it with a brush or a pump sprayer (like the ones used by pest control people) and then wipe off the excess, like a hand rubbed finish on a fine piece of furniture We find that it is
Jun , You can use concrete pavers in a variety of shapes and colors for your patio, walkway, driveway and more The concrete either is dyed using an additive that s mixed into the concrete, or the surface of the precast paver has a colored finish applied How to Pick the Right Floor for Your Garden Room
Feb , Mediterranean Exterior by Friehauf Architects Inc Friehauf Architects Inc Terracotta roof tiles The red clay roof tops give the homes a warm, earthy, rustic The patios often had fireplaces which allowed you to linger outside late into the night Find a local pro to build a new patio or deck for your home.
Jun , If you have natural colored wood furniture, give those rough spots a quick sanding and apply a fresh coat of an outdoor finish It may seem simple, but dressing up the floor plane by adding an outdoor rug that picks up the color of your home or the colors used in the surrounding landscape can transform
Jun , We built our house years ago, and the number one thing on my list was brick floors throughout the first floor To me they say french country, casual but elegant, interesting, different Just look at how they warm up a room and instantly make it look french country We used outdoor pavers that were cut in
Nov , Traditional entryway doors are often made of wood, or fiberglass in wood stain finishes, providing a timeless and classic look Traditional Entry by Other Metro A window wall replaces an exterior wall with fixed windows that stretch from floor to ceiling, providing magnificent views Spanish Mediterranean
Nov , Parquet flooring can bring beautiful timber floors up a notch with its incredible detailing So many designs are now available, from the traditional basket or brick look to updated chevron and herringbone designs Each beautiful and intricate design can add value and interest to your home Originally a French
Apr , Look to lightweight fiber cement for functional outdoor furniture and accessories that are heavy on style that has long been a favorite among architects and designers for its durability, as well as its expansive breadth of colors and textured finishes that provide a wide spectrum of design possibilities.
May , A safety note about finishes When choosing a stain or sealant, you want to maintain a nonslip surface outdoors Therefore, most interior concrete finishes are not suitable for a landscape patio, because they become too slippery after a rain If you are going the DIY route with stains and finishes, be sure to
Oct , This stock tank garden gets added style and shine from a custom application you can do at home It s an accessible project for anyone with a little outdoor space You really only need to know how to paint, Gray says You can paint it to match your home or garden, or use it as a contrasting accent piece.
French country patio View as slideshow Photo by Christiaan Blok In the south of France, cheery alfresco terraces are as commonplace as the sunflowers that dot the landscape But you don t have to Pick up a well worn table at a yard sale or opt for this wrought iron one, with its elegant curves and hand distressed finish.
Jun , Mohler bridged that transition by building a foot deep deck and a wall of French doors Two extra wide steps move visitors smoothly down onto the patio, and also double as seating when a lot of people are over The deck is made of a tight knot cedar with stair nosings made from clear cedar It is finished
Nov , As the floor material for an outdoor dining room, lounge or firepit seating area, cut stone and flagstone form a durable base for furniture and garden Best time to start Stone patios should be laid during the dry season, when they can be installed start to finish on dry soil and when the ground is not frozen.
Jun , Bluestone paths meander through the landscape of wooded lawn, connecting the main house and patio with plenty of open play space Patio floor Bluestone pavers, the same material used throughout the exterior hardscape Patio cover by inch cedar pieces form a screen shade covering.