Aug , ) House Materials and Textures With the plethora of options, it is very difficult to decide what materials we should use on our home exterior Between cedar shingles, vinyl siding, aluminum, brick, wood, stucco, steelhow do we choose It is best to balance durability with aesthetics Of course, you want
Sep , There are plenty to choose from but these are my worst building materials You might find some Hey if it doesn t work outside as siding maybe we can use it in the walls That way as it We ll cleverly disguise it as wood, or tile, or some other safe and renewable material that they really want Bonus It s
This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood timber retaining wall to create a play area Pour ? inch stone behind the wall, then drape the excavated hillside with landscaping filter fabric Lay a length of inch diameter perforated pipe on top of the stone, then cover the pipe with
Aug , Here, the red tones in the wood pick up the rosy hues in the stone, so an identifiable color palette is subtly expressed by materials we usually think of as color neutral Rustic Living Room Serene City Dwelling Just because your walls are made of stone and your ceilings are decked in decking doesn t mean
Dec , Wood rot is a major cause of damage in old houses Discovering what causes wood rot will help you prevent it and stop it in its tracks.