Stone leftover from another project and three galvanized trash can lids become a bird bath grouping! Another of my "use what you have" ventures. More pictures and directions on http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com
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Commented on Aug 20, 2012
Very nice. I also did this with an old silo topper. Fortunately, no one was around when it
decided to fall to earth. Was thinking of doing this with plastic trash lids. thanks.
This 1920s Craftsman bungalow was converted into a duplex at some point during the 1960s.
Over the years, the very cool architectural details of the house had fallen into disrepair. The pillars and columns were crooked, the concrete porch was cracked, and the wood was rotting from years of neglect.
Heirloom Design Build’s goal was to restore the home’s original charm. In addition, we wanted to add the comfort and convenience of the 21st century to the home’s interior, while retaining the historical character of the home’s exterior. We spent a good portion of this project deconstructing the changes to the home and recreating the original single-family layout.
To ensure the best outcome, we used top-quality building materials—the kind that are usually found in much larger and more expensive home renovations—while keeping the house’s footprint small and it’s design tasteful and in keeping with the look of the neighborhood. Modern improvements included the vaulting of the ceilings, the exposing of brick chimneys, and the installation of Carrera marble, recycled hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, and beautiful light fixtures throughout the home.
We also added new landscaping and hardscaping to the home's front and back yard, including a new stone patio with a built-in barbeque pit--a perfect spot for entertaining!
Some of the high performance features include a high efficiency HVAC system, and all paints and sealants used were were non-VOC, ensuring better air quality for the home’s future residents.
Commented on Aug 19, 2012
Very nice, clean lines. I love the contrast between the dark and light and the fact that you
can use whatever you want for accent color. The only thing that looks a little odd to me is the brick chimney above the beautfiul white fireplace. Perhaps once all the furniture / decor is in place it will fit better. Love the all brick outside. Beautiful home.
To look at or just visit the red and black is exciting and colorful, but to live with I prefer
the white and khaki. It is more calming and I could see me in there more often, whereas, the red I would find myself avoiding on occasion. If I really wanted to add more color I could find accents to do that.
I'm currently renovating a 1979 fixer upper house & gutted the kitchen. Since my budget is tight and after pricing out several options for kitchens, I opted for Ikea Adel cabinets. They
are halfway installed now and I'm loving my choice. Great for those of us on a tight budget! They are still under construction, but thought some of you might like to read about assembling and installing Ikea kitchens.
Commented on Aug 16, 2012
I love IKEA and agree they have good products at an inexpensive price.. Your kitchen is