Sauna builder Glenn Auerbach typically uses western red cedar for the walls of his outdoor saunas. Around the sauna stove, he suggests using Durock, a cement board, to meet code requirements. He applies Durock over the studs and vapor barrier, and he says you can tile over the board.
A dark seafoam green wall color sets a calm look for this office nook set up. The floating desk features a concrete tabletop above two white drawers. Above the workspace, wood floating shelves match the untreated wood finish of the cork board frame. Black and white text photography covers the board for a decorative twist.
Illuminated for the evening, this two-story contemporary home features an exterior of wood shake and white board and batten siding. Concrete slabs separated by narrow strips of grass make up the driveway.
Designed by Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, a wood-burning fireplace was cast in place of concrete with a board-form finish. Its covered position protects it from the summer winds in its Vermont setting.
Teal blue board and batten paneling give this farmhouse a fresh, funky look. Concrete slabs and gravel create a contemporary, minimal pathway to the front door. A red Adirondack bench serves as a plant holder.
A modern concrete fire pit surrounded by patio chairs with neutral cushions offers a place to enjoy the views. Durable, pebble stones and horizontal blue hardy boards serve as the base for this dynamic space.
Shades of Green designed a life-size chessboard right into the surface of this multi-purpose space. To install a game board on your patio floor, switch up materials — in this case, marble squares surrounded by concrete pavers — or checker the surface with paint.
A board form concrete retaining wall transitions the site grade and creates a pocket facing the lake for an outdoor terrace.
One way to extend the outdoor season here in Vermont is to tuck outdoor spaces into recessed pockets. In this case, the concrete retaining wall provides protection from the wind as well as a solar heat mass to make the terrace warmer than it normally would be.
White railing works well with any deck board and complements brick, shingles, stucco, or vinyl and fiber-cement siding. It’s a great look for stairs and porches, too. Fiberon Symmetry Railing features a classic profile in a sturdy, low-maintenance composite that never needs paint or stain.
This Colonial home was brought up to date with a muted gray color palette, new portico and accented front door. Board and batten shutters add a decorative touch while Sierra premium shake fiber cement siding from Nichiha USA rounds out the Colonial look, as seen on HGTV's Curb Appeal.