Sliding glass doors and glass balcony railing blend into the background so as not to distract from the incredible skyline view. Ipe wood's density and durability holds up to weathering better than most hardwoods, making it a great low-maintenance patio flooring option.
This 1600-square-foot home in East Austin, TX combines gray wood siding with a medium brown stained wood to create a contemporary exterior. A blend of natural stone and mulch provide groundcover, while long horizontal windows show off a sneak peek of the home's interior design.
Sleek white outdoor sectionals create an inviting space to entertain and relax outside. A stained wood plank ceiling adds warmth to the porch. Glass-top coffee tables provide a contemporary, sculptural element.
Vinyl plank flooring is an excellent alternative to engineered or laminate wood. The cost-effective product is usually less than $1.50 per square foot and simply requires a utility knife for installation. First, measure the surface of the bathroom floor, adding roughly 5 percent to account for waste. Next, pick up the product from your local home improvement store, keeping in mind what finishes are best in regard to the room's traffic. Medium gray tones are excellent for children's spaces used daily since the neutral color aids in hiding dust and flaws. To install the vinyl plank, cut each strip to size with a utility knife, then lay each plank side-by-side, cutting away excess.
Neutral stones, dark woodgrain and white siding create a patchwork exterior on this contemporary home. The mix of finishes works well with the intriguing shapes and levels of the architecture. A concrete walkway makes sharp turns from the driveway to frame the corners of the house.
This contemporary kitchen features natural wood cabinets, pendant lighting, luxury vinyl plank flooring, gas range, as well as an island with sleek drop-in sink. The open concept kitchen leads to a cozy dining area with plenty of natural lighting.
The second story addition to this contemporary home was made from a combination of stucco, stone and taupe synthetic wood siding ––––all materials which satisfy the high-fire zone requirements in this California neighborhood. A horizontal wood fence and gate frame the paver stone yard, leading to the front door.