When building a sauna, Glenn Auerbach of SaunaTimes.com suggests making the hot room portion of the sauna only 6-by-8 feet or 7-by-7 feet. This cozy outdoor sauna is built with cedar and features a hip roof that increases its connection to the wooded surrounding.
This backyard building looks like a shed, but it's actually a sauna. The 8-by-12 foot structure is the best size
for an outdoor building that houses a sauna, according to Minnesota sauna builder Glenn Auerbach.
His saunas include a changing room and sauna room and a pitched roof.
Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by The Home Depot.
The dark, rich wood finish of the front door is a beautiful contrast to the stark white interior walls and ceiling. Windows framing the door let in natural light to highlight the bright, clean look of the simple and timeless design. A heavy light fixture pairs with light sconces and thin picture frames for a balance of decor.
A side entrance allows for easy access to a study, convenient for the homeowner who often conducts business and meets with clients from home. The large, east-facing window lets sunlight stream into the house.
A black front door create a beautifully bold contrast against the white walls and ceiling of this entryway. Uncovered windows framing the door flood the space with light highlighting the already bright look of the design. A square rug adds decorative color lying beside a simple table and large wall-propped mirror.
Natural rock wall detailing adds texture and a castle feel perfect for framing the arched wood door and window in this basement room. Recessed lighting keeps the small space well lit and beige walls allow the wood to be an accented warm element.
The bright white exterior of this home shines against the natural colors of the outdoors. Natural wood barn doors and decorative stars give a classic southern feel to accent the farmhouse style. Rock landscaping through the yard provides texture and shaping for the planted area.
As you enter this Washington home, you can feel the fluidity of the entire space-from outdoors all the way in. The seamless window above the kitchen sink allows outward onlooker a small peek of the simple elegance that exists inside. The door that opens into the dining area gives a clear vies of the entire open plan first floor, making the whole space, even from the outside, feel connected.