Galvanized steel offers a virtually indestructible option for edging lawn and planting beds. This type of edging comes in straight sections, which you fit together to create a seamless look. The steel is thin enough that you can easily bend it to swoop around bed corners. After installation, the finished look is professional. To install, first moisten soil before slicing sod with a spade or edging tool. Use a rubber mallet to pound edging into place.
An L-shaped island creates a nice flow in this kitchen, lending itself easily to entertaining or a prep area. Galvanized metal pendant lights add an unexpected industrial touch to the traditional space.
Galvanized-style door knobs hint to thoughtful details found throughout the house. "The house is relaxed, and we wanted to do something a little different than traditional knobs," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.