This bright blue playroom is for perfect for little ones with lots of energy. Complete with two ladders and a stocked toy chest, there's plenty to keep the kids busy. When they tire, uncover a submerged sleep space beneath the floor—and suddenly nap time is no longer a bore!
The young occupants of this room got their dream beds with these clever bunks. Shelves behind each bed are an ideal spot for the boys to showcase trophies, trinkets and toys. A magnetic panel behind the ladder creates the perfect backdrop for the latest original works of art.
A classic wood desk and ladder-back chair add country charm to this white office space. A hanging straw hat complements the country furniture, while metallic candlesticks with purple candles and sparkling glass drawer knobs bring a touch of bling to the old-fashioned desk.
Meet The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. After decades of climbing the corporate ladder and feeling dissatisfied despite owning a lot of stuff, Millburn and Nicodemus essentially decided to clear away the clutter that was consuming their lives. They came up with "minimalist challenges" to help eliminate the excess.
A custom library ladder is a fun accessory for the large shelving unit in this living room. The lime green pops nicely against the surrounding orange walls, and the room is unified with thick white trim. A tufted white sofa matches the trim, while wood tables blend with the hardwood floor. Midcentury-modern chairs with matching ottomans complete the space.
Form and function expertly combine in this stunning townhouse kitchen. A wall of steel-framed interior windows provides practical division between the kitchen and dining room while adding an architectural focal point to the home. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets maximize the kitchen's limited square footage, and a track ladder provides easy accessibility while adding another point of interest to the dynamic space.
On the wall opposite the bed in the master bedroom, a gallery wall displays the homeowner's professional photographs, adding interest and customization to the space. On the adjacent wall, a large window with airy curtains that math those in the living room lets in plenty of natural light, while a vintage ladder helps add rustic detail and provides a creative solution for hanging blankets in the space.
For her shed, Sherrod went with a "desert sanctuary" theme. "I'm authentically drawn to the colors jade and coral, so I tied those in where possible," says Sherrod. "As an earthy, crunchy Scorpio, I am inspired by elements of nature, so you'll find cactus plants, live edge teak wood, white moonstones, selenite and quartz, a eucalyptus ladder, jute rug, kilim pillows and linen draperies."
To dress up your front yard trees you'll need: plastic or metal exterior plug-in Moravian stars; black zip ties; one 12' exterior extension cord for each Moravian star; one or two 75' grounded exterior extension cord per tree; a ladder; a camera; paper; and a pencil.
The first step in closing an in-ground pool is to remove things like a diving board, rails, ladder or safety ropes. Remove the eyeball fitting from all return lines. Take time to vacuum the pool floor and clean the walls and any steps. Skim the water surface as well. You want your pool to get covered in as clean a condition as possible.
The soaking tub is the highlight of this black and white bathroom. With its updated brass faucet, the tub feels both traditional in appeal and unique and modern in comparison with the recent chrome and silver trend. A black ladder shelf holds towels, and a nearby black stool holds soap and decorative items. Black and white floor tile rounds out the classic but contemporary feel of the space.
This kid's bedroom, from HGTV Green Home 2102, features twin beds dressed in green and white organic cotton linens. A layering of textures and fabric patterns, like the zigzag headboards, suits both children and discriminating house guests. A cozy loft is situated above the beds; a wooden ladder provides a treehouse-like entrance, while a clever bucket and pulley system keeps the space stocked with treats and supplies.
This playhouse provides a true retreat for kids with rough-sawn spruce wood making it a weather resistant space all their own. A large entrance provides easy access while a sliding corner door reveals a kid-size door as an easy extra exit. A wooden ladder leads to the second story loft above a fun chalkboard wall.
Influences from architect Frank Lloyd Wright are seen in this powder room with the rhythmic play of the decorative vertical wood ladder detail, horizontal stacked bands of solid surface material and wood for the vanity. Additional warmth and interest were added with three stacked metal horizontal sconces. The vertical band of mirror visually expands the space, and the chrome faucet disappears into the mirror, creating a waterfall experience into the sculptural stone sink.
Many tomato diseases come from fungi that survive in soil. Lower tomato leaves act like a ladder, allowing tomato diseases like leaf spot or blight to splash from soil to the plant when raindrops strike soil. Removing all leaves below the first flower (and fruit) cluster on a tomato plant helps to reduce the occurrence of tomato diseases. Adding a thick mulch layer that covers soil also helps keep diseases from splashing onto leaves.
Visit an orchard, and you might expect to reach up and pick a few choice apples, or scramble up a ladder to reach the higher fruits. Time honored traditional apple orchard plantings have showcased individual trees with rounded heads lined up in rows. This is the apple tree schoolchildren see in storybooks and the one most folks expect when heading out to the orchard.
The master suite is comprised of three rooms - the bedroom, dressing room and wet room. Behind the bed, a thrift store find creates a stunning focal point - this vintage 1970’s oil painting by a local city artist creates a dramatic and elegant statement. Inspired by the painting, Lauren Levant designed custom pendant lighting that she made herself from copper battery clamps, stainless steel cable and a light socket kit from the hardware store. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.
Responsible green features make the playhouse good for the family and the environment. The structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, offers fun yet durable seating. In the corner, a kid-height sliding side door guarantees an easy second exit at all times. A ladder leads to the second floor loft area over a large chalkboard providing tons of creative space.