Untreated wood gives this room a beautiful, natural light coloring. Wood shelves holding a small display of candles and mason jars are connected to wall hooks with dark chains, adding a decorative touch to the design. Lantern-like sconces complete the simple but attractive look.
A sweeping view can be yours if you opt for an open deck design like this one made of pressure-treated wood. Tip for DIY installation: If the wood is wet when first purchased, you can install the boards close together and the gaps will not be very wide when natural shrinkage occurs. If the wood is already dry, you need to leave some room between the boards so they can expand naturally over time.
A vibrant blue and turquoise rug shines agains the wood and black details of the room while complimenting the powder blue shade of the walls. Painted black drawers add additional storage above and below the untreated wood cabinets for a strip-like effect. A metal framed book shelf fits perfectly within the cabinet set up and matched the industrial, metal desk.
This area of the bedroom features a sharp, untreated wood wardrobe. A small but functional black and white desk hugs the wall leaving open floor space in the room. Blue watercolor paintings softly decorate the room over the deep green walls.
Upper and lower cabinets feature a natural wood finish, while untreated wood boards run horizontally, creating a backsplash that complements the rustic design. Three black pendant lights match the black countertop and lower cabinet drawer handles in this spacious kitchen.
Untreated wood frames this kitchen space with an interesting shape created by the underside of the stairs and support columns. An industrial-size stainless steel refrigerator and stacked double oven are fitted into the wood. Long black countertops and open storage complete the rustic look.
A pressure-treated pine (PTP) deck gets a stylish upgrade with a pergola and dining area. PTP structures are economic and practical due to a lifetime warranty against rotting and termites but they are subject to cracking and cupping in prolonged hot weather. To prevent this, hose the deck down occasionally to minimize heat exposure.
A dark-toned untreated wood ceiling beam is a beautiful contrasting element to the sleek wood accident wall around the mounted television and grate protected fireplace. A tufted, charcoal gray sofa and a pair of neutral arm chairs create comfortable and stylish seating. A clear plastic coffee table keeps the floor space feeling open and light.
A peacock patterned wallpaper creates the backdrop for the star of the show in this corner set up. The beautiful pink chaise features a tufted backrest, smooth ironed skirt and dainty floral throw pillow. An untreated wood table and natural sunlight make the corner a perfect spot for reading or relaxing.
A large kitchen island is the focal point of this modern kitchen. The bold orange countertop on the island adds a vibrant color as well as ample work space. A long, untreated wood dining table with matching chairs blends beautifully with the light hardwood floor. A large sliding glass door lets natural light brighten the room.
Small details, like the silver-leaf designs that make different areas of house glimmer as the sun crosses the sky, added up to return the run-down Victorian to its former glory. To help the crumbling foundation, pressure-treated wood and concrete were used to reinforce the weak areas on Curb Appeal.
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.
Black steel pickets contrast with the pressure-treated pine selected for a set of stairs extending from a screened back porch to the yard. Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga., designed the outdoor living space and stairs.
Increase your home’s livable footprint by adding a wooden deck — and recoup around 80% of your investment. Wood is a less expensive choice than plastic composite materials and actually returns a greater percentage of the total project cost in increased home value. Pressure-treated pine is the cheapest and most common option, but spending a little more money for redwood or cedar gives you natural resistance to rot and insect damage without all the harsh chemicals. Tropical hardwood (such as ipé) is the priciest choice of all but is incredibly durable and beautiful.
Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.