You may not think of a chipmunk as a pest, but when it starts digging under shrubs or patios, your view may change. Chipmunks actually cause the costliest damage to established landscapes, unseating retaining walls, destabilizing walkways and even killing mature roses or shrubs (by digging directly under the trunk). Once chipmunks dig tunnels, other critters arrive to set up housekeeping in those tunnels, including voles, shrews and snakes. Chipmunks visit gardens with bird feeders and other ready sources of food or water. An outdoor cat or dog can help keep these critters at bay, as can garlic oil pegs you toss into tunnels or various repellents you sprinkle onto flower beds or near tunnel openings.
Home Library With Rich Wood and Spiral Staircase
Magnificent cherry wood architectural paneling and detailing are the signature elements in this two-story library and home office. The wool area rug and comfortable leather seating anchors this room and the custom spiral staircase leads one up to the second-floor home office, which is off the master bedroom. The original oil painting is illuminated by the picture light above to call attention to it in the evening.
The underbelly of this contemporary staircase is a sight to behold. Frosted glass stairs lead to a suspended walkway that overlooks both the foyer and living space – each complete with their own sparking chandelier. The stone floor ties in the warm wood trim and wall of windows.
A chic but rustic master bathroom with a timeless shiplap wall treatment, honed floor tiles that lead to a white dual bath vanity adorned with polished nickel hardware and a white quartz countertop finished with rectangular sinks.
The ornate stone fireplace is flanked by large windows that let in lot of natural light to this Mediterranean sunroom.. Exposed brick walls combine with neutral tile flooring and comfortable sofas for a truly relaxing space.
Silk curtains dress up windows throughout the house. Here, in the living room, the windows are arched, a graceful detail that goes well with the delicate color story of cream, gray, blue, pink and gold.
This beautiful kitchen plays with contrasts in a wonderful way. The kitchen island's light gray cabinets pick up the gray of the countertops along the edge of the room. The backsplash on the sink wall features unifying gray-and-white mosaic tiles.
Neutral Living Room With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows and Mountain View
This neutral living room features an open living area overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, N.C. The closed entry facade hides the impressive view from visitors until they enter the space. Upon entering, visitors are given expansive views to the south and west.
Manicured Outdoor Space With Dining Area And Swimming Pool
This backyard is ideal for outdoor entertaining, from the detailed landscaping to the swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a meal outdoors at the formal dining table for eight, a drink by the rolling bar cart, and a stroll by the pool.