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.
Traditional White Kitchen With Square Island
A square wood-topped island centers this traditional white kitchen and offers contrast to the yellow mosaic tile backsplash and ivory glass-front cabinets. The brown-and-gold window valance and glass light pendant continue the traditional vibe.
Relax in This Shady Seating Area with Pond View and Fire Pit
A shady yard can still have plenty of color and texture. The stone landscaping follows the backyard's slope and is actuated with various shade loving plants such as hostas, hydrangeas and a dwarf Japanese maple. The rustic stone fire pit and outdoor seating makes this an ideal place for entertaining.
Modern Black and White Master Bedroom with Custom Black Railing
The master bedroom of Christina Anstead's newly renovated home features a high ceiling, plenty of light, and a metal bed frame, ceiling light fixture, and banister all custom built by husband Ant Anstead, as seen on Christina on the Coast.
Modern, Open Plan Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room
A partial wall sheathed in calacatta marble forms a dramatic divide in this modern, open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Mid-century Eames dining chairs surround a modern table with a sleek, minimal profile. A dark accent wall in the living room connects to dark kitchen cabinetry, bridging the two spaces. Meanwhile, modern art above the sideboard provides a hit of bold color.
An ultra-modern sink basin topped by a fun modern mirror gives a lot of look to this small powder room. Oversized black octagonal tile creates a dramatic backsplash. The mirror reflects the freeform, organic design on the opposing wall. Overall, the effect is fun, funky and whimsical, yet luxe.
A cascade of hand blown glass lighting really fills up the tall vertical space and looks magical in the evening. The glass ball on the newel post was outfitted with an LED light and comes on each night when it gets dark.
This stair design is appropriately scaled to the space and makes excellent use of the natural light.
The bunk beds in this boy's bedroom were custom-designed. Stairs on one side give easy access to the upper bunk and are visually balanced out by the bookshelf on the other side. The top bunk's railing looks delicate, but is plenty sturdy to keep kids safe.
Open shelving mixes with sleek, modern cabinetry in this open concept kitchen. A trio of modern pendant lights hangs above a sleek island, while brass hardware brings a retro-modern vibe. Pattern on the backsplash creates a fun focal point.
Modern Master Bedroom with Black-and-White Accent Wall
An accent wall in this modern master bedroom is a feast for the eyes, with its striking, geometric black-and-white design. The bed, by contrast, features solid white bedding to avoid competing with the room's strong elements. Roman shades, however, bring more pattern to the space in a contrasting dark hue. Pillows are the perfect opportunity to add pops of color.