Our little boy was born two weeks before we moved into the Curbly House, and for the last two years – with the exception of a few pictures on the wall, his bedroom has remained untouched. For the most part, this has been intentional, because we wanted to hold off creating a space for him until we knew more about him. And, frankly, we be tired, and adding another room to our makeover list was just not in our cards… until now. Continue Reading
Everyone’s backyard should be their own personal oasis. If that sounds like an expensive proposition, it doesn’t have to be. Picking the right elements and spending wisely will provide you with a staycation placefor years to come. Here are six trends that will help you create the backyard of your dreams:
- Sustainability–including low-water gardens, drought-tolerant plants and less turfgrass. All are better for the environment and the pocketbook.
- Edibles–incorporating edibles into ornamentals not only adds interest to a garden, but will help lower grocery bills.
Desperate Landscapes is a t.v. show that seeks out and destroys its namesake, turning the most bleak landscapes into lovely show-stoppers. Here’s just of few of the most desperate before and afters:
This house looked misanthropic before; now it practically calls out to visitors.
Great atmosphere for a spooky Halloween, but who’d want to trick or treat here?
Bye bye ghosts!
House? What house?
Oh, THAT house!!
Erik started out with 24′ x16′ x 7′ deep Doughboy pool. With a lot of work and imagination, he turned it into a koi pond. His work paid off big time in several ways. Not only does he have a gorgeous, natural-looking backyard pond, the project caught the eye of Better Homes & Garden and Landscape Construction. You can read about the entire project on Erik’s website.
Ok, so I know this picture doesn't look real, but it is. It's from a calendar of the houses with the best views in the world. Check out the rest here.
With a view like that, who needs the house?