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By Carter Oosterhouse

A no-nonsense technique for designing your personal large fashionable domestic. the preferred host of HGTV’s Carter Can, Million greenback Rooms,and purple, scorching & eco-friendly now deals owners a publication that includes his empowering home-design method.
Carter Oosterhouse is aware how actual humans stay and the way intimidating domestic layout should be. along with his reassuring, “you can do it” perspective, he is going out of his solution to convey readers easy methods to create real looking layout components that they could enforce with uncomplicated instruments and a bit DIY event. His challenge is to convey people’s imaginations to lifestyles. The layout positive factors he constructs use fabrics simply stumbled on, are budget-conscious, and every time attainable environmentally friendly.

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It was a place to gather and wolf down Nanu’s (Grandma’s) cooking, wash the dishes, and get on to whatever came next. The dining room was reserved for special occasions like holiday meals. Any other time, it was off-limits. The modern kitchen isn’t just a sterile factory for food prep. This room proves the point, with clerestory windows providing natural lighting, an island with built-in cabinets picking up the slack for the lack of wall cabinets, and a countertop table extension providing a cozy eat-in surface for drinks or dining.

Painting the alcove red and lining it with candle shelves was a way to take an awkward architectural feature and turn it into a decorative bonus. Working with Jinnie, I made the most of the alcove in the dining room wall that had caught my eye. The alcove served no functional purpose, but we gave it a big decorative charge by painting the inside the same port-wine color Jinnie had used behind the iron grills. I nailed up three copper panels, which you can buy from any supplier of tin ceiling reproduction panels.

Manufactured to the existing dimensions, these countertops reuse pieces and castoffs from the process of creating solid granite surfaces. Those odds and ends used to go straight to the landfill, but are now used to make shells that are installed right over a plywood base. The finished look is indistinguishable from a solid granite surface, goes in much quicker, and is coated with a food-safe resin that means the surface will never need to be sealed against stains. All for a lower cost than solid granite countertops would run!

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