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How to Furnish a Small Back Porch At Home With P. Allen Smith
Even the smallest porches can be the most inviting. I wanna show you an example of a small porch that's very comfortable. And just with a few things, you can make it, well, feel like one of the rooms the inside of your home. You see, this deck is only 10 feet this way and 14 feet this way, but you can comfortably seat 6 to 7 people up here in this space. This porch is designed to accomplish two things One is just to be able to sit back and relax,.
Enjoy the beautiful views and watch some of these birds around the bird feeders, which can be a lot of fun. The other function of this porch is to have a place where you can sit out and enjoy a meal. This small table is perfect for four. But pushed up against the wall, two can sit here and dine. The use of this brightly colored table cloth and this rug on the floor of the porch really make it feel like summer. Now you can see the same colors in the table cloth carried over to this side of the porch in these beautiful.
Containers filled with summer blooms and foliage. There are three containers in cobalt blue. You have these magenta Petunias, this little Star Flower that's pink again, a color you can find in the striped tablecloth, and that butter yellow Calibrachoa, which finishes off the bloomers. And then for foliage there's a sweet potato vine, this Dracaena, and Mexican Feather Grass over here all providing color and texture. If you'll look closely, you'll see there are drip irrigation lines that go to these containers. It just makes taking care of them that much easier. And hey, you can go away on vacation and forget about them.
One of the loveliest things about this small porch is it feels like an extension of the main room of the house. If you look up, you can see there's a ceiling fan out here. Again, something that you might see inside of the house. If the air is still and warm, it's nice to stir it up a little bit. Then if you'll notice that the siding of the house, the floor, and the furnishings are all neutral in color. So you can easily change out the fabrics for cushions to fit the season. If you're enjoying these tips on how to take a small pace and.
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Craftsman Cottage Virtual Makeover At Home With P. Allen Smith
WatchvusGQWQvTbCM usGQWQvTbCM Welcome to my studio. This is the part of the show where you send me photographs, and we take a look at it and come up with ways to improve your landscape. And today, we have a project, a small cottage, that is in need of some style ideas for the exterior. You can see, this is about a 1910, 1920 craftsmanstyle cottage. Stucco that's been painted. The brick has been painted. And the idea here is how do we improve this bed along the side of the house. One of the first things I would do is take this trellis, which is slightly too.
Short for this space, and mount it on here, up like this. This garden is Zone 7, so I know that something like Carolina Jasmine could grow up here it's an evergreen vine, and it blooms yellow in the spring. So I would mount that here, because you get partial shade. You can see this Oak tree here and this tree over here is bringing some shade here. So on this trellis, we would plant a vine that would bloom here, but it needs to be mounted on the backside of this fireplace. Next, what I would do is look for the opportunities for.
Some evergreen, some flowering plants, and also remember that some things are gonna be deciduous. For instance, here, I think this would be a great place for Hydrangeas over here, Hydrangeas. So we're falling underneath each one of these windows with Hydrangeas. But here, I would use a little, smallleaf Azalea. It's evergreen here, and then come under these windows with the evergreen Azalea here, of the same variety. These Hydrangeas could come on over to this space, fill in there like that. Now, here on the front of the house, I think you could do a Camellia here. And at the end of this house, I can't.
See it, but one could bring another Camellia over here, and you could even put one on this corner here. Then in this area here, under the tree, where you have shade and where you have potentially dry soils, I think we should go with a ground cover. Something very simple. This whole bed should be filled with ground cover, up to a certain point here, so this is all ground cover. It could be English ivy, it could be Vinca Minor, it could be Winter Creeper. And here, I'd just add some Hosta under here. And then along in front of the.
Hydrangeas, one could plant seasonal color here. For the shade, I'd recommend maybe some of those Rockapulco Impatiens that you could plant here those double ones that look like little roses. That would be perfect here. So you would have the perennial Hostas here. And then in this space, you could add either ground cover, and in this space ground cover of a different type for contrast, or this could be ground cover as well. But what you have in place here is structure You have evergreens, evergreens, evergreens down here.
You have the Hydrangeas, the Hydrangeas. Azaleas and Azaleas. And then, across the front or the edge of this would be some kind of ground cover or seasonal color. For this particular one in the shade, one might go with Ajuga or Carpet Bugle it has a beautiful little purple flower on it. And the same down here. It's very low and easy to take care of. So, Mary Ann, thank you for sending in your photograph hope this is helpful and good luck with your landscape project. Now, if you have photographs of an area that you need some help with, whether.
A Bigger Back Porch Day 70 The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith
Okay, so we decided to make it a little larger. That's just the way things go. They say an ecofriendly house can't be build in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I'm Allen Smith, join me as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. What a glorious day, just the kind of day that you'd want to spend out on a big porch like this. Well, the porch has gotten larger. It was only 8 feet from the house to this point. And this finish floor material, I pull back,.
You can see, we added another 4 feet onto the deck to give it, well, just more room. And the reason this porch feels so much smaller than the front porch, because they're essentially the same size, the front porch is a little longer. The chimeny actually interrupts this space quite a bit and makes it feel much smaller. So the plan here is to come out to this point here with some posts, we'll have a covered porch. And from here on out it'll be uncovered, but there'll be a rail there. Now take a look at the floor joists. Tony has put these together.
With 2 by 12 material, so it's really solid. And it's supported by our concrete block pillars. So the finished floor material is this, it's really a 1 inch thick board that has a rounded edge on either side, here and here. And it's 6 inches wide. These boards are 16 feet long. So you combine that length, and these will be placed side by side. There's still quite a bit of moisture in these, so he's gonna pack them in really close together, one against the other. And as they drive, you'll get about a quarter inch gap between these. But if you.
Put a gap between them staring out, and then they shrunk, you're gonna have a much wider gap. So what's really good about this material is it'll last a long time. There's a 40 year warranty on this treated wood. And, you know, it's gonna age really beautifully. We don't have to put any protectant on it or finish. I could paint if I want, but the idea here is just for it to become sun bleached to a kind of gray color, so it'll blend in to the surroundings, the woods and so forth. It's really amazing what 4 feet has added to this.
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Barn Roof Ceiling Day 97 The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith
No, I'm not putting this on the roof. I'm gonna use it in a very creative way in the house. They say an ecofriendly house can't be built in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I'm Allen Smith. Join me, as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. Okay, looking at this, you might think Hey, whataya doin', buildin' a barn Well, no, I'm just trying to come up with a creative and costefficient way to put a ceiling in this room. This is actually galvanized.
Roofing material. It's very thin gauge. In fact, it's the thinest gauge I could find. The reason I did that because it was less expensive. These sheets were $15 a piece. And the ridging on here if you ask for this these are 12 inch sheets, and they're 2 12 inches from this point to this point. So that gives you an idea of the undulation or the ridging on this particular kind of 'barn roofing'. So, anyway, I decided that Hey, why not use this on the ceiling, because if I did, I could do the ceiling for about 130.
Bucks. And that's what we've done. So, if you look up, you can see that we've got the entire ceiling complete. And what we've got is a series of little screws that have been placed in there. And what learned is that the size screw that they recommended at the store really didn't work. And it was this screw here This is a stainless steel screw. However, what we were finding is that this thing was really too big for the gauge of metal. And when you talk about the gauge of metal that's like the thickness of the metal.
So this is really a thin gauge metal. So what was happening, it was crimping the tin or the galvanized material it was causing little divots, and it didn't look very good. So went to a smaller head, galvanized screw like this, which is 1 and 58s inches. And that seemed to work a lot better. That was Tony's idea. And, you can see, you can barely see them along the lines of the ceiling joists across here. And then if you look at the the ceiling connects to the west wall. He's got a little jig that he's made that follows that undulation.
Because he's gonna cut one out that'll fit under each one of those pieces for this wall. And then we'll have a straight piece that'll run along the south wall, because they're no undulations there, you can see. And so, we'll use a 6 inch board, and the bottom of that board will be level on this side and this side, so it'll look like the crown cornice in here. I know it looks like a mirrored ceiling, but you can't see yourself in it. And, hey, if you don't like it shiny like this you can paint the stuff. So what I have here is a.
Farmhouse Floor Day 136 The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith
They say an ecofriendly house can't be built in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I'm Allen Smith, join me as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. I'm so happy with the way the floors have turned out. They're all painted now. They got one coat of a floor paint. Now when you buy paint, you need to specify floor paint. There's a big difference in ordinary wall paint versus floor paint the floor paint is much more durable. You see, the reason.
I painted the floors here is because we went with a lower grade lumber. You see, what we used was pine, 2 grade pine. It was tongue and groove, and it was all nailed down on the floor here. And I could have come in and put some sort of stain on it and then put a finish coat of clear coat, some sort of polyurethane, but I really like the color of these dark, rich floors. I think it, well, really speaks to what we're doing here with this farmhouse chic look. Now what we're gonna do here, once the workman are finished We'll.
Come through, we'll thoroughly clean these floors, and then we'll put the final coat. It won't be another coat of paint, because these, actually, have two coats of paint on them. This will be a coat of waterbased polyurethane. And I'm not going with a high gloss, I'm going with semigloss. And this will keep the scuffing that you can see here from occurring. And I think it'll make it that much easier to keep clean. Hey, if you're enjoying our updates, check in with us regularly. We're about to wrap up the house and move on to the interior.
Roof Details Day 72 The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith
Making big progress with the roof. And a roof, as you might guess, is a critical part of building a house. We're making sure we're building the Greenest roof we possibly can. They say an ecofriendly house can't be built in 150 days for a $150,000, and I say it can. I'm Allen Smith, join me as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHome Home. We're trying to work through the roof. These guys are trying to finish the roof today. But this is one of those awkward points where.
We're making a transition. So, Brett, what are we trying to do here Well, since we're going back with the old traditional style with the look that we're trying to get. Yeah, with the standing seam roof With the standing seam roof. We're changing this trim up so we can get it all to work, fixed without your roof leaking. So we're catching all the water off the top with this transition that's going to the porch without anything leaking underneath, and make it all look nice and clean. So, what you have is a multiple cut piece here at this.
Transition point because you got the main roof of the house coming in really kinda under the porch crick. But at the same time, this line here, if the water drops straight down without any wind, but just gravity, it will hit the ground. Correct. Now, our plan, and tell me if I'm wrong, we're hoping to put guttering here. Yes, sir. At this. And that'll catch the water here. Right. Yeah. So, you know, you guys have made a lot of progress on the roof so far, but I would think that trying to fit these little tiny corners with.
Intricate cutsthat really has got to slow you down It does, it does. It does, a lot. That, and the fact that it's a 1212. Yeah, it's a pretty steep. But our main thing is catching all the water and making sure that nothing leaks back up underneath the roof or underneath the house here. Now, what's the gauge metal you used here because that seems like a pretty solid gauge 24 or 26 It's 26 gauge. 26 gauge. It's a 26 gauge, prepainted Correct. Right, and there's a warranty on that paint, isn't there Yes,.
Sir. This is aI believe this is a 50 year paint. Yeah, 50 year paint on it, yeah. Well, it's looking good. I like this trim board here, thisI guess that's a drip baseboard This is called an ETerm Grade. Okay, ETerm. And then here, we have the gutter that would come out from that and catch the water. Correct. Yeah. That's looking good. Well, listen, I have done everything I can to give you guys some good weather. Are you all gonna be able to finish up today We're gonna try. We're gonna try to get to the end with the roof.
Sheets and get it finished it up. And all we'll have left is a little bit of trim like this to take care of. So a little bit of trim And what about the cap that runs along the top ridge The ridge cap Yes sir, we'll be putting that on. That'll go last. All your trim has to go underneath, and the caps over it, and then that way everything runs down downhill. Excellent. It's looking great. Thank you so much. Yes, sir. Hey, if you're enjoying our updates, and hey, we got a lot of them cause there's so much going on around heretell.
Exposed Ceiling Beams Day 98 The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith
Hey, if you like exposed beams in the home, which I do, take a look at some of our homemade onesa great way to save money. They say an ecofriendly house can't be built in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I'm Allen Smith. Join me as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. Alright, you have it, Tony Got it. You got it Alright. You know, in an attempt to try to make this room as costefficient as possible, what I wanted to do is show the exposed beams or.
Thethese are actually the support for the upstairs floor. These are the floor joists that are exposed. And to do that it just took a little trim work. And let me climb up on this ladder and point a couple things, because I had Tony mock it up, just to see what it's gonna look like. So, what we did is we started out with two 2x8s nailed together for thickness. Really, all we needed was one for support, but I went ahead and bought two, which the cost difference was really pretty lowI think it was like 40 bucks for the number.
That I needed to go across here, okay. Then, in this case, we're gonna have a chandelier that's gonna come down, so he's gonna route and make sure that the line for the electrician runs in here like this. Okay, the next thing is we're gonna put a 2x4 right here, and we just had a treated 2x4that's why the color is differentthey're more expensive. We're gonna use fir 2x4s they're less expensive. So, this gives you an idea So he'll take this board down, and a fir 2x4 will go up. But it finishes it off and makes it really.
Look like one solid beam. Just above, before, you could see the floor decking material that we used, and to cover that up, what we did is we did some soundproofing. And then, we just took the scrap 1x6 material we had to buy some extra and we just put it up there, as though it looked like the upstairs floor. And now what will do is will come along and caulk along the edges, and then this whole thing gets painted, so it'll look very monolithic. And this room is gonna look much, much larger. We got a dead space here, and so what Tony's.
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