This Old House — Reader Remodel Contest — Best Fireplace and Mantel Before and Afters 2013 — Rustic Stone Fireplace: After (Mary M. from Belmont, MI, writes: ". . . we tore out carpet and installed ceramic stone tile that looks just like barn-wood slats." [this can be seen between the rug and the front of the sofa, on the right side of the photo])
Full of Amenities - Backyard Chicken Coops - Southernliving. Carolyn Llorens, an architect, designed this 8- by 6-foot coop and the 8- by 12-foot run. The coop door is 18 inches off the floor so the chickens don’t all run out when the door opens. An egg door allows easy access to nest boxes. Heating pads keep the girls warm in winter, and hardware cloth sunk into concrete keeps out predators.