Got Mock Rocks?

Mock rocks are an attractive, creative and cost-effective method of concealing undesirable exposed utilities around the landscape. Here’s an example of one in use.

Install A Copper Rain Chain For Simple Elegance On An English Cottage-Style Home

Copper rain chains and rain cups have been around for centuries in Japan and now they are making their way to the states. Hard to believe something so simply beautiful and functional has taken this long to be used here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. If you want an alternative to the traditional enclosed metal downspout on your gutters then you might want to consider a rain chain. Who knows…you might even lower your blood pressure from the effects of watching rain pout through one in action.

Reclaimed Antique Terra Cotta Roof Tile Installation On This English Cottage Style Home In The Making: Part 6 In A Series

Reclaimed antique terracotta roof tiles from Europe are just one of the crown jewels of this English cottage-style home. Terra cotta roof tiles are in very high demand these days so it makes this roof that much more valuable. It is a sensible choice for a home such as this because it is architecturally in character and it will last the life of the home with proper maintenance, much like many of the materials being used in this home-in-the-making.