At one with nature, the soft natural color palette allows the 2009 DIY Blog Cabin to blend right in with its mountain top surroundings. Many of its finest features were also locally sourced.
Shutters add interest and functionality to his home. Build them yourself with materials that suit your home style. They add value to your home and reduce your energy costs.
Make a good first impression with your front door. Custom touches like this stained-glass window crafted by artist Susan McCracken give the front door an impressive and unique touch.
The newly planted yard gains more texture with the addition of landscaping rocks. This large rock lends a feeling of permanence to the space and can serve as a makeshift seat.
Flagstone pavers lead up to the front door. Indigenous plants like the rhododendrons and sweet shrub seen here make up the lush green landscape of cabin's front yard.
Ice Plants make up some of the "intuitive landscaping", which utilizes indigenous flora, seen in the front yard of the 2009 DIY Blog Cabin.
Shade-tolerant foliage plants like hostas are a natural choice for areas with restricted access to light. Hostas can be planted any time during the growing season including summer and fall as long as adequate moisture is provided.
Shade-loving and vibrant geraniums bring a complimentary addition of color to the otherwise subdued green landscaping. Easy to grow and low maintenance they are easily cared for.
Lush greenery and landscape rock make the cabin's entry way feel at one with the great outdoors. A wraparound deck encourages outdoor gatherings or casual lounging.
Custom storage solutions are brought to the cabin's exterior. Wood for the outdoor fireplace is neatly stowed in a custom crafted rack with high end finishes like copper lining and nailhead trim.
The Cabin makes the most of its beautiful local with utilities that foster outdoor entertainment, like this natural gas grill. A well placed rocking chair that overlooks the grounds makes for more cozy time outdoors.
Get outdoors and eat al fresco. A natural gas grill is just an additional way to take advantage of the outdoor surroundings of this mountaintop getaway.
Cement countertops give the grill station a custom treatment. Leaf imprints add an artistic touch.
A portable island moves easily from the indoor to the outdoor kitchen. Crafted from barn wood and scrap countertop material, it offers a station to store, chop and prep food.
A Pennsylvania Ledgestone island facilitates food preparation alongside the natural gas grill. The covered outdoor space makes outdoor cooking possible whether rain or shine.
The driftwood colored shingles compliment the cabin's color palette. Pretty and practical they also are algae resistant and can withstand 130-mph winds.
Home components that multitask combine form and function. This side deck features a RainEscape Deck drainage system and serves as the cover for a workshop below.