Best of Carter Can

Backyard Water Feature

Carter and Jake add a custom water feature to a boring backyard wall.

Sleek Modern Home Exterior with Gorgeous View

With sleek, angular lines and a soaring roof, this home defines modern elegance. The home's facade is almost entirely made up of windows to showcase the site's most impressive feature — a gorgeous view.

Photo By: Steve Keating

Lush Modern Patio with Recycled Granite

This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.

Bedroom With Natural wool Fiber Rug

Blue walls and curtains, a striped headboard, and tan rug with natural wool fiber add a hint of color to this bedroom with crisp white bedding, chairs, and brick wall.

Rustic Mudroom With Hand-Crafted Coat Rack Storage

The informal entrance of the HGTV Green Home 2012 provides a warm welcome and a stylish storage solution. A hand-crafted peg rail provides a handy spot to hang coats, hats and handbags.

Modern Home Exterior: Photovoltaic System

A 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid. While the footprint and overall form of the Capitol Hill Residence were shaped by the restrictions of the site, the architectural and mechanical systems at work define the aesthetic. Working closely with a team of engineers, landscape architects, and solar designers we were able to arrive at an elegant, environmentally sustainable home that achieves the needs of the clients, and fits within the context of the site and surrounding community.

Photo By: Steve Keating

Transitional Kitchen With Hickory Wood Cabinets

Hickory wood cabinetry extends 10 feet to the ceiling in this transitional kitchen. A waterfall island centers the space while a small pantry area, carved between two columns of cabinetry, looks out onto the staircase.

Terrazzo Backsplash in Kitchen With Blue Cabinets

Designer Massucco Warner Miller chose terrazzo, concrete mixed with small bits of recycled glass, to create a sea-glass-inspired, eco-friendly kitchen backsplash.

Nightstand and Rustic Wood Headboard

The custom headboard in this master bedroom was created from a sustainable product made to look like rustic barn wood.

Photo By: Tre Dunham

Small Home Office With Low Window

Much of this petite home office, designed by Sett Studio, is made from their signature material called Monotread. Sustainably created out of unutilized wood chips from mills, Monotread is used for the built-in desk, the flooring and the ceiling. Check out the fun ground level window, ideal for providing light as well as privacy.

Neutral Modern Foyer With Staircase

The unusual split level design allows this open concept home to feel far larger than its 2774 square feet. Low walls create sight lines all across the space and let natural light from the many windows fill the rooms.

About the Host

Carter Oosterhouse

People's 2003 "Sexiest Man Alive" is also an accomplished carpenter passionate about eco-friendly design.
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About the Show

Carter Oosterhouse is a man on a mission in his HGTV series, Carter Can . Carter comes to the rescue for homeowners who think that their home improvement project can't be done because of time, expense or lack of expertise. While others may not be able to pull it off, homeowners quickly discover that Carter can by using his extensive building and carpentry skills to solve challenging renovation dilemmas. In addition to practical advice, Carter provides green-building solutions and design alternatives that conserve energy and reduce environmental waste to each renovation project. When homeowners can't Carter Can .

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