Best of Carter Can

Backyard Water Feature

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

Modern Yard with Eco-Friendly Landscaping

These modern homes hope to reduce the impact of new constructions on the land which they inhabit, and part of that is using materials and plants that are eco-friendly. In this yard, designers have minimized the need for watering by replacing much of the home's grassy areas with limestone. In the small sections of grass, designer have planted indigenous plants that do not require extensive watering or additional irrigation.

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.

Flagstone Path Leads to Southwestern Home's Entrance

To enter the beautiful desert oasis in the front of this house, guests walk up a flagstone path lined with indigenous desert plants, connecting this landscape design with the home's natural surroundings.

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.

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.

Native American Inspired Art in Eco Friendly Yard

In the design of this home's yard, designers installed a statue inspired by Native American artwork, helping to connect the home to the culture of the land. Highlighting the statue are a few indigenous, flowering plants, adding color to the space, but not requiring much water, keeping the yard sustainable and eco friendly.

Eco-Friendly Back Patio With a View

This San Francisco home's landscape is designed for low water usage. Fences are kept short so as not to obstruct the gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay.

Photo By: Robert Nebolon Architects

Contemporary Modular Home is Eco-Friendly

This modular home in Bergen, Alberta features energy-efficient finishes, low-flow plumbing fixtures, no-VOC wood cabinets and spray-foam interior walls and doors.

Photo By: CIR Realty, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Bamboo Up the Wall

Gorgeous bamboo flooring in this modern living room goes wall to wall then takes a turn north and becomes paneling behind the large flat screen TV. The contrast between walls in this room is stark but feels natural. Low-profile furniture makes it simple to sink in and relax.

Modern Home with Socially Responsible Porch

The porch of this eco-friendly home is made from naturally sourced concrete and marble. To create a focal point, designers installed a unique stone statue that, when hit by the uplighting, resembles a piece of gold. Surrounding this statue is stone, eliminating the home's need for irrigation.

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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