Best of Carter Can

Backyard Water Feature

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

Contemporary Laundry Room With Penny Mosaic Tile

Shimmering penny round mosaic tile lends glamour to this laundry room that doubles as a craft area and playful word signs crafted by carpenter David Brown add more color to the space.

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.

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.

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.

Native, Flowering Plants Add Color to Stone Yard

Flagstone Path and Benches in Southwestern Home's Yard

Leading to this Southwestern home's stucco facade, a flagstone pathway ushers guests through the landscaped yard. Benches line the path so that guests and homeowners can rest and admire the beauty of the desert plants and landscape that surrounds this home both in and outside the fence.

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.

Green Exterior With White Roof and Solar Panels

The soaring contemporary design of Element House in Florida draws inspiration from the nearby Gulf waters. The graceful arching roof is meant to echo the gentle Gulf waves, and the color palette borrows greens, grays and whites from the ever-changing colors of the water and sky.

Sun Deck With Eco-Friendly Outdoor Chaise Loungers

Three-way adjustable chaise lounges, fashioned from recycled plastic lumber and stackable for easy storage, feature a gray finish akin to weathered cedar.

White Modern Family Room With Cork Floor

Throughout the home's interior, elegantly curved bamboo ceilings naturally circulate indoor breezes. Cork flooring mimics tropical hardwood, but is cost-effective, resilient and acoustically beneficial.

Photo By: Sharp Design Studio

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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