Best of Carter Can

Backyard Water Feature

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

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.

Rose Parade 2011 Fun Facts

When: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 11am/10c
Where: Pasadena, California
Theme: Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
TV coverage: Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
Grand Marshal: Paula Deen
Rose Queen: Evanne Friedmann
Length of parade: 5.5 miles
Where it starts: At the corner of Ellis Street and Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena
Where it ends: Sierra Madre and Villa Street

Other Fun Facts for 2011
The Rose Queen and Rose Princesses have presided over the annual celebration every year since 1930. Some of the world's most distinguished individuals have served as grand marshal, including Dwight Eisenhower, Bob Hope, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple Black, Bob Newhart, Angela Lansbury, Tom Brokaw, Bill Cosby and Mickey Mouse.

Kids' Room With Gray and White Twin Beds

This kids' room features twin beds fashioned from repurposed pieces of pine, poplar and plywood with headboards upholstered in durable, solution-dyed acrylic fabric. The beds are dressed in cotton and organic cotton linens. A layering of textures and fabric patterns suits both children and discriminating houseguests.

Neutral Living Room With Courtyard View

This nature-inspired living room is connected to a lovely courtyard by a wall of glass framed by custom-made drapes. Colors, textures and even the height of furniture was kept down in order to highlight the view outside.

Sustainable and Beautiful Residence: Exterior

With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, the Capitol Hill Residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. Some of the sustainable systems are architectural in nature. For example, the roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light from a typical overcast Seattle sky penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades prevent excessive heat gain without sacrificing the view. Hidden systems affect the energy consumption of the house such as the buried geothermal wells and heat pumps that aid in both heating and cooling, and a 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid.

Photo By: Steve Keating

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.

Living Space Embraces Industrial Roots

Broad, industrial windows and exposed brick walls form the backdrop of this open-concept living space. Crisp, geometric lines in the modern furnishings echo the windows' grid, while a subtly textured rug anchors the seating area and softens the space. Complementary hues of blue and orange pop against neutral grays and browns.

Luxurious and Eco-Friendly Custom Arbor in Stunning Patio

This luxurious outdoor space boasts a stunning custom arbor, built entirely from sustainable materials. Contemporary outdoor seating comfortably seats up to 20 people. A stunning stone fireplace is perfect for chilly nights.

From: LaGuardia

Gray Contemporary Kitchen With Pendants

In the sleek kitchen, matte wall tile contrasts with eco-friendly shiny white cabinetry and high efficiency stainless steel appliances. Energy Star lighting fixtures brighten the space with LED bulbs when darkness falls.

Colors and Design Elements Blend Natural Elements with Elements of Modern Design

This beautiful, eco modern kitchen is the focal point for the house. With natural elements, such as the live edge wood shelving, the natural green and yellow of the walls and the wood trim around the doors and windows, and the modern touches like the clean lines and smooth edges of the cabinets and the countertop, this design perfectly encompasses the homeowners' desire for a kitchen that reflects their love for nature as well as their attraction to the modern design style.

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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