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Results found for "under railing lights"

  • Deck Lighting, Deck lighting using lighted post caps and under railing LEDs., Patios & Decks Design

    Deck Lighting

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  • Our Sunset Lounge, No rectangles allowed. Replaced 20+ yr old pre-molded steps in back yard with 15 x22 ft eco friendly  deck- made from recycled milk jugs.  Family project -everyone got to help out from design to labor., Patios & Decks Design

    Our Sunset Lounge

    9 photos, 482 Views, Flag

  • My Tree Creations - A Tree House Village - under construction, Here you see part of my little girls back yard playground that I have been building over the past seventeen or so months.  These Tree Creations in Geneseo, NY are a growing tree house village (at a private residence), consisting of themed tree houses connected with rope bridges for all to enjoy!

My Tree Creations were inspired by Maurice and Marie Barkley of Henrietta, NY. A visit while in college made me think "This would be nice to have for my grandchildren one day," and the thought was filed away. 

In May of 2011, a freak accident happened that took the eyesight from my left eye. A dry paint slug from an unplugged, disassembled latex paint sprayer shot out like a rubber bullet, hitting my nose. The Doctor said that if it had hit my eye, I would not be here today. This experience helped me realize the true meaning of "carpe diem" (or "seize the day") and that I may not be here for my grandchildren. When my daughters  asked for a tree house, I got to work. 

Being the princesses that all daughters is to their father, the first tree house started was one with a Castle theme. With a deck size of almost 120 square feet, it was to be grand in every way. 

During construction of this castle, we took a trip to the Long Island Children's museum. At the museum, some automotive parts were used in creating a make-believe automobile that was being enjoyed by all who touched it. Jokingly, I said to my wife, "we should put a Pinto in the tree" and then in an "ah hah" moment, my wife and I said "The Triumph."  (the car seen as my HGTV's profile picture).

In February 2012, a 1946 Triumph Renoun was dragged out from my scrap pile to breathe new life. The Triumph and the Castle were being built simultaneously with a purpose - to entertain children. I immediately remembered Maurice and Marie Barkley and their tree house village. 

I invited Mr. Barkley to see what he inspired me to build, and he informed me that he could no longer perform maintenance on his tree houses, and made a decision to donate the remains of their MYSTREES tree house village to the Tree Creations complex.  I am presently trying to restore some of these tree houses in honor of the work and inspiration that Mr. Barkley gave me.

The car was resurrected and re-purposed as a tree house and perched upon telephone poles with rigging that I designed and built.  Each of the tree houses (including the castle) are suspended by aircraft cable to allow for trees to sway in different directions (as not to tear the decks apart), to let the trees grow (without drilling into the trees), and to allow for adjustment (in case the rate of tree growth differs from tree to tree).  Most tree houses are between 10 and 12 feet in the air, with the lowest being the car (at 8 feet), and the highest being our church themed tree house deck at 20 feet.  The tallest point in the tree houses is the Church steeple where the tip is just over 32 feet off the ground!

Our village presently consists of a 1946 Triumph 1800 Saloon automobile, a veranda, a village square (roughly 250 square feet, which features a retractable set of stairs, a dumbwaiter, an elevator, and built in seating), a tea room, a wizard's den, the Margrose castle (on roughly a 120 square foot deck with towers over 15 feet tall), and a church (complete with stain glass windows and bells in the bell tower). 

Present items under construction to add to our other seven tree houses  include a "House of illumination", Galilean themed observatory, and a music themed tree house that includes a hand built / home-made pipe organ and other instruments for children to play!

Being a fourth generation "Townie" of Geneseo, NY, the tree house village will be around for generations to come as positive memories to all who help me build and play in it. 

Since the tree house complex is at a private residence, we would request that any visits are by appointment please. All are invited to come and play!  These are difficult economic times and I do not want to exclude anyone, so I am trying to keep this at no charge to enjoy!

Keep in mind, "we are on this earth but once, so any happiness we can bring or any joy we can give, do it now - without haste, for we shall not pass this way again" -unknown. 

Now let's have some fun! 

If you rate my photos and the rating is NOT a "5", could you PLEASE leave a comment as to why it is not Excellent?  I would love to these creations the best they can be for my little girls, my family, my friends, and any visitors that would like to enjoy them, and only your comments can help me to achieve this.  If you are in Geneseo, NY please feel free to stop by and visit (and you can find us in a google search as Tree Creations in Geneseo) for our contact information.  Thank you again for visiting! , Other Spaces Design

    My Tree Creations - ...

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  • From Cluttered Country To Exquisite, Renovation of a small L-shaped cluttered country kitchen to a exquisite open kitchen., Kitchens Design

    From Cluttered Count...

    18 photos, 12,647 Views, Flag

  • Elegant, Eclectic Christmas, Decorated Dining Room Table and Dining Room for Christmas, Decorated Mantle for Christmas,Decorated Railing and Front Door for Christmas, Manger Scene, Christmas Floral Arrangements, Decorated Kitchen Table for Christmas, Holidays Design

    Elegant, Eclectic Chr...

    16 photos, 1,543 Views, Flag

  • New kitchen after 20 years!, New kitchen! (after only 20 years!), Kitchens Design

    New kitchen after 20 y...

    20 photos, 3,494 Views, Flag

  • pictures with above and under counter lighting, Kitchens Design

    pictures with above an...

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  • open concept kitchen with storage extravaganza, Total gut & remodel of galley kitchen, removed one half wall & small whole wall, using part of former formal dining room to create a large open concept kitchen with two islands, endless counter space with 'infinity' granite on solid cherry cabinets, three ovens & built in microwave on one island with sink for easy reach of stove, pendant & recessed lighting, second island with double sink, dishwasher & two eat at bars (one counter height & one raised height), loads of storage on both sides of islands, Kitchens Design

    open concept kitchen w...

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  • From Boring to Brilliant, The old kitchen was a standard L-shaped layout with oak veneer cabinets and laminate countertops.  The entire kitchen (and adjacent dining/living areas) was gutted.  The old laundry closet was demoed to make space for the large open concept kitchen.  New flooring, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and lighting were installed.  The finishing touch was the design of the new stair rail - now book case - that matches the kitchen cabinets and feels like a piece of furniture now.  Makes the whole open concept first floor feel like home.    Did I mention that I did most of this from Afghanistan?  Ha! Doing a remodel from half a world away was quite the experience!  , Kitchens Design

    From Boring to Brilli...

    12 photos, 1,296 Views, Flag

  • From 70's drab to Kay's Klean Kool Klassic Kitchen , I originally posted this space around the end of March.  I wanted to update the photos and information.  I want to thank everyone that viewed the space and especially those that took the time to leave comments,everyone was very kind and positive.  The first photo shows both the old and the new together.  The new cabinets were built from scratch of pecan by my wonderful wife and I.  
Complete progress pics at:, Kitchens Design

    From 70's drab to Kay...

    5 photos, 2,813 Views, Flag

  • Living Amongst Love, My dining room is freshly painted pink with rose border.  We adopt all of our furry babies from the humane association and they are welcome to anyplace in the house.  Disney just loves to sleep on top of the fairy lights that are under the "snow" surrounding this very romantic pink and white Santa., Dining Rooms Design

    Living Amongst Love

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  • Modern Kitchen, Kitchen Features Maple Cabinets with long stainless steel handles. Cabinet doors & drawers are soft-close. Kitchen Countertop is of Black galaxy granite. Back splash is of Glass Mosaic 2 x 2 with under cabinet lights. Center Island is of black galaxy granite & has sleek pendant lights along with bar chairs that can swivel & have height adjustments. Stainless steel appliance & recessed lights ties the room together & adds overall beauty to the Kitchen., Kitchens Design

    Modern Kitchen

    6 photos, 1,560 Views, Flag

  • Our Holiday Delight (Part II) , Our eensy weensy apartment where we dream of a house making the best of it til then!:), Living Rooms Design

    Our Holiday Delight (...

    4 photos, 1,019 Views, Flag

  • Deck Delight - before and after, We bought our home with a huge dead empty backyard and put in a deck.  Since these pics we have finished staining the post and added some more deck plants and metal wall art.  We also added rope lighting that goes under the railing so at night there is a beautiful glow.  Please give us your ideas as to what to add next., Patios & Decks Design

    Deck Delight - before ...

    5 photos, 1,140 Views, Flag

  • Timber Point, This is a log home I designed and built myself. The three floors are open with ceder railings over looking the great room.  , Home Exterior Design

    Timber Point

    16 photos, 2,643 Views, Flag

  • Interior under construction, , Kitchens Design

    Interior under constru...

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  • Hip Master Bedroom in Historical Tudor, Godiva Chocolate Master bedroom w/dressing & "swinging" area.   , Bedrooms Design

    Hip Master Bedroom i...

    8 photos, 1,293 Views, Flag

  • Modern Victorian, 1907 Victorian remodeled kitchen. Includes double dish washers, double ovens with an additional Advantium oven, warming drawer, pot filler over the 6 burner gas range within a custom mural backsplash.  Also a wine cooler, desk/work space area, hidden storage cabinets and spice drawer, custom refrigerator panels, 100+ year old lead glass soffit lights, stainless steel farmers sink, and much so more., Kitchens Design

    Modern Victorian

    19 photos, 2,111 Views, Flag

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