Hay-shed simplicity

This artful Wyoming home makes the most of ordinary materials and outdoor living

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  • Simplicity rules in the recently added master bath where the Logans used a limited palette of materials — slate tile green glass and stainless steel — to create a restful environment.

    Master bath

    John Granen

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Material choices

Eric used standard and recycled materials throughout the home. "The materials are inexpensive but also have an inherent beauty," he explains.

Masonite with a linseed-oil sealer ― the same sealer used on the concrete floors ― lines the walls. The cabinetry is maximum-density fiberboard, which is most commonly used as a structural backing.

In the kitchen, the cabinetry is finished with a clear lacquer, and in the new master bath, a black toner mixed into the clear coat gives the fiberboard a greenish hue.

The Logans used lights and faucet fixtures intended largely for commercial use. "We said to ourselves, 'Okay, this is something we can afford. We can put them in ourselves,'" Eric says. Each of the light fixtures, except four, was made with $15 worth of assembled parts from the Grainger catalog ― an industrial-fixture supply company that sells to businesses only. (Contact a local branch through www.grainger.com to learn which retailers carry the company's products.)

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