From Nautilus or Nemo, do File/Connect to Server and enter the ip of your server and choose SSH from the dropbox. Test it out, if it works create a bookmark. You will be able to browse your files almost as if it was on your drive. However if you need to access these remote files via another application the remote mount points are not always available. I choose SSHFS over NFS because it allows remote symlinks to work properly. Another compelling advantage to SSHFS is there is no need to do anything on the server side. Which is great if you have limited rights to the server. In combination with autofs my remote files don't seem so remote anymore.
100% Linux: Mint 13 (cinnamon) laptop / Ubuntu 10.04 desktop / Ubuntu 10.04 server