Using Brackets in Your Home

June 4, 2020

While brackets and corbels aren’t as common on houses built after the 1940s, they can be a great way to add visual interest to your home. A bracket is an architectural feature that projects at an angle from a wall to support what rests above it. It can also be decorative. A corbel is a type of bracket that tends to be pretty wide. Both resemble an upside-down letter “L” or a triangle. Adding them to your home can add a touch of history or introduce modern sophistication.

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How to Create Unique Focal Points in Your Living Space Using Fiberglass Columns

June 3, 2020

Columns! You’ve probably seen them more times than you can ever recall. Chances are you even have them on your porch. But did you know you can use them inside your home? If not, then you’re in good company. Listed below are the various ways you can use fiberglass columns to give an aesthetic boost to your home

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Five Factors to Consider While Shopping for Patio Balustrade Systems

June 2, 2020

A few decades ago, balustrade systems were strictly for safety purposes. Fast forward to today’s advanced interior and exterior design age; they’re increasingly taking on a design role. Thus they are more of a feature than a fixture, and you can use them to spice up different areas of your home. For instance, you can use them to add a creative pop to an otherwise plain-looking patio. If you’re considering this, here are a few factors to help you get the perfect balustrade systems

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6 Style Elements to Make Your Staircase More Open and Inviting

March 25, 2020

A staircase in your home can have incredible power over the impression of the adjoining rooms. A staircase can look majestic, inviting, or it can make the entire room look more cramped and closed off. If you’re thinking about home renovations and improvements, then opening up your staircase and making it more inviting is a great place to start. But what makes a staircase inviting? What makes it enhance the beauty of downstairs rooms while beckoning to comfortable rooms upstairs? That’s exactly what we’re here to explore today.

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Aluminum Railings for Commercial Office Space

March 24, 2020

Commercial property owners know the value (and requirement) of quality railings at their office properties. You need to keep your tenants safe by preventing slip and falls accidents; and you need to keep your office buildings up to code. Finally, high quality aluminum railings add an element of style and a quality finishing touch to the appearance of your building.

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How Our Brackets are Made

March 19, 2020

Brackets and corbels have been key functional elements in architectural design for hundreds of years. A bracket is defined as “an overhanging member that projects from a structure (such as a wall) and is usually designed to support a vertical load or to strengthen an angle,” whereas a corbel is “an architectural member that projects from within a wall and supports a weight, especially: one that is stepped upward and outward from a vertical surface.”

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7 Ways to Balance a Room That Has Multiple Shades of Wood and Wood Finishes

March 18, 2020

Wood flooring and furniture can give a room character and exceptional beauty. If you’re like many homeowners, you may have a mixture of wood shades and finishes in one or more of your rooms. When this occurs, it can feel as if the different wood finishes clash, instead of pulling a room together, making the room seem overwhelming. Fortunately, by doing a few balancing tricks, you can solve this problem. Here are seven basic guidelines on how you can balance a room with several shades of wood finishes and woods.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Add a Deck Railing on Your Investment Property

March 17, 2020

Are you looking for a way to make your investment property safer, more attractive, more marketable, or more profitable? Here are the reasons adding a deck railing on your investment property is a way to accomplish those goals.   The Building Code May Require a Deck Railing The international codes for residential and commercial buildings require deck railings for decks more than 30 inches above the grade. The local building code for the municipality your property is located in may have a different standard. For safety reasons, building codes also regulate deck features such as rail height, baluster spacing, and…

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8 Essential Architectural Elements for Remodeling Your Home Interior with a Cabin Style

March 12, 2020

Remodeling your home is a wonderful way to breathe new life into a building you already love. The cabin style is particularly cozy, with warm wood tones and the feeling of rural isolation even if you’re in the middle of a city. When remodeling your interior, there are a few essential elements that create the rustic cabin style. Natural wood, exposed beams, and open family design are all part of the charm.

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Exterior Fixtures, Finishes and Mold Protection: A How to Guide to Help Protect Exteriors from Mold Problems and Costly Damage

March 11, 2020

Exterior finishes for woodwork and architectural details are made of many materials. Some of these materials include natural untreated wood products, which are vulnerable to problems with moisture, mold and water damage. Therefore, you want to make sure that the finishes on the exterior of your home are protected from this type of damage. The following guide will help protect the exterior fixtures and finishes of your home from serious moisture and mold problems that could lead to costly repairs:

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