5 Must-Have Exterior Features for Historic Downtown Buildings to Meet Modern Building Regulations

March 10, 2020

If you are going to be restoring a historic building or doing new construction in a historic downtown district, having the right finishes is important. You want the new finishes to not only be as historically correct as possible, but you also want them to meet modern building standards and local regulations. The following must-have exterior features for historic downtown buildings will help you complete your project and meet all the building standards and requirements needed:

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6 Advantages of Aluminum Railings

March 5, 2020

If you need a railing in your home, whether it’s to safeguard the edge of an open loft or to provide an attractive boundary around the edge of your back deck, you have a slew of different materials you could choose. However, if you compare them all side-by-side, you’re going to find that aluminum is the one that is the best value for your money.  

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What Should Color Should I Paint a Top Railing?

March 4, 2020

If you’re planning on building a deck, one of your most important considerations is the type of railing you’ll need. In additional to keeping people safe, deck railing is also attractive, especially when the right top railing color is used. Here are four factors to consider when choosing a color for a top deck railing, along with how to select a color for an interior railing.

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Five Step Guide to Testing the Structural Integrity of Existing Columns and The Repairs That They Often Need

March 3, 2020

If you have structural elements like columns made of wood or other materials that can become damaged by water and rot, it is important to test their integrity if you think there is a problem. Sometimes, the problems with the beautiful columns may not be visible on the exterior. Therefore, there are certain techniques to use to test the structural integrity of these fixtures to determine what type of repairs may be needed. The following guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of testing the structural integrity of your columns to determine what type of repairs are going to…

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6 Tips for Making Your Outdoor Living Space Look Like a Natural Extension of Your Home

February 27, 2020

One of the best ways to extend the size of your home is by having an outdoor living space. Besides creating a place to relax and enjoy nature, an outdoor living area is an ideal place to entertain guests. When planning your outdoor space, it’s important that it goes with your interior living area. Here are six ways to make your outdoor living space look like a natural extension of your home.

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How to Choose the Right Decorative Columns for Pony Walls

February 26, 2020

How to Choose the Right Decorative Columns for Pony Walls Pony walls, sometimes also called half walls, are walls that don’t extend from the floor to the ceiling. Sometimes you’ll hear them called knee walls, but that’s incorrect. Real pony walls are framed and sheathed, just like the full-height walls in your home. Usually they’ll function as room dividers.

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How to Choose a Color Palette for Your Home’s Hardware, Surfaces, and Architectural Finishes

February 25, 2020

 

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5 Reasons to Add Decorative Corbels to Your Home’s Interior Fixtures

February 20, 2020

  Corbels are decorative wall bracket types designed to give support to heavy weights. They serve an artistic and functional purpose, and are used in place of shelf brackets when the load to be supported is great. These are distinctive elements that come in varying shapes, designs, and sizes.

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3 Areas You Never Thought Could Need Balustrades but Would Look Great

February 19, 2020

  Whenever there is mention of the term “balustrade system”, most people immediately think of balconies, the porch, deck, or stair railings. While it’s true balustrades are commonly used in these areas, did you know that if used creatively, a balustrade system can fit almost anywhere?  Here are three areas you never thought could need balustrades, but if used would look great. On Garden Pathways

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If You Are Considering DIY, Consider Aluminum Railing First

February 18, 2020

Many of us have started, once or twice, to consider the do-it-yourself installation of a new or replacement railing system for a home, apartment, or other residential facility. If that never turned into a definite plan and project, for you, it is very understandable.

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