A Celebration of Architecture

Should You Bother Testing For Asbestos During A Remodeling Project?

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While you may associate asbestos tiles or insulation with buildings built before the mid-1970s or so, you may be surprised to learn that this potentially carcinogenic building material continued to be used until around 1990. If you own a home built before this time and are planning to remodel it soon, you may be wondering whether you need to test for asbestos before breaking ground. Is it worthwhile to invest in this testing or should you simply proceed as though your home does not have asbestos tiles or insulation and dispose of construction waste accordingly? Read More»

3 Simple Ways To Decorate Your Chain Link Fence

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The affordability and ease of installation provided by chain link fencing make it one of the more common fencing materials on the market today. If you want to add some interest to the fence surrounding your home, but you can’t afford to upgrade your chain link fencing, there are some simple things you can do to make your existing fence more decorative. Here are three ideas you can use to decorate your chain link fence in the future. Read More»

3 Ways To Enhance Your Home

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Many homeowners are looking at ways to improve the overall appearance and feel of their home. While everyone has their own unique way of improving their home, there are a few different ideas that you might want to consider when revamping your space. Check out three of the ways other homeowners have enhanced their homes below. Add in concrete flooring. Many people assume that concrete flooring is only for basements, but that isn’t the case. Read More»

Strip And Stain Your Log Home Exterior To Protect It From Carpenter Bees

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If you’ve recently purchased a log home, then you need to know about carpenter bees. These pests are one of the big problems for log home owners. These bees are attracted to the log walls. They burrow deep into the logs and lay eggs. These bees eat away at the logs and can, if left alone and not dealt with, completely hollow out the logs. Luckily, you can prevent these bees from eating up your logs. Read More»

4 Reasons To Hire A Home Builder For A Handicap Accessible House

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If you are restricted to a wheelchair, it can be frustrating to find a home that is able to accommodate your disability. Another option that you might want to consider is hiring a contractor to construct a home from the ground up that is able to accommodate all of your needs. This article will explain a few good reasons why having your house custom built can work in your favor when there are multiple handicapped-accessible features that you need in order to live comfortably. Read More»