A Celebration of Architecture

Should I Paint My Home Or Hire The Pros?

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You have a painting job that needs to be done. It may be an internal or external job. Either way, you need the job done well. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re faced with one crucial question: should I do the painting myself or hire a painting contractor? Everyone will come up with a different answer to this question based on their personal experience and preferences. Some people would like the challenge of learning how to paint the entire exterior of their house. Read More»

The Advantages To Choosing A Traditional Wooden Fence

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If you’ve been shopping for a new fence recently, you know that there are a myriad of fencing materials from which to choose, everything from vinyl to aluminum. However, one of best and most versatile materials on the market today is one of the most traditional–wood. Wooden fences are not only beautiful, but they are cost-effective and adapt to most any design or architectural style. Reasons to choose a wooden fence Read More»

Four Front Door Design Ideas For Your Modern Home

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The front door is one of the first things guest see when they arrive at your home, so it’s important to make sure yours makes a statement. If your home’s interior has a modern vibe, choosing a front door with an equally modern design will create a coherent, balanced space. Here are a few modern door design ideas to consider adopting as your own. Horizontal Paneled Wood Door For homes with a minimalist design and an emphasis on natural materials, this design is a great way to convey simplicity and elegance. Read More»

DIY Concrete Crafts

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It might surprise you that concrete can be used for more than just roads, driveways, and sidewalks. This versatile and tough material can be used to make some amazing handmade items that you can do yourself at home. Here are some creative ideas to try yourself with a bag of concrete and some other household items. Handmade Stool You can make your own cool stool by mixing concrete, pouring it into a plastic bucket about one quarter of the way full, and then inserting some wooden pegs or dowels for legs. Read More»

Are You Properly Maintaining Your Furnace?

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Proper maintenance is essential to avoiding frequent and expensive furnace repairs. Unfortunately, far too many homeowners are simply unaware of what maintenance their furnace requires. Consequently, while many of these individuals may believe they have done their due diligence, the truth is, their frequent furnace repairs may actually be the result of overlooked maintenance requirements. Taking the time to learn more about the maintenance that your furnace requires on both a monthly and a yearly basis will help to ensure that you do not make this same mistake. Read More»