A curved wall can be cool, sleek, and contemporary design – this can really make a shower, wall or partition stand out. The problem with this type of project for most people has usually been cost. The creation of the Arque finishing block (by Pittsburgh Corning) and the 22 degree Variant block (by Mulia) has created a cost effective solution to this problem. Below you’ll learn more about these products (their sizes & patterns, advantages and disadvantages and decorative options).
Archive for May, 2011
Perhaps you’d like to take advantage of an herb garden for cooking year round – or maybe you’d like to keep some of your potted plants alive during harsh winters….. if so a kitchen garden window may be just the choice. In this article you’ll learn the definition, advantages and disadvantages, options and places to use garden window. Continue reading “How to Use a Kitchen Garden Greenhouse Window” »
Jules (a homeowner in Euclid Ohio) had an old wood awning made of pine that was rotting and deteriorating. The structure was pulling away from the house which caused water, sun and rain to be able to seep through. The asphalt shingles on the roof were also failing. The bottom line is the decorative and protective home awning did not look good and was not doing the job.
Jules wanted a wood awning that would not only function well with a minimum amount of maintenance – but also one that would add to the architectural appearance of his cottage home style (and would match up with the wood scallop design used in parts of the home’s woodwork). Jules was turned down by several contractors who did not want to do this type of custom millwork. Continue reading “Project Spotlight: How to Use Custom Wooden Awnings for Style & Protection from Sun, Rain & Snow” »
Bringing in the beauty of the outdoors inside a home is an important function of your house windows. Choosing the right windows to make the most of this view is where fixed picture windows come into play. In this article you’ll learn the definition, advantages and disadvantages, options and places to use replacement picture windows.
Although many people like the idea of a glass block wall – the question is how do you finish off the end of the wall to make it look good. The development of the glass block finishing unit created an excellent solution to this problem. Below you’ll learn about this product, it’s advantages/disadvantages and decorative options.
Classic, traditional, bungalow and colonial homes all have one thing in common – the use of double hung windows. In this article you’ll learn the definition, advantages and disadvantages, options and places to use residential double hung windows. Continue reading “How to Use Classic Double Hung Replacement Windows” »
The problem: Jules (a homeowner in Euclid Ohio) had a couple of problems at the front entrance of his home. One was a badly deteriorated wood storm door that was peeling paint and had no screen – which prevented him from getting ventilation through the storm door. The other problem was the trim moulding around the doors. This molding was failing, buckled, and rotted out (particularly at the bottom of the door). In short the front storm door and wood trim surrounding the door detracted from the looks of the home and required a lot maintenance. Continue reading “Project Spotlight: Adding a Front Storm Door & Maintenance Free Trim Moulding” »
Are you looking for a cost effective option to replace windows in your home that is easy to use, simple in design and will improve your view? If so a sliding window may be the choice for you. In this article you’ll learn the definition, advantages and disadvantages, options and places to use sliding windows. Continue reading “Using a Sliding Replacement Window for Simplicity, Cost Savings & an Improved View” »
Good lighting is essential to effective kitchen design – but increasing the amount of light might be tough if you’ve got a lot of cabinetry filling the walls. If you’re looking for an innovative way to provide additional lighting underneath kitchen countertops consider two alternatives – (1) an illuminated backsplash or (2) a glass block kitchen backsplash. Both options will not only create a cool look – but will also improve safety when preparing meals and generate a focal point in your design as well. Learn more about these choices below: Continue reading “New Kitchen Backsplash Ideas & Designs – Light transmitting & illuminated kitchen backsplashes” »