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Top 5 Ceiling Medallion Uses for 2015

Posted on 3/16/15 9:36 AM

In Today’s economy everyone is looking for creative ways to design living spaces using items in a way they ordinarily wouldn’t; such as ceiling medallions. This trend has seemingly exploded since our first post about this in 2012.

Ceiling Medallions are a very versatile product. Using them as a table base with a baluster shaft makes for an adorable side table. Painting these with bright vibrant colors can bring a dull room alive with a pop of color coming from an unexpected place.

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3 Secret Tips for Contractors to Save Money on Architectural Products

Posted on 12/16/14 1:00 PM

Buying architectural products like molding, columns, railing systems etc. can potentially put a big dent in a projects budget; but it does not have to! Small little changes can add up to big savings in the long run if you stay consistent with them.

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Add a Touch of Elegance With a Ceiling Medallion

Posted on 10/10/14 8:15 AM
Once considered a stuffy traditional architectural detail, the ceiling medallion is actually a gem that can transform your room in just a few hours.

Historically made from plaster, ceiling medallions can also come in wood, metal or affordable and readily available molded polyurethane. Polyurethane is lighter than plaster so those version are much easier to install, and they take paint well.

Here are a few ideas to get you started. Then check out some installation videos, and you’ll be on your way. The best news: Many ceiling medallions can be purchased online for less than $100.
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10 Basic Principles When Restoring A Home's Architectural Details

Posted on 7/18/13 12:59 PM

Did you know there is a big difference between restoring a house and rehabilitating one? Restoring your home involves faithfully repairing and re-creating a building's original architectural elements so that it closely resembles its appearance at a previous point in time. Rehabilitating your home is more interpretive - it involves making the structure sound and usable again and retaining whatever original features are possible to save, but not necessarily restoring things that have gone missing. For new owners of old houses, deciding which approach to use is the first logical step in helping map out repairs. These basic rules for sensitive historic rehabilitation - based on the secretary of the interior's standards used to enforce the Federal Rehabilitation Incentive Tax Program - office sound advice.

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The Made in America House

Posted on 5/8/13 1:30 PM

A Montana builder set out to improve the country's employment rate by sourcing American-made building materials throughout an entire home.

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Renovation Checklists & Guides - Printable Content

Posted on 4/17/13 12:56 PM
Selecting the right company for your home remodeling project can be one of the hardest phases in the building process. How do you know if you’ve got the right company for your project? Can you trust them to do what needs to be done and that they will educate you about the decisions you will be making? Is the company structured to help with the design and the building? If you do your homework to decide how you want your project to be handled, you can make the project a great experience and one you will be happy with for years to come.
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4 Critical Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Hire Them

Posted on 3/4/13 11:48 AM

1. Is your company bonded and insured?   

First let’s break down the two items in the questions.  
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Preparing Your Jobsite Before/ After You Order

Posted on 1/21/13 2:04 PM
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Types of Millwork and Trims

Posted on 1/18/13 1:12 PM

Capital

A decorative device generally placed at the top of a column

Chair rail

Surround room at chair back height to prevent scuffing and damage to walls.

Column

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Creative Solutions for Worthington Medallions

Posted on 8/28/12 12:55 PM

Ceiling MedallionsIn Today’s economy everyone is looking for creative ways to design living spaces using items in a way they ordinarily wouldn’t; such as ceiling medallions. Medallions are a very versatile product. Using them as a table base with a baluster shaft makes a great side table.

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