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

Posted on 2/20/20 5:00 AM

 

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

Posted on 2/19/20 5:00 AM

 

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.

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If You Are Considering DIY, Consider Aluminum Railing First

Posted on 2/18/20 5:00 AM

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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Tips to Help You Match Your Staircase to Your Home’s Recent Renovations

Posted on 2/13/20 5:00 AM

So you recently renovated your home, and every part of it, from the bathroom to the kitchen looks new and feels fresh. Well, congratulations and welcome to the world of comfortable living. However, despite everything being all fresh, the stairway seems out of place, and now all it does is remind you of the way your house previously looked. If this is your current predicament, you'll be surprised to know you're not alone. During interior renovation projects, most homeowners often direct their attention to other surfaces around the home and forget the staircase. Fortunately, it's never too late. Here are several things you can do to give your home's staircase a lift and get it to match your home's recent renovation.

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Decorative Brackets That Take Your Design to the Next Level

Posted on 2/12/20 5:00 AM

It's always the little touches in a home design that really captures your attention and focus - like icing on a cake. Using decorative brackets and corbels that align with, and complement the style of your home adds to the aesthetic and actual value. Nearly every style of home can benefit from using decorative brackets and Worthington Millwork has an extensive selection of brackets and corbels that fit with most any home.

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How to Choose the Right Contractors

Posted on 2/11/20 5:00 AM

How to Choose the Right Contractors

If this is your first renovation or remodeling project, welcome to the club! It's the experience of a lifetime. You'll learn so much. It's incredibly rewarding to watch your fixer-upper become a dream home. 

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3 Creative Ways to Incorporate Polyurethane Molding into Your Interior Design

Posted on 2/6/20 5:00 AM

Despite the ever-changing landscape of home décor, moldings are still in high demand and are now available in an array of materials such as polyurethane. What's even better is that they can be incorporated in every single room of your house. Therefore, whether your idea of tasteful interior décor revolves around a timeless space and décor pieces that remind you of the Victorian era or a contemporary space with a few sublime decorative features, creative use of polyurethane cornices can help you achieve whatever you had in mind.

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11 Decorative and Functional Ways to Use Worthington Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 2/5/20 5:00 AM

11 Decorative and Functional Ways to Use Worthington Fiberglass Columns

Worthington Millworks' architectural fiberglass and architectural FRP fiberglass columns are among the best American-made quality columns available. Fiberglass columns have increased in popularity over the last several years due to the many advantages they have compared to traditional wood columns.

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Tips to Help You Choose Railings for Your New Deck

Posted on 2/4/20 5:00 AM

When building a deck, it is important that you choose the right railings in order to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. However, you will also want to make sure that you choose a railing that is not only functional, but that is also beautiful and will continue to be so for years to come. Yet, with so many options for deck railing on the market, how will you know which will be the right option for your home? Here is a look at a few things that you should take into consideration when choosing deck railing for your home to ensure that you make the right choice.

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Using Fiberglass Columns Indoors and Outdoors

Posted on 1/30/20 5:00 AM

There are few architectural finishes more versatile than the fiberglass column. A column can be decorative or functional, bold or subtle. A column can add depth to your design and provide shape to an open room. A column can hide architectural support beams in the center of a room or create an illusion of ancient-classical construction. If you have one wonderful idea for what to do with columns, it's easy to overlook the many other possibilities.

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15 Ways to Make the Front-Facing Windows on Your Property Pop

Posted on 1/29/20 5:00 AM

The way your house looks from the front is the face of your home. Your curb appeal does a lot to define your home's market value and how good it feels to come home. One of the greatest aspects of your home's front design is the windows. Your front-facing windows influence the style and beauty of your home from the street. Front windows can quietly accent a home or provide a splash of personality. They can make a home look formal or charming, inviting or ominous. It all depends on the way you design your window dressing.

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Fiberglass Cornices - Distinctive and Durable

Posted on 1/28/20 5:00 AM

You want your building or home to reflect the quality and pride you have put into its design and construction. Whether you are just upgrading or building from the ground up, the details that you use will make or break your building's impression. Sometimes adding special details to a construction project can absorb a good portion of the budget because of the time dedicated to the design and needed for the installation of the features. Adding decorative cornices to your design is an impactful way to enhance the appearance of your building by adding visual interest. The variation in depth of cornice molding creates visual interest when used either indoors or out.

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4 Reasons to Install Fiberglass Cornices on Your Building

Posted on 1/23/20 5:00 AM

When designing a new home or looking to facelift a building's exterior, selecting the right fiberglass cornices can add style and elegance to the finished project. Also known as FRP (fiberglass-reinforced polymer), fiberglass cornices are decorative projections installed at the top of walls or other architectural features.

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How to Make Sure Your Home's Ceiling is Strong Enough for New Architectural Finishes

Posted on 1/22/20 5:00 AM

Architectural finishes are among the most elegant and subtle improvements you can make to your home. Polyurethane or hollow wood moldings add shape, style, and texture to a room without taking away from the main living-area focus. The most beautiful architectural finishes usually mount directly in the upper corners and to the ceiling itself. Of course, this means you will be mounting your finishes directly to the ceiling in order to install them into place. 

Before you get started, it's important to know whether your ceiling is strong enough to support architectural finishes. Even though polyurethane and hollow wood are very lightweight, they still weigh a reasonable amount, particularly in large pieces. Most ceilings can support these finishes but you don't want to be surprised if your home's ceiling is too weak and at risk of giving way. So today, we're here to walk you through the practical steps of testing your ceiling's strength to ensure it is strong enough for new architectural finishes.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Fiberglass Balustrade System

Posted on 1/21/20 5:00 AM

Adding new balustrades to the exterior of your home or commercial facility is a great way to improve your building's curb appeal, and it can also help to improve the safety of porches, staircases, and raised walkways on your property. However, with there being so many materials to choose from when looking at balustrade systems, it can be difficult to know which system to choose. While wood has often been the material of choice for balustrades, more people are choosing to instead go with fiberglass balustrades due to the enhanced benefits that they can provide. If you are considering purchasing new balustrades for your building's exterior, here are just a few of the benefits that you could gain by choosing fiberglass balustrades.  

 

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12 Ways to Make Your New Pergola Even More Enjoyable

Posted on 1/16/20 5:00 AM

A pergola is a beautiful, lightweight outdoor structure designed to offer partial shade while blending into the natural beauty of a garden. It is traditionally made of four posts supporting an open lattice of crossbeams that create an elegant, pointed appearance along the top. These pointed crossbeams are what give the pergola its name, referring to a projecting eave.

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Square or Round Fiberglass Columns; Which Ones are Better For your Space?

Posted on 1/15/20 5:00 AM

Looking to add a sophisticated touch to your home? If yes, then you should consider incorporating fiberglass columns into its design. Whether it's a new home project or a renovation, fiberglass columns are a great idea as they add an authentic touch to any space. But before you do, which type of columns between round and square will work best for you? Read on to find out

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How to Make your Deck Winter-Ready

Posted on 1/14/20 5:00 AM

Is your deck winter ready? Probably not, and we are not surprised. With much to take care of before the first frost, your deck is probably the least of your worries. But it should be. The short snowy days and longer extra cold nights of winter can leave severe damage to your deck, patio, or porch. This is notably worse if you live in an area with harsh winters. So, as much as all you want to do is stay indoors and snuggle up, it's essential you prepare your deck for winter. 

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Brackets for the Craftsman Home

Posted on 1/9/20 5:00 AM

Craftsman-style homes are known for their gorgeous details that showcase the builders' skills. Structural elements, including brackets, are often exposed as decorative features. A bracket, whether architectural or decorative, projects at an angle from a wall to support the roof or beam above it.

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5 Steps You Should Take to Protect Your Drywall Before Installing Architectural Finishes

Posted on 1/8/20 5:00 AM

When you own a home, the freedom to decorate is something that many people embrace whole-heartedly. When you look at a room, the design isn't set in stone. You can remove walls if you want to, build custom cabinets, or put in columns. You can also set your inner interior designer free by choosing decorative architectural finishes. These finishes include moldings, ceiling medallions, brackets, and more. They are usually anchored directly to the drywall of your walls and ceilings to provide the support for mounted architectural finishes.

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