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A Guide on How to Build the Perfect Trellis for Stunning Outdoor Decor

Posted on 12/5/19 5:00 AM

A trellis is a functional and visually pleasing architectural structure which supports and displays climbing plants. It is a frame made of intersecting pieces of a durable material. Climbing plants require a trellis to grow in the garden without the support of trees or fences. Here is how to create a trellis that will make your outdoor decor stunning.

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What's the Best Railing Material for Cold Weather Decks and Porches?

Posted on 12/4/19 5:00 AM

When adding a railing  system to a porch or deck, it is important that climate is taken into consideration when choosing the material for your railings. This is particularly critical in colder climates, as extreme temperature fluctuations and moist weather conditions can wreak havoc on certain building materials. Choosing a durable railing material is particularly critical in areas that see harsh winters, as railings can provide the safety and stability needed to prevent accidental injuries, and potentially fatal falls, when there is snow and ice on the ground. 

 

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Why Fiberglass Columns Are The Way To Go

Posted on 12/3/19 5:00 AM

When choosing columns for the interior or exterior of your home, it is important that you choose columns that will work well for you. One very important thing to consider is the material that your columns are made out of. One material that is often used to create excellent quality columns is fiberglass. Fiberglass is created from a combination of glass and plastic fibers, and other raw materials, such silica sand, limestone, and soda ash. These materials are melted and woven together to make a very strong and durable fiberglass, thus creating an excellent structure for a column. Here are some reasons why fiberglass columns are the way to go.

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5 Places to Incorporate Decorative Columns Into Your Home

Posted on 11/28/19 5:00 AM

Columns add a stately and elegant appearance to your house. Nonetheless, they can be an eyesore if installed improperly. You should find an innovative and creative way of addressing issues relating to aesthetics and structural integrity when installing decorative columns. This implies ensuring that the columns are strong enough to support the weight of upper floors, the roof, and other weight-bearing loads. Here are five of the best places to incorporate decorative columns into your home.

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6 Things Your Two-Tier Decks Need to Stay Strong

Posted on 11/27/19 5:00 AM

Large decks, extravagant patios, and outdoor kitchens are part of a growing trend in the United States to make good use of outdoor landscapes for entertaining, dining, and relaxation.

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What Are Some Signs That Your Home's Features Need Some Love?

Posted on 11/26/19 5:00 AM

As you your home comes into view and you pull into the driveway at the end of the day, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it how nice your home looks? If you aren't proud when you see your house, then it may be time to give the features a boost. Here is how to tell when it is time to repair your home's features.


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6 Projects that Are Perfect with Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 11/20/19 5:00 AM

Are you thinking about a major home renovation? When you're redesigning aspects of your home from the ground up, it's important to consider every innovation that could be added to your space. Fiberglass columns are one of the best tools in your toolbox for not only rebuilding your space for function, but also adding an undeniable classy style to the final result.

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4 Tips to Decorate Your Columns Without Permanent Fixtures

Posted on 11/19/19 5:00 AM

With the approach of Christmas, we ring in the season of home decoration. Stretching from now until New Year's, homeowners everywhere will be pulling out their favorite seasonal decoration and going all-out for family fun and the delight of the neighborhood. As you get ready to put out the glowing pumpkins and cleverly place your crash-landing witches, one of your best decoration assets are your new fiberglass columns. Or perhaps the fiberglass columns you are planning to install soon.

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Top 7 Window Treatments That Will Transform your Space

Posted on 11/14/19 5:00 AM

Looking to remodel your home into a more livable space but lack the bandwidth to take on a complete overhaul? If yes, you'll be glad to know there're plenty of improvement projects that you can take on that will significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home without pushing into the four digits. For instance, you can start by getting new window treatments. Even though this might seem like a simple improvement, if done right, it can turn your windows into an exquisite focal point. That said, here are some of the best window treatments that will help you get started.

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Balustrade System: Choosing the Right Design for Your Project

Posted on 11/13/19 5:00 AM

A balustrade system is an excellent addition to any home. It's especially ideal if you're looking to add style and sophistication to your home without having to do some major construction work. Besides home, balusters are also a great addition to commercial buildings. However, for them to play their role well, you need first to consider the design you want, as there are plenty of balustrade styles in the market currently. Fortunately, you're in good company as described herein are some of the factors you ought to consider while selecting the right design for the balusters.

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What Can Fiberglass Cornices Do for Your Roofline?

Posted on 11/12/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass cornices are among the most subtle and flattering details you can add to your home. Made of incredibly sturdy fiberglass, cornices are essentially ridged and shaped strips of decor that line the eaves, dormers, and upper details of a modern home rooftop. They are reflections of the wood and even stone cornices carved to adorn much older buildings in an architectural nod to the beautiful ways we used to build in the past. Cornices are a wonderful addition to a home or commercial building because they add just a hint of style, texture, and accent without overwhelming the design.

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Increase Your Home's Resale Value with these Home Improvement Projects

Posted on 11/7/19 5:00 AM

Resale value is something that can always be improved about a home. For whatever price you purchased the house, there are a near-infinite number of ways to increase the amount you can ask for when you finally resell it. Perhaps you are transitioning to a new family home, selling an inherited home, or getting into the home-flipping business. Or perhaps you're simply thinking about making improvements that will eventually be valuable choices.

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Top 6 Architectural Finishes You Need in Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Posted on 11/6/19 5:00 AM

A few decades back, kitchens used to be hidden-away workspaces where only the housewives and the house helps were welcomed. Fast forward to today, they are both the heart and soul of the 21st century home. This is where all the magic happens. So it would be no surprise if you're here because you're looking for ideas on how to give your kitchen a facelift. Fortunately, you're in the right place. Described herein are some great ideas on architectural finishes that you can use to remodel your kitchen.

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How to Enhance Your Backyard Gazebo Design

Posted on 11/5/19 5:00 AM

A backyard gazebo is a wonderful thing to have. Whether you are planning to build one or have an old gazebo already waiting to be renovated, these structures provide a place for adults to enjoy the shade and a prop for endless children's games pretend in the backyard. Of course, the standard backyard gazebo design may not be outbuilding of your dreams. If you're thinking of turning your back yard into a mystical garden, a place of meditation, or a great place to host your friends for parties, then enhancing that gazebo is a great place to start.

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How to Remodel Your Basement into a Pleasant Guest Suite: What You Need to Know

Posted on 10/31/19 5:00 AM

 

Many people see their basement as a dark, damp, unusable space. However, while basements do have a tendency to be cavern-like, when the right steps are taken they can be finished and turned into a lavish extension of your home. When homeowners with unfinished or outdated basements decide to invest in renovating their basement, many decide to turn this unused space into an elegant guest suite. 


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How to Select Your Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 10/30/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns are a great addition to a home or building, adding grandeur and beauty. They are especially good for outdoor porch uses since they are sturdier, easier to paint, and extremely affordable when compared to traditional wood columns. Fiberglass columns are highly durable and require less maintenance than wood ones. In addition, they are rot and insect resistant, and they're waterproof. The fiberglass has a Class A fire rating and is used to make the capital, shaft, and base here in the United States.


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Top Four Mistakes to Avoid During Aluminum Railing Installation

Posted on 10/29/19 5:00 AM

Aluminum is one of the most popular metals when it comes to railing materials. This is, however, no surprise as it's highly customizable, boasts excellent versatility, and at the same time, it's durable and requires little to no maintenance. When used as a fence, for instance, aluminum railings not only create a polished appearance but are also highly functional. So if you chose aluminum railings for your pool area or fence, then you've made the right choice. If you've also decided to handle the installation, here is an outline of some of the mistakes you should avoid so the process can be a breeze!

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Are Fiberglass Columns a Smart Addition to Your Bedroom Renovation?

Posted on 10/24/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns are creative resource for any savvy home renovator. If you enjoy the classical style of decor, columns can make a beautiful and interesting addition to a renovation in any part of the home, including the master bedroom. Columns at the head of the bed can form a majestic headboard design that your neighbors will never rival, or you could build a fixed four-poster design that enhances the beauty of the entire room. 

Of course, any time you are adding a permanent decorative fixture to your home, it's important to consider all the factors before jumping into the project. Will you like it in five years, will your buyers like it in twenty? Just how creative can you get when adding columns to your master bedroom? We're here to help you answer these questions and plan your renovations with a few simple considerations.

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How High a Balustrade System Do You Need?

Posted on 10/23/19 5:00 AM

Whether you are planning a deck, a balcony, or have a second-story overlook inside your home; balustrade systems are an essential part of most home designs in one way or another. A balustrade system is a protective type of railing that consist of posts, rails, and balusters. A baluster is a vertical molded shaft, traditionally shaped like opening rosebuds. However, modern baluster systems can take many shapes and forms, including sheets of clear safety glass between the rails.

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Balustrade Systems in Your Home

Posted on 10/22/19 5:00 AM

Worthington Millwork's elegant balustrade systems combine the finest balustrade materials available -  the impeccable classic styling allows you to select the perfect balustrade system to make your home stand out. Our stylish columns complement our elegant Balustrade Systems-when used in combination, they add additional beauty and richness to any home.


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