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6 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Entrance System

Posted on 3/14/19 6:00 AM

The first impression is fundamental because it creates a lasting impression. Your home's entry should offer a great first impression because it commands the attention of visitors, neighbors, and even the marketplace. Entrance systems not only provide your home with security and protection against unauthorized access but also add a touch of beauty and elegance to your home. They come in different designs, shapes, and transoms to enhance the character of your home and give you a variety of options to meet your needs. Although entrance systems present a great way to secure a house, a majority of homeowners do not know what questions to ask a builder before they install their entrance system. This article provides six questions to ask your contractor before they install an entrance system for your home.    

1. Does the entrance system meet its purpose?

Homeowners install entrance systems for various reasons ranging from safeguarding high-value assets to securing the home and restricting unauthorized access. The builder should customize the entry system to reflect this purpose. The layout, size, and cost of the system depend on the purpose. Although the homeowner decides on the purpose of the entry system, he should ask the builder if the system meets the purpose. You wouldn't like to have a system installed to safeguard your valuable assets only for the builder to install an easily compromised system that can't guarantee security. It takes a quality entrance system to keep burglars off and deter home invasions.    


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Install Deck Railing Posts the Right Way

Posted on 3/12/19 6:00 AM

The addition of a deck to your home adds a lot to the enjoyment of your home along with market value. However, it can become a safety hazard and resell liability if its railings are weak or loose. If you install deck-railing posts the right way, you can avoid both of these issues. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you out.


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7 Considerations When Designing a Deck for Family Gatherings

Posted on 3/7/19 6:00 AM

For many families, the entire purpose of building on a new deck is to create a relaxing place to spend time together outside. Summer barbeques, birthday parties, and long evenings spent looking at the stars and talking quietly together. Decks intended for family gatherings are designed to be especially comfortable as an indoor-outdoor place to relax and talk. But that also means there are special considerations if you are planning to build a new family deck onto your home. Whether you are starting fresh or renovating an old deck, these things are important parts of your decision-making process.

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10 Great Websites for Home Builders to Remain Relevant in 2019

Posted on 3/5/19 9:00 AM

The construction industry is changing gradually, and technology is disrupting it substantially. From 3D printing to construction management software, many changes and trends are emerging in the industry. In light of these changes, it is essential for home builders to stay updated on the latest trends in the industry. There are numerous resources for home builders to stay updated with websites being at the forefront.  With so many websites and blogs providing residential construction news, you may be overwhelmed on the sites to choose. A good construction website meets seven criteria namely; remarkable design, ease of use, good copywriting, excellent interactivity, use of technology, and great content. Below are ten great websites to help home builders remain relevant in 2019.

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5 Common Mistakes with DIY House Projects (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted on 2/26/19 6:00 AM

Many house projects are pretty straightforward and can be handled by competent do-it-yourselfers. Some homeowners need to take Dirty Harry's advice: "A man's got to know his limitations." However, for those inclined to press on with their house projects, here is a list of common mistakes with DIY house projects and how to avoid them.

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Trellises Create Investment Property Curb Appeal

Posted on 2/26/19 6:00 AM

Consider the trellis.

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8 Common Mistakes with DIY House Projects and How To Avoid Them

Posted on 2/19/19 6:00 AM

Do you consider yourself a DIYer (do-it-yourself) when it comes to doing home improvement projects? If you're like many DIYers, you may not think about everything that could go wrong. Here are eight of the most common mistakes with DIY house projects and how they can be avoided.

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5 Big Reasons Why Architects Choose Worthington Millwork

Posted on 2/15/19 2:00 PM

Architects are nothing short of miracle workers. Their job is to make their clients' dreams a reality! Architects design structures, down to the smallest details. This includes the most specific architectural details. When choosing companies to work with, it's important to take into consideration quality, reliability, pricing, and much more! When it comes to columns, balustrades, railing, moulding, and more, architects prefer to work with Worthington Millwork. Let's take a look at 5 reasons Worthington Millwork is the preferred company for all architectural structures.

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An Aluminum Railing Saves You Money on Your Deck Now and Into the Future

Posted on 2/5/19 2:00 PM

Adding a deck to your backyard or pool area is a great way to create a gathering spot for family and friends that will surely lead to cherished memories in the years to come. But any new home addition will obviously cost money, first with the initial installation and then through ongoing maintenance costs. If you are looking for a way to add a great deck to your home, but in a way that will not break the bank, an aluminum railing can help you accomplish these goals. Here's how an aluminum railing can help keep your project costs down during the initial installation and into the future.

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Three Reasons to Enhance Your Property with Cornices

Posted on 1/24/19 6:00 AM

From Ancient Greece with Love

The Encyclopedia Britannica defines a cornice as "the decorated projection at the top of a wall," but that bare definition fails to conjure up the elegance that a well-carved cornice can add to a building. A better introduction is to think about the etymology of the word cornice, which comes from the Greek word for "curved" and also gives us the English word "crown." A cornice is the decorative carved stone that sticks out from where the wall and the roof meet. In many ways, it's the crown of the building.


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Bring Your Rustic Beam Style Outside with Beautiful Faux Wood Columns

Posted on 1/22/19 6:00 AM

Rustic was the norm for decades and then modern life came along. But more and more people are going back to the rustic look. Rustic beams inside that run along the ceilings can be quite lovely. The wood look adds warmth and personality to even a modern room. With our quality, affordable material it is easy to add the look to any room in the house but it looks particularly nice in kitchens, great rooms or dens. That same rustic look can travel outside to your porch with our custom rustic columns. Here are some great reasons to consider adding faux wood columns to your porch.

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Top Reasons to "Enclose" Your Grilling Patio with a Pergola

Posted on 1/18/19 6:00 AM

Cooking outdoors is a great way to get out of the kitchen and out in the fresh air. Plus, nothing tastes better than a perfectly grilled steak, juicy hamburger, or kabobs. The only problem is that you can't always use your grilling patio because of the weather. Some days the sun's just too intense. Other times a light rain keeps you inside. Adding a pergola to your grilling patio is a great way to solve these problems and you'll also benefit in a few ways you might not expect.

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Four Benefits of Accenting Your Front Door with an Entrance System

Posted on 1/16/19 6:00 AM

 

When friends and family stop by to visit your front door and entry way are the first impression they have of your home. You want that impression to be something that says quality and beauty and leaves them with a sense of luxury. Worthington Town Entrance Systems are the perfect solution and can provide the look you are striving for. A front door entrance system combines pediments and pilasters to create the perfect look for your home. The system takes your existing door and entry way and makes it a thing of beauty. There are also other benefits to adding a Worthington Town Entrance Systems entrance system to your home as well. Consider the following.

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Rustic and Carriage Style Decks are Popular Trends

Posted on 1/15/19 12:00 PM

The architectural style of your home will determine the type of deck, porch or patio that is the finish to your building. A rustic style home with open beam ceilings and wood walkways needs wood posts and railings for decks and stairs. A traditional home will likely use a variation of the carriage style railing and decks to complement the architecture.

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Decorative Borders For Your Restaurant's Patio Dining Space

Posted on 1/11/19 6:00 AM

Al fresco dining isn't just for Europeans anymore--outdoor seating is practically a requirement for bistros and white-tablecloth establishments alike these days. Patio seating lets you maximize your space with a minimal investment, but there's always the question of how to ensure that your patrons are the only ones enjoying the breeze from your tables, and you're not providing a sidewalk rest stop. You've got to find the balance between inviting customers and rebuffing passersby, the idea being to turn the passerby into a customer.

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4 Architectural Features You Could Use for Building a Covered Walkway to a Detached Garage

Posted on 1/9/19 6:00 AM

A century ago, detached garages were common. Although today most people have their garage as part of their house, an increasing number of homeowners are converting their garages into offices or bedrooms and building separate, detached garages. Besides giving your house more living space, a detached garage can make your home more secure from intruders. This is because burglars who break into a detached garage are less likely to get inside your house.


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6 Reasons to Line Your Beach Home's Raised Deck with Aluminum Railing

Posted on 1/7/19 1:00 PM

Do you have a beach house with a raised deck? On the hand, maybe you're a real estate investor wanting to renovate and sell beach houses with raised decks. If either of these situations describes you, then you probably know how strong winds, excessive moisture and humidity can affect decks located next to an ocean. Here are six of top benefits of lining your beach home's raised deck with aluminum railing, along with the advantage of powder coated paint on railings.

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Classic Design: The Language of Architectural Columns, Translated

Posted on 12/3/18 5:00 AM

For the Art History majors among you, please feel free to skip ahead--you already know all about Greek architecture and math and the ubiquitous acanthus leaf. But for the rest of us--who don't know our Corinthian from our plinth--here's a translation of the language of architectural columns, so that you can talk to your carpenter about why your preference is for a Doric capital and an Ionic shaft.

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Creative Ideas for Using Polyurethane Beams

Posted on 11/30/18 5:00 AM

Are you looking for an easy way to add more character and "pop" to your home without breaking your budget? Many homeowners, besides architects and contractors, are discovering the advantages of using polyurethane beams. Here are a few of numerous benefits of polyurethane beams, along with some creative ideas on how homeowners are using these products in their homes. 

 

Basic Benefits of Polyurethane Beams 

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How to Accentuate Your Outdoor Living Space With a Pergola

Posted on 11/29/18 5:00 AM

One of the most varied and creative options for enhancing your property's landscape is the pergola. The definition of this outdoor living beauty is simple: An open-roof gazebo with slats across the top. From there, though, pergolas offer endless opportunities for personal expression.


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