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All You Need to Know About Corbels and Brackets

Posted on 9/7/18 12:41 PM

Few architectural terms can cause as much confusion as the word corbel. What is a corbel? Is it the same as a bracket? We will get there. The first thing you need to understand about corbels is that they date back to the origins of architecture itself; one could even say corbels put the arch in architecture. Their versatility, value, and function cannot be understated hence why we see different forms of corbels in almost every style of architecture around the world. They can be so associated with the buildings they reinforce that by looking at these corbels we can date buildings and identify their architectural style. Here is a brief look at the crazy world of corbels.

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Why Signature Homes Need Architectural Millwork

Posted on 8/31/18 3:13 PM

What makes a house a home? A home is a unique and familiar space that becomes a source of comfort and the setting for some of our most meaningful memories. Over time the details of your home, both architectural and otherwise, become these special points of interest that differentiate your home from someone else's. Interestingly, a lot of the unique qualities and features in a home are created by the strategic use of millwork. Millwork ingrains personality and function into the space, providing the room with features that reflect its purpose and instills character into the home. Here is a look at why architectural millwork is such an important aspect of a signature home.

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Designing your own home? Consider Architectural Millwork For Ultimate Functionality

Posted on 8/17/18 1:50 PM

Designing your home can be a very exciting experience. One of the best ways to take advantage of this unique opportunity is to customize certain spaces to cater to the room's purpose and your personal design aesthetic. By integrating millwork into your design choices you can add elegant details and emphasize the positive features of the room. Here is a look at how architectural millwork can elevate a space to the next level of style and functionality.

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A Brief History of Fiberglass Cornices

Posted on 7/30/18 12:23 PM

Have you ever stared at a historic government building or a private mansion and wondered to yourself, "What is it about this place that makes it look so stately?" Chances are, the architect included some well-placed decorative cornices on the perimeters of the roof.

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5 Tips To Accent Outdoor Spaces Using Tapered Columns

Posted on 6/27/18 1:29 PM

There are many ways to change the look of plain outdoor space. Today, homeowners want to have outdoor living space that includes accents of their interior design. Columns will add elegant architectural features to the millwork carpentry that is done inside and outside of your home. Tapered columns are a great way to add details to features like decks and covered porches. Here are some tips to help accent these outdoor spaces using tapered columns:

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Tapered vs. Non-Tapered Columns: Which is Better?

Posted on 6/25/18 2:38 PM
The column is a design feature in modern designs. In historical buildings it was a structural necessity, serving to hold the roof structure. The architectural science of the period was without the arch and other means of bearing weight in buildings. Some ancient Mediterranean civilizations like the Egyptians and the Persians used columns entirely for the practical purpose of holding the roof inside the buildings. They decorated the outside walls with sculptures, reliefs cut into the walls, and painting. Columns were kept inside the buildings as weight-bearing elements. The Greeks and Romans saw the decorative value of columns and began constructing them for extensive use outside the buildings as well.

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Creative Crown Molding Ideas for Sprucing Up a Room

Posted on 6/22/18 2:18 PM

Crown molding is a versatile architectural tool when it comes to room design. From bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and even bathrooms, a little crown molding can go a long way to add a touch of elegance and style to any room. 

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