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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 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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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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Four Backyard Uses for Decorative Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 10/15/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns have an incredible number of uses and every home can use columns in a different way. The potential uses of columns in your home depend on the architecture, style, and where you would like to put them. However, indoors and porches aren't the only places you can put columns. You can also use fiberglass columns in truly impressive designs in the backyard itself. Columns look beautiful in an outdoor setting and often are reminiscent of classic roman and neoclassical architecture adding both class and function to your backyard design.


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Six Tips to Clean Your Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 10/8/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns are not hard to keep clean. They do not rust, age, and are not particularly attractive to dust. But like any aspect of your home, they do need to be cleaned from time to time. And if you are currently looking up at a two-story column wondering "How the heck am I going to clean that", we've got you covered. As experts in column installation, we also happen to know a thing or two about keeping your columns looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.

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5 Ways Fiberglass Columns Can Flip an Older Home for Bigger Profits

Posted on 9/25/19 5:00 AM

Flipping a home is taking an older or less attractive home and renovating it to sell at a far higher price than it was bought for. Home flipping is sometimes done with inherited homes or older homes that you have moved out of, or it can be done as an investment project buying homes specifically to flip them for a profit. Whatever your reason, flipping an older home can be challenging because you will often need to completely reinvent the look without overspending on renovations.


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Six Ways to Incorporate Split Columns Into Your Home's Style

Posted on 9/18/19 5:00 AM

Not many people know this, but split columns are an interior decorating trade secret. A split column is a hollow architectural column split "hot dog style" down the center so that the column forms two tall, aesthetically identical halves. What this leaves you with is the perfect accent to any elegant interior design. Not just for posting in the middle of a room, but also for providing subtle texture, depth, and gravitas when split and set in halves against a wall.

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Consider Choosing Functional and Beautiful Fiberglass Columns for Your Home

Posted on 9/12/19 5:00 AM

Whether you are considering replacing your porch columns or adding columns to your home for the first time, installing new columns on your home can be a great way to transform its look and increase its curb appeal. While columns have been used for many years in residential architecture as a way to give a home a unique decorative flair as well as to make it stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, columns have traditionally been made out of wood, stone, and other materials. However, porch columns are now also increasingly being made out of fiberglass, as fiberglass columns bring the perfect blend of function and beauty to any home. If you are considering adding columns to your home, here are just a few of the reasons you should consider choosing fiberglass.

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Why you should use Fiberglass Columns Outdoors

Posted on 8/28/19 5:00 AM

Columns are architectural elements designed to support the weight of a structure such as a roof over a porch. They add curb appeal, increase value, and add a decorative flair to any home project. These columns are available in a variety of styles and can meet different sets of functions, both indoors and outdoors. The fiberglass option is the most sought after, due to its sturdiness, affordability, and durability.

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Your Ultimate Guide on How to Build a Pergola on an Existing Deck

Posted on 8/21/19 8:00 AM

Constructing a pergola on an existing deck can greatly enhance your outdoor living space. The process of building a pergola on a deck versus directly on the ground has significant differences. The main obstacle to overcome when it comes to building a pergola on an existing deck is the fact that instead of anchoring the pergola to the ground, you are anchoring it to the deck. The main concern is instability because you aren't able to bury the posts into the ground. However, there are ways to build a pergola on your existing deck with sacrificing stability and safety. 

Use Post Bases 

Your pergola will have four support posts that must be anchored to the deck. Post bases will be used to accomplish this feat. These are the main support structures of the pergola. The post bases you use will be visible, so when choosing, look for visual aesthetics as well as functionality. It is important to note that when building on an existing deck, all hardware you use will be visible to family, friends, and guests. Choose decorative hardware that matches the rest of the landscape and the exterior of the home. 

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7 Millwork Renovation Projects

Posted on 4/11/19 7:00 AM

Renovation projects often enhance curb appeal while increasing property values. Others preserve a historic structure for future generations. Sometimes, the replacement of aging architectural elements also addresses safety concerns.

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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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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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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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A Look at Craftsman Style Architecture and Why It's So Popular

Posted on 11/7/18 6:00 AM

There are few architectural styles that are more distinctly American than that of Craftsman style homes and bungalows. Since the beginning of the 20th century when Craftsman style homes were introduced, they have been the most popular style of home for working-class homeowners. Let's take a brief look at the history of this unique form of architecture, what makes a Craftsman home a Craftsman home, and why they became so popular.

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Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Buying Square or Round Fiberglass Columns.

Posted on 9/5/18 11:02 AM

Ordering fiberglass columns can be overwhelming and mind-boggling when you have no idea what you should be buying in the first place.  Questions with regards to quality, manufacturer reputation, column longevity, warranty, materials and shipping come to mind. No worries, we have come up with a list of 10 questions you should ask your manufacturer when purchasing columns.

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