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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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Top Eight FAQS on Fiberglass Columns Addressed

Posted on 1/2/20 5:00 AM

Once associated with commercial buildings, fiberglass columns are now an incredibly popular fixture in residential spaces and for all the right reasons. For instance, they are incredibly durable and boast exceptional versatility. Also, when you consider their little to no maintenance, these columns are a more gentle option on your budget. If used creatively, these columns can serve as a unique focal point to your porch or deck.

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Six Things Your Two-Tier Decks Need to Stay Strong

Posted on 12/19/19 5:00 AM

A two-tier deck provides extra space where you can lounge and enjoy the sun or shade. The beautiful outdoor setting that two-tier decks create goes a long way in enhancing your home's aesthetic and resale value. Proper maintenance of your deck improves its useful life. Likewise, poor maintenance can lead to deck collapses.

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Ways on How to Give an Old House an Open Floor Plan with Columns

Posted on 12/18/19 5:00 AM

Interior walls define a space and consist of partition walls and load-bearing walls. Until the emergence of the open floor plan design in 1950, walls had always defined floorplans. The open floor plan was largely dictated by the need for a more functional space with fewer barriers.


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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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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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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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