One of the most overlooked, yet distinctive, elements of your home's exterior are the shutters. If you don't have them your house probably looks a little naked, and if they're the wrong color or style the house just looks off-balance. Choosing the right style and an updated color for your shutters provides a huge boost in curb appeal and value.
All residential and commercial structures will consist of architectural features that are classified as millwork. Traditionally, millwork products were defined as those components that were woodmill produced, including doors, trim, and crown moldings. Today, architectural millwork products include items made from wood alternatives such as plastic polymers and high-density polyurethane (HDP). Polyurethane (PU) has become a preferred architectural material over plastics and supports green initiatives by reducing our dependence on the country's dwindling timber reserves.
If you're considering elevating your home's elegance with unique, quality millwork, you might want to consider using polyurethane products.
Polyurethane is an ozone-safe material that not only offers a timelessly elegant look to any home, but also offers several incredible safety and convenience features. Here are a few facts about polyurethane to consider when updating or designing your home:
Buying architectural products like molding, columns, railing systems etc. can potentially put a big dent in a projects budget; but it does not have to! Small little changes can add up to big savings in the long run if you stay consistent with them.
Guest Post: Author - Isabelle Clibborn
Restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, hotels, banks, shopping malls and other commercial establishments are usually the prime targets of burglars and thieves all over the world.
Due to this, it only makes sense that such establishments provide themselves with sufficient avant-garde safety and security equipment to make sure all potential thieves are deterred, most especially during the non-working hours where there’s no one around to safeguard the entire place.
"My favorite word for greek revival houses is capacious. They are not colonials," says historian John Crosby Freeman, who grew up in one. They were built well into the 19th century, but they are unornamented, not gingerbread darlings. Greek Revival is the style that arrived between eras. At first used in public and civic buildings, Greek Revival became the overriding style for houses during the 1830's and 1840's, and did not fade until after the civil war. The rather obvious architectural model was the Greek temple. Besides columns - barely discernible as corner pilasters on many houses - Greek motifs define the style. These buildings were not seen as replicas, though, but as an innovative and politically appropriate form.
Did you know there is a big difference between restoring a house and rehabilitating one? Restoring your home involves faithfully repairing and re-creating a building's original architectural elements so that it closely resembles its appearance at a previous point in time. Rehabilitating your home is more interpretive - it involves making the structure sound and usable again and retaining whatever original features are possible to save, but not necessarily restoring things that have gone missing. For new owners of old houses, deciding which approach to use is the first logical step in helping map out repairs. These basic rules for sensitive historic rehabilitation - based on the secretary of the interior's standards used to enforce the Federal Rehabilitation Incentive Tax Program - office sound advice.
A Montana builder set out to improve the country's employment rate by sourcing American-made building materials throughout an entire home.
Introducing the Rustic America Collection
The Rustic America Collection from Worthington Millwork offers a distinctive architectural elegance which will provide your home with beautiful curb appeal unlike any other in your neighborhood. We offer the finest quality and workmanship in both our Pecky Cypress and Natural Wood Grain.
Making a corner shelf is much easier than you probably ever thought! You only need a few supplies and it can be completed in 4 simple steps!
Shutters have become very popular with interior designers. I personally have always found shutters to have a country or beach type of feel to them. They can really liven up a room and also be a conversation piece. All of these projects you can see below are very simple to do with shutters and also brackets. You can find old ones or buy new right from our website! We have