5 Great Blogs to Follow for Fall Door Decorations

Nov 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Entry Point For the Holidays

Nothing puts the home in the holidays like driving up to your front door and walking through an entryway decked out for the season. In case you're having a hard time getting inspired this year, we've put together a list of ten blogs to follow to get some wonderful ideas on how to embrace the crisp air, bright leaves, and fun festivities that are here. Click on each image to start exploring fall door decorations!

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Pro Tips for Snow-Proofing Your Historic Home Windows This Winter

Nov 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The wood in your historic home windows may be more than a century old. This means your home is a treasure-trove of “old growth” wood, which is very expensive and hard to find today. By preserving your historic windows and adding storm windows, you can keep the charm and appeal of your home without sacrificing energy efficiency.

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Topics: Home Remodeling

Get Ready for Winter: 5 Window Insulation Tips for Your Home

Nov 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

There is something about the term “window insulation” that can send more chills up the spine of capable do-it-yourselfers than a window plagued by cracks and gaps on a cold winter day.

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Debunking Misconceptions About Interior Design

Oct 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Shaking Dust Off the Facts

What comes to mind when you hear the words Interior Design? Chances are, few of these thoughts are positive ones. The design world has long been plagued by such misunderstanding, but it does in fact have much to offer you as a homeowner. It can be hard to know where to begin a home or room remodel, and many have made the mistake of believing the misnomers and endeavored to tackle these important projects alone. 

Whether or not you've learned this lesson the hard way, below are some of the top misconceptions about interior design -- along with some corrections.

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Topics: Home Remodeling

Top 5 Windows of the World

Oct 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The eyes are our windows out to the universe and inward to the soul. Likewise, a home’s windows offer a unique perspective to its exterior view and a fascinating look at the people who inhabit the space within. No other building component has quite the same impact on a home’s curb appeal and livability. Today, manufacturers offer more choices of windows than ever before, with dozens of framing options, security features and insulating alternatives. As building technology continues to evolve, windows are becoming more important than ever, particularly in the green, or sustainable, design movement.

Photographers have been fascinated by windows for years. Portuguese artist Andre Vicente Goncalves has devoted a great deal of his time to photographing the diverse architecture – and in particular, windows - of countries around the globe. Inspired by his popular photo series, “Windows of the World,” we thought it would be fun to take a look at the different ways homeowners around the world use the most common styles of windows to enhance their home’s architecture and express their personalities.

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