Home Photos & Features

March 28, 2016

How Custom Curved Wood Stair Rails Are Made

Have you ever visited a home, seen one on TV, or viewed one in a magazine and wondered "How in the world do they get those curved stair rails bent like that?".  Well, you're not alone!  Those rails usually lead to railings on the next level that are straight ...

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March 5, 2014

Home Buying With A Garage

Include The Garage In Your Home Search

GaragesWhen it comes to home shopping, it's easy to concentrate on the most common aspects of a home such as the number of bedrooms & bathrooms, the home's finishes, and the kitchen and appliances.  What's somewhat easy to overlook ...

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March 3, 2014

What is a Coffered Ceiling?

Coffered Ceilings - What are they?

In construction, a "coffer" refers to a sunken panel, so a coffered ceiling is a design that incorporates a series of these panels.  The most common shapes for coffers are square, octagon, diamond, and occasionally you'll see unique shapes that don't adhere ...

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March 2, 2014

What is a Circulating Hot Water System?

How long do you have to wait for hot water?

Let's do a quick run-down of how a traditional water tank heating system works.  Cold water is fed into your tank from your supplier (city supply or well).  Inside the water tank are some heating elements that ...

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March 1, 2014

Tankless Water Heaters vs Traditional Tank

Deciding Between Tankless and Tank Hot Water Systems

You're about to go into the new construction phase, or perhaps your tank has tanked and you're checking out your options.  Maybe you're rennovating and hot water supply is on the list.  You've heard tidbits of ...

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March 2, 2013

Luxury Home Foyer Domes

Ceiling Domes - A Great Architectural Feature

Everyone has a few things that seem to rank higher up on the list of impressiveness when it comes to finishes.  Back in the mid-90's or so, in this area the number of domes seen in new construction seemed to increase.  ...

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