Composite materials date back thousands of years. A composite material is manmade. It is made is made of several different materials.. They have different chemical and physical properties. The bricks the Egyptians made are a great example of a composite material. There are many composite materials used by contractors. They are used for certain areas on a house as well as building bridges and boats. More advanced composite materials are used on airplanes and spacecraft.
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The planning and budgeting phase of any remodeling project is over loaded with decisions to be made. These decisions are mostly the design elements and product selections. However, remodeling, unlike building a new home, almost always involves patching and renovating to an existing area. Ideally, the remodeled and unaltered areas will meet at the transition from one room to another at a door or doorway.
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Crown moldings are one of the architectural features that can really add value to your home.
They add a visual presence that can make a home feel more upscale. Done well, they instantly say this home is well-crafted and solid. Unless you are lucky enough to live in an older home beautifully appointed with lovely crown moldings, you may find yourself feeling like your home is lacking in architectural details that give it distinction. Continue reading →
Welcome to the wonderful world of interior trim. From baseboards to casings, from crowns to railings, trim is a design element that adds depth, detail and richness to a room. But it has become so common, so ubiquitous, that many people don’t give it much thought. We go to the local lumber store or big-box home center and purchase a few feet of “colonial” or “ranch” moldings and then call it a day. That’s a shame, as there are so many profiles, sizes, materials and more. Continue reading →