Interested In Building Columns? Learn the Major Styles

Types of Columns

Columns have been used for thousands of years. Primarily, they served as architectural support but became stylized to provide aesthetic appeal. The three original column orders originated from the Greeks. Soon after, the Romans created their own column style - the Tuscan. These four column styles can be used both inside and outside your home to provide an … [Read more...]

Top Home Trends From the 2014 Builder’s Show

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Attending the NAHB International Builder's Show is always inspiring. In addition to mingling with home designers and builders, we're exposed to industry trends that drive our profession. Here are some of the 2014 home trends we took note of: Efficient Appliances. Sure, energy-efficiency is always at the top of the trend lists these days. But, in this … [Read more...]

Three Major Trends In Homes for 2014

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Planning a home renovation or remodel this year? Insights into 2014 home trends can help you chart your course by selecting finishes that are stylish and will appeal to future home buyers. Here are some of our suggestions: Natural wood finishes. Wood is making a comeback, most notably as wall and ceiling accents. However, rather than the darker wood … [Read more...]