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Behind the Trend: Mid-Century Modern

In many ways, the mid-century modern style has shaped how we define American residential architecture. Though European architects first used elements of the style in the early 20th century, American architects didn’t hesitate to make it their...

Modernizing Your Entryway on a Budget

It can be tougher to keep up with home design trends than fashion trends. Planning and implementing a remodel, even if it’s just cosmetic updates, is typically more time consuming than running out to the mall (or faster yet, clicking “buy now”)...

How to Paint the Frame of Your Entry Door Window

 

The drive to achieve the perfect design and aesthetic can sometimes overpower considerations of quality and durability. Curb appeal can take priority over product lifespan, and the desire for instant gratification can prevail over a passion for...

The 5 Most Important Exterior Features of a Mid-Century Modern Home

The mid-century modern architectural style rose to popularity between the 1930s and 1960s, smack dab in the middle of the 20 th century. Characterized by linear, geometric details, multi-level living spaces, functional design and incorporation of...

3 Ways to Keep Your House Cool Without the Energy Bill

Summer of 2019 is expected to be long, with above-average temperatures in several regions of the United States. Whether you’re facing a heat wave or just run-of-the-mill summer temperatures, it can be expensive to keep your home comfortable using...

A Quick Guide to Doorglass Terminology

While “doorglass” may seem like a self-explanatory term, there’s a lot of nuance in the language that the building industry uses to talk about it. Many people may not even be aware that there are industry terms for doors with glass panels or door...