Mold Removal

  • Damage to the Home
    At it’s most basic threat level, this fungal growth can represent a structural hazard to your home. Unfortunately, the most virulent and destructive forms of the growth are often found in the places most likely to cause serious issues: on the structural supports and the beams that are holding your house together. If the growth is able to get into a porous surface, it will grow wildly, eating away at the original material. It may not look like a significant problem with the naked eye, but make no mistake, it can result in some serious damage. Mold removal is never an “option”. Whether done professionally or on your own, it needs to be done.
  • Health Concerns
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Selecting Ceramic Tile

Design Variations

It’s possible to find ceramic tile to match any color scheme or decor theme in a home. You will find pieces in soft and muted colors and textures. Bold designs and deep colors area also available. You will also find a variety of shapes such as hexagons, octagons, rectangles, and squares. Size also varies, ranging from 4.25-inch squares to as large as 24-inch squares. If you opt for handmade pieces, you may find small variations in size.

Finishes

You have many different finishes from which to choose. You might opt for high-gloss, matte, smooth, glazed, unglazed, textured, polished, or unpolished. Pieces with a high-gloss finish will appear exceptionally shiny. The downside of this finish is that scratches will … Read the rest

Selecting Composite Decks

Choose the Material First

If you are thinking about using composite decks for your home, it is a good idea to consider the vast number of options you have. You can select various wood grains, colors and sizing options to create the space. Of course, you are getting a product that is a mixture of recycled plastics and wood fibers so there is some manufacturing involved. Once you get these details picked out, the next step is to consider the overall layout and the design elements you want to add to the area to create a comprehensive and great looking space you will love.

Look to the Details

Depending on which manufacturer you buy from, chances are good you will … Read the rest

Old Plaster Walls

History

Plaster goes back thousands of years and has changed very little over the years. From colonial times plaster was installed as a wall covering. It was often mixed with things like horse hair to give it added strength. The mixture changed locally depending on the availability of certain materials, but generally the plaster was applied in a 3 coat process that provided extremely strong and durable walls. The plaster could be mixed with sand for a rougher texture or the plasterer could use brushes or other techniques to create a unique wall texture. Typically the plaster was a mix of lime or gypsum, aggregate (sand), and water

The Process

The first step in plastering a wall is installing a … Read the rest

Luxurious & Natural Rug

The Luxury of Cowhide

When you think of luxurious materials to incorporate into your home décor, cowhide may not be at the top of the list. This is a material that is easy to overlook, yet it may have a place in your home as a luxurious element that adds beauty and individuality to your home. Natural animal skin rugs of all kinds are high-end elements because of their uniqueness, and cowhide provides the rustic charm that will tone down your décor while still incorporating the luxury of animal skin in your home. This unique combination of benefits may make it ideal for your home décor.

The Intense Natural Appeal

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Start With Kitchen Remodeling Design

Determine Your Budget

Aside from everything else, you need to determine what your budget will be for the kitchen remodeling design. There are many factors that need to play a role in this, including the size and scope of the work. If you have a specific budget in mind, you can then select the materials and features for the space that fit within that budget. Some of these jobs can cause thousands of dollars while others can be very affordable. Set your budget first.

Consider the Extent of the Job

You have to think about all of the features you want and the character you want this space to have. However, you also need to consider how extensive you want … Read the rest

Look for Before Buy Siding

Consider the Style First

What style do you want to invest in? You may want to simply replace the siding you have right now with a new product. That can work very well. However, think about how you want it to look a little more. Do you want it to look like wood? Do you want it to look very modern? Things like the width of the panels and the color scheme can make a big difference in the overall change this will bring to your home. You definitely want to think about what the finished result will look like before you invest otherwise.

Think Durable

Should you buy a product that has a more durable design? You will pay … Read the rest

Ideas for Custom Framing

Serving Tray

Custom framing can enable you to design a beautiful serving tray. Your options for this piece are virtually infinite, from enlarged photographs to a collection of coins. You could even use a mirror for an inventive tray. Add handles to each side of the piece. Use the tray for serving beverages. You could also place it on a table or sideboard to hold flowers or candles.

Matting Ideas

A single mat may be standard, but explore other options to make a piece pop with color and interest. A double mat enables you to add two colors, one more subtle and one more dominant. A triple mat gives you even more opportunity to inject color into the piece. Consider … Read the rest